Reddit reviews: The best cotton pads & rounds

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u/terra_bull_ · 1 pointr/Drag

Hey! I was totally in this situation 6 months ago. Figuring out technique is a sort of "figure it out as you go" situation and tons of videos on youtube can help you figure it out. What I can help you with is your purchases. Figuring out what you'll need is extremely overwhelming, so here's a dirty rundown of what I've gathered so far:

  1. Starting off can be pricey, so I highly recommend starting off buying cheaper make-up until you figure out your vibe. You really don't need the expensive stuff to look good, and make-up in stores like Sephora and Ulta are EXTREMELY expensive relative to how much you will be using vs. their price. That being said, amazon is your girl. Mehron has extremely cheap foundations on Amazon and they last forever (at least they did for me) - attached is my main shade, but you can look through the color options they have to guess your base/contour/highlight. I've only gone through one entire stick of my base foundation (which I use the most) since i've bought my base make up. I HIGHLY recommend in investing in beauty blenders and not brushes when it comes to foundation because i've found that beauty blenders make looks come out a lot more polished. (Not to say that good looks can't come out of brushes, I've just found blenders to be a lot easier to work with.
  2. Once you have painted your foundation in a way you're happy with, use light layers of setting powder to set it down. Remember that although the more powder you use will have it last longer, the more cakey you'll come out. Also keep in mind that the powder will soften colors, so don't expect the foundation to be as intense as it was before you put the powder on.
  3. Colored eyeshadow can be really tough when you don't know what colors work for you. This is the palette I highly recommend getting based on it's color variety and price. Mind you, some of the colors came in cracked, but if you press them down without mixing them into the other pots, they are deff still usable. Remember that you'll need a lot of brushes if you want to experiment with different shades. Elf brushes found at any general store (Target for example) typically go for a dollar each, so stock up on those so you have room for experimentation. I'd recommend around 10 or so just to be able to play around.
  4. EYELINER. I personally love a sharp thick liner, so I primarily get some cheap liquid liner and cover it with black eyeshadow to make it POP. (This can also be applied to any part of painting - If you want it to really POP (I cannot stress this enough) start with a liquid or cream material and cover it with it's powdered equivalent. Any cheap elf liquid liner will do. If you're not really focused on a sharp liner, go for pencil because it's generally easier to apply.
  5. Eyebrows - Not sure what your eyebrows are like, but trust me when I say that they're one of the biggest inconveniences when it come to painting your face. If your brows are thick, I highly suggest investing in a multipack of glue sticks. Gluing techniques vary among queens, but I tend to apply a heavy layer of glue, smooth out as much as I possibly can as fast as I can before the glue gets tacky and dry with a hairdryer. After the glue is almost dry, I apply a light layer of setting powder (DO NOT GO OVERBOARD, because your brows WILL come out crunchy). After this initial layer, continue layers of glue and LIGHT powder until they're fully blocked. Be sure that they're completely dry before you continue on to the next layer or else the tackiness will cause them to break (and you'll have to start all over). Honestly I'd say shave them off if you have the ability to do so and don't mind what you look like browless as boy.
  6. CLEAN UP. Cleaning up is one of the things I dread most about drag. You'll need some stuff to clean both your face and materials. When it comes to removing make up, wet wipes feel nice, but are (again) pricey. If you're on a budget, cotton rounds and micellar water should do the trick just fine. When it comes to your materials (blenders and brushes) I don't care what anyone says. Dish soap and hot water will ALWAYS remove makeup quickly. Don't use any specialized brush cleansers until you feel comfortable enough to invest in quality brushes.


    Again, you don't need EVERYTHING listed above, but for my personal complete look, I require everything I mentioned. Starting off, I blew about around 300 dollars, so save money when you can. When queens joke about how they spent a lot of money to look "this" cheap, they really aren't lying. ALSO, don't be discouraged if you don't have the coin. There are tons of other resources available out there and if possible, you can always slowly acquire items over time.


    Good luck! ✨
u/Foment_life · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

The engine is nearly leak proof, but it is not a particularly good flavor atomizer, you can probably do better. Also, you might want to look at a single coil atomizer, if you're really beholden to the idea of the OBS Engine, look at the Nano, it's the same tank with a single coil deck, which will help you stay around 40-50 watts rather than needing to max out your mod at all times.

You can build your own coils, buy spools of pre-made clapton wire and just wrap them around a post yourself, or buy premade coils, all up to you. I believe Advanced vapor supply and Lightning Vapes are two very solid options for pre-made coils, Demon Killer and UD make coils out of china as well. You probably want either simple clapton coils or fused claptons with that tank, it performs well at higher wattages and the already somewhat diminished flavor will really suffer with round wire. Even if you're buying premade coils you will need to make sure they heat evenly by fiddling with them a bit, most of us recommend using ceramic tipped tweezers as they are non-conductive and you can tweak the coils while you're firing them.

Cotton, Cotton Bacon is a fine option, if too expensive for what it is. I bought this giant bag of generically packaged organic cotton pads on amazon, they are pretty good pads, and it's a near lifetime supply for under 10 dollars.

Watch videos on how to work out the hot spots on your coils, it will help you going forward. It's a pretty straightforward process, but it's going to be easier to see it. Also, you're probably going to want to get a set of coil building tools now, it's just going to be easier to have the right tools on hand, and in general the kits are cheap enough to not squabble over spending a few extra dollars now to have everything you need later. Make sure that it comes with good flush cutters and ceramic tipped tweezers, beyond that a good coil jig will be helpful now for seating your coils and a godsend later if you're building your own.

I would also recommend looking into other RTAs, whether it be the Serpent Mini, the SMM, or another option there are going to be ones that are just as good for your purposes while providing better flavor at the same general price point.

u/mjcov · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Tools: Coil Master kit - all the tools you'll need to get started. The coil master jig itself is great and those scissors are really sharp, I've been looking for more of them to buy as backup and to leave around my house/car for various needs. But seriously, just buy that kit. All the tools in it are good quality and I use almost all of them every time I do a build. You can also find it on Amazon for a slightly lower price. The only tool that I use all the time not included in that kit is this screwdriver for the hex bits.

You'll want to get wire and cotton, no word yet on whether those will count as a tobacco product, but you can stock up for cheap, I've started buying from Lightning vapes via Amazon, hard to beat a 250ft spool for ~$10. Get some Nichrome (NI80), Kanthal and Stainless (SS316L).

Start with 24 gauge kanthal and 26 gauge nichrome and SS. Get 50-100 feet of each - it's cheap and will last a long time. Use Steam-Engine's "coil wrapping" tool to figure out how many wraps and what diameter you'll want, for example if I have 24ga Kanthal, dual coil, and I want around 0.5 ohm resistance and 2.5mm diameter, it says I should do 12 wraps. Reality might differ a bit, but it's a good guideline.

As for cotton the 3 most recommended ones are Koh Gen Do, Muji, or Puffs. I've been meaning to try Rayon as well - yes, that's really the stuff you want to buy. Almost everything marketed to vapers is a gimmick and is often the same products as these, repackaged and marked up. Any performance difference won't be worth the price.

You're probably going to want a new mod since that 40 watts won't be enough for most RDA builds. There are always tons of threads here about the best mod and batteries. Basically for 18650 batteries you can only trust LG, Sony and Samsung batteries, and there are many fakes. Two trusted vendors are IMRBatteries and Illumn. I wouldn't trust vendors selling through Amazon, or Chinese vendors. They aren't always selling fakes, but the risk is higher and there's less recourse if you do get fake batteries. You should also get some spare battery wraps and positive terminal insulators to have on hand in case you tear one of your battery wraps. In a few months, those too may be regulated as tobacco products.

Chargers are often overlooked, I think the best you can get right now is an XTAR VP4. People also like the Nitecore D4. Both will show you your batteries capacity and charging status and let you adjust the charging current, and will stop charging the battery when it is done. The VP4 has independent charging slots as well so there's no risk in mixing different batteries.

Everything you need to know for building has been explained better than I could, visually, countless times on YouTube, just look up videos explaining how to build coils on RDAs. Once you start doing it, it gets relatively easy. It requires a lot of patience and can be frustrating at times but it's also satisfying because once you've made some beautiful coils you get to enjoy the fruit of your labor.

u/Sublimpinal · 2 pointsr/ecr_eu

Hey dude, thanks for your interest. Put simply - if I were paying eight bob for five coils on the combo, I'd feel thoroughly ripped off :)

In my head - tanks like the baby are perfect for people who want minimum fuss, but drippers like the combo are perfect if you want to save money and vape -exactly- the way you want to. I'll admit that building coils can take some getting used to, but there are so many products out there to help you with that.


