How to Do Your Own Pedicure

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The weather is getting warmer, which means it’s time to break out the sandals. And while we encourage you to rock your favorite pair of shoes (no one loves a good pair of sandals more than u), we also encourage you to please, please, take care of your feet. Nothing ruins an awesome pair of sandals more than crusty feet.

Now we’re not suggesting you run out and spend $100 on a deluxe pedicure, especially when you can do your own pedicure at home for a fraction of the cost. So, take care of your feet with our step by step instructions for an at home pedicure after the jump.

How to Do Your Own Pedicure

What you’ll need:
A big, fluffy bath towel
A large bowl or pot ((big enough to fit your feet)
Aromatic candles (try: Apple Cider Sweet Chunx candles)
Nail clippers & file
Cotton Balls
Nail polish remover
Pumice stone
Peppermint foot lotion ( try: The Body Shop Peppermint Foot Lotion)

1) Set the Vibe
Gather all your pedicure tools and organize them on a coffee table next to a comfortable chair. Fill the large bowl with hot water and place the bowl in front of your chair. Dim the lights or turn them off completely and get ready to work by candlelight.

2) Soak and Soothe
Remove old nail polish and then clip and file nails. Pour a sweet smelling oil or gel into the water, which should be warm by now. Soak your feet in the bowl of water for 10-15 minutes. Make sure to take them out before they prune up!  Use the pumice stone periodically to help shed your dry “winter” skin.
** Depending on the degree of roughness, you might need to repeat these steps to get your feet in flip flop shape.

3) Treat Your Feet
Pat your feet dry and using the nail file smooth any rough edges that you missed before soaking. Apply peppermint lotion. Use cotton balls to separate your toets. Apply base coat, top coat, prop your feet on the table, put a good DVD in and relax, relax, relax

Catherine Brock

Owner and Editor at The Budget Fashionista
As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine, DrLaura.com, Refinery29, Wellness.com and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.
Catherine Brock