Showing posts with label Ms. Pedicure. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ms. Pedicure. Show all posts

Friday, November 6, 2009

Banish Beauty Blunders Care Of Ms. Manicure Products

We’ve all been guilty of having a major beauty blunder at least once or twice in our lives. We leave the house with too much blush on, deodorant stains on our black t-shirts, fake eyelashes dangling from our perfectly made-up faces – the list goes on and on. Forgo common disasters and refine your inner recessionista by thinking outside the box with your beauty products. Let Ms. Manicure give you a lesson in how to fix fashion fiascos with these multi-functional nail products.

Knit-Pick Your Sweaters

Don’t worry about hand washing your favorite sweaters anymore. Solve your pilling problems with Ms. Pedicure’s Rock ‘n Sole ($1.99). By rubbing this dry pumice stone over sweaters, the little fuzzies that cause so much distress will be gone. Make sure to lay the clothing on a flat surface before gently stroking the fabric with the stone. Keep the stone clean and dry for future use!

Loose Lashes

Scared your eyelashes might fall off into your dinner plate a la the last date you went on? Give them extra security by applying them with the tweezers from Ms. Manicure‘s Handy Dandy Mani kit ($9.99). First, let lash glue sit for 30 to 60 seconds prior to using. Then, pick up individual lashes with tweezers, dip the ends in glue and securely apply them to the base of the eyelid. Make sure to coat them with mascara afterwards for extra protection!

Save Suede

Spill something on your new suede boots? You might not have to head for the shoe store for another pair just yet. Grab an emery board, like Ms. Manicure’s Call Your Buff ($2.99), and lightly rub the stain. Use the soft, buffer side of this four-sided board to ensure that your boots don’t get damaged in the process. Then, hold the shoe over steam from a boiling pot (or teakettle) on the stove to completely remove it. This works for suede clothing as well!

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ms. Pedicure Smooth Talker Callus Remover Review

My favorite shoes for work (and even for play) has got to be slingback peep-toe heels. Almost all of my shoes are peeptoes and slingbacks. I can't get enough of how sexy and yet grown-up and even professional they look. Those kinds of shoes come with a price, though. I just can't wear them with my ankles, heels and toes looking like they went through forty days and nights walking along dusty and parched dirt roads, can I? Sometimes, though, my feet look and feel like they did. I get dismayed when I see my cracked heels, and even though foot cream may alleviate it for a while, nothing beats exfoliating those nasty dead skin and calluses to really uncover pretty, blushing pink heels, soles and feet.

Thus, Ms. Pedicure Smooth Talker callus remover is such a must for my regular personal grooming. This tool is so easy to use in the shower or in the tub. I just let my feet become soft after washing and soaking it in warm soapy water, then gently apply the coarse side to the balls of my feet, the corners of my toes (especially the big one), and my heels to slough off calluses and rough, dead skin. Tada! Baby soft, smooth toes, heels and feet. WARNING: the results are amazing so it's so easy to over-use this. Do not over-slough!

Ms. Pedicure products are available at Target stores and online at

Monday, June 22, 2009

Winners of Chesapeake Bay Candle Set and Ms. Pedicure Foot Spahh!

Finally, we have two winners! Ten days ago, the Ms. Pedicure Foot Spahh! Kit and Chesapeake Bay Candle Contest was launched for two lucky readers and subscribers of The Shades Of U. All entries are in, and two winners, one from the U.S., and one international reader, were chosen randomly to win these relaxing home fragrance and spa kits. NOTE: Contest Machine randomly chose the winners, but it chose a US resident for the foot spa kit, and an international reader for the candle set, when it should be the other way around. To make it work, I just switched the prizes.

Without further ado, here are the names of the winners!

(Winners announced below the cut)

The winner of the Chesapeake Bay Travel Set is none other than:

Sheila R. from the USA!

The winner of the Ms. Pedicure Foot Spahh! Kit is:

Belle from Singapore!

Congratulations!! Please check your e-mail inbox (and your spam box too just in case) for a notification e-mail from Contest Machine and The Shades Of U. Please reply using the link in the e-mail and enter your mailing address so the prizes can be sent to you expeditiously. Please note that if the mailing addresses are promptly received, the prizes will be sent out this Saturday, June 27th.

Again, congratulations, and thank you to everyone who participated. Watch out for more giveaways!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ms. Pedicure Foot Spahh! and Chesapeake Bay Candle Giveaway Contest

As promised, here is another contest to all my lovely readers! This time, anybody 18 years old and above are eligible, regardless of where you live (as long as you have a valid mailing address). This contest is open to all readers worldwide, and this is a great package because this time, we are giving away spa, aromatherapy and wellness kits to the lucky winners. One winner will be a U.S. Resident who shall win the Chesapeake Bay Candle Travel Set, and one international reader (outside of the U.S.) shall win the Ms. Pedicure Foot Spahh! Kit.

In these turbulent economic times, everybody is stressed out and uncertain about the future. What better way to relax, unwind and throw worldly cares away (even just for a relaxing evening) than with these great relaxation kits. Here are the photos and product description of each.

US Resident Prize: Chesapeake Bay Candle Travel Set in Amber Vanilla Hazelnut:

This gourmand fragrance is comprised of essence of cheerful plum and creamy hazelnut, blended with a floral bouquet of cyclamen, heliotrope, and chestnut flower. Luxurious undertones of vanilla and amber give the velvety touch to this delectable scent.