This bag of cotton plus a few spools of wire will easily last you for a long, long time. My coils tend to last a couple weeks before I want to change them (not including re-wicking the cotton, which I might do three times over a coil's life).

Spools of wire are, obviously, pretty cheap too. About a fiver for three metres on crazywire, or if you're not fussed about ordering from china gearbest sells wire too, which I've not had problems with.

So yeah - if you're interested in building, I'd steer away from RTAs and toward RDTAs - home made coils are cheap as anything, and I personally think the vape is far nicer anyway and definitely worth the time spent learning how to make coils. :)

u/stylefish · 1 pointr/Vaping

For starting off, I'd recommend a Tobeco Velocity clone as it's cheap and easy to build on. The two-post design (Velocity-style) has been copied by pretty much everyone else so you'll be familiar with the deck when you fall further down the rabbit hole.

A coil jig (Coilmaster, Youde, etc.) is very nice to have. The kits are usually a good value as they include an ohm reader, the jig, ceramic tweezers, and flush wire cutters, among other things and all in a handy carrying case. The ohm reader is especially important for your safety so you can tell if a build is shorted before putting it on your mod. The ceramic tweezers are nice because you can play with the coil to get even heating (for contact coils like Kanthal builds) while pulsing it without fear of shorting it or getting a shock.

For wire, 24g or 26g Kanthal is a good place to start for wattage builds. A common build is a single coil 6 wrap 24g Kanthal around a 2.5mm giving a resistance of about 0.5 ohms. The Velocity can handle single coil builds by having the coil set in between the posts as opposed to on one side of the posts. Alternatively, a dual coil 6 wrap 26g Kanthal around 2.5mm gives about 0.37 ohms and is another simple and effective build.

If you delve into temperature control, I'd recommend SS316L if your mod can handle it or has a TCR setting. It's easier to work with than Ni and Ti and you can dry burn it if you want without any harmful effects. It also works in both temperature control and wattage modes in case you feel like switching it up without building new coils. I like to shoot for 0.4 ohms with SS316L, so a single coil 6 wrap 26g SS316L around 2.5mm works perfectly. You can explore other gauges and wire materials once you get a handle for how temperature control works.

For those more exotic wires, twisted and claptons are fairly easy to make if you like to DIY. Otherwise, there are some manufacturers that have premade twisted and claptons on rolls and some have premade exotic coils if you just want to try some of those out. I stick to the simple builds because I mainly run temperature control, but will occasionally throw a clapton into my RDAs for fun.

As for purchasing things, you should be able to find RDAs and coil kits from your favorite vendors. Lightning Vapes is a good place to go for wire. The one thing is most of the wicking sold by vendors are a bit overpriced, considering you can get the same stuff in 150-200 piece packs for like $7-15 on Amazon (Labo/Puff, KGD, and MUJI cotton pads), so keep that in mind.

For resources on building, Steam Engine has nice tools (Ohm's Law, Coil Wrapping, and Wire Wizard) that can help take the guesswork out of coil building. You can play around with the settings to figure out how to build something that meets your needs.

Also, consider watching some Youtube videos and reviews of whatever RDA you choose to get a general idea on how to build and wick it, as each RDA or RTA or whatever may have its own quirks.

tl;dr - Get a coiling kit from your favorite vendor, it'll have everything you need to get started. Pick a wire and use Steam Engine to get the ball rolling. Watch videos specific to whatever RDA you choose for a quick start. Don't worry about the nuances and extreme variety as you'll eventually come across those in time.

u/krazykitties · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

After you have read up on this stuff, watched coil build videos, learned ohm's law, etc. I have some gear reccomendations.

Sigelei 100W+ box. The plus version is what I have. Dual batteries in series (that means it has an input voltage of 8.4V) and output from 10-100W. Floating pin (meaning you don't have to adjust it for different sized atomizers). It also comes with a silicon sleeve if you are butterfingers like me. That should run about $100 from most retailers, give or take $10. If you're handy and have some time, you can build your own box mod using a few different chips (DNA30/40, Yihi SX350, etc).

That brings up my second piece, batteries. DO NOT skimp on batteries, you need good ones. You need 2 18650 batteries that you keep together and only use in this mod. Switch the positions of them each charge. I recommend Samsung 25r batteries. High continuous amp limit (if you exceed it then the battery might fail), but they aren't really pushed up that far on a Sig 100W. That is more important with a mechanical mod. You also need a charger, the Nitecore D2 is a great one.

Then for an RDA (rebuildable dripping atomizer) I suggest a CLT V2+ like others here. It won't break the bank (about $35, or $12 clone from fasttech.com). Easy deck to build on because of the block centerpost. Good airflow, and you can restrict it as much as you need. You can also get an RTA (rebuildable tank atomizer) like a kayfun, fogger, or orchid. I have had bad experiences with these, mostly because I fucked up when building. That pretty much ends up with the full tank of juice emptying in your lap. But it can be done. I prefer RDAs for simplicity and the ability to change flavors if I don't want a whole tank.

You also need wick and wire. A-1 Kanthal is what most of us use. Its cheap, and 28 or 26 gauge is a good starting size. Higher gauge means smaller wire and higher resistance. For wick, I use rayon and japanese cotton. Any of these will last you a long time.

You don't need a resistance tester if you get a sig 100W, but it will be more precise than the box. You also need something to cut cotton (it is way harder than it sounds) like tiny scissors and something to snip wires like small flush cutters. Tweezers to squeeze those coils and make them look nice and purty are also nice to have. A small screwdriver set is perfect for wrapping coils. "Coil Jigs" are overpriced and necessary.

I would buy all the stuff I linked through Amazon, its cheaper there than most vape websites. For batteries and chargers, use Illumn or Lightning Vapes. Wire, resistance testers, and tweezers are also fairly priced at Lightning Vapes. There are a few places to get the Sigelei 100W+ and the CLT v2+. Fasttech is amazing and I love China. This site carries cheap clones of other devices. Good place to get RDAs if you are willing to wait for shipping and read the reviews/discussions. There are so many things I would never purchase because they are out of my budget that Fasttech made available.

u/Nimbus_Cl0ud · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

The Griffin 25 can be a bit finicky with wicking but is an amazing tank imo however I would strongly suggest looking into the Griffin 25 Mini, I really do like the improvements they made both to the deck and to the wicking system and with its reduced chamber/small chimney you should get noticeably better flavor when compared to the original 25'. As for your other question, down below I will link some quality building tools that are very effective and are quite inexpensive.

Wire cutters: https://www.fasttech.com/product/1243300-plato-170-flush-cutter-for-rebuildable-atomizers (3$)

ceramic tip tweezers for squeezing coils: https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10005391/2134901-vetus-heat-resistant-stainless-steel-tweezers-for (3$)

needle tweezers : https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10005391/1431601-vetus-stainless-steel-tweezers (1.50$)

cotton (puffs, labo): https://www.amazon.com/ORGANIC-Cotton-Makeup-Puff-Medium/dp/B000TCD51A/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1467837978&sr=1-1&keywords=cotton+puffs (6.50$ for like 200 sheets or something)

coilmaster jig: https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10012320/3721500-coil-master-v3-6-in-1-e-cigarette-wire-coil-winder (7.50$)

alternatively you can spin your own coils with this jig: https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10010836/1986902-vaping-coil-winding-jig-tool-for-rebuildable (2$)

cotton cutting scissors : https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10002881/1215700-precision-stainless-steel-thrum-scissors (1.50$)

wire-cutters: https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10003258/1243300-plato-170-flush-cutter-for-rebuildable-atomizers (3$)

pliers: https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10003268/1244207-wlxy-mini-professional-long-nose-pliers (3.50$)

Remember when ordering from fasttech either use e-packet or DHL unless you want to have to wait like a year to get your stuff lol. You can also get wire from fasttech however I would Strongly suggest getting all your wires from Lightning Vapes, they have very high quality stuff for cheap also their premade 26x2/36 fused clapton spools are phenomenal. Hope this all helps sure you can just buy a builders kit but know you will be paying about 15x the amount you would if you just bought them separately however it is definitely really convenient. Hope some of this helps.

u/xx2000xx · 4 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

http://www.carolinaxtract.com/ - http://www.vaperstek.org/ - https://www.nudenicotine.com/

In that order because you never want to cut corners on nicotine ever. Everybody talks about the pepper taste but I've never had that because I went through those three. Nudenicotine actually will give you a free 15ml sample with $2 shpping.

With PG/VG they are 99% all the same so don't get trapped into any gimmicks or anything. Just get the Essential Depot's PG/VG from Amazon which is around $10 for a quart.

