I do know how to do nails, acrylics and ect.. but sometimes its good to pamper yourself.
Never again!! (for me at least.. )
I was walking around the east village and decided on a whim to get a mani/pedi.
She did my nails using the dipping system. The overlay did come out very nice, but the french tips were crooked. But I'm always unhappy with the french tips when they paint them on. I prefer airbrush.
Anyway, when it was time for the pedi they did a half ass job. Even tho my feet are already nice and smooth other salons take more time. She did my french tips, which were better than my fingers so I was happy.
That is until a couple days later.
The overlay began to chip the second day and my second toe began to itch and burn.
I realized I was developing a mild case of athletes foot, so I ran to the drug store and got some Miconozole Nitrate spray. I covered my toe and surrounding areas with the spray and by the next day the itching and burning was gone.
I've gotten my nails done quite a few times at these shops but have never had such a bad experience because they are usually very professional and clean. But after that, never again will I put my soft, pretty feet in their basins. I will do it myself.
MarAnd313's at home Pedicure
- If you would like to soak your feet you should do so at the beginning. Fill your foot spa with water and add a little olive oil and let your feet soak for about 20 min. This would be a good time for your SO to pamper you with a massage.
- Use a callus blade on the heels and balls of your feet. Even though my feet are already smooth I still do this every time to make sure the dead skin does not build up. I like to do this on towel dried feet.
- Massage your favorite lotion into your skin and a few drops of oil or cuticle cream into your cuticles.
- Dry the nail with nail polish remover/acetone or alcohol to help prevent your polish from chipping.
- Apply your favorite base coat, two layers of your color, and your favorite top coat and let dry for at least 10 minutes to prevent smudges.
- Sometime when I wear sandals my heels get extra dry. What I do then is take some heavy creamy moisturizer and saran wrap and wrap my feet up and put a sock over it. I leave that on until I get tired of the plastic. The longer you leave it on the better. You can also get the socks that have jelly inside they work just the same.
When your done you should have soft smooth feet and pretty toes just like me!!
I do a full pedicure about once a month and touch up the nail polish as needed in between.
Tweezerman is the best brand and if you want quality that will last you go with this. I have seen cheaper versions available at sally's for about $2.