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Mani/Pedi Routine and DIY Hand and Foot Scrub

Hey guys!! This post is going to be on my Mani and Pedi routine that I do at home. Also in this post will be my DIY Hand and Foot scrub that I have been using and loving! I used to go to the nail salon all the time and to save some pennies, I decided to give it a try at home. I felt like a pro after watching the nail technicians do it so many times. I love doing this at home because it is so relaxing and you're saving money. Plus it gives your practice at trying out nail designs.The only thing I wish I had at home was the massage chair! I try to do my mani/pedi once a week, sometimes I don't for two weeks. Here are the products I use.



I normally start with the pedicure. I do all this in my bathroom.

1. I fill up my tub with warm water and put in my Heel to Toe Invigorating Foaming Foot Soak. I got this Sally's and love it. It smells so good and makes you feel relaxed.
2. I take off any polish that may be still on my nails with Target Brand Nail Polish Remover. I'm open to suggestions on other nail polish removers. I really like this one.
3. After taking my polish off, I would cut down my nails if they are too long and file them into my desired shape. Then I would take the buffer block and buff the nails until they feel smooth.
4. I would soak my feet in the water for about five minutes or so.
5. One foot at a time, I would apply SuperNail Cuticle Softener and Remover to each nail and push back the cuticles and put back in the water to soak. I got this product at Sally's also. It is really great at removing the cuticles.
6. After soaking for another few minutes, I would take my hand and foot scrub and exfoliate my foot. Then I would go in with my Mr. Pumice bar and scrub away the dead skin to get my feet nice and smooth.
7. I would rinse away the scrub,dry my feet and put either the Almond Oil or Sally Hansen Cuticle Massage Cream on my cuticles and moisturize with Vaseline's Cocoa Butter. I have not found a foot cream to keep my feet moisturized. I'm open to suggestions on that too.

Then I would polish my feet and move on to my manicure.

1. I would remove all polish and file nails to desired shape.
2. Next I would take the buffer block to smooth nails.
3. I apply Almond Oil around my cuticles and gently push them back.
4. I would wet my hand and use the hand and foot scrub for about a minute then rinse.
5. I would dry my hands and apply hand lotion if needed then polish my nails.

Here the my DIY Hand and Foot Scrub


I got the cute containers at the dollar store. It came in a pack of four. I found the recipe for this online and I didn't exactly follow the measurements and added other ingredients. I made it to fill this container.

Sea Salt (I actually used regular table salt)
Olive Oil
5-6 Drops of Peppermint Oil

I love that it is not harsh on your hands or feet and the peppermint oil just makes it smell so relaxing and sweet. I usually don't have to apply hand lotion after using this because of the olive oil. I'm going to stick with using this scrub for a while, I just love it so much!


So that is it for my Mani/Pedi Routine and my DIY Hand and Foot Scrub. Do you do your own mani/pedi at home? What do you use? Comment below and let me know!!





Comments

  1. Great routine! Perfect for a pamper yourself day :) The foot scrub sounds wonderful...I love making my own scrubs!

    Keisha xo

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    1. Thanks Keisha! I always do this when I'm home alone so I can have peace and quiet!! I love making my own scrubs too, saves you money and just so easy to do!

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  2. I don't give my hands and feet enough love. I think I need to try this DIY scrub because my feet get so gross in the summer from wearing sandals all the time. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks for reading Tanya! Let me know if you try a DIY scrub!!

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  3. I like this. How much salt and oil did you use on the DIY?

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    1. Thanks Belinda. I really didn't measure this one, I just added salt and as much olive oil to cover and blend with the salt. I'll have to do another post with measurements!

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