While you're there you might as well pick up some cotton which like PG/VG don't fall into all the BS because it's all pretty much the same. Get: https://www.amazon.com/ORGANIC-Cotton-Makeup-Puff-Medium/dp/B000TCD51A/

If you don't have Prime and need something to get the free shipping you might as well pick up the scale now: https://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-Scales-LB-501-Digital/dp/B005UGBG20/ -- Those 4 are what the majority of us use by a mile. Just pick up some pipettes and bottles and you are actually pretty much 100% set for DIY, it's that easy. By the time an average person rolls their coil and wicks their tank I could bust out a gallon or 3 of e-juice.

http://www.bullcityflavors.com/ - http://www.ecigexpress.com/ - http://gremlindiy.com/ - You're all set now.

I've been DIY for a year now and still have 1/4th of the VG and 3/4th of the PG left doing around a 65/35 VG/PG mix. The cotton is a different story however, that bag honestly will last about 7 years which is conservative and 10+ wouldn't shock me. It was probably my best purchace ever and it's so nice to never have to worry about cotton again so I can focus that energy on buying way way too many vaping hardware and supplies. My pantry is pretty much dedicated to vaping and I have to admit that I'm an addict.

It's a fun hobby coming from a background where I was building 386's as a kid so it's up my alley and it saved my life. I don't care care about the death part but more of my lungs hurting when I wake up, had no energy and killed any cardio to the point of running up stairs was an issue. The worst is the smell though, especially if you haven't been around it for a while. I let somebody smoke two in my apartment a few weeks ago in the open and not out the window. My F'N GOD, for the next 3 days I was spaying so much shit, washing every damn thing that was washable, to even scrubbing my walls because I couldn't even sleep waking up in the middle of the night with that distinct sweet horrible smell that lingers like crazy.

How they are legal compared to other things that actually will improve your health to the point where it will actually shrink cancer tumors in THC/CBD. Dextromethorphan and Ketamine which is the only thing known that helps with my rare intolerable disease. Tryptamine drugs like DMT that would instantly reshape how society thinks and acts being the best method for us to grow as a species which could take tens of thousands of years still and it should be our #1 goal in life to get the ball running in our little Century.

u/fridge13 · 3 pointsr/ECR_UK

sure fused Claptons are great! but thats gonna ohm out very low in dule coil, 0.3ohm to 0.2 mabey lower, can your mod/battery handle that? if the answer to that is im not sure... dont do it!!! first go read more about ohms law and battery's . i dont want you blowing your mod up ;)

ok time for many links


hook nose/needle nose tweasers for wicking

ceramic tweezers for coils

more ceramic tweezers these ones come with a coil jig!

wire cutters you need to get flush cutters so you can trim as close to the deck as posible

coil jig

alternatively you can go for a tool kit with everything in this one is legit good and even comes with some wire and cotton, the other cheaper versions like the ones i own are knock off's of this one and while usable are just not as good.


ok so your all jazzed on fused claptons but as its your first builds that may not be wise so here are some options, remember the lower the number the bigger the wire and therefore the lower the ohm.

kanthal 24g plain kanthal nice thick gauge good for beginners!

clapton 26g thin higher ohm clapton

clapton 24g thicker lower ohm clapton

fused clapton 2x24g big huge super low ohm fused Clapton, looks kinda funky but thats just how premade fused comes, i usually spin mine in a drill with pliers to take the twist out and make it easier to wrap.

staple wire incorectly labeled as alien this is staple/faltpton wire also super low ohm, its stacked ribbon wire with a Clapton around it


fast cotton

cheap cotton

ok so theese are the same cotton almost exactly the difference being the fast option will get to you sooner, the cheap option is a huge bulk amount for a vastly reduced price but it will take a while to get to you like maybe a few weeks.

once you've got all that shit together its time to coil n wick.

coiling is easy so i wont cover that.
wicks can be a little tricky

  1. take a cotton pad and cut a 4-6mm wide strip following the groove in the cotton,

    its important to have enough cotton to be snug in the coils ( to help it stop burning and wick enough juice otherwise dry hits)

    but not enough to jam up the wicking holes in the deck stoping the juice flowing up and giving you dry hits ... its a fine line

  2. remove the top and bottom lair

  3. roll it into a tube between your fingers

  4. pinch the end and roll into a point then insert it into your coils

  5. trim the ends

  6. prime the wicks and coils with some juice

  7. push them down into the wick holes

    jobs done vape on!

    hope this was helpful if you have any other questions go nuts

    i actually really enjoyed this youve kept me sane through a very long shift at work ;)
u/eim1213 · 6 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

You certainly are a smart shopper! It's good to know what you want, but sometimes it narrows down your search. That said, I think your options are thus:

| Siegeli| iPV3| Cloupor T8
Price| $99.99| $139.99| $139.99
Wattage| 100w | 150w| 150w
Dual Batt.| Yes| Yes| Yes
Magnet Back| Yes| No| Yes?
O-B Charger| No| Yes| Yes?
Flush 510| Yes| Yes| Yes
Silver Option| Yes| Yes| Yes
Black Option| Yes| Yes| Yes

Personally, I would go for the Siegeli. There's an option for an extra magnet back in place of screws that you can get here.

Aside from that, you're going to need:

  1. Batteries: I recommend the Samsung 25-R. It can be found as an authentic quite easily and for a decent price, whilst maintaining specs comparable to VTC5s. Alternatively, I've also heard good stuff about the LG HE2, although it seems the 25-R has the edge.
  2. Wire: I recommend heading over to ebay and buying some TEMCO brand kanthal in 24ga, 26ga, and possibly 28ga. You can usually get around 100 feet of each for around 6 bucks.
  3. Wick: This is definitely a personal preference. I prefer using Japanese cotton pads, but many people stick with plain old organic cotton balls or rayon. You can find Japanese cotton pads on amazon. Otherwise, you can find organic cotton balls at your local CVS. You can also get a lifetime supply of Rayon for around $12 I believe, but I can't recall where. If you search /r/ecr a bit you'll find it.
  4. Ohm-meter: A fairly important part of your setup, much more so for mechanical mods, but still good to have. You can find one for around $10 on Fasttech.
u/hannahhrogerss · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I WAS a skin twin and it was a pain. in. the. ass. I got something like this out of nowhere and came to find out that it was overexfoliation/dehydrated skin/using products that weren’t for my skin.

I went on a round of accurate and literally just don’t do it. A vitamin a topical is way better than putting a pill in your body that dries your whole body out.

Anything oil based for both cleansing or using as a moisturizer is literally TRASH for my skin. It hates oil. And forget squalane oil, it has a comedogenic rating of one, and I’m guessing you’re combo skin like me so that’s a def no.

Here’s what you need to do:

Cut back on exfoliating to 1-2x a week. And focus on hydration mostly, your moisture barrier is extremely stripped. A damaged moisture barrier makes acne and closed comedones worse.

Here’s what worked for me through extreme trial and error.


**Thoughly cleanse hands with soap and water (it’s important to remember this step. We do so much more than we can remember with our hands every day)

•Cleanse with clarity rx vitamin infused cleanser (daily)

•Wipe with Cocokind Rosewater toner (hydrating)

•Eminence clear skin probiotic mask (when I have time) gently wipe off and stream face with microfiber or baby towel (3 rounds of each)

•Cocokind Rosewater Toner (hydrating) (spritz)

•Cetaphil’s moisturizing cream (pat in) OR Clarity Rx “Call me in the morning” (either are great options)

•Elta MD Broad Spectrum 46 Clear sunscreen


**Thoroughly cleanse hands with soap and water

•Derma E vitamin c micellar water on organic cotton pads

•Cleanse- Clarity rx vitamin infused cleanser (daily)
•Cleanse- Clarity rx cleanse as needed 10% Glycolic cleanser (ONLY 1-2x a week at night for exfoliation)

•Wipe with Cocokind Rosewater toner OR Josh Rosenbrook hydrating accelerator toner with organic cotton pads or Renée Rouleau toning cloths

Spritz and dampen/wet skin with Cocokind Rosewater

•Hada Labo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist (lotion mask 3-5 mins withmulti-layered cotton puffs ...pat in remaining lotion

•Lavish Serum by Jolicoeur (it’s a ‘vitamin a’ and 24k gold serum) ....any ‘vitamin a’ serum/treatment like differing or tretinoin work to help manage excess sebum production and deplete congestion.

•Cetaphil moisturizing cream (cover skin and pat in)

•Acure spot treatment (when needed)

•Thin layer of Vaseline (occlusive)

I know you feel so down on yourself but you just need to stay positive and stay hydrating your skin. There is always a solution and you will come to see that it is something that can be fixed!

Other things that could possibly help contribute to your problem:

•Hylauronic acid vitamin to accelerate your skin’s hydration process

•Cut out eggs!! I found out through my naturopath that I actually had a slight allergy to eggs which increased my androgen/testosterone levels and helped assist the excess sebum. Cutting eggs out has shown improvement in my skin.

