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5 Steps for the Perfect At-home Pedicure


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Don't waste a good primping session by neglecting the touch-up. You've (hopefully) never left a salon with any polish on your cuticles or skin, and there's no reason to leave your bathroom that way, either.

Grab a polish-removing touch-up pen, or else wrap a little bit of cotton around the tip of a mani/pedi stick. Gently and precisely wipe away any stray polish, using a light touch to avoid a slip onto the nail surface. If you're using a cotton-wrapped stick, be careful not to over-saturate the tip with polish remover lest it spread onto your nail and mess up your beautiful work.

Finally: patiently sit. So many beautiful pedicures have been ruined by the simple act of walking too soon, let alone sliding your feet into socks or shoes. So seriously, sit -- for anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on product drying time. Easily bored? Do something with your hands ... like soaking them. No reason your hands shouldn't be as pampered as your feet.

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