Monday, 14 January 2013

7 Strange Beauty Fads

The other day I bought some 'magical weight loss slippers', as soon as I opened them, Neton rolled his eyes, groaned and said "God, you can sell anything to females". That made me think of all the crazy stuff I've bought in the past that might seem a little strange to guys. I'm sure there's more, but these are all I can remember for now!

1. Weight Loss Slippers
These are the slippers that inspired me to write this post. They only cover half of the foot, so it's kind of like you're walking up-hill all day. 

Here are what they claim to do:

- Break down excess fat in the legs
- Create nice curves
- Tone
- Improve posture
- Wearing heels can make the hip region heavier, so they claim to fix that too!

How to use them:

Wear them for at least 3 times a day, 15 minutes each time. Wear them while cooking, cleaning, standing or just walking around the house! Which is actually great for me because I'm sort of becoming a domestic goddess haha >_< I'm really into making our house look nicer at the moment..... but it sucks since we're renting and might move soon! Oh well!

My review: 

I haven't been using them long enough to see any difference, but I can feel the muscles in my legs stretching when I wear these slippers. I'm going to continue wearing them, even if they don't work, at least they look cute!

2. Foot Detox Pads
These are detox pads that you stick on your feet over night.

What they claim to do:

- Remove toxins
- Cure cellulite
- Combat fatigue
- Improve circulation
- Improve sleep
- Increase weight loss

How to use them:

Stick them on the base of your feet and leave them for 8-12 hours (or overnight). When you remove them in the morning they will have turned seriously nasty! I walk to the bathroom and remove them with my foot hovering over the bath, then I rinse my foot with the shower head.

My review:

There is definitely something happening because the pads go from white to dark brown overnight. However, whether this is detoxification or just some clever chemical reaction...... who knows! I read a review once where someone said they used them every night for a while and eventually they were light brown in the morning (instead of dark brown/black). This led me to think they must work..... I don't know. I will continue using them for a little longer though, if I don't see a difference I'm just going to leave it.

3. Face (and body) rollers
I actually love these things. 

Here is what they claim to do:

- Slim the face (or body area that you're using it on)
- Lift the face
- Improve circullation
- Reduce wrinkles

How to use:

Basically, you just roll it. It's that simple. I've actually misplaced mine, but I can't wait to find it again! I think you have to use it quite often to see any results

My review:

LOVE THEM! I have a few different ones and I used to use them a lot. I need to find where I put them all so I can start using them again. My face and legs did look a little slimmer from using them, but I used them a LOT. I will continue to use these.

4. Derma Roller
This is the most painful in this list, but perhaps the most effective! The small needles cause minor 'trauma' to the skin which makes it create collagen. It is actually a cheaper (and safer) alternative to botox. I'm going to do a video on this, because it's just that good.

What it claims to do:

- Reduce wrinkles
- Reduce scars (or any other marks)
- Even out complexion
- Make skin younger

How to use:

You can either use it with numbing gel about once per week, you will press down harder and draw blood. OR use it without numbing gel and roll it gently. I usually use it a few times per week. I'm going to do a video explaining it more. But you basically just roll it on one area until the skin turns red, then move to another area.

My review:

My favourite product on this list! I absolutely love my derma roller! I've always had a deep line across my forehead (since I was a kid! I must have been surprised a lot! Haha). I used this for a while and now it's pretty much gone. I've stopped using it so that the line will come back and I can make a video showing it vanishing...... but it hasn't come back! I'm going to continue using this!

5. Scalp Massager
This is perfect if you have long nails. I used to hate washing my hair and my deco nails would get caught in it! GR! This is handy since it has a handle on the back, so you don't need to touch your hair with your hands!

What it claims to do:

- Improve circulation
- Make hair shinier
- Make hair stronger
- Encourage hair growth

How to use it:

I only use it when I'm washing my hair. I apply shampoo to my wet hair and gently massage it in small circles. 

My review:

I never wash my hair without using this anymore. It feels so good to use! It does increase circulation to the scalp, you can feel it! It makes the shampoo foam up more than I thought was possible. My hair (and scalp) feel the cleanest when I use this. I will definitely continue using this!

6. Face massager

This cute little silicone pad helps you get your face to it's best.

What it claims to do:

- Remove blackheads
- Get rid or (and prevent) spots
- Reduce wrinkles
- Improve circulation
- Clean pores
- Slim the face
- Improve metabolism
- Increase skin resistibility against bacteria

How to use:

I only use this when washing my face (similar to the scalp massager). I apply face wash and gently massage it into my skin with the massager. 

