Beauty Featured Nails

Guest Post: How To Do A Do It Yourself (DIY) Pedicure

You can always book yourself into a beauty salon and pay for a pedicure, but it’s not always practical and it can get expensive. Let me show you how easy it is to do a DIY pedicure.

DIY Pedicure

Do It Yourself Pedicure

Looking after your feet is the last thing on your mind when you have a busy lifestyle. But if you stop and think about how much work your feet do, day in and day out, they really do deserve to be pampered.

You can always book yourself into a beauty salon and pay for a pedicure, but it’s not always practical and it can get expensive. Let me show you how easy it is to do a DIY pedicure.


Roll up your trousers, take your shoes off and let your feet breathe, remove any nail varnish you may have on them.

Pour some warm water into bucket about a quarter of the way up and then add some bath salts or foot soak. Put your feet in and let them soak for 10-15 minutes; grab a book or put the TV on whilst your feet enjoy the warm stimulating water.


Now that your feet are relaxed and soft take them out of the water and then dry them thoroughly. Next, spread the foot scrub liberally and massage it in, any hard skin on the foot should now be soft enough to start peeling away. Try to target the areas on the foot which are hard skin prone, which is usually along the ball of the foot, the heel and just under the big toe. Make sure you spend at least 5 minutes on each foot massaging it thoroughly.


Put your foot back into water and wash off the scrub dry your feet. Next gently tidy up your nails with a cuticle stick and file your nails to the shape that you would like.


Use a deep conditioning foot mask and spread it all over your foot, then use cling film(plastic wrap like Saran Wrap) and wrap it around your feet. Get a hot water bottle and put it underneath your feet, then take a thick towel and wrap it around your feet. Leave it for about 10-15 minutes; this should make your feet really soft.


After 15 minutes, take off the cling film (plastic wrap like Saran Wrap), wash off the foot mask and dry your feet again. Now it’s time to paint our nails, start off with a base coat and then add which ever colour your like, let it dry for 15-20 minutes and use a cotton ball dipped in nail polish to tidy up if you need to.


After the polish has dried, apply foot cream liberally and massage into your skin, then put socks over your feet to seal in the moisture, this is best done before bed, so that you wake up with silky smooth gorgeous looking feet the next day.

So there you go, great tips for gorgeous looking feet which didn’t cost you a bomb! Feel free to tailor this pedicure to suit you and how much time there is to spare, happy feet readers!

My name is Nisha Sharma I work as the editor for pretty small shoes. I have been representing the business for the least 2 years now.
Pretty small shoes is all about offering  women’s shoe sizes 2 +.

Come visit our website to see what we have in offer


About the author

Raijean Stroud

Fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger based in Chicago and founder of, Swa-Rai Media Group and Bleeding Heart Project. Launched in 2010, Swa-Rai discusses a range of topics including: fashion, beauty and lifestyle experiences which includes travel, tech, family, dining and so much more! When not in Chicago, Raijean can be found traveling around the country covering some of the hottest events! She can be spotted in places such as New York for covering events such as Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, Las Vegas for CES (Consumer Electronics Show), LA for Lucky FABB and more! When she's not traveling she's in Chicago, interviewing celebrities and covering exclusive events.

Add a Facebook Comment

1 Comment

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge