Amazing Mother’s Day Giveaway! DIY Pedicure Supplies and Pedicure Tutorial!

Mother’s Day is two weeks away and if you haven’t decided on a gift for your mom yet, I bet she would love a pedicure! If you can’t get to the salon for some pampering, I am going to show you how to spoil her in the comfort of home! And first things first, you should enter my giveaway to win almost everything you need to give her an amazing, unforgettable Mother’s Day pedi!

Mother's Day Giveaway

To qualify for the giveaway there are a few rules. I have listed them below:

1. You must be following my Chic Nail Styles Page on Facebook and share this blog post on your wall. Click on the link below to start following me!

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2. You must comment on this blog post. In your comment, I want you to tell me what you would give your mom on Mother’s Day if you could give her anything your heart desires. I know she deserves it! To comment, click on the “Leave a Reply” box at the bottom of this page and follow the directions. πŸ™‚
3. Please Pin the “Mother’s Day DIY Pedicure Giveaway” picture above to Pinterest. Simply click on the Pinterest icon in the top left corner and it will take you to your Pinterest account.
4. I will only ship to the U.S. If you don’t live in the U.S. you will be responsible for shipping charges.
5. If you are under the age of 18, I need your parents permission to send you the prize.
6. Giveaway ends on May 6. Hopefully you will get it in time to give your momma a pedi!
7. This contest is open to all my friends and family but I promise the winner be picked from a random drawing!

The prize package is super sweet! It’s valued at over $80 and includes everything listed below:

OPI Papaya Pineapple Scrub (I am having a hard time parting with this because it is seriously HEAVENLY!)
CND Scentsations Mango & Coconut Lotion (My favorite massage lotion and it will smell splendidly with the scrub!)
China Glaze For Audrey Nail Polish (my number one favorite nail polish color!)
OPI I Eat Mainly Lobster Nail Polish (my number two favorite nail polish color!)
Essie Winter Collection Trial Sizes (not pictured but includes Where’s My Chauffeur, Snap Happy, Leading Lady, and Beyond Cozy)
OPI Strawberry Margarita (not pictured)
Seche Vite Top Coat
CND Sticky Base Coat
2 Pairs of OPI toe separators
2 yellow foam buffing blocks
2 wood nail files
1 metal cuticle pusher
1 package wood orange sticks
2 Star Pro Foot Files (read more about them HERE)
1 Bottle CND Nourishing Polish Remover (not pictured)
1 Trial size bottle CND ScrubFresh (not pictured)

I cannot wait to hear what everyone would give their Mom’s if they could give her anything! And I cannot wait to see who will be receiving this amazing prize package!

Tutorial for a super deluxe DIY Mother’s Day Pedicure

I gave my terrific, wonderful, dear mother a pedicure a few weeks ago and as I was preparing for her arrival early that morning, I realized this would be the perfect inspiration for a blog post! My mom does not get a pedicure nearly as often as she deserves. She works so hard taking care of her mom/my grandma, who is 93 years old. She helps me and her other four kids (2 awesome brothers, 2 fabulous sisters) so much. She has been faced with many challenges in her young life that would put a lot of people over the edge. She does so much for everyone else around her, and the least she could do for herself is tell her professional nail technician of a daughter to give her a pedicure once a month. Needless to say, our schedules don’t quite coincide as well as we would like. But we finally made it work, and of course I took tons and tons of pictures to document this special day!

To get started, you can add a little extra atmosphere by providing a snack for your mom, playing her favorite station on Pandora, picking flowers from your garden, offering her a refreshing drink, or burning a scented candle…

Spring rolls, hot tea, music, flowers...

Spring rolls, hot tea, music, flowers…

healthy spring rolls with homemade almond coconut dressing

healthy spring rolls with homemade almond coconut dressing

Burn a scented candle...our sense of smell is the number one way to increase our mood!

Burn a scented candle…your sense of smell is the number one way to improve your mood!

I placed fresh roses from my garden in a Mason jar...

