Saturday, May 09, 2015

Velvet Smooth Express Pedi by Scholl and GIVEAWAY

I think feet and I reach for the nearest sick bucket - there are no redeeming features in my own humble opinion for the slabs of meat at the end of our legs. That said however, there are things you can do to make sure that when the sun arrives (should I say when, what I mean is if) and the summer footwear comes out of the closet you don’t look like a Griffin from the knee down.

Not wishing to traumatise my readers I can assure you now that I will not be posting pictures of my feet!

Nail care is key, but what about any unsightly hard dry skin on the sole and ball of the foot? Step forward the Velvet Smooth Express Pedi by Scholl. It’s basically an automatic foot file that is designed to remove hard dry and dead skin leaving your feet looking beach ready.


Velvet Smooth Express Pedi

My Express Pedi was a sample from their lovely PR people. If you want one yourself wait until you get to the end of this review! Prices can vary by up to 30% depending on where you look, but you can buy it now for £30 from Boots online here

I have an overwhelming urge to use the phrase ‘for feet to die for’ but when you read the next few paragraphs you’ll realise I probably shouldn’t laugh, even though I do quite a lot when reflecting on this particular period of my life….I never used to take care of my feet and to say that they were a mess would be an understatement - in fact it wasn’t until I got married in 2004 and my feet nearly killed me that I started to pay attention to them - I can look back and laugh now, no really I laugh in a slightly crazed, deranged way. 

How do your feet nearly kill you I hear you ask? Well, I bought a new pair of shoes for my wedding and decided to break them in before jetting off for my nuptials. The problem was that I got a blister on my heel that was ignored for weeks that became infected. Being a typical man I ignored the throbbing pain, and then the shooting pains up my leg until I stood up from my desk at work one day and my leg gave way completely as the pain shot up from my foot to my chest - cue much embarrassment for me face planting the floor and very worried looks from my boss (thanks Maria for putting me in a cab to accident & emergency). I had developed septicaemia (blood poisoning) and ended up with a doctor immediately cutting into my foot (lots of gross puss) with a scalpel, seriously strong antibiotics and painkillers, all ten days before I was due to say "I do". 

One thing that sticks in my mind and make me chuckle was that the politician I worked with at the time phoned hours after I had left hospital - instead of asking how I was, he instead told me to take a paracetamol and get over it - helpful!

Anyhow, I digress massively! I highly recommend visiting the Scholl website - I found the FAQ section for the product really helpful and the tips straight forward that even I can follow them (however retaining this information in my brain has pushed memories out to make space - probably how to drive or something)


Velvet Smooth Express Pedi

Velvet Smooth Express Pedi

I have been using this on my right foot (always go to the right, a phrase that has always served me well) as I need the left one for another similar product I have to try. The skin on the ball of my foot and sole was to be blunt rock hard and actually had been starting to cause a few problems, particularly with my new boots. 

The first thing that surprised me was the weight of the Pedi, with four batteries (they come included) it feels solid, is well made and the once switched on it is almost whisper quiet. The diamond crystal encrusted roller spins really quickly and as soon as it comes into contact with rough and hard skin it works through it like a hot knife through butter - you can see it working away and while at first this may seems strange it‘s nice to be able to see where I‘ve already covered.

Now for the sensations  - having sensitive feet my only worry about using this was that it would either hurt or tickle so much I couldn’t apply any pressure. Nope, none of that - while it tingles and tickles slightly I had no problems applying light pressure as it sanded away. Indeed, considering that it is sanding off skin I was impressed by the complete absence of any discomfort, pain or irritation. Top stuff.

After using and washing my feet off the results were immediately noticeable - the skin was smoother, softer and slight colour blemishes on my heel has gone. Beach ready feet? Oh yes, these babies are now ready for anything and the removal of the hard skin on my sole means that breaking my new shoes is much more comfortable. As I only tested this on one of my feet I have to say that I really can tell the difference between the right that was treated and the left where there is still hard skin waiting to be treated. 

It’s a cracking little orbital sander/buffer for your feet. For me there were a number of massive positives when using this even when you put the exceptional results to one side and for that I am very grateful for the opportunity to try this out. I will be using it again, and again, and again. 

Usually retailing at £40 I would still say it is worth the money just because of the cracking results (that means good, not literally cracking).

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 

Now here is the good bit, I have a brand new Express Pedi and a 30ml tube of Scholl Velvet Smooth Intense Serum to giveaway to one lucky reader.  It is a UK only giveaway and the prize will be posted to the winner by the PR company. If you are under the age of 18, please ensure you have parental permission to enter because I will need to obtain your home address if you win.

Please also ensure you complete the compulsory entries and anyone found to be using multiple accounts or not adhering to the terms and conditions will be excluded.



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76 comments:

  1. I would love to win because I have a lot of hard skin on my heels & the nurses have told me because I have restricted mobility it's best to get rid of it before it can cause problems xxx

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  2. I have hard skin on my feet and would like to see if this makes it smoother

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  3. I'd love my feet to be ready to slip on a pair of summer sandals x

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    1. Love to have great smooth feet
      Thank you

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  4. My feet could do with a good pamper before I dust of the old summer sandals - bring on summer!

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  5. I would love to win cause my left foot has so much hard skin its like walking on burning stones

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  6. im always on my feet at work and have got such hard skin it would be fab if they looked nice

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  7. I'd love to win this to get my feet in shape for Summer sandals

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  8. Erm, because I have ugly feet (uglier feet than normal feet) and want to wear some very scrappy sandals this summer. And I need to do something that I can be sure will work!

