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The Aqua Rug is a sanitary alternative to standard shower mats that resists mold and mildew, while providing a more comfortable, anti-slip showering environment.
- Sanitary and mildew resistant
- Doesn’t retain excess water
- Stain resistant
- Provides a carpet-like texture to your shower
- Only available in one color
- Raises questions about trapping hair
Do you ever get the feeling that some days you wake up feeling more morning-sensitive than others, and the simplest change, like going from carpeted flooring to something smooth underfoot is terribly unsettling? And as great as the shower mats made of the same plastic-y stuff as suction cups are, that’s an even more unsettling transition, because morning me has to make three morning texture transitions, instead of just the usual rug-to-cold-floor one, which is far more traumatic to a half-awake person than it sounds.
Well, enough of my mornings start off that way for me to say that textured shower flooring is a genius idea (a feeling that may or may not be influenced by my affinity to somehow always miss the floor and slip. I’ll never tell).
Aqua rug is just what it sounds like – a rug for water, or, in this case, your shower. The construction of the rug is pretty nifty, made of anti-microbial, compression proof fibers. You’ll never have to worry about fostering a community of bacteria on your shower floor or scrub mildew stains from an old mat. Better still, the compression proof fibers ensure that you’ll never lose the cushy, soft feeling that makes showering that much more enjoyable and relaxing. You don’t need to worry about tearing or wearing out the shower mat either; it’s durably constructed to last a lifetime.
So, Why the Aqua Rug?
The secret behind the wonder is a lattice-like, breathable design that allows water to past through the fibers, instead of pooling and lingering in crevices, where mold and mildew can develop and lead to gross (and sometimes dangerous) showering environments. The fibers also ensure that the soft beige color of the mat will never fade or yellow, no matter how many times it’s washed, stepped on, or even bleached.
If you’re big on eliminating germs like I am and feel the need to clean your shower mat anyway, the Aqua Mat is surprisingly easy to clean. All of the little gaps and spaces make it really easy to lather up and you can simply fold it over and scrub it with itself, but that’s next to unnecessary. A simple rinse to remove excess soap after showering is all it takes, and your Aqua Rug is squeaky clean for the next use.
The Aqua Rug shower mat lies flat without the use of suction cups that enable it to cling to the floor – a feature that some feel is necessary to prevent slipping. However, the Aqua Rug does an excellent job of staying put with its rubber-like bottom. One of the upsides to it not having suction cups is the whole mold and mildew thing again – it doesn’t serve as a breeding ground for germs, saving you the pain of scrubbing out each individual suction cup with an old toothbrush when it comes time to clean it.
Another benefit of its cushy, spongy fiberous design is that it serves as a loofa for your feet. Most of us don’t spend time scrubbing away at our feet while showering, but the Aqua Rug is basically just a large, flat loofa that will lather up and let you rub your feet across for a thorough scrub while your shower.
Another great thing about its affinity to absorb but not retain water is that the Aqua Rug shower mat can be placed anywhere in your shower, even over the drain. No more worrying about traditional plastic mats blocking drainage or anything of the sort; the mat will lay flat over the drain and still allow water to drain from your shower uninhibited. It also helps to filter out long pieces of hair from the drain. And yes, you’re probably thinking, won’t that result in a not-so-pleasant Aqua Rug? While the mat does catch bits of stuff, it’s surprisingly easy to clean and not prone to getting too many things tangled within it, just like any traditional loofa.
The Aqua Rug is the perfect size for most standard showers, at 29 ½ inches long by 17 ¼ inches wide. But, the use of this rug doesn’t need to be limited to showers – in fact, it makes an excellent replacement for any carpet or mat you’d use in place prone to moisture, such as mudrooms, door steps, pool sides, or even as a landing pad for damp shoes.
AquaRug can be purchased from the manufacturer’s official website for just $19.99 plus an additional $7.99 for shipping and handling. For a limited time, you can receive a second rug for just the cost of shipping and handling, an offer you probably don’t want to pass up if you have a multiple-shower home. All purchases are protected by a 10 year money back guarantee.
