Now that sandal season is here, you can’t hide your feet in sock and boots anymore –those tootsies are screaming to be free! Unfortunately my feet are not sandal- worthy after the harsh winter, coupled with the fact that I like to go barefoot. My feet are rough, dry and calloused. Let’s face it, feet are not the prettiest body part anyway, but mine are starting to resemble Sasquatch feet. Did you know that the American Podiatric Medical Association estimates that most Americans log an amazing 75,000 miles on their feet by the time they’re 50? Mine are ready for a 100,000 check up!
Luckily the nice people at Emjoi asked me to try out their Emjoi Micro-Pedi Pedicure Tool. I love having a professional pedicure, but a weekly pedi is just not in my budget so I do give myself at home pedi’s on occasion. Obviously not enough, yikes! I’ve tried the Pedi-Egg–ended up with bloody feet, foot files–a lot of work for little results, and pumice stones–again a lot of endless rubbing for little to no results so I was skeptical of this new fangled device.
Let me tell you girls, this thing rocks! This ingenious little roller eliminates dry, rough callused heels in minutes leaving them soft and smooth! My sometime motto is “why do when you can overdo?” and that’s a really nice feature of this tool, you CAN’T overdo it–it turns off if you press too hard!
Here’s how it works:
The Emjoi looks kind of like a razor with an ergonomically design that hugs the curves of your feet with a comfortable study handle. The magic comes from the micro mineral roller (like a course nail file) that spins at 30 times per second. You literally buff away the thick, dry skin on heels and the soles of the feet. The device comes with two rollers–blue (regular) and magenta (sensitive). I used the blue file and ground away at my heels for a few minutes and viola–soft smooth skin with no nicks, cuts or blood–THAT is an accomplishment for me! Be warned that you should use your Emjoi in the bathtub or over a towel to catch the foot “dust” kicking up.
Just this year, the Micro-Pedi has added two attachment sets to it’s product offering. The Micro-Pedi Precision Kit and the Micro-Pedi Manicure Kit. I used the precision kit with it’s cone shaped attachment to get the dry skin under my big toes and it works great! Just pop the attachment into the tool’s head to reach those difficult places.
The Micro-Pedi Manicure Kit has 5 attachments in a convenient travel case; a buffing tool, a shaping tool, an emery tool, a fine shaping tool and a cuticle pusher.
After Micro -Pedi
Yay, Micro-Pedi got rid of my Flintstone feet! They are now worthy of the Misters! You know, Mr. Louboutin, Mr. Jimmy Choo, Mr. Brian Atwood and Mr. Manolo Blahnik. Bring on the stilettos–my tootsies are sandal-worthy now!
Micro-Pedi products are available online at www.emjoi.com and the Micro-Pedi is available at beauty stores such as Sally Beauty, Ulta and Bed, Bath and Beyond. The Micro-Pedi retails for $39.99 with replacement rollers for $19.95.
Bottom Line: the Micro-Pedi tool is a must-have for pretty hand and feet. It’s well made, does a great job without any blood and guts, saves money and is super easy to use! Highly recommended!