Monday, July 09, 2007

Spa Pedicure at Home.

I promised in an earlier post to tempt your tootsies so here you go. Something to do before you surf blog land looking for all the wonderful referrals coming out this month. Enjoy!

You will need:
Great attitude - this is a time for you
60 minutes
A favorite hot beverage
A good book
A chocolate treat of your choice!
A nail file of high quality
A feet file
A plastic or glass bowl big enough for a foot bath with warm water
Cotton balls
2 tablespoons of sugar
5 tablespoons of oil, and optional 3 drops of essential oil or lemon juice.
An orange wood stick
Nail polish remover
2 fluffy towels and a 2 small towels
Optional: nail polish of your preferred color and color base if you are using a strong color (this will take additional time)
hand or body lotion and oil (it can be body oil or a light vegetable oil such as olive or sunflower)
A nail clipper

1- Find a good place to get your pedicure; it has to have a a comfortable chair. Place all the ingredients and tools next to it. Place one of the towels on the floor
2- Mix 5 tablespoons of oil , essential oil or lemon juice and sugar
3- Prepare the foot bath with warm water, 4 tablespoons of oil. Place on the towel (the one you have put on the floor)
4- Wet the 2 small towels and put in the microwave so they get hot, then place them in a plastic bag for future use.
5- Pedicure time. Eliminate any nail polish you may have
4- Cut your nails and file them to your desire shape
5- Put your feet into the water and let them be there for 10 minutes (at least 5 minutes if you do not have time)
6- Now push your cuticles with the orange stick
7- Apply the scrub on your feet. Make sure every area is treated.
8- Wash it out with the foot bath water, dry the feet and move the foot bath to the side.
9- Gently apply some oil or cream to the nail and massage the cuticles
10- Wrap the towel around your hands and leave it on for 3 to 5 minutes or until they are not warm any more.
11- Get your feet file and pass it on the rough areas. If you are not applying polish, you are done; if not
12- Apply the base coat (transparent nail polish) wait for a minute or 2 and apply one coat of you color, wait 3 minutes and apply second coat.
13- Sit and relax with your book while the polish dries and sip on your favorite beverage while you indulge in our favorite chocolate treat! ( I thought the chocolate might perk a few of you up!)
Most important instruction of all enjoy youself!


Robin said...

Ahhh.. heavenly! I definitely could use a little of that right now. Thanks for sharing the recipe for stress relief!

Elise said...

The recipe sounds great!

Lisa and Doug said...

Sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

redmaryjanes said...

It sounds wonderful! Now, where can I hide from my family so I can enjoy it????

Elisa, Jarrod & Thomas said...

Sounds like total bliss...would be fun to share it with a great girly friend too.

Shionge said...

Just by reading this make me feel so relax already Debbie :) Tks for the tips!

Alyson & Ford said...

Thank you for visiting my adoption blog and giving me the web site for the cross stitch.
I will do better with my toes too...... you are too sweet for words.

LID 01/27/06

Janet said...

Ah...that sounds nice. I will need to print it out.....thanks!

Nadine said...

This sounds like fun. I'm going to have to try to make time for this.

OziMum said...

Sounds divine!

Doris & Dan said...

What a nice treat!

Keep smilin!

Lindsey said...

Sounds perfect after a stressful week.

Emmie said...

I may just have to give this one a try! Sounds like a fun thing my mom and I could do together! :) Thanks for sharing!

Gracie said...

I just may have to do that!

Holly said...

Sounds very fun and relaxing!

Jennifer "Jenny" said...

Looks like heaven to me :)

Ann said...

Hmmm....I think I'll print this out and "leave" it for hubby. Think he'll get the hint and spoil me.

Nikki & Larry said...

Larry and I are going to pamper each other tomorrow with your great tips. Thanks!

Maybe then I can post pics of my feet, lol!

Smiles! :o)