Happy Feet

Get pretty, polished toes in four simple steps — no appointment necessary.

By Maureen Choi

June 18, 2012 10:00 AM
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"Prepping nails properly is key to ensuring a chip-free, long-lasting pedicure," explains Choi. Start by taking off any greasy residue with an acetone-free remover and applying a strengthening basecoat. Next, swipe on two thin layers of polish (allowing two minutes between each) before finishing with a quick-drying topcoat. "Pay extra attention to the tips, since that's where lacquer tends to peel first."

MC TIP: Keep your nails looking fresh by applying a high-gloss topcoat twice a week to protect polish and restore shine.

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