May 2020 - Like Honey

Everything You Need For An At-Home Mani-Pedi in 10 Minutes or Less



Whether your budget is thin or you're just short on time, sometimes a manicure calls for a DIY. Here, I'll tell you all the necessary tools (and some of my favorite polish picks) you'll need for a professional-at-home mani or pedi in 10 minutes or less!




SKINCARE

The first step to a perfect pedicure is soft skin. I struggle with cracked and dry skin at my heels and balls of my feet year round and one of the most effective ways I've found to battle it is to use a pumice stone in the shower then lather up with a good foot cream or extra moisturizing lotion. For best results, slather the cream on super thick, to the point you can't rub it all in, and put on socks overnight. In the morning, your heels will be SO soft!

NAIL CARE

Your health and diet have a huge role in the integrity of your skin and nails, but there are lots of things you can do to help boost your nail strength, from using the right tools to choosing polishes and removers that have added benefits like strengthening or hardening properties.

QUICK TIPS

Obviously, very few of us actually have time to sit and soak our toes in a luxurious tub, as much as we might like to. My number one tip for making an at-home pedicure happen in no time is to do it right after a bath or shower. Your skin and nails will be softened and ready for trimming and skincare. Another tip for speeding up the process is to opt for quick-drying polishes. They really do work!

If you're like me, being a mama usually takes up most of your day, so pampering time gets cut pretty short...or just loses out to sleep! By setting aside just 10 minutes after your shower, you can give yourself a professional-at-home pedicure (or manicure) that will last at least a week or two and make you feel just a little more polished and put together (pun intended) with minimal effort. Oh, and save you plenty of $$$ in the long run!

Have you attempted an at-home mani or pedi? How do you make that time for yourself and what is  your favorite way to self-care at home? I'd love to know!

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