In a world where beauty products (especially appliances) are getting faster, stronger and smarter than we’ve ever seen before, it’s hard to separate the good from the great and the better from the best. And while this year has indeed flown by, we’ve ended up testing as many beauty products as there are days in a year. Some of them we’ve loved (and immediately added to our carts), and some we’ve hated (and conveniently forgotten). Amidst all the new launches, game-changing gadgets and big-brand devices, we’ve rounded up some standout beauty appliances that have truly created a special place for themselves in our lives.
If sleek straight hair is your vibe, then this is the quickest, easiest way to get there. With ceramic-coated bristles that heat up to the perfect temperature, this brush works its magic by gently relaxing your hair leaving it straight and silky smooth in a matter of minutes with *wait for it* NO heat damage to your locks. It’s the power of a straightening iron in the guise of a simple brush. Never judge a book by its cover has never been truer.
For all you curly hair kinda girls, here’s an ergonomically designed curling tong that can effortlessly create tight ringlets or voluminous beachy waves. Its ceramic coating adds that extra sheen to your hair leaving it looking glam and full of life while the teflon-coated barrel prevents your hair from getting caught in the tong so you can style your hair without a snafu. Trust us when we say, it doesn’t get easier than this to get the curls of your dreams.
Not only is this the most Instagrammable tool of the moment, but it’s also totally worth all the hype. Originating from Ancient Chinese traditions where they believed the jade stone had healing powers, the jade roller has stood the test of time and is now being used as a massage tool for the face. It cools, soothes, tones, plumps, firms and rejuvenates your skin releasing it of tension, toxins, lymphatic build-up, and other bad juju. Yup, there’s no better TLC.
Do you use your fingers to attack those large, unsightly, stubborn AF blackheads? Let us stop you right there. You need the right tool if you don’t want to do more harm than good. When we got our hands on the Vega Blackhead Remover, it was a Godsend beyond compare. All you have to do is surround the blackhead, pimple or clogged pore with the tool, press gently to extract it, and voila! Flawless skin achieved. Like. A. Bawse.
In the universe of hair removal, three options hold the crown – waxing, shaving and laser treatment. Enter the Braun Silk Epilator. When it comes to hair removal, there’s not much this baby can’t do. It’s cordless, portable, can be used both wet and dry, and has a wide head so you can remove more hair with every single stroke. It also comes with shaver and trimmer heads that cut down on the other tools you might need to supplement your journey to hairlessness. We’re sold!
We’ve all got finer hair in our more sensitive areas that we want to get rid of. But since these areas are super delicate, you need a tool that’s tailormade to be gentle. The Veet Sensitive Touch Electric Trimmer Expert with two different width combs to tackle finer hair, horizontal trimmer head for greater precision, and a cleaning brush to keep the trimmer working efficiently is hands down the best thing in the market for your eyebrows, underarms and bikini area. We got this in our stash a while ago and haven’t looked back since.