Chris’ Angels: Getting Ready for Date Night

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Chris' Angels are back and they're testing out three date night preparation products to see how effective they are at helping you get ready for your big Valentine's Day plans this weekend.

Skin Republic face mask

Skin Republic Collagen Infusion Face Mask, $8

Claim: Rejuvenate your skin's elasticity and tone with this mask containing moisture-boosting Collagen, Elastin and Vitamin E. It will smoothe the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving your skin will look firmer and younger. 

Verdict: My skin did feel firmer and brighter but to me it's just like any other mask on the market. I didn't see a big change in my skin; the wrinkles are still there. But if you want something to brighten your skin quick, this could work! Taylor Kaye

Uutensil Stirr Automatic Pan Stirrer, $30

Claim: Ever fancied another pair of hands in the kitchen? Stirr takes the effort out of cooking. At the push of a button, this tool rotates by itself and travels around your pan to perfectly stir sauces, soups, porridge, gravy, leaving you free to get on with something else. (Don't worry complaining about slaving over a hot stove is still allowed!)

Claim: "Takes the effort out of cooking?" Hardly. This is such a useless kitchen gadget and not worth the price at all! I made chicken tacos and coq au vin and tried to use the Stirr — it didnt help at all. It stirs way too slowly and gently and I didnt feel confortable leaving it on the stove on a hot pan unattended. A handheld food processor is much more useful. Joanne Alderson

Jimmyjane Afterglow candle

Jimmyjane Afterglow Natural Massage Oil Candle, $29

Claim: You get a multi-use experience with this candle. Light it to enjoy its scent, then when all is melted, drizzle the warm oil on the skin as the perfect start to an unforgettable massage or a hydrating treat after a bath. It's body-safe and paraben-free.

Verdict: I really like the concept of this product. Within about 20 minutes you had more than enough oil to work with. We used it after about 40 minutes of burning. A few things surprised me, in a good way. The oil ended up being the perfect temperature — not too hot, not to cold, just right — and a little oil goes a long way. The oil is definitely designed to massage. Your hands were able to glide without it being too greasy, and you could massage the same area for an extended period of time without re-applying (my husband hurt his back working out, so that was the focus area). It also definitely hydrated the skin. The only thing I didn't like was the smell; it wasn't horrible but it was a welcoming pleasant smell for me. I prefer more vanilla based scents, but that is totally subjective and not a knock on the product. I'd recommend it. Cher Jones

 

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