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The Ultimate DIY Pedicure

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Warm weather is finally approaching (thank goodness!), which means sandal season is just around the corner. No need to splurge on an appointment at the most expensive day spa, just follow our step-by-step guide to prepping and primping your little piggies at home.

Tools You'll Need:

• Epsom Salt

• Pumice Stone or foot scrub

• Towel

• Moisturizer

• Nail File

• Buffer Block

• Nail Clippers

• Cuticle Oil

• Base and top coat

• Your favorite polish


Step 1: Soak your feet in an Epsom salt-infused bath of warm water for 5 minutes.

MC Recommends: Dr. Teal'sTherapeutic SolutionsRelax Epsom Salt Soaking Solution

Step 2: Using a pumice stone or foot scrub, exfoliate in a circular motion, paying special attention to heels and the bottoms of your feet and rinse well; pat dry with a towel.

MC Recommends: Avon Foot Works Marine Salt Invigorating Scrub

Step 3: Apply moisturizer and cuticle cream. For added relief, massage the arches of your feet by working your thumbs in with firm pressure, then gently push cuticles back with an orange stick.

MC Recommends: Sally Hansen Moisturizing Foot Creme and Cuticle Massage Cream

Step 4: Clip and file each toenail into a square-oval shape; buff the tops of each nail to ensure a smooth surface for the polish.

MC Recommends: Revlon Toenail Clippers, Emery Board, and Crazy Shine Nail Buffer

Step 5: Swipe a pure acetone-soaked cotton swab over each toenail to remove excess oil and moisture.

MC Recommends: Basically U 100 % Pure Acetone Nail Polish Remover

Step 6: Apply a thin coat of clear base polish and let dry.

MC Recommends: Essie All In One Base Coat

Step 7: Apply 2 coats of colored lacquer, waiting 2 minutes in between each coat.

MC Recommends: Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Hot Coral

Step 8: Finish with a top coat and let dry for at least an hour before wearing you favorite sandals.

MC Recommends: CND Super Shiny Top Coat

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