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Seiko Men’s SKX173 Automatic Dive Watch

Seiko Men’s SKX173 Automatic Dive Watch Review

Dive watches are probably the most popular watches, and they are even worn by people that know nothing about scuba diving. They are popular due to the fact that they come with good looks and can also withstand quite a beating before they give up, if they will. There are very many brands of dive watches on the market and if you are considering getting one for yourself, it would be imperative for you to do a thorough research to find the one that will suit you. When getting the diving watch, you'll have to know the sort of diving that you'll be doing and wether or not the watch is water resistant and to what depth. There are those that just like to splash around in water, and then there are those professional deep sea divers that go into the dark depths of the ocean. Both groups would use different types of watches since the deep-sea divers would probably want a watch that can go as deep as 300 meters, while those that snorkel or splash around could settle for one that goes as deep as 100 meters.

Seiko Men's Black Dial Automatic Divers Watch

The Seiko Men's SKX173 Stainless Steel and Black Polyurethane Automatic Dive Watch ranks as one of the diving watches, and it is the one that we are going to be reviewing in this article. We are going to look at all of it's features as well as the good and bad things about it.

Features

  • Model: SKX173
  • Shape: Oval/Round
  • Model Year: 2011
  • ​Dial Window Material: Hardlex
  • ​Display Type: Analog
  • ​Dial Color: Black
  • ​Bezel Material: Stainless Steel
  • Bezel Function: Unidirectional
  • ​Clasp Style: Buckle
  • ​Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • ​Case Diameter: 41mm
  • Case Thickness: 14mm
  • ​Band Width: 22mm
  • ​Band Material: Polyurethane
  • ​Band Color: Black
  • ​Features: Calendar—Day of the Week (English and Spanish)
  • Features: Luminous dial hands
  • Water Resistance Depth: 660 feet (200 meters)

The Seiko Men's SKX173 Stainless Steel and Black Polyurethane Automatic Dive Watch that is manufactured by Seiko comes with a 41 mm diameter. The watch boasts a face and design that is attractive and modern, made for the modern man or women scuba divers. The watch comes with a stainless-steel casing and bezel, meaning that it will not corrode making the durability of the watch top notch.. The hands of the watch are luminous and this is a very big advantage. When you are in the upper parts of a water body and your watch has exposure to sunlight you are able to read your watch easily. However, as you dive deeper and deeper into the ocean, the light is absorbed and it gets dark, making it impossible to read the watch. The luminous hands absorb light makes it easy to read when you are in the depths of the dark sea, making it the perfect divers watch. It is very important for one to be able to read the watch while down there because the watch is what will make you know for how long you have been down there and if you are running out of oxygen and if you need to go back up to the surface to get more. In other words, your life depends on the watch when you are scuba diving at the bottom of the sea.

The Seiko Men's SKX173 Stainless Steel and Black Polyurethane Automatic Dive Watch is blessed with 21 jewels. One of the best things about this watch is that it does not require a battery. It is a self-winding watch that comes with a scratch resistant Hardlex crystal. The bezel is unidirectional and helps the diver to keep track of the time spent under the water. The comfortable fitting strap is made of polyurethane that is pressure vented. This is a durable strap that can last very long.

Battery/ Power Source

The beauty of this Seiko watch is its source of power. It is a winding watch that generally relies on motion. As long as there is motion, the analogue watch will have power. When fully wound, the watch can go for a couple of days before it runs out of power.

Functionality

When it comes to functionality, this analog divers watch is a gem. It is highly functional but casual and it can be worn for virtually any function. It does not matter whether you are going to the gym, office, or going diving for depths up to 200 meters. The band is synthetic, making it the perfect out door watch. It repels sweat and it is not easy for someone to steal if off your hand. Aside from that, it is waterproof and you would not have to worry about the rain getting it wet. This is a watch that will not let you down no matter the sort of activity that you're doing. To top it off, the Seiko watch comes with an attractive look right from the stainless-steel case to the black and white color scheme. You could strut it as a dress piece and watch people noticing it.

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Pros
  • This watch is perfect for anyone that is active. Whether you are doing some form of sport, near or in water, the watch will come through for you. It comes with waterresistance for a depth of up to 660 feet (200 meters) which is more than sufficient for most people.
  • The watch has an attractive look form the materials to the colors. Anyone would be proud to wear it as dress wear. It can even look more premium if the strap is changed to leather, making it the perfect office wear.
  • The watch is rugged and durable without compromising its design.
  • The hands are luminous so that one can see the watch even in the darkness.
  • You never have to worry about your batteries running out of charge because all you have to do is wind the watch and it is good to go.
  • It keeps track of the day and date in one of the windows.

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Cons
  • The only bad experience with the watch for some users is the winding. For some it has lagged behind by a few minutes and they had to get it fixed.

Conclusion

The Seiko Men's SKX173 Stainless Steel and Black Polyurethane Automatic Dive Watch is worth every penny. This is a watch that can be used for all occasions and will last for long. It does not matter if you're an architect or a diver, the watch will work perfectly. There are a number of bad reviews by some users, but 90% of the reviews are positive. People will always find something to complain about but according to me, this is a must buy for any diver.





