Our Thoughts on the Best vs. Worst Beauty Products

For a long time, we have heard people give us different hacks for their beauty routine. We are going to analyze the different best and worst beauty products in existence. Many of these worst beauty products or hacks that we will analyze can ruin your skin.

Bad Hacks

Melt Your Blackheads

There is a great chance that you have heard people tell you to rub Vaseline on your face, then make use of a plastic wrap to cover it. Others may say that you should rub Vaseline on your face, but the plastic wrap on the face and use a hot towel to cover it.

You may notice that the blackheads may easily come out after you are done, but this is a bad hack as it isn’t safe for your skin.

Rubbing Eggs On Your Skin

We agree that eggs can work well on your skin. Your grandma may have used eggs on her hair and face, and nothing happened to her, but the same case may not befall you today.

With the issue of Salmonella in eggs, it is important that you be careful when handling eggs. This bacterium became a serious problem from the late ’70s and early ’80s.

Do you know that Salmonella is a common reason food poisoning is occurring in major parts of the world including the U.S.?

Eggs will shrink the pores and do other things, but when you think of Salmonella, it becomes scary.

There is an alternative that allows you to enjoy the benefits of eggs without having to deal with Salmonella, and it is the egg extract mask. Since many of these egg extract masks are not created from raw eggs, you do not have to worry about Salmonella.

Kitty Litter Face Masks

When you hear of kitty litter, you may be wondering what made this become a trend. You may wonder what made a lot of people decide to slather other faces with kitty litter. It is weird, right?

The truth is that kitty litter may have few benefits, but the issues that one may face from slathering their faces with kitty little are worse than the benefits.

Kitty litters are clay-based, meaning that they sometimes have some ingredients that are seen in the compounds used in making common skin-care products, which are bentonites and silica.

These ingredients are known to take out oils and keep moisture stable, and they work well on a lot of people.

We have no issue with using bentonite and silica on your face. Assuming kitty litter was made only of bentonite and silica, we would have told you to go ahead with smattering your face with kitty litter, but since it isn’t, it is not advisable.

Good Hacks

To save you the stress of having to use dangerous products on your face, we advise people to make use of only organic products from trusted natural brands like Zoya, Jane Iredale, and 100 Percent Pure.

Our Favorite Science Fiction Animation Movies

We love science fiction animation movies as much as we do? Who wouldn’t want to watch futuristic technologies and civilizations as backdrops to interesting stories and animated characters?

We are going to look at a list of science fiction animation movies that you should consider watching.

5 Science Fiction Animation Movies

Jetsons: The Movie (1990)

This movie was created to be humorous, and to a large extent, it made us laugh. The humor aside, the part that we couldn’t get enough of was the fact that it was jet-packed, and had the flying-car far-future. The animation seemed quite real for its time. This is a movie you should consider watching.

Escape from Planet Earth (2013)

This is another science fiction animation movie that you should consider watching. It was made with CGI animation, and this was a technology that was still in its early stages in 2013. We were impressed with how they paid attention to both detail and realism. A hero of the Baab, a planet decides to carry out a rescue mission on Earth–Dark Planet, and he was caught. Watch him navigate his way through his high security and futuristic prison, Area 51.

Battle for Terra (2007)

This movie was made during that period a lot of people wanted to try out 3D. Can we say that the 3D spectacles were overhyped? We won’t be wrong if we did. This movie was created by Lionsgate, and this company tried to make use of the CGI feature. They succeeded to a large extent. In this movie, the technologically-advanced Earth force decided that they would take over an alien world. Kids can watch it, but they will notice a bit of adult aspects.

Planet 51 (2009)

This movie was created with the aim of adding comedy into the sci-fi mainstream; they may have succeeded a bit, but some of the jokes seemed flat to some audience. Sony’s TriStar released it into the U.S., and the viewers get to see to journey with an astronaut that finds his way to a strange planet. He has to stay away from the inhabitants of the world that he finds himself in. He decides to stay in a planetarium, but one of the inhabitants of the planet finds him. For its time, it was quite an expensive venture.

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)

As a company that is not to be left out of any technological changes, Paramount decided to get involved in CGI. It created its sci-fi movie that was meant for young people. It was designed to be retro-themed. The movie is focused on the abduction of humans by aliens, and the leaving of pint-sized prodigy Jimmy Neutron behind. He sees the need to make use of rides in the amusement park to create warships that he could use to rescue his loved ones. It is an exciting movie to watch.

Worst Birthday Cards: Don’t Send These to Loved Ones!

