Emjoi Micro-Pedi Review

Monday, June 8, 2015

The topic for this week IS...Your Best Foot Forward! I'm going to discuss what I've been using (on my feet & legs) and comparing them to products I'm currently trying to see if they're better. First up! Exfoliation. I've been using the Swedish Clover Foot File for YEARS (shown in my blog post here)! It was used on me and recommended to me, where I get my pedicures done (Earthsavers). It's not a grater. It doesn't cut you. There's no pain involved and it sloughs off dead skin effortlessly and fabulously. I purchase two of them a year, which equates to about $25. Over the past two years, I've been hearing a lot about Emjoi's Micro-Pedi (which is a device accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association). I decided to purchase one! The one I purchased (QVC) is battery operated, but there is one that is electric and another that is rechargeable. Does it work? I consider this device to be very "lightweight" (and I don't mean in weight). If you're one to get pedicures (especially professional ones) regularly and take exceptional care of your feet, this should work for you. This will help you maintain your pedicure. This did not work very well for me. I have dry skin and so the bottoms of my feet, also get really dry. I let my feet go for 2 weeks on purpose, to really see how this would work. It removed some layers of skin, but not as effectively as my Swedish Clover Foot File (which just sloughs off dead skin with ease). So I can't imagine this being effective, for someone with calloused heels! The emjoi comes with 2 rollers! The blue is the extra coarse roller (my heels laughed at it) and the black is the super coarse roller (it did much better, but still didn't remove everything). Depending on the condition of your feet, you can only use these rollers 1-2 times (that is my opinion). They lose their coarseness after each use and these roller sets cost anywhere from $19.95-$39.95 for replacements. I paid about $40 for the machine and received 4 rollers with it, but I would need to buy replacement rollers to continue using this thing! Cause' I've used ALL 4 rollers UP ALREADY! And I don't have bad feet! The emjoi didn't take everything off my heels! I had to use my foot file to finish the job. Another thing I want to mention, is you just don't GLIDE it over your heels and it removes everything. You still have to work! You have to go UP, DOWN, SIDE, SIDE, LEFT, RIGHT, to get everything off! The purpose of me buying this was NOT TO WORK! I literally watched all of America's Got Talent tv show (which is a 1 hour show) and used the entire time (2 rollers) trying to get my heels smooth. Only then, were my feet smooth. That's exhausting! So there you have it! I'll be sticking with my Swedish Clover Foot File. What do you use to exfoliate your feet? Or do you get professional pedicures?





If you don't like heels, don't look any further...scroll down :) In the next two gifs, I'm showing how much more dead skin the Swedish Clover Foot File sloughs off in comparison to the Emjoi Micro-Pedi. I felt it was necessary to show. Again, these were my opinions and results.

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supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
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Shireen L. Platt said...

Hmm, doesn't seems to be doing a good job and the replacements get pricey after a few use. My feet is not to dry but could do with a good foot scrub every now and then. Will check out the Swedish foot clover file. Great review as always, Kim!

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Jackie Harrison said...

I use pumice stone and homemade foot scrub never use this and it looks more convenient than the stone faster too. Will have to get my hands on one will love to try it.

Lilli said...

I dont think it would be good also for me Kim, usually I dont do a professional pedi but I care by myself with lotion, cream and scrub..to be honest you just remind I need to make one before wearing regularly sandals!:P Happy Monday! xo

Nerline Germain said...

An hour is a very long time. I love America's got talent too. It must have been fun doing your feet while watching. I think the micro-pedi is too expensive to replace. I will stick with my little callus remover foot file thingy.

oomph. said...

what a bummer...but hand jobs (that sounds bad, lolz!) are more efficient it seems! i need one of those files.

JOURNAL OF STYLE said...

I've firstly thought it would be such a nice product for my (not) summer ready feet... haha! But after reading your review I've changed my mind! It would take too long and I don't have that time!! :-DD

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Ania Zarzycka said...

Wow! Amazing product <33
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Emmylou MW said...

A big thank you for this review, Kim! I have the WORST...FEET...EVER. My family and I joke that it seems like I don't wear shoes at all. My SIL thought this might work for me, but I'm glad I didn't buy it. That foot file is what I should go for!

Ashley said...

I've heard about these things! As someone who works in a nail salon and does pedicure all day everyday, I can see this not being very affective. I always tell my customers use good old Vaseline for thr dry skin, and use a foot scrubber or file like you have in the shower!

