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Pedicure at home can turn into a relaxing ritual. Especially after a Summer where I’ve mainly spent my days at the beach, I feel like I need this more than ever. Unwind while reading this article, together with a warm cup of tea and let’s get silky smooth skin again.

Hello, my soft feet

To begin my pedicure, I’m going to soak my feet in lukewarm water. For a hint of a gorgeous smell, I would add a few drops of essential oils in my water. I normally spend 5 to 10 minutes there, thinking about my day or trying to do a form of a quick meditation. In this way, I would feel like I’m actually winning more time to my day, than just impatiently wait for the water to do its job.

The Scholl Velvet Smooth file

My home pedicure ritual then continues with this velvet smooth file from Scholl infused with marine minerals. My feet had never looked so moisturised and ready for the day ahead. The process: I just take my file and with firm movements I focus on my heels and the sole of my foot. What I love about this product is that it doesn’t take long to see the results. I maximum spend 10 minutes for both of my feet. Furthermore, if you haven’t tried an electric foot file before, I’d say it’s about high time to give this one a go.

Shaping the nails

Shaping my nails comes next. Also, I’m blessed with a shape that I’m happy with, so after I cut my toe nails, I just go over them with a file to ensure they look even. I don’t tend to get cuticles here, but if I do I’m just pushing them back with a stick or my nail file.

Two coats of nail polish, please

As the care part of my ritual has finished, the next thing is to apply my nail polish. I always ensure that I apply two coats of it for a lasting effect. I’ve fell in love with this OPI nail polish. Also, a premium black will give you that expensive looking pedicure, so I love to wear it as often as I can.

Get me ready

As a last step (I promise) of my pedicure at home, I ensure that I’m wearing this Scholl anti-perspirant foot spray. I’ve been using this product for about 3 years now and I have to say that it keeps my feet fresh all day. As basic as it might sound, we have to always look after our skincare, including the one of our feet.

All in all, I’m very happy with how my pedicure turned out and if you’re currently going to the salon to get it done, I can 100% recommend that you try my tips for a faster and more relaxing experience. Get that time in for yourself and disconnect from the everyday stress. Do this for you.

Also, I’m very curious, have you ever tried to create a ritual alongside your pedicure or manicure?

Lots of love,

Andrada

Watching the rain dripping on the cafe’s window in June, makes me feel a little bit nostalgic (not that it’s hard for me to get into that mood anyway). Sometimes, I really need to find inspiration in things that surround me in order for me to feel positive, driven, even motivated. Scent does it for me very well. Besides the empowerment ‘power’ perfume gives me, it sets me in a different mood or scenario. Sensual, delicate and (dare to say) feminine, this perfume reveals two sides of me.

The Powerful Me

I’m one of those coffee lovers who love drinking coffee for hours (the same one until it goes cold to the point that it’s undrinkable), so I really need something to distract me from not spending my time wisely. Some days, applying make-up makes me feel more ‘put together’ & ready for action, but other days perfume helps me focus and find my inner strength to get on with it. I’m known for loving strong scents such as oud, bergamot, amber and many interesting others.

Somehow, Aura grew on me over the years. I first smelled it when it launched in an airport; I don’t usually like new scents because most brands want to play it safe lately: same sweet usual scent. With Aura, it was the opposite: love from the first smell. When I first get a perfume, I like to try it out with different outfits, some are made for elegant outfits, some are made for casual ones and some are for both. I believe it’s how you ultimately wear them that makes the real difference. This look says power, ready to be the queen of my own kingdom. The feminine scent really gives me that inner power to come up with a to do list and ace the V marks by the end of the day.

The Elegant Me

Worn in a different circumstance, Aura makes me feel elegant and sexy. I believe you know by now that my name ‘notagirlygal’ does stand for femininity and seductive power, but from the perspective of a powerful woman, not from a ‘sweet angel’ perspective. I need a strong perfume to express myself and feel that the scent can keep up with me. Worn with this beautiful dress, the perfume is the only element that complements the outfit. Dare to wear it!

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Feeling inspired yet?

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The Mugler Aura was launched in 2017, by the Mugler House and it’s currently favourite by various women around the world. Get yours now on Notino and start your journey to more inspiration, motivation and passion for living.

Until next time,

NotAGirlyGal