Citizen BJ7000-52E Eco-Drive Watch

Citizen BJ7000-52E Eco-Drive Watch Review

Time is a very important factor in our lives. We use it for various purposes and even use it to measure various things. In order to keep track of time, it is important for us to have watches. There are many different types of watches out there, for different purposes. Some of the examples include exercise watches, dive watches, fashion, designer, mechanical, and many more. These are all watches that are designed with features to assist the users in some functions related to their use. In this article, we are going to be reviewing a diver watch. Research on watches that could be used by divers began as early as the 17th century and by the 19th century, they were being produced for explorers and adventurers. In the 1930’s, dive watches began being produced for commercial purposes in Switzerland. Many of the diver watches back then were made to military expectations and were used before and after the world war.

Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Promaster Nighthawk Dual Time Watch with Date, BJ7000-52E

Dive watches are made with a unidirectional bezel that divers can use to show them how long they have been in the water and if they need to get out for a change in oxygen tanks. Being that they will be used under the water, the time pieces usually have a huge display. The display also comes with a lit or luminous features so that it can be read in the dark abyss of the water. When in a water body, the upper part usually has light and the watches are easily readable. However, the deeper that you venture into the water, the darker it gets, and the harder it gets to read the watches. It is very important for one to be able to read the watch because their life practically depends on it while in the air. Oxygen could run out when you are hundreds of feet in the water, and it could turn tragic. Despite the fact that professional divers nowadays employ the use of wrist worn computer devices to monitor the time and depth in the water, watches always come as a good backup.

In this article, we are going to be looking at the Citizen Men's BJ7000-52E Nighthawk Stainless Steel Eco-Drive Watch. A serious timepiece for the serious watch collector, the Citizen BJ7000-52E stainless steel men's watch offers powerful timekeeping functions for your favorite aeronaut. The large round watch case measures approximately 43mm in diameter. It has a thin silver bezel the houses a black dial with a pilot's inner rotating slide rule bezel, which is operated by the secondary crown at 8 o'clock. It has large luminous hands and markers for readability and low-light visibility and dual time (GMT) capability. The triple link bracelet band is composed of brushed silver stainless steel pieces, and it's joined by a push-button folding safety clasp. Other features include a water resistance to 660 feet (200 meters), low-charge indicator window, power saver function, and a scratch-resistant, non-reflective mineral crystal.

When you first take a look at the face, it looks very complicated but the hands are bold and you quickly adjust to it. It also comes with a flight reader that can confuse many people that are not pilots or navigators. The overall look of the dive watch is very appealing and it can be worn by people that are not necessarily divers, pilots or navigators. The band is made of stainless steel that will not rust on you any time soon. It is also long enough to wear over large wrists or a dive suit. A crown on the watch controls the movement of the bezel, which is smooth when you adjust. You can use the slide rule for division, multiplication, unit conversion, and rate/time/distance calculations.

There is also a GMT face on the left side (from 6 to 12) with white & red numbers. There is a separate, double-ended hand with a red-tipped and white-tipped indicator. Out of the box it shows the 24-hour time (white for 00-12 and red for 13 - 24). You can set this to a different hour to have a true GMT indicator.

The light on the watch is nice and bright - a blue color which is different from the traditional green shade. You can read the watch in the dark because the hands are luminous, which I especially good for those that go into the deep sea. Under the water, the deeper that you go, the darker it gets, and the more that you need a watch you can read in the dark.

Features

  • Imported
  • Stainless steel watch featuring date window at three o’clock position, dual-time display, and pilot's slide rule inner chapter ring operated by crown at 8 o'clock position
  • ​42 millimeters’ stainless steel case with mineral dial window
  • Japanese quartz movement with analog display
  • Also features low-charge warning, luminous hands/markers, and Silver-tone band with foldover push-button clasp
  • Water resistant to 200 m (660 ft): In general, suitable for professional marine activity and serious surface water sports, but not scuba diving
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Pros
  • Looks fantastic in person
  • Large enough bracelet for good-sized wrist
  • Screw-down crowns for time/date & day
  • 200M WR rating
  • Solid links on bracelet (for all but end links)
  • Good luminous on numbers & hands – and it lasts a long time (not to mention the cool blue color)
  • Eco-drive should last 10+ years (Citizen say they have examples w/ 20+ years on them now)

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Cons
  • The date is a little too small for some users and could have been made a little larger to make it easier to read
  • Folded links at the ends (not solid)
  • The second hand or GMT hand(s)n are not luminous
  • The screen is made of mineral crystal, which scratches easier than sapphire
  • No radio to sync automatically to atomic clock

Conclusion

If you are looking for a watch that is more than just a dive watch, this is the watch for you. It comes complete with a flight reader that can be used by pilots and navigators. Made of stainless steel casing and straps, this watch can take quite a beating. You have to be careful with the glass, though, because mineral glass is not as strong and scratch resistant as sapphire.

Casio GWF1000-1 Dive Watch

Casio GWF1000-1 Dive Watch Review

If you are looking for a good dive watch, you might want to consider the Casio G-Shock GWF1000-1. As a diver, it is important for you to have a watch that will work for you when you are in the water and below are some of the things that you would want to look at in a watch. Good dive watches, in many cases can be used for other purposes other than their intended purpose. It is not uncommon to find the CEO of a company walking around with a designer dive watch and yet they know nothing about diving. As the name states, dive watches are used for scuba or deep sea diving. As it is, dive watches are probably the sturdiest watches that there are on the market. They are water resistant and can also take quite a beating before you have to get a new one. The Casio G-Shock Frogman Digital Dial Black Resin Solar Quartz Men’s Watch GWF1000-1is one such watch. Take a look at some of the features that you should look at when choosing a good dive watch in relation to the Casio Frogman, below:

Casio Men's GWF1000 Frogman

Depth

It is very important for you to get a watch that can go as deep as you love diving. This Casio Frogman watch can go up to 200 meters under water, which is adequate for the regular divers. There are other brands of watches that can go even deeper but this one will work perfectly for the regular diver. Remember, if you're after splashing around in the pool, snorkeling or playing on water slides, a dive watch with a depth limit of 100 meters will work for you. However, if you are into actual deep sea diving, you would want to go for one that is at least 300 meters. When buying a watch, check out the reviews of other user experiences and it is also best to go for watches with depth limits that are greater than what you swim.

