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5 Steps for the Perfect At-home Pedicure


An at-home pedicure can be almost as luxurious as a professional job -- especially when done al fresco!
An at-home pedicure can be almost as luxurious as a professional job -- especially when done al fresco!
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Colored or glossy clear, toes are the focus of summer. They're peeking out of peep-toes and totally bared in flip-flops, making the pedicure a seasonal necessity. But what happens when time or money prevents a trip to the salon? What always happens when the beauty-savvy come up short on either one: You paint those toes at home.

OK, so it's not a raised massage chair and 200 colors to choose from, but it can be the next best thing. If you know what you're doing, an at-home pedicure can look as pretty as a professional one. It can be a quick thing or a slow, pampering process. That's right, you can pamper like the pros.

Here, five steps to fabulous toes. Whether you go quick 'n dirty (well, clean, actually) or full-on salon style, your home-pedicure results can easily rival the ones you pay for.

First, while it's tempting to skip the seemingly non-essential, spa-type treatments in the interest of time, this will noticeably affect your results. So the first step, like it or not (you'll like it), is to be nice to your overworked feet.


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