7 Great Pedicure Tools
For Polish That Will Go With Everything
A neutral shade means that tiny smudges and chips are less noticeable. Jessica Cosmetics’ Haute Couture is a matte pale pink that gives a professionally polished effect.
To buy: $7.50, jessicacosmetics.com.
Featured May 2011
For Shaping Nails
Housed in a clear storage case, the Sephora Glass Nail File smoothes jagged edges more gently than other shapers. To clean, just rinse with water.
To buy: $8, sephora.com.
For Nourishing Cuticles
Rub in a drop of Essie’s Deep-Conditioning Cuticle Oil to hydrate and moisturize skin (oil will also prevent lacquer from sticking). Then use a cotton swab dipped in remover to clean nail beds before polishing.
To buy: $8, essie.com.
For Happy Feet
Liberally apply Bliss Foot Patrol cream to soften soles: It contains salicylic and glycolic acids to exfoliate rough skin, plus aloe vera to hydrate and soothe.
To buy: $18, blissworld.com.
For Removing Calluses
Soak your feet in lukewarm water, then scrub with Tweezerman’s Sole Mate Foot File and Smoother. The stainless steel micro-file will leave your heels ultra-soft and flip-flop ready.
To buy: $20, tweezerman.com.
For Refreshing Tired Soles
Feet hot and tired? Spritz on The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray with reviving (and deodorizing) peppermint oil and menthol.
To buy: $10, thebodyshop-usa.com.