Review: Mini Marvels Silicone Marvelous Massager

2017 has been another great year in the sex toy world. Demand for innovative creations has increased and a few companies have successfully delivered on that. There has been a lot of interesting releases over the past ten months but there was one particular collection that caught my attention. The collection I’m referring to was made by Cal Exotics and is named Mini Marvels. I haven’t had much experience with Cal Exotics overall but as one of the biggest companies in the industry, I hoped their award- winning Mini Marvels range would be as fantastic as reports claim. So when Peepshow Toys asked me if I’d like to review one, I happily agreed and opted for the Marvelous Massager. It had the most intriguing shape out of the available options and the gorgeous bright orange colouring simply sealed the deal.

The packaging for this collection is outstanding. It’s definitely suitable to give as a gift, whilst being secure enough to keep the toy safe and protected. It almost feels like it’s a shame to have to discard it. A yellow box with a very retro, vintage, pin-up style vibe turned up. It has an animated model on the front along with a viewing window and the product name. The box opens via the magnetic clip on the side to reveal the toy and charging cable behind a sheet of plastic. It lists some basic directions for use on the inside and has a rundown of features on the back. The only negative is the lack of storage bag.

Mini Marvels Marvelous Massager

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It is made from a smooth premium silicone. This material is hypoallergenic, odourless, phthalate free, non-toxic and generally body-safe. It feels high-quality and soft with no rough edges or seams and it appears to be made well. It has some resistance to its surface as expected but a generous application of water based lubricant will remove this. It doesn’t attract as much lint as I anticipated but I’d still recommend rinsing it before each use. It’s fully waterproof so can be used in or out of water and cleaned up easily. I just use soapy water to clean it with and dry it with a lint free cloth.

Mini Marvels Marvelous Massager is USB rechargeable. It has a port located on the front in which the jack is inserted and a USB connector which goes into a laptop or computer. The control panel glows whilst the vibrator is charging and the light goes off when finished. I’d prefer a steady light to signify a full battery as sometimes I find myself wondering whether I could have accidentally disconnected it at some point and stopped the charge. That would be rather annoying if I thought it was full and it ran out of juice mid use. It only takes about an hour to charge and this gives up to thirty minutes of use on high and two hours on the lower speed.

The control panel consists of two buttons, an on/off button and a function button. There are unfortunately no up or down arrows so you can not go back a setting if you accidentally miss the one you wanted to use. You have to scroll back through all of the settings again. This can be frustrating but as there isn’t much space for a bigger control panel I’ll let it slide on this occasion. It also has a travel lock which is deactivated by pressing and holding the top button for two seconds. To reactivate repeat the process.

Mini Marvels Marvelous MassagerDesigned to be held between two fingers, the Marvelous Massager slides between the gap of the index and third finger snugly. It is surprisingly comfortable to hold, easy to use and stays in place so well that I can almost forget it’s there after a while. It’s a fun extension of the hand and is as petite as the brand name would suggest. Measuring in at just under three inches in total length and five and a half inches around. It’s smaller than a palm sized pebble which makes it a great on-the-go vibe to throw in a bag and travel with.

Offering up ten settings, there’s something for just about every mood and preference. The first three settings are constant speeds of varying intensities and the remaining seven settings are patterns. I don’t use any of the patterns as I think they’re off-putting. If you do enjoy them though here’s a basic run down of what’s available: wave of intense pulsation, fast pulsation waves, quick pulsing, very quick pulsing, up and down pulsation followed by a pause, slow stop and start pulsation followed by a quick wave and finally, a pulse followed by a few seconds of constant vibration.

Considering the petite dimensions of this vibrator, it has a lot of strength. I’m not sure how Cal Exotics managed to pack so much into its tiny interior but I’m not complaining. It is definitely powerful enough to get my partner off and it can also work for me on my sensitive days or occasions where I haven’t masturbated in a few days. The vibrations are primarily buzzy although the low speed is the exception to this. It’s not rumbly either but it rests comfortably somewhere between the two. I don’t mind the buzzing of this toy as it’s not numbing and surface level stimulation can be fun sometimes.

