How-to: do a DIY pedicure
When you want to look your best from head to toe, a foot pedicure is a must; but spa pedicure treatments can be exxy - especially when you’re saving up for the designer heels you plan to show off that pretty pedi in! Thankfully though, there is a cost-effective way to get soft feet worthy of gorgeous shoes. Here’s how…
What you’ll need
Your bathtub (or a large, deep container)
1 cup of Epsom salts
1/3 cup of Olive Oil
A pumice stone
Nail polish remover
Rubbing alcohol (ie: Dettol)
Sorbolene/Vitamin E Cream
Clear polish (or coloured, if you’re feeling fun!)
1. Soak away the day
Before you start, combine the Epsom salts and olive oil in a bowl and leave beside the bath (you’ll need this later!) Now half-fill your bathtub with warm (not hot) water. Remove any existing polish with nail polish remover while the tub is filling up. Now grab a good book, sit on the edge of the bath and plonk your feet in for a good 15 minute soak to soften skin and calluses.
Grab your bowl of Epsom salts and olive oil and rub deeply into your feet with repetitive circular motions. Use the pumice stone to work on any particularly hard or dry areas of skin. Soak off the scrub in the tub when finished.
3. Trim and polish
Towel dry feet and slather with moisturiser. Dip a cotton ball into rubbing alcohol and rub all around toenails to sterilise. Now you are ready to trim with your clippers - short and slightly square will look most natural. Finish by applying a couple of coats of your desired polish – and voila! Pretty, soft feet for a fraction of the price of a spa pedicure.