Sunday, February 2, 2014

Spoil Yourself :: DIY At Home Pedicure

Life can take you in a whirlwind, you can get caught up in it, and forget to take care of yourself.  You need to be able to take a step back, and make yourself feel refreshed and beautiful; one of those things for me, is a fresh pedicure.  But, if you are anything like me, you cannot always afford to go out and get one, and you can most definitely do it yourself. 

Whenever you have time You need to make time. If you have a little time, but your husband, dogs, kids are home, that is perfectly fine!  Do it WITH them!  This can be very sensual for you and your significant other, have them rub your feet with a nice lotion after you wash your feet. If your child is home, paint their toe nails with your own, this is very good for a bonding moment.  As for the dogs, they can sense your feelings, so they most likely won't 'bother' you, and you could also do their toenails! 

Now, let me stop blabbering and show you my process of how I did my DIY Pedicure.

What you need:

- A Tupperware box that will fit your feet, or you can use your bathtub
- Hot water with Epsom Salts
- Nail Brush
- Pumice Stone
- Cuticle Remover? (the thing that pushes your cuticles down)
- Nail Clippers
- Toe Separater
- Nail polish of your choice :: I am wearing Fruit Smoothie by Confetti Cosmetics

Step One ::

Clean your toesies! Soak your feet in some Epsom Salts, sit back and relax.  You can get yourself a nice glass of wine, some chocolate morsels, and truly relax.  The Epsom Salts are all around great for you, they relieve stress, ease pain and muscles, eliminates toxins from the body and so much more!

Step Two ::

While you are washing/relaxing your feet, be sure to scrub them with the pumice stone, this will get rid of all the dead skin and smooth everything out!
Next, get all the dirt from under your toenails with the nail brush.

Step Three ::

Once you are done with however long you want to keep your feet in the water (I take mine out sooner, because I don't like the raisin feeling) take them out, and dry them.  They don't need to be extremely dry, just a nice rub down.  Take your cuticle remover tool, push them down, and then remove excess.

Step Three & a Half ::

Something that I forgot to put in a picture, and it is completely optional, is that I used a cuticle oil after I did steps 1-3.  It is just a product that you can use to soften your cuticle beds and the skin surrounding your toenails!

Step Four ::

Clip those nails to the perfect length for you, then file them to make them smooth and even.

Step Five ::

Pick your poison! HAHA Just kidding! Pick your nail polish!  Separate your toe nails with the separators and then go to town, paint them, and then go over them with clear polish.

And Voila! You have done it!  You relaxed. You pampered yourself. and you feel great!
Now that is how it is supposed to be!

"A vibrant and independent woman is much more beautiful than a woman who waits for people to validate her existence." - Kelly McNelis Senegor

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