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Feet do a lot for us, and these piggies deserve to go to the market...err spa…or whatever. But cash is tight, and why should we leave the comfort of our PJs when we have all the fixings of a proper pedi at home!?! Here’s our method for the perfect at-home pedicure!
Foot soak! We popped in a couple rainbow sherbet bombs by Fizz & Bubble, but you can always make your own: just add some of our fav DIY ingredients to hot water: essential oils, sea salt or Epsom salt, and lemon)
Pumice stone or a rough loofah. We used the ones we had, but our next purchase will be an all natural lava stone
Body scrub. We exfoliated with Skinfood’s Black Sugar Honey, but again, why not make your own, boo? Some of our fav ingredients for DIY scrubs are: coarse salt, brown sugar, coconut or olive oil, honey, and essential oils.
Cuticle oil or a natural oil of your choice
Cuticle pusher or orangewood stick
Nail file / Nail clippers (if needed)
If you want to change your polish you can also grab
Nail polish remover
Clear coat polish
Polish of your choice. We chose the shade Ladybird by Butter London, bc Saoirse Ronan fo eva.
Steps (omg no pun intended)
Remove old polish if needed
Fill up a tub, or bucket type container with hot water and pop in your DIY foot soak, or a bath bomb and soak at least 10 minutes.
Generously apply your scrub and massage into the feet, ankles and calves
Thoroughly rinse and pumice those calluses away!
Rinse and dry
Clip and file your nails (square is always best for toes to avoid ingrowns)
Apply your cuticle oil of choice and gently push your cuticles back
Lightly buff and apply your clear coat of polish
Paint 2 coats of your fav polish and seal with a clear coat