Happy Friday and Happy July! A workday stands between me and the lake for a relaxing Fourth of July weekend!! This Friday I thought it would be fun to share three new things and my first impressions on them. I got the idea from YouTube "first impression" videos and hopefully the next time I plan one of these out there will be a video to accompany it - but for now, pictures will have to do!
Cold Brew Coffee //
I realize I'm so late to the game on cold brew coffee, but in my defense coffee was always too bitter for me. Someone told me that the coffee grounds are steeped in cold water for an extended period of time so it takes a lot of the bitterness away - does it ever!! I have had a cold brew coffee 3 times since Sunday and I'm hooked. Forget my usual latte, which this tastes eerily similar to - the cold brew has fewer calories than my usual latte! I picked up the vanilla sweet cream cold brew and didn't add any sweeter - it was perfect!
Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System //
When I received the Conture Kinetic Skin Toning system I was a little nervous - the only other real beauty device I've had is the clairsonic which as we all know is extremely easy to use, this seemed really hi-tech. Seeing the gadget first hand, the instruction manual and treatments included had me nervous - apparently for absolutely no good reason! I was so happy with how little instruction is actually needed to use the Conture system at home. Being able to have a spa-like experience without the poking and prodding at home for a fraction of the cost is amazing.
The "user experience" if you will, is really intuitive like an Apple phone. It's touch screen and very responsive. It comes with a USB adapter and charger, so it's portable and very light. As for how your face feels when you start using the Conture - that's pretty interesting. It's a vacuum of sorts - so you feel the light pulling (like a sucking feeling) and you want to make sure that you don't stay in one area for too long - you feel the pulses and moving upward with the serum it doesn't pull on the area you are treating. With that being said - it's painless and really easy to use!
The starter kit comes with a serum that use every time you are using the Conture Toning System and also an AM moisturizer and PM recovery cream. I was really impressed with the design of the bottles because they twist up to pump out the product, which doesn't have a harsh scent.
After repeated use, the Conture System is supposed to deliver younger looking and glowing skin. After just a few uses I can say that I can see my skin glowing. As for the true results - I'll be doing a follow-up post of the Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System on the areas that I'm most interested in seeing a change in - my neck and forehead. I'll of course be using it all over my face, but I feel like those are the two areas where I will see results the best. If you're interested in trying out the system or any of the Conture products you can use the code "BLovedBoston20" for 20% off the entire website.
This website / app was a random find for me and apparently I'm late to the party on this one as well since they have been around since 2014. While searching for a carpet cleaning service, I stumbled across Thumbtack. Available in all 50 states, you simply tell explain the service that you need, companies that are registered with thumbtack reply back with their prices and you choose who you want to hire. It's a mix of Uber & Angies list. Within 30 minutes of putting in my needed service, I had 7 replies with people / companies prices. There are reviews for companies / users & you can do the hiring via the app. They have Home, Event, Lessons, Wellness and Wedding Categories and within each it goes into detail for a handy man or interior design all the way to a wedding officiant or life coaching. It seems like you can find just about anything on the app - but after our first experience I will definitely being using them again. It basically does the google searching for you!
Have you tried any of these things before? Did you have the same first impressions? Hope you have an amazing holiday weekend!
The Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System was sent for free in exchange for an review. All opinions are 100% my own.
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