Here’s a question that you have probably heard before. Do you hate your body hair? Does the thought of having to use your razor all over your body, especially in those summer months during bikini season, just send shivers down your spine? There isn’t a woman alive who actually likes shaving. It’s something that you deal with until you’re too old to care, but there’s a remarkable product that may be able to help.
- Leads to permanent hair removal.
- Can treat even the most sensitive areas by giving you the ability to adjust the strength of the laser.
- No more razor burns, ingrown hairs and small cuts.
- Skin tone sensor that will ensure that the laser is the proper strength for your skin type.
- Takes very little time to use.
- A little expensive at first. It costs about $300, but think about all the money you use on razors and expensive hair treatments.
- The full treatment takes a few months. If it worked in one go, then you’d lose a good layer of your skin from the laser’s strength.
How Does it Work?
The Flash and Go hair removal device is a small, handheld device that looks similar to a cash register scanner. The little button on the front of the device emits a weak laser that has been proven to immediately remove hair by quickly crystallizing and burning it off your body.
Not only that, but the laser will result in permanent hair removal if you follow the handy program. In the meantime, you will notice the areas having thinner and less hair. This makes the hair much easier to manage, and it means less work for you each time you use the Flash and Go.
So, Why the Flash and Go Hair Removal System?
The Flash and Go comes with a recommended schedule that will show you how frequently you should use the device. You will have to use it once every two weeks at first. Many people experienced a noticeable difference after the first treatment. Some people didn’t even have to shave once between the treatments.
While the treatments are very effective, you should follow the entire program until you are finished. This is the only way to ensure that your body hair is completely gone. It will take a few months, but this is actually a good thing. If the laser was strong enough to stop your hair growth immediately, then you’d experience major burns.
Just follow the program from day one until the end, and you should notice a complete change in your body hair.
The Flash and Go has an adjustable laser, and you can probably guess why this feature is necessary. Everyone has those sensitive areas that may have a hard time dealing with a harsh laser. Reducing the strength of the laser ensures that you won’t experience any pain.
At the same time, increasing the power of the laser ensures that your hair will be removed that much faster. Experiment on your body to see what you can handle. Most women who used the Flash and Go didn’t experience any pain whatsoever.
Does it Work on Men?
Do lasers just affect women? Are men impervious to hair removal products? Of course not. This product is marketed towards females, but it’s great for men that want to get rid of annoying body hair on their arms and chest. If you or your man hates shaving, then this can be a great solution to fix that problem forever.
The only difference is that it might take a little longer for men to notice a difference. This is only because men tend to have more hair. At the same time, if he has relatively thin hair, then it won’t take too long for the Flash and Go to work its magic.
The Flash and Go is about $250 to $300 depending on where you buy it. This might seem expensive, but consider how much you are currently spending on hair removal.
If you are just using disposable razors, then you are probably spending about $100 to $200 a year on shaving. While that’s cheaper than the Flash and Go, you have to remember that this product is offering permanent hair removal. It will cost more now, but it’s going to save you a lot of money in the future.
If you are more proactive about hair removal, then you might be spending hundreds or thousands of dollars at professional hair removal clinics for each session. The Flash and Go offers professional results, but without scheduling appointments, paying the doctor’s fees and sitting in a waiting room.
Almost every woman hates her body hair. It’s frustrating to shave so often, and many want a more permanent solution. If you want to get rid of your body hair once and for all without going to a doctor, then consider buying the Flash and Go. This product has helped many women permanently remove their hair, and it’s just plain convenient. If you have an extra moment to read another one of our reviews, maybe consider combining this product with the derm exclusive to totally revamp the new you.
Below is a consumer review video of the Flash and Go.
Hot Booties are, simply put, one of the best things to ever happen to feet. They’re soft, fleecy slippers that quickly heat up when placed in the microwave to provide at least an hour of continuous warmth for cold feet. Constructed from all natural materials, these lightweight slippers can also massage tired feet for added relief from cold weather comfort.
