Using a circular motion, massage a quarter-size dollop of cream all over your feet and lower legs. Then, with the knuckle of your index finger, press down gently into the arch of one foot and knead; repeat on the other foot. The mini massage will relax your feet while boosting circulation, which reduces swelling.
Now you’re ready to apply color. This summer’s pedi colors are not for shy girls—we’re talking hot pink, shocking purple, and juicy tangerine. Starting just above the cuticle, sweep the bristles down the center of your nail toward the tip of your toe. Then sweep color on each side and across the edge of your nail. After you’ve done all 10 nails, add a second coat. To prevent chipping and seal in color, layer on a finishing topcoat.
When your nails are just about dry, massage in a few drops of oil to cuticles. It will pump up shine and creates a barrier to protect against smudges.