Reply Wed 5 May, 2010 07:06 am
Is anyone else as grossed out with these things as I am? Just seeing the commercial and thinking about using one makes me shiver.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Wed 5 May, 2010 08:36 am
@Bella Dea,
There's a commercial?

There is something called a Foot Shaver?

Who uses them?

Joe(Hobbits?)Nation
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Gargamel
 
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Reply Wed 5 May, 2010 08:44 am
Anybody know how many inches it can shave in one sweep? Is there a warranty, in the event that, say, a swatch of foot hair five-inches thick jams the thing up?

Just curious, that's all.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 5 May, 2010 08:48 am
Such innocent, clueless fellows. Sweet.

No, the foot-shavers Bella's talking about (I'm pretty sure) have nothing to do with hair. They shave off SKIN. Yes, dead (hopefully) skin. Then the skin collects inside the device and they show opening it up and dumping the disgusting skin shavings. They pour blue liquid on "sanitary pads" but they show a pile of dead-foot-skin shavings in extreme close-up with impunity?? Not right.
Bella Dea
 
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Reply Wed 5 May, 2010 08:49 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoHMd1yOBfM

Barf.
sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 5 May, 2010 08:50 am
@sozobe,
Prepare to barf:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61aqWuf%2BlzL._SX120_.jpg

From here (Ped Egg details):

http://www.amazon.com/Pedicure-Foot-File-Colors-vary/dp/B00113FENI

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 5 May, 2010 08:51 am
@Bella Dea,
Ha hadn't seen yours, barfy indeed.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 5 May, 2010 08:53 am
@Bella Dea,
they're a home version of the ones that are used when you go for a mani-pedi

feels sooooooooo good once they're done

soooooooo good
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chai2
 
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Reply Wed 5 May, 2010 09:03 am
Just seeing the box in the store makes a shiver run up my spine, and a mini tightening in my throat and stomach. I have to look away.

I find soaking in a nice warm bath or foot bath softens the skin well, so the skin can be gently rubbed off.

I'm with you bella, gross gross gross.
Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 5 May, 2010 10:37 am
@Bella Dea,
yes - disgusting, especially when they show the ground up skin being tossed.

<shivers>

now you made me shiver
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Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 5 May, 2010 10:38 am
@sozobe,
thanks alot - I was just getting over my original shiver
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 5 May, 2010 10:49 am
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:
I find soaking in a nice warm bath or foot bath softens the skin well, so the skin can be gently rubbed off.


the results just aren't the same.

gotta thank littlek and blaisedaley for convincing me to go for my first pedicure as my 40th (or was it 45th?) birthday present to myself - who knew feet could feel sooooo wonderful
dadpad
 
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Reply Thu 6 May, 2010 02:42 am
There are fish that do this in Japan. (or somewhere)
Update.
Now available in the US.


dadpad
 
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Reply Thu 6 May, 2010 02:48 am
Wiki artical on Garra Rufa
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_fish


Investigations in the United States have led to the banning of fish pedicures in Florida, Texas & New Jersey.
http://www.wellnesswa.com.au/2009/12/q-a-where-can-i-get-a-fish-pedicure-in-perth/
Bella Dea
 
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Reply Thu 6 May, 2010 07:13 am
Quote:
“the study found that fish pedicures are unsanitary and may lead to the spread of fungal and bacterial infections through small cuts or lesions in customer’s feet”


This was my very first thought.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 6 May, 2010 07:21 am
@dadpad,
Anthony Bourdain went for one of those on his No Reservations program. It didn't look too appealing.
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George
 
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Reply Thu 6 May, 2010 07:25 am
So anyway, has anyone used one of these?

When a razor blade unit gets too dull to shave my face, I save it for use on
my foot. I've got a monster bunion and keeping the callous off saves me
considerable irritation. Maybe one of these foot shavers would be both
safer and more convenient.
Bella Dea
 
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Reply Thu 6 May, 2010 07:33 am
@George,
Actually, it probably would work. And be more comfortable and safer for you.

They run about $10. Why not try it?
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Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 6 May, 2010 07:41 am
@George,
No, and I wouldn't consider using it. Although I would try the fish pedicure.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 6 May, 2010 07:52 am
My gawd you girls - I have one of those graters. It's not really a shaver, it
grates your dead skin away and it's just the greatest thing and my heels are
soft and smooth.

I am barefoot most of the time and in sandals the other - I need something
that works on my heels, and this grater does. I love, love, love it!
 

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