Nails

Ice Pedicure

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of reasons to show off your pedicured toes this winter. Holiday parties (even virtual ones) often include open-toed shoes. And even if you don’t have an event to attend, well-pedicured feet look great peeking out of a cozy blanket when snuggling by a cozy fire.

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The Look

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of reasons to show off your pedicured toes this winter. Holiday parties (even virtual ones) often include open-toed shoes. And even if you don’t have an event to attend, well-pedicured feet look great peeking out of a cozy blanket when snuggling by a cozy fire.

Love this cool winter look we call “Ice”? You can create this look at home with just a few craft store items and Japonesque beauty tools.

Get the look!

Before polishing toes, it’s important to get them polish ready. First trim nails. With toenails, they should be kept short. Cut nails straight across to prevent ingrown toenails using a sharp salon quality tool like the Pro Performance Toenail Clipper. If you have thicker toenails try the Nipper in the Velvet Touch Pedicure Essential Duo. It’s crafted with ultra-sharp blades and heavy gage stainless steel.

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Next, push back and clean the cuticle area. Clean cuticles will help polish apply smoother and last longer. The Nail Tool in the Velvet Touch Pedicure Essential Duo features a curved edge and grooved surface to carefully push back cuticles and scrape away excess skin for a smooth clean surface. Then remove excess cuticle with a super sharp cuticle nipper like our Pro Performance Cuticle Nipper. Take care not to cut living skin — that’s your barrier to preventing infection.

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Beautiful toes aren’t complete without soft feet. Smooth and soften even the toughest callouses with the Velvet Touch Foot Smoother. The rasp side removes callous while the pumice side smooths and softens. Start by gently gliding the rasp surface back and forth across callused areas of the wet feet. Smooth with the pumice side.

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Once feet are perfectly pampered it’s time for polish. For this look you’ll need a pure white polish as well as foil and foil adhesive which can be picked up at your local craft store.

Get the look

1) Wash feet with soap and water to remove any dust. Moisturize feet with lotion, avoiding nails. Cleanse nails with Isopropyl alcohol to remove contaminants and dehydrate the nail bed to help ensure maximum adhesion of polish.

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2) Apply Base Coat which acts like double sided sticky tape anchoring nail color to the nail. Then apply white Polish and cap the tip of each nail with color after your first coat to help color last longer and prevent peeling at the tip. Then apply your second coat. (can these images be brightened to better match the ones above?)

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3) Apply a thin even layer of Foil Adhesive to the nail and let dry to a matte finish.

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4) Using a tweezer, press a piece of adhesive foil over the entire nail to create a icy effect. Then seal the look with top coat using a light touch so you don’t smear the foil.

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The Look