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Relax! Give Yourself a Pedicure

Updated on August 13, 2013
Save money. Give yourself a pedicure.
Save money. Give yourself a pedicure.

You worked all week, made dinner and cleaned the house. Ladies, I think it’s time to pamper yourself and what better way than to give yourself a pedicure at home!

So, put on some comfy PJs and get to chillaxing. The steps for how to give yourself a pedicure are easy and very soothing.

Give yourself a pedicure with these easy-to-follow steps and get those feet pretty, polished and smooth!

Remove your existing toenail polish.
Remove your existing toenail polish. | Source

1. Remove Polish

Remove the nail polish, if any, off of your toes before you begin your at-home

Use a cotton swab and soak it with acetone or non-acetone nail polish
and completely remove the polish.

2. Clip

Clip your toe nails and file them until they are smooth.

Soak feet to begin to give yourself a pedicure.
Soak feet to begin to give yourself a pedicure. | Source

3. Soak

Soak your feet in the tub or in a large bowl or basin filled with warm water.

Pour some relaxing bubble bath, bath salts or any other type of foot soak into the

You pick how long you’d like to soak; it’s your pedicure treatment! Pick
a yummy smelling one!

Lavender scent has been shown to be one of the most
soothing scents. It even assists in falling asleep.

Yep! Your toenails have cuticles too.
Yep! Your toenails have cuticles too. | Source

4. Cuticles

Use a little cuticle moisturizer on your toes and push back your cuticles using an orangewood stick.

Make sure to do this step after your soak. It will loosen up your cuticles.

5. Scrub Your Feet

Use a body or foot scrub and a foot file and scrub your feet and get rid of the dead skin.

Be sure to get the back of your toes, heel and ball of your foot. Rinse if needed to get rid of excess gunk.

Self-pedicure equals happy feet.
Self-pedicure equals happy feet. | Source

6. Moisturize

Moisturize and massage your feet. Better yet, get your husband in there and have him give you the massage!

Don’t forget to moisturize and massage your ankles and legs too.

Pick a delicious smelling lotion to really heighten the pedicure experience. Peppermint scented lotion is a favorite.

Toe separators look silly, but they are helpful.
Toe separators look silly, but they are helpful. | Source

7. Polish

Use toe separators to make sure you don’t smear your freshly painted toes. If you don’t have toe separators, you can use cotton balls in between each toe or put on a pair of flip-flop sandals to make sure you don’t ruin the polish.

Use a base coat first. Then apply the color nail polish you’d like and wait for it to dry. Apply a second coat if desired.

Then apply a non-chip, extra glossy topcoat for the ultimate finish. Wait until totally dried before removing the toe separators or going out.

Extra Tips

Keep the lights dim during your at-home pedicure. Maybe play some low, soothing music in the background while you give yourself a pedicure.

Go the extra distance and pour yourself a glass of wine.

Will you be giving yourself a pedicure in the future?

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