Monday, May 18, 2009
Press Sample - Kenzoki Barefeet Fantasy Massage Balm - No foot pictures because I love you!
Memorial Day is fast approaching, and in The US that means the start of summer and summer shoes. That means your feet need to be in awesome shape for all those cute sandals and flip flops. But no matter where you are, it’s never too late to get your feet into great shape. I have awful feet. And because I love you, my readers, so much, I do not plan to show you any pictures of my feet. A few years of being en pointe in ballet and then a few more of running, and then wearing shoes that looked better than felt good, my feet are a travesty. Thankfully I met my husband in the winter and my Doc Matren combat boots covered my hideous secret until after he proposed. (He was trapped by then. HA!)
Anyway, as I was saying, until my hideous feet interrupted, it’s never too late to get your feet into pretty, baby soft, shape. One of the best things to do is get a regular pedicure. Perhaps you may be thinking you don’t want to spend too much money on salon/spa services right now. OK. I get that, and completely understand. The good thing about pedicures is that you can do them at home, if you have the time, tools and patience. Now this post is not going to be an “At home pedicure how to”. No, there are too many articles about that out there. This post is going to show you how to keep that at home, or in spa pedicure lasting longer in between treatments.
How, you may ask?
With KenzoKi Barefeet Fantasy massage balm. Oh. Em. Gee. This stuff is awesome. It’s a super moisturizing foot balm that keeps your rough heels and dry feet in perfect condition. It helps prolong your pedicure by keeping the soles of your feet in tip top moisture retaining shape, while allowing for you or your significant other to use this as a massage balm for tired feet. Hey! It even comes with the cutest foot massage booklet. How awesome is that? Best yet, you don’t need to have a partner to do the massages suggested!
What’s in this Barefeet Fantasy by KenzoKi that makes it so awesome? Shea Butter, for one, shea butter is awesome and a good moisturizer, but even better than that common ingredient, KenzoKi Barefeet Fantasy contains Cupuacu Butter! Cupuacu butter is created from the seeds of the Cupuaçu Tree in Brazil. It’s a creamy and emollient butter which boosts the recovery of skins natural moisture and elasticity. It has been found to be highly beneficial for dry and damaged skin and hair, promoting deep, long lasting hydration. It also has a high water absorption capacity, due to its high phytosterol levels, which makes Cupuaçu an effective alternative to lanolin. Let me tell you, if anything needs moisture, it’s my sad feet. They are so dry and so abused. It’s a wonder that anything can revive them. KenzoKi did it!
The Barefeet Fantasy massage balm is lightly scented. It contains Rice Plant Water which, according to the Kenzo website, “has been shown to reinforce the anti-radical activity of anti-oxidizing agents.”. In Human Speak, it means “It’s good for your skin!” The balm is lightly scented, it’s not overpowering so it won’t interfere with any other body lotion perfumes or any sensitive noses, but the ultra sensitive may want to steer clear as it does contain a fragrance. The balm itself is thick. It has the consistency of butter cream frosting. (Yum! Can you tell I was hungry as I wrote this?) It literally melts into your skin, even those dry rough areas on the soles of your feet and heels. It is not greasy and 5 min after applying I was able to put on my flip flops and walk around without slipping in my shoes or feeling like I had slathered Crisco on my feet. Yea! I gave myself a mini pedicure last night, Microplane, Foot scrub, and the KenzoKi balm and I awoke this morning to soft touchable feet. Usually the next morning, when I do this, my dry heels are already dry again. At least this morning the KenzoKi kept most of my heel area moisturized. I can’t wait to see results after a professional pedicure!
The balm will run you $30 for 2.7 oz. I used a tiny amount for both feet, less than a teaspoon. Right now you can only purchase it from http://www.kenzousa.com, if you live in the US, but abroad you may have retail outlets that can assist you.
Do you NEED this?
Maybe. It’s a super massage balm, and while it may be on the pricier side of foot balms, it really does seem to do the job and a little goes a long way. Plus it’s not an every day item. More like a 2-3 time a week indulgence. I plan to repurchase once I run out…which I don’t see it doing any time soon. Oh and the top of the container is pink! That’s reason enough right?