Best Lady Shaver

Best Bikini Trimmer for a Smooth Bikini Line

I love shaving my bikini line, said no one ever.  And that’s how the product testing began.  So, in order to find the best bikini trimmer, we had a few emotional meltdowns and eventually got to work.  All that matters is the end goal, we kept telling ourselves, between the nicks and the razor burns.

And we have to admit, it was worth it.  We discovered some pretty amazing trimmers that we now wonder how we ever lived without.  And the timing couldn’t be more perfect because summer has just sprung.     

Best Bikini Trimmer

So, what were we looking for in the ultimate bikini trimmer?  The obvious of course, such as, smooth and silky skin and a close shave.  We also looked at other aspects though.  Such as, ease of use, how quickly the hair grew back, portability and variability for customization.

And we didn’t just review women’s trimmers, we also reviewed our counterparts.  Men’s razors tend to be more durable and allow for a closer shave.  So, don’t be surprised if we included a couple in our list.

 

Best Bikini Trimmer

 FeaturesPrice
Panasonic Bikini Shaper & Trimmer for Women
Panasonic Progressions
Bikini Shaper & Trimmer
Portable
Hypoallergenic
5-Position-Guide
Rounded Tips
Battery Operated
Philips Norelco Bikini Trimmer
Philips Norelco
Bodygroom Series 7100
Portable
Wet/Dry
Hypoallergenic
5-Position-Guide
Rounded Tips
Pivoting Head
Rechargeable
Styles II Mini Lady Shaver
Styles II
Mini Lady Shaver
Portable
Hypoallergenic
3-n-1
Rounded Head
Rechargeable
Philips Bikini Trimmer
Philips
Bikini Trimmer
Portable
Rounded Blades
2 Attachment Heads
Battery Operated
Betevo Bikini Trimmer
Betevo
Bikini Trimmer
Portable
Wet/Dry
Hypoallergenic
2 Head Attachments
Length Guide
Battery Operated
Bare It All Shaver
Bare It All Shaver
Personal Shaver Razor and Built-In Trimmer
Portable
Hypoallergenic
Retractable Trimmer
Foil Head
Rechargeable

 

Best Bikini Trimmer

 

Panasonic Bikini Shaper & Trimmer for Women

Panasonic Progressions Bikini Shaper & Trimmer

This Panasonic Bikini Trimmer will give you a super close shave without compromising the skin.  Specifically because it comes with a hypoallergenic bikini razor blade that will protect the sensitive bikini areas.

It is designed with an angled trimmer head to help cut and remove unwanted hair in hard to reach places.  And the angle conforms to your body in the not so hard to reach areas.  Again, making this trimmer desirable for sensitive areas.  And for added comfort, it has an adjustable 5-position guide to protect areas from direct contact while having the ability to choose variable hair lengths.

The sharp, stainless-steel trimmer blade will work for every hair type, from coarse to fine.  And the round tips help avoid unsightly and often painful razor bumps.

The Panasonic Progressions Bikini Shaper & Trimmer is portable and convenient.  It’s less than an inch-and-a-half wide and weighs only mere ounces.  It is also battery-powered (although you must buy those separately) which will provide up to 45 minutes of continuous trimming.  

So, how did this rate with the women at FHL?  Although we couldn’t unanimously decide on a favorite, this one got the most votes for best bikini trimmer.  We did all agree, however, that this trimmer is extremely easy to use, it’s comfortable and it gives a close shave without disrupting the skin.  And the easy, 5-position-guide was perhaps our favorite feature for the promotion of individuality.

Last but not least, the price is right. 🙂

 

Philips Norelco Series 7100 Bikini Trimmer

Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series 7100

This is one of the men’s shavers that made the cut.  The Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series 7100 is made for a man but works amazing on women.  Especially if you are a woman with courser hair or maintain your privates irregularly and need something heavy duty.

The dual side will allow you to shave without the hassle of switching attachments in the middle of this critical job.  And the Philips Norelco is a wet or dry device so it gives you the freedom to use it in the shower or on dry land.

It has a built-in trimming comb on one side with 5 adjustable length settings, while the reverse side will allow for an ultra close shave.  The 3-D pivoting head will glide along the contours to get those hard to reach areas and allow for an even closer shave.

And the 3-D pivoting head along with the rounded blades and hypoallergenic materials will give you less irritation.  So this is definitely suitable for those with sensitivities or for those that are prone to razor bumps.

The Norelco is cordless and rechargeable, so you don’t have to worry about replacement batteries.  The battery will provide up to 50 minutes of cordless use after a 1 hour charge, simply place it on the stand and an hour later you’re ready to go.

The blades will self-sharpen, however, you will want to replace the shaving heads every 12 months or so, depending on use.  And because these blades self-sharpen, there is no need for additional maintenance or lubrication.

So, how did this pass our test?  This has to be the most comfortable shaver to hold.  It has contoured rubber sides that allow for a secure grip and prevents slippage.  The Norelco gives an extremely close shave, and like we mentioned previously, it’s perfect for those of us with thicker hair.

We did notice a couple of pulls when using this razor dry.  However, when we softened our skin with water, it allowed for a much smoother and pull-free shave.

Overall, we loved the smoothness and the softness this trimmer left us with.  And this is definitely the best bikini trimmer for those that need something heavy-duty.

Styles II Mini Lady Shaver

Styles II Mini Lady Shaver

This is perhaps the best bikini trimmer for those with sensitive skin and those who can’t seem to find a trimmer that doesn’t nick and pull.

The Styles II Mini Lady Shaver is made of nickel-free, hypoallergenic stainless steel blades and foil to help prevent irrigation and unsightly razor bumps.

The head of the razor offers a 3-n-1 experience with a foil head and two trimmers on either side.  The foil head is rounded to glide across your curves easily and effortlessly.

This trimmer charges via USB port and is extremely compact.  And it has an easy flip-top to protect the blades when not in use and a mesh pouch for travel.  To use this bikini trimmer, you just push a button and you’re all set to go.  No attachments, no battery replacement, just charge and you will receive up to 30 minutes of shave time.

So, how well did the Styles II Mini Lady Shaver pass our test?  Like we mentioned before, this is the best bikini trimmer for those with sensitive skin.  However, it gets huge marks from us for allowing a surprisingly close shave while being extremely gentle.  And for being so small, it has an enormous amount of power.

But, it doesn’t allow for much creativity down there and wouldn’t be desirable for someone who wants to trim up their hair to a particular length.  However, this would be perfect for someone who likes a clean shave or someone who just wants to trim up their bikini line.  It also works well for armpits, legs and so on.

The other aspect you may want to consider is this trimmer takes roughly 8-10 hours to charge for just 30 minutes of use.  And because we can’t always be 100% on top things, you don’t want to be without any power in a dire situation.  Something to think about.  

 

Philips Bikini Trimmer

Philips Bikini Trimmer

The Philips Bikini Trimmer is a good option for those with fine hair and for those who would consider themselves low-maintenance down there.

The blade will precisely trim the hair down to 0.5 mm in length and the 2 click-on combs will enable you to cut the hair in different lengths.

The rounded teeth on the blade will give protection and prevent razor burns while the ergonomic design of the device allows for easy maneuvering.

This bikini trimmer is capable of being used in wet or dry situations and is battery-operated via AA batteries.

Our final take with this bikini trimmer is it isn’t ideal for hairy situations.  So, if you’re dealing with a forest, you may want to check out some of the other options.  However, if you have very little hair to deal with in the first place, this is a great choice.

The Philips Bikini Trimmer is easy to use, highly portable and has a great design that feels natural and will reach just about anywhere.  And it gives a great shave with no cuts or nicks reported from anyone at FHL.  

 

Betevo Bikini Trimmer

Betevo Bikini Trimmer

This bikini trimmer is a wet or dry bikini trimming machine that will give you more flexibility in and out of the shower.

It comes with a stainless steel, hypoallergenic blade which will allow you to achieve a close shave, while the the interchangeable heads will give you some flexibility while shaving.  The first attachment, the bikini head, is narrow and will cut long hair and is to be used for more intricate detailing while the shaver head is perfect for after-shave touch ups.

The Betevo Bikini Trimmer also comes with a length guide to help ensure less irritation and help you achieve the desirable length of hair.

This bikini trimmer is cord-free and battery-operated, making it ideal for travel.  And, for the extra convenience, there are 2 AA batteries included upon purchase.  However, the company recommends you switch to brand name batteries if you find the trimmer not powerful enough.

Finally, our two cents.  We love this trimmer.  It gives a close, comfortable and smooth shave without the cuts and nicks.   It’s also easy to use and we love the fact you can use it in or out of the shower.

It has a great angle to the head which allowed us to reach just about anywhere.  Additionally, it’s light, it’s portable and ideal for travel.

Bare It All Shaver Personal Shaver

Bare It All Shaver Personal Shaver Razor and Built-In Trimmer

Ok, we have to admit, this trimmer weirded us out so much that a couple of staff members opted out of the testing phase.  For the ones that persevered, we are glad we did.  Because some of us are saying this is the best bikini trimmer ever.

And, believe it or not, this shaver is made specifically for that particular region.  It will also work with the legs, face, armpits, etc.

This is a foil head type of razor.  Which means it has more laser etched cutting holes than your typical electric razor.  This will not only give you a more complete shave, but a faster one as well.

The rotary designed head will conform to your body and allow you to maneuver into the curves of your body.  The foil is hypoallergenic and will protect against itch, rash, bumps or ingrown hair.

When using a foil razor, you will need to use a different shave technique.  And each individual will find different techniques that work for them.  So be sure to follow the instructions closely to avoid any pitfalls that can happen when using one improperly.

Also, the foil razor can only be used on stubble and is not intended for longer hair.  However, the Bare It All Shaver comes with a built in trimmer if things have gotten out of hand.

Finally, this razor is rechargeable with 60 minutes of shave time between charges.  The charging is simple, just plug the actual device into the wall and you’ll be ready to go a little while later.  It comes complete with an auto shutoff to prevent battery damage and it features universal voltage, which means you can take this anywhere in the world.  In addition, the Bare It All Shaver gives you a lifetime of at least 500 hours while other razors give around 200 hours.

And the final analysis is, this is the best bikini trimmer in the close shave category.  It allowed an extra day or two of hair-free, worry-free existence.  It was comfortable to use and after perfecting our technique, it only got better.

We do recommend this for those who prefer to completely rid the hair down there or for those just focusing on the bikini line.  If you want to trim the hairs a certain length, this unfortunately does not have that option.    

 

Best Warm Air Humidifier

Best Warm Mist Humidifier for Every Budget

We scoured the earth to find the best warm mist humidifier and came away with 6 mistifying devices to enhance our breathing environment.

But first, you may ask, why should I go with a warm mist humidifier?

According to Huffington Post, a warm mist humidifier will add a higher level of moisture to the air.  In addition, it will kill most bacteria and mildew with steam.

When it comes to cool mist humidifiers, filters are used to remove impurities.  Nevertheless, a cool mist humidifier will add less moisture to the air than their counterpart.

So, these are the basic ideas behind the differences between cool and warm mist humidifiers.

However, if you’re still on the fence about whether to go with a cool mist humidifier or a warm mist humidifier, our friends over at Reviews.com have an informative guide called “The Best Humidifier for 2017” to help you pick which humidifier may be best for you.

Best Warm Mist Humidifier

The next question you may have is, what do these 6 best warm mist humidifiers have to offer?

Well, our final picks for best warm mist humidifier didn’t come easy.  We are a bit of a diva when it comes to picking out what we deem worthy of our time and money.  So, these warm mist humidifiers had to meet our high standards.

And, our standards for the best warm mist humidifier are as follows:

  • Noiseless
  • Bacteria-Free
  • Large Tank Capacity
  • Long Run Time
  • Adjustable Mist Output
  • Quality/Durability

However, because we want to give everyone an option for the best warm mist humidifier, these final picks are the best in every budget category.  This means, some will make more noise than others, but they are going to be quietest in their category.

In addition, because we are working with different budget categories, some picks are going to have a longer run time than others.  In the same token, some will have a bigger tank capacity than others.    

So, after we found the best warm mist humidifiers in each budget category, we relied heavily on consumer reviews to filter out the duds.  And, our final picks have some of the happiest users around.

 

Best Warm Mist Humidifier

 FeaturesBudget RangePrice
Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier
Vick Warm Mist Humidifier
1 Gallon Tank
Automatic Shutoff
2 Settings
$$
TaoTronics Warm & Cool Mist Humidifier
TaoTronics
Warm & Cool Mist Humidifier
Warm & Cool Mist
5.5 Liter Tank
Automatic Shutoff
LED Digital Display
3 Settings
Timer
Touch Control Panel
Humidity Control
$$$
Levoit Cool Warm Mist Humidifier
Levoit
Cool Warm Mist Humidifier
Warm & Cool Mist
6 Liter Tank
Automatic Shutoff
LED Digital Display
3 Settings
Timer
Touch Control Panel
Remote Control
Humidity Control
Automatic Humidity Control
$$$
BONECO Air-O-Swiss Warm or Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier
BONECO
Air-O-Swiss Warm or Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier
Warm & Cool Mist
3 Gallon Tank
Automatic Shutoff
Multifunctional Display
3 Settings
Timer
Touch Control Panel
Humidity Control
Automatic Humidity Control
Sleep Mode
$$$$
PureGuardian Ultrasonic Warm and Cool Mist Humidifier
PureGuardian
Ultrasonic Warm and Cool Mist Humidifier
Warm & Cool Mist
3 Gallon Tank
Automatic Shutoff
Multifunctional Display
3 Settings
Timer
Touch Control Panel
Humidity Control
Automatic Humidity Control
Sleep Mode
$$$$
Avalon Premium Ultrasonic Digital Humidifier
Avalon
Premium Ultrasonic Digital Humidifier
Warm & Cool Mist
3 Gallon Tank
Automatic Shutoff
Multifunctional Display
3 Settings
Timer
Touch Control Panel
Remote Control
Humidity Control
Automatic Humidity Control
Sleep Mode
$$$$$

 

Best Warm Mist Humidifier

 

Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier

Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier

Our first pick for best warm mist humidifier features a 1-gallon tank that can operate for up to 12 hours at a time.

The Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier has 2 comfort settings which allows you to control the level of moisture released into the air.  The high setting will release the maximum amount of moisture and is usually reserved for larger rooms.  The low setting will release a minimal amount of moisture and is ideal for smaller rooms.  Furthermore, the low setting is usually reserved for sleep, as it is quieter than the high setting.

This warm mist humidifier offers steam vapor which is up to 95% bacteria-free.  However, it will require regular cleaning and maintenance to prevent mildew buildup and to ensure continued quality of steam.

As an added bonus, the Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier comes with a medicine cup for their signature Vicks Vaposteam which can help relieve coughs and congestion.  

This warm mist humidifier features an automatic shutoff and comes with a soft nightlight.  It measures 12 inches in length, 7.9 in width and 14.2 inches in height.  And, it weighs 4.8 pounds.

Pros:

The Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier is extremely powerful, especially for a warm mist humidifier in this price range.  In addition, it comes with a couple of different settings and an automatic shutoff.

Cons:

It’s hard to find a humidifier that is completely quiet in this budget range.  And, when first turning on this warm mist humidifier, it is quite loud.  However, after an hour or two, it seems to settle and quiets down significantly.

 

TaoTronics Warm & Cool Mist Humidifier

TaoTronics Warm & Cool Mist Humidifier

This pick for best warm mist humidifier can also be used as a cool mist humidifier.  And, the TaoTronics Warm & Cool Mist Humidifier can reach your desired humidity level up to 20% faster than most other cool mist humidifiers on the market.

This warm & cool mist humidifier is economic in size, therefore, it fits perfectly in an office or a bedroom.  However, even though it is economic in size, it still has a fairly large tank at 5.5 liters or roughly 4.5 gallons.  And, this will allow the mist to run for up to 16 hours on the high setting.

The TaoTronics Warm & Cool Mist Humidifier is loaded with features.  It has 6 interactive LED functions:  On/Off, heating, mist control, humidity control, sleep mode and timer.   The mist control has 3 controllable levels at low, medium and high.  And, this LED display will let you know the exact humidity level to ensure you’re receiving the proper level of moisture.

The TaoTronics features a 360 degree rotating nozzle to distribute the mist evenly.  It also features an automatic shutoff once the water runs out to prevent damage to the humidifier.

This warm & cool mist humidifier measures 11.2 inches long, 10.4 inches wide and 13.6 inches tall.  In addition, it comes in your choice of black or white. 

Pros: 

Overall, this humidifier is the best warm mist humidifier for smaller spaces.  It is functional, quiet, powerful, easy to operate and reliable.  And, it looks good, too.

Cons:

This machine is not designed for aromatherapy.  So, if you’re looking for that particular functionality, you may want to go with another one of our picks.

Furthermore, some consumers find the warm mist to be rather cool.    

  

Levoit Cool Warm Mist Humidifier

Levoit Cool Warm Mist Humidifier

If you’re in the mid-budget range and want to humidify a large space, this one is the best warm mist humidifiers, hands down.

This large capacity humidifier features a 6 liter capacity tank which will cover up to 280 square feet of space.  Additionally, this tank allows for up to 36 hours of continuous use.

The Levoit Cool Warm Mist Humidifier features a touch control panel and remote access where you can control the settings.  These settings include the On/Off, temperature control, mist output, humidity level and 12 hour timer.  Additionally, it has an automatic setting that will set the humidity level based on the environment.  The humidity level can also be manually programmed anywhere from 40% to 80% relative humidity.

This humidifier also has dual 360 degree adjustable nozzles to distribute the mist evenly.  Furthermore, it comes with an aroma diffuser and a cleaning brush. 

The Levoit Cool Warm Mist Humidifier is 11.3 inches long, 7 inches wide, 10.5 inches tall and weighs in at 4.9 pounds.

Pros:

For such a powerful machine, this humidifier is extremely quiet.  So quiet that you have to wonder if it’s even working.  You can rest assure that it is, definitely indeed, working.

In addition, this unit is also very easy to clean and does not need a filter.

Cons:

The LED light is rather bright and there is no way to dim it. 

 

BONECO Air-O-Swiss Warm or Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier

BONECO Air-O-Swiss Warm or Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier

Ok, first of all, this humidifier is huge.  The BONECO Air-O-Swiss Warm or Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier holds up to 3 gallons and can handle an area up to 600 square feet.  And, because it has such a large tank, it can run for up to 24 hours, and sometimes much longer.

And, as the name suggests, this humidifier can be used for warm or cool mist output.  It also features an integrated hydrostatic that will allow you to set the desired humidity level.

The Boneco Air-O-Swiss Warm or Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier features a multifunctional display to control the output levels, the humidity level, sleep mode and timer.  Furthermore, the display will let you know when the water level is low and the unit needs to be cleaned.

This is a filter-free humidifier, relying instead on a demineralization cartridge.  This cartridge should be replaced every 6 months to a year, depending on usage.     

The Boneco Air-O-Swiss Ultrasonic Humidifier measures 14 inches long, 11.6 inches wide and 11.6 inches tall. 

Pros:

This pick for best warm mist humidifier is powerful, and for lack of a better word, a beast.  However, it’s the quietest beast you’ll ever encounter.

Cons:

There have been reports of a gulping sound every 5 to 10 minutes of usage.

In addition, a few customers have complained that the humidifier quit working within months of purchasing.

 

PureGuardian Ultrasonic Warm and Cool Mist Humidifier

PureGuardian Ultrasonic Warm and Cool Mist Humidifier

This pick for best warm mist humidifier is another option that can be used for cool mist as well.

The PureGuardian Ultrasonic Warm and Cool Mist Humidifier is suitable for both small and large rooms alike.  It comes with a 1.32 gallon tank and can deliver mist for up to 90 hours on the low setting.

This warm & cool mist humidifier features a digital display and control panel which will allow you to adjust the mist output, humidity level, temperature, automatic settings and 12 hour timer.  Additionally, this humidifier can sense the humidity level and adjust it to the relative level of humidity.

The PureGuardian Ultrasonic Warm and Cool Mist Humidifier comes equipped with 3 levels of mist output:  Low, Medium and High.  And, when the water level gets low, a blinking light will warn you when it’s time for a refill.  Furthermore, this humidifier will automatically shut off when the water level gets below a working level. 

Other features include a soft-glow night-light and SilverClean Protection.  SilverClean protection will fight the growth of mold and mildew on the surface of the water tank.  Additionally, this unit is filter-free so regular cleaning is a must.

The PureGuardian Ultrasonic Warm and Cool Mist Humidifier is 5.1 inches long, 9.8 inches wide, 14 inches tall and weighs in at 5.4 pounds.  

Pros:

For such a small device, the PureGuardian Ultrasonic Warm and Cool Mist Humidifier works surprisingly well.  So well that the high mist setting may be too high.  The unit is super quiet, and even though it is smaller than other units in the same category, it can hold its own with larger rooms and run time.

Cons:

Like we mentioned previously, the high mist setting can get out of control.  For some, this may feel like too much humidity.  However, the fix is easy.  Just set it on a lower mist output and you’ll be fine.

 

Avalon Premium Ultrasonic Digital Humidifier

Avalon Premium Ultrasonic Digital Humidifier

This last humidifier on our list for best warm mist humidifier is the most technologically advanced to choose from.

The Avalon Premium Ultrasonic Digital Humidifier comes equipped with zero noise technology.  And, zero noise technology means virtually no noise, whatsoever. 

This humidifier features the option of using a touchpad or the remote to set the humidity levels, adjust mist output or set the 12 hour timer.  The humidity levels can be adjusted from 40% to 75% relative humidity, while the mist output can be adjusted to either low, medium or high intensity

In addition, the Avalon Premium Humidifier has an automatic sensor which will sense the humidity level in the room dropping.  The unit will then adjust the humidity level accordingly.

And, not only will this humidifier sense the humidity level, it will also sense when the water level gets too low.  Once the water reaches a level that no longer outputs mist, this humidifier will automatically shut off.

The Avalon Premium Humidifier relies on a filter to combat bacteria.  This filter will need to be changed every 6 months to a year, depending on usage.  Additionally, this unit comes complete with a cleaning brush to clean the ultrasonic disc and keep the unit in tip top shape.

This warm & cool mist humidifier allows for broad coverage and will humidify 40-50 square meters of space.  It measures 16.1 inches long, 11 inches wide, 7 inches tall and weighs 6.5 pounds.

Pros:

Overall, the Avalon Premium Ultrasonic Digital Humidifier is a great machine for large and small areas alike.  It is super quiet, and depending on usage, will rarely need to be filled more than once or twice a week.

Cons:

This unit is not intended for aromatherapy.  However, the Levoit Cool Warm Mist Humidifier is a comparable model and comes equipped with an aroma diffuser.  It’s not as sleek but it’s a quality warm mist humidifier.    

Best Hot Rollers

Best Hot Rollers for Every Hair Type

If you are looking for the best hot rollers for your hair type, you came to the right place.  And, that is because we searched high and low for the most beloved hot roller sets on the market.

But, not only did we search, we scrutinized each and every contender out there.  And not only did we scrutinize each contender, we relied heavily on consumer reviews, both good and bad.  Once we were able to weed out the less than desirable hot rollers, we made way for the hot rollers that curl hair effortlessly and beautifully. 

So, if you’re looking for the best hot rollers, all you need to do is pick out your hair type and scroll down below to see which hot roller set is best for you:  Fine Hair, Short Hair, Long Hair or Thick Hair.

best hot rollers

However, it is important to note that not all categories are a one-size-fits-all scenario.  For instance, if you have short but thick hair, you will probably want to check out the best hot rollers for short hair.  If you have long but thin hair, you will want to check out the best hot rollers for long hair.  And, if you have long and thick hair, we suggest you go with the best hot rollers for thick hair.

Also, another way to determine what set of hot rollers will be best for your hair type is by the size of the rollers.  If you’re looking for a tighter curl, find a hot roller set on our list with a .75 inch roller-size included.  Or, if you’re looking for a wavier look, go for a 1.5 inch to a 2 inch roller.  Additionally, on our list, we included the Bed Head Roll Call Bubble Hairsetter which produces beach waves.  And, if you’re into beach waves, this set will work for most hair types.

If you are still unsure as to what type of hot roller is best for your hair type, just take a scroll through some of our picks.  You may be surprised at what might work for you, and it may be further from your hair type.  Or, as a final suggestion, you may want to try an air brush.  You can check out the top picks here.

Best Hot Rollers for Every Hair Type

 FeaturesHair TypePrice
Remington Ionic Conditioning Hair Setter
Remington
Ionic Conditioning Hair Setter
20 Hot Rollers
20 J-Clips
PTC Heating
Thermal Wax Core
Ionic Technology
Thin
Infiniti Pro Hot Rollers
Conair Infiniti Pro
Tourmaline Ceramic Hot Rollers
8 Hot Rollers
8 Seamless Butterfly Clips
Tourmaline
Ceramic
Thin
Campbell Mcauley Hot Rollers
Campbell Mcauley
Hot Rollers
12 Hot Rollers
12 Butterfly Clips
PTC Heating
Ionic Technology
Tourmaline
Short
Bed Head Roll Call Bubble Hairsetter
Bed Head
Roll Call Bubble Hairsetter
10 Hot Rollers
10 Clips
PTC Heating
Ionic Technology
Short
BaBylissPRO Hot Rollers
BaBylissPRO
Nano Titanium Professional
12 Jumbo Roller Hairsetter
12 Hot Rollers
12 Butterfly Clips
12 Metal Clips
Titanium
Ceramic
Long
Calista Tools Long Style Hot Rollers
Calista Tools
Ion Hot Rollers Long Style
12 Hot Rollers
12 Butterfly Clips
PTC Heating
Ionic Technology
Long
Conair Infiniti Pro Hot Rollers
Conair Infiniti Pro
Instant Heat Ceramic Flocked Rollers
20 Hot Rollers
20 Butterfly-Type Clips
12 Heat Settings
Ceramic
Thick

 

Best Hot Rollers for Fine Hair

 

Remington Ionic Conditioning Hair Setter

Remington Ionic Conditioning Hair Setter

For those of us with fine hair, sometimes it’s difficult to get a curl to stay.  And, that’s where this pick for best hot rollers for fine hair comes in.

The Remington Ionic Conditioning Hair Setter uses a thermal wax core which retains its high temperature for longer, resulting in long-lasting curls.

This set of hot rollers also uses ionic technology.  According to Karmin Professional, ionic technology reduces static and frizz while leaving the hair soft and shiny.

The Remington Ionic Conditioning Hair Setter comes with 20 rollers in three different sizes:  .75 inch, 1 inch and 1.25 inch.  This hot roller set also comes with J-clips which are designed to attach the hair to the roller.  And, these J-clips will leave less creasing than regular clips.  Furthermore, both the rollers and the J-clips are color coded for your convenience.

These hot rollers take about 5 minutes to heat up.  Once heated, an indicator light will let you know when the rollers are ready to use.  And, the good news is, these rollers have cool-touch ends, so when you set your hair, you can do so without burning your fingertips.

Pros:

Ionic technology is the perfect technology for thin hair, mainly because it reduces static.  And, because these hot rollers come with a thermal wax core, this help form a long-lasting curl for otherwise hard-to-curl hair.

Furthermore, these rollers feature a velvet-lined roll, so this will help to hold the hair in place while setting.

