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May 8, 2020

Top 10 Secrets To Getting A Salon-Like Pedicure During Quarantine

Top 10 Secrets To Getting A Salon-Like Pedicure During Quarantine By Barbies Beauty Bits
Top 10 Secrets To Getting A Salon-Like Pedicure At Home

I do not know about you, but not being able to go to the salon to get my nails done or worse covering my grays has been a bummer.

While I’ve always been a big fan of "At Home DIY Beauty," something like my hair and nails I saved for the pampering at my favorite salon.

But, with this lockdown, it is not possible, and letting ourselves go is not what we need to be doing. This means we have to become creative, and that is just what we are going to be sharing with you over the next month, with "Our Top Quarantine Beauty Tips."

From creating your own nail polish to beauty masks made from items in your frig, pampering yourself with salon-like pedicures at home, to how to apply skincare without using your hands, and other Skincare Quarantine Tips. We have you covered over the next month.

So go grab a glass of wine, some comfy clothes, and let's get started on today's DIY Tip, which is our "Top 10 Secrets To Getting A Salon-Like Pedicure During Quarantine."

Pedi Passion
With spring in the air, the shining sun, it's time to show off those feet and toes, but are they ready? These little piggies have been cooped up for months, so let them loose.

One of the best ways to revive your feet and toes is with a pedicure. Because when your feet feel good, your whole body feels refreshed and energized.

Before we dive into the pedicure and how to get Tip Top Toenails! I am going to start with a DIY Nail Polish, so once this is complete, you can jump right into the pedicure.

How to make your own nail polish with Mixify By Top Beauty Bloggger Barbies Beauty Bits

Posh And Polish 

Making Your Own Nail Polish

For this portion of the post, I partnered up with Mixify Beauty's Make Your Own Nail Polish Kit.

I think we "nailed it" with this brand! It sure comes in handy with all of this downtime and for many a lack of funds! Speaking of money, the quarantine special will get you $15 OFF this set, now how is that for a savings?

Beauties, this is your chance to unleash your inner artisan and create your favorite nail polish colors! Sounds fun, right? Well, it sure is!

Mixify Beauty's Make Your Own Nail Polish Kit comes with everything you need to mix, blend, and create your very own custom nail polish. Complete with eight different pigments so you can create everything from bright colors to neutral classics.

nail polish making supplies by barbies beauty bits
The Complete Kit includes:

  • 8 Color Pigments (5 basic colors: red, blue, yellow, white, black and three passion colors: purple, orange, teal)
  • 5 Uncolored Nail Polish Bottles
  • Limited edition collectors tin
  • Mixing Tray
  • Funnel
  • Spoons & Stirrers
  • Mixing Ball
  • How To Create Your Own Nail Polish Cheat Sheet
How Can I Make Nail Polish At Home
Creating your signature nail polish color with Mixify DIY beauty kits is so easy in 3 steps:⁠
  1. ⁠Blend⁠
  2. Mix⁠
  3. Shake⁠
That's it! You can create 5 signature colors with each kit.

Now that you have created your own beautiful colors of nail polish, let's go over some ways to show your feet a salon-style of pedicure in the comfort of your own home!

Quarantine pedicures by Barbies Beauty Bits

Scrub and Soak
You want to start with clean feet, so what better way than to implement a foot scrub and a soak. A DIY approach to this is to combine some coconut oil and sea salt to soothe those soles. Finish by scattering some rose petals in the water to boost the rose scent, and add an extra feeling of calmness and rejuvenation.

Coconut Oil And Salt Foot Scrub
You Will Need
  • 1 cup salt (use Epsom or any bath salt)
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil
  • 3-4 drops of any essential oil
Coconut oil has many healing and anti-inflammatory properties and is terrific at keeping the bottom of your feet moisturized.   And if you have really dry feet, trying adding a few drops of peppermint oil. Not only can peppermint help with itchy, dry feet, it is also relaxing, and is excellent at ridding any funky, fungus toenails. Lastly, you want to make sure to use warm water instead of hot, as hot water can strip the moisture from your feet, which can lead to dry, scaly heals.

Dry Up
After soaking your feet, make sure to thoroughly rinse off the scrub or other products and pat your feet dry. Pay close attention to moisture between the toes, which can lead to athlete's foot or other fungal infections.

Moisturize Those Dry Winter Feet
Cold weather can drain away moisture from your feet, so getting them Spring ready requires some extra moisturizing! Apply cream all over your feet and toes. Don’t forget your heels!

How to keep your feet moisturized at night by barbies beauty bits

Cut The Crap
You want to trim your toenails, just above the top of each toe. Snip those tips by using a straight-edge toenail clipper as it gives you more of a precision cut. You want to make sure that you cut your toenails when they are wet to avoid them from cracking and splitting. Finish by smoothing out the edges and shape your nail with a professional-grade emery board.