During use, I noticed it’s not something I’ve been reaching for during solo sessions. I think this is purely because when I want to get off on my own time I generally want something quick and reliable like the Tango or Womanizer. When I’m with my partner however I like to slow things down, take my sweet time and use toys that don’t get me off in less than three minutes. The Marvelous Massager is perfect for that because it doesn’t have the strength of the other toys I mentioned and doesn’t just force orgasms from me. It gives a build up followed by a relaxing, gratifying release. I have mostly used it during PIV to get some clitoral stimulation involved (I usually can’t orgasm from penetration alone) and it hasn’t got in the way at all.

Mini Marvels Marvelous MassagerMy partner decided he also wanted it to be used on him so we did some experimenting. If I placed it between my fingers whilst giving oral then I could run my vibrating hand up and down his shaft whilst working on the head to give him some additional stimulation to get worked up over. He has been known to orgasm much faster with the help of a vibrator so this unobtrusive designs works very well when incorporating into a hand or blowjob. It’s a lot easier to manouvere than a pebble or wand as it moves with my hand rather than my hand moving it.

Strangely enough, the Marvelous Massager can also be used during a massage. It doesn’t feel like a deep tissue massage like the Doxy Die Cast does but it can be used in awkward locations such as inner elbows, kneecaps, under the shoulders etc. This may not sound particularly steamy and sexy but a sex toy doesn’t always have to be. This one has a massaging multipurpose that’s lovely for having a relaxing night in with a partner. It’s nice and quiet so doesn’t disturb a chilled environment, wake up the neighbors or alert the people in the next room that a vibrators in use. We are very pleased with it and would happily recommend it to other couples who want something bright, colourful and interesting to add to their collection.

You can purchase the Mini Marvels Silicone Marvelous Massager ($49/£37.13) from Peepshow Toys. You can get 10% off any purchases with the code “NatandTom“.

We received this product free of charge in return for our honest review. This is no way changes our opinion on the item. All views are our own and based on our experiences. Some affiliate links have been used within this post. 

Review: Sliquid Serenity Massage Lotion

One of our favorite brands in the adult industry is Sliquid. We’ve tried quite a few of their lubricants in the past two years and haven’t found one that we dislike so far. Based on all the positive experiences we’ve had we decided that we should try out some of their other products. I did try the Orgasm Gel before, but there were still a few categories left to explore. Massage lotions seemed like the obvious choice as we use these almost as much as we use lube and constantly run out. The Sliquid Serenity is a tad more expensive than our go-to oils, but it’s perfect for a special occasion or treat and being Sliquid, it’s absolutely worth the price tag. Read on to find out our thoughts or skip ahead to the quick review.

The bottle has simplistic labelling and a brown and gold colour scheme. It might not sound pleasant, but it actually looks good. I relate the brown packaging to the earthy/natural vibes that Sliquid have going on. The back of the bottle lists some key features, directions for use and a full ingredients list. I’m sure that plenty of you will be pleased to know that Serenity is cruelty-free, vegan-friendly and absent from Parabens. It’s not compatible with safe sex barriers, so please be sure to wash your hands before  placing one on.

It dispenses via a flip top and pour lid, which is super convenient and prevents miss and spills. The product itself is quite runny and it’s easy to over pour, so be careful. Never has the saying ‘a little goes a long way’ been more accurate. I was disappointed initially and thought that I wasn’t going to enjoy this product, but in the end, I did. The reason for my concerns was the slight greasy texture upon first contact, which is something that I really do not like in any sort of essential product.

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Sliquid SerenitySliquid SerenitySliquid SerenityOnce my partner had begun to massage the product into my skin and my skin started to absorb it, it began feeling great. It left me with soft, hydrated skin and I felt like I’d just walked out of a spa. I thought that a shower afterwards would be essential based on the initial few seconds of greasy texture, but once it had been rubbed in the texture had truly improved. I couldn’t even feel any residue once the massage had finished. The only evidence that a product had been used was the smooth moisturized skin that I hadn’t had before and a beautiful aroma.

