Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Basics- A Pedicure Guide

The warm weather is finally here and with it comes the spring and summer footwear. You know what that means. Open-toe shoes, peep toes, sandals and the always in style flip flops or thongs.

After the cold winter your feet have probably been hibernating and might need a bit of a pick me up. If you haven't had a pedicure lately now is the time. If you can't make it to the salon for a professional one there are some easy ways to make your wintry feet look summer beautiful again. Follow this quick and simple guide to have your pretty toes looking new in no time!

The Basics:

1. Cut those toe nails! Remember to push back the cuticles and to buff and shape the nails after cutting them.

2. Remove your calluses with a pumice stone. It may be nice to soak your feet in a nice warm foot bath with an essential oils as well. No razor blades ladies! Don't remove too much of the callus yourself. Leave that to the experts.

3. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! This will keep those calluses away and help keep your toes and feet looking new and fresh.

4. Finally, choose a shade of nail polish that you love. Bright colors are always a nice compliment to summer, while some prefer more neutral tones. Either way polish with a shiny top coat is a good way to finish off the look.

5. Remember- keep that polish fresh! Chipped nails or dull polish really takes away from your feet and those cute sandals you just spent a bundle on. Fresh paint always looks best.

Watch this handy video for more tips and helpful hints-

VideoJug: Pedicure Basics

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