Saturday, 5 June 2010

Lucky encounter with a ped egg

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I was super excited when I won a ped egg on a blog giveaway. I have a fair amount of dry skin mainly on the balls of the feet area which I have been dealing with a callus shaver (it looks like a potato peeler).  So, I could not wait to try this little number and compare the two.


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When It arrived in the post, it looked even more like a metallic cheese grater for feet that I expected and I was a bit scared frankly. So scared, that my first attempt was very pathetic. I could not see any difference at all, and I was not putting enough pressure and it was not doing anything.


I put a bit more pressure, in the hope of collecting some parmesan coppers (to photograph for you, aren’t you lucky!) like in the advert, but all I was collecting was a pathetic little foam and it was going everywhere, but not in the lid, where I was supposed to go.

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I kept at it, (after all, who cares if it goes everywhere, i can dust it off afterwards, right?) and put a bit more pressure. I found the result to be pretty uneven: in parts, I felt it removed too much skin, in some others, it was like it needed more.


I am convinced I will get better results if i practise more and once i get the hang of it, it will be all right, but the overall feeling is that I can't get past this metallic grater feeling and it makes me uncomfortable. Oh I am such a wuss…

11 comments:

VexintheCity said...

Get a Microplane, they're much better.

liloo said...

@vexinthecitaaaay ooo thanks for the tip, never heard of that and googling it as we speak xx

Ally said...

I've tried this contraption many times and I've never been very impressed. I went back to my Tweezerman Pedro Callus Stone. I love, LOVE it. I use it every day in the shower. I purchased mine at Sephora.

Margaret said...

that's fair enough :)
great blog
loving the posts
stop by some time!
xx

Amanda said...

I had one of those, I quickly chucked it when all I could smell was burning skin. Try using it in the shower when your skin is softer. Thats what I did.

Eyelining said...

I'm going to buck the trend and say I love mine. You have to be fairly firm with it but it works for me. Each to their own though :-) x

little miss said...

It does look like a cheese grater doesn't it! I've always been intrigued by these ped eggs, but think I'll check out a microplane :)

Thom_cat said...

I bought a Sally Hansen foot scraper thing from superdrug for 50p, has really helped my long neglected feet become nice and smooth :)

tousledkitten said...

Make sure that the pedegg is always facing upwards and only use it in straight lines. Don't see-saw back and forth. x

tousledkitten said...

Oh, also ... once you have removed the dry skin you will need to treat your feet. I recommend a nice, soothing anti-septic foot gel followed by a luxurious foot cream. I got a set of a scrub, cream, bath and gel from boots for a few pounds in their foot-care section. x

Rhamnousia said...

I read Vex's comment and am now Googling microplane too.

I find that the Ped Egg works best on the heels of my feet but even then I feel that it is just a smoother and doesn't actually remove as much hard skin as it promised, it just smoothes over the area.

The Body Shop do a very good Peppermint foot scrub, it's not wimpy and not too hard, it really takes the dry skin off.

x

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