Pedicure at Home
There are some things I just don’t have time to do… a pedicure is one of them. If only there was a nail place near me that stayed open past 9PM! But there isn’t, so instead of spending money on my toes (and trying to find the time), I’ve been giving myself pedicures lately at home. Truthfully, I cannot believe I have never done this before… DIY pedicures are super easy and relaxing.
Pedicure at Home
How to give yourself a Pedicure at Home in 6 easy steps!
Pedicure at Home:
1. Soak your feet.
Get a great big bowl, fill it with warm water, add some Epson salt (and optional: your favorite scented oil) and dip your feet on in! Keep them soaked for 10-15 minutes. Personally, I love to pop the bowl in front of the TV and just relax while my toes soak.
After 10-15 minutes, slowly take your feet out of the warm water and dry them off thoroughly. Take each foot and begin to exfoliate with a pumice pad. Concentrate on getting your heel and the ball of your foot. You will actually feel the difference pretty immediately. As they do when you get a professional pedicure, take some scrub and gently massage it on your calves and ankles, it will feel so good (and smell delicious!). *You can still be doing this in your TV room, just make sure you have a towel underneath your bowl.
Once your feet and legs have been thoroughly rinsed and dried from the exfoliating, take some cream and lather your toes. Rub the cream in so that it’s moisturizing your feet and leaving them soft and smooth. This is my favorite part!
4. Trim those nails!
And then the trimming begins! Take your nail clipper and trim your toenails to your desired length.
You can purchase cuticle softener in any drug store, take this and squeeze a small amount over each of your toenails. This will soften the cuticle and make it easier to push them back before you polish. If you have a cuticle push stick, you will need this right now… and gently push back the cuticles.
6. Polish away!
Find your perfect color and start polishing! I recommend 2 coats and then a top coat.
You, too can do a Pedicure at Home!!
Your toenails will look beautiful and you will have saved time and money… !