Giving Yourself a Pedicure

December 15, 2010 by Parveen86  
Published in Beauty

Has it happened to you? You get your new dress ready, your make up slapped on, your hair all done up, but then you put your feet in those beautiful high heels and then realise your feet dont look good as you had orignally thought?

We often neglect our feet. Maybe because they are so far down our bodies that we ourselves forget about them and think that others don’t pay attention either.

I will teach you how to do your own pedicure just so that you can avoid any embarrassing situations.

Items needed:-

  • A foot soaker (you don’t need to go out and buy an expensive one from the shop, if you don’t have one then just use a small tub or use your bath tubif you had to)
  • Essential oils-rose, lavender or any one of your favourites
  • Epsom salt
  • Foot scrub cream
  • Pumice stone
  • Callus remover
  • Cuticle oil
  • Cuticle clipper and pusher
  • Very rich moisturiser
  • Nail clipper and file
  • Shea butter socks
  • Nail polish- preferably french colours. Base coat, pink colour, white for the tips and a top coat.
  • Cotton towel

1. Add warm water to your tub. The hotter the better really but not so hot that you burn yourself!

2. Add oils to the water along with the Epsom salt. Epsom salt works wonders on the dry skin part of your heels.

3. Soak your feet for the next 15-20 minutes and enjoy it. Just relax, read a book or just close your eyes for abit.

4. Now that your cuticles are nice and soft use the cuticle oil to massage and push them back with the cuticle pusher. If you have any excess skin on the sides of your nails that needs trimming, you can trim it with the cuticle trimmer. Then trim your nails.

5. Use the callus remover as according to the package instructions carefully and allow to remain on the skin as directed.

6. Use the pumice stone to exfoliate the rough areas on you feet. Use firm motions back and forth paying attention to the extra cracked and rough areas.

7. Next apply the foot scrub and scrub hard. Rinse off. Pat dry with a soft cotton towel.

8. Apply a base coat. Let dry then apply the french pink colour ( or any colour that you have selected.)

If you did go for the pink one however then i would suggest putting a small white line across the top with the white nail polish. Once that is dry then apply the base coat.

9. Once your nails are completely dry then massage your feet with a rich moisturiser and slip them into the Shea butter socks.

I hope you have enjoyed this experience. Do try to keep it up, if not on a weekly basis then at least every fortnight.

You wont regret it.

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