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Product Review – NanoSteamer: Nano Ionic Facial Steamer

 

I will admit that I am not necessarily a “girly-girl.” I’ve always been a bit of a “Tom Boy.” Don’t get me wrong, I do love girly-girly things, but for the most part, I rather wear sneakers than heels, I don’t like carrying a bit purse, and I can easily go out and about without wearing make up.

I don’t like to wear make up. It’s more so that I NEED to wear make up. If I don’t, I look awful. My skin is blotchy and wrinkly, and my eyes look horrible because I have very light, sparse eyelashes. I look like a zombie without make up!

The reason why I don’t like to wear make up is because I don’t like how it feels on my skin. I don’t like how I can feel something weighing down my skin (with the exception of eye make up). I would much rather keep the feeling of a freshly cleaned face all day long. That is why on the weekends if we have no plans I don’t wear anything on my face accept moisturizer.

I love the feeling my face has when I step out of the shower. I can’t get that same feeling from washing my face with my hands and/or washcloth. And I’m not about to hop back in the shower after work just to wash my face.

Have you ever tried a steam cleaner for your face? I had one many, many years ago (about 20+ years ago). I don’t really remember much about it to be honest with you.

I was sent to review a NanoSteamer – a Nano Ionic Facial Steamer from the company, Pure Daily Care. This is actually a 3-in-1 product, so it serves more than one purpose. Since we live in a tiny condo, we don’t have much room for products we use occasionally. I like that this product is more than just a face steamer.

Use #1 – Nano Ionic Facial Steamer

According to Pure Daily;

The Pure Daily Care Nano Steamer is a new type of steamer that generates nano-ionic steam. NanoSteamer does this by combining a conventional heating element with a new ultra sonic vaporizer to produce nano steam with negatively charged ionic particles. Nano steam combined with ionic water particles are up to 10x more effective in penetrating skin.

I don’t know much about “ionic water particles” or “negatively charged ionic particles.” As long as a product works, and works well, that is all that matters to me.

Benefits of Nano Steaming include up to 10x improved blood circulation, Improves cell vitality and oxygen absorption through skin for a healthier younger looking complexion, significantly improves absorption of your beauty creams for increased effectiveness and promotes drainage of sinuses and airways for overall improved well being.

The facial steamer I remember using decades ago was a lot different than this one. This one is more sleek and compact, but don’t let that fool you. This one works so much better. I feel that the size of the opening where the steam comes out allows you to direct the steam where you need it the most. It does cover your whole face, but if you want to direct it to a specific area (for example, your forehead if you are experiencing breakouts), you can.

The steam feels so nice. I’ve used this in the AM (before applying moisturizer and make up) and in the PM (after taking off my make up). I don’t use it every day, but I do find myself using it several times per week. I enjoy how it makes my skin feel. My skin feels so “clean,” so much so that I hate having to put make up on after using it.

I feel that using this at night after I wash my face helps to remove any make up that regular face washing missed. I also think it helps my nightly products (moisturizer, serum…) to absorb into my skin better.

This is so easy to use too. Simply take it out of the box, add water, plug it in and you are ready to go (just make sure the dial in on the face steamer option). There is no complicated set up at all, which means you can use this any time you want. It’s also compact enough where it doesn’t take up much room in the bathroom closet (or under the sink).

Use #2 – Room Humidifier 

This product is not just a facial steamer, it can also be used as room humidifier too.

Set up is the same way (add water). It can run for 30 minutes and the device is very quiet, so you don’t have to worry about it keeping a child awake.

I haven’t really had a need for a humidifier (my kids had one when they were little) so I haven’t used it as this option yet, but it’s good to know if I needed one that I don’t have to buy an extra product (and find space for it!). This product is all I need.

Use #3 – Towel Warmer

Oh yes! You heard that right. You can warm facial washcloths (small towels) in this. How luxurious!

My husband and son get warmed washcloths at the barber when they get their hair done. That always sounded so nice to me (my hairdresser doesn’t offer that). Now they can have the same experience at home – as can I – using this one device.

A nice, moisture, warm washcloth is just what I need after a stressful day at work. I find it very refreshing. It’s also nice to have when washing the make up off my face. I feel like the warmed washcloth helps to remove more dirt, make up and impurities from my face instead of using a wet washcloth from tap water.

This is certainly a great bonus feature of the NanoSteamer: Nano Ionic Facial Steamer.

