How to Give Yourself an At-Home Pedicure

How to Give Yourself an At-Home Pedicure

Over the next couple of months, the Bellevue team will share “At Home Beauty Tips” to keep you looking beautiful, keep you motivated, having fun and at the same time, managing your Well Being. There is no doubt that the current financial market is preparing us for a stern financial period. As the costs of living rapidly increases, with new interest rates rising to its highest level in years. Fuel and energy costs increasing, and wages are lagging far behind, but that is not the worst part. Missing your salon trips is the deal breaker. We are sure you never thought getting your nails done was such a blessing, and now all you have are the memories of your last salon trip. The soothing foot massage, the light conversation with your favourite pedicurist, and of course, the divine glow that comes afterwards are all but a distant memory, but we have good news. If you know how to do a pedicure at home, you can revisit those glory days and have pamper parties at home.

If you have the essential supplies at home, you can easily do your own pedicure. And do not worry about getting the same results. At least your feet will be clean, and you will not have hobbit feet anymore. If you are tired of dirty, rough feet, then enough is enough. Your feet deserve some TLC, and we will help you out.

Here is how you can give yourself an at-home pedicure:

List of Equipment You Will Need

Here is a list of things you will need to accomplish this task.

Nail polish remover and cotton pads
Foot file or pumice stone
A basin full of warm water
Foot soak or bath salts
A scrub
A towel
Nail file



Nail polish (base & topcoat) *
Nail buffer*
Nail clippers
Cuticle serum*
Cuticle Nippers
You can do without the items marked *


The 6 Steps

Once you have gathered all the supplies, there’s a couple more things to add, perhaps a glass of wine, prosecco, or soft drink. Make sure you have your phone and tv controls at hand. Now, it is time to get started. 

1. Remove the nail varnish

Remove any nail polish with using nail polish remover and cotton pads. Soak the pads with nail polish remover and hold on each toenail for few seconds, this will help to soften the nail varnish and make it easier to remove.

close up of woman removing nail varnish off her nails

2. Soak your feet

Using the basin, add some foot soak or bath salts to the warm water and dip your feet in for a few minutes. (if you don’t have a basin big enough, no worries, soak your feet in the bath). This will soften the skin and you can easily scrub all the dirt, grime and dead skin away.

woman soaking her feet in a bowl of water

3. Remove the dead / dry skin

Use the Foot file or pumice stone to get rid of all the dead skin from the sole of your feet. Concentrate on the heels and any hard or rough skin (not too hard as you don’t want to make your feet feel tender or sore). As an additional step, rub a scrub all over your feet and toes. 


4. Cut your toenail & file

Rinse your feet in the basin (or bath) and cut your toenails with the clipper. Make sure you cut the corners. After that, use the nail file to smoothen the edges so they don’t dig into your skin.

Metal nail clippers
nail file

5. Tidying up your cuticles

Apply the cuticle serum to the cuticles around each toe and let it sit for a few minutes. This will soften the cuticles so you can remove them easily.

Use the Cuticle Nippers to trim the cuticles to give your toes a refined look. (not sure what to do, have a look at this Cuticle Video

Dry your feet with a towel and apply lotion generously all over your feet.

cuticle snippers



6. Final Step, apply nail polish

The last step is to put on the nail polish of your choice on your toenails. You want to use a toe separator, base coat and then your favourite colour nail polish. And voila!  You have clean and flawless feet! 

collection of nail varnishes
young woman wearing a black robe, painting her toe nails

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