Beautiful Feet Tips
Get your feet ready for sandal season with these summer beauty essentials. Plus, learn how to quickly file and polish your toes when you don't have time for a pedicure
"Out of sight, out of mind" works well for messy rooms (cram stuff in the closet) and troublesome in-laws (Visit? Love to, but...). It's fine for your feet all winter, too -- but with open-toe-shoe weather upon us, it's time to spruce up. Below, a bare-minimum toenail tweak for when you don't have time for a full pedi, from celeb manicurist Elle.
1. File nails so they aren't ragged. If you're okay without color, use a ridge filler, which will smooth everything out, and call it a pedicure. Try: Barielle Natural Nail Camouflage, $16; barielle.com.
2. Want color? Use a neutral shade and you can skip the base coat (plus, mistakes will be less noticeable). With a richer color, you'll need the extra step of applying that base first.
3. Apply a quick-dry topcoat. "After a few minutes, swipe nail with some oil to keep the cuticles looking refreshed," Elle says. Try: Dashing Diva Flash Dry Topcoat, $10; dashingdiva.com.