Cons:

The Remington Ionic Conditioning Hair Setter doesn’t offer an automatic shutoff.  So, be sure to do your due diligence and turn this off after use to prevent a hazardous situation.

Additionally, some consumers complain the cool-touch ends are not cool at all.  Proceed with caution your first time using these rollers to determine if you need gloves or not.

Conair Infiniti Pro Hot Rollers

Conair Infiniti Pro Tourmaline Ceramic Hot Rollers

Because this pick for best hot rollers for thin hair is made with tourmaline and ceramic, they are going to heat your hair from the inside out and protect your outer cuticle in the process.  And not only that, both tourmaline and ceramic are known to deliver shine, reduce frizz and provide moisture.

The Inifinity Pro Tourmaline Ceramic Hot Rollers come with 8 velvet-lined rollers, 8 seamless butterfly clips and a heating base.

And, because these hot rollers are 2 inches in diameter, they will deliver soft waves as opposed to a ringlet formation.  However, if you would like a tighter curl, just heat these rollers up for a longer period of time and let them set for 5 to 10 minutes longer.  For the soft wave effect, these hot rollers will heat up within five minutes after plugging in the base.

The Conair Infiniti Pro Tourmaline Ceramic Hot Rollers feature a velvet-lined roll which will help secure the hair to the rollers.  Once you have the hair in place, secure it further by crossing a butterfly clip over the roller.

When finished, be sure to unplug the base as there is no automatic shutoff.

Pros:

Overall, these hot rollers are a good amount of bang for your buck.  And, it’s hard to find tourmaline and ceramic at this price.

Furthermore, if you are looking for a wavier type of curl, this would be a great option.  If you’re looking for a tighter curl, you may want to go with the Remington.

Cons:

Although Conair states you should secure the roller by crossing the clip over the roller, some consumers complain the rollers do not stay put while using the clips.  However, other consumers note that the rollers will stay put if you keep the shorter teeth of the clip next to the scalp while keeping the hinge as close to the scalp as possible.

 

Best Hot Rollers for Short Hair

Campbell Mcauley Hot Rollers

Campbell Mcauley Hot Rollers  

This pick for best hot rollers for short hair comes with 12 rollers, 12 butterfly clips, a heating base and a carrying case.  The Campbell Mcauley Hot Rollers offer two sizes of rollers;  one size is 1 inch roll and the other is a 2 inch roll.

However, if you have extra short hair and need a roller size smaller than a 1 inch, we suggest you go with the Remington Ionic Conditioning Hair Setter.  You can find this pick under fine hair, but it will work great for short hair as well.

The Campbell Mcauley Hot Rollers are designed with PTC heat technology which allow the rollers to hold heat in for longer and distribute heat more evenly.  Not only that, these rollers are charged with ions which will reduce static and frizz and increase shine.

These hot rollers are also built with tourmaline.  And along with the ions, tourmaline will help to further reduce frizz and promote shine while smoothing out the hair.  Furthermore, according to Naturally Curly, tourmaline can produce 6 times more ions than ceramic, making tourmaline a premium choice for heat technology.  

The Campbell Mcauley Hot Rollers heat up in 5 to 10 minutes to 380 degrees fahrenheit.  However, you will know when the rollers are ready to go when they fabulously change color through the color changing sensor.

When setting the hair, these hot rollers feature mini spikes which will help hold your hair to the roller.  Once you have the roller in place, further secure it with a butterfly clip.   

 

Finally, each roller comes with cool touch ends which will make it easy to curl your hair without harming yourself.

Pros: 

Because these rollers come in two different sizes, they are perfect for those with shorter hair.  You can use the smaller one towards the bottom and the larger ones toward the top.  Or, you can use just the smaller ones or just the larger ones to switch up the size of the curl and the overall look.

Furthermore, these hot rollers feature miniature spikes, which is great for securing shorter hair.

Cons:

Some consumers complain these rollers get too hot.  If you find this to be the case, just let them cool down a bit before use.

Additionally, the Campbell Mcauley Hot Rollers do not come with an automatic shutoff.  So, be sure to turn this off when finished. 

Bed Head Roll Call Bubble Hairsetter

Bed Head Roll Call Bubble Hairsetter

Beach ready?  The Bed Head Roll Call Bubble Hairsetter will give you the beach-y, tousled look.  And, although these aren’t your typical hot rollers, they are definitely worth it.  Because you can never go wrong with beach waves and because you can always go right with beach waves.

However, if you have ultra short hair, these will produce a spiral-type wave.  So, if you’re looking for more of a traditional-type of curl, you may want to go with the Campbell Mcauley Hot Rollers.

This pick for best hot rollers for short hair comes with 5 large bubble rollers and 5 medium bubble rollers.  And, each set of rollers come with color-coded butterfly clips.  The larger pink bubble rollers are roughly 4 inches long by 2 inches long in circumference, while the shorter purple bubble rollers are roughly 3 inches long by 1 inch long in circumference.  

The Bed Head Roll Call Bubble Hairsetter works by simply plugging it in.  Once the rollers heat up, there is an indicator light that lets you know when these rollers reached their desired temperature.  And, now you’re ready to set and secure with the butterfly clips.

Lastly, if you are looking to travel with these, they are lightweight and fairly compact.  And, they come with a carrying case.  However, if you will be traveling overseas, the voltage is 110 Watts – so you will need a voltage converter and an adapter.

Pros:

Overall, the Bed Head Roll Call Bubble Hairsetter is a fun way to throw a mix into the ordinary.  And, although it will most likely take some finagling to get these to work just how you want them to, the beach waves are well worth it.

Cons:

There are a few users that are unsatisfied because the rollers didn’t work on their hair.  However, like with anything new and different, it’s going to take some time and some experimentation.  We can’t say for sure if they tried experimenting, however, practice makes perfect.  And these will takes some getting used to.  But, for every one person that didn’t like these rollers, there were three that did.

In addition, the Bed Head Roll Call Bubble Hairsetter doesn’t come with an automatic shutoff.  So, be sure to turn these off, especially before leaving the house.   

 

Best Hot Rollers for Long Hair

BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Professional 12 Jumbo Roller Hairsetter

BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Professional 12 Jumbo Roller Hairsetter

This pick for best hot rollers for long hair comes from one of the most innovative hair tool companies around.  And, because of this, BaBylissPRO is a cult favorite. 

This set of hot rollers is perfect for long hair.  First of all, they are made with titanium.  And with titanium, these hot rollers are going to heat up extremely fast and transfer that heat onto the hair just as quickly.  And this is crucial with long hair, because with rollers, the hair is wrapped around a few times.  Therefore, with the titanium feature, the heat will hit the outer hair before the rollers ever have a chance to cool down.

The BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Professional 12 Jumbo Roller Hairsetter is also made with ceramic.  And, ceramic will reduce frizz, increase shine and add moisture to the hair.  It will also heat your hair from within, which helps to protect the outer layer of hair from damage.

This set of hot rollers comes with 12 velvet-lined 1.5 inch jumbo rollers, 12 butterfly clips and 12 color-coded metal clips.  The velvet-lined rollers will help to secure your hair to the roller while setting.  Once you have set the hair, the dual clips will give it that extra added security.  

The BaBylissPRO Jumbo Roller Hairsetter works by turning on the on/off switch.  These rollers will take approximately 5 minutes to heat up, and an indicator light will let you know when they’re ready.

Pros:

As far as customer satisfaction goes, these rollers have the largest fan base out of all the other rollers.  And, many consumers say these hot rollers leave a long-lasting, bouncy curl.

Furthermore, the BaBylissPRO Jumbo Roller Hairsetter is gentle on the hair.  And, you will have healthy hair to show for it.  

Cons:

However, some users haven’t had the best experience.  And this is because the rollers actually melted in the base.  Now, this is speculation, but it could have been caused by using the wrong voltage.  If the rollers were switched on at 220 volts and you are using a 110 volt outlet, this can cause the rollers to melt.  So, if you decide these are the rollers for you, be sure that your voltage settings are in order.

Another thing to note is, these rollers are quite heavy.  So, these might not be the best for you if you have a sensitive scalp.

Calista Tools Hot Rollers

Calista Tools Ion Hot Rollers Long Style

This set is great for long hair because the length of the roller makes rolling long hair easy.  The Calista Tools Ion Hot Rollers Long Style are a whopping 5 inches long and are 1 inch in diameter.

This pick for best hot rollers for long hair comes with 12 rollers, a heating base, 12 butterfly clips and a travel bag.

The Calista Long Style Rollers uses PTC heating to heat up the rollers.  And, with PTC heating, the rollers will deliver the maximum amount of heat for a longer amount of time.  It will also distribute the heat evenly throughout each roller, which is a necessity when using rollers that are 5 inches in length.  What is most impressive though, is the rollers will remain hot for up to 20 minutes.

Additionally, these hot rollers use ionic technology, which will help reduce frizz and promote shine, all while smoothing out the hair.

This set of hot roller works by simply plugging it in.  The rollers heat up within 3 minutes and an indicator light will turn on to let you know the rollers are fully heated.

Pros:

Overall, we are torn between the Calista and the BaBylissPRO for best hot rollers for long hair.  They both produce gorgeous curls and are an equally great product.  It might come down to which type of roller is best for you.  If you prefer a velvet-lined roller, the BaByliss is the way to go.  If you prefer a comb texture, Calista is where it’s at.

Furthermore, the Calista Tools Ion Hot Rollers have 5 inches of length with each roller.  And, this makes it super easy to roll longer hair.  

Cons:

The one aspect consumers complain about is these rollers can get very hot which make them difficult to handle.  So, if you go with these rollers, you may want to invest in some gloves.

In addition, if you have fine hair, this may not work for you.  Some consumers complain it doesn’t curl their fine hair.   

 

Best Hot Rollers for Thick Hair

Conair Infiniti Pro Hot Rollers

Conair Infiniti Pro Instant Heat Ceramic Flocked Rollers

Conair Infiniti Pro Flocked Rollers are by far the best hot rollers for thick hair.  And, because of this, we only have one option for the best hot rollers for thick hair.  

The Conair Infiniti Pro Instant Heat Ceramic Flocked Rollers come with a total of 20 rollers that will give you big and bouncy curls.

And, these rollers comes in 3 different sizes:  .75 inch, 1 inch and 1.25 inch.  Furthermore, these rollers are flocked, which means they have a velvety-lining that will grab your hair and holds it in place.  

The Conair Infiniti Pro comes with a heating base, 20 butterfly clips and a pouch to keep it all organized.  And, as an added bonus, you will receive a small bottle of argan oil to condition your hair and reduce frizz.

But, the argan oil will be in addition to the ceramic feature this hot roller set offers.  And, like we stated previously, ceramic naturally reduces frizz and smooths out the hair follicle.  

This hot roller set works by flipping on the on/off switch and choosing one of 12 different heat settings.  The lowest heat setting being 1 and 12 being the highest heat setting with the maximum amount of heat.

Lastly, the Conair Infiniti Pro has the fastest heating time of almost every hot roller set at an astounding 2 minutes.  When the rollers heat up, they will retain their heat for up to ten minutes.  And, these rollers offer cool-touch ends, so no gloves should be needed.

Pros:

Overall, these hot rollers work amazingly well if you have thick hair.  And, you get 20 rolls with this set, which is a necessity for those of us with thick hair.

The Conair Infiniti Pro Flocked Hot Roller set also heats up within 2 minutes, which is a major plus for those that are impatient or simply do not have the extra time.  Our two cents is, this is a great buy and definitely the best hot rollers for thick hair.

Cons:

The biggest issue some consumers have with this particular hot roller set is the clips don’t stay in.  And, the other issue some consumers is these rollers didn’t deliver curl.

However, it’s important to note that most of the consumers who were happy with the Conair Infiniti Pro have thick hair.  So, if you have thick hair, this set will most likely work very well, as this was made for you.

Best Vanity Mirror

Best Vanity Mirror: Check out our 6 Glamorous Picks

Trying to find the best vanity mirror that is going to fit just right and look just right is not an easy task.

And then, to add another dimension in the mix, it depends on what you want in a vanity mirror.  Is it going to be used for decor?  Or is it going to be used to apply makeup?  Or both?   

Best Vanity Mirror

Well, first of all, our picks are suitable for both makeup and decor.  And choosing mirrors with both of these traits helped narrow down our picks.  Plus, who says we can’t have it all?

However, there is another characteristic that is often overlooked when purchasing a mirror.       

And that is quality.  Mirrors can literally be funny if they’re cheaply made.  And, we’re pretty sure you are not here to find a funny mirror.    

Therefore, the cheaper the mirror, the more distorted the reflection becomes.  So, we made sure to pick out mirrors that reflect the truest form of reality, your beautiful self.    

In the same token, if you’re looking for a mirror that is strictly for decor, cheaply made mirrors stand out like a sore thumb.  And this is directly attributed to the poor reflection.  In this case, you would be better off not having a mirror at all.  

So, quality is just as important as the esthetic look of a mirror and this is an absolute must when buying the best vanity mirror for any space.   

To recap, here’s what we looked for when choosing the best vanity mirror:

  • Style
  • Quality
  • Functionality

Granted, not all of our picks for best vanity mirror are a one-size-fits-all solution, but they’re pretty close.  And if one doesn’t work for you, we countered these with other options that will likely work in whatever space you may be looking to fill.   

Now, if you’re looking for a smaller vanity mirror, something with magnification and/or lights, we found some gorgeous ones that you can browse through here.  If you are looking for the Big Kahuna, the vanity mirrors below are some of the best quality mirrors on the market today.  And, they look fabulous, too!

