A great DIY pedicure starts with the proper tools. Since there are tons of nail prep kits on the market, we narrowed down the selection and rounded up some of the best options you can buy. Each of our picks is travel-friendly and features all the proper equipment to enhance the look and feel of your feet. So whether you want a professional-level nail drill for refining tips or a more basic kit with manual clippers, files and more, you’re bound to find something here to suit your needs.
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1. Utilyze Manicure & Pedicure Set
This device has a powerful electric motor with 10 speeds and seven interchangeable attachments that shape, buff and file as well as remove ingrown toenails and calluses.
Pros: The attachments can rotate in any direction. Meanwhile, the drill includes a detachable light for enhanced visibility and a protective cover that collects debris to prevent messes. Everything comes in a convenient zippered travel pouch.
Cons: It’s not wireless, so you’ll need to use it near an outlet.
2. Keiby Citom Pedicure Kit
This chic kit contains 12 stainless steel tools including a small nail clipper, a larger clipper for cutting toenails and specially designed clippers for trimming small edges.
Pros: It also contains a cuticle peeling knife, cuticle trimmer, fork for removing dead skin, nail cleaner for removing dirt from underneath nails, a nail file, an ear pick, a blemish implement, tweezers and eyebrow scissors.
Cons: Some may wish the instruments are somewhat sharper.
3. Familife Manicure & Pedicure Set
This stainless steel set supplies 11 ergonomic implements, from traditional finger and toenail clippers to several different tools designed for cuticle removal, plus a nail file.
Pros: It comes in a deep purple or brown leather case with a soft suede interior that keeps everything tidy and in place. You also get ingrown toenail clippers, tweezers, brow trimming scissors and an ear pick tool.
Cons: Some may find the pouch a tad thick.
4. Stedi Pedi Pro Professional Home Pedicure Kit
This option includes an LED task light and illuminated magnifier so you can better see what you’re doing. The pink platform slides under a mattress or chair cushion, creating an optimal footrest.
Pros: The unit is compact, sturdy and folds up, allowing for easy storage and on-the-go use. It also comes with a convenient fan for drying toenail polish. The platform’s dimensions make it an ideal fit for a variety of foot sizes.
Cons: Some may find it can be tricky to open.
5. Airsee 203 Portable E-File
This nail drill has a powerful yet quiet motor and includes 11 attachments for grinding, carving, cutting, polishing and removing gel polish from both acrylic and natural nails.
Pros: A speed control button lets you adjust the speed up to 20,000 RPM. It’s incredibly lightweight and portable. It’s offered in three colors. You can also switch the direction in which it rotates. It comes with 56 sanding bands.
Cons: Some may wish the instructions were better.
6. Toullgo Pedicure Tools Kit
This kit contains 20 tools, including multiple callus remover tools, a cuticle pusher and nipper, several different sized nail files, traditional nail and toenail clippers and toe separators.
Pros: You also receive a tool for cleaning underneath your nails and toenails, a nail polish peeler and two foot rasps with ergonomic handles for exfoliating feet. The set comes with a clear plastic box that makes everything easy to store and travel with.
Cons: Some may find the clippers could be sturdier.