Product Review: Feet Exfoliation that Really Works!

Meidu Foot Peeling Mask - Copy

My feet are extremely sweaty, so I always wear sandals or open toe shoes. The downside is your feet are exposed to the elements, and get dry, scaly and hard. I exfoliate with brushes and stones at home, and have pedicures once or twice a month. But these treatments are barely scraping the surface and I don’t recall ever having baby soft soles.

The other day, I was looking around for something cheap to add into my Luxola cart to get free shipping. My sight set on the Leaders Clinic Mediu Foot Peeling Mask, only Rp87,000 (about US$6.5) and it was much less with a 30% code I had at the time. I’ve used foot masks before, but they were mostly for hydration purposes, not specifically for peeling. I wasn’t really expecting much, thinking that even I get the same results as from brushing, it’d be worth it.

When the item arrived, I waited a few weeks before trying it out, finding time when I would not be going much out and about. Upon opening, the package contains a pair of ‘socks’ that you put on each of your feet. This is similar to other foot masks I’ve used.The outside is a non-seeping material (plastic, I guess), and the inside is a second layer inside is steeped with a viscous liquid that is faintly scented. Once you put your feet in the sock, there is a tape outside to secure the stock around your ankle.

The instructions in the package recommends leaving the socks on for 1 to 1.5 hours. I left it on for 4 hours while I took a delicious afternoon nap in the middle of a long weekend. There is no discomfort whatsoever while wearing them. I then took them off and rinsed off my feet. There is a significant amount of the liquid left in the socks, so I carefully wrapped the package and stored them in the fridge.

Upon rinsing, right away I notice a tightness in the skin of my feet. After a couple of days, the dry skin started scaling off. I put on heavy moisturizers at night to ensure the new skin below does not dry. The packaging indicates that the dry skin will be peeled off naturally in 3 to 5 days.  Below is a picture into day 4.

Mediu foot peeling mask - after four days

Mediu foot peeling mask – after four days

As you can see, the peeling process is far from complete by day 4. While I can see some baby soft skin peeking, much of the feet were actually at it’s most dry and scaly. I cringe every time my bare feet touch my leg. I tried to help the process along by scrubbing vigorously every morning. By day 7, about 95% of the dry skin has shed. There were still some dry skin along the top of the feet, but for the most part, the soles are soft, soft, soft!

Mediu foot peeling mask - after 7 days

Mediu foot peeling mask – after 7 days

Obviously, this was a big success, much beyond my expectation. I would definitely recommend this, and I myself will be picking up a few during the next Luxola sale. However, I would recommend you allocate at least 6 days for the peeling process to complete, during which plans for wearing strappy sandals or putting your feet on someone’s lap would not be recommended. Just saying.

Nails of the Week: OPI Suzy Says Fengshui and Zoya Feifei

OPI Suzy Says Fengshui and Zoya Feifei

OPI Suzy Says Fengshui and Zoya Feifei

Nails of this week is OPI Suzy Says Fengshui (mid-tone blue) and Zoya Feifei on the accent nail. Application is splotchy as I was too lazy to find my headlamp and glasses last night. Oh the years, the years! And can’t find my nail cutter and was too lazy to look for it, thus the uneven top.

I like to apply my nail polish straight up and not follow the nail bed; you can see below the gap I leave on the sides. This will give the illusion of a slimmer and longer nail. Don’t worry, no one will see the gap except you.

OPI Suzy Says Fengshui and Zoya Feifei

OPI Suzy Says Fengshui and Zoya Feifei

More Bollywood Goodness: Melodic New Soundtracks

Sometimes it’s mind boggling how my mind works. A little whiff and I’m knee deep in something. And once I crawl out of it, another quite different whiff brings me chest deep into another…pit. Deep and happy.

I’m now into week 3 of my most recent Bolly sound extravaganza. I have to share a couple of favorite soundtracks. The first is a modern take filled with melodic ballads from the recent movie Ek Villain. The second is from a film to be released soon, Daawat-e-Ishq, with more traditional instruments mixed with string orchestra, the way I really love it (on top of which, the movie looks fun foodies). Enjoy!

One more! It’s not very recent, the soundtrack of the 2013 blockbuster Aashiqui 2

Nails of the Week: Matte Turquoise with Glitter

China Glaze Custom Kicks, Zoya Maria Luisa, Essie Matte about You

China Glaze Custom Kicks, Zoya Maria Luisa, Essie Matte about You

This was my holiday nails: China Glaze Customs Kicks (a turquoise with soft gold shimmer), Zoya Maria Luisa (gold glitter) and Essie Matte about You (a mattifier). The pictures were taken 3-4 days into the manicure, so chips galore.

It’s the last rays of holiday and can you believe we’re already half over with the year?! I had planned for a boatload of work but ended up lazying around. Ah well, there’s time enough for work, no?

China Glaze Custom Kicks, Zoya Maria Luisa, Essie Matte about You

China Glaze Custom Kicks, Zoya Maria Luisa, Essie Matte about You

Let’s Talk Bollywood: Best Bolly Soundtrack of All Time

The other day I saw a new abbreviation to me; my corollary is the exact opposite PTBLM – Proud to be Low Maintenance. The simplest things make me happy, like a running Bollywood fiesta on TV during this holiday. I have my bouts of Bolly, K-pop, Turkish pop, country ….. etc and visuals usually trigger audio. Somehow this week my craving is for the Veer-Zaara Original Soundtrack (OST). Which is just the greatest Bolly soundtrack of all time. Challenge me? I’d love to hear your recommendations.