- Keeps your toes warm
- Easy to use
- Not available in outdoor footwear
I’ve lived in a beach house for the majority of my life, and even though it’s common sense to book it out of there when summer starts fading and winter creeps in, my family never did. You can imagine how cold it was – even with the furnace going at full blast, the fire place raging, and the occasional space heater, the floors were almost always colder than a hairless cat in the arctic. Of course the solution for cold feet was always to bundle up (my mother believed there was nothing a pair of socks and chicken soup couldn’t fix),but on days where we couldn’t feel our toes to begin with, even six pairs of socks couldn’t nip the cold.
I can’t help but wish I had learned about these innovative slippers a lot sooner. They’re just like regular slippers; fluffy, cozy, and soft, but they’re designed to keep your feet much warmer than their traditional counterparts. I used to toss my bedside slippers in the dryer for a moment of warmth. It worked for a few weeks, but after that, the dryer would beat the poor things around and cough out a mangled, tangled ball of fluff and fuzz that was too lumpy and disfigured to function as a proper slipper anymore. Hot Booties warm up in a microwave, requiring no tumbling by way of dryer.
So, Why Hot Booties?
Of course, like me, you’re probably thinking “who puts their slippers in a microwave?!” It just sounds unsanitary and weird, but once you try it and reap the benefit, you’ll never second guess it again. Plus, hot booties come with their own microwaving bag, which keeps your slippers from actually coming in contact with the microwave. And if it’s the worry of foot odor permeating your kitchen, you don’t need to worry; hot booties are made of 100% washable material, so you can clean them when you find it necessary.
Hot Booties take only roughly 60 seconds to heat up to their ideal temperature and retain that heat for a whole hour (easily trumping the two minutes of warmth I got from my mutilated slippers). Unlike other heating slippers on the market that have warm inner soles, the entire Hot Bootie retains heat, including the part that covers the top of your foot, so no more layering socks before you put your slippers on.
The philosophy behind the invention of this slipper is simple: providing consumers with a comfortable, affordable solution to cold feet. Their simple ballet-slipper styled construction allows ample space for narrow and wide feet, alike and the elastic at the back ensures they’ll stay on, unlike backless slippers that are always falling off. It also ensures that the heel of your foot – an area often overlooked – stays warm and toasty, too.
Unlike other slippers and house shoes, Hot Booties are actually good for you. Podiatrists recommend heating feet at mild temperatures to reduce soreness because having feet warmer than the room’s ambient temperature increases circulation throughout the entire body, which will help reduce pain and inflammation throughout your body.
But that’s not all; the secret behind this slipper’s uncanny ability to effectively radiate and retain warmth is their stuffing – thousands of all natural linseed absorb heat and release it slowly, so your feet will stay warm for longer periods of time. The linseed also helps to support the arch of your foot, and creates a therapeutic effect by lightly massaging your feet when you walk, making these perfect for slipping on after a long day of work. Plus, if you stand in one spot and move your feet back and forth in the slipper, you’ll intensify the massaging effects.
These slippers act just like heat packs to provide relief to aching, stressed feet. Between the heat and massaging, you’ll relax the muscles and ligaments in your feet, so you’ll feel more refreshed after wearing them. Additionally, the heat-massage combination could not get any more portable than this; you won’t be restricted to a chair as your feet unwind and de-stress themselves.
These slippers are currently only available in four sizes, although there have been rumors of children’s sizes being in the works (I can imagine them selling like hotcakes!). They’re available in women’s small/medium, which fits US shoe sizes 6-8, and large which fits sizes 9-11. Men’s are available in medium, which fits sizes 10-11, and large, which fit sizes 12-13. They’re also only currently available in two colors: pink and navy blue. Both are lovely shades, but with how much you’ll find yourself wanting to wear them, the pink will probably get dirty quickly.
Hot Booties are available for just $14.99 per pair, plus an additional $7.95 for shipping and handling. Each bootie purchase comes with a free microwavable Bootie Bag. For a limited time when ordered from the manufacturer’s official website, you can receive a second pair of Hot Booties and Bootie Bag in the same size and color for just the cost of shipping and handling.
