19 Aug 2011

Soap and Glory foot buffer

Described by Soap and Glory as 'utterly fantastic' I tried out their foot buffer (or hoofer as I like to call them)

It comes in protective packaging so you know nobody's given it a try on their toes (gross) and it cost me £5.83 from Boots.  It was on offer (and still is) at this price - it's usually supposed to be £8.75. 

I followed the instructions and rubbed half a lemon into my feet - it was weird, I'm not gonna lie!  I love lemons though, so the smell didn't put me off at all, but it was odd rubbing something you eat on your foot.  I put a towel down on the floor so that I wouldn't get lemon juice or hoof dust (technical term for the dead skin you buff off the soles of your feet) all over the place.  

I let the lemon sink in like the instructions said and I think it did make a big difference in terms of how easily the buffer was able to attack the rough skin.  I used both sides of the tool, one was rougher than the other so you can start off in attack mode and then look to refine with the other side to leave a smoother surface with no raggedy bits.  

I was a bit unsure about using this as it's a metal foot file type tool - previously I'd used the ones which are like sandpaper attached to a wooden or plastic file.  This is much sturdier and I think it will last me a very long time.  It was also easier to use than the sandpaper type ones as there's no fear of snapping it if you're too vigorous.  

I found out through twitter - after I'd used this for the first time and taken my photos - that there's an extra tool in a secret compartment in the handle.  If you look at the top photo again you'll see a ridge at the end of the handle - it's a little between the toes buffer that pops out.  I'm not sure I need to or would want to buff between my toes, but it's good to know that if I ever do I'll be prepared....

This left my feet feeling smoother than ever - much better than my fish pedicure and almost half the price!

Would you give this a go?   


  1. Great review. I've heard a lot of good things about this buffer so I'm definitely tempted. I love the fish pedicures but think something like this is definitely more effective and cheaper! x

  2. This looks so cool! I don't have much dead skin, but it looks like so much fun haha, might just buy it anyway! xx


  3. I think this looks great, I'm going to look out for this next time i'm in boots. It looks really long lasting which is a bonus! x

  4. The idea of buffing between my toes is horrific to me, lol! But my feets are in desperate need of some love so I'm going to go and pick this up :)

  5. I have one of these and I absolutely love it. I've never tried the lemon thing and I never use the little mini file, but the main file itself is the best one I've ever used.

    I didn't realise they were on offer so I might pop into Boots and get myself a backup, not that mine is showing any signs of giving up the ghost and I've had it almost a year!



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