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Nails Inc Micropedi electronic foot file

For this post you were going to be treated to a picture of my boyfriend's feet, but as I do actually want you to read my blog again in the future I decided against it! You'll just have to take my word for the fact that his heels are absolutely awful. There's so much dry skin there it has cracked and even though a couple of years ago it cracked so far down they started bleeding, he doesn't do anything about them. Obviously most of the time I can't see them, so I don't think about them, but when he rolls over in bed and scrapes a sandpaper heel against my leg I vow to chop his feet off remember to make him do something about it. 

My heels aren't too bad, but my right one does get drier than my left one. I don't drive regularly, as I work freelance, but when I do drive it's usually for a long period of time (I'm talking 3/4 hour round trips here). I've found that having my foot on the accelerator with the back of my heel on the floor for long periods of time can really dry it out. 

When I discovered I'd won Beauty Queen's giveaway for a Micropedi I knew I had to put it to the ultimate test by pitting it against my boyfriend's feet.

Nails Inc Micropedi electronic foot file

Nails Inc Micropedi electronic foot file

Nails Inc Micropedi electronic foot file
This is a Nails Inc Micropedi because it came with two full size Nails Inc nail varnishes. In the box you get the Micropedi complete with plastic cover, the two nail varnishes and a small brush. The Micropedi takes two AA sized batteries that aren't included in the box. All you need to do is pop the batteries in the back, push up the button on the front and away it goes.  The roller part (I'm not quite sure what to call it) looks quite rough but it's not really, you can place your finger on it and it won't hurt. You just roll this against the area of hard skin and it buffs (I'm not sure if that's the right word to use! Sands?) it away.

You probably don't want to hear this, but I warn you once you get going there will be a snowstorm of skin. I know, gross! How much there is will obviously depend on how much hard skin you have, but I would recommend putting something under where you're doing this so you can dispose of the skin snow without making a huge mess. I'm assuming the brush is included to help you brush this away from around the roller. I personally find it quicker and easier to just blow on it, but do remember to close your eyes!

As I said my boyfriend's heels are awful, so I knew I wouldn't get through the whole lot on the first attempt (ain't nobody got time for that) but it did a great job of reducing it, and you should have seen the pile of skin snow. I know, I'm sorry! A couple of sessions and hopefully I'll get rid of it all and he'll take care of them from now on (or very soon he could be single!).

I'm not sure how long the rollers last but I've heard that they don't last particularly long. I guess again it might depend on how bad your hard skin is. Replacements are available in packs of two for £12.95 for coarse or man and £12.99 for extra-coarse, so they're not that cheap. The set I won, which came with two spring/summer Nails Inc shades, is £59.99 at Boots but appears to be permanently on offer at £39.99. I have spotted that there is a newer set with the same Micropedi but with three lovely looking more autumn/winter shades on offer for £49.99 (RRP £79.99).

To be honest even on offer I think these are a little expensive. I think I would only consider paying the offer price because of the inclusion of the Nails Inc nail varnishes and definitely wouldn't pay the higher prices. It is a great tool and is very quick and easy but you can achieve the same thing with a much cheaper manual version, you may just have to spend a little longer doing it to achieve the same result.

Have you tried a Micropedi?

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  1. Oh it sounds like a wonderful product, I don't have it that bad, but I wouldn't mind to try it out :)


    1. It's quite strange to use at first, it makes me think of those things you use to sand wood down! x

  2. My feet are fine! ( The boyfriend)

  3. Dear, I like all your post very much, it tells me so many thins that I do not touch before, hope you can do this job all the time. By the way, I want to introduce a useful Free Photo Recovery Software, which is a fantasy.


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