"What we all want now: The prettiest summer pedicure"
A DIY pedi is as easy as…
1. Wet your tootsies: “soak feet in the tub for a least 10 minutes to really soften heels and cuticles,” advises Lori Crespo, a nail aesthetician at Salon AKS in New York City. Make it salon- fancy: Squeeze a few grapefruits into the soaking water – it smells good, and the natural alphahydroxy acids eat away dead skin,” says Donna Perillo, owner of New York city’s Sweet Lily Spa.
2. Scrub and file: Rub on a grainy scrub, and rinse. While skin’s still damp, use a fresh wooden manicure stick to gently push back cuticles. Next run a loofah or foot buffer over any rough spots to smooth, then slather a rich cream all over feet. Trim nails straight across to the edge of your toes and file the corners slightly. Make it salon fancy: For a total zone out experience, roll feet over a tennis ball to massage them.
3. Add some color: Swipe nails with the polish remover and
cleanser to get rid of oils, which can make your pedicure
peel. Then put on the base coat, two coats of color and a
top coat, giving each layer about a minute to dry. Make it
salon fancy: Paint a fat stripe of polish down the center
of your toe, then do the sides. And remember to run the brush
along the top edge of your nail. This neat trick extends the
life of any pedi.