I placed fresh roses from my garden in a Mason jar and let my mom choose the playlist from Pandora…

The first thing you will need is a foot tub. I used the Footsie Pedicure Bath. I love the Footsie Bath because they have disposable liners and they heat and shake and vibrate for a little extra oomph! If you plan on giving yourself or your friends/family a lot of at home pedi’s, I would recommend investing in a Footsie Bath. The cost will run anywhere from $80-120 and you will have to buy the disposable liners 100 at a time, which cost between $70-100.

Click to buy a Footsie Pedi Tub at Sally Beauty

Click to buy a Footsie Pedi Tub at Sally Beauty

If you don’t want to spend the money on the Footsie system right now, my next soaking recommendation would be a beverage tub from Target. The cost for this is around $14-20. You can add some hot rocks to the bottom of the tub for added enjoyment.

Click here to buy a beverage tub like this at Target

Click here to buy a beverage tub like this at Target

And if you don’t want to spend any extra money right now on a soaking system, just use your largest kitchen mixing bowl you have. Everyone’s got one of those extra large metal bowls sitting at the bottom of their cabinet collecting dust right? If yours isn’t collecting dust and you use it on a regular basis mixing yummy treats, you might not want to use it for a pedicure. In that case, you could use a cleaning bucket. Just make sure you rinse it really well. Cleaning chemicals are not meant for skin contact.

I arranged my mom’s pedicure in my living room so she could watch a show if she so chose to. I also have big windows in my living room that let in lots of natural light for me and offer a pretty view of the greenery for my mom. My living room has carpet floorings, so I moved our computer chair plastic floor thingy (you know what I mean right?) to where I was placing the pedicure tub and then put a bath towel under the Footsie tub to soak up any splashed water. If you are doing it on tile or wood floors, I would just put a bath towel down and dry up any splashes when you are done. I have a pedicure footrest I bought on Amazon for $25–HERE is the link to it. Obviously, if you don’t plan on doing a lot of pedicures, you wouldn’t want to spend the money on this. However, if you do want to start painting toes or giving pedicures to friends and family, this footrest is AMAZING and well worth the $25! If you don’t buy the footrest, just have your mom rest her foot on your lap. Your lap will have a nice clean bath or dish towel over it, of course. πŸ™‚

I sat on a little folding stool I bought at TJ MAXX for $9. I LOVE these stools and use them all the time for everything! If you don’t have a stool, lower a computer chair down to the lowest setting, use a house stool, a small table, or you can even kneel on the floor and just have your mom put her feet on the floor while you are working on them.

Here is a pic of my pedicure station…

Here is what my pedicure station looks like!

Here is what my pedicure station looks like! Click to enlarge

I have two little end tables I placed next to my station to set all my tools on. I also placed a clean, fresh towel anywhere my tools would touch. I am a clean freak when it comes to feet–you can spread germs and fungus and all kinds of gross things around if you don’t use sanitary methods. Nobody wants ugly fungus on their toe nails. πŸ™‚ You will also want about 3-4 extra hand towels for drying her feet. I like to have lots of extra towels on hand just in case they get dirtier than I anticipated. Also, when you are clipping and filing toe nails and pushing back cuticles, please be VERY careful! Don’t hurt your mom! Be gentle and proceed with care and love πŸ™‚ Be sure to use lots of hand sanitizer throughout the entire procedure. Sanitize your hands and your mom’s feet right off the bat. Lather her feet up in sanitizer before they enter the foot tub.

Here are the steps for the DIY Pedicure:

DIY Pedicure

HERE is a link to a good foot massage tutorial.

