DIY Pedicure the fast way
The Quick Pedi is for those scary last minute moments when you realise that you’ll have to bare your tootsies and you’re not prepared! If you need something more thorough, check out the Intense Pedicure. The Quick Pedi will help get your toes looking acceptable in the shortest amount of time!
The Quick Pedi
Before you do anything, have a look at your toe nails and decide if they need fresh nail varnish. Has your nail old nail varnish grown out? Can you get away with them being bare? If you’re going to paint them, then select a colour (one that is very opaque). Remove any old nail varnish and apply a base coat.
Start in the bathroom. File away at any hard skin, paying more attention to the heels and sides of your feet.
Scrub using a foot scrub or face scrub. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Moisturise generously with a good foot cream.
STEP 3 (OPTIONAL)
Apply one coat of your chosen colour. Yep, only one coat, that’s why you need to pick a shade that’s nice and opaque. Wait two minutes and then apply a quick dry top coat.
- If I’m going to paint my toes then I’ll usually moisturise my feet while I’m waiting for the nail polish to dry as painting can be a bit difficult when your hands are covered in foot cream!
- If you’re going to put shoes and socks on, wrap your toes in clingfilm before putting on your socks to mimimise damage to your paint job
Roughly timing myself, I can get this done in just over 10 minutes and then my feet are ready for that Yoga class I forgot I signed up for!
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