•Go to a naturopath and have levels checked. They can do blood test, allergy tests, hormone tests, etc. Could be an imbalance internally)

•Proper SLEEP...8 hours. Try to buy a silk pillowcase. I did and it’s life changing.

•Switch to vegan hair care products

•STAY AWAY FROM COCONUT DERIVED PRODUCTS. This was a huge culprit for me.

•Don’t touch your face.

•Don’t pick!! and try to stay away from glaring at yourself in mirrors lol

•Buy a shower filter (what kind of water do you have?)

•Also try drinking a glass of celery juice every morning if you can afford it. It’s so beneficial for your body and skin.

•Stay hydrated with water, tea, water, water, and more water.

• Try to cut out coffee if you can, it’s extremely dehydrating

As always YMMV, sorry for the novel response, but feel free to ask any questions you may have! I hope I helped!

EDIT: One pointer I want to point out is that there is a proper way to use the Hada Labo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist, and a lot of people don’t know how. Lotion masks really are the only/best way to use the product. The product needs to be in full contact with the dermis layer. Soak a cotton puff (link above^) with the product, peel apart layers, and place them on your face for 3-5 minutes. Remove and pat excess product into skin. Continue with the rest of your skincare routine.

u/Kumulonimbus · 3 pointsr/ecr_eu

>Does quality differ a lot between clones and originals?

Depends on the specific model that was cloned and who cloned it. Personally the only time I was able to directly compare a clone and an authentic piece of hardware for an extended time, was with the Billow V2 nano. I own two authentic ones and no-name clones from FT. Aside from the O-rings, the missing logo and different colours, they are all basically identical. I guess the more complex a piece of hardware is, the harder it will be to clone. There are clones of entire regulated mods, which all seem to be absolute garbage. Then in few cases a clone can even improve on the original product and present a modified version, that isn't available as an authentic.

For the Kayfun 5 there are several comparison videos:





The SJMY, Tobeco and the SXK version seem to perform great, with the SXK mini standing out, because of it being one of those clones, that doesn't really have an authentic counterpart.

>Regarding RBAs, where can I buy the wire used to build coils? Do they sell it in local stores (as in, is it a regular product?) or do I have to order it on special vaping websites (they dont have vape stores here).

Some time ago I decided to cut out the middle man and started to import wire from Fasttech myself. If I would buy them from a German online shop or in my local vape store, I'd pay double and triple for the exact same product. But yeah, online vape shops in your country will very likely offer some type of wire.

If you want to get into building, 26 AWG - 28 AWG Kanthal wire would be a good starting point. Very easy to handle and not much to fuck up. Personally I like the wire from UD. Never had a problem with it.




Aside from that, Fasttech also offers an assload of pre-bent coils in all shapes and sizes, that you just have to install. Still way cheaper than factory coils.


Even absolutely ridiculous stuff like this:


There is definitely a learning curve to RBAs/RTAs/RDAs, but personally I couldn't justify having to change expensive factory coils every few days anymore. It's worth it in the long run.

>And the cotton seems to differ too

Meh, overall not really. If we're staying in the realm of organic cotton pads, a lot of it is just for show. This gallery explains it well:


I use this: https://www.amazon.de/Cotton-Labo-ORGANIC-200pc-japan/dp/B000TCD51A/

Perfectly fits my needs.

>Its all so very complicated lol, Ive done research but there are so many opinions and things I just dont know where to start.

It can be overwhelming, but everyone starts somewhere. I started with the Kanger Subtank Mini RBA and later went to a full RTA. Looking back, the easiest way to learn building would have probably been to use an RDA, because if you fuck up or your build just doesn't work, improving or changing it will be a breeze.

If I had to do it all over, I would get the following:

u/FormidableFish · 1 pointr/ECR_UK

First off, sorry, I'm on mobile.

Well, to get you started, the first thing you need to know is Ohms law. This will basically tell you the safe limits you can push a battery to. I wouldn't recommend a mechanical mod myself BUT it's always good to know. I would recommend a regulated mod so that you're relatively safe, at least at the start.

Unfortunately, to power big builds, you probably want a mod that does over 100W, even for some tanks like the TFV8, that's not much. The Smok R200 is a good choice and I used one for months and it was always reliable. The Temperature Control isn't the best but it works.

For an RDA, you want something with a deck that's easy to build on so something like the Mutation X V5 has a two post deck which is the easiest to build on. The side and top airflow means unless you drip too much liquid inside.

Batteries like the Samsung 25R are solid favourites so if you want to make sure you always have power, get 4 of them.

To charge the batteries, you probably only need a 2 bay charger. You'll always have 2 in the mod. Nitecore are probably the most popular. The Nitecore D2 will show you all the information you need to know about where they are up to with their charge, voltage, whatever.

To start with, rather than buying a full kit to build coils, you could try pre made coils. I started out with these pre-made Claptons and then when I knew I liked dripping, I bought this coil building kit and some kanthal wire.

To wick, you'll need cotton and this Muji cotton is kind of standard. Enough there to last for a very long time.

There are plenty of tutorials for how to wick on YouTube and the best method is probably the Scottish Roll. It's a good technique which lasts for a while. It will take you a lot of practice to get it right but it pays off.

That's a lot of typing so if there's anything else, just ask.

u/ThisIsWhyICarry · 156 pointsr/guns

Good guide. Especially the method of drying. ;-)

That said, I recommend against nail polish and nail polish remover; polish doesn't set as well as enamel paint, and thus, it won't last as long or look as nice. One factor to this is that enamel paint settles flat better than nail polish does - the latter tends to curve inward or bulge outward, depending on exactly how much there is, whereas enamel paint can be polished off relatively even to the gun surface. Here's a comparison, with nail polish on the left and enamel paint on the right, and here's the final product. Note that this method also works on plastic; I filled the etching of the Crimson Trace laser as well.

Instead, I recommend Testor's 1168 Flat White enamel paint, which can be found at most hobby supply and arts & crafts stores. I apply with a very thin brush or with toothpicks, depending on how fine the work needs to be. I'll stick the tip directly into the etching grooves so that I don't end up with bubbles. I try to keep the coat relatively thin, but just thick enough so that I can't quite see the etching through the first coat when I'm done. (More on the second coat shortly.) Let it dry for an hour with a fan on it. You can sometimes get away with less time, or use a hair dryer to speed up the process, but I've found less than an hour (if you don't use a hair dryer) leaves the paint too tacky and more comes off than I'd like.

To clean up the excess paint, don't use paint thinner - not even Testors. Paint thinner will, well, make the paint too thin. This makes it too easy to accidentally remove paint from the etching that you want to leave behind. Instead, I use Hoppe's No. 9 Bore Solvent. It works similarly to paint thinner but isn't quite as powerful, which means it doesn't thin the paint as much. It's also a useful gun cleaner, so it's handy to have around anyway. :-)

Use a combination of cotton rounds and makeup sponge wedges, both of which can be found in the make-up section in most grocery stores or pharmacies for a few bucks per bag. The rounds are good for broad strokes to wipe away larger amounts of excess paint, and the wedges are good for detail work or to gently swipe evenly over the etching without pressing loose cotton threads into the etching. I try to do as few wipes over the actual etching as possible - the more you wipe the etching, the greater the chance you remove paint from inside the etching. Don't press hard, either; just press enough to maintain contact; let the solvent do the work for you.

Let the paint dry for another hour, and then apply a second coat. Odds are good that you've accidentally removed too much paint in some parts of the etching, especially where it's thin or has sharp corners. Then let dry for an hour, remove the excess with Hoppe's again, and let dry overnight to fully cure.

This will probably take you around a total of 3 hours to do, but it's worth the extra time - it looks beautiful and will last forever. Obviously, you'll need more beer for this method, but OP says you can get a 30-pack of Miller Lite for $18. It may suck, but after 30 of them, you probably won't care.

u/InvaderDJ · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Ok, here is the cheapest "good" cloud chasing set up I can think of. I'm not going to include tools, but you'll want to get needle nose tweezers, scissors, a small screw driver set (to wrap your coils on), wire cutters (can substitute them for nail clippers if you want to save money) and potentially pliers.

u/k9kkc · 1 pointr/Vaping101

1a. Maybe start off on 28? I started off there and have tried 24 gauge, but I prefer the 28 because its easier to coil and build. (If you're daring I suggest trying a twisted 28. Good flavor, decent clouds, and juice is easier to deal with since I've found single coil to waste juice a lot more).

1b. Cotton is a little trickier since its your first time building, but I suggest looking around on some videos for tutorials and what not. I suggest Japanese organic cotton, don't have to boil, just wick and wet and you'll be ready. Here's what I use.

1c. This is a great tutorial about ohms and building.

