In the quest for pretty feet, I, along with thousands of other women, hit a few major obstacles along the way. The combination of wearing heels, strappy sandals and running almost everyday has left my feet with built up callus and scars from blisters past. Throw in a case of eczema, inflammation of the skin which leave areas—in my case, feet—with built up flaky skin, and you got yourself an uphill battle to achieving a set of smooth footsies. My first defence against "troll feet" is setting aside the funds, and the time, to treat my feet to regular pedicures, usually once a every 5-6 weeks. But that still doesn't always solve the problem. Over the years I've turned to devices such as the Clarisonic Pedi Foot Transformation Set and the Micro-Pedi to buff away excess skin between appointments. Out of those two, the handheld Micro-Pedi became a favourite because of it's effectiveness and price, just under $40. After a particularly harried week this contraption landed on my desk, enter the Dr. Scholl's Express Pedi Foot Smoother. It made it's way to me mer moments after I got off the phone to cancel my regular pedicure appointment because of a busy schedule. After everyone had left for the day I gave it the old college try at my desk, and I got to say, it stands up to the powers of my trusty Micro-Pedi. This battery operated (includes batteries with purchase) device uses a micro grain rollers to buff down flaky feet, calloused skin and cracked heels—quickly and painlessly. It also is at a similar price point to the Micro-Pedi, $40-$45 and available at may more doors, Walmart, Loblaws, London Drugs, Rexall and Home Hardware. Included on the press release were share worthy tips provided by Nail Queen, Leeanne Colley, from Toronto's top nail salon, Tips Nail Bar. · For deep cracks in your heels, use your Express Pedi for a few minutes each day. Once most of the dryness is gone, use it 2-3 times per week to maintain smooth skin. · Applying little pressure when using your Express Pedi will make for the softest skin and increase battery life. · Before applying polish to your nails, clean off residue using a lint-free pad and acetone to avoid the pesky fibres cotton balls tend to leave behind. Don’t forget to apply a base coat and paint away!