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  9. I'd like to sort out my skin on my feet for the summer :)

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  10. To get better feet for summer!

    Ashleigh

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  11. because i want one! :) to get good looking feet on my sandals this summer :)

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  12. I want to have sandal ready feet!! :)

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  13. I want summer ready feet

    Lynsey Buchanan

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  14. My feet are a mess from walking incorrectly so would love for them to be smooth & beautiful.

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  15. Awesome. Just glad didn't have to read about shaving hairy toes! X

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    1. It's really quite worrying that I considered (briefly) adding a sly reference to shaving toes....

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  16. I have very hard, dry skin on my heels which sometimes cracks and this would be great for keeping it under control

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  17. I would love to win, because there's nothing more embarrassing than digging out your sandals only to realise you have gross looking feet! I recently bought one of these for my Mum for Mothers Day she absolutely loved it...her feet look so much better xx

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  18. As embarrassed as I am to admit it, I do have a lot of dry skin on my feet :( I did go to buy one of these a couple weeks ago but didn't realise how expensive they were, but they I saw your giveaway and was like 'yay' :D

    Georgina (oh, liked the sick bucket comment BTW) :)

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  19. Because i 've read great reviews about the Velvet Smooth Express Pedi by Scholl and i wanna try it!

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  20. Because I've read great reviews of this and my feet seriously need the help before summer!

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  21. To get my feet looking great for the summer.

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  22. To get my feet summer ready!

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  23. Because I have truly hideous feet. Seriously, they're a sight to behold. :(

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  24. Since moving from the MidWest to the SouthWest, dry skin has really taken its toll, especially on my feet! Winning this would help so much!

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  25. Because my feet are awful !!!!

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  26. I have a lot of hard skin on my feet that keeps putting holes in my socks.

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  27. My feet really need some TLC :)

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  28. I have really dry cracked feet, from weight gained whilst pregnant, & need something like this!

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  29. Well let's just say my feet are seriously in need of some pampering now summer is coming I would like to get them out rather than hiding them away! X

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  30. I want to have nice feet for the summer

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  31. I suffer from dry, hard skin on my heels and would love to sort it out

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  32. I don't have much feeling in my right leg and foot so its very important I look after my feet as I can not tell if my shoes rub or if I have damaged a nail due to the lack of sensation. This will help keep my toes tip top :)

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  33. I want to win because I would love the confidence to wear sandals for the first time in years :)

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  34. To sort out my feet for summer.

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  35. Lots of hard skin on my feet.

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  36. Would love this as my feet are not ready for summer at all x

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  37. I would love this so I can get my feet looking lovely for my holiday. Thanks for the chance x

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  38. cos sandpaper is smoother then my feet.

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  39. i care for 3 disabled people and am on my feet most of the day, this plays havoc with my heels which crack and bleed, poor me! Lol thanks for the opportunity

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  40. My feet aren't fit enough to get into bed with, neither is the rest of me but this would at least let me conquer one of my issues!

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  41. id love to win this for my partner his feet are shocking he works in a warehouse which he has to wear work boots all day everyday and hes on his feet all day the sole of his feet are like leather he needs something like to this to help him out a little bit.good luck everyone

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  42. my bf has one and swears by it...quite obsessed by it really! so have always wanted to try it but.he won't let me use his ..so it would be nice to have my own!

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  43. sandal ready feet yayyy id b so happy

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  44. Oh gosh, my feet are a right state and nothing seems to help. Have heard great things about these so would love to try.

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  45. This is a great prize for summer feet :)

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  46. I really need some thing that really works well on hard skin x

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  47. I want to win so that I can pamper my tired feet! : )

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  48. so i can have lovely feet ready for summer

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  49. My feet need so much TLC. I would love to win this amazing giveaway and give them the love they deserve, especially as it's summer time and my feet are out more. Thank you for the chance ☺

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  50. my feet really need a good pamper ready for sandals x

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  51. I have really bad hard skin on my feet that look awful through the Summer in sandals! My husband uses the belt sander on mine so this would be great to do my own x

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  52. Because I'd like to have nice soft feet for once

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  53. I would like to win because my feet are a disgrace and I'm going to be forced to wear my uggs all summer !

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  54. I want to win so I can tackle the hard skin on my heels, it really hurts!

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  55. I want to win as I work 12 hour shifts on my feet all day - you can imagine what a state there in !

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  56. I get really hard skin on my heels which is beyond help with a pumice stone.

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  57. I am on my feet all day every day, they deserve a pamper x

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  58. Need to get my feet sandal ready :)

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  59. I really need to get my feet summer sandal ready!

    Laura x
    Must Have Girl

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  60. I have a constant battle with hard skin and would love to give this a try.

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  61. I'm only 23 and I got thicker skin on my feet than a cows skin lol, don't wear sandles as too paranoid 😔 fingers crossed x

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  62. so i can have lovely soft feet again

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  63. I'm only 22, but my job working with animals requires so much walking and my feet are suffering! I'd love to have lovely soft, pretty feet again! -Sammi McSporran

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  64. I would love softer feet and then my boyfriend woukld massage them!!

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  65. Would love to get my feet ready for my sandals- when the sun eventually shines

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  66. i have horrible dry skin on my feet and would love to ise this machine to get rid of it!!!

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