Tips and toes and in between with Tweezerman and Alessandro

Tweezerman and Alessandro

Tweezerman and Alessandro

It’s particularly nice to come home to a package from a brand you love and have been using for dozens of years. When Tweezerman sent a package with their brand and some Alessandro products I didn’t know what to use first. All of these are pretty amazing.

My most used product is the PRECISION FOLDING BROW RAZOR ($12.00) which is available in both black and lavender. (Yea for lavender). At first I thought this was like my wonderful folding eyelash comb from Tweezerman until I realized that one side is a wire covered razor. This is a great tool to clean up above your brows and I also have used it on my upper lip to get those stubborn ‘stach’ hairs. Since it’s so portable it’s easy to stick in a makeup bag and have with me for emergencies. This is a very gentle razor, you’re not going to cut yourself on it. Plus I don’t need a 10X magnifying mirror to use it.

Tweezerman Precision Folding Razor

Tweezerman Precision Folding Razor

Since I’m obsessed with my nails I was very pleased to see the NEON HOT 4-IN-1 FILE, BUFF, SMOOTH & SHINE BLOCK ($10) which is great for at home manicures. This block will last you forever since it has 4 replacement pads for each side. Changing pads is easy since you peel off the old side and stick on a new one on. This block is great because of its gentleness. Sometimes my nails just need to breathe so I remove my polish, buff them and let them look natural for a day or so before my manicure.

Tweezerman neon hot 4-in-1 file, buff, smooth & shine block

Tweezerman neon hot 4-in-1 file, buff, smooth & shine block

ALESSANDRO PEDIX FEET ONE MINUTE PEDICURE ($25) is the product you need for your at home spa day. You can save a lot of money by using this exfoliating foot scrub on yourself. This is made up of sea salt and essential oils. It’s a very subtle aromatic scent that reminds me of the one my nail tech uses. I have a bench in my shower so I sit and rub this on, until it melts gently away. It’s a little slippery after so be sure you have a washcloth to make sure it’s all off. Your feet will feel so much smoother and look a whole lot better. I find this is gentle enough to use several times a week. It’s good for my ankles as well as my tootsies.

Alessandro Pedix Feet

Alessandro Pedix Feet

ALESSANDRO NEON PINK NAIL POLISH ($9.50) is my first experience with this offshoot of Tweezerman and it won’t be my last. I actually was surprised when I saw the name was Neon Pink since it’s softer than what my mind thinks a neon polish looks like. It’s just this pretty pink that dried super fast and had great shine. While it looked thin in the bottle, the second coat leveled it out perfectly and made it opaque. I made it through a week without any changes in the polish. Since this has a UV Absorber I think that’s why it doesn’t fade at all.  With 99 colors I won’t have trouble finding more.

Alessandro Neon Pink Nail Polish

Alessandro Neon Pink Nail Polish

Last is a tool that still confounds me. TWEEZERMAN SMOOTH FINISH FACIAL HAIR REMOVER ($20) is absolutely fascinating if you have a lot of facial hair and don’t want to have a lot of facial hair. At the same time it’s a bit scary. It has a spiral spring that grabs the hair by the root to remove it. At the side, just above the red handle there are rotating handles to move to get the hairs.

Tweezerman smooth finish facial hair remover

Tweezerman smooth finish facial hair remover

tweezerman facial hair remover 1  Step one says “Holding the colored handles, center-align the top of coil tip on the area where you want hair removed. Place the flatter side of the coil tip against the skin”.tweezerman facial hair remover 2  Step two says “Rotate the silver knobs on each side of the handles in the direction the arrows are pointing, enabling the coils to directly grab the hair from the root to remove it.”tweezerman facial hair remover 3  Step 3 says “Gently move the tool away from the area and repeat on other areas as needed.”

I tend to shy away from this at times. Where I have the most hair is obviously where I need it but when it starts to hurt I pull away. I wish I had someone to do this to me and make me sit still. I think once I got really used to it that I’d use it more. I’ve tried so many hair removal methods and this is an inexpensive one that I think will work on those who aren’t squeamish about pain.

All in all I’m thrilled with these products. I’m covered head to toe and in between with at home items from both Tweezerman and Alessandro. I even have a mini Tweezerman tweezers that was in the Facial Hair Remover package. I’m a tried and true fan of Tweezerman tweezers and now I have more to love.

Which of these do you need in your arsenal of goodies? — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

Get pretty feet for summer with Emjoi Micro-Pedi Nano Callus Remover

I sort of dread sandal season. I typically get monthly pedicures, but while my feet look great afterward they quickly devolve into something I’d rather hide with regular shoes. When Emjoi sent us their Micro-Pedi Nano Callus Remover ($24.95), I jumped at the chance to possibly end my boycott of open-ended footwear.

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Emjoi Micro-Pedi Nano Callus Remover

The Nano is a small foot buffer with a lot of power. Here are some of its selling points:

  • Ground-breaking device takes the chore out of smoothing skin on the feet
  • Gently and effectively buffs away dead, calloused, hard and dry skin in seconds
  • Unique roller with micro mineral particles pulverizes dead skin in an instant
  • Safer and more effective than metal scrapers, which uses blades to cut the skin
  • Easier to use than the other methods, that require constant rubbing
  • All Micro-Pedi Refill Rollers are compatible with all Micro-Pedi models
  • Battery-operated (2AA not included)
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Love the small size of the Emjoi Nano

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Easy to operate!

I find that the Nano safely and quickly turns calluses into dust. Thanks to the Nano, the cracks on my heels have completely disappeared. I love the small size, which is both portable and discreet. It runs on two AA batteries so there is no plugging in or charging. The roller has a very fine grain so even those with very sensitive feet should be able to use it. Once the roller wears down it’s no problem, refill rollers are available for purchase.

It is extremely easy to use. Just turn on the device and the roller spins quickly – specifically 30 times a second. You sort of sand-blast rough areas, and it only takes about a minute per foot to get soft and smooth skin. Definitely do this over a towel because the dead skin becomes a fine dust. It does a great job of making those calluses disappear without leaving feet raw or sensitive. A quick tip – make sure your feet are completely dry before using the Nano. It doesn’t have the same effect on damp skin.

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The Emjoi Nano roller

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it has a fine grain and spins 30 times per second

With pedicures in my area running anywhere from $40 to $100, substitute the Nano and this baby pays for itself within a month.If you get regular pedicures, this is a great way to keep feet maintained in between visits.

The Emjoi Micro-Pedi Nano Callus Remover gets a big thumbs up from me. A few minutes twice a week is all it takes for me to put on sandals without a second thought.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration