Summer is a time when you can comfortably wear sandals, flip-flops to show off your bare feet and lovely nails. But to own the colorful toenails, many women have to spend a decent amount of money to a pedicure at the salon. So why not “design salon” at home to own the beautiful nails? Follow our top 10 tips to know how to do a pedicure at home and look like you’ve gone to a salon.
Preparing Home Pedicure Tools
- 1 best home pedicure kit
- 1 large bowl (or small pot) for soaking your nails
- Nail polish remover
- Dead skin emollient cream
- Exfoliating foot scrub
- 1 towel
- 1 handkerchief
- Nail polish
- Soft bristle brush
- Add a few slices of lemon and sea salt to relax
Step 1: Remove old paint
To begin painting the new nail polish, first, apply a small amount of acetone to the cotton wool and remove the old paint. Then use a sanitizer to fix the length of the nail evenly, file the nail to remove sharp edges.
Note: The longer the nail, apply more paint and give proper shape for beautiful feet.
Step 2: Soak the nails
Use a few drops of essential oil to soften the dead skin around the toenail. Next, soak your nails in a large bowl of warm water for about 10 minutes. Before soaking your feet, make sure to place a large towel underneath to prevent water from spilling to wet the floor. In addition, with this step, you can take advantage of relaxing by adding a little salt to the water to soothe tired feet.
Step 3: Exfoliate the skin around the nail
Wipe your feet with a handkerchief. Now, use a wooden stick to remove the cuticle around the nail, and use pliers to trim the extra skin around the nail. Further, use a scrub around the nail to scrub away the dead skin. Switch legs, and do the same with the other feet.
Next, use an exfoliating cream to remove the calluses, this step will help soften the skin around your feet. Finally, wash your feet with a bowl of warm water.
Step 4: Moisturize
After the above step, moisturize your feet with a special cream and be sure to wipe off the cream around the nail.
Step 5: Paint the nails with color
- Use a sponge to separate the position of each nail; avoid when the paint is smudged together.
- Use a primer to gently pat a thin layer over each finger, and then allow to dry.
- You should choose a paint that suits your skin color or your favorite one and then gently sweep it onto your nail.
First, apply a very thin layer of colored paint, then paint two edges on the nail and end one layer between the nails. If you want the polish to be darker, allow the nail polish to dry for about 2 minutes before applying another coat.
While manipulating, if the paint is accidentally smudged out, dip the brush into the nail polish remover, and then glide along the edges.
Finally, apply varnish and allow to dry. This step makes nails beautiful, glossy, and keeps the color longer. So you have a great set of toenails.
Note: A tip to increase the life of paint bottles is that you should store them in a cool place. Also, before using, roll the paint bottle in the palm of your hand so that the solution inside is even.
Instructions on how to draw a simple nail
Create a checkerboard shape: This type of nail shape and nail paint brings femininity grace to girls who plan to go to a party or dating. To make this nail design, you need are coating, balm, light pink paint, yellow paint, blue paint, tape.
Step 1: Apply a primer coat evenly on the nail surface so that the paint is smooth and clean.
Step 2: Use tape and cut into pieces with a width of 3-4mm. Then use the pre-cut tape, vertically on the nail surface.
Step 3: Use light pink paint to paint on the left side of the tape.
Step 4: Next, apply a blue pastel paint to the right side of the tape.
Step 5: Wait until the paint is dry, peel off the tape, then use blue paint to paint a horizontal line at each end of the nail.
Step 6: Use a brush tip to glide a thin white line at the base of each nail.
Step 7: Finally, paint a colorless varnish on the surface of each finger to help the nail hold the color longer.
How to draw nail cut-out
Along with the trend of cut – out fashion, drawing – cut – out nail is also becoming a new trend that many people like.
To do this, you need the following materials:
- Two bottles of custom color paint, preferably with a pastel tone.
- Primer and nail polish.
- One bottle of black nail polish optional.
- Nail and cotton balls.
- Extremely thin nail brush, foil, or paperboard.
The steps are as follows:
Step 1: Apply one coat of nail polish evenly on the surface of each nail. You should choose light-colored paints such as nude or light pink to make the gaps in the nail more vivid.
Step 2: Use your favorite paint color and proceed to paint the nail in the optional shapes such as triangles, straight, horizontal, and vertical shapes.
Step 3: Apply two layers of pastel pink paint on the surface of each nail. If you are not confident, you can use the help of tape in the same way.
Step 4: Pour a few drops of black paint onto the paper, then use a small tip to dab into the water, and then to the black paint layer. Then paint on the empty color space on the nail.
Step 5: Finally, to keep the nails beautiful, you should paint on each surface a layer of colorless polish.
How to draw black and white nails
Black and white nails are a hot trend. Many famous models in the world love and choose to perform in the world’s leading fashion weeks.
The preparation steps are as follows:
- One vial of black paint and one vial of white paint.
- 1 vial of primer, topcoat and topcoat.
- Thin tape
The steps are as follows:
Step 1: Apply a base coat on the surface of the nail.
Step 2: When the nail polish dries completely, apply a strip of the adhesive tape to the surface of the nail according to your favorite shapes.
Step 3: Paint a white or black paint on the gap of the nail. Wait for the paint to dry completely, then peel off the tape.
Step 4: If the color is white, apply a colorless varnish. If you are painting black, apply a matte finish to make it luxurious and unique.