It's time to get your toes summer ready. With warmer days upon us there's no need for you to hide your feet as we’ve got everything you need to give your toes a salon-worthy pedicure with an easy step-by-step guide for you to follow along.
Step 1-Remove old nail polish
The first step in your routine is starting with a blank canvas. It's time to get rid of any remnants from your last pedi with a nail polish remover.
The Hanami water based nail polish remover is acetone and ethyl acetate free making it gentle on your skin. These wipes are 100% biodegradable and have a pleasant vanilla scent.
Step 2-Soak your feet
There’s nothing like the relaxing effects of soaking your feet in warm water. If you have a foot bath, perfect! Now’s the time to pull it out. If you don’t, no worries, you can use a bathtub. Fill it up with warm water, add a bath soak and let your feet sit for five to ten minutes.
This beautiful bath blend will transport you to tranquil gardens and soothe tired aching feet. The epsom salts relax your muscles and help the body unwind and the tuberose and jasmine oils calm the mind, creating a sense of bliss.
Step 3-Get rid of dead skin
Now that your feet have had a soothing soak, it’s time to slough off all the dead skin. You can use a foot file or pumice stone to gently get rid of dead skin and calluses. Make sure to really focus on your heels and any other callused, hard areas. Once finished you’ll have the satisfying feel of velvet smooth skin.
Step 4-Shape your nails
Once your feet are properly smooth you can move onto making them look their best. Start with nail clippers and trim them to your desired length. Don’t worry too much about making them neat as next you’ll go in with a nail file and shape the rough edges. Finally reach for your buffer and gently buff your nail beds to smooth out any ridges that would make the application of your nail polish appear uneven.
Achieve professional results at home with the MCoBeauty grooming set. This set has all the tools you need for salon-worthy touch ups at home! Crafted from quality stainless steel, these durable and accurate tools make personal nail care quick and easy.
Step 5-Apply cuticle oil
With all that treatment on your nails you should show them some love by applying a few drops of cuticle oil. It’s just what your nails need to make them shine and improve their strength and overall health.
Get next level nail nutrition and hydration treatment with the Nails Inc repair oil. A super-natural, vegan, cruelty-free cocktail of replenishing oils, the repair oil works to nourish nails and cuticles.
Step 6-Base coat
OK, we’re finally ready to start putting stuff on your nails, but before we get to picking out fun colours you have to properly prep the nail. If you want your nail polish to last, applying a base coat is crucial as it acts as a barrier between the natural oils that come from your nails and the polish.
This Superfood Base Coat is a powerful nail treatment that offers keratin hardening and activation to stimulate nail growth, hydration, anti-breakage and anti-splitting protection. It easily coats nails for healthier-looking, brighter nails and a high gloss finish.
Step 7-Nail polish
Ok, we’ve finally made it. Once your base coat has dried, grab your favourite nail polish and get to it. Apply a thin coat of polish in an even layer, wait for it to dry and repeat. Two coats is usually enough to give you opaque coverage. A good tip for people who struggle to stay within the nail is only apply a small amount of colour on the brush to prevent flooding the nail.
This classic blush pink nail polish is perfect for your at home pedi. Hanami polish is made with a 10 free formula; that means no DBP, toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, parabens, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, Benzophenone-1 and Styrene. Better for your health, and the health of the planet!
Step 8-Top coat
As your final step before you can go show off your salon-worthy talent, you need to seal in all your hard work with a top coat. By layering on a top coat you’ll be left with a shiny and long-lasting pedicure. Be sure to give this final layer a proper amount of time to dry, you don’t want to be smudging your polish right at the end, that would just be tragic.
For those who just can’t wait those extra minutes of drying time, this Nail Inc top coat builds up a chip proof shield, locking in the colour and adding a professional finish in just 45 seconds. Enriched with strengthening retinol, it’s specially formulated for anyone who demands healthier, stronger nails.