Three words: Christmas. Party. Season. For most of us (aside from the one obligatory scrooge in every friendship group), these can be some of the most exciting words of the year. The LBDs are out, it is finally acceptable to wear a glittery eyeshadow AND a statement lipstick in combination, and hair reaches whole new heights of back combing as we all head out into the (hopefully manageable) snow to drink, eat and dance the night away throughout December.
Yet, hark….what’s that screaming you can hear? Ladies, it is coming from your feet, which are positively HATING all of your Christmas cheer, and the agonizing stiletto-wearing which goes hand in hand with it. ‘Not another party’, they protest, ‘let’s stay in with a movie and a sensible pair of slippers on the sofa’. But to no avail. Our tortured tootsies are paid no heed as the 4½ inchers go on and stay on until the early hours. Ouch.
The team at Carnation Footcare (www.carnationfootcare.co.uk) feel your pain, and they are committed to ensuring that your feet can enjoy the party as much as you do, with minimal damage. Sensible shoes and party dresses are simply not an agreeable partnership, so follow these tips to keep your feet glamorous rather than gammy in your skyscrapers this Noel:
• To ensure feet are at their partying peak for this season’s stilettos, start by using Carnation Exfoliating Foot Scrub. Containing apricot seed and walnut shell, it works to exfoliate and smooth feet in preparation for your dancing shoes.
• After exfoliating, use a soothing cream to nourish and revive cracked heels. Carnation Cracked Heel Cream contains urea to intensively moisturise feet, leaving them soft and flake-free.
• Once your feet are in top condition, don’t forget to pop a Carnation Anti-Blister Stick into your bag. It will leave a subtle ‘second-skin’ on sore spots to help avoid blisters appearing.
• Lastly, make sure you slip Carnation Tip Toes into your shoes - invisible gel cushions that help to alleviate the pressure from your killer heels.