 

Best Vanity Mirror

 SpecsFeaturesPrice
Diamond X Hollywood Makeup Mirror
Diamond X
Hollywood Makeup Mirror
27.56" Tall
39.37" Wide
2.36" Thick
38.6 Lbs
12 LED Lights
Blue Tooth Speakers
Adjustable Lighting
Elegant Mirror Solutions Frameless Tri-fold Mirror
Elegant Mirror Solutions
Frameless Tri-fold Mirror
28" Tall
36" Wide
Trifold
Beveled
Chende Hollywood Lighted Makeup Mirror
Chende
Hollywood Lighted Makeup Mirror
34.6" Tall
33.1" Wide
6.7" Thick
41.9 Lbs
14 LED Lights
Adjustable Lighting
Rotary Switch
Attached Outlet
Hamilton Hills Trifold Vanity Mirror
Hamilton Hills
Trifold Vanity Mirror
30" Tall
21" Wide
.08" Thick
32.5 Lbs
Trifold
Beveled
VSE Vanity Makeup Mirror
VSE
Vanity Makeup Mirror
18" Tall
23" Wide
.75" Thick
7.8 Lbs
Trifold
Beveled
Aoleen Frameless Hollywood Makeup Lighted Vanity Mirror
Aoleen
Frameless Hollywood Makeup Lighted Vanity Mirror
25.6" Tall
19.6" Wide
2.36" Thick
26.4 Lbs
12 LED Lights
Adjustable Lighting
Warm & Cool Lights
Adjustable Frame

 

Best Vanity Mirror    

Diamond X Hollywood Makeup Mirror

Diamond X Hollywood Makeup Mirror

This mirror is on our never-ending wish list.  It is absolutely gorgeous.  And, it is the type of mirror that’s going to make us want to do our makeup.

The Diamond X Hollywood Makeup Mirror is fairly large at 27.56 inches tall, 39.37 inches wide and 2.36 inches thick.  It is also fairly heavy at 38.6 pounds.  So, make sure you have a supportive table to set this beauty on.

There are 12 daylight LED lights that are strategically placed around the edge of the mirror to cut out any shadow.  To the side of the frame, you can adjust the brightness to fit whatever mood you’re going for.  Will you be venturing out in the bright of the day or the dark of the night?  Or, perhaps you just want mood lighting for your surroundings?  You can achieve the perfect lighting with this vanity mirror.   

With the Diamond X Hollywood Makeup Mirror, you’re not just purchasing a vanity mirror that lights up, you’re also purchasing a set of waterproof blue tooth speakers that are embedded within the mirror. 

If you’re looking for a mirror that gives you an option of hanging it on the wall, you’re out of luck with this one.  It is only recommended to use with the stand.

Another thing to take into account is the plug has a 3 pin top.  So, if you must have this mirror, make sure you have the proper converter or plan on getting one.  Also, there is 10 foot long cord which will be sure to reach just about any outlet in the vicinity. 

If you love this Hollywood mirror but need something smaller, Diamond X makes a smaller version.  The smaller version stands at 31.50 inches tall, 23.63 inches wide and 2.36 inches thick.  It weighs 35.27 pounds.  And, you can find it here.   

Overall, this mirror is by far our favorite.  It’s not only one of the best vanity mirror money can buy, it’s a statement vanity mirror that will leave viewers in awe.  Personally, we can’t stop looking at it.  And the quality of this mirror is hard to beat.

 

Elegant Mirror Solutions Frameless Tri-fold Mirror

Elegant Mirror Solutions Frameless Tri-fold Mirror

If you’re looking to add a bit of elegance, this mirror will do just that on practically anything you set it on.  It can take an ordinary dresser and add a touch of venetian beauty that will accurately reflect it’s surroundings.

The Elegant Mirror Solutions Mirror is trifold with a 5mm beveled-edge.  And whether you plan on setting this on a dresser or hanging it on the wall via D-rings, this trifold gives you plenty of options to position this mirror any way you see fit.  

The center of the mirror is 28 inches at its tallest point and 18 inches wide.  While each of the sides are 22 inches tall and 9 inches wide.  For a total width of 36 inches.  And, if that’s too wide, remember, you can always position the sides forward to reduce the width.  If that’s still too wide, we have another option below that is smaller and quite similar in style.

And not to leave anything out, Elegant Mirror Solutions completed the mirror by lining the back with wood composite.  And on the bottom edge, there are plastic feet to prevent scratching.

 

Chende Hollywood Lighted Makeup Mirror

Chende Hollywood Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror

This is the second time we’ve reviewed this mirror and we’re falling in love with it all over again.

The Chende Hollywood Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror can be propped up on the stand or hung on the wall via metal hooks.  

Made out of aluminum with a wood base, it is quite heavy at 41.9 pounds.  It is 34.6 inches tall, 33.1 inches wide and 6.7 inches thick with the stand attached.

This mirror is a “Hollywood” style mirror where the 14 LED light bulbs are strategically placed to omit any shadows.  And there is a rotary dimmer switch which will allow you to easily find the best lighting to represent the light of day.  With these two features, your makeup application will be near flawless.  

As an added bonus, the Chende Hollywood Mirror comes with an outlet where you can plugin all kinds of gadgets, from hair dryers to flat irons. 

Now, if you love this mirror like we do, but you need a different size, you’re in luck.  There is a smaller version which is 28.7 inches tall, 27.2 inches wide and 7.1 inches thick and weighing in at 27.1 pounds.

And if you want to switch up the color, you can find the large black one here.  However, at the time of posting this, there is no availability on the smaller black Chende Hollywood Mirror.  

 

Hamilton Hills Trifold Vanity Mirror

Hamilton Hills Trifold Vanity Mirror

The Hamilton Hills Trifold Vanity Mirror will go with every type of decor out there.  As you can see from the picture above, even though it has straight, clean lines, it even pairs up nicely with the old.  Perhaps it has something to do with the 2 inch beveled frame, which makes this piece timeless.

At 21 inches wide, 30 inches tall, .o8 inches thick and weighing 32.5 pounds, this mirror is backed by a solid wood reinforcement to ensure stability – whether you’re planning on setting it on a vanity or hanging it with the provided hardware.  

Because it’s a trifold mirror, you’re going to have plenty of options with the positioning.   And if you need to take a peek at the back of your head, just bring one side forward, and wah-la!  

Overall, this is the best vanity mirror for standing the test of time.  Year after year, it will go with anything and everything and it will never look dated.

 

VSE Vanity Makeup Mirror

VSE Vanity Makeup Mirror

This is another Venetian style mirror that is not only elegant but adorable.  And adorable because it’s quite small compared to other vanity mirrors in the same category.  

And because it’s small, it is easily transportable from room to room or house to house.  The VSE Vanity Makeup Mirror stands at 18 inches tall, 23 inches wide and 3/4 inches thick and weighing in at 7.8 pounds.

The wood backing is lined with soft black velvet and nickel hinges.  And although it’s possible to hang this mirror, it doesn’t come with the necessary hardware.

It’s also a trifold mirror which means you’re going to be able to position this mirror in a myriad of different ways.   

Overall, because of the detail in construction and the trueness of the reflection, this mirror is excellent quality at a very affordable price.  And, did we mention it’s adorable?

 

Aoleen Frameless Hollywood Makeup Lighted Vanity Mirror

Aoleen Frameless Vanity Hollywood Makeup Lighted Mirror

The final best vanity mirror is a great choice for those wanting a Hollywood-type mirror but don’t want to pay the Hollywood-type prices.  

The Aoleen Frameless Vanity Hollywood Makeup Lighted Mirror has a stainless steel body with a sturdy, detachable base to prop on a tabletop.  Additionally, you can hang this Hollywood mirror on the wall and it comes all ready to hang.  

This Hollywood style mirror with the base attached measures in at 25.6 inches tall, 19.6 inches wide and 2.36 inches deep.  And, it also comes in a larger size that measures 25.6 inches tall, 31.5 inches wide and 2.36 inches deep.   

The Aoleen Mirror features 12 dimmable, 4,000k LED bulbs placed strategically around the mirror.  These bulbs will illuminate your skin to give you control of every detail so you can accurately apply makeup.  These bulbs offer a soft and warm white light that will eliminate any shadow, further enhancing an accurate makeup session.

This mirror has a rotate button dimmer switch with a memory function located at the side of the mirror for easy access.  And, this will enable you to get the correct lighting for day or night.

In addition to having a dimmer switch on the side, the Aoleen Hollywood Mirror offers double power outlets.  This is useful for charging your phone and powering up your beauty accessories, such as, a hair dryer or hair straightener.  

Finally, this mirror comes with a couple of extra light bulbs and anchors and screws if you wish to mount this mirror on the wall.  

And, our final consensus on this particular mirror is, it’s a lot of bang for your buck.  It’s quality, it has style and it’s at a relatively amazing price.

Best Titanium Flat Iron

Best Titanium Flat Iron: Top 5 Picks

Before we reveal the best titanium flat iron and the other worthy contenders, we’ll go over the different types of flat irons so you can best decide which is right for you.

 A lot of people don’t realize what they’re getting when they decide to purchase a particular type of flat iron.  Therefore, we would like to inform you of your different options before you make a purchase.

Best Titanium Flat Iron

The most popular flat irons are titanium, tourmaline and ceramic.  And they all work very well.  However, each have their own unique qualities and their own capabilities.  

So, which one is right for your hair?  Well, that may depend on your type of hair and what you want out of a flat iron.     

  • Titanium flat irons are best for normal to thick hair and is the flat iron most preferred by professionals.  They heat up ultra fast and transfer that heat to the hair even quicker.  And, because this happens so fast, it makes the titanium flat iron a favorite for anyone looking to accelerate their styling time.  Titanium flat irons are also the lightest irons as well as the most durable.
  • Ceramic flat irons can be used with all hair types, ranging from thin to thick.  The ceramic emits non-damaging infrared heat and evenly distributes this throughout the hair.  Ceramic also heats up quickly and glides through the hair smoothly.  Ceramic is a basic option for those who don’t straighten their hair often.  
  • Tourmaline emits a large amount of negative ions that allow for quick, shiny and smooth results.  It also seals in moisture which helps remove static and frizz.  And the tourmaline flat irons are a good option for all hair types. 

If you have decided on a titanium flat iron, we have found and reviewed some of the best options on the market today. 

We had a few requirements when choosing the best titanium flat iron.  The first requirement was results.  Looking nothing less than stepping out of the salon was not an option for us.  

The second requirement was quality.  And in this case, we went with trusted brands and even professional recommendations.

The last requirement was the titanium flat iron had to have happy users.  So, we dug through hundreds of reviews and not only noted the good reviews, but also the bad reviews – in order to filter out if the flat iron could really be a hinderance in any way.

Once we were all finished, we tested out the finalists and came up with 5 of the best options for every budget.  And, we also came back with a winner.    

 FeaturesFHL RatingPrice
RUSK Titanium Flat Iron
RUSK
Engineering CTC Technology Professional Straight Iron
-1" or 1.4" Plates
-Ceramic
-Titanium-Infused
-Digital Temp
-Dual Voltage
BaBylissPRO Keratin Straightening Iron
BaBylissPRO
Keratin Straightening Iron
-1" or 1.5" Plates
-Titanium
-Keratin-Infused
Izutech Titanium Flat Iron
Izutech
Ktx 450 Digital Flat Iron
-1.25" Plates
-100% Titanium
-Dual Heat Sensor
-Universal Voltage
BaBylissPro Ultrasonic Flat Iron
BaBylissPro
Ultrasonic Nano Titanium-Plated Straightening Iron
-1.25" Plates
-Titanium
-Ultrasonic Cool Mist
-Digital Temp
KIPOZI Pro Titanium Flat Iron
KIPOZI
Pro Titanium Flat Iron
-1" Plates
-Titanium
-Touchscreen
-Digital Temp
-Dual Voltage

Best Titanium Flat Iron *Editor’s Pick

 

RUSK Titanium Flat Iron

RUSK Engineering CTC Technology Professional Straight Iron

This flat iron was initially introduced to us by our hair stylist.  And so far, absolutely no complaints.

In fact, quite the opposite.  We are thrilled with the Rusk Professional Straight Iron.

First of all, you have your choice of plates that are 1″ or 1.4″ wide.  And the plates are long and have curves on the sides, which gives the option for curling.

The plates are made of ceramic and are infused with titanium.  And this allows the iron to easily glide through the hair without any pulling or tugging.

The iron heats up super quick via the digital temperature control.  Which means, you have complete control of the temperature – by setting it in intervals of 25-40 degrees and between 300 and 450 degrees.  In under one minute, you’re ready to straighten your hair.

And, here’s our favorite aspect about this particular flat iron.  It is quick and leaves our hair feeling ultra soft.  Furthermore, it literally takes half the time to straighten our hair.  And anything that will allow for more productivity during the day is a huge bonus for us.

The Rusk Professional Straight Iron is our choice for best titanium flat iron.  However, there are a couple aspects of this flat iron where you may be better off with another choice.

There’s no real heat protection at the end of the iron and it gets quite hot.  We, personally, never touch the end of the iron.  But, if you’re someone that does, this is definitely something that you may want to take into account.

Another issue is, there is no automatic shutoff.  Out of habit, we just unplug all gadgets after using so this wasn’t such a big deal for us.  However, your habits may differ from ours and this could be a serious issue for someone that leaves their flat iron plugged in.

Overall, this flat iron produces salon-quality hair results in a short amount of time.  The results speak for themselves and our hair looks fabulous.  And that is why we’re going with the RUSK for best titanium flat iron.

 

BaBylissPRO Keratin Straightening Iron

BaBylissPRO Keratin Straightening Iron

This is a great option if you have thick or coarse hair.  And this is because the plates are infused with liquid Keratin, which will leave your hair ultra smooth.

And because it is infused with Keratin, you are going to get the benefits of Keratin.  This means healthier and stronger hair while smoothing split ends and sealing the cuticles.  

If you have normal to thin hair, the BaBylissPro Keratin Straightening Iron will leave your hair smooth.  However, it will also leave it relaxed.  And it may even appear limp.  So, this is something to take into consideration before purchasing.   

