Sunday, 15 February 2015

VIDEO: Vapourlites E-liquid EVOD batteries and cartomisers

The first thing that struck me about Vapourlites’ EVOD batteries and cartomisers was the sheer volume of vapour. 

The EVOD 650 was much like other e-liquid batteries, but with a sleeker, classier feel.

It lasts well and heats vapour to the point of a satisfying vape.

But the star of the show has to be the EVOD 900 VV Spinner battery.

With adjustable voltage to vary the vapour volume and a sleek design in chrome (other colours are also available) it makes for a cool-looking as well as very functional item.

The one downside seemed to be the relative fragility of the EVOD 900 VV Spinner.

Mine lasted around three weeks before going kaput.

I’m unsure whether this is a natural shelf-life or a faulty one.

But, the EVOD 650 is still going strong and, while not as powerful as its larger cousin, is still a force to be reckoned with. 

I tried both batteries as well as clear and smoky black cartomisers with a variety of e-liquids.

I felt the smoky black cartomisers inhibited the flavour to some degree and made for a slightly mechanical taste whichever liquid I used.

The clear cartomisers also fared poorly in flavour terms, tasting weak even with premium e-liquid. 

Therefore I felt the EVOD range worked better with other cartomisers, not necessarily from the Vapourlites range, which is a shame, when you consider how well the batteries work (when they are working).

All In all I’d rate the EVOD 650 at 7/10, the EVOD 900 VV Spinner at 8/10 and both varieties of cartomiser at 5/10.

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Monday, 2 February 2015

Nip + Man skincare for men

With winter’s icy chill in full cry skincare becomes ever more important as temperatures plummet.
And with the boom in male grooming and a raft of top products from Nip + Man to guard against drying and the appearance of aging, there’s no excuse for men to let themselves go.

Nip + Man Scrubbing Facial Wash (150ml) £7.50
This was fabulous for exfoliation.
Unlike other exfoliating products I found this was not abrasive and was sensitive though vigorous, in clearing pores and removing the grime that can build up after a day’s existence in the 21st century.
It also hydrates and moisturises as it cleanses because of Brazilian papaya and contains invigorating caffeine.

Nip + Man Manotox (50ml) £19.95
As a man in my early thirties I’m conscious of avoiding any signs of ageing and this stuff can really help.
It’s not cheap, costing the best part of £20, but you can actually feel and see it working in the mirror as skin is tightened and firmed without the need of any nasty botulism.
It contains a substance called liftonin, which reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles and gransil, which it is claimed helps smooth the appearance of the skin.

Nip + Man Daily Power Moisturiser (100ml) £7.95
Daily Power Moisturiser is an energising day cream that hydrates and nourishes skin with a combination of ingredients to moisturise and brighten the complexion.
This power-packed formula gives dry, dull skin a wake-up call with brightening and smoothing ingredients to deeply hydrate.
Daily Power Moisturiser is designed with caffeine extract to brighten the skin while grape seed oil tightens and tones and jojoba oil soothes and nourishes.
I hugely recommend it. 

Nip + Man Turbo Face Wash (150ml) £7.95
This energising, gentle formula that works to clean and refresh skin daily.
The boffins at Nip + Man have created a formula including moisture-boosting black quinoa awakening caffeine.
Turbo Face Wash is described as “the ultimate quick fix for tired skin”, and as someone who occasionally burns the candle at both ends I found it a must-have part of my skincare routine.  
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