Keep Your Feet Pedi Perfect in the Comfort of Your Home With These Pedicure Essentials

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Sandal Season is quickly approaching and you want to make sure that your feet is on point, no hiding them in the sand. Whether you like to strut in your stilettos or be comfy in your flats, being on your feet all day every day takes a toll on them. It’s important to take good care of your feet and get pedicures often, but no need to waste tons of money as you can do this in the comfort of your own home. With all kinds of bacteria, fungus and who knows what us floating around nail salons these days, it’s also safer. I try to give myself a pedicure at least once a month and every other weekend in the warmer months. Let me share with you my pedicure essentials and show you how easy it is to maintain your feet at home.

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My mom got me a Conair Foot Bath for Christmas and I just love it. The bubbles and vibrating massager feels so good. It doesn’t actually heat the water but it stays hot long enough to allow me to do what I need to. I fill my Conair Foot Bath with the hottest water that I can can withstand and add a few drops of Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Castile Soap and Pure Tea Tree Oil. The Peppermint gives a nice refreshing tingle to the feet while the tee tree oil kills any fungus that may be lurking. The bubbling adds a nice effect but a simple foot tub will work fine as well. I soak my feet for about 15 minutes, gently push back my cuticles, clean and trim my nails than scrub my soles with a pumice stone. My favorite one is the NuSole Pedistone. From wearing heels constantly everyday I tend to get really bad calluses on the balls of my feet. The NuSole Pedistone got rid of them completely in two uses and keeps them away. It is really good for removing dry skin and calluses and keeps my feet soft and smoth as a baby’s bottom. When trimming your toe nails be sure to trim them straight and not curved to avoid ingrowns and gently file them into your desired shape.

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I then pat my feet almost dry, buff my toenails and massage them with pure Shea Butter to lock in the moisture. You can use your favorite foot moisturizer. If you suffer from really dry feet, add a thick layer of moisturizer and wear socks overnight to help it penetrate and heal the dryness. Put on your favorite polish and you’re sandal ready! To maintain my feet I scrub the soles daily or every other day in the shower using my pumice stone and Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Castile Soap and keep them moisturized. With these steps your feet will be pedicure perfect year round.

Do you maintain your pedicures at home or go to the salon?

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When I’m not hunting down the latest and greatest beauty products, beating a face or lacing a do, you can find me roaming the streets of NYC in my stilettos looking for the next best restaurant. Or in the kitchen trying to outdo myself from the last time.

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11 Comments

  1. 04.19.2013 / 3:49 pm

    I’m on my feet a lot so I can’t afford to visit the nail salon every week like my feet require. Plus like you said theres so much bacteria floating around, that pedicures from home are a lot better any ways. Thanks for sharing I think I’m going to pick up the pumice stone you suggested!

    -Shan

    • Erica
      Author
      04.19.2013 / 3:58 pm

      No problem hon. It’s a really good one, I need to stock up!

  2. trina
    04.19.2013 / 6:17 pm

    Yup.got a much needed pedi yesterday, n keeping up.

  3. Nadege
    04.19.2013 / 9:40 pm

    this is why i love your channel you share information that will help another women thank u for being u i will pick these up tomorrow and you are so right with the salons girl just the thought of it make my skin crawl

    • Erica
      Author
      04.21.2013 / 11:41 am

      No problem at all. Glad that I can help 🙂

  4. Erica
    04.20.2013 / 4:27 pm

    I’m with you on the DIY pedicure. I usually do my own pedicures, but treated myself to a professional pedicure 2 weeks ago. I was so paranoid about their sinks, polishes, etc. that I didn’t really enjoy it.. I decided to continue my home pedicures from now on. Besides, my nail polish selection is top notch (lol)! I also make my own “foot butter” – 1/4 cup of Shea butter, and 2-3 drops each of peppermint oil, vitamin E, lavender oil and keep it in a little jar. I rub it on my foot each night after bathing.

    • Erica
      Author
      04.21.2013 / 11:43 am

      Lol @ top notch polish collection, I’m with you on that. I’m going to have to try that homemade foot butter. Thanks!

  5. 04.22.2013 / 7:01 pm

    I bought a footspa years ago and I use it faithfully in the spring and summer. I use a few Mary Kary mani/pedi products to get the job done for me after soaking my feet in a rose water milk bath! OOH OOH! I might have to break out the foot spa this weekend.

    LOL @Erica and “top notch polish collection” I agree!!!

    • Erica
      Author
      04.22.2013 / 10:26 pm

      Rose Water Milk Bath?! Sounds DIVINE!!!

  6. 06.24.2013 / 10:28 am

    Your top picture of the sandy toes and beach is beautiful. Did you take that yourself?

    Great tips on a DIY pedicure! Our feet are so deserving!

    • Erica
      Author
      06.24.2013 / 10:45 am

      It’s a borrowed picture from google. Thank you!

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