Set contains one 3 oz. soy wax candle in travel tin (approximate burn time 20 hours), one mini diffuser silkscreened glass vessel, one set mini diffuser reeds, one 100 ml bottle fragrance oil, and one set of scented stones in silkscreened glass vessel.
PRICE: $50.00

I decided to give this to a winner from the United States because this is very heavy and fragile as the candle containers are made of glass.

International Reader Prize: Ms. Pedicure The Foot Spahh! Kit

Say AHH with this set of spa-like pedicure essentials!

1. In shower or bath, use my Pumice Stone to rub away rough skin.
2. Next, work my Exfoliating Foot Scrub into feet to smooth and polish.
3. Pat feet dry and massage in the Moisture-Rich Foot Lotion for soft feet.
4. Massage my Invigorating Leg Rub into feet and legs with my Massager to stimulate circulation.
5. Store everything in my reusable Zipper Tote Bag for on-the-go!

I will be coming up with my own review of the Foot Spahh! for everybody's reference. In the meantime, check out my review of Ms. Pedicure's sister, Ms. Manicure Handy Dandy Mani kit.

How To Join and Contest Rules:

This contest is open to everyone eighteen years old and older. All you need to do is fill up the contest entry form below, include your name and e-mail address (don't worry, only I can read your information and these details shall not be published). You also need to enter your country of residence in the space provided.

The contest shall run starting today (June 11, 2009) till Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 11:55 p.m. EDT.

Contest Machine and The Shades Of U shall randomly pick two winners (one from the U.S. and one from outside of the U.S.), announce the names of the winners on this blog, and shall contact the winners via the e-mail addresses provided. The winner shall respond with his/her mailing address within seventy-two (72) hours; otherwise, the entry shall be disqualified and another winner shall be chosen. Thus, it is highly important that entrants subscribe to this blog to be promptly apprised of the winner's name just in case the notification e-mail does not go through or goes to the spam inbox (check out the right side bar of this blog to subscribe).

The Shades Of U will ship the prize packages to anywhere in the world via First Class mail. The prize shall be sent to the U.S. Resident using Parcel Post with delivery confirmation. The prize shall be sent to the international winner using First Class international mail with no tracking number. However, the postal receipt shall be kept as evidence of shipment. The Shades Of U shall not be responsible for delays in the delivery of the package after the prize has been mailed, nor shall it be responsible for customs duties or fees.

Goodluck to everyone! Fill up the entry form below and click "Submit".

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ms. Manicure Handy Dandy Mani Set and Ms. Pedicure's Heel Cream: A Review

More and more ladies are now into nail polishes and nail care products because they realize that having well-manicured nails is always an advantage, especially because a woman's hands are always a focal point. Some people really splurge on weekly/bi-monthly manicures/pedicures at a posh salon, but what about those who can't afford that luxury especially in these tough economic times? I used to go to salons for regular manicures because, first of all, I didn't know how to properly do my nails and I always mess up my manicures especially if I use my non-dominant hand. I began to realize that good manicure tools are the key, and also regular practice makes it easier to apply polish on one's own hands. Ms. Manicure has an uber-cute, totally tote-able manicure set that would make a girl's life easier when she needs to do her nails. it comes with 9-pro tools for that fabulous, effortless manicure on the go.

Handy Dandy Mani is Ms. Manicure's new product for Spring 2009. It has not one but two zippered pouches that carry 9 pro tools that you can take on the go:

-cuticle nippers
-nail clippers
-nail scissors
-wood cuticle sticks
-nail brush
-washable salon board
-4-way nail buffer
-slant-tip tweezers
-double zippered pocket bag

SRP: $9.99

Check out the product image - it even contains directions on how to use the tools!

UPSIDE: The first time I actually saw this set, I totally shrieked in delight. It is SO cute! First of all, the pink packaging, pink everything, is so girly-girl, so it's perfect for me. The inclements work great. I used this for doing my nails, and I'm glad to say that they work great, especially for the price. For $9.99 for the whole set, I am surprised that it contains a working, decent pair of cuticle nippers. I don't exactly take out my cuticles totally because I know that is bad for the nails, but I need nippers to take out hang-nails, dead skin and to trim my cuticles. The nippers in this set actually worked good and took out all that had to be taken out. I also liked the nail brush to clean the surface of the nail bed and to take out stubborn residue. The wooden orange sticks are very convenient to push down cuticles or to clean polish off the sides of the nails. Overall, I like this kit especially since we regularly go to California on weekends, so this is going to be a permanent resident in my weekend bag. I also like the two zippered pouches because I can add nail polish, base and top coats in them so I can have my very own nail care kit on the go.

DOWNSIDE: I am not liking the nail clippers because they are too small, but I can always replace it with my own. That is pretty much my only gripe.

All in all, this kit is a very good buy especially since you get 9 decent tools for only $9.99, including a working pair of cuticle nippers. Obviously, the upsides overcome the downsides.

I've also had the chance to try Ms. Pedicure Heeling Fine Intensive Heel Cream. I regularly get cracked, dry heels because of the brutally dry environment where I live, especially during winter. My feet thrive on shea butter to prevent cracking and dry skin. I was glad to note that Heeling Fine does indeed have shea butter. I loved the fresh mint scent, and it really does take out the cracked dry heels. It is a pretty generous tube that retails for only $3.99 for 6 oz. of product! I am really amazed at how affordable this product is. Perhaps the only downside is that it only comes in one scent, so if you don't like minty scents or you want an unscented product, then this is not for you.

All in all, I would buy these products again because they actually work and they are very affordable. It is nice to know that there is an alternative to posh nail salons and high-priced nail and body care products out in the market.