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6 Simple Steps for the Perfect Pedicure

Posted on April 22 2016

After an entire winter of keeping your feet under the cover of socks and boots, the start of ‘Sandal Season’ is a great time to give those toes a little love with a DIY pedicure.

What you'll need:

  • Foot Soak
  • Pumice Stone
  • Callous file
  • Emery board
  • Nail clipper
  • Exfoliating Scrub
  • Moisturizer
  • Toe separators
  • Nail Polish

        Step 1: A Softening Soak

          Remove any old polish and pour a salt-based foot soak into a basin of warm water.  Submerge your feet for 10 minutes. This will soften up and dead skin, callouses and cuticles.

          Oleavine Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak $14.60


          Step 2: File and exfoliate

          Use a pumice stone on the roughest spots. Then, while they’re still slightly wet, scrub both feet with a foot file. Start with the coarsest grain and finish smoothing with the fine grain side. Finally, finish removing any leftover dead skin with an exfoliating foot scrub.


          Tweezerman LTD Soft Grip Foot File $10.99


          Pure Body Naturals Tea Tree Oil Body and Foot Scrub $14.50


          Step 3: Shape


          Use a clipper to trim your toenails straight across so they’re about even with the top of your toes (leave just a hint of white tip). Next, use an emery board underneath the edge to gently shape and smooth each nail.

          Ms. Manicure Pretty in Pink Manicure Set $5.99

          Step 4: Cuticles

          Use a cuticle softener at the base of each nail and let sit for a couple of minutes before using a cuticle pusher to push them back. After this step, use the basin once more to rinse your feet, then dry with a towel.

          Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover $6.85


          Step 5: Polish

          Put toe separators on both feet, and get comfortable.  Apply 1-2 coats of color and then finish with your favorite top coat. For a smooth, even, long-lasting pedicure, use thin layers of polish and allowing each coat to dry before applying the next.


          Step 6: Moisturize

          After nails are completely dry, use a moisturizing foot cream to give your feet a final boost of hydration.


          Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Crème $8.79

          Now your feet are ready. Go get those cute, strappy sandals that have been sitting in the closet all year and show off those pretty toes!

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