The NanoSteamer: Nano Ionic Facial Steamer also comes with a five (5) piece, surgical grade stainless steel, facial instruments to help you to remove blackheads and blemishes.

I have one of these instruments that I’ve had since I was a teenager. I LOVE that this set comes with various sizes to help accommodate the various sized blackheads and blemishes.

As gross as these are to use, they work! That is why I have held on to the one I had for the past 40 years.

If you are interested in learning more about the NanoSteamer: Nano Ionic Facial Steamer, visit PureDailyCare.com. The brand can also be found on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Those links are found on the bottom left of their website.

What do you think about this amazing 3-in-1 product? Would you like to have one in your home?

Kimberly

*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

5 of the Latest Advancements in Automotive Technologies

 

When you purchase your next vehicle, you may be surprised to know how much the present innovative automobile technology has grown. Even when you test drive the average family car, there are some perks on the inside and outside that have been designed to make your life easier and safer, too. Therefore, when you make your purchase, you may want to look into what is actually available in the latest automobile technology prior to making your purchase.

Here are just a few advancements that you can take advantage of if you are interested in these and other related features.

1. Predictive Automobile Technology

Taking care of your vehicle properly can be very challenging if you are not really equipped with the knowledge and experience to anticipate when maintenance services need to be done. In fact, skipping the proper maintenance can lead to serious problems in the long run. Fortunately, due to predictive auto technology, there are sensors in the vehicle that has been designed to notify you when a mechanic’s expertise is required.

2. Protect Your New Car with Car Covers

After you have purchased your new vehicle, you need to know what you can do to protect it on the inside and the outside as well. In some cases, the protection that you use can help to protect specific areas of your vehicle. For instance, if you want to protect the exterior of your vehicle, you may want to use Car Covers to protect the outside from the harsh weather and other elements that can damage your new paint job. Here are some of the things that you can expect these covers to shield the vehicle’s exterior from.

  • Bird droppings and feces from other wildlife
  • Falling trees and its debris
  • Storms and wind damage
  • Snow and hail damage
  • Rain and other water
  • Dirt and dust

And a lot of other things that can damage the exterior of your vehicle.

3. Automatic High-Beam Control

When you are driving down the street in the middle of the night, you may need to adjust your lights to get a clearer view of what the traffic looks like before you. However, before you turn your high beams on, it is very important that you are aware of the vehicles around you. Fortunately, the technology in vehicles today are made for these and other related situations. For instance, some of the latest updated luxury brand cars are equipped with auto high beams that adjust itself to the specific circumstances, including detecting when to lower the lights when another car is approaching closely.

4. Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication

In addition to using the newer technologies to control the high beams on your car, you can also benefit from the vehicle to vehicle communication. With the latest V2V, this technology is designed to allow one vehicle to talk to others on the road. Similar to the self-driving innovations, you can use these features to protect yourself from future crashes. This is because this technology predicts proximity and automatically applies the brakes for crash prevention measures.

5. Innovations in Seat Technologies

Manufactures of today’s vehicles are using all kinds of different innovations in technology. A vast number of these technologies are meant to make drivers and passengers safe at all times. One of the most notable involves the use of new seat technology that’s presently referred to as biometric seat technology. To protect the driver from overexertion and other factors that can adversely affect the overall performance while on the road, this technology identifies when the driver needs to take a break. The data that this system collects comes from the driver’s behavior. For instance, its real-time data that is related to the brake, clutch, accelerator and steering wheel.

Buying a new vehicle is not only interesting but also fun for many of today’s car buyers. The experience that every prospective buyer has can vary from one person to person. The types of features that are available can also make the difference between buying a car with the best technological tools and those that simply allow you to drive fast. So, these latest advancements are great for many reasons and purposes including keeping everyone on the road safe with automated predictors.

How To Give Your Career A Boost

 

A career boost is something you need in your life every now and again. Things can sometimes get stale, and that can lead to unhappiness in your job situation. Considering your career makes up for a lot of your life, you want to be happy in it. So here are some tips to give your career a much-needed boost.

Start Dreaming Bigger

Having a dream is important because it helps keep you motivated, and it gives you a reason to push forward. When you’re in your career, it can be easy enough to have reached a certain point and then you have no further aspirations. However, it’s important to always constantly dream bigger and to always have a dream or ambition in your life. There’s definitely more out there than meets the eye, and if you’ve found yourself stopping and being complacent with what you do have, it’s time to switch it up. So start creating some more dreams if you haven’t fulfilled them yet or have and you need something new. It can do a world of good to give yourself some direction again in life, whether it’s realistic in the next five years or not.