Visible Display

When you are near the surface of the water, there is plenty of light and it is easy for you to read your watch. However, the deeper that you go under the water, the darker it gets and the harder it gets to see the display of your watch. You would therefore want to get a watch that has lighting or one that has luminous hands that can reflect light. One other tip for the display of a watch is to go for a watch that is simple without too many complications on the dial. You don’t want to go crazy with panic when you're under the water and you're not sure if you read the right display. The Casio Frogman Digital dive watch comes with a digital display that is well lit by a background light when it is dark under the water.

Case Material

It is very important to get a dive watch with case material that is water resistant, does not corrode or rust and is easy to wear over the dive material. The bottom of the casing should be sealed or screwed in and not the pop out casings. This is because the pop out casings tend to leak faster and cannot sustain too much pressure. There should be no cracks or openings on the case. The watch could have high ratings, but remember that every now and then you also run into a bad egg. Check the casing of the watch thoroughly before you purchase it or return it if you purchased it online and it comes with cracks or openings. Remember, your life will depend on the watch when you're under water, and that is something that you should never compromise. The most common materials that are used are stainless steel, titanium, silicone and rubber. In the case of this Casio Frogman Digital, the bands are made of rubber while the display has hardened mineral glass that can resist water up to 200 meters deep. Other types of watches have sapphire as their watch crystal material, which is more scratch resistant than the hardened mineral glass. The case of the Casio Frogman is made of stainless steel that is just fine for water.

Unidirectional Bezel

This is one of the most outstanding features of a dive watch. The best dive bezels rotate counter clockwise, making it easy for the diver to set and see how long they have been under the water. This is handy because it can let the diver know when their air is about to run out amongst other things. The Casio Frogman is digital and easy to set your timing to show you how long you have been under the water. It comes with a ISO 200M WR Dive Timer.

Know the Watch

Once you have purchased the watch, it is very important for you to get to know it. Practice using the watch. The good thing with the Casio Frogman is that it is a very easy to use digital watch that you'll quickly adapt to.

Features of the Casio G-Shock Frogman Digital Dial Black Resin Solar Quartz Mens Watch GWF1000-1

  • Tough Solar Power
  • Multi-Band 6 Atomic Timekeeping
  • ​Tide & Moon Data
  • ​ISO 200M WR Dive Timer
  • ​Stainless Steel Case & Bezel
  • ​Multi-Band Atomic Timekeeping (US, UK, Germany, Japan, China) Receives time calibration radio signals which keep the displayed time accurate Auto receive function up to 6 times per day (up to 5 times per day for China) Manual receive function Signal: US WWVB, UK MSF, Germany DCF77, Japan JJY40/JJY60, China BPC Frequency: US 60kHz, UK 60kHz, Germany 77.5kHz, Japan 40/60kHz, China BPC 68.5kHz
  • ​Tough Solar Power
  • Shock Resistant
  • ​ISO 200M Water Resistant
  • ​Full Auto EL Backlight with Afterglow
  • ​World Time 31 times zones (48 cities + UTC), city code display, daylight saving on/off
  • Moon Data (moon age of the specific data, moon phase graph)
  • ​Tide Graph (tide level for specific date and time)
  • ​Dive time and surface interval measurement function Dive time: 1 second increments, up to 23:59'59 Surface interval: 1 minute increments, up to 47:59'59 Memory capacity: One set of data (dive time, dive start time and surface interval)
  • 1/100 second stopwatch Measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99" Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
  • ​Countdown timer Measuring unit: 1 second Input range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
  • 4 Daily alarms and 1 Snooze Alarm
  • ​Hourly time signal
  • Battery power indicator
  • ​Power saving function
  • Button Operation Tone on/off
  • ​Full auto-calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2099)
  • ​12/24 hour formats
  • Accuracy: +/- 15 seconds per month
  • ​Storage battery: Solar rechargeable battery
  • Approx. battery life: 8 months on full charge (without further exposure to light)
  • Module: 3184

Citizen Eco-Drive Men’s Silvertone Dive Watch

Citizen Eco-Drive Men’s Silvertone Dive Watch Review

Dive watches seem to be taking over the world by storm. That is because they can be used for many more things other than diving. This is because of their good looks and hardiness, being that they can take quite a beating before they give in. They also happen to be waterproof and can go under water to depths of 200 meters or more. This means that even the deep-sea divers can use them to whatever levels the watches reach. There are some things to look at when purchasing a dive watch, and we will look into them at some point.

In this article, we are going to review the Citizen Eco-Drive Men's Silvertone and Black World Time A-T Watch. Bold, aggressive, and dimensional, Citizen® introduces its newest timepiece within the World Time A-T family. Featuring atomic timekeeping technology with synchronized time adjustment available in 26 time zones. With black leather strap. perpetual calendar, dual time 12/24-hour time, alarm and power reserve are also added features to this upgraded timepiece.

Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Silvertone

This watch comes with attractive looks from its black straps to the black stainless steel bezel and face. The white color of the numbers contrasts against the black color, giving it a professional look. It does not matter in what time zone you are. With the Citizen Eco-Drive Men's Silvertone and Black World Time A-T Watch you don’t have to worry since it comes equipped with 26 different time zones. It does automatically updates itself depending on the time zone in which you are, although there is also a manual option. One has total control over summer time in each timezone, with the option to use auto settings according to the time signal or manual for areas that don't use summer time or if the time signal is not available. For the manual procedure, you pull out the crown and rotate to move the second hand to a different time zone. Upon pushing the crown back in, the watch adjusts the day/time.

This watch is perfect to use, even in the dark. It does not come equipped with a back light, but it comes with luminous coating on dial scales and hands (minutes and hours) that provide illumination. The luminous coating absorbs light and when you are in dark areas, it illuminates. This is especially important for a dive watch because as you go deeper into the sea, it tends to become darker and therefore harder to read the watch. Not being able to read the watch can prove to be the biggest mistake of your life. This is because a divers life depends on the dive watch when they are in the water. With the watch, you can determine how much oxygen you have left in the tank since you get to time the amount of time you spend in the water.

The watch comes with a solar rechargeable battery and this means that you can get it charged even when there is no power. The watch also comes with a sapphire glass that is scratch resistant. This means that the screen will always be clear as you use it. Now, it is important to note that using the watch for the first time can be a little complicated for some. That is the reason that divers are advised to practice using the watch so that they can get a hang of it before using it. You wouldn’t want to go diving deep only to realize that you don’t know how to control certain features. The watch comes with a manual, although you can also download one online.

Features

  • Imported
  • Foldover closure
  • ​44 millimeters high
  • ​Stainless steel watch with orange contrasts featuring alternating numeral and baguette-shape markers, date window at 3 o'clock, and luminous hands
  • ​43 mm stainless steel case with antireflective-sapphire dial window
  • Japanese quartz movement with analog display
  • ​Also, features radio-controlled world time and stainless steel link bracelet with foldover clasp
  • Water resistant to 200 m (660 ft): In general, suitable for professional marine activity and serious surface water sports, but not scuba diving.
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Pros
  • Solar powered rechargeable battery with terrific charge up to 180 days in darkness
  • Sapphire glass which makes it scratch resistant and durable
  • Water resistant up to 660 feet (100 meters), you can dive with it!
  • Automatically synchs with atomic clock
  • Dual time zones, easily interchangeable
  • Daylight saving time settings on both time zones
  • Alarms on both time zones
  • Perpetual calendar
  • Lightweight for its size
  • Stainless steel casing to make it durable

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Cons
  • It can be big for most wrists compared to normal watches
  • For automatic synch, the watch needs to be near a window as some claim
  • For some the synch only worked at night although that was probably because of the radio signal. Not all places have radio signals.
  • It could be complicated to set up and fully operate for some people

Conclusion

If you are looking for a dive watch, you might want to consider the Citizen Eco-Drive Men's Silvertone and Black World Time A-T Watch. This is a watch that is perfect not only for divers, but also for people that love travelling. That is because of the 26 time zone feature that updates itself automatically or manually. For the divers, you would have a nice time going as deep as 660 feet (200 meters) below the water level. This watch can take quite a beating and still come out without even a scratch on the sapphire glass. The stainless-steel casing ensures that you

Best Tanning Bed Lotions

Best Tanning Bed Lotions of 2019

There are many people that are after getting the best tanning bed lotions. This is because almost everyone is after getting a nice tan for their skins, whether it is outdoor or indoor. These tanning bed lotions also act as skin moisturizers, keeping your skin healthy. There are many tanning products out there in the market and it is up to the user to decide the one that works best for them. When looking for the best tanning bed lotions, it is important for you to do a thorough research so that you get the best one that works for you. You can do this by either visiting a dermatologist or properly trained person to advise you, or simply going online. The internet is filled with information and as you go through the various products, you should make a point of going through the user reviews to find out the experiences they had with the products. Peoples skins react differently to different products, and so what might work for someone, might not necessarily wok for you. This all depends on the ingredients that are in the tanning bed lotions.

Remember, the skin is very sensitive and there are some products that could even cause you to have skin cancer. It is therefore very important for you to get the best tanning bed lotions that will not put you at risk. The tanning lotions come in various types, and we are going to discuss them below so that you have an idea about what you're using. Some of the lotions mentioned below need to be combined with others in order to get the desired tan effect on your skin, while others work perfectly alone. They all work differently depending on the type of skin that one has, and also depending on the sensitivity of the skin. For each type of skin, there is a product that will work, and it is up to you as the user to research and determine what will work best for you.

1. Accelerators:

These are lotions that work very well for people that are new to tanning. They are also perfect for people with naturally fair skin and don’t already have a base tan. They come with a considerable amount of moisturizer and are best applied at least an hour before tanning. This is so that the moisture can be absorbed into the skin.

2. Bronzers

Bronzers are probably the most popular tanning bed lotions in the market, and they contain sunless tanners. They give the skin a fake tan as your skin is still getting the natural tan. These sunless tanners come in two types, regular, which comes with an immediate tan, and delayed, in which the tan is gradual. It is important for you to clean your hands after using the tan to avoid them getting an orange look. One of the advantages of the bronzer is that it does not streak as it wears off the body and it is therefore not necessary to exfoliate before applying it.

3. Maximizer

This is best used by those that already have a base tan but would like to darken their tan further. Maximizers have very little moisture content and are to be applied just before tanning.

