Update: This story was originally published on May 4. We thought you guys might like a little weekend DIY project to help you show off your toes in your new summer sandals.
While part of us is rejoicing that we can finally bust out our best open-toed shoes, the more practical half is looking at our neglected tootsies and wondering if we'll look totally crazy wearing socks all summer. Getting your peds pampered weekly is a surefire way to make your lower half look presentable — and to go bankrupt trying to pay for all those pricy salon visits.
With that in mind, we asked Emma Lara, the nail expert at Haven Spa in NYC, to concoct a DIY pedicure you can do in the comfort of your living room. From shaping your talons to a sweet-smelling mask that will soften your feet up stat, here is the DL on getting your down-below digits ready for the big unveil.
Photographed by Guang Xu