I Love My PedEgg Pedicure File!

by Jami Summers on June 4, 2008 · 28 comments

Ped Egg Pedicure file
I’m a gadget-girl and am thrilled when I can combine my love of gadgets and beauty products. When I noticed the new PedEgg at my local Walgreens, I grabbed one without thought. Heck, I certainly needed to get my feet into shape for summer, right? So, I’ll give this a shot.

I adore this pedicure file. It’s an oblong-egg shape which prevents my hands from cramping up while I buff away calluses on my feet. It comes with one file (i.e. blade), the “egg” holder and cover, as well as two sandpaper buffers for finish smoothing work.

Simply use the blade file to gently shave off your rough calluses and then finish with the paper buffer to really smooth your skin. After that I follow up with a moisturizing body balm or butter. When you are all finished, grab the blade to remove it, and dump the skin flakes into your trash.

Ta-Da! Perfect feet for summer! I’m using my PedEgg weekly and will probably need a replacement blade soon. But I have gotten 3 months of use out of the first blade!

You can purchase the PedEgg Pro Pedicure Foot FilePed Egg Pedicure file from Drugstore.com for $9.99 or check your favorite local brick and mortar drugstore.

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1 Jenna June 4, 2008 at 1:01 pm

I saw this on TV — and the commercials made me wonder if they actually worked so well! I was actually pretty skeptical of the product.

Good post : ] I might have to get one myself since you liked yours so much!

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2 monique June 4, 2008 at 4:13 pm

oh i love my pedegg! my hubby made fun of me when i first got it, but i don’t care…my feet look fabulous!

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3 Jen June 4, 2008 at 8:56 pm

It looks egg-actly what my rough heels and feet need this summer! Great review Jami.

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4 BionicBeauty June 4, 2008 at 11:05 pm

Jenna, Was it an infomercial? I hadn’t seen it on TV (and I’ve been sleepless some lately, so infomercials can be a substitute for NyQuil for me). As you can tell, I love mine. It’s so quick too!

Monique, My hubby gave it an odd look too when I first brought it out. They are a bit funny looking.

Jen, If you look at your local drugstore, I’ve found combo packs at some that have extra blades included. Little more of a bargain then. I think you’ll like it (and your daughters too!).

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5 Leeann June 4, 2008 at 11:24 pm

I also saw this item on Tv and it actually scared me (it’s kinda gross too how they demonstrate it), but it’s cool to know that it actually works!

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6 Ivy June 5, 2008 at 7:53 am

The thought of scrapping skin off my feet with a sharp blade makes me cringe! Is it gentle..? (I’m a wuss, lol)

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7 Carleen June 5, 2008 at 8:06 am

I am a sucker for things like this, so I am surprised I hadn’t seen and bought it yet! Walgreens, here come!

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8 Bionic Beauty June 5, 2008 at 8:30 am

Ivy, its actually very gentle. I don’t even feel it and my feet are pretty sensitive. The blades are tiny, almost like a clothing-fuzzball shaver. And welcome to Bionic Beauty! Hope to see you around here. :)

Carleen, oh, its fun! And perfect for a gadget girl. /wink/

BB

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9 Victoria June 5, 2008 at 12:38 pm

That seals the deal B B ! I also have been wanting to try it now I have the go ahead from you and these other lovely ladies.. smooth summer feet here I come!!

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10 Girl-Woman June 5, 2008 at 3:45 pm

I’m a germaphobe of sorts. If I could clean the PediEgg, I would favor that over a pedi in a vibrating chair.

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11 BionicBeauty June 5, 2008 at 5:17 pm

Victoria, Let me know how you like it. Would love to here your thoughts!

Girl-Woman, No problem. You just pitch the blade in a bowl of water with a few drops of bleach or I wipe mine down with an alcohol pad after every few uses. :)

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12 Girl-Woman June 5, 2008 at 7:01 pm

Thanks so much. I am going to buy a PediEgg ASAP.

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13 kat June 8, 2008 at 1:51 pm

The PedEgg is wonderful!!! Don’t want to be without soft feet again so easy & it does not hurt & quick.Got mine at the drug store.Finely something works as stated.

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14 karen June 9, 2008 at 10:55 am

Sorry to rain on your parade, but using a razor blade on your calluses does more harm than good. That’s one of the reasons our state has prohibited salons from using razors for pedicures. The razor leaves an uneven surface and shaving them actually encourages new growth, not to mention the risk of cutting yourself or infection. Best to stick with the pumice part.

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15 BionicBeauty June 11, 2008 at 10:35 am

@Karen, Thank you for your response, however I believe you are not familiar with the Ped Egg. It is not a razor blade and contains no blades to speak of. It’s just a metal version of a skin exfoliator (think of a loofah or a smooth pumice). The metal is actually more sanitary, easier to clean/disinfect and safer than chemical exfoliants or pumice.

In addition, I believe that the razor blades for pedicures are outlawed in DC and/or VA (there may be additional states), but the Ped Egg is legal in all 50 US states. However, I agree that pedicure salons (and home users) should not in any way use a razor blade on their feet/calluses. It opens the skin to infection, cuts and worse. In addition, users who get pedicures at salons should ensure that all the equipment is clean, up to standards for their area/state/county and speak up at the first sign of potential trouble (including cutting your cuticles). I’ve stopped having pedicures at salons due to bad experiences (my nails clipped too short, soreness, and deep filing of my nails)- so now I seek at home alternatives that I can monitor the cleanliness and use myself.

I sincerely hope this helps clarify. Feel free to email me with any questions. :)
BB

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16 Lora September 18, 2008 at 7:40 pm

I must say I did have a pedicure done and they did use a razor. It was a wonderful experience and my feet are so smooth now. No problem with the razor whatsoever. I do have a Ped-egg as well and I use that too but nothing is finer than a foot massage in a whirlpool and having someone do it for you.

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17 durberville October 9, 2008 at 8:47 pm

I had a similar product which I bought on QVC and totally adored it. It looks like the PedEgg is an upgraded version….I’ll be trying it out. I wonder if you can get replacement blades or if you need to buy a new unit? Either way, money well spent.

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18 Dolores November 2, 2009 at 10:18 am

Does anyone know where I can get just the buffing pad? I don’t want to pay for shipping.
I have been to all the stores in this area with on luck.
Thanks, Dolores

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19 Bionic Beauty November 2, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Hi Dolores, Unfortunately, I haven’t seen the buffing pads sold by themselves. However, most of the blade refill packs come with at least 2 of the buffers/sanders. I find mine at Walmart and Sally Beauty Supply. I hope this helps a bit!

Thanks for being a Bionic Beauty reader! I hope I’ll see you around the website soon. :)
Cheers,
Jami

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