Treat Yo’ Self.
At Home Pedicures During the Time of COVID

We’re tired of cleaning. Having everyone at home has its pluses and minuses ~ mostly pluses but the mess is truly spectacular.

Time for a bit of self-indulgence, we think. Made all the better if you have a girl or two at home to enjoy it with.

We shopped online for some favorite products for at home pedi’s. Not that anyone can see your pretty toes, but your feet will be ready and willing for when the summer sandals can finally come out to play.

Prep by Softening Things Up

This baby foot peel was all the rage a few years ago. We’re finally going to give it a try. The reviewers say it works best if you don’t get your feet regularly exfoliated (duh), and that it takes 3-7 days to see your feet start peeling.

$26 VIA TARGET HERE

Here’s a version from Patchology, which is a brand we’ve used (and liked) for other products.

$20 VIA NORDSTROM HERE

There’s no way to recreate “the chair” at home, but we’re intrigued by the idea of a footbath “with bubbles & heat”

$34.99 VIA TARGET HERE

CAVEAT EMPTOR. We have no idea if this at home paraffin wax machine from Amazon works, but it’s $59 and the reviews are ok. Does say to buy extra wax tho. And watch the temperature cuz hot wax not fun.

AVAILABLE VIA AMAZON HERE

Never underestimate the satisfaction of a good pedi-file or foot “buffer”. The experts strongly recommend against razor filing off your calluses, but buffing them into submission is apparently ok. We’ve used the DIAMANCEL for years.

This GEHWOL® pedicure file for callused skin is double-sided, abrasive-coated, antibacterial and waterproof. Made in SwitzerlandIts state-of-the-art abrasive surface safely and gently smoothes away hard, rough skin and calluses.

Diamancel makes several grades of file, from #1 for fragile nails to their PRO version for buffing.

If you don’t feel like whipping up your own skin softening pedi-mask, here are few good options at a range of prices.

PATCHOLOGY’S $20 MASK COMES WITH BOOTIES VIA NORDY’S HERE

$3.69 VIA TARGET HERE

Get ready to polish the nails with these tools:

After a general softening, clean up the cuticles which is key to the perfect polish.

$45 VIA SEPHORA HERE

These disposable toe separators help.

12 PACK $5.79 VIA AMAZON HERE

Our Spring 2020 Polish Picks

We’re reading the following are hot for spring 2020, which we hope will arrive by June, fingers and toes crossed and manicured.

  • Baby Blue
  • Lilac and Mauve
  • Off While
  • Pinks (always)
  • Neon Fun, alternate colors for fun

Some color picks now:

LONDONTOWN “CHUFFED TO BITS” LAKUR $16 VIA NEIMAN MARCUS HERE

ZOYA Blu VIA AMAZON HERE

Not a baby blue, but we like the idea of this grayish slate blue right now. #currentmood VIA ULTA HERE.

Hand model @tracejoelle shows off matte halfs

NARS mauves VIA NEIMAN MARCUS HERE.

ESSIE Get a Mauve On VIA ULTA HERE

BUTTER London’s Starkers off white HERE

ESSIE Marshmallow VIA ULTA HERE

Gorgeous nail pin-spiration from @aliciatnails on IG

DEBORAH LIPPMANN Make Me Blush: Gel Lab Pro Color Nail Polish Six piece Set $36 VIA SEPHORA HERE

Cheer up with Neons. ORLY GLOWSTICK VIA AMAZON HERE

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BUTTER LONDON *NEW* Strawberry Fields Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer HERE

OPI NEON COLLECTION $45 VIA WALMART HERE

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