May 16 2014

Orange Vanilla Pedicure

Orange Vanilla Pedicure-

beyond spaI was so happy to treat my Mother and daughter to a bit of pampering while my Mother was visiting. I don’t do this kind of thing for myself so it was extra special to go to Beyond Spa and have a fabulous orange vanilla  pedicure with two of the most wonderful women in the world!

We selected the orange vanilla pedicure because it included exfoliating, massaging and softening of our feet for the summer sandal season. (  I took all of these photos with my phone and the ambiance was perfect but very dark for photography)

We were given heated lavender neck wraps when we arrived and escorted to a lovely waiting area.

beyond spa waiting room

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We didn’t wait long until we were settled into our chairs, sipping cold drinks and soaking our tootsies.

beyond spa pedicure area(image source)


lemon water

My Mother enjoyed every minute of the pampering.

She certainly deserved this little treat. I had been ill and needed this little pick me up too.My daughter has five children ( ages 4-almost 15) she definitely needed it :-)

 orange vanilla smoothie pedicure

A lovely esthetician (Jeanie) took good care of me and paid extra attention to massaging my legs. It was heavenly♥

My daughter enjoyed her soothing eye gel pack ( she is good sport letting me post this photo :-)

gel eye pack

The 75 minutes of orange vanilla  bliss flew by and we all left with a big smiles on our faces and very happy toes.

beyond spa happyhappy toes beyond spa

( during the orange vanilla pedicure your feet are soaked in orange infused water and an orange vanilla scrub is used for exfoliating  your feet Your legs are massaged with the scrub too and then an orange cream lotion . I don’t know what they use exactly but it was wonderful.

orange vanilla pedicure

I did a little tweaking to my usual pedicure soak and you can do something similar at home. But if you get a chance I suggest a trip to Beyond Spa ( this sounds like an ad, giggle).

orange vanilla pedicure

Orange vanilla pedicure
Basin or tub
5 Drops tea tree oil
1 tsp. Orange oil
3 Slices fresh orange
8 Cups warm water
1/2 Cup Epsom salts
3 to 5 Drops vanilla essential oil
Let your feet soak for 15 -30 minutes
(Exfoliate, trim nails, lotion and add polish etc.)

When was the last time you had a professional pedicure?

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  1. Shady Del Knight

    I’ll bet you didn’t expect me to comment on this topic, Katie. Believe it or not, I recently went for both a manicure and a pedicure! After a great deal of arm twisting, Mrs. Shady convinced me to go with her to a similar salon where we sat in chairs that gave us a continuous deep massage. We both got our hands, legs and feet massaged by hand followed by the manis and pedis, complete with hot wax wraps and the whole nine yards. I was the only man in the place but I thoroughly enjoyed it

    1. Katherines Corner

      Oh my friend how wonderful! I am so happy to know you enjoyed such a luxurious time with your wife. I enjoyed the leg massage too! They have a couples section at this spa too. There were several couples waiting in the waiting are when we were there. When I mentioned it to my hubby he replied “no thank you”, giggle. I think I will share your comment with him. Hugs!

  2. Janine Huldie

    Aww, you three are beautiful and loved seeing pictures of your mom and your daughter here today. Looked like a fun day and glad you got to do this together while your mom was visiting. And thank you for haring the pedicure recipe with us (I love the orange/vanilla scent and may need to try soon). Have a wonderful weekend now :)

    1. Katherines Corner

      You are such a sweetheart. We had a lovely time together and it really was a treat. I hope you will try the pedicure for yourself my friend. You deserve it xo

  3. KizzyDoll

    This looks like bliss, I could do with some relaxation like this :)) Super recipe to, I will have to try it!! Hope you have a great weekend xx

    1. Katherines Corner

      enjoy my friend , hoping your weekend is as sweet as you are. Sending big hugs your way!!!

  4. Missy

    I have never had a professional pedicure. I’m going to have to try this at home, I have everything but the vanilla essential oil and I am out of epsom salts. Thank you!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Missy I hope you will enjoy this little bit of bliss at home. xo

  5. debbie@Deliciously Inspired

    Sounds heavenly.

    1. Katherines Corner

      Debbie it really was wonderful xoxo

  6. imnotatrophywife

    Good for you ! It’s the little things! What a great mother-daughter outing!

    1. Katherines Corner

      I agree and it was a lovely way to spend some quality time xox

  7. Sandra Garth

    Sounds heavenly! !

    1. Katherines Corner

      Hi Sandra! It was such a lovely way to spend some quality time with my Mother and daughter. Hoping you have a lvoely weekend. xo

  8. Kelly (@LeafynotBeefy)

    Sounds amazing! I have never had a professional pedicure or manicure…maybe sometime I will!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Kelly I have only had three professional pedicures over the past 10 years, giggle. I hope you will give the at home recipe a try it is delightful. xo

  9. Antionette Blake

    What a wonderful way to spend the day together. Hubby and I need to schedule our pedicures, perhaps next Sunday after our son’s graduation and before the Memorial Day holiday.

    1. Katherines Corner

      Lovely that your hubby will go with you. A well deserved treat. Please tell your son I said congratulations. Hugs

  10. Rosey

    Three generations of pedis…ooooooh that is nice!!! I bet you had a wonderful day!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Hello sweet Rosey it was a wonderful experience w all enjoyed our bit of pampering. xo

  11. Judy Freedman

    Sounds luxurious and like a wonderful treat. I love mani pedis!

    1. Katherines Corner

      It really was wonderful and l hope you will try the at home pedicure too. Hugs

  12. shirley@housepitalitydesigns

    So nice to have a day of pampering with the ones you love…I love the 3 generations picture….the orange vanilla pedicure sounds wonderful…and hope you are feeling better!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you my friend it was a wonderful experience. Our happy toes generational photo make me smile too. Hugs!

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