Salon Savvy: How to Give Yourself a Pedicure

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Apply a clear top coat to seal the deal. All top coats are not created equally! Of all the layers, this is the most important and worth investing in a quality product from your local beauty supply store. This is what will help your pedicure stay fresh and not chip or peel after just a couple days. Be sure to cover the tips well to seal in color.

10. Maintain Your Pedicure

It doesn't take much to keep your polish looking pretty, but there are a couple things you can do to extend the life of your pedicure.

  • ·Apply a fresh layer of top coat every couple of days to keep the polish looking shiny and fresh. Over time, with soap and wear, polish becomes dull. But this will keep it looking like you just got you nails done day after day!
  • ·Stay moisturized. Before bed each night, use your favorite moisturizer and sleep with socks on to lock it all in. This will help keep your feet soft and battle stubborn hard or cracked skin.
  • ·Wear open-toed or round-toe shoes. This may seem like a no-brainer, but there's not bigger enemy against your piggies than tight, pointy shoes or the rough insides of over-worn pumps or boots. Avoid unnecessary toenail friction by showing off your pedicure in strappy sandals instead!