04 Jun DIY Pedicure at home!!!
I’m not sure if you’re like me, but when the weather gets cold I totally neglect my feet. A favourite little winter treat of mine is to do a DIY pedi at home, perfect for a girly night in (or while your husband watches the football… BORING!) Chipped away old polish, dry skin and jagged nails are not pretty in any season. Time to pour yourself a glass of champas, get your feet looking pretty and feeling great with these simple steps for a great DIY winter pedi.
2. To get the perfect salon quality pedicure clean your toes and feet. Start off by removing all traces of old nail polish then soak your feet in a bath or a bucket of nice hot water. Add a few drops of tea tree oil this will dissolve any smelly bacteria. Also add another fragrant oil of your choosing to create a gorgeous aroma. Add half a cup of Epsom salts to rejuvenate and detox the skin. This step actually does more than clean your feet; it also softens dead skin cells in preparation for exfoliation. Sit back relax and soak your feet for ten minutes or more then proceed with exfoliating your feet to remove any dead skin. Use a specific foot scrub or body scrub to do this, once you’ve thoroughly scrubbed the entire foot rinse the feet. The Body Shop Peppermint Smoothing Scrub is great!
3. Use a foot file to smooth off any dry skin and cracked heels. The Scholl Electronic Foot File $32.99 is by far the best and easiest I’ve found!
4. Dry your feet and massage a nice rich moisturiser into your feet. Clip and file your toenails in preparation for applying a nail colour. Use a cuticle tool to gently push back your cuticles off your nails. L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream is divine!!!
5. Apply a base coat to your toenails this will ensure the colour goes on smoothly and evenly and will make the nail varnish last longer. After the base coat has dried apply your desired colour to your toenails. Pinks, reds, plum tones and dark colours are always best to make your pedicure stand out and will make all your shoes look even more amazing.
6. Apply a second coat of the nail colour, then apply a top coat to seal in the colour. A top coat will ensure your pedicure lasts longer and will prevent the colour from chipping from your toenails. So many people neglect to use a top coat and base coat, but believe me if you do your polish will lats twice as long!!!
7. Give the polish plenty of time to dry before you put shoes on or get into bed. While you’re waiting why not sit back with a nice glass of champagne and a good chick flick. Perfect end to a night of pampering!