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How to Give Yourself a Professional Pedicure


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Step 7: Polish Toes
How to Give Yourself a Professional Pedicure
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Use acetone remover to get rid of any excess oils on the nails.

Apply a thin base coat using 3 strokes, one down the middle, then one on each side. Don't paint the cuticle.

Wait a minute before adding 2 coats of your favorite polish, then finish with a thin top coat (try quick-drying Seche Vite, $10. Clean up any errors with an orangewood stick wrapped in cotton and dipped in polish remover.

Let nails dry for at least 40 minutes.

Tip: It's good to paint any polish remaining on the brush over the front nail edge. This prevents chipping.

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