Summer Sandal Survival

When warm weather hits feet come out in the open. Better polish them up!


There are a ton of purple- tinged fuchsia lipsticks this season, and Givenchy created this vibrant lilac nail lacquer to complement its own shade. It’s right in step with everything summer ’13.

Givenchy Le Vernis Intense Color Nail Lacquer in Croisiére Purple, $20,


Banish toe fuzz with these discreet little strips. Warm them between your palms and when the “Nair” logo disappears, they’re ready to rip.

Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Perfect Temp Body Wax Strips, $8,


This 60-minute indulgence features Tata Harper face products—like her Regenerating Cleanser and Resurfacing Mask, as well as her Revitalizing Body Oil—which are applied during a 10-minute foot massage.

Tata Harper Pedicure at Tenoverten at Le Parker Meridien, $75,


This clear gel-polish hardens under natural light within five minutes and helps extend the life of your pedicure.

Julep Freedom Polymer Top Coat, $18,


Feet are a notoriously difficult body part to self-tan. Give them a subtle, foolproof sheen with this golden lotion.

St. Tropez Gold Skin Illuminator, $22.50,


This beeswax-based balm creates a slippery barrier to help keep blisters at bay.

Sole Goddess Blister Protection Foot Balm, $19,


When it comes to breaking in summer sandals, Beauty Director Jane Larkworthy swears by good old Band-Aids. “These hang on for dear life and don’t come off until you peel them off,” she says. “I buy them in bulk.”

Band-Aid Tough Strips Adhesive Bandages, $4.79,


Give feet a midday break with this lightweight spray. Bonus: It also contains anti-bacterial (read: deodorizing) tea tree oil.

Elemis Spa At Home Tea Tree SOS Spray, $42,


A full day of sandal stomping can leave feet crying for help. Soothe them with this natural oil-based lotion, which is loaded with cooling menthol.

Sam’s Natural Foot Relief Cream, $10,


Like an acid peel for your feet, this roll-on works away at rough patches for super smooth, scale-free skin.

Butter London Rock On Glycolic Callus Peel, $30,