To splurge, or not to splurge on that luxury spa pedicure? Now that’s a question we can answer!
Find yourself digging out those closed-toe shoes because your toes are in serious need of attention? Been there, done that! While a pricey pedi can put a hurtin’ on your pocketbook, sometimes a girl’s just got to splurge. But if you’re looking to save, we’ve got you covered too. We paired five luxury spa pedicures from top Arizona retreats with a home spa version that you can do on the cheap.
The Spa: Alvadora Spa at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix
- The Treatment: Honey Coconut Pedicure, 60 minutes, $85. Soak in a sparkling honey-magnolia bath, followed by a luxurious pineapple-coconut sugar scrub. Prepare to be glazed – honey glazed, that is – with a vitamin-enriched honey-papaya serum that adds extra glow to your already fabulous skin, which is topped off with a mango-melon shea butter.
- Home Spa Version: If you don’t have time for an Alvadora Spa interlude, treat your feet to the at-home version of this pedicure. In a warm foot bath, put in a few drops of magnolia essential oil and two tablespoons of honey. Soak your feet in the bath for up to 10 minutes and then exfoliate feet and legs with Coconut Lime Shea Sugar Body Scrub from Tree Hut ($8) to slough off dry skin. Finish with the Honey Heel Glaze from Farmhouse Fresh ($24), which has notes of papaya to add an extra glow to your skin.
The Spa: The Spa at the Talking Stick at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale
- The Treatment: The Mission Fig Pedicure, 50 minutes, $60. This luxury pedi features a honey foot soak and dried fig and sugar scrub to soothe and brighten the skin. A final lush shea butter wrap softens the skin and toes are finished off with a perfect polish.
- Home Spa Version: Enjoy a home spa version of this pedicure by adding two tablespoons of honey to a warm foot bath. After soaking, exfoliate with Fresh Fig Scrub from Laura Mercier ($46). Rinse and finish with Brown Sugar and Fig Trip Moisture Cream from Bath & BodyWorks ($12.50).
The Spa: Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa at Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix
- The Treatment: Olive Oil Pedicure, 60 minutes, $80. An exfoliating scrub, moisture mask and massage cream, all rich in the antioxidant protection of pure olive oil extracts, coupled with hydrating paraffin, provide rejuvenating results for your tired feet.
- Home Spa Version: Too busy for a date with the Biltmore? Treat your feet to this DIY version of the Olive Oil Pedicure. In a warm foot bath, add two tablespoons of olive oil and let your feet soak. Combine two tablespoons of sea salt and two tablespoons of olive oil (add a drop of your favorite essential oil – optional) and rub on to feet and calves. Finish with a rich lotion like Fresh Olive Oil Shea Intensive Moisture from Petal Fresh Botanicals ($2.49).
The Spa: Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch
- The Treatment: Crushed Pearl Pedicure, 60 minutes, $90. The treatment begins with a floral foot soak, followed by a crushed pearl exfoliation and includes a 10-minute foot massage, callus removal, paraffin dip and finishes with a crushed pearl concentrate to illuminate the feet and legs.
- Home Spa Version: Give yourself the royal treatment at home with our DIY version of this luxe pedi. Start with warm water in a foot bath and add a mineral soak neroli cypress high atlas mineral soak from Red Flower ($48). After 10 minutes, exfoliate your feet and calves with your favorite salt or sugar scrub paying extra attention to ankles and knees. Finish with an illuminating moisturizer, like Luscious Body Cream with Diamond Dust from Victoria’s Secret ($12) to give your legs and feet a pearly glow.
The Spa: Amara Spa at the Amara Resort & Spa in Sedona
- The Treatment: The Soleful Traveler Pedicure, 90 minutes, $95. A treatment designed to revitalize your body and soles, this service begins with a heated herbal neck wrap while your feet are steeped in a ginseng root powder milk bath in our pedicure whirlpool. Followed by a mint-scented mineral mud salt scrub that tingles as it reduces inflammation and nurtures your weary feet.
- Home Spa Version: If you can’t make it to Sedona, you can still rest your weary soles with an alternate universe version. In a foot bath, combine warm water, a cup of milk and a tablespoons of ginseng root powder (or crush a few ginseng vitamins). Let yourself relax and then scrub your feet and calves with Ecstasy Sea Salt Scrub from Carol’s Daughter ($28). Finish with a slathering of Peppermint Foot Lotion from Burt’s Bees ($9).