The TopStyler by InStyler is a creatively designed hair styling tool consisting of ten shells in two sizes that make it easier for you to style your hair without damaging it.
- Low heat eliminates damage to hair
- No cords tying you to the bathroom
- Works on all hair types
- Can be used with any hair products
- Might be a learning curve (but easier to use as you go along)
- Your old styling products may become obsolete
- You might regret ever spending so much on salon styling
If you’re anything like me, you loathe the amount of time and effort it takes to make your hair look impressive in the morning. Adding a new device to the pile of hair straighteners and curling irons seems like a hopeless cause, because they always consume more time than they cut. Not to mention, they cause extensive damage to your hair by applying high temperatures of heat in order to obtain the desired effect. Although there are plenty of hair products you can buy to alleviate that damage, there’s not much that can be done about the smell of burning hair—but all of that is worth it to achieve the desired effect, right?
Not. For the longest time, I thought curling your hair had to happen at over 300 degrees Fahrenheit and require you to burn your fingertips or ears constantly, but it doesn’t. The TopStyler by InStyler is a device worthy of your bathroom cabinet. Unlike hot tools that require you to stand in one spot while you tug, wrap, and press, the TopStyler has no cords to worry about, so you can continue your morning routine while your hair practically does itself.
So, Why the TopStyler?
The secret is ten solid ceramic shells that gently cup your hair to apply an even amount of low heat. Ceramic is widely appreciated in hair styling tools for its ability to retain an even amount of heat throughout the styling process, and because there’s no metal, you don’t have to worry about heat warping the shape of the styling tool, or rust developing.
Like the Hot Buns hair accessories, the TopStyler tool is incredibly easy to use. Simply set the shells in their RapidHeat base, which will allow them to heat up to the perfect temperature for effective, non-damaging styling. Roll a section of your hair into a coil and clamp the shell over the hair to let it work its magic. By not applying a high amount of heat to your hair, the C-shells ensure that you hair will reshape and set itself to last through the entire day. The ceramic shells gradually infuse a low amount of heat into your hair so that your hair will “memorize” the shape and retain it throughout your daily activities.
The secret to long lasting hair styles lies in TopStyler’s ability to utilize your hair’s Style Memory and reshape it into a style you desire. Our hair is naturally structured to retain shape—keratin proteins and moisture hydrogen bonds dictate the way our hair falls. Using a curling or flat iron to style hair will temporarily press these atoms into different shapes, but as the day goes on, they will revert back to their natural state. However, when provided with adequate gentle heat, these bonds can be reshaped to hold a style for longer periods of time. The ceramic C-shells provide you with the ability to do this, without using high levels of heat that will tarnish your hair’s appearance.
The TopStyler is better than conventional curling irons, not just because you aren’t tied to the bathroom by wires, but also because it promotes healthy hair while still allowing you to style your hair the way you love. Other curling irons allow you to curl your hair in one size, but with TopStyler, you can dictate how big or small you want your waves and curls.
The best part about TopStyler is that it works on all types of hair, as long as it’s long enough to clamp in the C-shells. Whether your hair is color treated, dry and damaged, lush and healthy, or even if you use hair extensions, these ceramic shells will provide you with safe, innovative styling. The ceramic shells can also be used with whatever styling products you prefer, so you’re not gipped into spending a ton of money on accompanying hair serums and conditioners.
Depending on the effect you desire, styling your hair with the TopStyler shells takes anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes. It’s advised to let the thermal base heat the shells until the ready light comes on (about six minutes) so that the ceramic shells have a chance to heat thoroughly. For optimum results, allow the shells to cool completely before removing them from your hair. If you’re worried about the curls relaxing a bit, spritz your hair with finishing hair spray before applying the shell.
So, the product sounds great, but what about maintenance? The TopStyler doesn’t require regular maintenance, but if any product residue remains on the ceramic shells, simply wipe down the unplugged unit with a damp cloth.