2. Juice is really up to you and how you want it. I've heard that the best for the mini is 50/50? Could be wrong, but look around on /r/electronic_cigarette and there should be some stuff that answer your questions.

3. I suggest starting off on a RDA before you start building for the mini. Get something like the Dark Horse or Plume Veil. (again personal preference)

4. Buy yourself a charger with some batteries that will fit for your istick. Its a lot easier to just interchange the batteries rather than wait until the battery dies and then having to wait for it to charge.

Hope this helps!

u/darksun773 · 4 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

If you want to get into squonking, just know that there is more of an upfront cost involved. You can always go cheap, like with the Pico Squeeze and Kangertech Dripbox but those are not the greatest. I would recommend the HCigar Inbox. It is a 75w DNA device that uses a single 18650. Stick with regulated mods for now. For attys I'd recommend going with the Wasp Nano. For the price its great, squonk compatible and it is single coil so it's great to learn on to build with.

  • HCigar Inbox - $68

  • Wasp Nano - $12

  • 2x Sony VTC5A - $7 per. The VTC5A is my personal choice as it is a very good for high wattage and mechanical mods. If you want a touch more batter life go with the Samsung 30Q

  • LUC 2 bay Charger - $20 I'd reccomend the LUC over nictecore because they can charge the batteries faster. There is also a single bay charger but the dual bay is nice for when you may get a dual 18650 mod in the future. Your choice.

  • Any pre-built wire from Advanced Vape Supply - $12-15. Would recommend regular clapton SS316L wire. SS316L is great as it heats up faster than A1 or Ni80 so it doesn't require as much power. Plus I think it brings more flavor to the table.

  • Puffs Organic Cotton - $5 and it will last you well over a year

    TOTAL: about $132 before shipping

    Note: stay away from the predator, alien, and gen 3 RX!! There are POS.
u/video_descriptionbot · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

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Description | ::EDIT:: It's a good idea to check your resistance ( ohms ) BEFORE you attempt to glow and fiddle with your coils. The resistance will change as your coils get more even. So check before, then check again after. Thanks. Hey everyone! If i'm being 100% honest. I mostly shot this video for my brother who recently got into the world of rebuilding. He was really struggling with it. Rebuilding has become such second nature to me that I often forget how it feels to be building for the first time and that sense of frustration that sets in quickly. So hopefully some other people will find this video helpful. Rebuilding honestly just takes practice and patience. ANYONE can do a solid simple build that will produce both great flavor and large clouds ( if you want ) The build in this video came out to 0.3ohms, which will work great on a mech mod, or on a higher wattage regulated device like the Sigelei 150w or iStick 50w I used 24g Kanthal, 6 wraps around a 2.5mm screwdriver. Below I have links to most everything I used in this video. Including some "beginner friendly" RDA atomizers. Precision screw drivers http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-66-052-6-Piece-Precision-Screwdriver/dp/B00009OYGV/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1435336275&sr=8-1&keywords=precision+screwdriver+set&pebp=1435336344707&perid=1M11EBNKQ3Z63A7B0VQ8 Wire Clippers http://www.amazon.com/Hakko-CHP-170-Stand-off-Construction-21-Degree/dp/B00FZPDG1K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1435336368&sr=8-1&keywords=Wire+Clippers 24g Kanthal http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Lightning-Vapes-Kanthal-Resistance/dp/B00JWYIHLY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1435336391&sr=8-1&keywords=Kanthal&pebp=1435336399204&perid=0Q2SHF5N87Q64YJT5F9E Organic Japanese Cotton http://www.amazon.com/Japanese-Organic-Cotton-Organic-unbleached-Largest/dp/B00P219C5Q Unfortunately the VapeKit has been discontinued. They are doing a V2 kit, but in the meantime check this one out http://www.coil-master.net/product/diy-kit Some good RDA's for new builders IMO Mutation X V4 http://www.vapordna.com/Project-Sub-Ohm-Designed-Mutation-X-V4-RDA-p/psmxv4.htm The Mako http://www.beyondvape.com/store/import-cat-c-1_2/beyond-vape-mako-rda-p-1927.html The IMP http://www.empiremods.com/product_p/youdimp.htm Thanks so much for watching everyone! hope this is helpful. Feel free to follow me on Instagram http://instagram.com/grimmgreen/ Twitter https://twitter.com/GrimmGreen Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GrimmGreen Also please remember that unless you make it so I can reply to you. I will be un-able to reply to your comments.
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u/robotbeatrally · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette



I've been wicking with those cotton pads and rayon for a while and I haven't died yet / think they both work well.


If you want to make claptons and have a vice (or want to rig up something to hold the bearings in place maybe with clamps on the edge of a table or something) in your work space you can keep the other end of the wire straight (while allowing it to rotate) with bearings, they help a lot, i think i have size 5. Just a thought, not a necessity.

Also consider 28g kanthal as well. It's pretty nice for twisted builds, and even a simple coil with a 3mm id and tons of wraps (like 12 to 14) has a lot of flavor from all the surface area. 26 is nice but I think it's a little warmer and has a little less flavor for me. I use 26 in some atomizers with more airflow though since the 28 can sometimes be too cool (I like 28 in a velocity though.. well I have some 27 as well I actually like that size but since the 28 seems to be my favorite for twisted I thought I'd recommend the 28).

I broke my coil master coil set tweezers (think the tips got brittle) and just replaced them instead of the tips with these and they are nice and flat and work well (and look cool)

u/Chuuno · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Word! There’s definitely a bit of a learning curve with building RTA’s (at least there was for me), but they lead to a fantastic and more cost effective vaping experience in the long run. These cotton pads on amazon are awesome for rewicking and one package should last you a lifetime. My favorite coils for single coil builds are product # 9646622 on fasttech; they’re SS316 so you can use TC if that’s your jam, and they’re dead cheap, one package has 100 coils!

I’d love to hear how the Krylin treats you, I do love me a single coil RTA.

u/sugarbibbles · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

**Skin type and skin concerns:**

Main concerns: Dryness, acne (cystic and general acne all over chin and cheeks), and splotchy discoloration all over my face (my dermatologist said it was melasma). My skin is consistently congested and breaking out, yet my entire face is sensitive, dull, itchy and flakey. After years of reading tips here, I've finally gotten to the point where redness and the majority of flaking is gone and products don't burn when they touch me, but my skin remains dull and feels tight.


While the products I've selected are relatively affordable, they add up. Plus I'm worried I'm doing more damage than good by overwhelming my skin with all these product. Mostly though, I'm so jealous of all your minimalist routines I see on here, and I want to create one that would work for me. I don't know where to start. What are your thoughts?


**Skincare routine with full product names**


  1. Wipe face gently with Neutrogena Makeup Removing Wipes
  2. Spritz face with rose water to re-moisten (currently using Leven Rose Rose Water)
  3. Eva Naturals Vitamin B3 5% Niacinamide Serum(daily)
  4. Spritz face with Kikumasamune Sake High Moisture Skin Lotion Tonerbefore skin dries completely
  5. Moisturize with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream
  6. Spritz face again with Kiku to keep moist
  7. Warm two drops of The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalanein hands and pat all over face (I just added this to my routine and I have high hopes)
  8. Australian Gold Botanical Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50
  9. Coola Liplux Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 30
  10. 1-2 times per week, exfoliate face with Baiden Mitten Exfoliator Glove
  11. 1-2 times per week exfoliate lips with Hanalei Sugar Lip Scrub


  12. First cleanse with Illiyoon Total Aging Care Cleansing Oil (I'm finishing up this bottle and then I'm going back to using Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil).
  13. Second cleanse with CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser
  14. Saturate cotton pad (White Rabbit organic cotton) with Neutrogena Alcohol-Free Toner and gently wipe face and neck
  15. Spritz face with rose water to re-moisten
  16. Elizavecca Hell Pore Control Hyaluronic acid Serum(nightly)
  17. Spritz face with Kiku before skin dries completely
  18. Moisturize with Elizavecca Milky Piggy Retinol Cream
  19. Spritz face again with Kiku to keep moist
  20. Additional moisturizer layer with Mizon Black Snail All in One Cream (I'm sure this is unnecessary, but I feel like the snail cream has done more for me than any other product and I'm emotionally attached to it now lol)
  21. Warm two drops of TO squalane oil in hands and pat all over face (NEW)
  22. Hanalei Lip Treatment
  23. Cover any cystic acne with spot treatment patches
  24. Once a week, spot treat dry problem areas with Origins drink up intensive overnight mask(it looks like they recently changed the formula for this, so I'm going to have to find something new when this runs out)
  25. Once a week, spot treat acne problem areas with Proactiv Skin Purifying Mask


    **Daily behaviors possibly impacting skin:**

    My diet is crap. While I don't eat a lot of processed food, I eat too much sugar, too much oily and fatty foods, too much red meat and not enough vegetables. Because of my family, it's going to be difficult to make adjustments, and honestly I'm not sure where to start. Caffeine consumption is pretty high, while I only have the occasional coffee, I drink a TON of green tea and oolong tea. Water intake is fair, and I usually refill my 32oz water bottle 2 times a day (yes, I have to run to the bathroom at least every 30 minutes). I pretty much stopped wearing makeup a little over a year ago, now I only wear for special occasions and the occasional eye liner.
u/phongy · 3 pointsr/Vaping101

Bare minimum you will need: cotton, wire, something to wrap around and something for compressing your coil.

