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DIY Pedicure

Getting to the nail salon on the regular can be time-consuming, stressful, and expensive. Learn how to give yourself a pedicure quickly and easily with these simple steps!

Start by removing your existing nail polish (if any). It is best to use cotton pads (instead of cotton balls) which will not leave behind fuzzy residue. Using nail polish remover, wipe away the old polish. For more stubborn colors, press and hold the cotton pad to the nail, letting the polish remover soak into the nail. (Note: Using non-acetone nail polish removers are less drying and safer for the nail, but do not do as well with removing darker colors, so use them mostly with non-stubborn, lighter polish colors.)

Cutting and filing toenails can be tricky. To avoid getting stubborn hangnails, cut your nails straight across to the top of the toe. For a more square or rounded shape, use a nail file accordingly. (Use the more coarse side of the file to shape the nail, and the smoother side to smooth the edges.)

You can use a bowl filled with warm water to give yourself the royal treatment. Add in bath salts and/or milk to soften the water your feet will soak in. Use a loofa or foot brush to scrub your feet. Remember to not scrub too hard; you donít want to rub your feet raw, just loosen the excess, dead skin.

Using a foot cream or heavy lotion, moisturize your feet for ultimate softness.
Polishing your nails is the fun part, just make sure you let them dry. You can use a quickening spray or fast-dry top coat to ensure long-lasting polish.

Next time you donít want to go through the hassle of getting to the salon, remember these easy steps and give yourself the treat of a pedicure right at home!

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