My review:

I use this every time I wash my face! I also use exfoliating gloves but I use this afterwards. Whenever I get spots, or feel spots developing, I use this on the area. Whenever I use this regularly, I rarely get spots. So I'm going to continue using this!

7. Snail Gel
This is the only product on this list that I haven't tried. I want to try it but I can't find out how they extract the gel. The gel is the secretion left behind the snail (the snail trail). So the snails wouldn't need to be harmed in order to get the gel. HOWEVER, I know what humans are like, they probaby do kill the snails. If they don't, I can't imagine the snails having happy lives. So, unless I can be guarunteed that the snails are all happy and unharmed, I won't be trying this out. I was actually about to put loads of snails on my face, and let them slime all over it. Or just try collecting the gel myself. But I was told they carry deseases etc, and I could get a lung infection from doing that. So it looks like I'm going without. If any of you know details about how they get the gel, please tell me!

What it claims to do:

- Plump the skin
- Reduce Wrinkles
- Smoother face

How to use it:

I think you just apply it like a moisturiser

No review from me, since I haven't used it!

I hope you enjoyed this list! I'm sure there are plenty more similar products that I'm forgetting! I might make another list like this in the future!

Until next time! Bye! <3


  1. Love this! Please do more articles!

  2. i could never use the snail gel urk

    1. I wouldn't find it gross, it's just the ethical part that I'm worried about! <3

  3. Hey babe,

    For the snail gel you can try other products to get similar effect, a good alternative is bird nest moisturiser! There's a brand bio essence that also comes with gold bits in it!

    Pretty affordable and works for my family, friends & I so you should try (:

    Also I noticed that you are budget conscious so maybe you want to try makeup products from daiso? Not sure your area has it...about 100yen per makeup product! Very good for gyaru makeup as the shades are pretty fair & they have nice lashes too.

    Keep blogging regularly & ignore the zombie barbie okay?


    1. Thanks! Wow, I've never heard of that..... bird nest.... I'll go research it.... bits of gold?! Wow, that sounds expensive! Haha

      You guessed right, I never spend much money on anything! I'll look up that brand too.

      Thanks so much for your comment suggestions! =] <3

  4. I have those slippers! They work! (Chichi Yuka)

  5. where did u get all this stuff? xoxo

    1. I got all of it from Ebay (mostly from China!) <3

  6. never heard of most of this but im sure as hell gonna luck it up thnx! ;3

  7. The derma roller looks really interesting to me, I have small scars on my face aswell as uneven complexion ... But I also have a very bad fear of needles D:
    I'm happy you're going to do a video about it (^__^)

    1. I really love the derma roller, it's great. Ah, sorry to hear about your fear of needles! Haha that could be a problem! >_< Good luck if you do decide to use it =] <3

  8. Thanks for this post! ♥
    Just bought an Dermaroller too, can't wait until it arrives :)
    Hope you do a video about it, i'm really looking forward to it (or maybe a post on how to use it, i don't trust those other people on the internet :D)

    1. Ah, awesome! Good luck with it when it arrives! I'll definitely be making a video about it, hopefully soon but I'm not really sure when! And thanks! Haha <3

  9. I kinda want like.. all of those things.>___> SEE WHAT YOU DO lol.

    By the way, I used to own a pet Giant African Land Snail. He used to crawl over my arms and even on my face sometimes and he was parasite free, so I guess you could get a GALS as a pet and let him crawl over your face every now and again if you're really interested haha. Plus they make great pets in general.

    As far as the derma roller goes, how long is your face red and bleedy after using it? Thats the only thing thats put me off getting one, I don't want a red face for like a month LOL

    1. Aw, that's so cute. I don't have space for one of those though, unfortunately! Maybe in the future!

      The redness doesn't last long. I try to use it at least 24 hours before I'll be going out (applying makeup) because the skin is much more absorbent afterwards, so I don't want it to absorb makeup! But that's just a little rule I made for myself, so I'm not sure if it's harmful or not. The redness usually disappears after a few hours though! (You could use it before going to bed) <3

    2. Ahh thats a shame. Maybe if I ever get another snail in the future I could collect some of his slime trails and send them to you.XD Who knows. To be fair they only need a small little tank and they're happy enough haha.

      Ahh thats good.^-^ Just ordered one haha!

  10. This is an amazing post! Thanks for sharing! I want to try them all!! I tend to try anything that promise to erase wrinkles. ~_~

  11. I've used the facial rollers and the scalp massager before, but I don't think I could bear snail gel. Slugs and snails make me cringe LOL!

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