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Every bride wants to look her best from head to toe on her wedding day, and in a bit of a change of direction for a make-up artist, for this month's article I have decided to focus on the latter of these. Pretty feet complemented by a pair of killer heels can help to empower any bride, and well cared for feet can also ensure that she can enjoy every moment on the dance floor without a moment's discomfort. With that in mind, here are a few great ways to pumper yourself and your feet before your wedding day.
One of the secrets to feet that look and feel great is finding the right expert to be able to take care of them. Two years ago my husband Andrew treated me to a holiday at the One and Only resort in the Maldives, which had an absolutely incredible spa with a visiting expert by the name of Bastien Gonzalez. On that occasion I wasn't lucky enough to be able to go for a treatment, but by chance on my honeymoon this year I stayed at a hotel where Bastien's services were again available. Not wanting to miss out a second time, I took the plunge and booked an appointment with Steve Desobeau, one of the therapists Bastien has personally trained.
Bastien's treatments are unique due to the combination of the buffing technique he's developed, that left me feeling like I had 10 miniature pieces of art for toes, finished off with a massage designed to help improve joint mobility and blood circulation. Prior to my session with Steve I had suffered from corns for a number of years, that previous treatments had failed to fully resolve, but after this one session they were gone and haven't returned. The good news for brides to be Is that you don't need to leave London to be able to try Bastien's services, as he works at The Cadogan Hotel. Online booking can be made on Bastien's website.
Another great option to consider is Beauchamp Foot Care in Knightsbridge, where I tend to go every few months. What they do for me there that I cannot do myself at home is that they really effectively cut of all of the dead skin on my feet using tools and machines specifically designed for this job. This is another option I would recommend to brides, as it is a great complement to the pedicure you can do yourself at home during the intervening months.
Finally, one beauty idea that I have seen which I thought was very cute is, for brides who have long dress and whose toes will not be on show too much, consider painting your toes in blue so they can be your "something blue". I love Essie Borrowed and Blue Light Wedding Colour.