Of course, the truth is I have lots of beauty concerns, one of which has plagued me for a decade: dry feet. It's so bad that my friend Ro gave me a huge bottle of intensive care lotion one birthday because she got bothered by my cracked heels and toes. Nope, lotion never helped. Foot spas never helped. Nothing ever helped. Until I found Foot Appeal.
I got Foot Appeal from one of my monthly boxes of BDJBox. It's a sample service and I've discovered lots of beauty goodies from them. Some boxes are okay, some boxes are amazing. Then there are some boxes that you think have so-so products only to find out later that it has real treasures in it. Like Foot Appeal!
My review is after the jump but please do NOT click if you are eating, have foot phobia, or are just generally squeamish. Like I said, I don't like putting before-and-after pics but this you gotta see. Well, only if you have the stomach for it. You have been warned!
This is my heel. Cracked. Dry. Peeling. On some days, even bleeding. My toes are the same with the fun bonus of calluses! If people judged one's beauty based on their feet, I'd have no fighting chance. So it's a good thing people judge based on one's face!!!
Anyway, my feet got worse when I became pregnant. The therapist at the foot spa said it's all the added weight plus the fact that pregnancy can be very dehydrating. Like I said, the foot spas didn't help. Not even the most miraculous lotions (I used La Mer!). So when Foot Appeal promised that with "just one use to reveal baby-like, soft naturally pinkish foot," I laughed. But I tried it anyway.
It stinks! Well, it smells like perfumed acetone but it still smells scary. That's why I read the ingredients list. I wanted to be sure this thing won't melt my feet away—skin, muscle and all the way to the bone! Since all the listed ingredients looked natural, I proceeded.
First day, Thursday: Day of soaking. I already felt my skin was smoother.
Second day, Friday: My feet looked bad. Like it was covered in paraffin. Like it was covered in plastic.
Third day, Saturday: My feet felt weird. It still looked like it was covered in plastic because the skin was hardening, separating. But this day was gross because I felt it, too. Like I was walking around in dry wax.
Fourth day, Sunday: My skin started bubbling. This was so exciting! My skin had begun to peel!
By Sunday night, my feet were peeling like crazy. This was my heel on Monday morning:
From Monday to Thursday, my heels, soles and toes peeled off so much skin, I was throwing away handfuls of it. Handfuls. It was so gross and satisfying. My sons both volunteered to peel the skin away, too. Vito always went: "Ewww. Yuck! Me, me! Mama, me do it!" It was so addicting to peel!
It's been two weeks since I tried Foot Appeal and my feet are almost done peeling. I don't have calluses anymore! My feet are also soft, smooth and, yep, pinkish. Even my toenails look nice and shiny! And my cuticles are pretty! My sister said my feet almost look like baby feet. Best of all, my heels are no longer cracked!
My husband is so impressed (wink wink!). The only thing Vince doesn't like is when the feet were peeling because they looked really icky and I was leaving a trail of dried-up skin everywhere I walked! Vince said, "I vacuumed and your skin was everywhere!"
I'm definitely buying Foot Appeal again! It's available for P400 at Watsons, Robinsons Dept Stores, Shopwise, Unimart, Makati Supermarket, Ever, LCC, PCX and Puregold.
P.S. To protect my new baby-soft feet, I use these:
I especially like Biopha. It's my husband's foot cream actually. Vince uses it after his run so even though he runs a lot, his feet are so soft and perfect! So... I stole it from his bathroom and now it's mine! I love it! It's available from Souq Organics in White Plains, Lucky Chinatown Mall and their website.