Splurging on a pedicure is one of the best summer beauty rituals. Fresh nails, soft feet and a new pair of sandals can make you feel like a million bucks. But the day you look down and see a bunch of chips? That is a sad day. Keep that day as far in the future as you possibly can (a quality pedicure should last at least two weeks), and DIY your own pedicure preservation. Here are six tips to help keep your pedicure looking pristine long past your trip to the salon.
Don’t leave the salon until you’re dry
Like, fully dry. Getting into your car and smudging it on the brake pedal is just too much of a crazy-making risk. Bring flip flops to the salon and wear them and the foam toe separators until your pedicure good and ready for them to be taken off. Shoving your feet into socks and shoes before they’re ready is the quickest way to mess up a pedicure (and something we have to deal with enough in the winter). Give it the time it needs.