A few other ideas would be to add a mask to her feet after step 3 or a paraffin dip after you’ve massaged both feet. If she has really dry cracked heels, scrub her heels with the foot file after you’ve sanitized her feet but before you put them in the water. Just put a towel down over the water and your lap to keep it from getting too dirty. I also love Callus Eliminator, which you can buy at Sally Beauty. You would put this on after you clip and file her toe nails and let it sit with a plastic baggy for five minutes. You need to be really careful with Callus Eliminator though because it can damage healthy skin. Make sure you only get it on dry skin. It works wonderful to get rid of tough calluses though. If you have nippers, you can gently clip her dry skin around her toe nails, but the key word is gently. You need to be very careful with feet because they are more prone to infection than other parts of our body. You can use a cuticle remover as well, which you would apply after you have clipped and filed her toe nails. If you soak her feet long enough, you shouldn’t need one as the skin will be soft enough to push back voluntarily. I usually try to push back my cuticles on my toes after I shower at least once a week.

Here are a few more pics from my mom’s pedicure…we had a lot of fun! πŸ™‚

I sprinkled rose petals in her water for an extra special touch!

I sprinkled rose petals in her water for an extra special touch!

Mom was able to check out her phone while she was soaking her worries away...

Mom was able to check out her phone while she was soaking her worries away…

Sophie, our Brussels's Griffon, enjoyed Mom's pedi too!

Sophie, our Brussels’s Griffon, enjoyed Mom’s pedi too!

Here I am working hard! Wear comfy clothes when you give your mom her pedi!

Here I am working hard! Wear comfy clothes when you give your mom her pedi!

My mom has cute toes!

My mom has cute toes!

We used CND Hotschke Totschke and OPI Which is Witch with hand placed hex glitters...

We used CND Hotschke Totschke and OPI Which is Witch with hand placed hex glitters…

If this sounds like too much work, take you and your Mom to your favorite salon and spoil yourselves with a girls day out! I’m sure you both deserve it!

Let me know if you have any questions and I can’t wait to hear from everyone! Remeber the giveaway ends May 6 at midnight!


by Anna

26 thoughts on “Amazing Mother’s Day Giveaway! DIY Pedicure Supplies and Pedicure Tutorial!

  1. Kendra Thomas says:

    If I could give my mother anything it would be happiness. She has to find happiness with herself before she can find happiness in a relationship.

    • Anna says:

      If we could just bottle happiness the world would be a much better place! I totally understand what you mean Kendra! :-)))) I wonder why some people have such a hard time finding happiness within themselves….thanks girl!!! Xoxo! :)))))

  2. Mary Russell says:

    Thank you, again, Anna! That was definitely something that you had planned out every little detail. The music (I loved), the tea, the candle scent, the views out your window, the spring rolls and dip (both my favorites) and even a little sleepy eyed pooch behind me, keeping watch over the whole ordeal.
    Whenever you have done me, whether at home or previously at the salon, you have never “cut corners” and it has always been a very special treat. I am so lucky to have a daughter who does my nails and one who does my hair. Covered head to toe…but, if we can talk Sarah into being a masseuse, I can get everything in between covered too. πŸ™‚
    I have given MY mother pedi’s also; never thought to add the little touches you did but…actually, I think I will give her one for Mother’s Day and even add the rose petals. That was such a nice touch and will really surprise her. I think it would even be nice to add some essential oil to the water; my favorite for soaking in the tub is either Rosemary or Eucalyptus. Mom can’t smell though, so I guess SHE won’t appreciate that, but as the pedicurist, I sure would like that wafting up into my nostrils.
    To me, these kinds of things are the very best gifts and free pretty much. We can all give a gift of service to someone we love or someone going through a hard time. I like to give (and GET) foot rubs at times like that. That is my favorite part of the pedi!!!!! (It never lasts long enough.)
    This is a fun blog post and I think can be really helpful in getting someone jump-started if you are stumped as to what to give Mom for Mother’s Day! Great ideas!

  3. Mary Russell says:

    Oh, BTW, what a neat thing! The “Give-a-Ways”. Wow, nice things to win! I posted this on my Pinterest, forgot to add some extra words to it, but maybe can go back and do it. I didn’t see where to hit to follow you, I think I already did that though, off to the side list. ?
    This is such a fun blog site to come and read. I am enjoying it very much!

    • Anna says:

      Hi Mom and everyone!
      Be sure to click on the top picture, the one that shows all the nail products in the background and DIY Mother’s Day Pedicure Giveaway logo. Also, to follow me on Facebook, just click on the Facebook icon and it will take you to my Facebook page.

