Feet before (sorry about having to see my feet, but I did warn you)
The instructions said to soak feet for 10 minutes, so I grabbed my iPad and read a few chapters in my book (Everyday by David Levithan, killer book I totally recommend it to anybody. It's Quantum Leap meets teenage angst).
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The minty smell of the Listerine was very strong so I figured if nothing else my feet would smell pretty good all day. After 10 minutes I rinsed off my feet and wiped them down with a towel. I did notice that some dead skin had come off, but I would not say that I could just "wipe it away". I grabbed my pumice stone and gave my feet a good scrub and did notice that a good amount of the calluses came off.
I would grade the process a B-. It did help take off some dead skin, better than just soaking my feet in warm water would have. That being said, it wasn't the miracle callus remover the pin suggested. It took a little extra effort with the pumice stone to get the majority of the skin off. It's possible if you did this soak every few days, you might see more impressive results but I would suggest having a pumice stone handy to help out. I did have the bonus of having good smelling feet and my bathroom smelled quite minty for the rest of the day. If you were doing an at home spa day I might give this a shot, but I don't think I'll be adding it to my normal beauty routine.
Update 6/18/13: I have had a few comments both on my blog page and on Pinterest that this process does indeed work, I just need to soak my feet longer. You all should know that when I recreate a pin, I always try to stick to the instructions, which clearly said 10 minutes but I'm all for taking friendly advice. While working on another pin I tried this process again, soaking my feet for 20 minutes instead of the prescribed 10. Everything was the same (except this time I invested in a $1 basin from Dollar Tree) and I left them submerged for 20 minutes. I will admit the results were better. More of the callus came off and my feet felt smoother. I still need to use the pumice stone and by no means are my feet callus free, but it's a start. My feet were pruney for awhile and smelled very strongly of mint but other than that I have no complaints. Someone did suggest soaking for 30 minutes, and if you have time for that I say give it a shot but I was lucky to have the 20 uninterrupted minutes. I might try this every few days this summer and see if I can get better results, but not walking around my house barefoot would probably benefit me more.