The 9 Beauty Gadgets That Will Change Your Beauty Game
While I am severely tech challenged, I’m quite a gadget freak when it comes to beauty. Beauty gadgets fascinate me just as much as makeup does. While some tools are plain weird and arouse my curiosity, others are worth every penny and are as necessary to me as my toothbrush. They save time, money, and effort, and have taken my beauty game up by several notches. Here are 9 gadgets that are worth the splurge:
This mini version of the original Foreo Luna is a golf-ball-sized facial cleansing brush. I have already championed the cause of cleansing brushes here. One simply can’t rely on fingers for deep cleansing the skin. No matter how good your cleanser is, a cleansing brush really gets into the pores like none other. The tiny and compact Luna Play is easy to manoeuvre around the contours of the face. The battery-operated device does not need a charger and can easily last a couple of months even if you use it every day. The silicon cover prevents the growth of bacteria, making this a handy gadget to travel with.
Apart from opening up your pores and deep cleansing them, a facial steamer is extremely useful if you have a blocked nose or congestion in the chest. Besides cleansing, it also boosts circulation, removes toxins, and makes your skin look healthier. I believe a facial steamer is one of the most basic beauty necessities in life.
Call me a fan girl, but I’m going to champion the cause of the personal trimmer to anyone who bothers to listen. If only you knew how convenient it is to keep your facial hair in check in the confines of your home, you would never go a day without a personal trimmer. I love to use the Wahl personal trimmer to clean my brow bone. It is also the perfect size to carry around for emergencies.
Even though I would pick a shaver over an epilator any day, there are loads of women who prefer epilating to shaving. This face epilator from Braun comes with a cleansing brush so you are literally getting two products for the price of one. The sleek device does a neat job of taking off facial hair.
Better than the traditional pumice stone, this electronic foot file is great for ladies who can’t keep their monthly pedicure appointments. To be used after your shower on dry feet, the foot file by Scholl removes dead skin like a pro leaving your feet much softer. It works exceptionally well on dry, cracked heels.
Even though I prefer to let my hair air dry, I always keep a blow dryer handy. I never know when I’ll need it in an emergency. However, I end up with frizzy hair more often than the bombshell blowouts that I was aiming for, because directing the blowdryer with one hand while holding your hair taut around the brush with the other is next level challenging. However, the Philips Kerashine Air Styler is like manna from heaven for clumsy girls like me. It has been a lifesaver and I highly recommend buying one.
Everyone must have a shaver that you can whip out when you HAVE to wear those ankle-baring culottes but have no time for a waxing appointment. If you have to invest in one, let it be the Panasonic Close Curves Wet & Dry Shaver. The shaver with its floating head moves along the contours of the body providing a neat and clean shave. The cordless shaver is rechargeable and can be used either wet or dry.
This is another device that I consider a necessity in life. I have now embraced my wavy hair, but at times I like going for the flat out, sleek look and the Remington S2002 Hair Straightener doesn’t disappoint. I’ve had mine for 5 years now. It comes with ceramic-coated plates and four temperature settings. I use the first for the fine hair around my hair line and the second setting for the thicker hair around my crown. The last two settings are perfect for women with thick, coarse hair.
Even though you can use your hair straightener to curl your hair into loose waves, it can’t beat the effect of a full head of curls. I think this one from Babyliss is especially good for people who have a difficult time figuring out which way to wrap their hair around a curler.