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Pretty Feet Pedicure Home Spa

Updated on August 2, 2010

I don’t know about you, but I love being barefoot!  As soon as it hits 70 degrees in the summer, my flip flops are out and a sock isn’t seen until it dips back below 65.

To make sure your feet look great on all those barefoot or pretty sandal days, let's do a spa day just for our feet!  This pretty feet pedicure home spa can be done alone to indulge in some quality "me" time, or grab some friends and have a party!

Pedicure Spa Items Needed:

  • Two Cups Milk or two cups Epsom salt
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Cotton balls
  • Toenail Clippers and/or nail scissors
  • Nail File
  • Nail Buffer
  • Orange Stick
  • Cuticle Oil
  • Foot Bath, Water Basin, or very large bowl
  • Two Cups Sugar for Foot Scrub
  • Favorite Foot Lotion
  • Base Coat
  • Brightly Colored Nail Polish
  • Top Coat

Optional Pedicure Spa Item Ideas for the Extra Artsy:

  • Henna Temporary Tattoo Kits
  • Nail Art Paints, decals, or other décor for nails

Gather all the ingredients together and set aside a good couple of hours to indulge your feet in some heavenly treatments!

Pedicure Spa Day

Remove Old Nail Polish and Soak Feet.  If you have old polish on, remove it.  Then grab the water basin and fill it with seven cups of hot water (As hot as you can stand it) and two cups milk, or 1/4 epsom salts.  Both of these work great to soften skin.  Soak for at least ten minutes.

Exfoliate

Dry feet from foot bath and mix 2 cups sugar in with two tablespoons lotion.  Massage this mixture into both feet in small, circular motions.  Pay special attention to the backs of the heels and in between your toes and anywhere else that seems to have the driest skin.  Rinse feet well and dry.

Trim and Shape Toe Nails

Trim your nails by cutting them straight across.  Don't cut them too short or it will become uncomfortable.  Buff and file your nails so they are smooth and have a straight, smooth look.  The buffing is to help get any ridges out of the nail, follow the directions on the buffing file and watch how effective this is to create a beautiful nail!

Tame Those Cuticles

Next, get the cuticle oil.  If you don't have cuticle oil, you can always mix together a couple of broken open vitamin E gel caps with a few drops of lemon.  Apply the cuticle oil and use the orange stick to GENTLEY push cuticles down.  Don't force them and don't cut them, it's not healthy for your feet.  Go over toe nails once more with nail polish remover to remove all the oil.

Paint Those Nails!

Personally, I don't use a base coat, but this would be the time to apply it if you do use it.  Allow that to dry thoroughly and apply two coats of your favorite brightly colored nail polish.  The sky is the limit this year, so go for whatever bright color you want.  Allow this to dry.  If you are going to use nail art, this would be the time for that.  Finally, finish it all off with a top coat.  When this is all thoroughly dry, I give it at least an hour, and then apply your favorite foot lotion.

The Henna temporary tattoo kit would be the last thing if you decide to play with that.  It can make for some gorgeous temporary tats that are really fun to wear for concerts and parties.  Keep in mind though, that they can last up to three weeks, so if you have any dressy events coming up, you may want to wait until later in the summer when you don't have anything too dressy/formal going on for awhile.

This pretty feet pedicure home spa is going to leave your feet soft and gorgeous.  If you make it a party out of it, don't forget the snacks!

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