This is either the most genius of ideas or the craziest. I haven’t quite figured out which one yet. <Insert Public Service Announcement> Guys, you should probably tune out because this is not an article that will give you any great Valentine’s Day gift ideas. In fact, this article is more likely to make you wonder what’s going on down under in a way that is not at all comfortable.
OK so, here is the scoop. These panties claim to hold up to two tampons worth of blood. They also claim to keep you dry for up to 10 hours, even on your heaviest flow days. That’s the general description but, all of the customer testimonials that I have read describe the wearer’s experience in tampon size. Most say that the panties kept them dry for 10 hours on days when they would normally use two super tampons. I did a little research and on average, a super tampon will hold up to 10 ml of blood. That’s two teaspoons full. WOW. I have questions.
So, women are walking around with somewhere between one and two teaspoons full of blood soaked in their panties and they feel dry? Even if that is true, and I do not doubt that it is but, what about the smell? I mean wet diapers keep babies dry but, they still smell like urine. And no matter how much perfume and deodorizer they infuse into the material of sanitary napkins, well, you get the picture.
Listen, I’m not knocking it. As a matter of fact, after thinking it over and doing the research I think it’s a genius idea. I actually do but, I am not sure it is something that I would want to try. If you, however, are tired of carrying tampons in your bag and making multiple trips to the restroom to check for leakage the name of the brand is Thinx. You can order them, or at least find out more about them, on their website www.shethinx.com
Until next time Fashionistas reste beau!
As members of the microwave generation we are naturally impatient. We want our solution NOW. There’s no time to wait. We will try almost anything and pay any amount for the promise of instant results. Unfortunately, most products that make the promise of an instant miracle fall far short of our expectations. But, I have found something that actually works.
Cue personal testimonial.
Let me start out by saying that this is my personal opinion. This is not a paid endorsement. I have received no incentives, financial nor otherwise, for sharing my opinion. I have no relationship with this company, its’ owners nor any of its employees.
With that said let’s get to the good stuff. THIS WORKS!
Winter is evil to our skin. The cold chafing winds, dry air of our heating systems and to add fuel to the fire I take a daily prescription that has possible dehydration as a side effect and I travel, a lot. Flying is also very dehydrating.
My skin is very dry, especially my face, which tends to peel on the forehead and on my nose. At the suggestion of my doctor, I have been drinking 96 ounces of water each day and that doesn’t seem to help. If you have ever tried to apply foundation to a face that is peeling you know that it’s not even worth the effort. In fact the makeup makes your skin look even worse. Snake face anyone?
But, now I have found the answer to my winter skin prayers. AAaaah…..
Prior to my appointment I have doubts. I am a highly skeptical person so, my expectations were very low. I walked into the spa full of angst. The entire process took about 45 minutes to an hour.
It started with a continuous mist of warm steam on my face for 10 minutes. This was to help open my pores. Then the aesthetician massaged a cleansing cream into my skin. The steps that followed all involved the use of a hand wand that not only applied moisturizing serums but also exfoliated the skin by using a pretty strong suction as she moved the wand over my skin.
It was very relaxing although it did feel a little like she was vacuuming my face.
In the end I emerged with smooth glowing skin. My skin looked so good that I refused to cover it with makeup for several days after. I was so impressed that I spent a small fortune on the maintenance products in hopes that I could look this way forever.
It has been two weeks and I still have smooth, glowing, bronzy, Beyonce in the good light, skin.
Where did I go? Blue Divine Spa in Atlanta, GA. Ask for Kalen. She was great.
Hydrafacial - $175 (Pricey but, worth every penny)
Skin Brightener - $50 (This was an upsell during my treatment but, what the heck I wanted to try it all)
Maintenance Products – Approximately $300 (I wanted to try them all – stay tuned for the reviews)
Many naturalists or self-proclaimed health & beauty experts will expound on the benefits of dry brushing. In this post I will share a few of those benefits but, as always I will give my opinion, based on my personal experience.
So, I hear that dry brushing can improve circulation, prevent cellulite, reduce the appearance of existing cellulite, break down and help eliminate toxins from the body, help to shed dead skin cells and encourage new cell renewal.
Other lauded benefits include the elimination of ingrown hairs, improved lymphatic drainage, discharging metabolic waste, elimination of clogged pores, and a more even distribution of fat deposits.
It makes sense that dry brushing the skin would help to shed dead skin cells and stimulate new cell growth. It also seems reasonable to believe that brushing the skins surface would stimulate nerve endings and improve circulation, even if temporarily, right?
I have been dry brushing my skin for about 4 months now and here’s what I found:
1. It feels great.
2. It definitely exfoliates the heck out of your skin & eliminates dead skin cells. Stand in a bathtub or on a towel because you won’t believe how much dead skin you brush off. Makes you wonder if this is also a good weight loss tool.
3. There’s an immediate improvement in the look and feel of the skin.
4. My skin feels all tingly after dry brushing so I assume that’s a sign of improved circulation.
5. It helps to eliminate clogged pores and helps prevent ingrown hairs.
I regularly get a Brazilian bikini, underarm and leg wax so, ingrown hairs are inevitable. I haven’t had an ingrown hair since I started dry brushing. I cannot attest to the claims of toxin elimination or discharge of metabolic wastes and I doubt that brushing my skin will re-distribute my fat. But, it’s inexpensive, it takes literally no time and it feels great. So why not?
Brushes cost anywhere from $10- $25 depending on the brand you choose. I bought mine, pictured above, for $14 at Sephora.