If you’re the ticklish sort and don’t have the nerves of steel to get through yet another pedicure session without breaking out into a crazy fit of laughter, skip it and do it yourself. Give yourself an at-home pedicure treatment with home pedicure essentials that make your hooves look like they were professionally touched.
Start off your foot treatment with a good warm soak and then dry. Massage into the rough areas of your feet Freeman Beauty Bare Foot Repair Peppermint + Plum Heel & Callus ($3.79, freemanbeauty.com) and feel as the Vitamin E & Shea Butter softens them. ‘Repair’ also contains plum, peppermint and tea tree oil to relieve and repair.
Next, easily buff and shine your nails to perfection with the Satin Smooth Nail Profiler Professional Manicure/Pedicure Kit by Jilbere ($39.99, sallybeauty.com) – the holy grail of at-home pedicure tools. The convenient carrying case contains a 2-speed hand appliance with 6 professional grade attachments: cleansing brush, fine emery grinding cylinder, medium grinding cylinder, coarse emery grinding disc, fine disc and felt cone nail buffer that can all be sanitized in solution or cleaned in sterilizer cabinet.
Now that your nails are prepped, apply one of the 6 shades specifically made for toenails from the NUTRA NAIL®GEL PERFECT™ Walk on the Wild Side Pedicure Collection ($11.99) which allows the “pedicuree” to skip UV lights altogether and walk away with unscathed lacquer after only 5 minutes! Shades: Sling Back (fabulous fuchsia cream), Spectator (wonderful white pearl), Sandal (marvelous maroon cream), Stiletto (in image – racy red cream), Peep Toe (perfect pink shimmer) & Slipper (terrific turquoise cream). Each kit also comes with toe separators and a mini foot-file. Click here to find a retailer. Available through August 2013 at Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS, ULTA, Duane Reade, Meijer, and other fine retailers.
Should your feet feel a little moist after all is said and done, give them a quick spray of Heel To Toe Cooling Foot Powder ($6.99, sallybeauty.com) – it absorbs the moisture and leaves tired feet feeling, dry and refreshed.