Pinterest Pedicure Review

Hello friends.
Have you seen this at home pedicure recipe that’s burning up Pinterest?

It involves shaving cream and mouthwash, which sounds like inappropriate uses for said items, but it promised to take a layer of dead skin off my feet (so much that you’re warned to only do it once a week, since it’ll make your feet so sore).

Since I have a little-known condition clinically known as “not feet but hooves”-ism, I’m always on the lookout for new ways to make my feet a little less equine, without having to involve the Koreans from Tiffany’s Nails down the street, since every time I go there for a pedicure I have to endure a solid 40 minutes of verbal abuse heaped upon my hooves.

My hooves don’t care.  They’re tough.  But I’m a sensitive sort, and shudders of disgust transcend language.  You’re not fooling me by speaking in Korean- I know you’re complaining about pulling the short straw and being the one chosen to perform farrier duties today.

(note: Micaela and/or Roxy, could you please find out how to say “Sorry about my hooves” in Korean for me?  Thanks)

So Saturday night, Ken and I tried out the home pedicure action after the kids were in bed.  

Ok, so first of all, you’re supposed to put shaving cream all over your feet, then soak a towel in a 50/50 water-and-mouthwash solution, which you then wrap around your foamy hooves.

This immediately presented problems, since we opted to do the pedicure in the bedroom, which is the only air conditioned room in the house.  So now we had to find a way to still be able to sprawl out in front of the cool air but not soak the comforter in a solution that was quickly beginning to smell like something out of a nursing home.

In fact, all the pictures I took from the actual process were rendered unusable because of poor lighting quality, and what I suspect is shaving cream on the lens.

Your loss.

So we sat there for 30 minutes in a menthol haze, then unwrapped the towels, hoping to see skin scraping right off like the article promises.

Nothing.  Not a dang difference.  My feet were softer, but no softer than they would have been after wrapping them in a wet towel for 30 minutes.  

I was really kind of sad, since now my bedroom smelled badly enough that I considered cracking a window, thus letting all my icy air escape into the night, and my feet were still not recognizable as such.

I really think someone needs to invent a Snopes strictly for debunking Pinterest myths like this one.

At the end of the day, the only two things that have ever been able to give me even close to Tiffany’s Nails results are these two things right here:

and a lot of elbow grease.

So I’ll give the remaining can of shaving cream to the kids so they can go spray beards on each other’s faces, keep the mouthwash, and dream of a day when someone invents a lotion that will help hooved people like me.  

I already know what to name it:

(shaving cream beards.  also fun)


  1. says

    Dude. In addition to our Karaoke-fest, we’re also going to have to have a Hoof-Off. All we need is people willing to inspect and score our feet…which sounds super awesome and fun and sanitary, yes?

  2. says

    Thanks for trying that out for me, lol now I know it ain’t worth it! I tried a different pinterest inspired pedicure and saw a little bit of a difference. I made a sugar scrub with whatever I felt like throwing in…brown sugar, olive oil, vanilla extract, etc…and scrubbed my feet with it furiously. I bet the sugar scrub + pumice stone could be fabulous.

  3. says

    Aw man. I was so excited when I began reading this and realized that we must have the same kind of feet …er hooves …whatever. I was eagerly waiting to see what would happen. Would I also find a remedy through your experimentation?! …downer. Thanks for trying it out though. And thanks for forgoing the picture posting. 😉

  4. says

    I saw this and got all excited as well. Thanks for the review – I was not going to buy shaving cream (both the men in our house have beards) and mouthwash (it specified Listerine, which is so gross tasting and it gives me canker sores) to try it unless I was certain it was going to work.

    Now I know. I feel your pain, hoof-wise. I also have hooves, and also, I don’t have calves, I have cows. Not the most attractive combination…

    But I bought a pedi-egg today. I am getting ready to try it out. I’ll let you know.

  5. says

    So funny, and I have found pinterest to be only about 10% accurate, and makes you feel worse about yourself by about that same percentage.

    Okay, the only time I had hoof problems was during training for marathons: black toes and hooves are the price for nice legs, I guess. So other than not running, I found the ped egg to work wonders. Basically just a cheese grater for the feet. What could be better than that?

  6. says

    LMAO! !!! I kbie exactly where you’re coming from. And you had me rolling on the floor laughing my ASS OFF!!!! THANKS.. I needed that!!!! Let you know if I fund awone Hoof Miracle!!!

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