Here Is Everything You Need For An At Home Mani/Pedi

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I’m currently on my second set of press-on nails and I’m happy to report that I have not pulled a Monica.

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A pair of silica gel toe separators to help spread out your toes and make nail polish application a little easier — plus the flexible material is super comfy and can be put in the fridge to get nice and cool if you’re looking for a way to refresh your feet.


A very handy Olive & June The Poppy Manicure Tool designed specifically for any of us who aren’t so talented when it comes to polish application — it’s ergonomically designed to give you a wider and easier grasp of your brush so you can see and apply smoothly. It also fits on any nail polish bottle!


Promising review: «The Poppy helps control how you paint your nails. You will be able to make fewer mistakes while applying even coats of polish. While made for its namesake brand of polish, I also find that the Poppy works on CND Vinylux nail polish. The Poppy also works on Smith & Cult, Chanel, and Tom Ford nail polish since the caps come off, the Poppy will still perform. It’s also an ergonomic solution that helps you get a better grip of cap/brush.» —Eeescal14

Get it from Target for $15.99.


And on that note, a peel-off liquid nail polish barrier to help you protect the area around your nails from those often-inevitable invasions of polish when you’re applying a fresh coat.

Ellison’s Organics on Etsy


Ella + Mila soy nail polish remover made using lavender essential oil to moisturize nails and without any acetone or harsh acetates that can often dry out your skin and damage your nails and cuticles — plus it actually really works. It’s also vegan and cruelty-free.


Promising review: «I’ve hesitated to apply nail polish for a while as it seems my nails are so dried and cracked after using regular nail polish remover to remove the polish. I decided to give this product a try, expecting that it would be gentler on my nails but more than likely take more effort to remove the polish. Well, I was extremely surprised to learn that I was able to remove two coats of polish from my fingernails just as fast if not faster than when using regular acetone polish remover. It has a bit of an oily application which is nice as it feels like your nails are being nourished. I did not pre-soak my nails in polish remover. I simply put some polish remover on a cotton ball and used that same cotton ball to remove the polish off each nail. This product does not have that typical chemical smell which is great. For the record, I use Sally Hanson Insta Dri polish, which is what I removed very easily with this polish remover.» —Julie

Get it from Target for $11.49.


A pair of the legendary Baby Foot peel booties that’ll have your feet looking so freaking gross but then feeling so amazingly soft — your summer sandals won’t know what hit them.


Promising review: «Been using Baby Foot for several years. About once every two to three months. I wish they made it for hands. Great product. Takes seven days to start seeing the old weird skin falling off. By day 10, you have true baby-soft feet. Love it!» —SS

Get it from Dermstore for $25 (also available in a moisturizing foot mask).


A pack of pre-glued Kiss Gel Fantasy press-on nails to give you that artisanal manicure you love from the comfort of right in front of your TV — I’ve actually been wearing this set for almost a week now and have had no problems. I’ve cooked, washed dishes, even pretended to clean and they stayed on perfectly. The one recommendation I’d give is to make sure and follow the directions provided (which are SO easy) and size out what nails fit what fingers before you start applying.


Promising review: «Easy to glue on, it literally took two minutes for both hands. So far I’ve had them on for three days and so far so good. I did see minor chips on the tips but I filed the imperfections away.» —Maggie

Get a set of 24 nails from Target for $7.99.


A bottle of color changing gel nail polish that transforms depending on your «mood» — it’s actually based on whether your hands are cold or hot, just wait until you hold your iced coffee for a little too long! You’ll have a whole new manicure.

JOYAMIA Shop on Etsy


A kinda genius multi-way nail file designed with sides to buff, shine, shape, and file — all of which are clearly labeled and numbered so you know what you’re supposed to do first!

Beauty Geek Studio on Etsy


A gentle Butter London cuticle exfoliator to help remove dry, overgrown cuticles without ever having to cut them. After consistent use cuticles become so soft it makes it super easy to just push them back.