      Thanks sooooo much!!!!!


  4. Dawn says:

    I would give my mom a cancer free body. She has beat it once and is in the process of beating it again, but the chemo is really wearing her down. She is amazing and makes me want to be like her. . .optimistic and strong!

    • Anna says:

      Oh my goodness Dawn I can’t think of a better Mothers Day Gift. She sounds like an amazing lady!!! She sure has a wonderful daughter πŸ™‚

  5. Sarah says:

    I’d give my mom the freedom to go and do whatever she wants, and I’d throw in a kayak, a pontoon boat, and a VW van for fun. πŸ™‚

  6. Rosemary ford says:

    My mom is no longer with me I miss her so much I lost
    her in2003 used to give her pedicure all the time she loved it now I give my husbands mother manicures and pedicures all the time she would really loves this. She has so graciously taken the place of my mother and I love her for this. Thank you for the chance to help make
    mothers fill special.

    • Anna says:

      I’m so sorry you lost your mom Rosemary–I’m sure she just absolutely loved getting pedi’s and mani’s from you πŸ™‚ That’s such a wonderful memory to have, and you are so kind to do the same for your mother-in-law now. My mother in law would love it if I would pamper her like that :))) Thanks so much for entering–take care :))))

  7. Whitney says:

    I would give my mom a trip to NYC so she could enjoy all her favorite broadway shows! I would also make sure my brother got home safely from Afghanistan. Nothing would make her happier πŸ™‚

    • Anna says:

      This is probably a really dumb question, but has your mom been to NYC/Broadway Whitney? Probably a dozen times πŸ™‚ She would be the funnest person to go to the city with for sure! When does your brother get home?? He flies helicopters right? I can’t imagine how hard that would be to have a child over there right now! Thank you so much for entering my little giveaway :)))

  8. Kira says:

    I would give my Mom the biggest hug ever! We used to get pedicures together on Mothers Day weekend, it was a really fun tradition! Grateful for wonderful mothers! Love your website, you are so talented Anna!

    • Anna says:

      I think that would be the best Mother’s Day ever, for everyone I know, if you could give your Mom the biggest hug ever πŸ™‚ I love your tradition of getting Pedis on Mother’s Day…your Mom had to be the funnest (and cutest and sweetest!) Mom in town :)) love you! Thanks for entering :))))

  9. Nicole says:

    I would love to take my mom on a vacation for mothers day. Somewhere tropical! And get mani pedis at a spa of course πŸ™‚

    • Anna says:

      I want to come with you guys Nicole! My dream vacation would be to go to a tropical location and spend a week (or a month) at an ultra swank, luxurious spa right on the beach and just get pampered all day long! Thanks for entering my giveaway girl! :)))

  10. Ruth says:

    My parents are in Africa have been for 8 months and will be for another yr my mo misses her kids and grandkids so much so if I could give her anything it would me to get us all over to see her. πŸ™‚

    • Anna says:

      Oh my gosh I bet you guys all miss each other so much Ruth! Even though your parents are there doing so many good things, it must be super hard to be apart, especially at Mother’s Day and the holidays. I wish I could send all your family over there to visit them! :))) Thanks for entering–love ya! :)))

  11. Valerie says:

    I would love to give my Mom a Girls weekend trip to the Coast with me and my sisters. It has been a very long time since all of us have gotten together! That would be so much fun!

    • Anna says:

      That sounds like so much fun Valerie! I know my mom would love nothing more than to hang out with her three daughters for a few days on a girls trip :))) Thanks for entering!!! :)))

  12. Ashley says:

    I would give my mom a house cleaner for a month. She has 4 kids under 14 and also has my sister and her husband AND 3 kids living with them. Poor lady is constantly cleaning!!!!

    • Anna says:

      She sounds like a very busy lady Ashley! I bet she would looooove a housekeeper for a month…and a chef….and a chauffer :))) Thanks for entering my little giveaway! :)))

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