A DIY gorgeous pedicure

Brazilionaire from Color Street

1. Remove all existing nail polish. (Saturate a cotton ball with nail polish remover and press on your nail for a few minutes. This helps to get old nail polish off easier)

2. Soak your feet in a foot bath of 1-2 tablespoons of Epsom salts (or you can use pure olive oil) to soften the skin. Keep them there about 10 minutes.

3. Scrub your soles to remove dead skin, then work around the entire foot to exfoliate. If you are truly without a scrub, water, lemon juice and sugar will also do the trick. After you’re done, rinse completely.

4. Apply an oil to your cuticles, allowing it to sink in for 20 seconds before pushing your cuticles back with a cuticle stick. (The golden rule of manicures applies to your feet, too: you never cut your cuticles. Not only does cutting them make you vulnerable to infection, it’s also wasted effort since the skin is just going to grow back again).

5. Clip your toenails to your desired length, making sure you are cutting straight across and not curving down into the sides, which can lead to ingrown toenails. If you are prone to ingrown nails, research the best way to cut your toenails. Use an emery board to shape the ends of your nails and smooth out any roughness from filing.

6. Apply Color Street. You may choose either from the pedicure line or whatever color is your favorite. All Color Street strips can be used on fingers and toes. Apply using the same method as you would use on your fingers.

7. The next day massage your entire foot in a hydrating oil, lotion or serum. Remember: no lotion right after you apply Color Street!! YOur moisturizer of choice doesn’t have to be fancy! Vaseline works great! Take extra care in massaging your heels, which will help prevent cracking. I find in the summer my feet and toenails need daily moisturizing!

8. Sit back and admire those happy feet.

Source: Bustle, Julie Teen 2014