Friday, April 3, 2009

Kinoki Detox Foot Pads

I bought 'em.

In my heart of hearts, I knew these toxin-removing foot pads were a crock ("footpad" being an old word meaning thief.) But I couldn't resist forking over $4.98 for 14 of them when I saw them on clearance at Target this week (down from $9.98, down from $19.99), in my favorite "as seen on tv" section (no shipping charges!)

Of course I probably should quit these occasional splurges but I seem to have such good luck. The Miracle Blade I bought back in 1995 still cuts tomatoes paper thin, and I use it all the time. The recent Pedi-Egg purchase is a dream come true. Oxygenating cleansing agents. Self-abrading hair removal kits. The Magic Bullet (although that was free, after all.) I could go on and on. Yes, I like to buy (or at least, receive. What can I say? I'm a child of the 80's.)

But I digress.

After attaching them to my feet last night after my enjoyable shower after my gradually-becoming-less-unenjoyable visit to the gym, I went online to investigate. I tried Mythbusters, Snopes, and Google, but didn’t find much, except for laugh-inducing comments. Granted, I only gave myself five minutes of searching (I had important things to do. Scrabble and Bananagrams on Facebook), but ew! Ew!! EW!!! After viewing a video that shows distilled water immediately turns the pads brown, I peeled them from my feet an hour into my experiment. Users are supposed to keep them on for 8 - 10 hours while they sleep.

The once-white pads containing some type of shakable powder were almost rock hard... and gray. And sticky. And stinky. After 60 measly minutes. And my feet had been scrubbed clean going into this trial! Can you imagine how disgusting they would be after a full night? Yuck.

Is it sweat that causes them to get gross? Does Mr. Kinoki add special “create-a-stink” stuff to make people feel like the pads are actually doing something? Are they actually doing something? Apparently you can put them on other body parts, too. Hmm. Maybe I will try them on my booty tonight, since I do have a killer ass...

1 comment:

Alexis Clipboard said...

Hahahahahaa! I wanted to try those, too, when I saw them in the store, but I was able to control myself.