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Giving Yourself a Pedicure is Easy! May 11, 2010

Filed under: Hair/Beauty — switchgirls @ 1:48 pm

Love how your feet feel after you get a pedicure?  Don’t love how much it costs, though? Well, cheer up, because you can easily (and cost-efficiently) give your toes some spa time in your own house!

Here’s a list of everything you’ll need:

Bathtub or bucket (big enough for your feet)

Hot water

Hand towel

Nail polish remover

Cotton balls

Pumice stone

Nail clippers

Nail file


Soft socks

Base coat nail polish

Top coat nail polish

Your favorite nail polish color OR a Sally Hansen French Manicure set, if you prefer the French look

Step 1: Run hot water in your bathtub or fill up your bucket with hot water.  Soak your feet for 5-10 minutes.

Step 2: Take out one foot and remove old nail polish, if you have any. Replace foot in water, and repeat with second foot.

Step 3: Take out one foot and scrub with moistened pumice stone, especially your heel and the ball of your foot. Replace foot in water, and repeat with other foot.

Step 4: If your toenails need to be clipped, clip each one and file nails to desired shape. Replace in water.

Step 5: Remove on foot from water and dry on towel. Spread lotion over foot; place foot in sock. Repeat with other foot. Leave feet in socks overnight or for at least 2 hours.

Step 6: Now it’s time to paint those nails! Start out with a base coat (make sure it’s good quality–base coat & top coat quality matter more than the regular color if you want your polish to stay put), then paint on at least 2 coats of the desired color. Allow color to dry. Then finish it off with an even layer of top coat, and you’ve got soft, pretty feet for summer sandals!


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