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COUNTDOWN TO THE PERFECT SUMMER PEDICURE!

Let’s face it, winter is hard on our feet. They keep on trudging to class or work every day, but with our hectic schedule we easily forget them out of sight in our boots. Then summer arrives and we remember to pretty them up.

Nice weather means sandals and that OMG moment when your feet scream for a makeover. Once they look as adorable as those sandals you just bought, you’ll dive into your fun-filled summer days and nights with both feet.

Our tips will start you off on the right foot for a pedicure in the comfort of your home.

1.- Get your feet wet!

Fill a basin with warm water and soak your feet for about ten minutes. This softens any dry, toughened skin. Add some essential oils to the soak for an even more relaxing experience.

2.- Trim those nails!

Not too short, not too square. Always trim toenails straight across. Choose the right length in relation to the width of the nailbed. File them in one direction only to shape without weakening or scratching the nail.

3.- Goodbye cuticles!

Apply a special gel to soften the cuticles (ultra-moisturizing oils or creams). Leave it on for a few minutes. Once softened, gently push the cuticles back with a manicure stick.

4.- Off with those calluses!

Next, exfoliate your feet to leave them nice and soft. Pumice hardened skin with a special file. Give particular care to the heels.

5.- The magic of moisturizer!

It’s THE key to keeping your feet gorgeous all summer long. Use a moisturizer especially for feet. If you have a bit more time, try wearing a pair of socks over a generous layer of moisturizer. When you take them off, your feet will be as smooth as a baby’s bottom.

6.- Prepare the nail!

Remove excess cream from your nails, then apply a base coat. This helps keep the nail strong and make your nail polish last longer. You can also use a toe separator for more comfort.

7.- Hello colour!

Now all you have to do is choose your favorite colour. To apply two layers of polish evenly, start at the center of your nail before moving on to the sides. If you just can’t wait to hit the street with your shiny new feet, apply a few drops of a quick-drying top coat.

8.- Foot it in your HAVAIANAS!

After following these tips, your feet will be sleek enough for the best beaches… say in Brazil? Imagine your feet skimming over the fine sand of Copacabana and tapping to the contagious beats of Río de Janeiro. Dreams can come true!

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