Naturalico: Pedicure Device and Callus Remover #Review #CallusRemover

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When it comes to pedicure devices and tools, there are many I have purchased and been gifted that end up not being used. Some are bulky and not worth the trouble of cleaning, like my Spa Foot Bath that released the stress when I soaked my feet, but it came back when it came to dumping the water and cleaning out the unit. I finally gave up and realized the sink may not make bubbles but it was easier to clean and disinfect after use. I like devices that are simple, practical and work! I don’t need to add more to clutter to units that make me feel guilty for buying them.

So far my foot care regimen has been soaking, sugar based foot scrubs and using a callus remover when needed. I don’t like cracked heals and with the weather in Southern California being off the record for Autumn, my feet are showing the stress with the crazy ups and downs in degrees. I wear flip flops around the house (outside) but only sandals if I go out, so I still want pretty feet 🙂 I needed an in-between device to add to my regimen and what Naturalico sent fit the bill perfectly!

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Naturalico, sent a rechargeable unit that helps with callus removal and polishing. I know the description states shaver but because the heads are made of a fine grit paper, which moves in a rolling motion, it has no blades and is more of a sander versus a shaver. The unit has a rechargeable battery and the best part, it’s super easy to clean. You just remove the head and can easily use the brush included to remove any debris and the unit is easy to disinfect, reassemble and it takes less than 5 minutes to have it ready for use for next time. No messes or having to clean a bunch of little pieces!

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Verdict:
I must admit I went in thinking this would just be a gimmicky device but after just using the Naturalico device once, I became a believer. Now, this is for upkeep and not to be seen as a solution for feet that may suffer from deeper calluses that need an actual shaver (with metal blade) to accomplish removal. You may use the Naturalico for a deep clean and removal, but you would be using up the refills to get the pedicure you desire. I use a callus shaver every 3 months because I use slipper socks indoors and tend to be good about moisturizing my feet and I never walk barefoot outside. The pool tends to dry my feet out with the chlorinated water and I then get thin surface cracks from dryness. The Naturalico is so good that I may use a callus remover every 6 months (if even that) after the first initial use and removal. It keeps my feet perfectly smooth and polished. The unit has two speeds and I was able to use the lowest everywhere and went with the higher speed when used on my heels. It takes a few minutes to polish each foot up just for them took to look like they did after visiting a spa and getting a professional pedicure minus the cost.

Retail Price Point: $29.95 for the unit and the device comes to with 2 heads and even a storage bag. Free shipping for Amazon Prime Members. Refills are $9.99 for a package of two.

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The first uses are the important ones and achieving a smooth look will take time. I shortened that time by using a bladed callus remover and then solely went to using the Naturalico unit. After getting my feet perfect looking and feeling, the Naturalico has been able to keep them looking that way week after week. I just use the unit once a week (on the weekends) and about 5 minutes per foot. That’s 10 minutes a week to have beautiful feet with a device you can use at home within your own schedule. No appointments needed 🙂

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I received the above product(s) free of charge from Naturalico.  I am not obligated to provide a positive or favorable review, just my honest opinion.  My review is based on my experience with the product and/or brand, which may differ from yours.

 

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SqueakyCleanCo’s Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer

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Some days, cleanliness is next to impossible. Some days, my hands are toast from constant washing and drying. And like some people nowadays, I’m hopelessly addicted to hand sanitizer. Like, I have a bottle in every bathroom, in my purse, in the car, in the bedroom, in the garage. When Squeaky Clean offered me a bottle of their antibacterial had sanitizer to try out, I couldn’t say yes fast enough.

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Good sanitizers, at their most basic levels, are pretty much the same: Copious amounts of ethyl alcohol in a glycerin suspension. There’s usually some other things to stabilize it, some fragrance, and maybe a moisturizer to keep our hands from becoming dry, cracked like an old catcher’s mitt. And because alcohol is ridiculously cheap, hand sanitizer is  affordable. I usually pick up Target’s Up & Up brand for about $5 for a 32 ounce bottle. It’s not too fancy, it’s got some weird green color to it, but it also does the job. So here’s where brands like Squeaky Clean start diverging from Purell, Up & Up, and almost every other brand I’ve tried: It’s expensive. A 16 ounce bottle is over $14 on Amazon.com. Yikes! Multiplied out, I’d be spending nearly $30 to get the same amount as what I normally pay $5 for at Target. That makes no sense.

