Although spending a day at the spa getting pampered can be relaxing and fun, we can't always afford to pay for pricey pedicures to keep our toes in tip top shape. Fortunately, you can easily give yourself a pedicure at home for a fraction of the cost. Here are some excellent tips on how to keep those toes in check:
1. Get rid of old colour by soaking it off prior to giving yourself a pedicure.
2. Soak your feet before starting your pedicure. You can use Epsom salt or bath salts and oils in the water to enhance your at-home spa experience.
3. Add tea tree oil into the water to eliminate athlete's foot or itchiness.
4. Pat your feet dry with a towel, buff calluses and dry heels with a pumice stone. Even though a foot razor can seem like a much easier solution, it will inevitably leave your calluses much rougher and harder to manage over time. It is always better to buff away dry spots.
5. Cut your toenails with clippers and file the edges, then push back the cuticles.
6. Massage oil or lotion into your feet. Work the lotion thoroughly into dry, cracked heels to help smooth the area. Avoid the nail area until after the you've painted your toe nails.
7. Remove any excess oil from your toenails to prep the area for colour.
8. Use Shellac polish and continue as normal. Did you know you can even use your UV or LED Lamp to assist in curing regular nail polish? They're particularly great for toes!
9. Once finished and all dry, apply a cuticle oil to your cuticles and rub in.
Now that you know how to get a perfect pedicure at home, you'll relax whenever you'd like in the comfort of your own home. Even if you keep your same regular or Shellac colour for weeks you can still pamper yourself with the other steps anytime. Make it super stress-free by choosing from our shellac kit selection that includes goodies like a buffer, cuticle stick, and more together with the colours and a lamp- with speedy shipping straight to your door!
How to Pamper Yourself with a Pedi, Minus the Pricey!
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17 July 2012
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