You have your choice of 1″ or 1.5″ plate width.  If you are looking to use this flat iron for curling as well, it works great, regardless of the flat plate design.   

The temperature can be adjusted by turning the dial from 1-5.  With 5 being the maximum at 450 degrees Fahrenheit.  

And like our first pick for best titanium flat iron, this does not have an automatic shutoff.  So, if you tend to leave your flat iron plugged in, this is something to take into consideration.

Overall, this titanium flat iron works extremely well.  Although, for us, because of the keratin, it worked too well on our medium-textured hair.

Like mentioned previously, if you have thick and/or coarse hair, this will work amazing.  And will probably be the best titanium flat iron for you.  

 

Izutech Ktx 450 Digital Flat Iron

Izutech Ktx 450 Digital Flat Iron

Formally known as Izunami, the Izutech is a well-known and highly regarded professional flat iron.

And, if you’re looking for a 100% Titanium flat iron, this should definitely be one of your contenders.  Because these plates are made from 100% Titanium.

At 1.25 inches wide and 4.25 inches long, the plates allow you to straighten large sections of your hair in minimal amount of time.

Within 30 seconds, the Izutech Ktx 450 heats up and has an adjustable dial which allows you to set the temperature between 250 degrees and 450 degrees fahrenheit.

It also comes equipped with a dual heat sensor.  And this means that the flat iron will distribute heat independently throughout the plates to maintain the chosen pre-set temperature.  

The Izutech Ktx 450 has universal voltage so you can take this flat iron anywhere in the world.

All in all, this flat iron will deliver salon-quality styling along with ion-charged shine.  Making this one of the better flat irons around.  And, it even gives our best titanium flat iron pick a run for it’s money. 

 

BaBylissPro Ultrasonic Nano Titanium-Plated Straightening Iron

BaBylissPro Ultrasonic Nano Titanium-Plated Straightening Iron

If you’re looking for the absolute maximum moisture, the BaBylissPro Ultrasonic is the way to go.  It delivers a cool micro-mist while straightening hair.

It is important to note that this flat iron gives you the option to use the ultrasonic feature.  And to use it, simply fill the cartridge with distilled water and flip the separate on/off control button.  

When using the titanium straightener, you will set the digital display to chosen temperature up to 450 degrees fahrenheit.  

Now, you can purchase this flat iron without the ultrasonic capabilities but there would have to be a good reason.  Because, in our opinion, the more options you have for styling, the better.  

One complaint about the BaBylissPro is there seems to be a little gap between the plates while straightening hair.  However, if you have thick hair, this shouldn’t be an issue.  

Nevertheless, this iron does an amazing job and the cool mist feature is that extra added bonus that makes the BaBylissPro Ultrasonic a nominee for best titanium flat iron.

 

KIPOZI Pro Titanium Flat Iron

KIPOZI Pro Titanium Flat Iron

Our final best titanium flat iron is a good option for those who are more budget-minded.  However, this doesn’t mean that this flat iron doesn’t work great.  It actually works surprisingly well.

The KIPOZI offers digital temp display control with temperatures ranging from 170 degrees to 450 degrees fahrenheit.  

Now, the temperature will heat up super fast – within a seemingly record-breaking 15 seconds.  

You have two options with this particular model.  The gold model or the rose gold model.  With the gold model, you have touch screen capability.  With the rose gold model, you will have key-pressed capabilities.  

Furthermore, both models are equipped with a swivel cord and a handy hanging hook.  Perfect for storing or letting it hang until it cools.  

So, for a budget flat iron, the KIPOZI has a ton of features.  And, it works extremely well. 

However, usually with less expensive flat irons, the titanium may not be of best quality.  And you may see the results in the long run with damage to your hair.  

Best Jewelry Box

The Best Jewelry Box in the World

We didn’t find the best jewelry box.  We found eight jewelry boxes that are completely unique and different than the everyday, normal, nothing-too-exciting jewelry boxes.

And, you may be happy to know, these are not reflective of your grandmother’s jewelry box.   We decided on a modern take on the age-old classic.  

Best Jewelry Box

However, we made sure that each finalist for best jewelry box could be considered a keepsake.  And this means, they are all made with high quality materials and top notch construction.  This also means each box is high design with well thought out details. 

So, if you want to go with the modern, mid-century, classic or the glam look, we’ve got you covered.  If you’re looking for grandma’s jewelry box, you’re on your own.

And, if you’re looking for a gift for someone else or perhaps, a gift for yourself, please note that for the most part, each box comes in different colors and some come in different sizes.  Also, these companies we chose are some of the best in the jewelry box world.  So, if you don’t find the exact design or storage you’re looking for, be sure to check out their other offerings.

 

Best Jewelry Box

 SpecsMaterialPrice
Wolf Chloe Jewelry Box
Wolf
Chloe Medium Jewelry Box
11" long
8.2" wide
6.2" tall
6.5 lbs
Leather
Kendal Wooden Jewelry Box
Kendal
Wooden Jewelry Box
9.5" long
7.3" wide
8.3" tall
5.5 lb
Natural Wood
Swing Design Jewelry Box
Swing Design
Aura Lacquer 3-Drawer Jewelry Box
8.2" long
6" wide
9.5" tall
3 lb
Lacquer
Wolf Design Stackable Jewelry Box
Wolf
Stackable Tray Set
10.5" long
14" wide
5.8" tall
6.7 lb
Faux Leather
Swing Design Stacking Jewelry Box
Swing Design
Elle Lacquer Stacking Jewelry Box
6" long
6" wide
6" tall
2.2 lb
Lacquer
Umbra Stowit Jewelry Box
Umbra
Stowit Jewelry Box
11" long
8" wide
4" tall
4.8 lb
Wood
Metal
Reed & Barton Jewelry Box11" long
8" wide
4" tall
4.8 lb
Lacquer
Howard Eilliot Mirrored Jewelry Box
Howard Elliot
Mirrored Jewelry Box
23" long
14" wide
12" tall
40 lb
Glass
Wood

 

Wolf Chloe Jewelry Box

Wolf Chloe Medium Jewelry Box

This company is the most well-known jewelry box company in the world.  And, not only are they the most well-known, they’re the longest running jewelry box company.  

Wolf was established in Germany in 1834 and is still being run by the same family.  That’s almost 200 years!  And if that’s not impressive, they continue to craft theWolf Chloe Jewelry Box highest quality jewelry boxes as when they first began.  

The Wolf Chloe Medium Jewelry Box is made of leather and lined with Lusterloc anti-tarnishing.  Lusterloc absorbs gases known to cause tarnishing.  And, Wolf claims that it may prevent tarnishing for up to 35 years.   

The 6.5 pound Chloe comes with 15 storage compartments, 7 ring rolls and a travel case.  And, it’s mid-size at 8.2 inches wide, 11 inches in length and 6.2 inches tall.    

It is accented with a gold lock and a classy laser design that eloquently screams high-fashion

If you’re looking for a different color, the Chloe also comes in black with tan accents.  Or, if you’re looking for a different style, Wolf makes all kinds of different jewelry boxes, as well as, all sizes.  And all are equally as beautiful.     

Owning a Wolf Jewelry box feels as good as owning your favorite piece of jewelry.  It’s an exquisite gift for yourself or for whoever the lucky recipient may be.

And this is, without a doubt, the best jewelry box you can give as a gift.

 

Kendal Wooden Jewelry Box

Kendal Wooden Jewelry Box

We are absolutely in love with this mid-century, Scandinavian design.  The Kendal Wooden Jewelry Box is hand-carved, made with natural hardwoods and polished by hand.  Kendal Wooden Jewelry Box

It has 4 slide out drawers with 29 different compartments, along with rolls to store your rings.  And this is all lined with tarnish-resistant fabric.

The Kendal Jewelry Box is 7.3 inches wide, 9.5 inches in length and 8.3 inches tall.  And it weighs 5.5 pounds.

This particular company focuses on wooden jewelry boxes and this is one of their most unique design.

However, if you’re looking for more of a standard look or perhaps a different type of storage system, Kendal has tons to offer and a lot of happy customers.  

 

Swing Design Jewelry Box

Swing Design Aura Lacquer 3-Drawer Jewelry Box

This high-end jewelry box has a sleek, modern design and clean lines.  Made of lacquer, it has a wood grain top and an overall high gloss finish.

The inside of the Swing Design Aura Lacquer Jewelry Box is lined with soft velvet and the box has 3 drawers.  With each one being deeper than the next.

The topSwing Design Jewelry Box flips open to reveal a mirror, 6 ring rolls and three small compartments.  While the drawers have various compartments throughout.

Weighing in at 3 pounds, the Swing Design Aura is 6 inches wide, 8.2 inches in length and 9.5 inches tall.

And, if you prefer a pop of color, this model also comes with a magenta accent top or a aquamarine accent top.  Swing also has many different sizes and styles, all with the same sleek design.

Wolf Design Stackable Jewelry Box

Wolf Stackable Tray Set

This is another great creation from Wolf and this comes from their Stackables line.  The Wolf Stackable Tray Set is 10.5 inches wide, 14 inches in length and 5.8 inches tall.   

The three trays include 39 boxed and oblong jewelry compartments in small, medium and large sizes.  And, 12 ring rolls are included.

Exquisitely designed, with seemingly neurotic attention to detail, the case is made of high-quality faux leather.  And because this jewelry box weighs nearly 7 pounds, you know you’re getting quality materials. 

Now, this stackable box is the best jewelry box if you have a lot of jewelry or are expecting a lot of jewelry.  We could only hope, right?!  Because if you run out ofWolf Design Stackable Jewelry Case room, you can just buy another level.  This whole stackable system may be, perhaps, one of the better inventions ever made.

And, that’s not all.  You can mix and match different colors by buying the spare stackable trays.  You have your choice of coral, orchid and purple.  Or, you can just opt for all one color.

Also, the idea of using different colors might be great if you want to really organize your jewelry.  Perhaps one color could be for your casual pieces while another is for your evening wear.   Or, you could use one for your most worn jewelry and another for your occasional jewelry.  

This jewelry box is probably one of the best investments being that you don’t have to buy extra jewelry boxes when your collection gets too big.  You just build this one taller.  

 

Swing Design Stacking Jewelry Box

Swing Design Elle Lacquer Stacking Jewelry Box

Here is another fabulous stacking jewelry box.  Made with wood and a high gloss lacquer finish, the Swing Design Elle Lacquer Stacking Jewelry Box has 3 stackable boxes lined with a velvet interior.Swing Design Stacking Jewelry Box  

The boxes are all the same dimension.  However, each box has a different storage system.  One box has 7 rolls for rings, while another has four separate compartments and the third is one big compartment.

The entire box is 6 inches wide, 6 inches in length and 6 inches tall.  With each compartment being roughly 2 by 2 by 2.

And, if you like a jewelry box that’s a little bit lighter, this one is a good pick.  The Elle weighs only 2.2 pounds.   

Lastly, if you like the looks of the Swing Elle but need a different type of storage solution, Swing has many various types in a wide assortment of colors.

Umbra Stowit Jewelry Box

Umbra Stowit Jewelry Box

This is the perfect inconspicuous jewelry box.  And, it’s not because you’ll look right past it or it doesn’t look interesting.  It’s because it doesn’t look like a jewelry box and therefore, the chances of someone going through this box other than you is a little slim.  

Designed by award winning Sung Wook Park, this box has minimalist written all over it.Umbra Stowit Jewelry Box   

The Umbra Stowit Jewelry Box has 3 compartments.  With one of them being a hidden storage drawer.  And, this wood and metal jewelry box is lined with linen fabric to protect your precious jewels.

The Stowit is 8 inches wide, 11 inches in length and 4 inches tall.  And it weighs roughly 4.8 pounds.  However, it also comes in a miniature size which you can find here.  

And, if you would rather go with another color, it also comes in walnut and black.  Umbra also offers mix and match pieces you can pair with this box.

Overall, Umbra’s innovative and modern design takes the jewelry box game to a whole new level.  And, it adds a little bit of fun to the ordinary.    

 

Reed & Barton Jewelry Box

Reed & Barton High Gloss Finish Jewelry Box

Between the Wolf and this jewelry box, it’s an all out tie for best jewelry box because of the quality of construction.
 
The Reed & Barton Jewelry Box is made of lacquer and finished in high gloss.  It’s sleek, sexy and mysterious.  And, this particular color is appropriately called Midnight.Reed & Barton Jewelry Box  However, it does come in orange, red or white.
 
This plush-lined jewelry box has multiple compartments, a pull out drawer and 7 rolls for your rings.  It also features a high quality mirror and beautiful quadrant hinges.  
 
And, weighing in at 4 pounds, the box is 6.8 inches wide, 9.5 inches in length and 3.8 inches tall.
 

Reed & Barton has a few other jewelry boxes out there and they all make amazing gifts.  And, of course, that includes self-gifting.

Howard Eilliot Mirrored Jewelry Box

Howard Elliot Mirrored Jewelry Box

Our final pick for best jewelry box is by far, the most glam of them all.  And, surprisingly, one of the biggest of all the picks for best jewelry box.

At a whopping 40 pounds, this box is made with absolute quality throughout.  AndHoward Elliot Mirrored Jewelry Box will be sure to super-impress anyone.

However, because the Howard Elliot Mirrored Jewelry Box is so heavy, it is constructed with strong metal hinges to prevent the lid from falling back down upon opening. 

And, you will need space for this one.  The box is 14 inches wide, 23 inches in length and 12 inches tall.  But, it is also available in a smaller size if you don’t have that much room or need that big of a box.

The Howard Elliot Mirrored Jewelry Box is the exact opposite of the Umbra.  Simply because, it’s going to stand out in a room and people will fawn over it.  Perhaps, you may need to keep your precious jewels in another box, such as the Umbra, as a deterrent.