Birthdays happen once in a year and it is a very special day in the life of everyone. Friends and family may throw surprise parties, buy gifts, and also give their loved one’s birthday cards.

Birthday cards are simple gifts yet so captivating. They convey a special message to a family member, friend, or loved one. Your message could tell how you feel about them and also what you wish for them. A lot of people love to express themselves and show their creativity with birthday cards. However, there are good birthdays cards and then there are those that fall into a more inappropriate category. Here’s our round-up of some of the worst birthday cards to avoid giving your loved ones.

What are the Worst Birthday Cards

Amid all the frenzy of selecting birthday cards and gifts, there are the worst birthday cards you should never send to your loved ones. Certain people indeed love to be creative; others may send birthday cards that sound rude or sarcastic. Sweet messages, especially ones sent to people on their birthdays, mean a lot. This is why you have to be careful when selecting and gifting a birthday card.

As the sender, it may be a joke or something to be laughed over. But what about the person getting the card? How will he or she feel when they get such messages. You need to try as much as possible to avoid these worst birthday cards.

The Content of These Worst Birthday Cards

The worst birthday cards contain messages which are not nice to hear. You may have a different intention with a pure heart, but the message just sounds wrong.

Here are a few messages contained in the worst birthday cards:

  • “Happy birthday to you! You’re a year older and one step closer to your grave.” Woah! Who wants to get such messages on their birthdays? Certainly not you! It sounds rude.
  • “Happy birthday to someone the parents made by accident.” This message sounds sarcastic and rude. It shouldn’t be sent to a loved one.
  • “Cheers to you on your birthday, but you haven’t gotten any wiser.”
  • “Cheers on mourning the loss of your youth.”
  • “I’m sorry that my birthday wishes were late. I didn’t know you’d live this long.”

As aforementioned, you may have good intentions, but these messages just push too far. Ensure that you send a proper message to the person, telling them how excited you feel that it’s their birthday and how you wish them the best things.

Remember that little messages matter. Make your remembrance count! 

Our Thoughts on Hybrid Versus Gas Vehicles

Hybrid cars are considered revolutionary; mostly by manufacturers and sales agents. Although there are arguable reasons to get a hybrid versus gas vehicle or other available options, knowing how they operate as well as the advantages and disadvantages of running them are important when deciding whether or not it is worth the purchase.

As with a lot of new inventions, many of the manufacturers who stepped into the creation of hybrid cars addle their lineups with heavy marketing and robust claims when compared to their gas counterparts. These methods are often misleading as they are very often to misinterpretation.

The core difference between hybrid versus gas vehicles is the fact that hybrids are basically vehicles that have two or more types of power. A hybrid car has a gas-powered motor that charges an electric motor; the major idea is that the electric motor powers the vehicle at slower speeds, and the gas motor maintains the vehicle’s top speed (as it’s fairly better at handling that task). 

This fairly complicated system is a middle ground between gas cars and electric cars, with its advantage being better fuel efficiency when compared to gas cars and its independence of a charging station when compared to electric cars. However, before you shell out your savings to go “green” on a hybrid vehicle, there is, of course, more than meets the eye.

3 Facts About Hybrid Versus Gas Vehicles

Cost

The first and the most noticeable caveat is expense and not necessarily the outright cost of purchase. Manufacturers have different versions of hybrid cars at different price points – the motive is to sell them to consumers so the wider the reach the better. The cost of purchase, subsequent repair, and maintenance of a similarly featured hybrid will be marginally higher than that of a typical gas-powered car.

Fuel savings

Another big margin appears when people start to consider “fuel efficient” cars; a ton of cars marketed as such save gas comparable to hybrid cars, meaning that even in the long run you may never save as much as the price disparity on fuel. This drawback really makes the idea of purchasing a hybrid vehicle even less inviting.

Incentives

However, even with all these pointing the odds in favor of gas-powered vehicles, it is important to note that many manufacturers give noticeably extensive warranties on their hybrid offerings, and if you are in the U.S., then there’s a tax incentive that could possibly save you up to $3,400 depending on the vehicle (however, this also only applies to the first 60,000 vehicles manufactured by an individual company within a year, so if a model is in high demand chances are you will miss out by the start of the fourth quarter of the year). A generous amount of hybrid models thrive on marketing still, but now you have a clearer understanding of how things work.

Bearing all these factors in mind is incredibly important before spending on a hybrid versus gas vehicle. We think the most important thing is to think about your needs and find out if the savings that hybrid vehicles offer will be to your benefit, and then choose appropriately.