STEP 1. PREP WORK
MC Recommends: Revlon Pedi-Expert Shower Kit, $9.99.
STEP 2. TAKING SHAPE
MC Recommends: OPI Shiner XL File, $2.50.
STEP 3. LACQUERED UP
From moisturizing to ridge-reducing formulas, "the right basecoat can troubleshoot a lot of nail pigmentation and texture problems," says Weingarten. Apply two coats of your shade of choice before finishing with a topcoat — preferably one with UV filters to prevent fading. Allowing two minutes between each step will ensure a streak-free application and expedite overall drying. To minimize the chance of smudging, apply polish first to the foot opposite your dominant hand, then move to the other. Finally, fix mistakes with a corrector pen or, after the lacquer has dried, by scraping away any excess in the shower.
MC Recommends: Clarins Foot Beauty Treatment Cream, $25.
STEP 4. PERFECT HUE
MC Recommends: Yves Saint Laurent Long-Lasting Nail Lacquer in Mauve Silk, $20, Borghese Nail Lacquer in Berry Confezione, $8, MAC Nail Lacquer in Scorcher, $12, Wet n Wild MegaLast Nail Color in Club Havana, $1.99, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color in Lickety-Split Lime, $4.95, Chanel Le Vernis in Mistral, $23, Essie Nail Polish in BBF Best Boyfriend, $8, Rimmel London Pro Nail Enamel in Posh Pink, $3.99, OPI Nail Lacquer in Red My Fortune Cookie, $8.50, Estée Lauder Nail Lacquer in Wild Orchid, $18, China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, $6.50.