Sunday, April 19, 2015

Thai Deodorant Stone

I was very skeptical about this and deodorant crystals in general but I was wrong. I remember using a different deodorant crystal when I was in college but I don't think I was applying it correctly. I have been through just about every natural deodorant there is to buy and I have also made my own. They are all convincing with their explanations of ingredients but they don't work. I'm not a particularly sweaty or smelly person but I shower at night. Using all natural deodorants including the ones I made would leave me with the slightest hint of stink when I woke up. Not to mention burnt skin from baking soda. And a house full of beeswax, kaolin clay, essential oils etc. This is why I was suspicious of the Thai Deodorant Stone but I gave it a try. It kind of smells unpleasant itself but the smell does not transfer to the skin. I either wet it under the faucet or apply it while I'm still wet from the shower. The trick is to apply it in a much larger area than you'd typically apply traditional deodorant and to make sure to cover the area with several passes over. I haven't noticed a bit of stink at all even after exercising. I don't smell like anything. I reapply it in the morning as a just in case but have never had breakthrough stink overnight. I love it and hope it continues to work forever.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

iPhone 6 Case

I had a chance to review Ravierri's clear iPhone 6 case.  I had been using a case I purchased from my phone carrier when I bought it and thought it was a bit bulky.

I liked this case for a lot of reasons.  It is very thin but provides protection for my phone while being clear.  I appreciate being able to see the color of the actual iPhone, not a design on the case.  I also really love that it is not slippery.  It's certainly not sticky but there is some grip to it so when I put it down in my car it isn't sliding all over as I drive.  The laser cuts for the phone ports are all cut perfectly.  I had no issues using chargers, headphones or using the camera and I know some less expensive cases have issues with the laser cuts.

One other positive I have noticed is that the case does not scratch.  I wasn't sure if it would dull and scratch and get beat up after use but I have not had that problem.  After several weeks of use it is still in great shape and crystal clear with no scratches. 

I only have one slight issue with the case.  I they cut it a bit small on the front.  The case stays on the phone just fine except when I pull it out of my pocket.  Then the case slips a little at the corners.  It seems if they had cut it to be a bit larger or cover just a tiny bit more of the front of the phone that it would not have this issue. Regardless it does offer a lip on the front of the phone that protects it if drops on its face.  Ravierri also provides a free screen protector film when they send you the case which is helpful to protect your investment.

All in all I am really enjoying the clear, minimalist and streamlined protection that this case offers for my iPhone 6. 

I received this case free to review for my honest opinion.