Every so often I come across a product that is a real game changer for me. Today’s game changer makes home pedicures fun again. I used to love to paint my toes, but as I’ve gotten older it’s become more and more challenging – mostly because I simply can’t see what I’m doing! It doesn’t seem to matter how much contorting I do, my toes are either too close or too far away to see well. My pedicures end up looking like a Matisse painting – great from far away, but a real mess close up. The Stedi Pedi Pro Professional Home Pedicure Kit with Lit Magnifier, Drying Fan, and Task Light has changed that for me – now I can give myself a pedicure that looks amazing no matter what.
The Stedi Pedi Pro Professional Home Pedicure Kit ($34.99) is a portable pedicure table that securely lifts feet up to where you can reach them and see them. It’s a tray that is balanced and stable because one end is secured under a couch cushion or between a mattress and box spring. The other end has a raised foot pedestal, and the various attachments help you see what you are doing as well as lessen drying time.
I usually do my pedicures sitting on the floor, which has a lot of drawbacks. It’s uncomfortable, and so difficult to see my toes and keep my polish from getting nicks and smears. What a difference the Stedi Pedi makes, since I can sit normally and have my foot where I can reach it, in the perfect position for polishing. Total game changer.
There is a small battery pack that you put 3 AA batteries in (the batteries are not included). It clips onto the back of the foot pedestal and you can plug one of three attachments into it for power. I think that is my one gripe – it’s too bad all three attachments can’t work at once.
The first attachment is bright LED light. It isn’t that big, but wow does it make a difference! I usually find myself doing my nails at night, so this is fabulous. The second attachment is a lit magnifier. Hallelujah. I can finally see my toes! Plus, it has a light which helps. I use this one all the time. The third attachment is a cute little fan that may be small, but it has lots of drying power.
I find that it works best when I do one foot at a time, from polish to drying. Besides a couch or a bed, you can also use a regular chair that doesn’t have a cushion – there are rubber ‘bumpers’ you put on the outer case so it doesn’t slip around. You put the Stedi Pedi on the chair seat, put a towel over the device, and it’s good to go. Typically, however, I use my couch.
I am relatively flexible and the Stedi Pedi is super easy for me to use. I would think that unless you have significant mobility issues, you’ll find the Stedi Pedi makes giving yourself a pedicure so much easier that you will be changing your polish with your outfits.