The TopStyler comes with an instructional DVD for instructions on how to use the product and tips on styling. It includes 5 large ceramic shells, and 5 regular sized ones for more versatility in styling your hair. You also get a free styling guide, and two four-in-one styling wands with your purchase. The TopStyler is available from the manufacturer’s website for just $99.99 and is covered by a limited manufacturer’s warranty.
Aging is an inevitable part of life, but it doesn’t mean you have to look the part. Derm Exclusive is a revolutionary anti-aging skin care product line that is changing the way consumers reduce the effects of aging on their faces.
- Utilizes chemicals that stimulate your body to generate more cells for a younger appearance
- Revitalizes your skin for long lasting effects
- Non- invasive – no needles or knives
- Improves radiance and reduces blemishes
- Everyone will want to know your secret
- Might discourage you from ever getting plastic surgery or Botox treatments
People are raving about Derm Exclusive because it’s one of the few anti-aging treatment processes that don’t require going under a knife or inserting needles in your skin—so there are no scars, trauma, or chances of botched procedures. All you have to do is apply the series of ointments according to instructions and you’ll start seeing improvements right away.
Invented by Dr. Andrew Ordon, a well-known, board certified Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and TV host, this treatment is designed to simplify the de-aging process. By using ointments and serums that don’t require invasive methods, you’re preserving the natural chemicals that your body produces to combat aging.
The best part is that Derm Exclusive is formulated to amplify your bodies’ resources. By using only ingredients that serve a purpose, you’re not giving your body an excessive amount of chemical compounds to process, just what it needs.
It does seem a little curious that a widely known plastic surgeon who’s been featured in well-known publications such as Allure and Redbook would be endorsing a method that reduces the amount of plastic surgery procedures a person would need, but that’s because it’s proven to work. Dr. Ordon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and the National Board of Medical Examiner, so he knows what methods of anti-aging products are best for the long run.
The kit contains four main products for reversing the effects of age:
- The Fill & Freeze wrinkle treatment instantly improves the appearance of wrinkles and dark circles. This cream is formulated with peptides such as Argireline and Myoxinal, which help to thoroughly relax muscles in the face to erase wrinkles caused by frequently repeated facial movements. These chemicals work in conjunction with Matrixly 3000, which helps promote higher amounts of collagen production and encourages skin to naturally regenerate itself to help reduce the severity of wrinkles. UGL complex invigorates the skin with deep moisture to compensate for lower levels of moisture due to the aging process. The more moisture your skin has, the more it will regain its elasticity and firm appearance for a younger, smoother look.
- The kit includes Micro Peel Resurfacing Pads which is a salon-worthy peel that deeply cleanses the skin, making pores less visible. The resurfacing pads are made with Malic acid, a natural acid from apples that exfoliates your skin for even skin tone. Glycolic and Salicylic acids penetrate and remove dead skin cells and clear pores for a radiant appearance. Moisturizing ingredients are added to replenish your skin’s minerals after cleansing.
- The Intensive Repair Serum might be the most impressive formula in the kit. It’s made with ultrasomes—enzymes that replenish your body’s natural supply of anti-aging agents and speed up your skin’s recovery process from daily sun damage. When exposed to UV rays, photosomes kick in to support the body’s immune system in repairing DNA damage through sun exposure, while Roxisomes repair any already damage that has already been done. These enzymes work with Vitamin C to help fade dark skin blemishes and prevent future sun damage.
- The entire revitalization is topped off with a collagen lift, a cream that stimulates collagen production for youthful firmness and reduced wrinkles. The secret to its success is Renovage, a chemical compound that reverses the signs of aging by encouraging the skin’s natural process to maintain a faster revitalization process. Collaxyl and Retinol also help to increase collagen production while preventing skin from sagging and eliminating dry, irritated skin. This formula visibly reduces wrinkles in a short amount of time, while improving your skin’s natural resources for a long lasting youthful appearance.
Because Derm Exclusive exfoliates six times better than a professional microdermabrasion, you’ll start to see results at the end of the first week. With repeated use, the results will become more impressive—at the end of two weeks, you’ll notice most of your wrinkles have disappeared. In four weeks, Derm Exclusive will make your skin more radiant and even out your skin tone, while fading blemishes and age spots, so your skin will look younger.
