The Bath & Unwind product swap: It’s just me, myself and my feet…

Margaret Dabbs Discovery KitI am here to talk to you about something that sends shivers down the spines of many of the Bath & Unwind team. Many people possess an irrational fear of these alien-looking appendages. You can’t escape them; they follow you wherever you go. I’m talking, of course, about feet.

The brief for the Bath & Unwind great product swap was to choose something for another person that they would not have tried otherwise. When I was approached to find out what I don’t tend to use as part of my beauty regime, my feet were the obvious area of my body that I have been neglecting. So, my ‘Santa’ Annie bought me the Margaret Dabbs Discovery Kit for Feet, (at which some of my colleagues recoiled in horror, not at the beautifully presented, generously sized, four piece kit, but the idea of spending any more time than is absolutely necessary with feet.

The kit has been sitting in my bathroom for weeks now, so last night, in the spirit of trying something new, I decided to give my feet a real pampering. It was good timing, having just come back from WOMAD festival (see my post for getting festival ready here).

I opted to go straight in for an intense scrub of the dead skin on the balls and sides of my feet with the incredible Exfoliating Foot Mousse. The main ingredient after water in this mousse is pumice, a wonderful reinterpretation of the classic pumice stone, which allows you to annihilate the unpleasant skin that leaves feet rough and uncomfortable. Once I got over how ticklish my feet are, I was very impressed by the efficacy of this scrub, and it left my feet unbelievably soft.

Following my intense scrub down, I used the Intensive Treatment Foot Oil, a dry oil that gives long-lasting rehydration to cracked skin and toenails. The oil has a very pungent citrus aroma of lemon myrtle, renowned for its antimicrobial properties, and great for combating fungal and other skin complaints. I think I used a bit to much, as it took a while to absorb completely, but I was very impressed by the results.

Hobbit feet: not a good lookFinally, before I went to bed, I treated my feet to the Intensive Hydrating Foot Lotion, which absorbed quickly and left the skin supple and soft.

Overall, I have been blown away by the quality of the Margaret Dabbs products I have tried, and the results I achieved. My star product has to be the wonderful Exfoliating Foot Mousse, although the oil and lotion were also excellent, and I look forward to trying out the Hydrating Foot Soak.

I can’t believe my feet have been left unloved for so long, (although they were never quite as bad as the picture above!).

Olivia

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