4. Tingles

Tingles are supposed to be used by advanced tanners and they stimulate the skin, bringing about an increase in blood circulation. This increases the production of melanin and can cause redness. This lotion is not the best for people with sensitive skin and can cause burns or welts. Despite that, tingles are very effective and especially when they are mixed with bronzers. Tingles come with a heat and burning sensation.

5. Body Blush

This are the same as tingles but they don’t come with the heat and burning sensations.

6. Facial Tanners

The skin on the face is much thinner than the rest of the body and so burns much easier. Facial tanners are made to be used on the face, and it should be used with SPF so that the tan of the face matches with that of the rest of the body. If you choose not to use SPF, you might end up with a white face while the rest of your body has a tan. You could use makeup to cover up, but makeup easily washes off even as you sweat.

7.  After-Tan Moisturizers

This comes as an addition to the tanning lotions and it is important to choose one that does not have mineral oil. It should be applied shortly after leaving the tanning bed.

Below we are going to review some of the best tanning bed lotions on the market today. They are all available for sale on amazon.

Millenium Tanning New Solid Black Bronzer Tanning Bed Lotion, 100x, 13.5-Ounce

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100X Ultra Advanced Silicone Bronzer Auto-Darkening Tan Technology. Luxury meets Technology in Solid BlackTM. This advanced dark tanning lotion will surpass all others! Blended with extreme bronzers and ultra-moisturizers to drive your tan into darkness immediately. 

About the Product

  • Ultra Advanced 100X Silicone Bronzer ;
  • Auto-Darkening Tan Technology ;
  • ​Product Action: Tan Enhancer, Silicone Bronzer ;
  • ​Fragrance: Orchid Blush ;
  • Size: 13.5 oz. fl. (400mL) Bottle

Ingredients

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Propylene Glycol, Panthenol, Dihydroxyacetone, Cetyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyacrylamide, Tyrosine, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Seed Oil, Carya Illinoensis (Pecan) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Glycerin, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Acetyl Tyrosine, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract, Potassium Caproyl Tyrosine, Sorbitol, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Ubiquinone, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Arginine Hcl, Ornithine Hcl, Silica, Acetyl Hexapeptide-1, Melanin, Methylsilanol Acetyltyrosine, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Adenosin Triphosphate, Riboflavin, Tocopherol, Calcium Ascorbate, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Coleus Forskohlii Root Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Caffeine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Betula Alba Bark Extract, Soy Amino Acids, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Ascorbic Acid Polypeptide, Laureth-7, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Fragrance, Blue 1(CI 42090), Green 5 (CI 61570), Red 40 (CI 16035), Yellow 5 (CI 19140)

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Pros
  • It is very cheap and effective
  • The tan comes really fast

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Cons
  • Some claim it has too much color
  • Some do not like the scent


Millenium Tanning New Paint It Black Auto-darkening Dark Tanning Lotion, 50X, 13.5 Ounce

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NEW Unique Auto-Darkening Tan Technology delivers extreme dark bronze tanning results through its super luxurious silicone emulsion blend. Experience stunning dark tan color and ultra-moisturization that lasts all day. Accelerating, Bronzing, Skin Firming, Silicone Emulsion Fragrance: Fresh and Clean Cotton Blossom. Suitable for all ages as this product does not contain a tingle! It is recommended to get a slight tan before using this product. The Paint it Black is very concentrated and should not be used with a bronzer or it could create an orange look.  You can read the full review here.

About the Product

  • 50X Auto Darkening Tan Technology delivers extreme dark bronze tanning results
  • Bullet Point 2
  • ​Extreme Silicone Emulsion Blend leaves your skin silky soft and smooth
  • ​Experience stunning dark tan color and ultra-moisturization that lasts all day!
  • ​Product Action: Accelerating, Bronzing, Skin Firming, Silicone Emulsion
  • Fresh and Clean Cotton Blossom Fragrance

Ingredients

Aqueous Infusions of Caramel Extract and Green Tea Extract (Water, Caramel, Camellia Oleifera), Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polyacrylamide, Isoparaffin, Laureth 7, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Potassium Caproyl Tyrosine (Tyrostan), Arginine HCL, Omithine HCL , Tyrosine, Silica (Phototan), Auto-DarkeningTM [Acetyl Hexapeptide-1, Melanin, Acetyl Tyrosine, Methylsilanol Acetyltyrosine, Adenosine Triphosphate, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract, Dihydroxyacetone, Erythrulose, Juglans Nigra (Black Walnut) Leaf Extract, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Saccharomyces Ferment Lysate Filtrate (Biodynes O3), Cyclomethicone, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract], Caffeine, Calcium Ascorbate (Ester-C), Camellia Sinensis (Black Tea) Leaf Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Betula Alba (White Birch) Bark Extract, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Aleurites moluccana (Kukui Nut), Oil, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Pulp Oil, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, D-Chiro-inositol (Tanositol), Perfluorodecalin, Soy Amino Acids, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Ascorbic Acid Polypeptide, Retinyl Palmitate Polypeptide, Tocopherol Nicotinate, Coelus Forskohlii Extract, Yeast extract, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparab

Directions

Indoor or outdoor tanning

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Pros
  • It protects you from burning and leaves a nice glow
  • Has a pleasant scent
  • Can be used for both indoor and outdoor tanning
  • Works well with sensitive skin
  • The silicones in the bottle are one of the best on the market thus far. Its ridiculously moisturizing and wonderful feeling for like hours after tanning