Most importantly, though, whoever the lucky recipient of this glamorous mirror may be, they’re going to fawn over it.  And, if you don’t mind, you can send one our way. 😉

Best Teeth Whitening Pen

What is the Best Teeth Whitening Pen for Whiter Teeth?

Over the process of reviewing a ton of teeth whitening pens, we not only found the best teeth whitening pen, we added it to our routine.  And that is because, there’s nothing like the convenience of whitening your teeth on the go.

Now, routine makes it sound like a big ordeal, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.  It literally takes seconds to apply and you’re on your way.  No trays, no mess, no hassle.

Best Teeth Whitening Pen

However, convenience means nothing if the product doesn’t work.  And we tried countless teeth whitening pens with little result.  But, through the process, we found 3 teeth whitening pens that worked amazing.  And one pen that has a coveted spot in our handbag.  

When we set out to find the best teeth whitening pen, we had no clue what to look for.  Our typical teeth whitening routine has always involved trays from the dentist and a whole week of going without coffee.  And wine.  And blueberries…

So, in order to find out what to look for in a teeth whitening pen, we reached out to a professional and asked way too many questions.  However, we got the answers needed to find the best teeth whitening pen.

Are teeth whitening pens safe?

Teeth whitening pens are safe as long as they’re used as recommended.  But, there are some potential side effects and these side effects will vary from person to person.

Because of the use of peroxide, tooth sensitivity and gum sensitivity are the most common side effects.  However, these side effects are no more prevalent in teeth whitening pens than with other whitening treatments.  

It is recommended that you spot test for possible sensitivities before going full on board.

What about the ingredients?

The main ingredient used in teeth whitening pens is hydrogen peroxide, which is widely used by dentists and in over the counter whitening products.  And, the consensus seems to agree, it is safe for your teeth.  However, in high quantities, it can cause side effects such as tooth and gum sensitivity.  Also, the long term effects of using peroxide as a teeth whitener are relatively unknown.

Some whitening pens use Carbamide peroxide instead.  Once applied, Carbamide peroxide breaks down into hydrogen peroxide and urea.  Where as hydrogen peroxide reacts instantly and best when exposed to light, Carbamide peroxide takes longer to react.  Making it a great choice for at-home use.  

Another aspect that makes Carbamide peroxide great for at-home use is its shelf life.  It has a much longer shelf life than hydrogen peroxide.

There are some teeth whitening pens that use Ammonium hydroxide.  Upon further investigation, we found that Ammonium hydroxide can be toxic.  And if you need any reassurance of this, it is banned from cosmetics in several countries. 

Other ingredients used, such as glycerin, sucralose, xylitol and propylene glycol, aren’t ingredients to be all that worried about.  In fact, ingredients like xylitol can help inhibit tooth decay and helps repair tooth enamel.

What are the advantages of teeth whitening pens?

There are a few advantages of using a pen to whiten your teeth.  First of all, the convenience.  It’s literally as quick as brushing it across your teeth, letting it dry and you’re off and running.  

Another advantage is not having to deal with the trays or strips and the extra saliva it tends to create.  Also, they can be time-consuming and restrictive.  Not to mention, trays can be uncomfortable to sleep with. 

Third of all, if you need to whiten individual teeth, this is definitely the treatment you want to choose.

Lastly, teeth whitening pens are amazing when you’re out and about.  And especially after that one glass of wine that horrifyingly turns your teeth purple.  A good teeth whitening pen will erase that in a sec.     

Do teeth whitening pens work?

Yes!  As long as you get the right one.  We tried many different pens and our final few picks are the ones that left the best results.  Such as, whiter and brighter teeth. 

Best Teeth Whitening Pen

 IngredientsFlavorPrice
SmileBriter Teeth Whitening Pen
Smilebrighter
Teeth Whitening Gel Pens
Carbamide Peroxide
Deionized Water
Carbopol 970
Glycerine
Triethanolmine
Peppermint
AuraGlow Teeth Whitening Pen
AuraGlow
Teeth Whitening Pen
Glycerin
Urea Peroxide
Propylene Glycol
Xylitol
Carbomer
Mentha Piperita Oil
Triethanolamine
Aqua
Cool Mint
Smileactives Original Advanced Tooth Whitening Pen
Smileactives
Original Advanced Tooth Whitening Pen
Water
Hydrogen Peroxide
Glycerin
Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Carbomer
Ammonium Hydroxide
Flavor
Sucralose
Etidronic Acid
Potassium Stannate
Vanilla Mint

 

Best Teeth Whitening Pen *Editor’s Pick

SmileBriter Teeth Whitening Pen

Smilebriter Teeth Whitening Gel Pens

This was our favorite pick by far and the winner of Best Teeth Whitening Pen. 

Within a matter of days, we were able to see results.  Not only were we able to see results, it was relatively painless.  In fact, pain-free.  

Now, this pick wasn’t because it whitened our teeth better than the others.  In fact, all of our picks did an amazing job.  We picked this teeth whitening pen because the ingredients are what made it stand out.  

Not only does it only have 5 ingredients, the fewest ingredients out of any of our picks, the 5 ingredients are deemed safe for teeth whitening.

The Smilebriter Teeth Whitening Gel Pens comes with four whitening pens which equals a 120 day supply.  It contains 44% of carbamide peroxide, which equals 17% of hydrogen peroxide.  

Not only that, the company claims that this formula will help reduce tooth decay and sensitivity.  

However, if you are prone to sensitivities, it’s best to do a spot treatment first.  You can never be too safe.  

The application of Smilebriter is as simple as brushing it on your teeth and allowing it to dry for 30 seconds.

And, you just go on about your day.  

 

AuraGlow Teeth Whitening Pen

AuraGlow Teeth Whitening Pen

This teeth whitening pen came in a close second.  The only aspect that prevented it from becoming the best teeth whitening pen is the amount of ingredients.  

The AuraGlow Teeth Whitening Pen has just a few more ingredients than our top pick.

Another aspect to consider is, AuraGlow has 35% carbamide peroxide while Smilebrite contains 44%.   

However, on a positive note, the AuraGlow Teeth Whitening Pen contains xylitol, which is known to help prevent tooth decay and repair tooth enamel.

So, which one whitens better?  We really couldn’t tell the difference.  Both pens seemed to whiten just effectively.

And not only did AuraGlow whiten effectively, we didn’t have any issues with sensitivity.  Many users that are prone to sensitivities have stated they didn’t have any issues either.

Therefore, if  you’re sensitive towards teeth whitening, this might be a great product for you to try.  And, again, do a spot test to measure your tolerance.

And finally, the AuraGlow pen gives you around 20 whitening treatments.  Making it a great buy for a test run.  

 

Smileactives Original Advanced Tooth Whitening Pen

Smileactives Original Advanced Tooth Whitening Pen

This particular whitening pen worked great.  However, we found one of the ingredients to be concerning.  As we stated earlier, some whitening products contain ammonium hydroxide, which is known to be toxic.  And, it has been banned from cosmetics in a few different countries.

Well, Smileactives Original Advanced Tooth Whitening Pen contains ammonium hydroxide. 

Not only is ammonium hydorxide known to be toxic, it is also an irritant.  And an irritant has no business being near sensitive tissue like our gums.

We, at FHL, try our best to introduce only the healthiest products without negating results.  Yes, we liked this pen.  But after further research, we just didn’t want to continue needlessly inviting toxins into our body.  Especially when the other two whitening pens worked just as good.  

You may ask why are we even introducing this pen?  Well, it is one of the better pens on the market.  It works fantastic.  And, we want people to be aware of what you’re inviting into your life.  

Of course, this in hopes to spread the word and make sure people look at the ingredients and think twice before making a purchase.

And, in the hopes that one day, never having to look at the ingredients to ensure our safety.   

Best Hot Air Brush

Best Hot Air Brush for Every Hair Type

Since stick-straight hair is soo yesterday, we’ve been slowly making the switch to a fuller, more blown-out do.  Therefore, the assignment for “Best Hot Air Brush” couldn’t have come at a better time for us.

And this is because, we just dusted off our decade-old hot air brush and took it for a spin. 

First of all, this thing was ancient!  The bristles were warped.  The cord kept getting in the way.  And, our hair!  It kept getting stuck.  Over and over and over again.

Best Hot Air Brush

So, we really needed a new and technologically-improved hot air brush.  And, for the safety and long-gevity of our hair, this was an absolute priority.  

But, what exactly did we need in a hot air brush?

First of all, we wanted our hair to stop getting stuck.

For this reason, we read through a ga-zillion reviews and found some of the best hot air brush contenders that would save us from such a tangled mess.

We immediately disqualified brushes in which users complained of getting their hair stuck.  We’re not taking chances here.  

We noted the special features of each brush.  Such as, a curl-release or a particular type of bristle.  Anything that would help prevent or aid us if our hair gets trapped.  Because there’s no such thing as having too many options when your hair is in distress. 

Next, we are huge fans of anything ionic.  From blowdryers to flat irons to curling irons.  This only adds more shine and more luster to our hair.

Furthermore, ionic devices also help prevent a lot of damage we would otherwise be doing with non-ionic products.  Not to mention, ions dry the hair faster.  And, you can never go wrong with time-management. 

Finally, we needed to take care of this cord issue.  

There’s nothing like styling your hair and having to worry about your hands getting in the way, an elbow getting in the way or your head getting in the way while having to deal with an annoying cord.

So, not only were we looking for a tangle-free brush, but a tangle-free cord. 

Now, we are aware that hot air brushes are not a one-size-fits-all type of deal.  So, as closely-based on our requirements as possible, we found the best hot air brush for just about every hair type.  Here are the categories we chose:

  • Long Hair 
  • Fine Hair
  • Short Hair
  • Curly Hair
  • Thick Hair
  • All Hair

Not all of our picks met the requirements we laid out.  As the song goes, “you can’t always get what you want.”  However, after thoroughly reviewing and relying on actual customer reviews, these hot air brushes are tried and true and have been rated the best in their class.   

 

Best Hot Air Brush for Every Hair Type

 FeaturesHair TypePrice
Revlon Hot Air Brush
Revlon
One Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
-Ionic
-Ceramic
-2 Heat Settings
-Cool Setting
-2" Barrel
-Long Hair
-Curly Hair
John Frieda Hot Air Brush
John Frieda
Hot Air Brush
-Ionic
-Titanium Ceramic Coating
-2 Heat Settings
-Cool Setting
-1/1.5" Barrel
-Swivel Cord
-Fine Hair
-Long Hair
-Short Hair
Vidal Sasson Hot Air Brush
Vidal Sasson
Hot Air Brush Styler
-2 Heat Settings
-2 Speed Settings
-1" Barrel
-Curl Release
-Short Hair
Conair Hot Air Brush
Conair
Infiniti Pro Spin Air Rotating Styler
-Ionic
-2 Heat Settings
-Cool Setting
-2" Barrel
-Optional Rotating Brush
-Curly Hair
-Long Hair
Babyliss Hot Air Brush
BaBylissPro
Nano Titanium Rotating Hot Air Brush
-Ionic
-Ceramic
-2" Barrel
-Optional Rotating Brush
-Thick Hair
-Long Hair
-Curly Hair
Calista Hot Air Brush
Calista
Pro Ionic Hot Brush
-Ionic
-Ceramic
-Digital Temp Control
-Automatic Shut Off
-1/1.5" Barrel
-All Hair

 

Best Hot Air Brush for Long Hair

 

Revlon Hot Air Brush

Revlon One Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

We have long hair so this was the hot hair brush we chose for ourselves.  And, we couldn’t be happier.

First off, this is different than any other hot air brush we’ve used.  It has an oval brush design, which smoothes the hair while the rounded edges help to create volume.  

However, this isn’t the most voluminous hot air brush.  It’s best used for smoothing out frizziness and creating a small amount of volume.  Depending on what you’re looking for, this could be a deal breaker or the best thing since toasters.

But, what we’re most happy about is the actual bristles of the brush.  It latches onto our hair perfectly and our hair doesn’t get stuck.  And this was probably one of the most important aspects we were looking for in a hot air brush.  

The Revlon One Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer is extremely powerful.  Shockingly so.  And, it’s a little loud but at least you know it’s working.

The barrel heats up, to your choice of hot or warm, within a minute.  There is also a cool setting to set your style.  The Revlon hot air brush is about 7 inches long and boasts a two inch barrel.  Therefore, this is great for long hair or long and curly hair.

Because of the size of the barrel, if you have hair above your shoulders, you would do better with one of the other options for best hot air brush.

Another thing we loved about this hot air brush is the handle.  It’s large but allows for an easy grip.  And, it is designed in such a way that we can one-handidly style our hair.  

The one requirement this brush didn’t meet was having a tangle-free cord.  However, we haven’t had any issues with the cord getting in the way so, maybe it is tangle-free. 

Lastly, this is an ionic hot air brush with a ceramic finish.  Which means, it will add shine and promote health, while drying our hair at lightening speed.  

 

Best Hot Air Brush for Fine Hair

 

John Frieda Hot Air Brush

John Frieda Hot Air Brush

Users with fine hair rave about the results of the John Frieda Hot Air Brush.  And they specifically raved about the amount of volume this hot air brush gave them.  Therefore, this is the best hot air brush for fine hair.  

And, because this comes in your choice of  1″ or 1.5″ barrel, it’s great for either short or long hair.

The second-most raved about aspect of this hot air brush are the bristles.  They are soft, yet they grip even the finest of hair.  But, if your hair is more of an ultra-fine, it’s best to go with the 1″ barrel just to be safe.

And, these bristles are tangle-free.  That means, no tangled-mess for you!

Now, not only are the bristles tangle-free, but they’re also static-free.  Which is an extra added bonus for those with fine hair.   

 The John Frieda Hot Air Brush is 500 Watts and heats up almost instantly.  There are three settings:  hot, warm and cool.  And, these settings are powered by ionic technology.  So, shine and volume are in your future.  As well as, time.  Because ions heat your hair faster than those without.