It’s worth noting that my partner and I both have sensitive skin, so I did a patch test beforehand. I placed a small amount of product into the crease of each elbow and waited for thirty minutes or so. There were no reactions at all, so I feel that this should be suitable for most people. I had expected this to be the case as there’s no real irritants in Sliquid’s products but I always suggest a patch test first, just to be on the safe side.

The aroma that I mentioned earlier is divine. Have you ever walked into Lush and wanted to stay in there all day smelling the various bath bombs? That’s the way that I feel about the smell of serenity. I could happily use this every day and not get bored with the odour. It’s a musky vanilla fragrance that can be picked up on immediately after removing the safety seal. It’s not overpowering or headache-inducing, but it’s enough to linger on the skin and in the room for a few hours after use.

Quick Review

Product name? Sliquid Serenity Massage Lotion

Type? Massage Lotion, although I’d describe it as more of an oil

Amount? 125ml

How does it dispense? Flip top and pour

Scent? Vanilla

Does it contain Parabens? No

Does it contain Glycerin? No

Vegan friendly? Yes

Price? £11.99

Ingredients? Sweet Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Nut Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Mango and Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Flax, Green Tea, Hibiscus, Aloe Barbadensis, Natural Essence of Vanilla

You can purchase the Sliquid Serenity Massage Lotion (£11.99) from Lovehoney. Affiliate links have been used in this post.

Review: Amore Meo Kissable Massage Gel Vanilla

Amore Meo Vanilla Massage OilThe Amore Meo Kissable Massage Gel Vanilla arrived quickly and discreetly as advertised, with the labelling for the product itself being simplistic and inoffensive. I feel that it’s plain enough that it could be left out without drawing unwanted attention as there’s no garish images or language to spark interest. It came shrink wrapped to provide full assurance that it hadn’t been tampered with prior to its arrival, which we both liked. It dispenses via a pump which is our personal preference as it’s convenient and prevents spills, waste and mess.

I was stoked to receive this massage gel as my partner and I get through products like this so quickly. If you’ve read my blog before then you’ll know that I am currently in a long-distance relationship and as a result we use massage products almost every time we see each other. I feel that massages are a huge part of our relationship and they’re key for sensual, sexual and comfort purposes. They can be great for foreplay, aftercare and simply just connecting with each other. If you just want to know the highlights of this product, then skip ahead to the quick review and I won’t be mad, I promise.

Scent wise, I cannot get enough of this. I absolutely adore vanilla as a general rule so I had high hopes for this product beforehand and I was not disappointed. Vanilla scents can be hit or miss and often I’ve found them to be too sickly, but this one was perfect for me. I’d describe it as vanilla essence, so if you’re fond of the scent of that, then I think this product will be one for you. My partner mentioned that this was a little bit sweet for him and as a result he didn’t want it to be used for a full body massage, but he was happy enough for it to be used on his back. Me on the other hand, I could have this rubbed all over my entire body on a daily basis and never get bored with it.

In terms of the consistency, I can’t really fault this massage gel. It has a great texture and is definitely what I’d consider to be more of a gel than an oil. It isn’t the thickest, but it’s slick and not runny, which is definitely what I like in these products. It doesn’t provide that sticky, greasy feeling that some massage products do and I feel it has the perfect balance between greasy and not wet enough. It glides freely and easily across the skin and afterwards I can go about my day without feeling like I’ve been pushed into a fat fryer from head to toe. If I feel the need to jump straight into the shower after use, I won’t even use the product a second time, but I’ve used this upwards of six or seven times, so that shows that I am enjoying it.