For cotton: I would suggest buying something like this on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/MUJI-Makeup-Facial-Cotton-Unbleached/dp/B00VHA3ZXQ/ref=pd_sim_194_2?ie=UTF8&dpID=41cjwcCYTrL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=0GR5E3FGJMNV5WKEV7CP

For wire: This will be dependent on your mod and what route you want to take. Does your mod support TC? Do you want to use TC? If yes to both of those questions, you'll have to do a little bit of research on what wire you think you'll prefer. I've never used TC so I can't be much help in that area. If you want to go with classic kanthal, I would suggest starting with 26g because it holds its shape well without being too stiff or too springy.

For a wrap: You can simply use a screwdriver as a bare minimum OR you can use a coil wrapping jig with makes it unbelievably easy but will cost you a bit more. Something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Original-Authentic-Authenticity-Japanese-InnoVaper/dp/B00ZPTE00C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1462901328&sr=8-3&keywords=coil+jig

For compressing the coil: You can use a set of pliers to pinch your coils together when you're positioning your coil but you CAN NOT have them touching the coil when you are pulsing it for even glow. With that said, I'd highly suggest using ceramic tweezers because you can use them while pulsing.

When I started building coils I went ahead and bought an all in one tool kit for convenience like this one if you so desire (though everything listed above will do you fine): http://www.amazon.com/Coil-Master-Authentic-Tweezers-Resistant/dp/B017RX4DJ6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1462901516&sr=8-1&keywords=coil+master

Hope that helps you get started with building coils, feel free to ask any additional questions. For how to wrap coils I'd start with something on youtube like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxuE-WE17Fg

u/karmapopsicle · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Depends on whether they're set up for rebuilding or not already. If they are, the only bit missing is a nice charger. I like the Nitecore D2, which can be purchased on Lightning Vapes with the batteries.

If they're not setup for rebuilding however, there's a few more things you'll need in addition to the charger. Those would be:

  • Kanthal resistance wire - If you're only going to buy a single spool, I'd probably suggest 100ft of 27ga. It's only $6 because it's not nearly as popular as other sizes. If you're open to buying a couple spools, especially if they might end up picking up some more rebuildables, I'd suggest 100ft each of 26ga and 28ga.

  • Cotton for wicking. Link goes to a big pack of Japanese cotton pads on Amazon. Generally one of the best wicks around these days.

  • Flush cutters - An indispensable building tool. Makes snipping off leads easy as pie.

  • Tweezers. For pinching/adjusting coils, etc.

  • Kuro Coiler set. Totally optional, but for someone who is just getting into rebuilding these things are absolutely fantastic. Makes wrapping perfect microcoils as simple as can be.

  • Nice sharp pair of scissors.

  • Micro screwdriver set. Nice to have around for filling atomizers, wrapping coils around, etc.

  • Small butane torch. Use it to torch wire before wrapping so it holds its shape better.
u/cakeitup_ · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I've been using mine for several months now. I seriously drench my face with it because of the large amount and affordability LOL. I find that it is great for layering and providing refreshing hydration, but not much else. My skin has been improving lately (less breakouts and inflammation, more even tone), but I'm not sure I can 100% attribute it to Hatomugi. It's mainly hydrating and a little bit calming, if anything. I'm able to use it when my skin is more sensitive as well.

I use Selena Hagaseru Cotton, that are apparently very popular. It has 80 puffs that can peel to 5 sheets each, so 400 total omg. Soft cotton, appropriate size, holds good amount of liquid for masking. I think these are good for the cost, but it tends to fray a bit around the edges during use and tickles my face. I like the nooni toner mask sheets, it's literally like the sheet mask material cut into squares. But these are only 60 pieces total, so it's more on the pricey side.

u/davo_nz · 3 pointsr/vaporents

The Tip can be replaced with the Titanium tip. that is it.

You can vape hash, just need to buy some organic (Japanese?) cotton or some degummed hemp to put below your hash so it doesn't drip or melt down into condenser.

Only the top of the M and the Cap get hot, but they cool down extremely fast (especially the Cap), and after a few mins you can easily get the cap off with your fingers.

It is definitely worth a purchase imo. Is very efficient and easy to use. Just love mine.

u/add144 · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

The Coil Master V3 jig/wrapping kit/tool/thing is really great. I've thoroughly enjoyed mine. MyVaporStore has it for only $12; great shop, ordered from them plenty and never had a problem. No need for trying to size out random screwdrivers; it has 1.5mm to 4.0mm posts ready to go.

Any little wire snips from the local hardware store should be fine (fingernail clippers can be used in a pinch). Also some ceramic tweezers are really useful for heating and testing your coils. Most vape shops online sell tweezers.

26 gauge has always seemed like a good go-to wire size for most applications

This cotton is cheap on Amazon and you get a bunch.

u/Treefeddy · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Get Samsung 25r's

Get a Nitecore charger

Get an ohm reader!

Small screwdrivers, small round things (alen wrenches, drill bits, etc), wire cutters, scissors, small pliers/tweezers, and perhaps a magnifying glass will make your life much easier.

Start with 28g, twist it or run parallels if you need more low. Since wire is so cheap maybe pick up 28g and 24g from LightningVapes

http://www.steam-engine.org/coil.asp is your best friend

Wraps should be as close together as possible, or evenly spaced for a non-contact coil. Leave the object you wrapped it on in while you put it through your posts, tighten your screws when it's in place, then use the object to get it level/where you want your coil. After the resistance checks out pulse the fire button, gently squeeze your coil together, repeat until heating evenly from the middle of the coil. The more tidy and clean it looks, your vaping experience will likely be better.

Cotton should be snug, but not tight, only the cotton through the coil should be touching the coil (unless doing fancy wicking, but this works the best for a basic setup); slide the rest to the sides. More cotton does not equal more better; it should at least touch the juice well, but you don't need much more than that. Here is some good, cost-effective, cotton

Mechanical mods perform best <0.5ohms

Consider max vg, and consider dropping your nic level.

If you think you can get one more hit off of it, it's time to drip.

u/HashSlingingSlashur · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

With those attys. Just grab some nichrome or stainless steel. 24 gauge wire is perfect for this use.

For these atomizers, use a 3mm post to wrap your coils and do 6 to 8 wraps. 20-35 watts will be perfect and you'll have yourself plenty of vapor and lots of flavor.

Go to lightning vapes website for wire.

You can get unbleached Japanese cotton for cheap here


Most other cotton brands that are for vaping are too expensive and don't really offer anything special.

You may want a coil jig or something like that ... Search around for kits. Some people are against coil kits but I love mine and I think it's one of the best investments I've made in regards to vape gear.

Something like this would be fine


u/M4J0R_FR33Z3 · 4 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

This is Muji Japanese Cotton from Japan. This has very minimal flavor, and if you have a decent strength-flavored juice, then there is not a worry. This is 140 pads. You can obviously cut them, which i do, and can get up to 8 rewicks on dual coils (depending on how big the coils are). I love it and will NEVER go back to cotton bacon for anything but scottish or stovetop wicking. It is awesome. The only 2 drawbacks are that it comes from Japan and that the labeling is all in japanese. IMO, TOTALLY FKN WORTH IT!!!!!

I have tried the Koh Gen Do and Puff and they are very similar, but this is such a good product and a good deal for what you get that it is so worth it.

Also, I run my daily at about 80-100 watts and you can go 2-3 days b4 rewicking, but i do it every day to change harsher flavors. Had them since beginning of February and have barely made a dent. Love it!


u/VioletPrimrose · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I use them straight outta the box, but they're the pink box from White Rabbit so it's girly and elegant as heck yo.

Edit: Mini review and link.

amazon link

They aren't the softest or the roughest cotton ever. Pretty middle ground as far as softness goes. No weird chemically scents. They don't fall apart or leave little bits of fluff behind (which is why I actually like medium softness cotton pads better than the soft-as-a-cloud types). I do need to use a softer touch than with some other brands I've tried but otherwise, they work well for diy masks, applying toner, and makeup removal. Most importantly the box satisfies my vanity without me actually having to go buy a different container then having to refill it(I'm lazy okay). The adorable pink box contains 200 pieces so bonus I only have to rebuy like 2 to 3 times a year.

u/kitty-cat-meow · 1121 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

kinda related... but did you all know that reusable cotton or bamboo makeup pads exist? (i didn’t until some months ago)

i’ve switched over to using them to remove my make up with my micellar water and they do a great job and i just throw them into the wash with my laundry. they were affordable and available on amazon (also seen DIY versions too!). just sharing in case you were interested in reducing your waste! :)

edit: this is the amazon link to bamboo ones i have purchased (comes with one cute bag and one mesh bag) but there are many other listings and someone also suggested etsy. i personally have no other experiences with other reusable pads but these work and wash fine! (they require slightly more liquid product but this is a trade off i am fine with)


edit 2: also these unfortunately don’t work to replace pads to remove nail polish just FYI!!!

u/DoucheAsaurus_ · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Some reading for you.


You'll need something more substantial than a "vape pen" if you want to get into rebuilding. The Aspire cf sub ohm battery is a good beginners device for building on. It performs like a mech, but it has built in protection so you won't blow yourself up on your first build. If you want to get more elaborate I'd suggest an ipv mini, but then you'll have to spring for batteries and a charger too. It is a far more versatile device though.

As for an atty, I really like my tobeco plume veil 1.5 clone. You can get one for $17 shipped from 101vape.

For supplies, go to lightning vapes and get an ohm meter and a couple different sizes of kanthal. I like 24, 26, and 28 gauge for various builds. Use the code LV20 for 20% off.

Go to Amazon for some Japanese cotton wick. It is the best wick you can buy in my opinion.

Once you've watched some videos and get a little knowledge under your belt, go to steam engine to play with your numbers before you build. There's loads of information on there, but pay close attention to the heat flux. You want it to stay green for your desired wattage.

u/I_Plunder_Booty · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

If you chose to go the rebuilding route this is what you need, and some atty suggestions at the end.

You need- wire- http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Lightning-Vapes-Kanthal-Resistance/dp/B00JVXVKB0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1413428261&sr=8-2&keywords=kanthal+a1

cotton- either balls or pads http://www.amazon.com/Organic-Cotton-Balls-80-Count/dp/B00CD8FCRI/ref=sr_1_6?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1413428355&sr=1-6&keywords=organic+cotton http://www.amazon.com/Cotton-Labo-ORGANIC-Puff-200pc/dp/B000TCD51A/ref=pd_ybh_5

drill bit set- http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-Drill-Bit-Set-13-Piece-45110/204590609#product_description

Tweezers- any pharmacy

Disposable butane torch- any gas station

ohm reader- http://101vape.com/meters/170-ohms-meter.html
(most regulated mods have a built in one, but a reliable and exact external ohm meter is very good to have)

rebuildables- tanks- kayfun https://www.fasttech.com/p/1605200 (google some kayfun build tutorial videos, stay under 20 watts while vaping on it)

drippers- magma https://www.fasttech.com/p/1718100
zenith https://www.fasttech.com/p/1770202

(both of those drippers are a good start because you can block 1 air intake and make single coils untill you are comfortable enough to build dual coils)

I own these drippers and that tank. They are the cheapest clones on the market but all work great. Shipping takes 3 weeks, chose first class china e-packet as shipping option

OPTIONAL- coil jig, no need for drill bits, MAKES COIL BUILDING EASY https://www.fasttech.com/p/1878301 (I've honestly never tried this, but I recently ordered one to try out, should have it in 2 weeks)

u/blueyellowgrey · 5 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

For makeup, I'd recommend just sticking to items sold directly from the company or sold and shipped by Amazon. theBalm Cosmetics is available on Amazon and I love their face products (Mary Lou Highlighter, The Desert Bronzer, Instain/Boy Blushes). Sleek Makeup is also available which is great since they're not readily available in the US. I recommend their eyeshadows, face products (highlight, blush, contour kit) and their liquid lipsticks.

I also like buying makeup tools and organizers from Amazon. A few that I've personally bought and love:

u/tuseday · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

You're probably better off getting a regulated box mod. Ilumn.com is great for batters and chargers.

For your coils Coil Building 101 video will help you as well as this calculator.

Plume Veil 1.5 RDA is really easy to build on & Lemo Drop is great if you want a tank so you don't have to drip all the time.

Puff cotton is great cheap cotton. 28 gauge kanthal is what I use.

u/Peenutbutter_Jelly · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I love mine. I am in Canada and ordered mine from Amazon. I have tried 2 brands and they are both great. I use the bamboo ones that roogoogle mentioned and these ones . I don't wear makeup, I use mine for micellar water and toner applications.

To wash them you can put them in the laundry bags, as others have mentioned. I also hand wash mine sometimes. I soak in boiling water for 10 mins. I then wash them by hand with gentle detergent and then put them on a rack to air dry. I don't always have access to the washing machine when I need it. Hope this information helps you!

u/vh1atomicpunk · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Not too much into drippers as I don't trust them not to leak in my pocket. If you want a rebuildable tank setup a la Kayfun/Russian, I can wholeheartedly recommend the Squape Reloaded clone by Ehpro. The original is something like $160, the clone is available on Eciggity.com for $40. I picked one up about two weeks ago and I'm still impressed. Super easy to build, quality is top notch - stainless steel + glass, and vaping it is better than any other tank I've used. Juice capacity is LARGE. This isn't something you need a 30W+ device for either, as it's single coil. An MVP2 or iStick would do you fine, as would any of the Vamo or SVD type devices. You will need to buy some wicking material (Cotton Labo has some exquisite organic Japanese cotton for not too much), and some Kanthal (I find that 26 or 24 gauge is best).

u/rlvampire · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Mech mod? You cannot go wrong with a high quality copper nemesis. Anything with a good grade copper will perform well and if it has silver contact pins also a good thing to have. There really isnt anything much better, mech mods are just tubes of material containing a battery and the required contact points to trigger the electrical reaction required to vape. The great thing about nemi's are they dont require much maintenance and the springs can be easily replaced when they wear out. If you are vaping on regulated right now I highly suggest that if you are trying to UPGRADE, look for the Xpro M80 which has temperature features along side most of the other cool technical options offered for regulated devices. I am getting my custom DNA40 here from PegasusVaporAcademy in about a month or so and if I hadnt already paid for it I would be getting one myself. If you are looking for flavor atomizers and want to rebuild look up the derringer or a decent plume veil 1.5 clone with the recessed juice well. If you want clouds you could look for a Mutation X, Kennedy, Doge, and so many others, I am not a cloud chaser so I dont have enough of a desire to test ALL of the things out there now. Most of these can be found for around or well under 50$ Since you arent a sub-ohm vaper, http://www.amazon.com/Cotton-Labo-ORGANIC-Puff-200pc/dp/B000TCD51A would probably be one of the best options for wicking if you plan to rebuild. The Subtank Mini is an excellent clearomizer and I have good things from the Artic but I prefer the mini rebuilding options and styling. Kanthal can be found for under 10$ for large spools of it pretty much in droves online, getting a new set up should be less than 80-100$ in total unless you need more tools or another ohm checker with some batteries.

u/HoboAJ · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

That's a pretty sweet set up to start off with! Since most of your questions are answered, might I suggest learning to build your own coils, rather than buying replaceables. In the short term it will be a bit pricey to begin with if you purchase a complete set, though many items can be replaced with simple home tools, like nail clippers and tweezers. In the long run you gain a large ammount more control, customizable experience, and save some good money.

Bare essentials you're looking to buy: A new tank, wire, a coil-jig (easy mode) or screw drivers, a large supply of cotton.

or you could pick up a kit

EDIT: Just do the math, if you change coils once a week, how long could it take for this set of things to pay for itself. Then think about how some people feel it makes the experience better.

u/boomincali · 2 pointsr/Vaping101

When I first started out with building my own coils, I used this site to help me with what build I needed.


If you're using a tank, I'd suggest building at around 1.0-.5 ohms.

Here's a video on how to build coils.


https://www.lightningvapes.com/ - Nice place to buy your kanthal from. I've been vaping this wire for years now. A spool of a 100 feet would last you just as long. They also sell tools in the site like wire cutters, pliers, screw driver sets and tweezers. Even if you already have those laying around the house somewhere, I would buy a set just for your vape equipment to keep them clean and free from dirt and oil.

http://www.unkamensupplies.com/collections/stainless-steel-wire - If you want to get into the temp control world, I recommend stainless steel wire since it's a bit easier to build with as opposed to ni200 (nickel) and cheaper than titanium.

http://www.amazon.com/ORGANIC-Cotton-Makeup-Puff-Medium/dp/B000TCD51A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1453484639&sr=8-1&keywords=puff+cotton - I bought this bag last April. My gf took half of it for makeup removal purposes and left the half for me to use for vaping. I'm still working on that half. It's a lot of cotton for close to $5.