As an added bonus, this brush also features a titanium-ceramic coated barrel.  So, extra shine and volume are in your future.  🙂

Lastly, the cord is a swivel cord.  So, this cord will work with you and your movements.  Without unnecessarily getting in the way of perfection.

 

Best Hot Air Brush for Short Hair

 

Vidal Sasson Hot Air Brush

Vidal Sasson Hot Air Brush Styler

Calling all pixies!  This is by far, the best hot air brush for short hair.

There are many reasons for our decision, but one of the more important reasons is it’s ability to lock in your while styling.

The barrel has a switch that will lock your hair in place, which is crucial when you have short hair.  Sometimes bristles don’t quite do the job and this is one added bonus to ensure you latch your hair onto the brush.

And once your hair is done, you unlock the switch to release.   

The Vidal Sasson Hot Air Brush Styler comes with a 1 inch barrel and boasts soft, tangle-free bristles.   

On the very end of the barrel, there is a tip that stays cool so you don’t burn yourself.  Something that happens way too often with short hair and heating devices.

There are two heat settings, high and low.  If you happen to be looking for a cool setting, you may want to try the John Frieda Hot Air Brush.  That brush is an excellent brush and will also work great with short hair.    

Finally, this hot air brush is neither ionic nor ceramic.  It is unfortunate that they didn’t, at the very least, construct this brush with ionic technology.

However, it will have to come down to what is most important to you and what you need in a hot air brush.  If a hair latch is your priority, this is the best option for short hair.  If ionic technology is your priority, then the John Frieda or the Calista is the next best option for short hair.   

 

Best Hot Air Brush for Curly Hair

 

Conair Hot Air Brush

Conair Infiniti Pro Spin Air Rotating Styler

Most everyone seems to agree, this is the ultimate option for curly hair.  And because of the 2 inch barrel, it’s an excellent option if you have both long and curly hair.  

And, the reason it’s so great for curly hair is due to a couple of different factors.  First of all, it has up to 100 times more ions than your typical ionic hot air brush.  This results in smooth hair, which is hard to accomplish when you have curly hair.  

Secondly, the Conair Infiniti Pro Spin Air Rotating Styler has an optional rotating brush which spins in both directions.  This will be sure to lock in those curls in order to straighten them out.

However, because curly hair can get tangled easily, the barrel on this hot air brush comes with tangle-free bristles.  And, not only does it have tangle-free bristles, it has static-free bristles.  The best of both worlds.  

The Conair Infinity Pro offers an option of hot, warm and cool temperature settings.  It also offers a high or low speed setting.  Any combination of these can work together.

So, along with the optional rotating brush, you have some serious styling opportunities.  And not only do you have styling opportunities, you have volume opportunity.    

With all of these options, if you have curly hair, it’s hard to go wrong with the Conair Infinity Pro.

Best Hot Air Brush for Thick Hair

 

Babyliss Hot Air Brush

BaBylissPro Nano Titanium Rotating Hot Air Brush

If you have thick hair, then you know the struggle of trying to brush through it.  Well, this is where the BaByliss Pro Nano Hot Air Brush comes into play.

We can’t really pinpoint why, but this brush will tackle your hair with ease.  Perhaps it’s the bristles.  Or, more than likely it is the bristles.  They’re extremely strong and they’re able to latch on to thick hair with no issues.  

This hot air brush has a 2 inch barrel, which is multidirectional.  Meaning, it moves either forward or backwards.  And, if you want to go with a sleeker look, you can easily turn off the spinning barrel.    

The BaBylissPro offers three different heat settings:  hot, warm and cool.  It also comes with ionic technology which will boost volume and increase shine.

Now, not only does it come with ionic technology, it comes with ceramic technology.  Which, helps protect your hair from the heat.      

And, if that’s not enough, it has a 100x more ions than your typical ionic heating product.  Yay to extra shine!

Finally, given the strength of this brush, this was an easy choice for best hot air brush for thick hair. Particularly, the strength of the bristles is what sets it apart. 

 

Best Hot Air Brush for All Hair Types

 

Calista Hot Air Brush

Calista Pro Ionic Hot Brush

This particular hot air brush was created with all hair types in mind.  So, this is a great choice for anyone, really.

First of all, the brush comes in your choice of 1 inch or 1.5 inch.  If you have short hair, we definitely recommend the smaller brush.  If you have longer hair, we recommend the larger brush.

In addition, the brush is different than your typical hot air brush.  It has thick plastic bristles which help prevent tangles.  And, these bristles make it easy to glide the brush through your hair.   

The Calista Pro Ionic Hot Brush comes with dual heat technology:  ionic and ceramic.  The ions will promote shine and volume while the ceramic will protect your hair from the heat.

What sets this hot air brush apart from the others is it has a digital LCD screen in which you can set the temperature yourself.  The range is from 325-395 fahrenheit.  For thinner hair, it is recommended that you go with a lower temperature while thicker-haired users should go with a higher temperature.  It takes approximately 3 minutes for the brush to heat up.

After about an hour, the Calista will shut off on its own.  Which is another feature that sets this hot air brush apart.

Overall, this particular hot air brush is probably the best money can buy.  However, because of that, it is quite a bit more expensive than the rest.          

Best Travel Hair Dryer

Bon Voyage: Best Travel Hair Dryer

We live for these moments.  The moments we get to travel, see the world, visit friends and family.  And, in these moments, we want to look our best.  However, looking our best requires a hair dryer – a hair dryer that’s not going to take up half our suitcase.  Therefore, we have found the best travel hair dryer.  No, scratch that…we found five of the best travel hair dryers on the market.

Best Travel Hair Dryer 

 

So, what were we looking for in a travel hair dryer?

First of all, we needed something compact and lightweight.  We didn’t want to take up precious space dedicated to our clothes, cosmetics, toiletries and jewelry.  And, a large hair dryer has no business invading this space.  

Second of all, only a tourmaline or ionic charged hairdryer will do.  Not only do these hair dryers give you a faster blow-out, they make your hair shinier and healthier than hair dryers without. 

Next, in order to make the case for the best travel hair dryer, the hair dryer had to have at least a dual voltage for those trips to faraway places.  We even managed to find a hair dryer that has an actual switch, making it that easy to accommodate different power sources.

One aspect you should note with dual voltage travel hair dryers is, not all are created equal.  For instance, with the heat settings, you may only get one heat setting when switching to a higher voltage.  Therefore, in our reviews below, we pointed out which dryers function fully with dual voltage and which ones don’t. 

And finally, only the tried, tested and true hair dryers made our list.  We don’t need to be in the predicament where it may overheat – or worse, completely conk out.  

 

Best Travel Hair Dryer

 FeaturesFHL RatingPrice
Le Angelique Mini Hair Dryer
Le Angelique
Mini Hair Dryer
-1200 Watt Motor
-Ionic
-Heat Concentrator
-Mini Diffuser
-Universal Voltage
-Cordless
-Adjustable

Brookstone Dual Voltage Travel Hair Dryer
Brookstone
Dual Voltage Travel Hair Dryer
-1875 Watt Motor
-Ionic
-Dual Voltage Switch
-Folding Handle
-Cool Shot Button



BaByliss Pro Tourmaline Titanium Travel Dryer
BaByliss Pro
Tourmaline Titanium Travel Dryer
-1000 Watt Motor
-Folding Handle
-Tourmaline
-Dimmer
Wazor 1875W Ceramic Ionic Blow Dryer
Wazor 1875W
Ceramic Ionic Blow Dryer
-1875 Watt Motor
-Folding Handle
-Cool Shot Button
-Tourmaline
-Removable Lint Filter
-Ceramic
MHD Professional Mini Travel Hair Dryer
MHD
Professional Mini Travel Hair Dryer
-1000 Watt Motor
-Cool Shot Button
-Tourmaline
-Removable Lint Filter

 

Best Ionic Travel Hair Dryer

 

Le Angelique Mini Hair Dryer

Le Angelique Mini Hair Dryer

We must confess, we judged this hair dryer by it’s cover.  But, we were delighted to discover that it not only looks great, it functions perfectly.

Furthermore, the Le Angelique Mini Hair Dryer crossed off our checklist.  Compact, check.  Lightweight, check.  Ionic, check.  Universal voltage, check.  Diffuser attachment, a major plus.

At 1200 Watts, this is one powerful little blowdryer – and little is not to be taken lightly.  The hair dryer stands at only 8″ tall, 7″ wide and 2.7 inches deep and weighing in at 12.8 ounces.

However, the Angelique Mini Hair Dryer does not have a folding handle.  Although, given the baby-doll size, you’ll hardly notice the difference.

And, since this hair dryer is ionic, you’re going to have healthier, shiny hair.  Not only that, it will dry your hair faster.  And because it allows for such a quick dry, it’s easy to over-dry.  As long as you’re aware, over-drying is easily preventable.

Because this hair dryer is universal voltage, you two will have some tales to tell.  You can take this anywhere in the world and as long as you manually switch the voltage, you’re in business.  And, you will be able to use both heat settings when adjusting the voltage.  Just make sure you get the right adapter beforehand.

One aspect we found disheartening with the Le Angelique is it does not have a cool shot button.  It does, however, have two heat settings.  

Finally, and a big added bonus, this hairdryer comes with two attachments.  One for diffusing and one attachment for a direct blowout.  

 

Best Dual Voltage Travel Hair Dryer

 

Brookstone Dual Voltage Travel Hair Dryer

Brookstone Dual Voltage Travel Hair Dryer

This travel hair dryer is one of the more powerful dryers on our list.  Not only that, it’s the only one that offers an actual dual voltage switch, making it easy to adapt while other countries.  

The dimensions of the Brookstone Dual Voltage Travel Hair Dryer are 7″ in length, 3″ in width and 3.5″ in height when folded.  It weighs 14.9 ounces and has a 69″ attached cord.    

Furthermore, this hairdryer is ionic and boasts a 1875 Watt Motor.  Making this one of the quickest blowouts you can achieve when traveling.

As far as the heat settings go, the Brookstone Traveling Hair Dryer has a low and high setting, as well as a cool shot button.

To top it all off, it comes with a direct blowout attachment, perfect for straightening and styling with a brush.

This particular travel hair dryer scores high on our list for best travel hair dryer.  Mainly because of the dual voltage switch and the fact that all heat settings work when switching to a higher voltage.

 

Best Tourmaline Travel Hair Dryer

 

BaByliss Pro Tourmaline Titanium Travel Dryer

BaByliss Pro Tourmaline Titanium Travel Dryer

What a fantastic little dryer this one is.  The BaByliss Pro Travel Dryer is arguably the best tourmaline travel hair dryer on the market.

This one pounder is 8.9″ tall, 5.5″ wide and 3.1″ deep with a 1,000 Watt motor.  It also has a fold down handle, making this particular hair dryer the perfect traveling companion.

For shiny, beautiful and healthy hair, you can thank the tourmaline for that.  In addition, this hair dryer will dry your hair 40% faster than any normal dryer on the market.

Furthermore, it has two heat settings, warm and hot.  However, for those of you looking for a break from the heat, it does not have a cool shot button. 

Finally, with the dual voltage setting, it will work overseas exactly how it works at home – fully functional.  Meaning, both heat settings will be traveling with you.  

 

Best Ceramic Travel Hair Dryer

 

Wazor Traveling Hair Dryer

Wazor Traveling Hair Dryer

Although, still comparably small, this handsome travel hair dryer is the biggest one on our list.  The Wazor Traveling Hair Dryer stands at 10″ tall, 7.5″ wide and 2.2″ deep and weighs in at 14.1 ounces.  However, once you fold it in half, you’ll barely notice the size.

And sometimes bigger is better.  In this case, the Wazor has a mega 1875 Watt motor, making this one of the most powerful hair dryers on our best travel hair dryer list.

Did we say powerful?  Yes we did.  Because this hair dryer is ionic, not only will your hair dry fast, it will dry super fast – thanks to the large motor.  

Furthermore, with the combination of ceramic and tourmaline, your hair will be shinier and frizz-free.  And, as an added bonus, there’s a direct blowout attachment and a cool shot button to lock in style.

Finally, this travel hair dryer comes with dual voltage.  However, when switching to a higher voltage, you will only have the ability to use the high heat setting.

 

Best Mini Hair Dryer

 

MHD Professional Mini Travel Hair Dryer

MHD Professional Mini Travel Hair Dryer

Our final pick for best travel hair dryer is absolutely adorable.  Not only is it adorable, it’s the smallest.  Which, makes it even more adorable.

The 14.1 ounce MHD Professional Mini Travel Hair Dryer is 8.7″ tall, 5.3″ wide and a mere 2.8 inches deep.  

And, since there’s nothing adorable about loud, this travel hair dryer comes equipped with a low noise signature.  Making it adorable and quiet.  

However, don’t mistake quiet for anything less than powerful.  Because the MHD Travel Hair Dryer has a 1,000 Watt motor.  

Not only that, it’s ceramic and tourmaline charged which will give you a quick blowout, while leaving your hair looking shiny and healthy.  And if that’s not enough, it comes with a direct blowout attachment, perfect for when you need to take the extra time to style your hair.

This travel hair dryer also has two heat settings and a cool shot button.  And, like all of our other top picks, it is dual voltage.  However, it will only allow the high heat setting when switching over to a higher voltage.

Best Lighted Makeup Mirror

Best Lighted Makeup Mirror – Who’s the Fairest of Them All?

The most important reason for finding the best lighted makeup mirror is having the ability to apply flawless makeup.  And once you find the best, there’s no going back.  Best Lighted Makeup Mirror

The other major reason is, natural-type light will alert you to that random hair no one told you about and God knows how long it’s been there.  Yes, there are horrors involved with these mirrors but it’ll save you from embarrassment in the long run.