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Cons
  • It takes some time to tan

Ed Hardy Coconut Kisses Golden Tanning Lotion, 13.5 oz

Best Tanning Bed Lotions

Product Description

Sit back, relax, and let your skin escape to the tropics. Coconut kisses' lavish hydration will drench your skin in coconut milk & coconut oil for an extreme softening and skin hydrating effect, while the intoxicating fragrance will make you dream of a day in paradise Tanning intensifiers deliver dark golden results without the use of bronzing agents., quad tyrosine blend + melanobronze - stimulate and increase melanin formation to accelerate the tanning process, melactiva - melanin synthesizer for darker, longer lasting results, nouritan - stimulates tyrosine activity and promotes an even and long lastingtan,Bodyfit - reduces the appearance of cellulite and promotes firmness, tattoo & color fade protector - prolongs the life and radiance of your tattoos and tanning results, coconut oil, coconut milk & cocoa butter - provide intense, deep skin hydration.

  • Golden tanning lotion with coconut milk and coconut oil
  • Tanning intensifiers deliver dark golden results without the use of bronzing agents
  • Quad tyrosine blend + melanobronze - stimulate and increase melanin formation to accelerate the tanning process
  • Melactiva-melanin synthesizer for darker, longer lasting results
  • Body fit-reduces the appearance of cellulite and promotes firmness

Ingredients

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Propanediol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Panthenol, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyacrylamide, Parfum, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Vitex Agnus Castus Extract, Tyrosine, Oleoyl Tyrosine, Acetyl Tyrosine, Potassium Caproyl Tyrosine, Maltodextin, Mucuna Pruriens Seed Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopherol, Ascorbic Acid, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Oleic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Adenosine Triphosphate, Glycerin, Coco-Glucoside.

Directions

Apply liberally prior to tanning. Discontinue use if irritation occurs.

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Pros
  • A good coconut vanilla scent
  • It is not sticky or oily
  • The lotion absorbs quickly into the skin
  • Contains no DHA (turns you orange)
  • Contains no Erythrulose (turns you yellow)
  • Contains Cyclopentasiloxane (one of the few good silicones)
  • Contains both Cyclopentasiloxane & Dimethicone (works well as a pair for tanning)
  • Not a girly fragrance, which is an encouragement for men

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Cons
  • Contains Propylene Glycol (why not a safer preservative?)

Australian Gold, CHEEKY BROWN Accelerator Dark Natural Bronzers, Tanning Bed Lotion 8.5 oz

Best Tanning Bed Lotions

Product Description

Dark Tanning Accelerator Plus Bronzer. Get dark fast with Cheeky Brown advanced formula with natural bronzers. The No. 1 dark tanning lotion now with Bronzer! Native Australian oils, Vitamins A and E create a skin-hydrating formula for a maximum tanning experience. For indoor and outdoor, use Cheeky Brown™. Cheeky Brown™ is a dark tanning accelerator plus bronzer. Fragrance: Cocoadreams 8.5 oz. it is recommended for use for a base tan and it works swiftly. You can read a full review here.

  • The No. 1 dark tanning lotion Now with Bronzer!
  • Native Australian oils, Vitamins A and E create a skin-hydrating formula for a maximum tanning experience.
  • For Indoor and Outdoor Use
  • Fragrance: Cocoadreams 8.5 oz
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Pros
  • It has a great scent
  • It absorbs quickly into the skin
  • It doesn’t sweat off
  • Great size bottle, fits in any bag
  • Amazing price

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Cons
  • Bronzer can leave marks if you’re not careful

Australian Gold Jwoww Black Bronzer Dark Tanning Lotion, 13.5 Ounce

Best Tanning Bed Lotions

Product Description

Jwoww black bronzer will have you turning heads and breaking hearts with your dark sexy color. This extreme dark bronzing blend of black currant and kukui oil offers the hottest dark color possible, while vitamins and hemp seed extract deliver superior hydration to leave your skin feeling undeniably soft and sexy.

  • Black Bronzer: Carmel, Monoi de Tahiti, Walnut Shell extract and Dark Natural bronzers work together for sexy, dark color
  • Hemp Seed and Black Currant Oil: Superior moisturizers to prepare skin for darkest color possible
  • ​Sexy Skin Blend: Combination of vitamins, sunflower oil, and Kukui Nut Oil soften and smooth skin

Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Cetyl Alcohol, Ribes Nigrum (Black currant) Seed Oil, Juglans Nigra (Black walnut) Leaf Extract, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Acetyl Tyrosihe, melanin, Erythrulose, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Betula Alba Bark Extract, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Adenosine Triphosphate, Riboflavin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Retinyl Palmitate, Carbomer, Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Isopropyl Lanolate, Cetyl Acetate, PPG-20 Methyl Glucose Ether Distearate, Acetylated Landolin Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Caramel, Red 40 (CI 16035), Green 5 (CI 61570)

Directions

Apply liberally prior to indoor tanning. Wash hands after applying lotion.

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Pros
  • It has a pleasant smell
  • It applies easily
  • Amazing price

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Cons
  • Constant complaints of clients receiving expired lotions

Australian Gold Sinfully Black 15x Deep Dark Bronzing Tanning Lotion, 8.5 Ounce

Best Tanning Bed Lotions

Product Description

15x deep dark bronzing power: caramel, monoi de tahiti, walnut shell extract, and other bronzers work together to get you the deepest darkest color. Hemp seed oil: one of nature's best natural moisturizers. Sinful skin softeners: combination of vitamins, sunflower oil, and kukui nut oil soften and smooth skin. Fragrance: temptuous berry.

