Confession time: I'm a klutz. I've burned myself with my CHI straightener, accidentally dyed my hands purple while making ombre tights in my bathtub, and tripped over every crack that exists in my home county's sidewalks. So naturally, when I learned about the Ped Egg, I said, "It takes skin off my feet? I'm never using one. I'll hurt myself." Dumber words were never spoken. I was prevailed upon to try it, and let's just say, the Ped Egg is the best invention since … well, since nail polish and hand creme. SheFinds has raved about it before, but not until I tried it out for myself was I utterly convinced.
This is how it works: the small, handheld (and dare I say, ergonomic) eggshell holds a grater-like metal plate. You run it lengthwise up and down your foot, removing calluses and smoothing away dead skin. It's that simple. An emery board is included for further buffing and polishing. Once you're done, pop out the metal file and empty out the egg's container. That's all there is to it.
And take it from this klutz: the Ped Egg is absolutely foolproof. The file's made in such a way that it's almost imposssible to cut your foot. (Take care that you don't oversmooth your feet, though, or they could become irritated and sensitive. Spot check every few minutes.)
The best part? This little slice of magic is $9.99 at target.com.