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How To Do A DIY Pedi

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If sandal season has left your poor old feet in need of a makeover and you're loathe to splash out on a pedicure if your feet are soon to be hidden away in autumn-appropriate footwear, simply follow Leighton Denny nail guru Gemma Pavey 10 easy steps for the perfect DIY pedi and achieve salon-standard toes at home…

As well as the nail colour of your choice, here are the tools you’ll need:

Glass Nail File, £13 | Reverence De Bastien

Remove And Rectify Cuticule Remover, £12 | Leighton Denny

Dual Sided Pushy Cuticle Stick, £16 | Tweezerman

Sole Relief Foot Soak, £13.25 | Leighton Denny

Intensive Hydrating Foot Lotion, £25 | Margaret Dabbs

Professional Foot File, £24 | Margaret Dabbs

Nail Polish Remover, £6.95 | Jessica

Rejuvenating Base Coat, £18 | Deborah Lippmann  

Rapid Dry Spray, £3.05 | Elegant Touch


  1. File your nails using a glass nail file.
  2. Apply a treatment to help remove unwanted cuticles, such as Leighton & Denny’s Remove & Rectify.
  3. Leave feet to rest in a foot soak for the allotted time specified on the product.
  4. Use a foot file to buff away any dead skin cells or hard skin build-up.
  5. Dry the feet before pushing back cuticles with a cuticle stick.
  6. Apply a foot cream or lotion for ten minutes, wrapping each foot in a towel to ease absorption.
  7. Unwrap your feet and massage in any excess product.
  8. Use nail polish remover to clean your talons thoroughly in preparation for polish.
  9. Apply a layer of base coat to your nails, followed by two coats of your chosen polish.
  10. Finish up by applying a quick-dry spray to speed up the drying process and ensure a flawless finish.






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