DIY Perfect Pedicure At Home

by - June 29, 2019

Whenever I'm trying to save some money splurging on pedicures isn't always doable, but giving myself one from home is. Especially now that my feet are in desperate need of a fresh new pedicure, I thought it was the perfect occasion to share with you guys how I transformed my feet from fugly to fab! Thankfully it's a lot easier to achieve than you think just follow my ultimate guide on how to give yourself a salon-worthy pedicure from home. 

1.) Sanitizing Your Nail Tools.

Start off by sanitizing your tools with soap and water. Once dried, disinfect them with rubbing alcohol. 

2.) Remove Your Old Nail Polish.

Next, it's time to get rid of your old nail polish. Soak a cotton ball in nail polish remover to get rid of any leftover polish and any excess oil.

3.) Soak Your Feet.

Grab a bucket and fill it with warm water. Add your favorite bath salt and soak your feet for 10-15 minutes to allow your feet to soften. Remove your feet from the water and use a pumice stone to gently remove the calluses from under your feet. 

4.) Trimming Your Nails.

Dry your feet with a towel and gently push back your cuticles. Don't remove them because cuticles protect your nails from bacteria. Then, trim your nails straight across to avoid obtaining ingrown toenails. File the nails in one direction as filing back and forth (sawing motion) will only make your nail bed fragile and cause breakage. Afterward, buff your nails to make them smooth.

5.) Moisturizing Your Feet.


 Massage your feet with a hydrating lotion of choice to help moisturize your feet. Then apply cuticle oil to each individual toenail. Make sure to massage the oil on your cuticles and the sides of your nails. 

6.) Painting Your Nails.

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Grab a cotton ball soaked with rubbing alcohol to remove any oily residue that can cause your nail polish to chip. Use a toe separator (If you have one.) Apply a basecoat, and once dried, apply a thin layer of nail polish (I recommend two coats) letting the polish dry in between coats. Lastly, finish off with a top coat to seal in the polish.

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