  • Bronzer
  • Moisturizer
  • Temptuous berry fragrance
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Pros
  • Great results for a great price
  • Pleasant scent
  • Sinfully black for a decent tan
  • Tans quickly

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Cons
  • It can stain fabrics like towels if they come in contact

Black & Tan 75x Indoor Tanning Bed Bronzer 13.5OZ

Best Tanning Bed Lotions

Product Description

Auto-darkening tan technology delivers extreme bronze tanning results through its luxurious silicone emulsion and now energizing warming beads. Achieve dark color like never before and ultra-moisturization that lasts all day.

  • Tantalizing silicone bronzer with warming energy beads
  • 75x bronzing for fast results
  • ​Auto-darkening tan technology
  • New 13.5 ounce bottle
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Pros
  • Amazing price
  • Highly effective
  • Works instantly
  • Keeps skin moisture
  • It’s not oily and can be worn the whole day without feeling greasy

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Cons
  • One user claims that it irritated her skin by causing itchiness

3 Best Leather Sewing Machines

3 Best Leather Sewing Machines – Reviews and Buying Guide 2019

Leather products are among the most durable fashion trends of all time. Whether you are thinking about shoes, belts, jackets, hats, pants, purses, upholstered furniture or any other accessories, you are always sure to make a fashion statement when you use them. This is the reason why you need to know about a leather sewing machine. Before these items get to the stores, the manufacturers use specialized machines to ensure that they create the best quality. Similarly, if they need repairs, you will have to get a good machine to fix them. These machines can be found easily from any store regardless of where you live.

Whether you want to create a straight stitch or a reverse stitch, you should start by getting the right sewing machine for leather. If you have some time, just visit any of the stores near you and find out what they have in stock. You can also log onto an online store and browse through the categories of machines that they offer. At this point, you will find out that there are lots of brands, models, sizes, and other characteristics to choose from. Knowing what is right for you is what will help you to get the best ones.

It also is important to note that the trends in this industry keep changing. This is the reason why the latest machines may have features that cannot be found in conventional ones. You also may find that there are machines that are only designed to create specific type of leather products. However, you do not have to worry too much about this because regardless of your needs, one thing that is for sure is that you will find a machine that works perfectly for you and which fits your budget.

Comparison chart

The chart below summarizes the features of these leather sewing machines, their cons, and pros based on user experiences.

Sewing machineProsConsPrice
SINGER 4411 Heavy Duty Extra-High Leather Sewing Machine-It can sew every type of leather-High sewing speed-Has a heavy duty metal frameSome users say that they find it difficult to perfect the stitches during their first time of use.$$$
SINGER 4411 Heavy Duty Extra-High Leather Sewing Machine-An easy loading process-Ensures skip-free sewing-1100 stitches per minute sewing speedUnless you have been using sewing machines for long, you may not keep up with the high speed.$$$
Janome HD3000 Leather Sewing Machine-An easy stitch selection process-Adjustable presser foot pressure-Comes with a variety of componentsYou may require someone to help you with the settings and mounting.$$$

What is a leather sewing machine?

As the name suggests, this is a machine that is used to make leather products. After cutting leather into the right pieces, it is important to find a machine that joins them together to come up with the right product. These machines perform a variety of tasks. Most significantly, they are supposed to make holes in the leather fabric and stick the threats through them so as to join various pieces. In order to achieve this, they use various parts.

The needle is one of the most significant parts of any sewing machine for leather. It is supposed to be string because leather is a tough fabric. This is to help you avoid having to replace the needle all the time. These machines also vary in the way they work. For example, there are those that are run by electricity while others are manually operated. When making a choice, you should consider the working lode that is right for you. For instance, those who choose hand-held machines do so because they want a light machine that they can use to make products fast and easily. Some of the products used to make these include caps and belts.

What to look for when buying a leather sewing machine

You should look at the sewing speed of every machine before choosing one. This is more important for people who want to work on large products. If you have an order of more than one thousand pieces of leather jackets, a slow machine will not be helpful to you. The best thing is that there are machines that come with regulators. You can use a speed reducer on a leather project that does not require a high speed. When you want to work fast, all you need to do is to set the speed to the highest level.

In addition to the speed, you should look at the operation mode of the machine. There are users who prefer using a foot machine while others prefer those that are hand-held. You should look at the materials used to make the machines too. Right from the leather needle to the needle plate and every other part, you need to ensure that it can withstand the conditions under which you will be using it. If you are going to use this for big leather projects, you should consider buying a heavy-duty machine because it is known to last long.

When you go to any store to buy a leather sewing machine, you will notice that they are made from various materials. Some are even made from plastic while others are made of steel. You should pick materials that are strong enough to work on your fabrics. Asking the supplier for a demo will help you to understand exactly what to expect once you start using these machines. You also will find out that they come in different quality standards at different prices. You should insist on getting a better quality machine at an affordable price based on what your chosen supplier can offer.

For those who want to use a sewing machine for leather for commercial purposes, it is important to look at some of the features. Your customers will come with unique request and therefore, you will have to ensure that the machines help you to meet their expectations. You will be surprised by some of the designs that you will be requested to create. In such a situation, your only hope is in getting a machine that makes it easy to make these designs. For example, an industrial sewing machine may have an automatic needle threader so as to make your work more bearable.

