Give yourself a pedicure at home
If you like to have nicely groomed toenails and feet, but don't want to
spend the money to have a professional pedicure, you will be pleasantly
surprised to see how easy it is to do your own pedicure at home!
What you will need:
- Metal nail clipper
- Nail file or emery board
- Buffing block
- Foot file
- Cuticle pusher
- A tub for soaking
- Body scrub or coarse table salt
- Foot cream
- Nail polish remover
- Foam toe separator or paper towels
- Nail polish: color, base coat, and topcoat
How to do your pedicure at home
Trim the toenails with nail clipper, then shape them with nail file or
emery board. File by stroking in one direction - don't saw back and
- Buff with buffing block to remove nail fragments and smooth it all out.
- Soak feet in warm water for 5 to 10 minutes. For extra softening, add bath oil to the water.
- Rub salt scrub into feet to soften and exfoliate them.
- Dry feet and use a foot file to exfoliate further any rough patches - especially heels and the outside edges of the big toes.
Push cuticles back using the pusher or a warm cloth; cover feet with
foot cream and wrap in a towel for a few minutes while you relax.
Clean the nails with polish remover (even if you are wearing no polish,
you will need to remove all traces of moisturizing cream from the
nails). Separate the toes with a foam separator or pieces of paper towel
(cotton balls can leave fibers stuck in your polish, so they are not
- Apply a thin layer of base polish. By the
time you have finished the last toe, you will be ready to start the
first coat of color polish.
- Apply two coats of color,
allowing each coat to dry before adding the next - ideally for 30
minutes or more. Start each nail with a dab of polish in the center,
then fan it out in even strokes to the left and right. Get a salon
finish by swiping the brush along the tip of each nail to round the
- Finish with topcoat.
proud of your accomplishment - you have just saved yourself the $30. to
$45. that you would have spent in a salon! Any you don't have to drive
home in those funny little disposable slippers!
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