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.
  1. After about 10 minutes, I dry off my feet and useSally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover, along with a cuticle pusher to remove anything around the toenails.3. Next, I trim and shape my nails.
  1. Once my nails are at a good length, I useJulep Brilliance Glycolic Hand + Body Scrubto 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

Essie – Mint Candy Apple

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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