Thursday, April 16, 2015

At Home Mani & Pedi tips

First off, today is my 4 year wedding anniversary!
We are celebrating tomorrow night, so more details will come on Monday!

I worked in a day spa doing manicures and pedicures for about two years. I love giving and getting pedicures! I know that sounds gross but feet don't bother me.

Here are some things I learned while doing this job.

-Use a pumice stone in the shower. I run mine over my feet every day. It keeps my them smooth and  looking fresh. No one wants rough heels, especially during sandal season!
Here are some great options if you are looking for one!

- Always push back your cuticles before polishing your nails! This will help the polish last longer because the polish will completely adhere to nail. Here is a post I did on a great cuticle remover.

- Wipe nails with Pure Acetone before polishing nails. This will remove any moisture in the nail, also giving your nail polish the chance to last the longest!

-Use base and top coat. I love OPI's!

-Keeping your cuticles moisturized will keep your nails looking fresh the longest! Here are some great cuticle oils.

Let me know if you have any other nail care questions in the comments below!

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  1. Happy Anniversary!! Enjoy all the celebrations!! These are such great tips! I feel like now that I’m a wife and have a house, always cleaning, cooking, etc. I never want to get my nails done because I always ruin it so doing it myself is the perfect alternate. Although, pedicures I can never go without.

  2. First, Happy Anniversary, and have so much fun celebrating tomorrow! Second, thanks for these great tips! I didn't know about wiping nails down with pure acetone first. I'm going to need to grab some!

  3. Such great tips!! I need a pedicure something fierce. I might need to just toss a pumice in my shower and use your trick!!

  4. These are all great tips! I used to get pedicures ALL. THE. TIME. But over the past year I've been trying to back off and do my own toes more. I need to get a pumice stone, like yesterday. Thanks for reminding me! :)

  5. Those are some really great tips! And happy 4 years! Thank you for stoping by the TGIF Blog & Instagram hop! Glad to have you!!


  6. Happy 4th Anniversary to you and your husband!!
    I am going out to buy a pumice stone and base coat ASAP! :)
    Have a great weekend!!

  7. Happy anniversary! Thank you for sharing those great tips at Thursday Favorite Things!