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In Squeaky Clean’s defense, their product smells divine, and the aloe and vitamin e left my hands smooth, soft and not at all dried out, plus there’s no added dyes to make it that funky green color as my usual brand. It has 62% ethyl alcohol instead of my usual 70%, so it’s more on par with Purell there too. The box it came in looked very chic and high-end, and the pump reaches to the bottom so you’re not shaking the bottle at end to use the last little bit of it. It’s delightful fragrance stays with you for some time, too. But I don’t know that those pluses are worth more than 3 times the price of leading brands. In fact, I’m sure they’re not. I like the product, it does what it says it’ll do and is what it says it is, but it’s far, far too expensive for me to recommend.

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Milagrous Beauty: Natural Exfoliating Facial Massage Konjac Sponge #Review #Milagrous

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I have been very eager to try new Konjac sponges from several different companies because trying is really the only way to know what’s the difference with all the infused additions like charcoal, green tea and so forth. I also get to learn what to look for in quality because you see some sponges ranging from $10 to $18. They all claim to do the same and let’s be honest, they look the same via the computer screen.

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Konjac Charcoal sponges are usually formulated for oily complexions, acne prone to combination skin. The sponge is still like the original versions, made from the Konjac root, which is a vegetable. The vegetable’s fibers are perfect for gentle exfoliation and detoxifying the skin. The addition of charcoal helps clean out impurities that cause your typical skin problems like blackheads, clogged pores, blemishes to even controlling the oil (sebum) your skin may be susceptible to producing. Due to the product being natural and gentle to the skin’s surface, if you suffer from sensitive skin, this form of washing and exfoliating will not cause further irritation but actually calm your skin. You should see improvements in as little as 2 weeks with daily use.

I have tried the original/plain Konjac sponges, Charcoal and also a Green Tea versions prior to using the Charcoal sponge from Milagrous Beauty. I first noticed this is the first sponge that arrived in a bag versus a box like most others. The sponge is also not pre-wrapped in a plastic wrap….just sort of dancing in the bag. I notice this sponge feels lighter in weight and density (in dry form) from my other Charcoal based Konjac sponges from different manufactures. I wet the sponge and begin gently exfoliating, using a circular motion and applying light pressure. I notice that the sponge has at the center a more dense portion that feels almost like a knot but 75% of the remainder of the sponge, is not very dense at all. The bathroom’s light reflects through much easily than with other charcoal sponges I have used and this one is more a gray in color as it furthers away from that middle knot I referred to before.

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Results:
My skin does not feel too clean, so I tried a second use and notice the sponge is leaving an almost jelly like residue. I understand the charcoal and root leave a residue but I have never experienced a jelly/sticky film. I have to be super delicate in how I hold the sponge because like any wet product, it becomes softer but this one dimples and collapses badly that I am afraid to poke a nail through and shorten the life span of the sponge.

Retail Price Point: $10.00 via Amazon

The product states a shelf life of 3 years on the packaging, which lists Qingdao Fujiale Cosmetic Products Co., Ltd as the manufacture and states to refer to the “sealing” for the date it was made. None was listed or written anywhere on the packaging. Like with all my Konjac sponges, they need to dry and air out to stay clean and reduce any bacteria from producing, so most manufactures include hooks. None was included. Bacteria is bad enough for anyone’s skin and can be worse if you suffer from acne, where you may have open skin caused by pimples…….so maybe using such packaging is not the safest for the product or even user. You add that no hook is supplied and I’m willing to even make the leap that this is a refill as I use the hook I already was supplied by another company.  I was just not too satisfied seeing sponge dust at the bottom of the bag, the sponge is not well shaped/formed, and you have dead links when it comes to the companies Facebook, Twitter to the Website page they supplied as contact information.  The product did not perform like any other Konjac sponge I have used prior to this one and that is even trying to ignore the jelly like residue left on my skin.  You then take into account the price point that is identical to other manufactures where the sponges outperformed this one, so I can’t even say you pay 1/2 and get 1/2 the performance.  You still pay $10 and end up with what I call a sponge.  I just can’t recommend a product that is not consistent to what I have seen and used on the market.  Milagrous Beauty does offer a 100% Money-Back Guarantee, so this may be something to consider if you wish to try their products.

 

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