That said, everyone’s skin is different, and your results may very. I’d be remiss to say absolutely everyone should expect the exact same results form using this anti-aging kit as anyone else has.
The Derm Exclusive Introductory Collection is available for just $39.95 plus $6.95 for shipping. The introductory kit includes a 30 day supply and a 30 day money back guarantee if you’re not satisfied with your purchase.
If you’re anything like me (i.e. impatient and creatively challenged in the mornings) you know the value of anything that makes your daily routine easier. When I first heard of Hot Buns, my first thought was that they sounded good enough to eat. Admittedly, I lost interest after finding out they were not edible, I figured I shouldn’t judge an innocent thing by my disappointment and decided to let them show me what they can do. And guess what? I fell in love.
Hot Buns is a hair styling tool that will revolutionize the way you spend your mornings in the mirror. Whether you’re looking for a sleek and stylish bun to pair with your career gear, or want to class it up in the evening, this handy little accessory will simplify the bun making process, cutting hair styling time in half. The best part is that the buns almost always turn out neat and even, so you don’t need to waste extra time fussing over loose strands and lopsided bunches of hair.
- Easy to insert and remove
- Head and hair friendly: soft construction ensures no painful combs or pins press into your head or rip your hair.
- Versatile styling tool
- Saves time while optimizing your look
- Available in several sizes for different looks
- Everyone will be constantly begging to know your secret
- You’ll never go back to wrapping buns the old way
Hot Buns are incredibly easy to use. Simply wrap your hair around the soft hair mould and roll it downwards towards your head. Bring the ends in together, creating a circular shape and then “snap” them together. Use your fingers to make sure your hair completely covers the Hot Buns ring, and voila! You have yourself a salon worthy bun.
Because Hot Buns help to create the shape of the bun, they can be used on all types of hair, including thin and curly hair, to create a fashionable looking bun in no time. Best of all, no matter what you’re doing, they stay put. So if you’re hitting the gym, the soccer field, or the dance floor, this tool will keep your bun looking as fresh as it did when you left the house.
So, Why Hot Buns?
The Hot Buns hair accessory is so versatile you can use it for a number of different types of buns. Its soft construction ensures that you can position your bun anywhere on your head—the side, the top, or the nape of your neck—without compromising your comfort. The accessory uses only an optional elastic band to keep the hair in place so you don’t have to worry about annoying pins or combs poking into your head to keep your style in place. As you become more familiarized with using the accessory, you’ll find that the elastic band is more of a convenience than a necessity, and you can opt to not use it for variations on your bun.
Although using the Hot Bun accessory for buns only yields one type of bun (sorry ladies; no gorgeous curly updos unless you get creative!), the tool can be used to create a variety of other styles that are actually good for your hair! Love the look of loose, beachy curls? Dampen your hair, wrap it in a bun, and let it stay overnight. Take it out in the morning, tousle, and you’ll have gorgeous curls without the worry of heat damage! You can use the smaller Hot Buns for tighter curls and experiment with other variations for curls.
Choose from several light and dark colors to match your hair color for a discreet hair accessory that will remain in place until you take it out. The soft material will ensure your hair doesn’t tangle or tear on removal. Hot Buns are the perfect accessory for maintaining a professional appearance throughout the day, while still providing a quick way to make that transformation from day to evening, whether you’re keeping the bun or letting the curls rip.
These lightweight accessories are worth much more than they’re going for—for just $10, you can make them yours. By ordering your Hot Buns from their official website, you can double your order and get an amazing discount on your accessories. That means you can order a spare set for yourself or a friend for just the cost of shipping and handling.
Each order comes with a unique style guide, two small bun holders for shorter hair and half bun styles, two medium for classic buns, and two large for full buns that are fit for the red carpet. Product takes two to six weeks to arrive and comes with a 30-day money back guarantee to ensure you’re completely satisfied with your purchase—but I think it’s safe to say you will be.
For those of you who haven’t seen the commercial yet, I’ve pasted it below for you. Check it out if you have the time.