Butter London

Promising review: «Works great and I’m working with thicker cuticles. You may want to leave it on longer than two minutes or repeat a second time if you have more cuticle.» —Brooke G.

Get it from Butter London for $18. (Cruelty-free)


A set of reusable nail clips to make removing your gel and acrylic nails almost too easy. Just soak some cotton swabs with nail polish remover, place that on top of your nails, and then clip these bad boys over them to secure them in place. So easy.

Golden Depot on Etsy


A gorgeous set of iridescent Marmalade press-on nails in Moonlight — they’re designed in a perfectly shimmering matte finish and can be used multiple times (they come with a removal tool so you can safely take them off without damaging your nails or the set).

Marmalade Nails

Get a set of 24 from Marmalade Nails for $16.95.


A simple but effective mini LED nail light so you can secure and dry your gel manicure just like they do in the salon.


You can also find a complete gel nail starter kit (which includes the light) on Etsy for $63.96.

Get this light from Overstock for $27.49.


A soft-touch handle Amope extra coarse electronic foot file that is capable of buffing away that thick hard skin on the bottom of your feet. It has a 360-degree spinning roller head with diamond crystals that really get up in there and it’s refillable when it begins to dull.


Promising review: «Bought it after reading reviews. What stuck out was that this product works well over time and is a process…not a one-time use magic tool. Well, my feet were embarrassingly bad. It worked magic the first time. I can’t wait to see what else it does with continued consistent use.» —Renee

Get it from Target for $19.89.


A bottle of Sally Hansen No More Stains spray-on base coat great for adding that layer of protection for your nails so that those bold nail polish color choices don’t end up staining — plus it’s spray-on! No brush needed.


Promising review: «This base coat is the best one I have ever used. It is really simple and gives your nails real protection, plus it contains ingredients that make your nails healthy and strong. After using it, your nail color goes on very smoothly. It dries quickly and I also noticed that after using this my nail color stayed on a bit longer. After removing my polish there were no stains on my nails like I normally get. In short, it’s a must-have product for anyone who loves wearing nail colors. I would highly recommend.» —pinkpinky

Get it from Walgreens for $8.99.


A jar of moisturizing and gentle Herbivore Amethyst body polish to really give your skin the same gentle exfoliation it gets at the salon. It’s made with magnesium-rich salt, organic virgin coconut oil, Jasmine Sambac, and real amethyst crystal for a luxe polish that’s good for basically every skin type.

Credo Beauty

Promising review: «The perfect scrub that isn’t too abrasive yet gets the job done. It also leaves a nice seal of coconut oil on the skin for extra softness. I highly recommend! A bit pricey but you get a lot of product.» —Kendel P.

Get it from Credo Beauty for $44.


An eight-piece manicure set complete with stainless steel coated tools and a sturdy leather carrying case so you have everything you need to trim, file, cut, and perfect your nails.

Nordstrom Rack

Kit includes leather holding case, tweezers, cuticle scissors, two nail clippers, a nail file, a cuticle pusher, a razor, and blades.

Get it from Nordstrom Rack for $19.97.


A bubbling HoMedics deluxe foot spa which features a heated bubble massage, integrated splash guard, raised nodes at the base (for a gentle massage), and a toe-touch control so you literally don’t have to lift a finger to control it…just a toe.

Urban Outfitters

Promising review: «I really enjoy it. It is very relaxing and gives good massages. The one thing is, it does make a lot of noise when using it. But other than that it is really nice and a fun present.» —JulietJuliet

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $25.


A bottle of slightly scented Blossom cuticle oil infused with real flowers and designed to soften and hydrate cuticles — plus, it’s just a really pretty bottle to have on your makeup table.


Promising review: «Smells so good and my cuticles are starting to look refreshed!» —ThatgirlinTx

Get it from Target for $6.99.


