Monday, January 6, 2014

LUSH = Soft Soles

Do you make New Year's Resolutions?

I don't.

For a gazillion reasons.

But ... I would like to take better care of my feet. (ha ... for reals) And last summer a friend introduced me to LUSH products. If you've never heard of them and if you've never been inside of one of their stores ... you are missing out on an unique experience.

We went to their store in Salt Lake City, and we sat at the kitchen table in the middle of the store. While we received wonderful hand massages, using their scrubs, sugars, and cleansers, another customer sat at the other end of the table and had her hair colored with henna. An employee applied it for her, and she left with it on her head (honestly, it looked like a pile of cow poo).

As the daughter of a hair dresser, I asked how they could color someone's hair without a cosmetology license. I can't remember their answer, but it seemed reasonable. And now I realize I've digressed with my story ... but the cow-poo-looking henna was distracting, and I did ask the customer if she'd done it before. She said yes, and that she absolutely loved the results. She said she'd go home and wait for a few hours before washing it out and that the color was always amazing. Hmm. Seemed too risky for me, but there are great "after" pictures all over the internet if you're curious!

Anyhow ... back to the point of my story: My hands felt great! I asked what kind of products they had for feet, and I fell in love with the products I took home that day. They worked like a charm on my dry, cracked, and calloused soles.

Last week, I took some of my Christmas gift money (thanks to my generous in-laws) and bought more.

Here's what I do:

1. Apply the VOLCANO mask to my feet.

2. Wrap my feet in plastic wrap and wait twenty minutes. Read a book. Relax.

3. Remove the wrap and then sit on the side of tub or carefully step into the shower.

4. Break off a quarter of the STEPPING STONE (only a quarter, because it fizzes and dissolves in water, which is really cool) and scrub it against feet to remove and clean off the VOLCANO. This cleans off the rough and dry skin from feet. Rinse. Dry.

5. Lather feet in LEMONY FLUTTER, stick feet into softest socks, and go to bed for the night. Then wake up with softer soles!

Now, disclaimer here: the Lemony Flutter is actually intended for cuticle care, but because my feet were so bad, the sales person recommended I use this on my feet, and I LOVE IT! If your feet aren't actually that dry, maybe you should use Fair Trade Foot Lotion from Lush instead. :)

And on Lush's website, their foot-care instructions are slightly different than mine. So check it out: CLICK HERE and then scroll down and decide for yourself, but with either method these Lush products are AWESOME!!

I hope 2014 brings you some soft soles. ;)

How about you?
Do you have a favorite foot care product?


  1. These products sound amazing and I *just might* give them a try, since you endorse them and I trust your word (not that I will love all the products, but that they're worth trying out) Up until this point, my feet's (I'm quite sure that's not a real word) favorite foot care product has been shoes. Yeeeaaah. Shoes. Because I go barefoot all the time. Like, ALL the time. Even in the snow. If it's just to dash outside for a second. So, yeah, my feet love shoes. I, however, don't *yet* have a favorite foot care product.

  2. I so have the same problem with my feet. Right now I'm 9 months pregnant, so yeah, haven't seen them in a while and I'm sure they need a LOT of TLC. What a perfect way to use some of my leftover Christmas money! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Hi, I shared this at my blog awhile back. I found an over the counter product that also works for dry, cracked heels. I swear by it. O'Keeffe's for Healthy Feet. Not cheap, but sooo worth it. It might have the same ingredients as yours but just one cream does the trick. I like the pampered 'spa experience' of yours though :)

  4. I'm not familiar with that brand, but it looks really good. I know it's kind of old school, but I really like the Avon foot scrubs. They work well and smell great.