What happens when a klutz with polish (and life in general) falls down and has a horrific nail casualty? She has to learn how to improvise!
While on vacation a few weeks ago, I slipped and fell and ripped my right big toe nail clean off. Once I got over the urge to pass out and got cleaned up, I started worrying about what was important….pedicures! I live in Florida and staying in closed toe shoes in the summer is not an option for me…but walking around with nine painted toe nails looks goofy.
I had already started working on my own home pedi kit when I was contacted by Abbey at Julep asking me to create my perfect summer DIY pedicure. I don’t have a lot, but what I do have is all very easy to use!
Let’s get started!
The Emjoi is a battery operated dry skin and callus remover. They are available on QVC for 30.00. That may seem like a lot of money, but this little guy is amazing. Instead of getting your feet scrubbed by those scary razor looking things at a nail salon, invest in this little guy. It’s micro-mineral roller helps to smooth away dead skin and if you press too hard on your foot it shuts off. I love that it has that built in protection! You need to use this on dry feet, so I use this first.
Once I finish with the Emjoi, I move on to a foot soak with Dr Teal’s Epsom Salt. It also helps while my ankle is still feeling tweaked from falling a few weeks ago!
So because of my missing nail, I had to get creative with my pedi. My inspiration behind this pedicure and the reason I used Thandie (besides it being a super pretty color) was to coordinate with these:
I had these in my medicine cabinet for Liam and thought they would work to cover my toe nail in public so that I could still wear sandals and flip flops. It actually works pretty well! Here is the finished look:
I realize this is slightly different than a typical summer pedi post, but what did you think? Do you have any other ideas that I can use to disguise my toe?
Have you tried any Julep nail polish? I have a long wish list I want to try. What is your favorite Julep polish?
Thanks for reading!