Best At-home Pedicure Hacks: Easy Spring Pedicure Tutorial

Amanda Bellantoni
by Amanda Bellantoni
9 Materials
30 Minutes

Hi everyone! Today, we’re doing a spring-time pedicure.

I’ve already gone ahead and removed my old nail polish and now I’m ready to show you how to pull off the perfect pedicure for the start of the warmer season.

Stay tuned for the best at-home pedicure hacks!

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Tools and materials:

  • Foot file
  • Emery board
  • Cuticle oil
  • Cuticle pusher
  • Foot lotion
  • Base coat
  • Nail polish in a color of your choice
  • Top coat
  • Toe separators 
Filing feet

1. File your feet

I’ll be going in with the Brio SilkStone foot file to remove the dead skin and rough patches on my feet.

This tool is great, but if you don’t have an electric foot file, you can easily use a regular foot file instead. 

Filing toenails

2. File your toenails

Next up, you're going to want to file your toenails into a flattering shape using an emery board.

I’m shaping mine into a squoval shape as I don’t want the corners to be too sharp, but I also don’t want the nails to look too round.

Once you’re finished filing your toenails, brush off any dust.

Pushing cuticles back

3. Push the cuticles back

Apply cuticle oil to the toenails, then gently push the cuticles back with a cuticle pusher. 

Foot lotion

4. Apply foot lotion to the feet

Removing any oil and lotions from toenails

5. Use acetone to remove any oil or lotion from the toenails

Applying nail polish

6. Apply nail polish

First go in with a base coat. This will help your pedicure to last for longer. Then, go in with a nail polish color of your choice.

I went for a very light and pretty pink color. I applied three coats of this, although you might find that you don’t need to do this many!

Make sure you allow each coat of polish to dry properly before going in with the next. Then, add a top coat. 

DIY spring pedicure

At-home pedicure hacks

And that’s it! Your spring manicure is complete.

I hope you enjoyed these at-home pedicure hacks and tips. Doing a pedicure at home is super simple and saves you visiting the salon. 

What color did you choose for your pedicure? Let me know in the comments down below.

For more DIY nail content, check out my post on How to Shape Your Nails Like a Pro.

Suggested materials:
  • Foot file
  • Emery board
  • Cuticle oil
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