Thursday, March 1, 2018

At-Home Pedicure Tutorial from Skyy Hadley

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If you have ever wanted a beauty insider's guide to the best at-home pedicure, then you will love this tutorial from beauty expert Skyy Hadley.

The tools you need to get a spa-like pedicure at home:
· Cuticle remover
· Cuticle pusher
· Cuticle nipper
· Nail clippers
· Nail file
· Nail polish remover
· Cotton balls or pads
· Base and top coat

Here is a step-by-step guide to get the perfect pedicure:
· Apply cuticle remover and allow it to sit for the time indicated on the packaging
· Using a cuticle pusher, push cuticles back away from the base of your toenails. Clean feet with your body wash or soap to wash away cuticle remover
· Use a cuticle nipper to very carefully remove any loose cuticle or hangnails. You don’t want to cut into your cuticles. Nicking this area can lead to infection.
· If necessary, trim nails down to a good length
· Use a nail file to smooth and shape your toenails
· Using a cotton ball or pad, wipe each toenail with nail polish remover to remove excess oils
· Next, apply a base coat to all toenails
· Add nail color, apply two coats
· Clean up, use a nail brush or an orangewood stick and polish remover to remove any polish slips
· Finish by applying a clear top coat to protect your work

To make your feet less rough/sough stick your feet in a tub of warm water for about 15 minutes. You can add a capful of distilled white vinegar and/or a few drops of tea tree oil if you’re concerned about fungal infections. For water retention or particularly achy feet, toss in a couple of tablespoons of Epsom salts. Next, to slough off the dead skin, gently dry your feet, then have at the bottom of your feet with a serious foot file. I recommend using a Ped Egg to get rid of the dead skin.
For applying polish to prevent chipping or smudging reapply a layer or clear topcoat every two to three days.

Skyy Hadley recommends using two particular products to make your pedicure last longer:
 · Lauren B. Gel-Like Top Coat ( gives you a long-lasting gleam without all the harmful chemicals.
· Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil increases nail flexibility and helps softens nails.

12 comments:

  1. I really really need a pedicure about now. Thank you for going through the steps to do it the right way!

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    1. So do I! You are very welcome, Allison!

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  2. I hate doing my own toes! I usually wait until I can get to a salon, but these are good tips for the DIY'ers!

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    1. It definitely takes some effort doing them, and getting a pedicure at a salon is certainly a more pampered experience!

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  3. Ahhh... I could use a nice pedicure, right now!

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  4. My home pedicures are not nearly this good!

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    1. Mine generally tend to be fast and skip many of these steps!

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  5. Thanks for sharing your own approach

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    1. This is actually Skyy Hadley's method, I wish that I could take credit!

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  6. As often as I do my own maicures, my toes could definitely use a little tlc.

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