How to do your own pedicure?

Did you know that you can use your gel polish on your toenails as well? All your Pink Gellac products are multifunctional, they can be used the same way for both feet and hands. Comparing it to a regular polish pedicure, a gel polish pedicure lasts longer without any damage and the shine will give you a premium salon look. Because the gel polish dries instantly after curing under the LED lamp, you don't have to worry about stepping straight into your shoes immediately after. We would like to tell you more about how to do a gel polish pedicure yourself from home.


Step 1: Prepare your feet (the day before)

Time for some self-care! Fill a foot bath with warm water and if you want to, add an oil of choice for extra soft feet. Soak your feet for 10 minutes. Then, remove them from the foot bath and pat them dry with a towel. It is important to keep your feet slightly damp, whenever you are going to use the foot file. Wet the pumice stone side of the file and gently scrub away the calluses on your heels and soles in a circular motion. Treat the rough spots extra with the finer grit of the foot file. When you are done with all this, rinse your feet thoroughly and dry them well with a towel. To finish off your home spa treatment, massage your feet with moisturising cream. Wait at least an hour before application of gel polish or do this the day before.

Step 2: Prepare your nails for gel polish application

Trim and file your toenails if necessary in preferred length. Then push back the cuticles with an Orange Woodstick or Cuticle Pusher. This makes sure you can paint as close to the cuticle as possible, which keeps your pedicure looking fresh for as long as possible. After pushing back the cuticles, remove all the dead skin cells using your tool and a Polishing Block. Then file the nail plate using this same block file. Clean the dust and oils off the nail using the Cleaner on a lint free Nail Wipe. Use the Toe Separators to spread the toes for easy application without accidentally bumping against each other. Now you are ready to use the gel polish. First, apply a thin layer of the Prep Booster to the full nail and let this air dry for 30 seconds.

Step 3: Time to apply your Base Coat

Apply a layer of your favourite Base Coat and let it harden for 60 seconds under our Premium LED Lamp. Thanks to its removable bottom, it is really easy to place your foot under the lamp without bumping against the inside.

Step 4: Grab your favourite colour

Time to shine for your favourite colour. Depending on your preferred coverage, apply 1 or 2 layers of this colour and cure each layer for 60 seconds in the LED lamp. Apply the polish in thin layers making sure to keep one millimetre distance from the cuticle. Got some on your skin? Clean it off while it is still wet using your finger or a tool (Orange Woodstick/Cuticle Pusher).

Step 5: Seal your gel polish pedicure

Grab your favourite Top Coat and apply over the entire nail. Cure this for 60 seconds under the LED lamp. Did you happen to use the Shine Top Coat? Wait one minute and then remove the sticky layer with the Cleaner. Keep in mind that all our other Top Coats have a no-wipe formula.

Now remove your Toe Separators and you can run off!