Sandal season is coming (finally!), but are your feet ready? Since everyone seems to be penny-pinching these days, here are our best tips for a spa pedi at home.
READY, SET, BUFF (2 minutes)
Remove what’s left of your old polish, and use a multi-sided buffer to even out ridges on the top of your nail. Start with the medium-grit side then switch to the smoothest, which will make your nails shine. Use the coarsest side of the file to remove callus on your toes and heels.
MOISTURIZE (1 minute)
Massage your feet using an ultra-rich foot cream that will replenish and soften. Even better, see if you can get someone else to rub your feet!
POLISH (3 minutes)
Swipe each nail with polish remover ensuring all oil has been removed so your color will adhere properly. Apply two coats of polish — a color that contrasts with your skin tone looks best. Bright, springy colors work well on anyone. Try Essie’s Spring Mini Pack that comes with four fabulously fun colors. Finish with a top coat that will speed drying and protect the finish.
DRY AND RELAX
Kick up your newly polished tootsies and relax while they dry… for as long as your kids will let you!
— Bettijo B. Hirschi
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Bettijo is the founder and designer of Paging Supermom where she shares what she's dreamed up for family fun. Known for practical and kid-friendly activities, free printables and simple ideas for holidays. She is a single mom of three girls and one boy. Bettijo was a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and has frequently appeared on local television. Her work has also been featured in national magazines including Real Simple, O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, and Health. During quieter moments, she enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. Bettijo lives with her four kiddos in Phoenix, Arizona.