Easy and Classy Fall Pedicure Tutorial

Amanda Bellantoni
by Amanda Bellantoni
14 Materials
20 Minutes

There is so much more to a pedicure than just painting your nails with this polish.

In this tutorial, we’re going to do a classy fall pedicure, and I’ll show you all the steps you need for gorgeous feet. Let’s get straight to it!

Tools and materials:

  • Nail polish remover
  • Cotton pads
  • Nail clippers
  • Nail file
  • Cuticle stick
  • Nail buffer
  • Cuticle trimmer
  • Foot files
  • Moisturizer
  • Nail strengthener
  • Nail polish
  • Thin brush
  • Top coat
  • Cuticle oil
Removing nail polish

1. Remove nail polish

Start by removing any nail polish you already have on by dabbing some nail polish remover onto a cotton pad and then rubbing that over your toenails.

Cutting toenails

2. Cut toenails

Proceed to cut your toenails with some nail clippers.

Filing toenails

3. File toenails

Now, file your toenails to smooth them down. Be sure to file the edges as well as the top.

Pushing cuticles back

4. Push back cuticles

Use a cuticle stick to gently push back your cuticles.

Removing toenail debris

5. Remove toenail debris

Also, use the cuticle stick to remove any toenail debris.

Buffing nails

6. Buff nails

Next, buff your nails to smooth the surface of them.

Cutting off excess skin

7. Cut off excess skin

Next, use a cuticle trimmer to cut off the excess skin at the bottom of the nails.

Filing heels

8. File the heels

File the heels with a foot file to remove to exfoliate dead skin.

Filing toes

Also, go in and smooth the skin around the toes and the heels with a less abrasive type of file.

Adding lotion to feet

9. Moisturize feet

Now it’s time to moisturize. Squirt a generous amount of moisturizer onto your foot and rub it in all over and on your toenails as well.

Adding lotion to feet

10. Push cuticles back

Go in with the cuticle stick once more to push your cuticles back.

Applying nail strengthener

11. Apply nail strengthener

Now, apply a coat of a clear nail strengthener before we begin with the nail polish.

Cleaning up nail polish

12. Apply nail polish

We’re now ready to paint the nails. I’m using a rich chocolate brown colored polish, which is perfect for the fall.

Scrape off any polish that went on the cuticles or around the nails with a cuticle stick.

Painting nails

13. Apply second coat

You can then go in with a second coat, once again scraping off any polish that goes around your nails.

Removing excess polish

14. Remove excess polish

As there will likely still be some excess polish around your nails, dip a thin brush into some nail polish remover and use that to remove it.

A small brush like this will allow you to have ultimate precision.

Applying top coat

14. Apply top coat

Now apply a clear top coat.

Applying cuticle oil

15. Apply cuticle oil

Finish off by applying cuticle oil, as this will help your cuticles to stay moisturized. Rub it in with your thumb.

Classy fall pedicure

Classy fall pedicure

And here is the finished look! All of the steps that this pedicure required are so worth it.

The end result is so much better than it would have been had you just gone straight in with the polish.

These nails look like they could have been done in a salon and I couldn’t be happier!

Next, check out these 10 Easy Tips on How to Make Your Nails Grow Faster Overnight.

Suggested materials:
  • Nail polish remover
  • Cotton pads
  • Nail clippers
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