Pretty Spring Pedi

It doesn’t matter if your favorite spring shoe is an espadrille wedge, a strappy sandal or a casual flip-flop, you need to have pretty toes when you are showing them off in great shoes!  A DIY pedicure is simple and affordable…so no excuses!  Get busy and your toes will be ready for spring in no time!

How to give yourself the perfect pedicure:

Your pedicure begins the night before you paint your toe nails!  Generously rub your feet with a thick body cream or foot callous cream.  Put on socks and sleep with them on.  In the morning your skin will be soft and primed for smoothing.

  • Let feet soak in a tub of warm water for a few minutes.
  • Remove old polish with an acetone-free polish remover.  Even if you are not wearing nail polish currently, do this step.  You’ll remove excess oils and your polish will stay on better.
  • Trim toe nails.  Shape nails with a nail file. Avoid filing the sides of your nails as this can lead to ingrown toenails.  Gently buff the tops of your nails to smooth the surface.
  • Gently rub dry, rough skin with a handful of moistened sea salt. It’s a great exfoliator.  A pumice stone or a foot file works great too.  I like to add a bit of liquid soap to a foot file and really get the soles of my feet clean.
  • Push back cuticles while feet are still damp. Trim cuticles on sides of nail bed if necessary.
  • Dry feet.  Apply a base coat.  A base coat is clear and will help prevent your nail from becoming stained by the polish.
  • Apply 2 coats of your favorite bright spring color.
  • Apply a quick dry top coat.
  • When your nails are dry, apply a rich lotion to keep your skin soft and glowing!
  • Enjoy your pretty feet!  Once dry, slip on your favorite spring shoes and go show off your pretty pedi!

The hottest nail colors for spring:

Look for brights like these shades from Zoya.  Forget the subtle!  Go for bold!  For an extra fun twist, layer 2 colors to create your own personalized shade.  The orange layered over red would make a great mango color!  Go crazy, experiment and have fun with it!

What is your favorite pedicure color for spring?

 
 

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