How to Get Your Feet Sandal-Ready

This spring, we’re partnering with our favorite style bloggers to show us how they wear this season’s hottest trends. From makeup tutorials to style tips, we’re excited to see how these fashionistas take runway trends and make them all their own.

This week, we’re welcoming Sam from Samantha Elizabeth to show us how she pampers her feet with a DIY pedicure. This easy 8-step routine will make sure your toes are as ready as you are for the warmer months ahead.



This warmer spring weather has me dreaming of summer days that are right around the corner! It also has me realizing that my feet and toes need a little TLC. I sadly noticed how I’ve neglected them all winter long. Today I am taking you through a simple step-by-step process on how you can give yourself an enjoyable home pedicure that will brighten up your tootsies and make them feel loved again! And I’ve found some amazing products from Meijer to help with the process.


Step 1: Soak feet for about 15 minutes in a bowl or container of warm water with a dissolved cup of Dr. Teal’s Epsom Bath Salt.


Step 2: Once feet look and feel soft and supple, take them out of the water and dry them off. Then gently, yet vigorously, scrub any callouses and rough spots with this easy-to-use handheld Kiss Pedicure File.


Step 3: Since my toenails aren’t very long, I simply used the emery board from this really convenient Red Carpet Manicure Accessories Kit to file and shape them.


Step 4: Also in the Red Carpet Manicure Accessories Kit is a cuticle and pro black buffing stick. I used the buffing stick to push back my cuticles while they were still soft and cleaned the nail beds gently.


Step 5: Time for the first base coat of nail polish! I have always been an OPI fan and love that Meijer has a wide selection of OPI nail polish! I made sure to grab the OPI Start to Finish Base Coat, Top Coat and Strengthener. This 3 in 1 combo is a simple and convenient way to make sure your color lasts.


Step 6: I let the base coat dry (it dries super quick, another thing I love about OPI products). For the color, I used OPI Red (NL L72). The color included some really red hues but also had a bit of a pink tone to it that I liked. I felt it would warm up my (currently pale) skin – and it did! I then used the OPI Start to Finish and applied a thin top coat to protect my color!


Step 7: Then I applied a Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Crème all over my feet and ankles. The moisture it provides did just the trick to leave my feet looking fresh and sandal ready!


Step 8: I also love the look of a dainty and stylish anklet. I found this lovely one in Meijer’s jewelry section and felt it did just the trick to finish the total look.

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When everything was said and done, my feet felt amazing. I love the feeling of clean, fresh, relaxed feet and toes. I can’t wait to dig out my warm weather sandals and open-toed shoes!

Sam is the fashionista behind Samantha Elizabeth, a blog full of lovely tips for beauty, style and DIY, as well as home décor how-to’s and cooking recipes. Follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

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