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How to give a Margarita Pedicure
Just the word Margarita makes most people feel happy. Everyone also loves pedicures! One reason is that we tend to groom from head to toe, thus if we are running short on time, our feet miss out on the entire grooming and pampering procedure. We just feel cleaner and prettier if we have been maintained clear down to our toes, kind of like wearing pretty underwear. Also, we have more nerve ending in our feet than in any other place on our body, making the massage feel amazing.
Although, It is very pleasurable to have a pedicure and is quite easy to give another person, giving yourself a pedicure is very uncomfortable. Bending over, regardless of how fit you are, cuts off your wind supply and twisting this much even for a contortionist still leaves you in the wrong position to get a clear view of what you are doing.
I have professionally used this recipe on salon goers arriving in parties up to twenty at a time. I have even been asked to come use it at affluent country clubs. You can save a lot of money giving yourself a margarita pedicure. You may pay anywhere from $80 to $100 in some cities to experience the Margarita Pedicure.
I mentioned Margarita Pedicure parties in the introduction, and as you can imaging, this makes for a great party theme, simply serve margarita’s, mexican food, and appetizers, don't forget the cute little umbrella's. Plan a party for a girls night out, family get togethers, bachelorette parties, birthdays or any celebration. Lets get started and leave your tootsies feeling like a babies bum while offering your skin many healthy benefits.
The basin (any large leek proof container that you can fit two feet in will work)
Antibacterial Hand soap
Toe Nail Clippers
Sanitizable nail File
Pumice stone or lava rock
Sunflower or jojoba oil
Flip Flops or pedicure sandals
Orange wood stick
About the Margarita Pedicure Scrub
The Margarita scrub is made up of three powerful effoliting ingredients. You can use this scrub on your entire body. However,like anything you put on your skin you should test the scrub on a small area of your body and wait several hours to make sure your skin doesn't have any negative reaction. Also be advised that any citrus scrubs can make you more susceptible to sun damage. So if you plan to be in the sun be sure to coat your skin with UV protection. When you are dry and slip on a clean top you will fill like it is sliding against silk. This also is the perfect scrub to exfoliate with prior to getting a spray tan. There are many benefits to using all natural scrubs, they are Parabens- free, preservatives used to create a longer shelf life for cosmetic and body treatments. Our skin is our largest organ and whatever we put on our skin ends up in our bloodstream. By using natural products you are sparing up to 200 chemicals from entering your body a day. Also, natural body care products are environmentally friendly.
Limes: The vitamin C found in limes applied to the skin provide antioxidant and disinfectant properties. Also, the protein acids in limes work as an exfoliate and can reverse the signs of aging. The limes tenderizes the skin making calluses easier to remove. The smell of citrus in aromatherapy has proven to increase happiness and energy.
Tequila: If you have ever used a recipe in which you marinated meat in alcohol, you can appreciate how it tenderizes meat/ flesh. Of course alcohol has been used as a deep cleaner and sanitizer for as long a I can recall. The alcohol also helps exfoliate and opens pores.
Sugar: Although salt is normally used on the rim of the margarita glass, and can be found in scrubs, I substitute it with sugar. The texture of the sugar serves the same benefits in exfoliation of the epidermis by sloshing away old skin cells. The result supple smoother skin. However, unlike salt that dries your skin, sugar hydrates your skin, pulling moister to your skin.
Prepare the Scrub
Mix a; 2 fl. ounces tequila, 1/4 of a cup of lime juice , a tablespoon of oil, with 1/2 cup of sugar (add more to thicken if necessary)
1. Place a towel where you intend to sit, cover where ever you legs may touch.
2. Sanitize all tools before using them and also between uses with 90 percent isopropyl rubbing alcohol, or barbicide that you can pick up at a public beauty supply outlets.
3. Prepare the basin, with warm water, fill the sanitized basin a little over half full (remember the water will rise when the feet are entered), add a tablespoon of hand soap. Place a towel on the floor and sit the basin on top the towel
4. Neatly lay out you supplies
5. If you are giving someone else a pedicure you may wish to sit on a stool and you will need to line your lap with a towel.
6. Line the cuticles with softener, place your feet in the water and allow to soak for ten to fifteen minutes.
7. Remove your feet one at a time and smear with Margarita scrub starting with the bottom of your feet to your knee’s. Rub thoroughly but lightly everywhere except were calluses have developed. Be more aggressive on stubborn calluses. Place the first foot back into the basin without rinsing the scrub.
8. Return to the first foot and again aggressively rub margarita scrub on troubled calluses. A)
Rinse the scrub.With the pumice stone begin to gently remove the yellowed areas of the callus. Be certain not to be to aggressive, calluses are Gods way of protecting your feet and are needed, the overgrowth is what needs to go! Return the foot to the water and repeat on alternate foot.
9. Use a towel to thoroughly pat your legs and the foot dry. Massage oil from the knee down, use the pusher now to push away all cuticle stuck to nail bed with gentle repetitive pushes toward the cuticle. Now clip toenails straight across with the nail clippers. Holding the nail file straight against the nail and moving in only one direction, file the nail straight across to the preferred length. Now carefully file to slightly round the corners. Place nail oil on the surface of the nail and use a buffer block to smooth the nail bed and remove any missed terisium. Repeat with the alternate foot
Slip on the flip flops and place a paper towel under the ball of your foot to protect the shoe from any polish drops, Insert toe separators, to clear the nail bed of any excess oils, thoroughly wipe all ten nail beds with a cotton ball of polish remover, apply base coat, apply one coat of nail polish, apply second coat of polish, apply top coat, wrap the end of an orange wood stick with a little cotton and dip into polish remover to clean up any polish that may have gotten on the skin
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