It's pretty easy to neglect your feet when it comes to maintaining your appearance. Most of the time, your feet are covered. But that's no reason not to give yourself a pedicure. |
A pedicure is a great way to pamper tired feet and will leave you feeling relaxed and confident. But don't stop there! Take the extra step and add some sparkle to your toes by applying artificial toenails.
Yes, it's true, you can have falsies on your toes. Much like your fingernails, acrylic nails are available at a salon or you can buy them to put on yourself in your home. Nothing is more glamourous than pretty toenails. You can choose soft colours, dazzling sparkles or pretty designs.
The rules for applying false nails on the toes are a little different than the fingers. The natural toenail is thicker and wider than a fingernail, plus they can cause problems for your feet if not well trimmed.
The best time for applying your toenails is right after a shower or bath. It's easier to file and shape your toenails when they are wet, plus the cuticle is easier to manipulate and push back. Covering your feet with a thin coat of olive oil or even vaseline will help seal in moisture in your feet. Let it absorb into your toenails for a few minutes to soften and condition them for the false nails.
When you're ready, wipe any excess oil from the toenail. The nail should be clean and dry so the nail glue will adhere properly. Any moisture left on the natural nail will cause the false one to slip. Trim and shape your nails before the application, and push the cuticle back or trim it as necessary.
Using a small amount of nail glue, apply the glue across the nail in a thin stream. Don't go all the way to the edges of the nail since the glue spreads a little when the nail is pressed on. Starting with the first toe, apply each nail to the glue and hold in place for about fifteen seconds to allow it to set. Carefully continue until all nails are complete.
Nail glue usually takes a while to dry completely, so check the instructions for estimated drying times. It's important to walk extremely carefully while your toenails are setting so as not to pull them off. In fact, it's best just to sit and watch tv or read a book for an hour or so.
Once you've achieved dazzling toenails, you may never want to wear shoes again. It's a wonderful way to brighten up your look and have others envying your sexy feet.
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