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Paint Your Toenails With The Best

Updated on October 1, 2014

Painted Toenails

The is nothing more glamorous and exciting than freshly painted toenails, for that night out on the town, going to the beach or just to feel sexy, pampered and look well-groomed.

Paint them in different colours and shades that either go with that outfit or just fit the mood that you are in.

The colors of the rainbow are out there to choose from, so why not turn your toenails on with a bit of color.

Painting Your Toenails

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The Way to Paint Toenails.

Painting toenails is fun and exciting but there is correct procedure to follow to achieve the best results.

Step 1. The best time to paint your toenails is after a shower or bath or you can soak you feet for 10 mins to prepare them for a manicure.

Step 2. Cut your nails straight across and file away the rough edges.

Step 3. Clean your toenails with a nail polish remover to remove any old nail polish or dirt. Add toe separators if you wish before applying nail polish.

Step 4. Add a clear base coat to your toenails.This protects the nails from the harsh chemicals of constant use of nail polish and like in any painting gives you a smooth surface to work on.

Step 5. Add first coat of the colour of your choice,wait until dry and repeat the process.

Step 6. Once your toenails are dry,finish with a top coat of clear nail polish to add extra gloss and to protect the actual nail polish.

This step is entirely up to you as you might not want this extra gloss finish.

Painted red toenails look hot, sexy and sassy.

Painting Those Toenails Red


Painting Toenails Goes Way Back!

Painting nails and toenails goes all the way back to Ancient Egyptian Culture. In those days they use a reddish-brown stain from henna which they used to color their nails and finger tips.

Within Egyptian culture, the depth of colour used signified the social order you were in.

The Queens that ruled, wore dark red,and it is know that Queen Nefertiti coloured her nails and toenails in ruby-red whereas Cleopatra favored Crimson.

The lower the social order the lighter the color.Women of a lower class were only allowed to color their nails a pale color, if at all.

Colours For Spring, Summer and Fall!

Spring and Summer colours

In spring and summer it is always nice to wear bright and also cool colours.

Hot pinks and light pinks look great.Cappuccino and whites always look cool and elegant on a hot summers day.

Shades of blue are in this season and bright orange and yellows look great on the beach in summer time.

Autumn and Winter Colours

One usually goes for somewhat darker colours in these months.

Red, Burgundy,Browns,Purples and Black all look great in these cold months of the year.

Although you probably will not be showing your toes so much in these month,it is still nice to have a bit of colour on your toes for home and bed.


This also can be a good time to give you toenails a good rest from nail polish for at least a couple of days to a week to let them recover.

Colours For all Year Round

Red you can wear anytime,day or night,Summer or winter,it is a stunning,sexy,sensual colour.

Black is back.

Light pinks and neutral colours can be worn all the time too.

If you are like me ,wear whatever turns you on and tickles your fancy at the time!

Painted Toenails
Painted Toenails

© 2011 Julia M S Pearce

Thanks for stopping by! I love painted toenails, I wonder if you do.

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    • RhondaAlbom profile image

      Rhonda Albom 4 years ago from New Zealand

      Great idea to have the step by step how to paint your toe nails.

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      malena10 5 years ago

      Red nail polish colour is right for me, I love red!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I am a married guy and I get professional pedicures every two weeks and always wear red polish on my toes. I live in Southern Cal and my feet are usually in women's low heel sandals all year round. My favorite polish is OPI Big Apple Red. It is a very sassy red color. I get a lot of compliments on my pedicures and choice of color. Nail polish is fun and more guys should try it. It is no different than body piercing or tattoos and it is a lot less permanent and pedicures are very relaxing and it is fabulous to be pampered and leave with pretty red toenails.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      glad I browsed by, enjoyed responding in your duel question even though I'm a dude (lol), gave you a 'thumbs up' for a great lens.

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      lizziehumphreys1 6 years ago

      really good lens. I hardly ever paint my finger nails but can't be seen without nail polish on my toes! :) Really nice lens, I need to get some different nail polish colours!

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      LissaKlar LM 7 years ago

      Cool lens. I love the Opi brand of nail polish and $4.25 is very cheap. They sell it at my hair salon for $7.00.

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      This is a really fun lens. My daughter and her friends just did their toe nails. Each foot in a different color combination.

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      Jen 7 years ago from Canada

      My favorite Opi nail polish is I'm not really a waitress red. I love the bright flash of color it creates on your toes. Thanks for the reminder on starting with a base coat. Sometimes I forget,

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      Ann Hinds 7 years ago from So Cal

      I've never bothered with the toe nails so now might be the time to try it. Great info!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      All of these years I have been doing it wrong! I have never applied a clear base coat first. I'll just have to let this be a lesson to me :) Totally awesome! I love learning new things!

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      tssfacts 7 years ago

      Now this is a niche for sure. Very interesting read. Great job and the instructions were clear and easy to follow.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Interesting topic.

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      ohcaroline 7 years ago

      I think this is a pretty ingenious lens topic. :)

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      GiftsBonanza 7 years ago

      If I ever paint my toenails, I'll definitely be back to read the steps :)

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      Faye Rutledge 7 years ago from Concord VA

      Very interesting idea for a lens. Great job! :)

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      hayleylou lm 7 years ago

      I did mine last night, in a cool reddish colour :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Love painting my toenails! I think it looks very nice, usually worth the trouble.

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      Susanna Duffy 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I've never had much luck painting my toenails (why won't separators separate?) and have always left them to the harassed staff at the beauty salon.