Cee said...

Sometimes, the basics really are best - a regular old foot file may be fancy, but for a job like exfoliating your heels, fancy isn't what you need. You just need something that gets the job done! It's a shame you spent so much on the Emjoi product, considering how poorly it worked, though.
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Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Dear Kim, so bad, I cansee this not being very effective on your feet. I use pumic stone and scub as my feet are dry. Thanks for this honest review Kim. Kisses girl <3

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Lizzy Fresh said...

Luckily I don't have too many problems with my heels being dry, but I did see an epilator from Emjoi on QVC a few weeks ago that I really wanted to pick up so I'm glad I passed on it now! Little machines like this always seem a bit iffy to me and I couldn't imagine the epilator beig much better if this wasn't so great haha.

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Linda B said...

Bleh, sounds like way to much work!
I honestly need to take better care of my feet...aha, I don't think I've ever had this done for them. Then again, I spend most of my summer days running around barefoot and enjoying the outdoors, I take pride in my calloused and ugly feet. They've done a lot for me, and the toughness are like battle scars that I like knowing are marks from time well spent.
Buuuuut I'll probably be singing a different tune in several years or so...aha!

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Courtney Williamson said...

I'm always looking for an easier way to get softer feet and it's a shame this was so soft! I need to get my tootsies summer ready!
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Cheryl Wooodman said...

That's amazing! Thanks for putting the pics of in use up! I got a pedi-pro when they were advertised on JML but it didn't work at all! I will be seeking out this one!

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Mica T said...

It's a shame it doesn't work for you Kim, but it's wonderful you do have a product you know works so you can just go back to using that. At least you gave it a go! :)

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Jane said...

i have incredibly dry heels and have used foot lotion and also those stone scrub things. the foot lotions were great but i haven't been using them consistently and the stone scrub.. hmm.. i'm not sure if it works but i am interested in what you have been using! i must look it up! :)

Kizzy Von Doll said...

Hmmm...doesn't look so great!! One thing I can not stand is dry, cracked up heels, I will slather the lotions on just so my heels stay smooth, haha!! This should have done that in no time,s hame you had to work so hard. And for the price, I would give it a miss. Super and honest review :) Happy day doll xx

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

I was curious about these devices because on tv they seem to be rather hardworking. I think I am going to stick to my files for now. Thanks for the review, Kim!
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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I would've expected this product to be more effortless but it sounds quite the opposite based on your experience Kim. Thanks for sharing your honest review. I think I will be sticking with my Diamancel Diamond Foot Buffer. It's a little expensive but it sure works well.

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Dale Janée said...

I would totally buy one of the rollers too if I saw it on TV on online, but what a bummer it didn't work well and I totally agree that it looks like something where you wouldn't need to work hard, so I'd definitely skip it too. When I lived in SF, I got pedis at the salon and my heels always looked good, but here in Switzerland I've been doing them myself and definitely looking for a better product. I use a pumice stone in the shower on my heels, but I think the key is soaking your feet and then using something like the Clover Swedish file.

Great post and cheers to happy summer feet. ;)

xoDale

K / House of KTS said...

I am so happy you posted about this. I've been wondering if this tool actually works. Now that I know it does work, I will definitely purchase it. Thanks Kim.

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little luxury list said...

Ir's a shame it didn't work well. I'd use the Swedish clover foot file though!

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Nats ~Coral Tinted Perceptions said...

I've been wanting to try something like this out for a while but my concern has been whether it will just be more work then it's worth... I got for pedicures every second week but I have very dry skin and get a little ocd about keeping my feet in great condition (which doesn't always happen lol) thanks Kim! I'll stick to my stick :) x

Diva Desle said...

It is such a pity that the product didn't work well. I like the pink packaging of the emoji micro pedi. Love thegifs you put in the review. Great to see the product in action.

Pilar said...

Too bad this doesn't appear to work all that great. I use a pumice stone, Vaseline, and wear a pair of socks and my feet feel soft and smooth afterwards. Thanks for sharing!

Lorena said...

It sounds like a great idea, but if it doesnt deliver…

Angela Landskron said...

The Swedish Foot Clover file really seems to get the job done and seems to be a much better value too!

Coco said...

I've been having the same experience with Scholl pedi. It works like the one you have been testing, same flaws and costs. On the other hand, I admit I could take better care of my feet on the moisturising end :-) in conclusion, still working on the great looking feet formula :-)
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