Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Review: Formula X System XCEL #Systemaddict

As a mom of an active toddler, I rarely get time to go for a manicure at salon. Whenever, I get time from daily chores, I do my own mani at home. But how, I always wished to do the salon like mani at home. my wishes were answered by Influenster when they sent me Formula X Voxbox.

The box contained Formula X The SYSTEM XCEL mani and Formula X Delete All nail polish remover.

Formula X The System XCEL

 The System XCEL includes four steps to get the gel like mani.

  1. The first step is CLEANSE XCEL - Its a nail cleanser which cleanse the nails and gives a clean slate for the next step.

2. Second step is PRIME XCEL- Its a base coat. The brush is wide and is very nice and makes application a breeze. It dries quickly and gives nails a clean, transparent shining.

3. TGIF Nail Color- The color that I received in this system XCEL is TGIF which is a pretty, coral-pinkish. The color takes two coats for opaque application. I wish the brush of this nail color would be as wide as brushes of base coat and top coat. Otherwise, its a beautiful summer color.

This is how, it looks on my hands:

4. SHINE XCEL- This is the fourth and last step. Its a transparent top coat, very easy to apply with the help of nice brush. After applying it, the nail color really shines like gel-like manicure.

Usually, my nail polish starts to chip on the2nd day of application because I do dishes with my bare hands. But, Formula X nail polish stood very well on my nails. It chipped a little on day 4th. I would say that is the long wear nail polish for me.


Besides the Mani system, I received the Formula X Delete All Nail polish remover in the voxbox. 

This is a unique nail polish remover which doesn't involves scraping the nail polish. It consists of black sponge with solvent in it. Its an easy one step process. You just dip your four fingers and a thumb into the five holes inside the black sponge material. Twist and turn your fingers and it will remove your nail polish in no time. Isn't this amazing??

My experience of using Formula X System XCEL and Delete All was one of a kind. I loved using it. I am going to buy more colors soon. Its available at Sephora Friends.

Disclaimer: I have received these products complimentary from Influenster to test and review. All opinions are honest, my own and based on my experience. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Review: HealthyWiser Digital pH Meter

I always wonder, if there is an easy way to know the pH of our swimming pool. There are different methods available but they are lengthy and cumbersome. So, when I got an opportunity to try HealthyWiser Digital pH meter, I took that opportunity.

The items in the package were: pH Meter (batteries included), Instructions pamphlet, 6 Calibration buffer packets and a carrying case.

Pros: I liked the sleek and lightweight design of pH meter. There are two buttons on it, one for ON/OFF and another for Calibration. The large digital display makes it easier to see the reading. It has portable design. Ideal for household or laboratory use; Suitable for testing pH balance of drinking water, pool, aquarium, RO system, Spa, or hydroponics or food items. No need to use messy strips.

Calibration: As per the instructions pamphlet, you have to calibrate the pH meter first using the buffer powders given. I felt, The instructions were not clear and elaborate. I mixed the buffer powder pH 6.86 in 250 ml of distilled powder and tried to calibrate it, it did get calibrated in that solution. Then, I cleaned and wiped it in distilled water and tried calibrating in buffer powder pH 9.18, at that time, the reading start to fluctuate, I tried cleaning it and then putting it again but after several attempts, the reading came to zero and it stopped. 

I thought the calibration part would be easy but for me, it was not. I am not sure, if the product that I have received was defective or damaged. If it would have worked, it would be a great device to use in and around the house. The product company contacted me, after my bad experience with the product. They are going to send me a new pH meter free as a replacement. I am going to try that and update my review again. 
You can check out this product on Amazon here 

Disclaimer: I have received this product at a deep discount through Tomoson in exchange for my unbiased review. I have tested this product myself and shared my honest review and experience. I have not been compensated in any other way. All opinions are honest and my own. 

Review: HealthYwiser nail care system

I hardly gets time to go to nail salon for manicure or pedicure. The HealthYwiser nail care system is perfect for people like me, who cant go to go salon or doesn't want to go to nail salon. 

This is the picture of the product out of the delivery package:

It came with a Tool with white cap, 1 nail Clipper, 1 pair of toe nail separator, 1 battery and 3 tool heads (1 To file, 2 to Buff and 3 to shine)

The tool is lightweight and easy to hold. It has a white cap to cover the tool head when not in use. There is a on/off slide button at the top rim of too head. 

From left to right respectively, Tool head for File, Buff and shine.

The toe nail separator were made of gel like material which was very soft. 

Before using the tool, we have to insert the battery that came with the tool kit. I opened the cap at the bottom of tool and inserted the battery. Close the blue cap.

Then I fixed the file head at the top of tool, and it was ready to use. I slide the ON button and it started working. Watch my video to see, how it works!

The tool head vibrates and you have to move it over your nail gently to file. It filed my nails well but I noticed that if you apply more pressure, the tool motor stops. So, you have to be careful, while doing it. Also, the motor makes noise, I wish it has a sound ON/OFF button too. Then I followed the same process with buff and shine heads.

I like the way, I was able to do my nails at the comfort of my home. It is good for in-home manicure. This is a simple device that anyone can use. My nails looks good! You can buy this product on Amazon  Here

Have you tried this product? If you have, let me know, what you thinks of it!

Disclaimer: I have received this product at a deep discount through Tomoson in exchange for my honest review. I have tested this product and shared my unbiased review. I have not been compensated in any other way. All opinions are honest and my own.