5 easy steps to a perfect DIY pedi

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It may be winter, but keeping your feet perfectly pedicured is important for those moments when shoes come off in the presence of someone special.

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STEP ONE: CLEAN AWAY

Remove any signs of polish from toes using a nail polish remove that works for natural, gel or artificial nails. Clip nails to desired length and shape using a nail filer. Buff nails for a natural sheen.

STEP TWO: SOAK, SCRUB, AND BUFF

Soak your feet in warm water for about two minutes to soften and cleanse feet. Use an exfoliator or foot scrub to gently remove tough skin. A foot file also works wonders for those stubborn calluses.

STEP THREE: CUTICLE CARE

Cuticles are excess dead skin that appear at the base of your nail – this can be removed or pushed back with a cuticle remover. Apply a nourish nail oil for extra care.

STEP FOUR: APPLY BASE

Don’t forgo the base coat. It prepares the nail for the polish, and acts as a barrier that protects your nail bed for nail discolouration.

STEP FIVE: POLISH PERFECT

Get the perfect polish by aplying 3 layers (middle, side, side) – let it dry, then apply and repeat. Finally, apply a top coat to seal in colour.

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