Anna Hart runs South Molton St Style, a fashion and lifestyle blog packed with beautiful images and helpful tips for anyone seeking a bit of style guidance or inspiration. We sent her along to our spa at The Ned to try our new Detox Pedicure - the perfect treat for post-summer feet before they go into their winter 'hibernation'...
'It’s easy to forget about your feet when the colder months arrive with them being buried in shoes and socks, but after a summer of bright coloured nail polishes, sand and welly-clad festivals my hooves are looking anything from presentable by the time autumn comes along. Even though I go for regular massages to treat aches and pains in my back, neck and shoulders I hadn’t considered offering the same TLC to my feet.
As a longterm fan of Cowshed, when the team invited me to try out the Detox Pedicure I jumped at the chance; the treatment makes total sense. Working to prepare the skin for winter; exfoliating, buffing and tidying the feet. For those new to the spas, they offer everything you want from a pamper session: big comfy chairs, your favourite films on the TV and an impressive list of drinks (from teas to bubbles).
I’m pretty up to date with Cowshed’s products as I use them at home, but their Spearmint Scrub was new for me. The mint literally cools the skin, taking the pains from pounding the pavements away. As someone who often suffers with aches in the balls of my feet (and having tried a lot of products) I can honestly say nothing felt better than this.
As well as the usual Cowshed pedicure processes my nails were filed, shaped and oiled; the team use a couple of different serums on the nails to remove nail varnish staining and encouraging the natural pinks and whites to shine through. After a buff my toes had never looked better!
My favourite part of the treatment was the neck and shoulder massages whilst you let a lavender treatment mask do its work on your feet. Cowshed is renowned for including this in some of their massages and it makes the experience so much better – you leave feeling like you’ve had a full body treatment.
If you’re someone who’s about to shove the ankle boots on until Spring, I wholeheartedly recommend doing this.'