Study To Open Up Opportunities

There are so many chances to improve that chance of getting more in your career, whether that’s female leadership or owning a company. Studying is a great way to give your career a little lift or the thing it needs in order to progress. Some roles or promotions maybe just out of reach because you’ve not got enough of the qualifications or skills needed. So if that is the case, then studying is certainly a good way to go from here. Find a course or experience that is going to give you what you need in order to open up those opportunities that you might need right now or in the future. Do your research when it comes to hunting for the right course of study and be sure you know the financial implications and commitment that is needed. Going into further education might be a shock to the system, but it’s all worth it in the end.

Challenge Yourself

Being able to challenge yourself is something very important because often enough, we’re faced with situations that put us in that danger zone or under pressure. And we can choose to take it head-on or to crumble. When it comes to giving your career a boost, challenge yourself and don’t get nervous of things that may feel out of your depth. Life is all about those moments that define you, and we can choose to take that opportunity and be in that uncomfortable zone, or we can hide away from it. Challenge yourself as often as you can do.

Giving your career the chance to really excel is important, and it can be done so with a lot of hard work and belief in yourself. So go out there, dream big and achieve everything you want in life.

Does how you dress effect your mood?

 

As I sit here and write this post, I am still in my pajamas (and it’s almost noon on a Tuesday). Thankfully I don’t go into work until 3:00, so I still have plenty of time to get dressed, do up my make-up, put in some gold earrings, spray on some perfume and head out the door. Trust me, I would much rather wear my pajamas all day.

Wearing my comfy pajamas does not make me feel revved up and ready for a day at work.

Do you think that what you wear can effect your mood? I’ll cite some examples of what I am referring to.

Sitting here in my pajamas makes me feel lazy and unmotivated to do anything.

During the holiday season, my husband and I attended a Christmas party hosted by the company I am employed by. I wore a beautiful holiday blouse with rhinestones and sequins. My hair was done by my daughter. At the party I felt happy and “bouncy.” I felt like there was a lot of “pep in my step,” so to speak. Only a few hours earlier I was in my comfy pajamas.

After I finish this post I will be wearing my work clothes. I could easily select sweatpants and a tee shirt (there is no dress code where I work), or I could wear more proper work attire (dress pants, nice blouse, jewelry, perfume…). I always opt to wear traditional work attire because I feel like if I work the sweatpants and tee shirt I will be totally unmotivated to do anything and feel lazy. I work with children, so I cannot be in that state of mind. I need to be on top of things every second I am at work to make sure the children are safe and secure.

I honestly do feel like what you wear sways you into feeling different states of mind (happy, excited, lazy…).

I have noticed a lot lately that what I decide to wear to work also depends on how I am feeling as I step inside my closet. If I’m happy, I wear things that are brightly colored or have fun designs on them. If I’m feeling tired or I have low energy, I tend to pick out clothing that is softer and over sized. If I am feeling overly confident about something, I tend to choose clothing that is more professional looking (even though I work with children and I’m around stick glue, slime and crayons).

Even the shoes I wear effect my mood, or my mood is effected by it. Normally I wear sneakers, but from time to time I’ll feel like dress shoes or boots (like Uggs) are more inline with how I feel. The jewelry I choose the wear and the perfume I spritz on are also affected by my mood (and vice versa).

I have seen research on the subject, but I am curious to know what readers think about the subject? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.

Kimberly

*This post is sponsored by Nakturnal. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Movie Review: Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Arrives (now on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra, DVD & Digital)

 

Available today on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra, DVD and Digital is the sequel to Disney’s Maleficent, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. 

The film stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Ed Skrein, and Imelda Staunton.

This film picks up a few years after the original movie. Aurora is now the Queen of the Moors. Maleficent watches over her as her protector.

Prince Phillip of the neighboring Ulstead has fallen in love with Aurora and proposes to her (she says “yes”). This does not sit well with Maleficient, especially because the people of Ulstead fear her and are against the fairies and creatures that call the moors their home.

Phillip’s parents, King John and Queen Ingrith, host a special dinner to celebrate their engagement. King John is excited that two kingdoms will unit, in hopes of peace between them.

