April 27, 2010

Pedicure for the Perfect Feet

Take off the old nail polish with a non-acetone remover. Assure your nails are dry before you can cut them, as wet nails can tear. With the help of an emery board, shape nails into rounded squares by smoothing the edges. Gently buff the surface of the nails and, use an orange stick to remove the dirt particles.

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When you file the nails file in just one direction, as back and forth movement damages the nails. Keep your feet soaked in warm water for at least 10 minutes. Mix some sea salt to the water as it tends to rejuvenate and soften the skin. Use a scrub thereafter and scrub for five minutes. Never forget to scrub around the toes. If you have calluses, make use of a pumice stone.

Rub a rich foot lotion into the nails and cuticles [gently push the skin with an orange stick and never cut them]. Massage from the toe to the heel and use a thick layer of the foot cream to keep the skin soft for a prolonged period. Remove the excess lotion from the nails with the help of a nail polish remover or a clean tissue [using cotton buds can leave stray fibers].

Try a French manicure on your toes - here the white tips on your toes should be really thin. You can perhaps make use of an old, clean eye liner brush for the thin, subtle line. Separate your toes with tissues and follow with a base coat. Wait for two to three minutes and apply a sheer pink nail polish. Assure that the bristles of the brush are even.

If you prefer a slightly dark nail polish color use two layers of base coat. Make sure that the polish doesn't touch the cuticles and always finish it with a top coat. Choose a thick, viscous ones and allow it to dry for at least half an hour. Since toe nails chip and crack easily, re-apply a top coat every other day to extend the life of your pedicure.

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