A bottle of the critically acclaimed Philosophy Hand of Hope hand and cuticle cream that works by giving you a long-lasting, non-greasy, quick-absorbing formula designed to soften your hands but also protect them from getting dry again.


Promising review: «I have extremely dry skin. With incessant handwashing during this COVID-19 season, the skin on my hands is like sandpaper and my cuticles are painful from cracking. This lotion is exactly what my hands need!» —GraceM

Get it from Nordstrom for $20.


A pack of perfectly designed Cha Cha nail covers — this magical set is inspired by Harry Potter but their site has SO many great options (everything from Adam Driver to gold and metallic silhouettes) to liven up your manicure. They work on all surfaces and can be used on natural nails, acrylics, or gels and seal perfectly under a regular top coat or a gel top coat.

Cha Cha Covers

Get this set of 15 from Cha Cha Covers for $6.


An essential pack of cotton rounds which you might already have at home but just in case these are great to help you get the most of your nail polish remover while you scrub away your old chipped polish.


Promising review: «These hold up pretty well and are so much better priced than the ‘name brand’ ones. I use them to apply toner, take off eye makeup, remove nail polish, etc., and they hold up pretty well.» —kristen3970

Get a pack of 100 from Target for $1.99.


A bag of classic Dr Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt in their eucalyptus and spearmint formula which is designed to give your tired feet some much-needed relief — you can use it in the tub too. One reviewer noted closing up their shower drain and putting some in for a quick and relaxing soak even when time is limited.


Promising review: «I have so many problems with my feet. Thank goodness for all the wonderful types of salt. I work two jobs so some mornings I close the tub and add this to it and let my feet soak while I shower. Even a short time is so helpful and relaxing!» —Zopaga

Get it from Target for $4.89.


A bottle of OPI’s three-in-one Start to Finish which will fill in as a strengthener and your base and topcoat. Your nails will be left stronger and with a great shine that helps prevent your polish from chipping.


Get it from Target for $11.99.


A tube of the best-selling L’Occitane shea butter foot cream designed to melt away into skin and get rid of dryness — no stickiness or greasiness to be seen.


Promising review: «I’m pretty picky when it comes to lotions because I really don’t like the greasy sensation many lotions leave behind. This is even more true when it comes to my feet, so I’ve had a hard time finding a foot-specific lotion that completely absorbs without leaving a layer of slime behind. This product exceeded my expectations and after just one use I can notice a difference. And no greasy feeling!! I try to apply it when I know I’m not going to be walking anywhere for about 15 min.» —Scully

Get it from L’Occitane for $29.


A pack of Kiss full coverage nails that you can paint, cute, file, change in whatever way you want your manicure — the kit also comes with the glue included and with 10 different sizes to fit you perfectly.


Promising review: «Easy to apply, but do make sure you get glue all the way around your nail — especially at the tip and around the acrylic nail. I bought them to apply nail strips over, and they worked perfectly. Also, you can cut/file them down to the desired length/shape.» —Great basic coffee maker

Get a pack of 100 from Target for $5.49.


A relaxing and soothing L’Occitane lavender essential oil — a few drops in your pedicure tub and you won’t even realize you’re not at the spa.


Promising review: «By far the most delicate and soothing essential lavender oil. Walking by one of your L’Occitane stores I was drawn in by the fragrance and will definitely purchase it again. I was so pleased with finding the Lavender that I forgot to buy the hand cream I fell in love with.» —Elsie

Get it from L’Occitane for $14.


And an easy to use gel polish kit with nearly everything you need to get the gel manicure of your dreams.

Sally Beauty

This kit includes a top coat, base coat, bonder, passionate pink gel polish color, and a 1 oz. two-in-one dehydrator and cleansing wipe.

To get a great gel manicure you’ll also need acetone, alcohol, and if you want to create art a brush or dotting tool.

Get this kit from Sally Beauty for $16.99.

See you all on the flip side with perfect nails.

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The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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