When we set out to review lighted makeup mirrors, we kept a few things in mind.  Quality being number one.  The first rule to purchasing a mirror is to make sure your reflection is as true to real life as possible.  Cheaply made mirrors can make you feel like you just stepped in front of a funny mirror at the funny farm.  Not cool.

Our second rule to finding the best lighted makeup mirror is finding one with the best lighting.  Lighting that won’t create shadows and best mimics natural, soft light.

Our third rule and feel free to call us vain, but the mirror has to look good.  After all, it is a reflection of ourself.

And, while not a requirement but definitely an added bonus, the mirrors with magnification took precedence over the ones without.  However, we found a couple of mirrors that lacked magnification, but they made it up for it in other ways.  You’ll see what we mean below. 

 

Best Lighted Makeup Mirror

 FeaturesFHL RatingPrice
Simplehuman Lighted Makeup Mirror
Simplehuman
Lighted Makeup Mirror
-Natural Light Simulation
-10x Magnification
-LED Lights
-Automatic Sensor
-Cordless
-Adjustable

Zadro Glamour Vanity Mirror
Zadro
Light Glamour Vanity Mirror
-270 Degree Swivel
-5x/1x Magnification
-22 Watt Fluorescent Bulb
-Dimmer Switch

Jerrybox Lighted Makeup Mirror
Jerrybox
Lighted Makeup Mirror
-180 Degree Rotation
-Trifold Design
-LED Lights
-Dimmer
Chende Hollywood Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror
Chende
Hollywood Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror
-LED Lights
-Soft Lighting
-Table Top Design
-Dimmer Switch
-Shadow Free Design
Your Daily Rituals Compact Magnifying Makeup Mirror
Your Daily Rituals
Compact Magnifying Makeup Mirror
-Daylight
-10x Magnification
-Compact
-360 Degree Swivel
-Optional Wall Mount
-Battery Operated
Krasr Touch Screen Lighted Makeup Mirror
Krasr
Touch Screen Lighted Makeup Mirror
-LED Lights
-Adjustable Lighting
-10x Spot Magnification
-Touchscreen

 

Simplehuman Lighted Makeup Mirror

 

Simplehuman Lighted Makeup Mirror

First impression is a lasting one.  And, we love how this mirror looks.  It’s classic, yet modern and will enhance any space.

Standing at 11.7″ tall and with a base of 5.7″, this adjustable mirror weighs 1.2lbs and also folds down flat for easy travel or storage.  

The lighting on the Simplehuman Lighted Makeup Mirror is simply superhuman.  First of all, it is bright.  Not only is it bright, it mimics natural light to a T.  And because it’s made with LED lights, you’ll never be changing a bulb. The lights will last 40k plus hours and perhaps outlast the sun.  

A particularly amazing feature on this lighted makeup mirror is the ability to sense when you approach theSimplehuman Lighted Makeup Mirror mirror.  As you approach, the lights will automatically turn on.  When you retreat, the lights will automatically turn off.

Not only does this mirror have the best lighting possible, it has a maximum of 10x magnification.  Perfect for tweezing and nearly allowing you to stop the horrors before they sprout.

 

Zadro Glamour Vanity Mirror

Zadro Light Glamour Vanity Mirror

This is another gorgeous mirror – elegant with a princess feel.  And will look beautiful wherever it stands.

The Zadro Light Glamour Vanity Mirror is 16″ tall with a base of 12.75″ wide and 6.25″ deep.  It weighs a total of 12lbs, which speaks for the quality of materials used.

The 22 Watt fluorescent bulb mimics natural light while the design amplifies the lightZadro Makeup Mirror across the mirror.

However, if that’s too much bright to handle, there’s a dimmer switch to control the levels of brightness.

If you need to get up close and personal, one side boasts a 5x magnification – great for tweezing.  While, upon a 270 degree swivel, you will find a 1x magnification – perfect for makeup application.

In conclusion, this particular mirror is made with absolute quality and is created by an innovative company that has been around for over thirty years.  And because of this, you’re not just looking at a great mirror, you’re looking at a mirror that’s going to last.

 

Jerrybox Lighted Makeup Mirror

Jerrybox Lighted Makeup Mirror

This mirror just looks fun.  Not only does it look fun, it looks hi-tech.

But, that’s not why this mirror is a candidate for “Best Lighted Makeup Mirror.”  It’s a candidate because of the panoramic capabilities.  And, with it’s trifold design, you can adjust either side to get the perfect angle.  

The Jerrybox Lighted Makeup Mirror is 11.8″ tall, 7.5″ wide and 3.2″ deep.  And weighing in at aJerrybox Makeup Mirror little over two pounds.    

Not only does this mirror have built-in LED lights, it adapts to different lighting conditions – giving you the best natural-type lighting possibly.

And, not only that, if you would like to brighten or dim the lights, it’s as easy as placing your finger on the front circle.

Finally, this mirror is a fantastic choice if you have no need for magnification.  The trifold design all but makes up for it but, we can’t help but wonder why they don’t add magnification and make this mirror a triple-threat? 

 

Chende Hollywood Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror

 

Chende Hollywood Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror

We are a sucker for glam and this mirror is fab, fab and more fab.  If you’re looking to feel like a star everyday, this is it.

Therefore, this is an investment piece and because of it’s size, you’re gonna need a little room.  The Chende Hollywood Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror is 31.5” wide, 25.6” tall and 2.4”.  It also needs some support at a whopping 42lbs.  But, they do have a smaller mirror available – which you can see pictured below and find here.

The mirror is designed with evenly distributed LED lights that will ensure no shadows get in theChende Hollywood Lighted Mirror way of your reflection.  It also has soft, natural lighting to give you that ultimate Hollywood experience.  In addition, it has a dimmer for some serious mood lighting.

So, this mirror is not what we were looking for when we set out to find the best lighted makeup mirror.  It actually found us…

We’ll just click our heels three times and one day this mirror will be ours.

If you love the style of this mirror as much as we do, we have a post dedicated to the best Hollywood lighted vanity mirrors.  In this post, we have reviewed the 5 most sought after Hollywood mirrors on the market.  But, careful!  You may end up with one of these delivered to your door.

 

Your Daily Rituals Compact Magnifying Makeup Mirror

 

Your Daily Rituals Compact Magnifying Makeup Mirror

Sleek is a great way to describe this little mirror.  And although little, it’s one powerful mirror.

The Your Daily Rituals Compact Magnifying Makeup Mirror standsYour Daily Rituals Compact Magnifying Mirror at 7″ tall and 7″ wide and weighs all of 8.6 ounces – making this the perfect mirror for traveling.

Not only is it compact and light enough for traveling, it will also fit inconspicuously in even the tiniest of bathrooms.  

Some of the key features of this battery-operated mirror include 10x magnification, 360 degree swivel and an optional suction cup wall mount.

And again, this mirror doesn’t even weigh a pound!  

Camping, anyone? 

 

Krasr Touch Screen Lighted Makeup Mirror

Krasr Touch Screen Lighted Makeup Mirror

The final best lighted makeup mirror on our list is a great option for those needing a tabletop mirror.

The measurements of the Krasr Touch Screen Lighted Makeup Mirror are 11.8″ tall, 7.3″ wide and 4.6″ deep, giving you plenty of room to apply makeup.

Better yet, this mirror exudes light with 20 LED bulbs.  However, itKrasr Touchscreen Lighted Mirror comes with a touchscreen dimming option for the days you’re feeling vampire-ish.

Not to be outdone, the Krasr also comes with a 10x magnification spot mirror, perfect for applying eye makeup or tweezing.

Also, this battery operated mirror has a 180 degree rotation to get that perfect angle or perhaps, your best angle.

And, as you can see, it’s not lacking in the glam department.  

Best Teeth Whitening Toothpaste

Best Teeth Whitening Toothpaste for a Brighter Smile

Wine, coffee, chocolate…all the good things in life have their downfalls.  And, these indulgences are exactly what led us on a chase to find the best teeth whitening toothpaste out there.

Our chase started with a couple of requirements.  We wanted a genuine white that didn’t look like we were anything less than spontaneous by having the I-just-soaked-my-teeth-in-chemicals look.  Simply put, no glow-in-the-dark teeth for us.  

Best Teeth Whitening Toothpaste

Secondly, when it comes to toothpaste, we have a pretty simple philosophy.  If you can’t digest it, you shouldn’t be putting it in your mouth.   

Therefore, we based our picks for the best teeth whitening toothpaste on three factors:  oral health, maximum whitening and edible ingredients.

So, contrary to popular belief, you can whiten your teeth with natural ingredients.  Ingredients like baking soda, charcoal, coconut oil and even Icelandic moss.  

And, with ingredients like this, you won’t have that nerve-tingling disclaimer on your tube saying “If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, contact a Poison Control Center immediately.”

So, for the most natural, whitest smile you can muster, the following ingredients should be avoided at all cost:

  • Triclosan:  This antibacterial chemical was banned from soap by the FDA.  However, they still allow it in toothpaste.  Go figure.  
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate:  Or simply, SLS.  This ingredient is also found in laundry detergent and shampoo – it’s sole purpose serves as a lathering agent.  Meaning, it’s completely unnecessary in the first place.
  • Artificial Sweeteners:  The word artificial speaks for itself.  
  • Propylene Glycol:  An active component in antifreeze.
  • Flouride:  Also found in rat poison and pesticides.

And, again, why would anyone put these ingredients in their mouth?

Boy, are we glad we didn’t. 

Because, our smiles have never been so white and so natural.

Best Teeth Whitening Toothpaste

 Key IngredientsFlavorPrice
Kiss My Face Whitening Toothpaste
Kiss My Face
Whitening Toothpaste
Xylitol
Tea Tree
Aloe Vera
Icelandic Moss
Cool Mint

Davids
Premium Natural Toothpaste
Xylitol
Baking Soda
Peppermint Oil
Mint
Terra Activated Charcoal Toothpaste
Terra & Co
Brilliant Black Toothpaste
Activated Charcoal
Xylitol
Baking Soda
Coconut Oil
Tea Tree Oil

Peppermint
Jason Whitening Toothpaste
Jason
Power Smile Toothpaste
Citrus Grandis
Baking Powder
Aloe Leaf Gel
Vanilla Mint

Kiss My Face Whitening Toothpaste

Kiss My Face Whitening Toothpaste

We are huge fans of Kiss My Face products.  Therefore, we weren’t surprised by how great this toothpaste is.

First of all, Kiss My Face Whitening Toothpaste whitens your teeth with three different ingredients:  Icelandic moss, silica and organic aloe vera.

The Icelandic moss and tea tree oil act as a natural antioxidant while the tea tree oil, along with Xylitol, removes plaque.

Xylitol, on the other hand, also keeps the pH level in your mouth neutral.

In addition, CO-Q10 and Horse chestnut are added for healthy gums.

And finally, the paste is topped off with natural flavors such as peppermint and menthol for a freshness only Kiss My Face could perfect.

In conclusion, this is a fantastic toothpaste.  It not only whitens, it leaves you with a super clean feeling every time you brush. 

Terra & Co Brilliant Black Toothpaste

This particular toothpaste has whitening properties running on all cylinders, making it the king of teeth whitening toothpaste.

Activated charcoal, baking soda and coconut oil all work together to triple whiten your teeth.

In addition, the charcoal and coconut oil act as a natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal while removing plaque and tartar.

Furthermore, tea tree oil works as a natural antiseptic while Xylitol strengthens the enamel.

Finally, the Terra & Co Brilliant Black Toothpaste is flavored with peppermint oil which also acts as a natural antiseptic.  

So, if you’re looking for a completely new experience, give charcoal a try.  Although it may seem counterproductive to coat your teeth with a black substance, when you’re all rinsed out, your teeth will look amazing.

As an added bonus, it comes with their signature Brilliant Black Toothbrush.  The toothbrush is made with polyester, ultra-soft rounded bristles.  Perfect for those with sensitive teeth and gums.

And, we can always use a new toothbrush.

   

Davids Premium Natural Toothpaste

Davids natural toothpaste is a simple, yet effective whitener.  You can literally see your teeth getting brighter with each brush.

In addition, you know you’re getting a good product.  The company focuses on sustainability and pride themselves on 98% USA derived ingredients.

Baking soda is the sole whitening ingredient in Davids Premium Natural Toothpaste.  It also neutralizes acid and reduces the bacteria that causes plaque.

Then, birch Xylitol is added to remineralize and strengthen the enamel.

Finally, spearmint leaf oil and wintergreen leaf oil neutralizes odor and leaves your breath feeling amazingly minty.  

Wah-la!

 

Jason Whitening Toothpaste

Jason Power Smile Toothpaste

The final best teeth whitening toothpaste on our list is created by a company that has been in existence for nearly 50 years.  Jason products are so beloved worldwide, they’ve created somewhat of a cult following.  

The Jason Power Smile Toothpaste does a fabulous job at not only whitening but keeping your breath fresh.  

Silica and baking powder are the two main ingredients used for whitening and brightening teeth. 

While, grapefruit seed prevents cavities by preventing plaque buildup.

Complimenting this simple formula, vanilla fruit oil and peppermint oil neutralizes mouth acid and freshens breath.

 

 

Best Teeth Whitening Toothpaste:  Conclusion

Because we’re always testing and trying out new products, we usually pick up a new favorite whenever we go on the hunt. 

In this particular case, our new favorite teeth whitening toothpaste is the Terra & Co Brilliant Black Toothpaste.  There is something about charcoal that really whitens up those teeth.  And, it’s an added plus that this company made an actual toothpaste out of it. 

Our second choice and a toothpaste we’ve been using for awhile is the Kiss My Face Whitening Toothpaste.  It will keep your teeth naturally white while leaving your mouth feeling extremely fresh every time.

In conclusion, although results will vary from person to person, we think each one of these toothpastes make an excellent choice for naturally whitening the dark and brightening the dull.