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Perfect pedicure at home

Pedicures can leave tired, worn down feet feeling soft, and fresh. Your feet carry your body weight during the day sometimes enduring painful shoes or conditions. The following recipe is super easy and takes about 15-30 minutes, depending on the length of time you prefer on your foot massage.Keep reading for a soothing pedicure in 3 easy to follow steps.

The following is a list of items needed to achieve a soothing pedicure.
-2 plastic rectangular containers/ foot spa
-water
-sea salt
-lavender or rosemary oil (optional)
-one lemon
-massage stones (optional)
-foot scrub
-antibacterial moisturizing soap
-pumice stone
-4 small towels
-toenail clipper
-toenail file
-cuticle pusher
-orangewood stick
-cotton
-nail polish remover
-cuticle oil
-massage lotion
-foot lotion
-nail polish
-base & top coat
-small bag for trash

Step 1.

Fill plastic containers up with warm water and stir in 2-3 tbsp. of sea salt and oils in each one. Squeeze half a lemon into each container.Soak two towels in hot (not scalding you don’t want to burn yourself) water, wring out excess water, and roll them up so they are ready when needed. Remove any nail polish, sit down in a comfortable area and place both feet in containers. Let your feet soak for 2-5 minutes.

*Pro-Tip: If you’re using plastic containers instead of a foot spa, keep warm water or a sink near to keep the water clean each time you dip your feet back in.
Step 2

Use soap and foot scrub to cleanse feet and remove dead skin. Take one foot out of the containers and use one of the warm towels to dry and massage foot. Place towel on floor and use it to prevent your foot from touching the floor. Cut toenails to desired length and use a file to shape evenly. use cuticle oil and around cuticles and the cuticle pusher to push down growing cuticles. Wrap a bit of cotton around an orangewood stick and use it to remove dirt or debris around toenail and under free edge. Use pumice stone to smooth down rough feet. Rub massage lotion between palms of your hands and rub over foot. Use knuckles and palms to massage arch and bottom of foot. Add more lotion if needed and massage toes with fingertips and gently tug at each toe in circular motions. Keep massaging foot, ankle and calf as long as you’d like. Throw away garbage in bag and empty old water to replace with new. Place massage stones at bottom of container and add oil for a soothing soak.

*Pro-Tip: Avoid using a cuticle cutter to prevent cuts, infections or inflammation.
Step 3

Repeat step 2 on opposite foot. Once complete take the first foot out of the water and use a dry towel to fully dry foot. Take your favorite moisturizing foot lotion, rub a quarter size amount between palms and massage over dry foot. Use base coat, your favorite color of nail polish, seal it with a top coat. Repeat process on opposite foot, sit back and relax till they dry:)

*Pro-Tip: Always using a base coat is a good idea. It prevents polish from staining natural nails, and top coat protects the color and helps delay chipping. Make sure to clean all tools & foot spa/containers after use.

Wen cleansing conditioner review

This Christmas i got a great gift.  I got soft, healthy hair that’s so easy to manage I’ve been on a flat iron hiatus!

The holidays are usually busy, so busy i never got around to getting a haircut. You might have seen infomercials on TV selling Wen and talking about how amazing this product is. Of course i was a skeptic, but i was enticed to try it. My very thoughtful hubby decided to surprise me by gifting me Wen tea tree cleansing conditioner, a miraculous sounding product meant for sensitive to dry/flaky scalps that’s free of detergent and other hair-stripping ingredients found in most shampoos and conditioners. Sounds good to me! So i gave it a try and after the first time using it i was hooked…

I am very lucky to have a head full of thick, long hair and  Wen literally cut my hair styling time in half. It even somehow managed to get rid of my split ends!  The smell of tea tree is so invigorating and it feels great on your scalp. My hair felt silky soft in the shower and all i had to do after  was towel dry the excess water out and blow dry close to my scalp for about 5 mins. I let my hair finish drying naturally and was so happy when it still looked good in the afternoon. It didn’t get super poofy and no frizzies! I usually wear my hair down and straight, it takes between 30-45 minutes just to straighten! My hair has a bit of a natural wave to it and I’ve been wearing it straight  for about six years now, since it’s long and i color it split ends and damage are inevitable. Tried and truly satisfied, Wen worked for me. My hair looks and feels soft, shiny and is split-end free!

Wen worked for me, and I hope it does the same for you 🙂 If you have tried Wen don’t be shy, share your experience with us!

Pro-tip: If you’d like to try Wen for yourself, I recommend ordering it through Amazon because if you order it from the infomercial they automatically put you on an auto-pay program.