It’s time to breakout those sandals and enjoy some warm weather! Maybe your feet aren’t quite in tip-top shape because they’ve been hiding in your favorite boots all winter. I have a few tips and tricks to get them back in shape! In this blog, I will go over how to do an at home pedicure and some neat tricks to help keep your feet looking healthy.

Pedicure time…

            The quickest way to get your feet looking good is to go get a pedicure! Not all of us have the time or the extra money to do this though. The Internet suggests getting a pedicure twice a month, so about every 2 weeks. That can amount to $60+, depending on what you get, a month! My suggestion is to get one done professionally once a month and do an at home pedicure in-between monthly appointments.


Here are the things you’ll need:

  • A tub to soak your feet in (you can always just use your bath tub)

  • Nail Clippers

  • Nail File

  • Nail Buffer

  • A Cuticle Stick

  • Pumice Stone or a Scrubbing Brush

  • Lotion

Get started…

  • Remove any nail polish you may have on your toes so you can start with a clean slate.

  • Fill your tub with hot water. You can add your favorite essential oils or salt to help you relax! Soak your feet for 10 to 15 minutes. This will help soften any calluses and loosen dirt.

  • Pat feet to dry and clip your toenails down to size. Avoid cutting them in a rounded shape because in can cause ingrown nails. Toenails should be squared. Once trimmed, file away any sharp edges.

  • If you are painting your nails, prepare your cuticles with oil or a cuticle remover.

  • Take your nail buffer and smooth toenails out.

  • Use your pumice to remove dead skin and calluses. Rinse your feet off and see if you would like them smoother. If so, use your pumice again until you’ve reached your desired cleanliness.

  • Rinse feet off thoroughly and dry with a towel.

  • Apply lotion.

  • Lastly, you can paint your toenails if you desire too! I suggest at least applying a couple coats of clear to give your nails a healthy shine!



Tips and tricks and dos and don’ts…

  • DO make sure you’re wearing shoes that fit properly

  • DON’T forget to apply sunscreen to your feet!

  • TAKE a break from nail polish and let your toenails breathe once a month

  • KEEP a pumice stone in your shower and exfoliate once a week

  • DO use a heavy duty moisturizer to help keep feet from drying out

  • EAT foods that aren’t high in sodium to prevent swelling and bloating

  • WEAR cute anklets and toe rings to take the focus off of imperfections on the feet


Some product recommendations…

If you follow me on Instagram (ig:kinzieann), you know that I am OBSESSED with LUSH products. I have used all of their foot care and highly recommend these four products. They’re a little more expensive but so worth it.

  • Lemony Flutter $16.95

This cuticle cream works wonders on dry nails and toenails! It smells amazing and you can use it on your elbows, feet and knees too! It’s formulated to help brighten the skin.

  • Stepping Stone $4.50

The steeping stone also smells wonderful! All you have to do is wet your feet and scrub like you would with a pumice. It’s fizzy and refreshing. The stone also has lime oil in it, which helps to deodorize feet.

  • Fair Trade Foot Lotion $23.95

This is the perfect foot lotion if you’re on your feet all day! It’s full of mint and special oils that will help soothe achy foot and leave you feeling refreshed!

  • Volcano Foot Mask $13.95-$22.95

The Volcano mask is the best! You simply slather some on your feet and let it dry 10 minutes. Once dry you can use a pumice to scrub it off. Your feet will feel so soft and the ingredients in the mask will help prevent odor in your feet.


Tool time…

My Brush Set has a lovely 12 piece nail clipper set for just $14.95! This kit will provide you with plenty of tools for your at home pedis and manis!


If you have any comments or questions about any of the things in this blog, please feel free to ask!


Hope you enjoyed!


Stay Beautiful,