Beauty Devices and Tools to Try in 2018

We are living in a wonderful era when latest technologies in beauty and wellness can be used at home by a regular consumer. If 5 years ago, you only had a choice to go for a in-office treatments, now you can do most of the things at home: from laser hair removal to peelings, micro needling, skin toning and etc.

Although, I feel a little bit uncomfortable using some of the at-home devices myself (knowing myself for burning my skin with a simple wax) there are some devices and tool that I’d like to try this year.

So, today I’ll be sharing with you my wishlist on beauty devices and tools that I’m not scared to try on my own.

1. AMIKA Polished Perfection Straightening Brush

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sephora.com

$120 (Buy Now)

Thermal straightening brushes have become very popular last year, and this particular one has been featured in Allure magazine. This device combines the straightener and the brush to create smooth hair with just one stroke.

Amika brush incorporates special technology called Double Negative Ion Technology that maximize the negative ions to create shiny, frizz-free result. Ceramic bristles make each hair heat up fast and evenly to reduce the damage to the hair from the heat.

I’ve just got this one yesterday as a pre-birthday gift. I haven’t tried it yet, but can’t wait to try it on my hair. Would like to see the unboxing video? Let me know in the comments down below!

2. Le Mini Macaron Gel Manicure Kit

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$35.00 (Buy Now)

After moving to US and seeing prices on nail services, I started to think of getting my own gel manicure kit. Shellac has become a thing recently, and honestly, this is the only way for me to keep my nails on point. This small device is equipped with LED light and USB and looks very travel friendly to me. And it is so cute! It comes in a kit with gel nail polish, a cuticle stick, mini nail file and 10 remover pads for easy removal which makes is quite affordable. It takes only 30 sec to dry each nail and the device is reversible so that you can use it on your toes too!

3. Foreo UFO Face Mask Device

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UFO $279; UFO mini $179 (preorder at Kickstarter)

Social Media got on fire about this device and people (including me) can’t wait till it’s released. Foreo, the brand known for its cute silicon cleaning brushes is launching a device that is believed to cut the time of facial masks from 20 minutes to only 90 seconds! Foreo’s UFO will come in two sizes. The full size device will feature both cooling and heating technologies, while the mini size will only have the heating option.

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Both of the versions will feature the T-sonic Pulsation that will massage your face while improving the absorption of the mask ingredients and RGB LED Light Therapy known for stimulating collagen and refining complexion.

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You can preorder it from the Kickstarter for half price. There are also good value kits available for order.

4. Jade Roller

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$24.45 (Buy Now)

Not all good tools use latest breakthrough technologies and for some you don’t have to pay a fortune. As an example, think of this jade roller, another recently hyped tool, that has been integral part of beauty regime in China for centuries.

Why it is so good? This small unsophisticated massaging tool will boost blood circulation, reduce under-eye swelling, wrinkles, dark circles and aids in absorption of products into your skin. It is also known to eliminate toxins and improving skin appearance by tightening and minimizing pores.

 

5. NUFACE® NuBODY Skin Toning Device

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$399 (Buy Now)

It’s hard to admit, but cellulites is something most of the women have from the age of 18. Although there are no permanent cure from it, the skin can be improved by some massages and in-office treatments. Now, these procedures are available at home.

NuFace is also known for its Face Toning Device, and now they’ve released a similar microcurrent toning device for body that will help to visibly tighten and firm your skin. This body toning device has shown really good results during the clinic study. And if not for the price… Anyways, I’m still going to keep it in my wishlist.

6. Philips Skincare Assessment Kit

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$29.99 (Buy Now)

I wasn’t planning to include this device in my post. First of all, I didn’t know about its existence ( also secretly wishing for such device for years).

Philips Skincare Assessment device is linked to an app on your phone that will collect the data and analyze your skin hydration level. This analysis will take your skin care routine to the next level. I’ve ordered this device right away today – it’s only $29.99 for the kit. I’m planning to make a separate review on this, so stay tuned!

For sure, there are much many devices, but these 6 seem the most easy, safe and user-friendly for me.

What device you would like to try from this list? Let me know in the comments down below!


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2018 New Year Resolution

Happy New Year, my wonderful friends!

In 2017 there were certain things I couldn’t achieve consistency in, but they were indeed helpful for me. This year, I plan to make habits of them and decided to share them with you why I think it can be also good for you.

Yoga

Working out is important to keep yourself healthy. For me, yoga is the best choice since it takes care not only of your body but also your mind. I’ve signed up for TRUE: 30 Day Yoga Journey with Adriene. The best part is that it absolutely free while you can create your personal schedule that will work best for you. And for sure, it is important to remember, that 30 days is the perfect period to create a habit of any activity. Are you is in? #YWATRUE

Meditation

Although, this is strongly linked to yoga, still I decided to talk separately about it. Meditation is a workout for your mind. It can help you relax, keep you mind fresh and bright. More and more people today turn to meditation and add it to their lifestyle. It’s not just a trend that will come and go, it’s a way of life that helps to enjoy the life and accept the challenges without resistance and therefore, without pain and negativity.

I have been using Headspace app for couple of years, and I really love it. If you have never heard about it and want to start meditating, consider downloading this app. It will guide you through your first 10 days for free and they you can decide if you want a subscription or not. For me it is the most comprehensive and easy meditation practice I’ve ever tried since it teaches you how to do it.

Five Minute Journal

It is really good for you to be grateful for what you have in your life.
The Five Minute Journal will help you become a happier person by appreciating your life more. It helps you pause for 5 minutes twice a day to look around and notice the best you have in your life. You can use a real journal or an app – both work equally well.

Eat Healthier

I think this is something that everybody have on their list. Although, most of the time I try to keep my diet as healthy as possible choosing organic products, there is still something I think I was missing. Even if the label says it’s organic it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good for you. As an example, consider processed food like sausages, pickles, different sauces in packages, etc. Regardless of its healthy ingredients, it is still a processed food which is not a good choice for you.

Produce Less Waste

Continuing the discussion on packaged food and healthier choices, we also need to think of the environment. When going for groceries in US, you can find that most of the products come in plastic packages. It’s especially disturbing to see stores like Whole Foods using plastic bags for your groceries, while I had a completely different experience using reusable bags for groceries in UK.
This year I’m going to try to shop for groceries that are not packaged in plastic and at least reduce the waste of small plastic bottles by choosing drinking water in bigger containers. Besides, even though it’s not required by law here, I’m thinking to separate the garbage so that I know for sure everything is recycled and processed in a right way and not just dumped in a landfill.
I won’t probably change the world by doing this, but if each of us thinks more of the environment, we would probably have more control over the pollution that humankind causes to our planet.

Reading More Books

I’m stocking up with some interesting reads right now. I’ll post them on my Goodreads once I complete my list. What was the life-changing book for you? I would be happy if you could share it with me in the comments down below!

Driving

Getting a driver’s licence will be my the biggest challenge this year as well as start driving with more confidence and without fears. To achieve this goal, I need to practice more and consistency is also important here.

Anyone planning to get their license this year?

Learn One Thing Everyday

I think it’s a quite challenging and, at the same time, It’s a fun task! It can be anything, from learning a new word to learning how to make something, building something or learning how to use a certain tool. Write down your achievements on small pieces of paper fold each and put in a jar. By the end of the year you will have a jar full of achievements to appreciate what you have done during the year.

 

What is your 2018 Resolution? I’d love to here it from you in the comments below!


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