It's a task I promised myself, that whatever the situation may be... it is going to be a must to get at least a pedicure once a month. When I was a teenager, I tried doing my toenails and fingernails myself. But as always it didn't turn out as nice compared to how a professional does it. From then on, I relied on experts to do my nails. At this time I had to make an exception. Since I didn't get my anti-tetanus shot for my present pregnancy, aside from hair treatments, manicure and pedicure are also not advisable. Later on, it became uncomfortable for me looking at my sore feet with an unexplainable- looking toenails. I can live without having my fingernails done... but my toenails... well, that's a different story.
To make the long story short, I ended up cleaning and painting my own toenails. I have been doing it since June. I don't want to risk getting exposed to pedicure instruments used in salons, but at the same time, I still want my feet to look good. It's very basic, cleaning, brushing, cutting of nails, disinfecting then I paint it, usually with a deep shade of red. It may not be as perfect as the ones done from the salon. Personally, I think I'm doing a good job. Well, at least to make my feet look more presentable (lol!) it's still better without nothing at all. I never thought that I'll be able to do it, I'm so bad when it comes to nail polish application... It's one of those days when I was left with no other choice but to do it myself. It's fun... It's relieving to know that I don't need to go to the salon all the time to have my nails done.