There is nothing wrong with going to the salon, but it never hurts to have a do-it-at-home method for all your beauty needs.
Sometimes you may just want to give yourself a mini-pedicure in between salon visits and this is how you can easily do it yourself. Check it out!
1. Gather your materials. A foot spa is ideal, but if you can’t afford one, a basic foot scrub product will do, or soak your feet in the tub with some bath salts. Other tools needed: pedicure paddle/pumice stone, manicure/pedicure sticks, nail clipper, toe separator, choice of nail polish, foot cream.
2. Before soaking feet, clip your nails straight across and remove any old nail polish.
3. After soaking feet, use your pedicure sticks to gently remove any dirt hiding under your toenails, as well as push back and oil cuticles.
4. Take your pedicure paddle or pumice stone and softly rub the bottom of your feet to reduce callouses and/or harsh heels. For those suffering from extreme callouses try BUTTER LONDON’s Rock Off Glycolic Callous Peel (.02 oz, $30, ULTA).
5. Skip using base coat for your toenails, simply apply and then re-apply your nail color. Use toe separators to make applying the polish easier. Polish left, middle, right side of toe and be sure not to use an excessive amount of polish. Finish with a top coat that is chip-resistant.
6. As a rule of thumb, even if your toenail polish stays on for a long time it is still best practice to remove it every two weeks for healthy toenails. While you can repeat the pedicure process every two weeks, daily washing of your feet and using a foot cream to reduce cracks and dry feet will maintain clean and moisturized feet.
Slip your toes in a cute pair of sandals, and walk it out!