Getting a Pedicure

by Charlotte Wood
(last updated September 16, 2016)

1

I have one of those personalities that most definitely necessitates alone time; I know myself well enough to know that I need just a bit of solitude each day to rejuvenate and recharge my batteries. Sometimes I read, sometimes I watch TV or write a letter, and sometimes I do my nails. It's a luxurious experience to have a pedicure, one that lets you just relax and allows yourself to be pampered. Whenever I do something that improves some physical aspect of myself (whether that be a pedicure, manicure, or haircut), it makes me feel better about myself. I feel pretty and more confident. Whether it's in the salon or at home watching a movie, getting a pedicure is a great way to boost your morale.

The basic procedure of a pedicure is essentially the same, whether you're in a salon or your living room. You give yourself a clean slate by first removing all nail polish. Before soaking the feet (which is usually my favorite part), the nails are trimmed and shaped. After your skin has soaked for a few minutes, you (or the manicurist) takes one foot out and works on the cuticles and the second time around, the calluses are evened out a bit. Once the feet are removed from the water basin, usually some lotion is put on to add a finishing touch. After the feet are taken care of, the nails receive a bit of attention with buffing and painting.

I usually have my pedicures at home while I watch reruns of "Everybody Loves Raymond," and that is my preferred way. Some people would rather go into the salon because of the spa treatment but some others like myself don't mind administering myself a little TLC.

When you do your pedicure at home, make sure you have the proper equipment. You don't need a foot spa, but I sure enjoy having one and make sure you have the cuticle equipment (e.g. cuticle clippers, orange stick) and the callus file is nice to have as well. You can also feel free to invest in some lotions and potions to put in the water to improve your relaxing experience.

The best part about a pedicure, or any other self-indulgent beauty activity for that matter, is that it gives you "you time." Regardless of whether you can go for days without a moment to think or if you're like I am and you'll go crazy without some solitude, personal pampering is a great way to get in that privacy and give yourself a treat at the same time!

Author Bio

Charlotte Wood

MORE FROM CHARLOTTE

Expert Eye Makeup

Is there a way to look fabulous without your own personal makeup artist? With a few simple steps and following the basic ...

Discover More

Looking Beautiful at the Beach

Looking good at the beach is sometimes a hard task because not everyone can look like Orange County Barbie. The key to ...

Discover More

Bare Escentuals Makeup

Ever heard of Bare Escentuals makeup? It's a new line that is flooding the cosmetics market. If you want natural, check ...

Discover More
More Beauty Tips

Chalky White Toenails

If you begin to notice that your toenails are turning yellow or have a chalky white texture, you may have a toenail ...

Discover More

Great Looking Toenails

It can definitely be fun to accessorize your feet and as a part of that endeavor you need to have great looking toenails. ...

Discover More

Doing Your Own Pedicure

You don't have to go to a nail salon to get beautiful toe nails. You can do a pedicure at home and save money in the process.

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured beauty tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is five minus 0?

2014-02-05 07:15:33

Jen Cowley

There wasn't a single tip in this "tip".
Jen


Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured beauty tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)