When was the last time you pampered yourself? Better yet-had someone do the pampering for you?
Lately I’ve been all about preserving my youth and doing things that make me happy. Ultimately, if I’m a happy camper then that means I’ll project my happiness onto everyone around me, right? Sounds like a win-win! So what does an alcohol-sounding pedicure have to do with it? Well, let me tell youuu *snaps fingers*
Pedicures are my favorite! There’s something just so relaxing about getting massaged on your legs and feet that just provides a state of-umm, how do you say-nirvana. And no, I am not a feet person. But when I tell you that this pedicure was h e a v e n, well I mean it! It also doesn’t hurt to have such a friendly and knowledgable aesthetician. *wink*
Last Thursday I had the pleasure of heading to Red Door Spa in Woodbury. This was my first visit as an ambassador so I was both nervous and excited! My nerves quickly disappeared upon entering the spa-maybe it was the ambiance? Or the smiles that greeted me as I walked in? Or maybe it was the combination. Either way I was immediately pleased and I didn’t get as far as 5 feet in the spa *laughs* #itsthelittlethings (don’t we all speak in hashtags?!)
First off, I love that they have a seasonal service. I think that’s what makes this more of a treat because it’s something they don’t offer regularly (so obviously we need to indulge when we can) and it’s created based on the particular season. Hence the Watermelon Basiltini Pedicure; it’s light and refreshing. And boy oh boy does it smell ah-mazing. Alright, let’s get into the fun part!
Elena, my aesthetician, greeted me and introduced me to the pedicure room. Essie is one of my favorite nail polishes because of their variety of colors and because I’m addicted to their names. How do you get that job? You can imagine my excitement when I saw a wall filled with polishes. Needless to say it took me a few minutes to actually pick a color, but I went for this beautiful pink/purple shade; Chastity.
The first step was pretty standard. She removed any callouses on my feet, old polish on my nails, and then trimmed and buffed them. Even though this part seemed like the norm it was very different in the aspect of her attention to detail. She took her time and that’s something that I can appreciate. All you really have to do it sit back and relax!
Next up was exfoliation! To exfoliate she used the Farm House Fresh Watermelon Basiltini Vodka scrub which smelled just like-you guessed it– watermelon. Can you say delicious? My favorite thing about the scrub was how delicate it was. It was soft enough so it didn’t irritate my legs and removed all of the dead skin. It left them feeling like a baby’s bottom!
Elena’s Tip: Don’t shave the day of your pedicure, especially one that involves exfoliation. It opens your pores and can increase your chance of irritability.
The Ultra Healing Body Balm was massaged onto the bottom of my feet for an even smoother finish. I loved this product because it absorbs into your pores and brings out the moisture allowing your feet to be summa’ time fine! I’m sure we can all use a bit of that! And you can use it on any other area of your body (other than your face) if you suffer from really dry skin so I’m definitely picking up this baby next time I’m in.
Now let’s talk about the massage. Oh-em-gee. The Whoopie Pie Butter Cream smells exactly like it. I would have thought I was in a bakery. Clearly, no complaints from me. It’s very light weight so it soaks into the skin and leaves a bit of a sheen, which is perfect for those tanned legs. You better believe Garry and I went out for dinner that night. I had to show ’em off!
My favorite part was the paraffin treatment. The wax and heat combined work as an additional form of keeping your feet moisturized plus it’s very therapeutic and comforting. I may or may not have dozed off for a few minutes *eekk*
After, she finished it off by painting my nails and I absolutely love them! The whole experience is definitely worth trying out. Trust me-you will thank me! I even stayed afterwards and hung out in the relaxation room for a little more zen. I haven’t felt that relaxed in a long, long time. A spa subscription wouldn’t be so bad after all *wink*