I think I’ve had maybe 3 pedicures in my life, most recently at Element in Yaletown with Keira just before her birthday back in December. It was lovely and I particularly loved sitting in massage chairs, getting the royal treatment from the knee down and spending some down time with a friend.
The pedicure experience is one that I think everyone should witness first hand (man or woman) at some point in their life. Your feet get to be cleansed, exfoliated, and happy while you get lovely massages up to your calf. People underestimate the power of a good foot rub sometimes, it can lift your spirits (and even your back pain) whenever something is ailing you. Also, they don’t have to be uber expensive at a fancy spa either, there are some great places around town that can offer a pleasant experience leaving your tootsie feeling rejuvenated at low cost.
However, before work this morning I was watching the news on TV (yeah, how old school is that, I know) and an infomercial came on screen. Now, I’m actually a huge fan of the infomercial and no one can sell me something like that Ron Popeil, “just set it and forget it!” so I didn’t channel surf away. Luckily this one was brief, like the “Head On, apply directly to the forehead!” ads but it left me shaking my head and thinking… ick! Have a look below:
As seen on TV – PedEgg
I think my favourite part is when they empty all the shaved foot skin into the garbage pail as though they are paper clippings from a hole punch. I know “do it yourself” is really big right now, and sure, maybe the product even works, but PedEgg just leaves me with the sort of “no” feeling that only comes from watching a product slice off your dead skin sells followed a demo of it zesting an orange.
You can view a review on this news channel, although warning: diabetics are not supposed to use this product.