Best tips for sewing leather

Doing all fitting beforehand is one of the most important things when sewing leather. Unlike other materials, there are no makeovers when it comes to a leather project. This is because every stitch that you make leaves a hole in the fabric. If you mess with your stitching, you spoil the leather and you probably will have to look for another one to work with. Considering that these materials cost more than ordinary fabric, you only will be making your project more expensive than it should be.

Whether you are using real or faux leather, pins are always bound to leave permanent holes. This is the reason why you should restrict them only on the seams. For the other parts, consider using better options such as regular paper clips and binder clips. In fact, if you do not have anything to use, you can improvise by using the ordinary hair clip. You may also want to purchase specialized clips that are sold at fabric stores. These are more useful when you are working on special projects such as making clothes for a fashion presentation where no flaws are tolerated.

Sewing leather also depends on the threads that you use. Even when you are the best artist around and you have the best sewing machines, you can be sure that you will not create the best products if you do not use the right threads. The choice of threads depends on a variety of factors. For example, there are leather products that only require you to use a nylon thread. Others will require stronger threads in order to keep the fabrics together. It also is important to think about the color of threads with regards to the color of your leather products.

Although there are many leather sewing machines that can be found in the stores, you should only buy them after looking at their features and functionality. Here is a look at the three most popular products for 2017.

SINGER 4423 Heavy Duty Extra-High Leather Sewing Machine

Best Leather Sewing Machines

This machine has a heavy duty metal frame that makes it one of the strongest items that you will find in the stores. It sure will last long especially when you are looking to work on leather products for long. The frame is specially fixed to ensure that the other parts are properly guarded. If you have been sewing leather products for long, you understand how frustrating it can be when you do not have a string frame. In addition to that, the frame is an improvement on the other types that came before this machine.

The sewing speed is quite high. This can be attributed to the presence of a stainless steel bedplate to add on various other amazing features. Those who regularly use the machine say that they do not have to struggle too much for them to meet their targets. If you look carefully, you will notice that it is designed to ensure that the leather fabric flows easily through the machine as it gets stitched. With a powerful motor, you can be sure that taking this fabric through the various stages that are required to complete sewing will be quite easy regardless of how heavy the leather.

This is the type of machine that can sew just almost anything that you throw at it. In addition to that, it is versatile and easy to use. It6 is the perfect choice for those who want to make alterations to patterns or start new leather projects from scratch. To help you save more time, the machine comes with an automatic needle threader. For the highly creative artists, bringing your ideas to life will be much easier when you use this machine. With a variety of features to help you improve on your sewing skills, there is no doubt that you will enjoy using this one.

SINGER 4411 Heavy Duty Extra-High Leather Sewing Machine

Best Leather Sewing Machines

If you are moiré worried about the number of stitches that you can make per minute when using a leather sewing machine, you should consider buying this brand. It has been the perfect choice for sewers who are looking for fast results and professional speeds. At 1100 stitches per minute, there is no doubt that you comfortably will meet your target regardless of the demand. It also qualifies as one of the best commercial sewing machines. If you look at the needs of people who want to buy industrial sewing machines, you will notice that sewing speeds are top.

It ensures that you enjoy skip-free sewing sessions thanks to the heavy duty interior metal frame. Anyone who has used such machines knows how easy it can be to spoil everything when the machine cannot remain still. With the skipping patterns, you can easily find yourself losing focus and stitching out of line. It is even more important for beginners because they have yet to understand how to come up with the right results. However, there is nothing to worry about when you choose this brand because while you concentrate on making the best stitches, the machine will be helping you by remaining still.

Loading the machine is easy too. This is because the system comes with a clear cover that ensures you are in control of everything. Although it is specifically designed for the United States and Canada, it can be used just almost anywhere. One thing that might baffle you is that even though the machine comes with lots of features, it still remains one of the easiest to use. Comparing its output capabilities with the others shows that it can greatly boost the productivity of the user. You also will like the fact that it can be used to sew a variety of leather materials and products. Users who get stuck when using this machine can refer to the user manual that comes with it.

Janome HD3000 Leather Sewing Machine

Best Leather Sewing Machines

The biggest selling point of this leather sewing machine is that it makes it easy for you to select stitches. For stitch selection, all that you need to do is to press the stitch selection dial. You can also take a look at all the inbuilt stitches before choosing one. This ensures that you do not waste a lot of time when choosing stitches. For designs that require you to shift between various types of stitches, you do not have to worry about the tedious processes that you would have gone through with conventional machines. As a result, the entire sewing process is made much easier even for beginners.

The adjustable presser foot pressure makes it even better. This helps you to work on a variety of leather thicknesses by relying on the foot pressure. There are products that may require you to shift between leather thicknesses. In fact, you will notice that it is one of the most common trends when it comes to creating unique patterns. However, unlike traditional; sewing machines that would require you to change a lot of things, this one does so in a flash. You therefore can use the same machine to work on any type of leather without having to worry about the thickness.

When you purchase this machine, you will get a whole package of supporting parts to make your work more enjoyable. You should find an additional spool spin, spool holder, lint brush, small screwdriver, and a pack of needles. In addition to that, you get a Bobbin, an automatic buttonhole, a seam ripper and a warranty. The instructional manual that comes with the machine is to help you master how to use it and how to fix any problems that you may encounter when using it. It sure is an all-inclusive solution for leather enthusiasts.

Conclusion

Clearly, finding the perfect leather sewing machine should not be a difficult task now. Consider the items that you want to sew and how you will be doing it. Once you know what you really want, choosing a machine will be as easy as walking into a store and placing an order.