Clean Nails
It seems simple, but you want to make sure that you completely remove all the old nail polish. One way to ensure this is a quick wipe over with some vinegar, as it will remove any leftover nail polish remover, moisturizer, or any other residue, ultimately enabling the polish to adhere longer.

How to make nail polish at home by barbies beauty bits

Polish Up
The application is essential! After all, the nail polish is the icing on the cake, so to speak. Hence, you want to make sure you are patiently applying the nail polish you just created so it will dry correctly, preventing smudges. Mixify Beauty's nail polishes are quick-drying, long-lasting, and vegan!

Prevent Smudging

One reason your nails are smudging is that you are applying too much nail polish at once. Instead, use multiple thin coats instead of one thick coat. Doing numerous thin coats will enable those layers to dry and not smudge. Painting is a 3 step process. You want to start with one coat down the middle and one on each side.

No More Messy Pedicures

A "Phenomenail" way to keep nail polish from running onto your cuticles or toes is to apply a small bit of petroleum jelly along the sides and the base of your nails. If polish seeps off the toenail, who cares, as all you have to do is wipe off the petroleum jelly, and you now have perfectly painted nails!

How to get baby soft feet by barbies beauty bits

Baby Soft Feet
Foot moisturizing socks are perfect for baby soft feet. But you can make a DIY version by mixing some coconut oil with some aloe and lavender water, and apply the mixture all over of your feet. Finish by wearing warm socks (heat them in the microwave) overnight to moisturize your feet deeply.

So there you have it beauties, the top 10 salon secrets revealed on how to get a salon-like pedicure at home!

Diy Pedicures and how to make your own nail polish by barbies beauty bits



  1. I was just thinking about how I really wanted a pedicure. Your post couldn't have come at a better time!

  2. Foot scrubs are one of my favorite pamper items! And I had no idea that they had kits to make your own nail polish-- how cool!

    1. My niece turned me onto DIY nail polish. This brand also has DIY perfume

  3. It was perfect the first time. I learn so much from you as well! Keep it up great post.

  4. I love the name of your blog :) Interesting one. I love baby feet and I dont think there is anyone who would say no to that. I feel lockdown is a great time to pamper yourself since there is no hush hush for anyone.

  5. This is one of the things I miss, getting a proper pedicure. This article is perfect right now. Thank you for sharing.

  6. My sister actually made us feet scrubs the other day but luckily we had nail polish in the house to finish the job. I need a proper clean up though

  7. I did now know that you could make your own nail polish! I made own lipstick in NYC at Bite and that was great

  8. Thanks for the tips. I had my last pedicure right before the quarantine started, so I had to break down and do my own nails last week.

  9. I didn’t know about the petroleum jelly trick but that’s genius! I dont paint my nails too often but I’ll keep that in mind.

  10. I will show my daughter. She's big on keeping her nails pretty. I don't care as much since I can't have polish and such due to sensory issues. But she loves pretty nails!

  11. I just gave myself a pedicure last evening. The pedicure I had gotten before quarantine held up pretty good but it was time. When I was reading this I couldn't help thinking...there's a whole generation of people that have never given themselves a pedicure. I guess they're going to have to learn now in time for sandals season.

  12. I needed this post! My nails are not looking good right now :) Will be using these tips.

  13. This is a great way to pamper yourself a little during this tough isolated time. I do not always get pedicures but if I can not I will use these instructions.

  14. Thank you! I can never get my toenails not to smudge. I'm going to try your tip on several thin coats and down the middle first.

  15. i never tried making my own nail polish. I definitely need some pampering, pedicure and manicure.

  16. Thanks for sharing these tips. Looking forward to giving them a try.

  17. I had no idea you could make your own nail polish????!!! What? Thats awesome. I'm barefoot a lot so my feet are always in need of TLC, thanks for the tips!

  18. I did not know that vinegar can remove nail polish! What a great alternative to the traditional nail polish remover. I'm going to make the coconut oil and salt foot scrub.

  19. Oh wow! My wife will surely love these secrets! This will be a perfect way to keep her busy and enjoy while staying at home.

  20. I do like a good pedicure, but am waiting until I can go back to the beauty spa when all this is over

  21. I do my pedi most of the time, but I didn't know that kit exists. I'd love to have one. -LYNNDEE

  22. Oh yes! This is exactly what I need right now! Thanks for all these tips!

  23. These are some great ideas. I think I need to have a day like this with my daughters. I know they would love doing their nails.

  24. This is a really great guide. I love going and getting spoiled at the salon.

  25. These are great tips for doing an at home pedicure. I do my own about 75% of the time. My daughter is getting good at applying polish and I think she'd love to blend her own colors.

  26. I really need these tips! I want to learn how to do my own pedi and manicure!

  27. These are wonderful ideas, I need to try it, Great tips.

  28. I always DIY my nails every since. I am more confident me cleaning my own nails.


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