Wednesday, July 22, 2015

How to Give Yourself the Perfect Summer Pedicure

I find it doesn’t officially feel like summer until I have a bright pedicure. However, before I slip on those sandals and show off my toes, I follow these steps for perfectly polished feet:

Pedicure Prep

1. Whenever I do at at-home pedicure, I like to start with a foot soak. I typically fill the bathtub until it covers my feet, and add my favorite body wash to make it feel more luxurious.

2. After about 10 minutes, I dry off my feet and use Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover, along with a cuticle pusher to remove anything around the toenails.

3. Next, I trim and shape my nails. 

4. Once my nails are at a good length, I use Julep Brilliance Glycolic Hand + Body Scrub to give my feet a bit of a massage.

5. Give your feet a quick wash, and then finish up the pedicure prep with a pumice stone to remove dead skin. 

Perfectly Polished

I wanted to do something tropical and beachy, so I chose blues, greens, and a little bit of sparkle:

Sally Hansen – Barracuda
Deborah Lippmann – She Drives Me Crazy
Essie – Set in Stones

I painted Mint Candy Apple on my big and middle toe, She Drives Me Crazy on my second and pinkie toe, and used barracuda topped with Set in Stones for a little sparkle/accent nail on the remaining toe.

If you try out this summery pedicure, I'd love to see your finished look on Twitter or Instagram! 

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Valeska Mengert | Beauty Bartender

Valeska is a small town girl currently living in the (Canadian) big city. When she's not immersed in everything make-up related, she can be found out for a run, or spending time with friends and family. She enjoys all things caffeinated, leopard print, and glittery.

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  1. I have both the Candy Apple and the Deborah Lippmann shades and they are my go to's for summer!

  2. I know Jackie, I love blue and green shades in the summer!

  3. That's an interesting way to switch up the colors :)
    Haha I have both of the Essie colors :D

    1. Thanks. I usually keep everything pretty neutral, but in the spring and summer I love greens and blues and just wanted to do something fun!

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