Today I am teaching YOU how to give yourself a DIY (for those who live under a rock — that means Do It Yourself) Pedicure! Trust me, this stuff works! Follow these steps to get b-e-a-utiful feet within days! (or weeks, depends if your a procrastinator!)
1. Soak. Soak your feet in a foot bath for 15-30 minutes, letting them sink in. If you don’t have a foot bath (dude — they’re only $20 at Walgreens!) then put some warmish-hot water in your bathtub and put some nice smelling bubble bath or soap in with the water so your feet become softer and will thank you when they don’t smell like rotten milk mixed with baby barf like the kid who does crunches next to you in gym class. WARNING: If you do do (heehee) the foot bath, and if your doggie freaks out like mine did, it’s not my fault! Just a fair warning.
2. Dry. Grab a towel, but WAIT! Before you dry your feet, put a small amount (about the size of a quarter) of lotion on the towel and rub it in a little. Then (without drying them!) rub the towel gently all over your feet, bottom and top. Now take your feet out and flip that lotioney towel over. Pat your feet dry with it.
3. Exfoliate. Grab some exfoliating scrub or mix olive oil and white cane sugar together, and rub it all over your feet, focusing on rough areas like your heels, the balls of your feet, and your big toe. Rub for 5-10 minutes. Now grab a tub full of warm, soapy water and dip your feet in it, gently rubbing your feet with your hands if the scrub sticks to your skin. Grab a pumice stone with a brush on the other side of it. Or just buy them seperately. Now use the brush and thoroughly scrub the bottom of your feet, taking off a layer of dead skin, and therefore making your feet softer. Dip your feet for 1-2 minutes in the tub of warm, soapy water again. Grab the pumice and scrub your feet.
4. Soften. Grab some light lotion (I use Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion) and massage your feet for 5-10 minutes.
5. Trim and Prep. Grab your nail polish remover and remove nail polish with a cotton ball OR a sponge (I prefer a sponge — Sally Hansen Kwik Off). Never use a paper towl, toilet paper, or tissue because it just rubs off. Now grab some straight finger nail clippers. Clip your toenails to the lenth you want, but NEVER round them. You can have ingrown toenails if you do this. Always just clip straight across. Next, file. File your nails as round as you want them!
6. Buff. I like getting a buffer that has 7 sides. They have them at Ulta, Albertsons, and other various random stores.
7. Polish. Grab a pretty polish along with a top coat and a base coat. First, do a thin layer of base coat. Then two THIN layers of your color. Then a thin layer of top coat. Before you add some top coat, if you want a sticker or design, put it or draw it on before the top coat.
8. Moisturize. Go get some rich, thick lotion that come with super soft socks (Bath and Body Works Shea It Isn’t So shea butter and foot cream). Put a generous amount all over your feet. Then put the socks on and leave them on all night! In the morning, you’ll have super soft feet! You should do this one every 1-2 weeks, and your feet will love you more than ever.
Good luck having super amazingly soft and beautiful feet!