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10 steps to a perfect at-home pedicure


You don’t need to pay through the nose for a professional looking Pedi.

Be your own nail expert with these top tips!


1.Buff feet when dry, not wet. To really shift dead skin. Use a sturdy foot file and focus on the heels, balls of feet and edges of toes.

2. Fill a bowl with warm water and add a reviving foot soak which helps strengthen and whiten nails. Soak feet for 10 minutes. If you can lay your hands on some marbles, pop them in the bowl and roll your feet back and forth over them for a blissful DIY massage!

3.Massage feet briskly with a foot scrub to get rid of the last dregs of dead skin, then rinse.

4.Dry your feet and gently ease back your cuticles with a cuticle stick.

5.Cut your nails straight across with nail clippers. Make lots of little snips, rather than all at once, or you might break your nail.

6.Use a nail file to gently round the edges of your toenails so they don’t snag your tights.

7.Massage your feet with a rich foot lotion.

8.For the ultimate treat, apply foot lotion before bedtime, wrap them in cling film, then add some socks and hop into bed. Wake up to dreamy-soft soles!

9.If you want to add some color, wipe off the foot lotion from your nails using a damp cotton wool pad. Then add a base coat, two layers of polish and a high-shine topcoat.

10.For a low-maintenance finish, add a coat of stain corrector which instantly brightens your nail tip and makes the nail bed pinker and prettier.





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