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9 Hot beauty gadgets

Aly Walansky is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City. She lives with her two Shorkie-Tzus, Scarlette and Max, and a display of pink polka-dot-themed home decor -- not to mention a selection of flavored vodka. Check out he...

Gaga for gadgets

We all have an arsenal of beauty weaponry: cosmetics, tools, applicators, brushes, and whatever else gets the job done and keeps us as healthy and beautiful as possible. However, beauty has gone high-tech and many of us have added a fair amount of gadgetry to our weapon supply. Check out some of our favorites!

Smile Pretty

Our smile can make or break us, and the using the right toothbrush is a big player in the game. Our dentist swears by the Philips Sonicare Flexcare Plus Toothbrush and now so do we. It helps keep our gums healthier while keeping our teeth clean and plaque-free. Our favorite part: It has a UV Brush Head Sanitizer that kills up to 99 percent of bacteria and viruses plus patented sonic technology for dynamic cleaning action. That's sci-fi clean at its very best.

Philips Sonicare FlexCare Plus, Rechargeable Toothbrush, $130.00 at Amazon.com

Philips Sonicare FlexCare Plus

Wax On, Wax Off

Our men probably have little idea how much we go through to stay smooth and hairless. Aside from the pain, it gets expensive. We love our new no!no! hair removal system. It's completely painless -- and we say this as the biggest wusses this century -- and there's no chance of ingrown hairs or razor bumps. no!no! is a treatment process for hair reduction and not a miracle cure for unwanted hair. But over time, you will see decreasing hair growth, and in many cases, complete hair removal. Hey, one less headache!

no!no! Hair Removal System, $99.00, Sephora.com

no!no! Hair Removal System

Clear Your Skin

It's all too easy to forget to cleanse properly, and our skin will suffer the consequences. A little help goes a long way, and the Clarisonic Mia is awesome. It's a handy to-go version of the original, groundbreaking Clarisonic brush that uses sonic technology to move a soft, gentle brush back and forth at more than 300 times per second, thoroughly clearing pores and skin surface. This removes makeup six times better than traditional methods and while doing so clears pores and reduces the appearance of pore size.

Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing System, $149.00, Sephora.com

 Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing System

Beam the Years Away

Who doesn't want to have younger and clearer skin? The Tanda Skincare System just came onto our radar and is now happily residing in our vanity. It's a handheld gadget that can control acne as it boosts collagen -- it's not a topical cream or ointment, so you won't have any risk of allergic reaction -- and while it's at it, it will help get rid of those fine lines and wrinkles. Basically, it works via light therapy, beaming the years out of our skin. We love the future!

Tanda Professional Skincare System, $395.00, SkinCareRx.com

Tanda Professional Skincare System

Weigh Your Options

Raise your hand if your New Year's resolution included a plot to lose weight. Most do, and stepping on the scale is a big part of that. The Quantum Scale is really cool. It's a scale that never tells you your weight. Step on the scale for the first time and internally the scale registers your weight and saves it. Every time you step on it thereafter it tells you how many pounds up or down you are from when you first stepped on the scale. By de-emphasizing the what-you-actually-weigh aspect of the equation, it lets you focus on the what-you're-doing-about-it part -- which, girlfriends, is all you should really care about in the first place.

Quantum Scale, $89.00, QuantumScale.com

Quantum Scale

Lush Lashes

Every woman should own a great eyelash curler, and we know nothing sets a curl better than heat. Not only is it safer, heated curls last longer than pressure curls. We love the blinc Heated Lash Curler because it's simple to use and works without clamping or using excessive pressure, meaning it won't damage your lashes. For safety, the heated comb has a special built-in guard that prevents contact with your skin and eyes.

blinc Heated Eyelash Curler, $24.00, Drugstore.com

blinc Heated Eyelash Curler,

Watch the Sun

Literally! UV sensing key ring beads are a simple gadget that can tell you if you're potentially getting aging sun rays on your skin. Limiting our sun exposure is important for keeping us beautiful; we don't want any more age spots or wrinkles than necessary.  he little beads color up in response to sun and can be kept right on your key ring!

UV Detection Ring, $2.50, Otbskincare.com

UV Detection Ring

A Little Girl With a Curl

Curls can be sweet, flirty, a little spicy and are simple to create with the right tools. Tower of Power is a really cool new concept in hot roller styling that uses conical hot rollers instead of traditional hot rollers currently available in the beauty industry. Cone shapes create dimensional curls, curves and or waves that are more organic to head shape.  The days of your mother's curls may be over!

Power Conical Rollers Set, $149.95, InstituteofCourage.com

Have a New 'Friend'?

Ditch it with the Acne Treatment Pen, a handheld device the size of a pen that applies to the skin surface for 15 seconds. With the push of a button, it can reduce the appearance of the symptoms of acne within 24 hours by lowering the PH level of the pore and therefore taking away the bacteria's home! This is a great weapon that you can keep in your purse and may just keep you from picking and creating a new mark or scar.

Acne Treatment Pen, $150, SkinPerfectClinic.com

Tone and Glow

We could all use a little bit of facial rejuvenation, but most of us can't afford to go to a fancy medical spa. NuFACE is sold over the counter with in-office results -- trust us, we've tried both -- and uses micro current technology and gentle electrical stimulation. This can help everything from lines and wrinkles to pores and eczema.

NuFace Microcurrent Facial Toning System, $295.00, QVC.com

NuFace Microcurrent Facial Toning System

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