Hello all! My piggies were in desperate need of some TLC! I have not had time to sit at a salon for a pedicure so I decided to do it myself.
Here is what you will need:
basin to soak your feet
some Epson salt and a bit of bath bubbles for a footbath
toe nail clippers
a scrub of some sort for exfoliation – I used the Mary Kay Stain Hands Scrub
Foot mask – I used the footworks Lavender Clay Mask (this is not necessary but sure felt good)
moisturizer/lotion – I used the Foot Spa Lavender and Tea Tree Oil lotion that I got for Christmas
Nail polish (color of your choice) base coat and top coat
A wash cloth and a few towels
Step 1: Soak feet for about 10-15 minutes in Epson Salt, some bath bubbles and warm water.
Step 2: remove old nail polish
Step 3: Apply scrub to feet – make sure to focus on the heels and any area that may have hard, dry skin.
Step 4: Rinse off the scrub in the basin and soak feet for a few minutes to be sure all scrub has been washed off. Dry feet and apply the mask if you are using one. Allow the mask to dry completely and then rinse off using a warm wash cloth and then rinse feet in the basin.
Step 5: Dry feet thoroughly. Using your cuticle pusher – gently push back the loosened cuticles. Some of the callus material may rub off – this is ok – you should never cut your cuticles as this could lead to infections if cut to close. Using your nail clippers – clip nails straight across to avoid ingrown toenails and file any rough edges.
This the the cuticle tool I used.
Step 6: Apply the lotion, generously to feet and lower leg. Give yourself a little massage, or if your hubby is available enlist his help.
Step 7: Prepare nails for polishing by using a cotton ball dipped in nail polish remover to take the lotion of off the nails. Polish will adhere better to clean dry nails. Apply your base coat, your nail polish and then the top coat. Allow plenty of time for the nails to dry in between coats.
Step 8: Sit back and say Ahhhhh!!!!! And enjoy your beautifully pedicured toes.