Scholl Night Mask review
I know some of you will be looking for a distraction from the World Cup football so I thought I’d briefly tell you about a new product I tried and LOVED.
This month’s Glossybox contained, amongst many other summer goodies, a tube of Scholl Velvet Smooth Night Mask. Now I have not mentioned my Glossy boxes previously as this is, and always will be, a nail-centred blog. However, what I love about this subscription box is you can dip in and out for a month at a time (whenever something featured in the previews takes your fancy). The only downfall, and one I am constantly scuppered by is you can’t tell them what you absolutely don’t want. For me, and my nut allergy, this is a bit of a bummer.
I should also add, for those squeamish about feet that THERE ARE NO PICTURES OF FEET IN THIS REVIEW! I personally don’t mind a pedi pic but I know there are A LOT of feet haters out there.
I loved the look of this box; it was colourful and summery and it was a celebration for 50 years of Superdrug. For some people this was a negative. I saw a lot of people complaining that Glossybox’s original aim was to showcase ‘high-end’ brands. For me the Superdrug box was a winner. Who wants to fall in love with a product they can’t afford or get hold of easily anyway?
Superdrug is one of my preferred high-street beauty stores. It offers all the essentials at a really reasonable price – and that’s not counting all their regular 342 offers.
So the one product I tried the same night I received it was the Night Mask. I did a full at-home pedicure:
- soak feet in hot, bubbly water
- trim nails
- cut cuticles (optional – I actually never do this. 1. my cuticles aren’t very noticeable 2. who’s got time for that?)
- use a scrub all over the feet (granulated sugar works just as well as expensive scrubs but shh don’t tell anyone)
- soak again
- dry off feet on a warm, fluffy towel
- buff and file nails
- for stubborn hard skin you can also use a foot file at this point (again it’s optional, some might find it unnecessary)
- smooth over an intensively moisturising foot cream
- apply cotton socks while feet are still tacky
- go to bed (you don’t have to go to bed right away, just leave the socks on overnight)
Another tip here is to do foot treatment and nail painting on two separate evenings. I find that way it helps you concentrate more time and effort on the condition of your feet. Also it means there’s no excess oils lingering on the nail bed that could interfere with polish adhesion.
So the Scholl Night Mask was lurverly! It had a thick, intensive feel on massaging into the skin that made it feel like it was working to soften the skin right away. The product claims to hydrate for up to 24 hours but I felt the affect days after using – even asking my man days later to ‘feel how soft my feet are’ as I was so impressed with it (and yes, that request was met with the cold, hard stare of indignance).
I’m sure you could skip the socks step but I love to feel my products working hard and the added heat and extra absorption is definitely worth the extra effort.
The 60ml tube costs £7.99, which when you consider how many pedicures you’ll get out of it is a good price for such pleasing results. It’s also the perfect time of year for getting your feet in tip-top condition and sandal ready.
Do you have any pedicure tricks that I missed? Will you be trying Scholl Night Mask?