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Have pretty fingernails and toes with the mani-pedi tips in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Nail polish remover
- Cotton balls or pads
- Nail clippers
- A nail file
- A cuticle remover
- A cuticle orange stick
- A cuticle trimmer
- Foot scrub
- A pumice stone or callous file
- A towel
- A thick moisturizer
- A strengthening base coat
- Nail polish
- A shine-enhancing top coat
- Epsom salt (optional)
Remove old toenail polish
Remove existing toenail polish with remover and cotton balls or pads.
Clip and file toenails
Clip and file toenails to desired length and shape.
Relax while your feet soak in hot, sudsy water for about ten minutes.
Use cuticle remover and an orange stick to push back the cuticle on each toe. Trim excess cuticle skin.
Remove dead skin and rough spots
Apply foot scrub or exfoliator – rinse and use a pumice stone or callous file to remove remaining rough spots.
Dry your feet with a soft towel.
Moisturize your feet with a richer or heavier cream. Wipe off excess lotion from your nails.
Paint your toenails with a strengthening base, two coats of your favorite color, and a shiny top coat. When dry, enjoy stepping out in your strappy sandals.