However, all of the knowledge I found on Pinterest just wasn't for me, so without further ado, here's my own intake on an, "I'm Ready For Summer Pedicure."
The Tools of the Trade:
- The Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File by Amope'
- Sally Hanson's Overnight Heel Repair
- Sally Hanson's Triple Shine Nail Polish in Pool Party
- Revlon Gold Series Dual Ended Nail Clippers
- L.A. Colors Nail Polish Remover Pads in Strawberry Scent
- Nail File
- Nail Buffer
- Lemon Juice
- Baking Soda
- Nail Brush
How I did it:
|Before My Pedi|
There's been some hype on Pinterest about whiter nails using a simple paste of peroxide, lemon juice, and baking soda. I was intrigued, so I decided to try it.
I just eyeballed the mixture using more baking soda to give it a paste texture and making sure the peroxide and lemon juice were equal amounts of one another. I scrubbed the mixture onto my toes with a nail brush and allowed it to set for about 5 minutes, then rinsed it off.
The results were cleaner nails, but not really any whiter than normal. So if you don't have the ingredients on hand, I don't recommend going out of your way to try this whitening method.
|During My Pedi|
To be honest, save your money on something else. The Revlon clippers are no better than a regular set of clippers and in fact, seemed kind of dull for clipping in my opinion.
Then, I filed and buffed my nails with the file and buffer for smoothness. I had to be very careful when I did this. If you can't see from the photos, my nails have some serious damage on the big toes. It's also why I try to keep my toenails polished when I wear flip-flops, and don't like to expose them on camera.
|The Tools of the trade.|
This was another recent purchase and well worth it! It works much faster and leaves smoother results better than any ordinary fool file! It's a must have if you're feet are rough and dry like mine!
I then applied about a quarter size amount of Sally Hansen's Overnight Heel Repair. Normally I don't do this until after I polish my nails because the oils aren't good on a manicure, but my skin was so dry, it needed immediate relief.
By the way, as much as I wanted to love the cream, it's no better than Vaseline petroleum jelly, which works just as great and is perfect when you're a mom on a budget!
Finally, I applied 3 coats of Sally Hansen's Triple Shine Nail Polish in Pool Party. This was also a recent purchase because I found it on sale and love the color!
In general, 2 coats of this polish is enough, but if you have any nail damage like I do, you may need to apply 3 or more coats. I used 3 and as you can see from the photo, the damage still peaks through in really good camera light.
The results are a perfect ready for summer pedicure for any age!
|After My Pedi|
Joy Smith also known as The Insane Writer, is the author of the Sci-Fi novel, The Generation. She can be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and LinkedIn.