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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Adovia Moisturizing Cream Review

I love trying and sharing my opinion about new products. Recently I tried moisturizing cream from company named Adovia. As per product description this cream contains active complex of dead sea minerals.

(Image credits- Adovia)
I am using this facial cream since 2-3 weeks. This cream has very good scent and has thich and rich texture. It gets abosrbed well in skin and is bit thick in texture. I really love its scent and that's one of the reason that I apply this cream almost daily.

I noticed that it keeps my skin hydrated for a long time. I am not sure whether my skin glows after its usage but I can say that it keeps my skin moisturized and scented. It also keeps my skin soft and smooth.

I have moderate skin neither oil nor too dry and this suits perfectly to my skin. In a nutshell , I really loved this cream and would recommend this product to everyone. I tried but couldn't find any areas of improvement in this product. I would love if they can lower its price. This product currently costs $25.95 If you want to try this product you can buy Adovia Moisturizing Day Cream on Amazon.


Disclaimer- I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Petunia Skincare Needles Derma Roller and Eye Serum Review

Recently I got skin care products from company named Petunia. I received a needles Derma Roller and an Eye Serum to try and share my honest opinion.


1.00mm 540 Needles Derma Roller


When I first saw pictures on Derma Roller on net, it looked like a big massage roller. When I first received it and opened the packet, I came to know that it's not a massage roller and it's bit smaller in size than what I thought initially. It came in a cute plastic case and this roller has large number of micro needles and exact count is 540.

I had never pierced my skin with needles or taken any Acupuncture treatment before for skin care. This is the first time I tried rolling needles on my skin. At first I was bit frightened as it's not one or two but rolling 540 needles on my skin. First I rolled it over my legs, and to be honest it did hurt a little. My skin turned bit red and I sensed lot of tingling sensation like some insect bite. I immediately applied some lotion. This lasted for about 5 mins and after that I couldn't feel any tingling sensation.



Main idea behind rolling these needles is to enhance blood circulation and make skin glow.It creates some pores in skin and then skin care products can easily penetrate into skin. As per product description , it's usage can help in reducing scars and wrinkles and it helps in getting firm skin. 

It's having size as almost 3/4th size of tooth brush . It's very small and you can easily roll it over your skin. For getting full benefit , you need to roll it in proper directions and for 10 times each. My skin is really sensitive and I can't roll it for 10 times.I start getting little pain after 3-4 rotations only. It turns my skin red as it aims to puncture skin. Then I apply normal facial moisturizer and after 5 minutes or so my skin turns back to normal. I have used this roller for 4-5 times and for once in a week. It's hard to say how much actual improvement I could notice in my skin. 

In short, If you love Acupuncture treatment or if you want needles treatment at home then this tool can be really helpful. If your skin is very sensitive and you can't handle needles then this is not a good product for you. This product is available on Amazon and costs $17.97 currently.


Petunia Skincare Revitalize Eye Serum With Sea Kelp


I also tried Petunia's Revitalize Eye Serum. Eye Serum is bit thick in consistency and bit sticky. I apply this serum before going to sleep. It aims to reduce fine lines, dark circles and more. It comes in a small bottle having about 15 ml quantity.

I observed that whenever I apply this serum it makes my skin feel tighter. I feel my skin firm around eyes. You only need to apply very little amount of it. It spreads well and you can easily massage it around eyes. 









I liked this eye serum. Only change I would suggest is change in it's packaging. Sometimes it's hard to take little amount of serum and larger amount oozes on your hands.

This product is available on Amazon and costs around $32.97 .


Disclaimer-I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Dual Julienne and Vegetable Peeler Review

I am always in search of products which can make daily life easy. Recently I got a vegetable peeler from Priority Chef for reviewing and sharing my honest opinion.
(Image credits- Priority Chef)

It's called as Dual Julienne and Vegetable Peeler as it serves dual purpose of vegetable peeling and creating julienned or thin striped vegetables. This tool looks like a razor and it makes peeling process like shaving vegetables. I am using this product since a month and have used it in many ways.


I observed that this peeler is extremely easy to use when you have to peel long vegetables like yellow or green squash, carrots, radishes etc. Just hold carrot or squash in hands and start peeling or use other side of peeler to make thin shredded slices. I can easily peel 3-4 carrots in a minute. It's also very efficient in peeling cucumbers. I mostly use this for peeling carrots and cucumbers during salad preparation.


 




(Image credits- Priority Chef)

I also peeled potatoes using this. It works but I like traditional vegetable peeler more for peeling potatoes. As potatoes are almost in round shape so it takes more time in peeling using this razor kind of peeler. But if you have to julienne potatoes then it's good in that.

I have washed it in dish washer as well using hands. Be careful while washing as it has sharp blades. You just need to put it under tap , running water cleans it very well.It's very useful if you have to make vegetable noodles, you can easily make julienne vegetables using other side of peeler. In short, I really like this handy tool and it has really eased my life.

If you want to try this product, this product is available on Amazon and currently costs $7.95.

