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Give yourself a perfect pedicure

Filed Under: beauty and skin care

chipped toe nail polishIn the DIY spa series we covered the homemade exfoliate, the deep hair condition, and the manicure. Recently, Diane taught us how to save $20 and pluck our eyebrows at home. We're slowly eliminating the need for a trip to the spa all together. Stay home, save the money, avoid the pretentious setting and pamper yourself. Perfecting the at-home pedicure is something I've always struggled with, but these instructions are a great help.

Daily life can do a number on even the nicest manicures, leaving you needing a re-touch every week. Pedicures on the other hand, can look fabulous into the third week. Take the time to care for your feet and your toenails, learning the proper pedicure technique and maintaining them well for a spa quality pedicure at home. The full article takes you through the materials you need, foot and nail preparation, and applying the polish.

If you spend your days on DIY projects and not in bedroom slippers, you probably know how quickly your feet can get ugly and achy. The article gives special instruction on how to care for dry cracked feet. They mention using a gentle exfoliate, but I would be inclined to spend a little extra time on this step. Try one of these homemade foot scrub recipes and find the one that you like best. I find that the sugar scrub does the trick for me.

If you're looking to take the DIY pedicure that little bit further, replace the suggested cotton balls or toe separators with packing peanuts the way Garry suggests.


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