Aurora begs Maleficent to join them. She begrudgingly agrees.

Dinner does not go well. The Queen makes comments that anger Maleficent. Maleficent goes into a rage and seemingly curses King John, causing him to fall into a deep sleep, similar to what happened to Aurora when she pricked her finger on the cursed spinning wheel.

Maleficent flees after Aurora refuses to leave with her.

Angelina Jolie is Maleficent in Disney’s MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL.

Outside the castle Maleficent is shot and falls into the ocean. There she is rescued by a mysterious being, who takes her back to where he lives, and takes care of her wounds.

Maleficent is now faced with something she never expected. She learns about what happened to her kind. All of this enrages her, and she plans to attack the castle and destroy Ulstead, even if Aurora is there. Aurora is a human, and Maleficent is against all humans for what they did to her and her kind.

What happens when Maleficent attacks Ulstead? Who will will? What secrets will be uncovered? Can Aurora stop things before it’s too late? To find out, you need to pick up a copy of Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Look for it where ever movies are sold.

I really enjoyed the original film. I was looking forward to seeing this sequel.

This film employs the same interesting creatures as the first film. This time around there are a lot more enchanted creatures, including some new ones that are important to this film’s story line (the dark Feys).

The special effects in this film are really enjoyable. I especially loved it when Maleficent turned into a dragon. In the original Disney film she was a dragon. I have been waiting to see her transformation.

This film is visually stunning. Not only are the landscapes beautifully and very realistic, the lovely creatures that live in the moors are lovely to look at. I think this film is even more visually beautiful than the original film.

Elle Fanning is Aurora in Disney’s live-action MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL

I enjoyed the story line. You could tell right away that Queen Ingrith was up to no good. I wasn’t really sure what she was creating initially, but further on into the story line the movie explains what she is creating in more detail.

I don’t think the film was that predictable. Some instances it was, but for the most part I didn’t know what was going to happen until it happened.

I really enjoyed the film. I think it was a nice sequel to the original film. It makes me curious to see if there will be a third installment. The movie eluded tot he fact that there could be one (maybe if/when Aurora and Philip have a baby?).

There are plenty of bonus features with this film. My husband and I watched the digital copy, so I didn’t get the chance to watch the bonus features. Bonus features include;

  • Extended Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Aurora’s Wedding
  • Behind the Scenes Look at the Magic of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  • And more!

Look for Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil where ever movies are sold.

In celebration of the release, MultiCultural Maven has created a how-to guide to making your own flower crown, inspired by the film. Check out the instructions below. Click here(Maleficent Flower Crown Craft) for a .PDF copy of the activity (easier to read).

You’ll find the film’s trailer below for your enjoyment.

Be sure to follow the film on social media – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  The official hashtag is #Maleficent.

 

Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

The Big Trip – Available today on DVD, Digital and On Demand

 

Are you looking for a fun, family movie? If you are, you should certainly check out the new movie release called The Big Trip. It’s available today on DVD, Digital and On Demand.

The Big Trip is an animated film that features the voice talents of Drake Bell and Pauly Shore.

The film is from the writers of Madagascar, Vasiliy Rovenskiy and Billy Frolick, and has already won a Dove Seal of Approval for all ages. The film is from Lionsgate.

From a writer of Madagascar comes this funny, outrageous adventure about a gang of misfit animals on an exciting quest to return a panda cub to its family when a stork accidentally delivers it to the wrong place.

Check out the film’s trailer.

 

It looks really cute.

I love that the animals pick up new friends along their adventurous journey to bring the baby panda to it’s family.

I also think the animation looks really good too. Sometimes these direct to DVD films are not always the best quality, but the animation in this film looks really good.

There is one bonus feature on the DVD, “Giving the Characters a Voice: At the Recording Studio with Drake Bell and Pauly Shore.” I am not sure if this bonus feature is available on digital or On Demand.

The suggested retail price of the DVD is $14.98. I do not have the suggest price for digital or On Demand (On Demand would depend on your local provider).

I was sent a screener copy to review, but unfortunately I have been unable to view it as of yet. Once I have had the opportunity to watch the film, I will amend this post and provide you with a bigger synopsis as well as my thoughts.

If you happen to see the film, I would love it if you come back here and comment on this post and share your thoughts about it.

Kimberly

*I did receive a free screener copy, but I have not been able to view it yet. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.