Disclaimer- I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Weight Gurus Smartphone Tracking Digital Body Fat Scale : Review


Recently I got a chance to review weighing machine from Weight Gurus. I got a free product for sharing my honest opinion.
 
This weighing machine supports Smartphone Tracking and is a smart weighing machine. When I first saw pictures of this weighing machine on the product website, I thought that you just have to slide your smartphone on this machine and it will scan your weight. Just kidding, it's a smart digital scale but you need to first install Weight Guru's phone app and then use their app to sync this scale with your phone device.
 
 
It's made up of tempered glass and is having moderate weight. It can measure weight in kbs or lbs, you can change it's setting from back panel. It comes with 4 AAA batteries. In short, you don't have to setup anything and this scale can be used at the instant you get it. But you need to install its app, if you are planning to track your weight in phone.
 
I first installed Weight Gurus smart app in my android phone. You need to create your account first and then set your weight goals in app. You can set goals for a week , month or so. e.g. I setup my goal as "I want my dream weight as 110 lb in 1 month's time". I know it's hard but what's the harm in setting high goals ;)

After creating my profile and setting up goals, I wanted to test how this smartphone tracking works.For tracking weight, first you need to weigh yourself then press 'sync' on machine and also click on 'sync' feature in app. Take picture of blue colored panel showing readings, it will quickly show that reading in app. It doesn't work if it's dark and panel readings are not visible.

It shows weight in Kgs as well. You can change settings in this scale to scan bone mass, BIA etc. I measured weight for many times and it showed consistent readings. It also has anti slip feature as it has 4 anti-slip pieces at bottom corners.


This weighing machine works well on flat surfaces say wooden floor. It will not give accurate readings if you keep on carpet, same behavior can be seen in any digital scale. I liked smartness of this machine that you can sync it with your phone device and can track your body fat, weight etc.But in order to do that you have to be patient and try couple of times. I was able to sync my weight with phone device but couldn't capture body mass etc in first shot.  But when you get familiar with this scanning then it becomes easy.

Things I liked most-
  • Unique and smart idea.I liked the unique idea of tracking weight by syncing digital scale with phone app. Have never heard it before.
  • It's not only a body scale but can measure body fat, BMI etc.
I think that there is always a scope of improvement.My suggestions to Weight Gurus-
  • Panel clearly shows and highlights readings but when I play with sync and sel options , then sometimes panel shows random digital codes which are hard to understand. If you can make it more simpler then it would be perfect.
  • If you can launch this machine in other cool colors as well then it will be superb.
If you like this digital scale, you can buy Weight Gurus scale on Amazon. Currently it's on sale and available in $19.99 only.

Disclaimer-  I received no monetary compensation for this post. I got one or more products for review purpose.Opinions expressed are 100% of my own and not influenced by anyone.I am in no way liable for any injuries that may result because of use or misuse of product. If you are buying this product, please make sure to check product details on website page. Any claims about material or data taken is from website. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Shea Butter From Cleopatra's Choice Brand: Review



(Image credits- Cleopatra's Choice Brand)

I got a free sample of Shea butter from Cleopatra's Choice for sharing my honest opinion. This is the first time I tried unrefined Shea butter. If you are not familiar with Shea butter, let me share some facts about this product.

Shea butter is extracted from the nut of African Shea tree. It is mainly used in cosmetic industry for making lotions, soaps etc. This butter can be used in raw form or can be whipped to make body butter. 

Shea butter was of ivory color, it came in a well packaged tumbler. When I opened it, it was bit solidified. It was not like facial moisturizing creams , but was like frozen butter. I took some butter in a bowl and mixed some tea tree oil in it and then whipped it a bit.

I normally apply it on my body as a moisturizer. Only a little amount is sufficient for one time usage, it becomes soft once you start rubbing it. Normally people complain about Shea butter's woody smell but I couldn't sense any smell. It didn't smell at all. I normally apply it before going to bed, it keeps my skin soft and healthy.

I read that it helps in eliminating stretch marks and wrinkles. I couldn't test that as I have none of them. I also noticed that it keeps legs smooth if you massage it before shaving your legs. But you need to be careful as it can make your bathtub slippery ( sharing from personal experience ).

In short, I can say that this product works very well as a moisturizing agent. It is now a new addition to my bath time routine.You can get Spa experience at home by lightening some candles and getting massage using Shea butter.

1.1 pound of this butter costs currently $11.95 and it is available on Amazon.

My suggestions-
  • I would love more if this butter has some added fragrance . I couldn't feel any smell.
  • This product should be launched in small packages as well say 50 gm or 100 gm, that will make this product more reasonable and larger audience would be able to sample it.

Disclaimer- I received no monetary compensation for this post. I got one or more products for review purpose.Opinions expressed are 100% of my own and not influenced by anyone.I am in no way liable for any injuries that may result because of use or misuse of product. If you are buying this product, please make sure to check product details on website page. Any claims about material or data taken is from website. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.