Step 1: Gather the necessary materials
To help you achieve a professional-looking pedi from the comfort of your own home, Anita Morello-Zappacosta, a 20-year nail veteran and the executive director for OmegaLabs and Tropical Shine, shares her advice. The first thing to do is to invest in the right supplies, which are: a footbath of warm to hot water (plastic tub or your real one); your favorite body wash or foot cleanser; an exfoliating foot product like Mr. Pumice Callous Terminator; a foot file like Tropical Tropical Shine’s Black foot file, a pumice Bar like Mr. Pumice Pumi Bars are her favorite, cuticle oil like Omega Labs’ Cuticle Oil, a wooden stick to push back your cuticles, your favorite moisturizing cream, a clear base coat, your favorite nail polish, and top coat.
Step 2: Prep your toes
Once you’ve gotten all the materials you need for your pedicure ready, it’s time to prep your toes. “First, gently remove all polish from your toes,” instructs Morello-Zappacosta. “File your toenails to the desired shape, then brush, and file dust away.” If nails are long, trim with a nail clipper first. Find out the secrets your feet would tell you if they could.