Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Beauty Tip Tuesday - Brighten Your Nails!

It's almost summer ladies, are your feet ready for it? I know mine need a pampering for sure!

Do you ever remove fingernail polish from your toe nails and wish that bright white nails would appear, only to be disappointed because after having nail polish on them for so long, they are now discolored? Well, I have nails that are not so pretty at the moment and I know exactly what I am going to do!

The trick is to soak those feet in lemons!
Slice up some lemons and squeeze them into a basin of hot water to soak your feet. You can even throw in some mint leaves, if you want ( I usually don't. Just the lemons are good enough for me).  Make sure to leave some lemons freshly sliced and un-squeezed to roll around on the nails to brighten and whiten and get rid of that yucky yellow color the polish can leave behind.

You can also exfoliate your hands and feet with lemons by making your own Coconut-Lemon Sugar Scrub. 


Juice of 1 lemon
4oz. coconut oil
4oz. granulated sugar

1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

2. Rub the mixture over your hands and feet for at least one minute.

3. Rinse off and apply moisturizing lotion. Alternatively, for an extra special treat, brush off any excess sugar and slide your feet into a pair of socks, leaving them on overnight. The coconut oil will have been absorbed by the morning, leaving your feet smooth, silky and glamorous!

You could also use brown sugar instead or baking soda instead of sugar. Whatever you have available sitting in your cabinet.

You can also find a list of other great uses for lemons here.

Enjoy your beautiful nails!



  1. So we all know that I'm lemon obsessed and I'm going to have to totally try this (my purple toenail polish left my nails gray tinted)!

    Thanks for the linky love :)

  2. Great idea! I'm ready to soak my feet in something nice!