Overall, I would definitely use this again and I more than likely will be getting myself some more bottles in the future. I love that there’s no residue following a thorough application and adore the way that it leaves the skin feeling after use. Baby-soft, nourished and hydrated are the words that I’d use to describe it. It provides the relaxing sensual experience that I ask for from a massage product and it works in perfect combination with a massage stone like the Desirables Adori. It has this warming effect too, that makes the experience all the more interesting. It doesn’t last as long as I’d like it to, but it does provide a warm sensation for the first few minutes of application.

Quick Review

Product name? Amore Meo Kissable Massage Gel Vanilla

Type? Massage Gel

Amount? 125ml

How does it dispense? Pump

Does it contain Parabens? No

Does it contain Glycerin? Yes

Does it contain Proplyene Glycol? Yes

Price? €9.90/£8.39

Ingredients? Glycerin, Water, Propylene Glycol, Aroma, CI 19140, Sodium Saccari

We received the Amore Meo Kissable Massage Gel Vanilla (€9.90/£8.39) from Meo in exchange for our honest review. Thank you! No affiliate links were used in this post.

Review: Lovehoney Oh! Vanilla Massage Oil

Lovehoney Oh! Vanilla Massage OilA soft, sensual massage is the perfect way for a couple to reconnect after time apart and as we spend quite a fair bit of time away from each other at the moment due to a semi long-distance partnership, we partake in many massages as possible. Not only does it help us to remain connected and keep our bond strong and secure but it also releases the tension from sore aching muscles and fills the room with a gorgeous scent.

One of our favourite brands to go to is the Lovehoney Oh! range, which includes three flavoured massage products in both candle and oil form. Today, I’m going to tell you more about the Vanilla flavour. If you just want to know the highlights, then skip ahead to the quick review.

The Oh! range has recently had a packaging and labelling revamp so the bottle no longer looks like the one I have pictured, but it does function/smell/everything else the same. The bottle has a removable lid and stopper, which are taken out when pouring and placed back once finished to avoid spills and mess. I quite like this as it’s easier than messing around with fiddly droppers and the like, but it can be a common problem to accidentally over pour. It’s best to operate with the mindset of a small amount of product being able to get the job done. It’s certainly quality over quantity with a product such as this.

If you love the scent of Vanilla as I do, then I think you’ll probably love the Lovehoney Oh! Vanilla Massage Oil. It’s sweet and true to description but avoids being sickly or overbearing. It’s a little more artificial than the Earthly Body Skinny Dip, but I absolutely love it. It’s one of mine and my partner’s all time favourite products. We could not be happier with it and I think it’s a product we’ll be coming back to time and time again. We have already gone through several bottles in the past twelve months.

The consistency is fabulous. It has a thin and slick texture, without the issue of being runny. It doesn’t have an ounce of tackiness, greasiness or stickiness to it which is perfect for us. In our opinion, there’s nothing more off-putting than a greasy massage product that leaves you feeling like you’ve been dipped in a fat fryer. If I want to jump straight into the shower after using a massage oil, I won’t use that product a second or third time.

With this product I have no worries about that. I can happily continue with my day, follow through with a play session or even take a nap afterwards. There’s no residue that can be felt if it has been applied properly and thoroughly massaged into my skin. It feels lovely following application and leaves the skin feeling soft, nourished and hydrated. It provides a relaxing experience, which is pretty much all I ask of a massage product and it works in perfect harmony with a handheld body massager or massage stone such as the Desirables Adori.

Quick Review

Product name? Lovehoney Oh! Vanilla Massage Oil

Type? Massage Oil

How much in a bottle? 30ml

How does it dispense? Pour

Does it contain Parabens? No

Does it contain Glycerin? No

Does it contain Propylene Glycol? No

Vegetarian friendly? Yes

Unsafe for? Those with a nut allergy

Price? £4.99

Ingredients? Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil, Limonene, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima Oil, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil, Flavor, Benzyl Alcohol, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil, Tocopherol

You can purchase the Lovehoney Oh! Vanilla Massage Oil (£4.99) from Lovehoney. Affiliate links have been used within this review.