Thursday, July 14, 2011

10 Easy Steps to the perfect pedicure.

As you know, one of my summer goals is to get a really good pedicure. I have the gift card and all, but I'm saving it until right before our Martha's Vineyard vacation. My feet really couldn't make it that long without some TLC, so I decided to pamper myself a few nights ago when Chris was out.

Here's how to do a pedicure at home:
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the supplies. not pictured: olive oil, nail clippers, base coat & top coat

1. Remove old nail polish
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2. Soak feet in warm water with epsom salts (and scented oil, if you have some). Yes, I used my hospital sitz bath for foot soaking. No judging, ok? After soaking for as long as you want, but at least for several minutes, dry.
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3. Buff skin with pumice stone & foot file. Then, scrub skin with a foot scrub. Rinse.
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4.  File & clean nails.
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5.  Moisturize with oil on nails (I used olive oil!)
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6.  Apply foot cream on entire foot.
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7.  Push and remove nail cuticles.
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8.  Clean nails. I just used nail polish remover to take off the oil. I didn't want to wash my entire foot and loose the cream on my feet.

9.  Paint nails. Apply base coat, two coats of color and then a top coat. Be sure to leave time between each coat for drying
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10.  Voila! Perfect, easy pedicure complete.
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Optional:
Wine & netflix movie
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Add extra lotion to feet and sleep with socks on for extra moisturizing.

Good luck! It took me about 45 minutes and I felt so pampered by the end.

ps. for the record, i do not like my feet having this much attention. but i do it for you dear readers. you deserve luxurious toesies.

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4 comments:

Bijuterii din Argint said...

I always do my pedicure at home, but it is such a pain because I'm very tall and mobility lacked. And I must recognize that I miss some of your steps. Next time I will do it your way :)

colleen said...

i don't think the wine and netflix movie are optional ;) great little tutorial!

Anna B. said...

I love this post!!! I will have to try my own soon. I'm always too lazy, but the wine and the movie make me feel like I could make a great night of it. :)

Em {orange + barrel} said...

I'm impressed...that looks so relaxing.

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