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Your feet may be bundled into layers of wool socks and chunky boots this winter, but that’s no excuse to deny your tootsies the attention they deserve. Letting yourself go a little is tempting during the colder months, but it’s a slippery slope. One day you’ll have everything under control, the next you’ll be in full ‘wild woman mode’ with - heaven forbid - unshaved legs and chipped nail polish!

A pedi is an instant pick-me-up that’ll make you feel super pulled-together when the weather is going cray outside. During the colder months, the more intensive the attention your feet receive, the better. I was fortunate to review a Power Hour Pedicure (a very reasonable R245 for 60 minutes) by beauty therapist Norma at Sorbet at The Point in Sea Point, along with a paraffin dip (R70) for an extra moisture boost.

The treatment kicked off with a warm, soapy foot soak and some vigorous foot-filing. I’m ultra-ticklish, but - as Norma’s apt name tag read - I was ‘in good hands’ and managed to control my reflexes enough to avoid kicking her in the face.

The best bit:
The decadent paraffin dip was the treatment highlight. Norma placed my feet into bags containing a hot, red, oily liquid which promptly hardened to a white wax upon contact with my feet. I was given a pair of booties to keep my feet warm for the duration of the treatment.

Hot paraffin wax has amazing moisturising properties and works by increasing blood flow to the feet, opening pores and allowing for deep hydration. I was worried that the angry-looking red liquid would scorch my feet, but the sensation of the wax hardening on my feet was luxurious and comforting.

Products to take home:
Sorbet’s good-enough-to-eat Pomegranate and Grapefruit Sugar Scrub, used as an exfoliation during the treatment, is a must-have along with any polish from Sorbet’s own professional range.

Picking my polish colour was a conundrum, but I eventually settled on a juicy purple-pink called Berry Special(I was pleasantly surprised to learn that every Sorbet carries an extensive range of bath and body, skincare, and hand and foot-care products, most of which are conveniently available at Clicks stores too - bonus!).

Trends to try:
A little birdie at Sorbet told me that pastels and nudes are right on-trend this winter, especially when paired with an accent nail in a contrasting colour. Look no further than Sorbet’s extensive professional nail polish range for everything you need to put your best foot forward this winter.

I left feeling perfectly pampered and will no doubt continue to invest in regular Power Hour Pedi’s to keep my feet in tip-top condition throughout the cold snap.

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