If you have any questions, just send me a PM.

Edit: Also, I recommend you buy a 4-bay charger for your batteries. Even though it has an onboard battery charger, even the manufacturer recommends you use a separate charger. And marry those three batteries. Meaning charge them together and use them together. Never separate the three.


u/ethanedwardcook · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Hey guys, for xmas I bought my wife a Smok g-priv, big baby beast tank, and a bunch of different flavored liquid including that 1,400ml deal for $75 the other day on here.

Long story short she loves it and has gone from a pack a day to only smoking one cig in the morning. That is HUGE for me and I am so proud of her. Anyways I want to double down and start myself as well. I have been watching a lot of rip tippers and plan on getting the smoant battlestar. But I really get into hobbies when I start them and would really like to get an RTA for mine and the equipment needed to make some really nice coils. After all my research I was leaning towards the merlin mini because people say it is easy and has great flavor. After trying this new Capone flavor on my wife’s vape I love it and I want more. The problem is I can’t find it in stock at Element Vape and I would preffer to use the same place for everything unless there is free shipping somewhere that does not take forever. Anyways now that the story is over here are my questions.

  • Is this everything I need to start building coils?
  1. Cotton
  2. Wire
  3. Coil Masters Kit v3

  • Anywhere I can get the Merlin mini for a good price/free shipping and it will not take 10 days to get here?
    If not what is the next best tank. I really want a RTA because dripping constantly sounds horrible. It does not need to be single coil but from what I hear that is better for flavor and flavor is what I want.

  • anything else I need or am missing? I plan on getting 2 LG HG2s.

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u/saulteen · 4 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Well, that's easy! Just need some cash and I will guide you to the rest. Okay, istick30- http://www.eciggity.com/eleaf-istick-30w-battery/
that will replace your evod. Also, if you don't want to mess with an atomizer go with but a solid vape-http://sweet-vapes.com/apvs/joyetech/joyetech-egrip-20-watt.html

Okay, if you are currently rocking an evod...I will make the assumption that you would be new to rebuilding(which is making the coils, instead of buying prebuilt ones...not meaning to over explain but if you are new, I just want to inform you).
You will need to watch some videos on how to build coils- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfuOOgOvjL4 (also a solid review of the Taifun GT2)
Then you need to purchase the Taifun GT2- https://www.fasttech.com/product/2047800

You will also need 28 gauge kanthal A1- http://www.amazon.com/Kanthal-Gauge-Wire-32mm-Resistance/dp/B00JVXVKB0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1422333395&sr=8-2&keywords=kanthal+a1

And I suggest japanese cotton-http://www.amazon.com/Cotton-Labo-ORGANIC-Puff-200pc/dp/B000TCD51A/ref=pd_sim_misc_8?ie=UTF8&refRID=0JSXYVNPVVYFJVCYDTZ0

And if you are going this far, get the best juice- http://www.stasheliquids.com/collections/drippers-paradise/products/my-sweet-one?variant=928219087

So search youtube for Taifun builds-https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=taifun+builds

Then replicate-
And if you need some help- let me know and I will build some coils and send them to you pre-wicked...but I would suggest just going for it...tweezers...scissors...drill bit around 1/8in or just get a shitty set and you are good.
Remember- idiots build coils all the time...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDz0otQmSH4

u/StillMixin · 4 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Building is super easy especially with a coil master it's very simple to learn and also saves money in the long run! This was where I got my coil master. Along with the wire as well as this cotton . Best cotton ive ever used and will last me at least a year and a half. I got it in January and I rewick often and have only used probably 1/10 of that bag. Also Steam Engine has been recommended to help with knowing the ins and outs of ohms. But I personally have done it enough to know what build does what without using this site much. Hope I could help!

u/ArthurClennam · 7 pointsr/ecr_eu

You need:

  • Wire - Zivipf or The Crazy Wire Co are highly recommended
  • Wick - japanese cotton (like Muji: easy to work with, cheap and available from ebay or amazon). Alternatives: regular organic cotton, rayon.
  • tools to wrap your coils around - a precision screwdriver set or a coiling tool (like this or this)
  • good scissors
  • (ceramic) tweezers
  • ohm meter (optional, you can measure the resistance on a regulated mod, but I highly recommend buying one)
  • flush cutter

    You can buy these items separately (for cheap via Fasttech, or domestically), or, if you don't mind the markup, in DIY kits (like this Coil Master kit).

    Rebuilding isn't that hard, and it's so much cheaper than buying coil heads. There are tons of Youtube tutorials (or written ones) to help you get into it. Building and wicking RTA's is a tiny bit trickier than building RDA's because of the size of the build deck and potential leaking issues, but that shouldn't discourage you.

    I can't recommend the Aromamizer, because I don't have one, but in my opinion a tank with a velocity style deck is a good idea. You can get an RBA deck for the TFV4, too.

    Edit: Steam Engine is extremely useful.
u/Madmikeyb83 · 4 pointsr/ecr_eu

I asked a similar question recently. Some of the info I received was:

Wire - http://www.wireandstuff.co.uk/products/index.html (26g Kanthal seems to be the best place to start)

Cotton - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cotton-Labo-Organic-Puff-200Pc/dp/B000TCD51A

I think RDA wise (particularly on a budget) I'd heade to www.fasttech.com/ and look at some velocity clones or something like the Wotofo Sapor or freakshow. They seem to be relatively well liked - and cheap!

The wiki that /u/Dumbgecko mentions above is invaluable - lots and lots and lots of very, very, very useful information.

u/THAT0NEASSHOLE · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

You're going to want to stock up, especially if you're just getting into rebuildables.

I would avoid individually packaged pads and go for a bulk pack. This is where I've bought my cotton https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P219C5Q ive ordered it twice and the first time the pads were small and the second they are huge. Despite this variance I still recommend them as the taste is delicious, the cost is perfect and they last for a very long time.

A large pad now will last me almost a month, but when I first started I went through like 7 medium pads until I got wicking down.

Wire lasts a very long time. I ordered a quad core fused Clapton 15ft spool from advanced vape supply in December and haven't even gone through half after replacing all my coils with it. Just got a 30ft one as backup since I absolutely love it.

u/tinytankzz · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette



Those are my favorite Cheapo Authentics on fasttech. They have other colors for both models but, those are in stock and would ship tomorrow. Also if your into trying more out, the velocity clones are fantastic, as well as the hobo 2.1 clones.


As for cotton order a 100 pack of japenese cotton off amazon for 6 bucks here.


You have a TC device so don't hesitate to grab some Nickel or Titanium IN ADDITION TO kanthal. It's good to learn and try on kanthal so your not accidentally dry-burning metal oxides while your practicing.

Edit: Also 24G kanthal and nickel is really easy to coil for first timers because of its lack of "spring"

u/Jam3z_C · 1 pointr/RBA

Pretty much everything has already been said, I love this stuff though. I'm using the Labo organic Japanese cotton (as it was cheaper) and it's working great. I don't think I'll ever be going back to regular ole organic cotton. And the pads are extremely easy to work with.

Here's a link to where I bought mine, in case anyone is interested: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TCD51A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/figoligolio · 1 pointr/GrassHopperVape

There's a certain type of cotton you should use if you intend to inhale through it. There's a disease called cotton lung factory workers used to get all the time. Also most cotton uses bleach to dye it and pesticides and fertilizers and stuff you really shouldn't be inhaling.

This is the cotton I use for my RDA wicks. Just seems a bit healthier.


Not sure if you care, but I thought I'd warn you. I'm just assuming since you got a vape that you want to live a long healthy life. Feel free to criticize my thoughts, I just want everyone to be happy and healthy.

Edit: forgot url for cotton.

u/burnt_wick · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Replay links:



direct mp3 download


Replay notes:

I need your help.

I am going after the entire e-liquid manufacturing industry. Tons of people making e-liquid are risking your health and rights for profit. The sad thing is, it’s actually easy to eliminate the problem. Most of them just don’t care – about you.

The e-liquids being put out by manufacturers may be toxic, if not to our lungs, then certainly to our rights. Our anti-vaping enemies will take this information and run wild with it. This will lead to vaping use and sale bans across the country if we don't do something to stop it.

It looks like most e-liquid manufacturers don’t care. Some do – but most don’t. They are not going to change unless we force them.

Listen to the diacetyl discussion. Then press the manufacturers to show you lab results. Start with the e-liquids that you buy most often.

Here is an example on how to ask:

Hi xxx,
I have a question regarding diacetyl testing in (insert manufacturer name) e-liquid: can you provide me with a copy of a lab report that verifies that (insert name(s) of e-liquid that you buy) are diacetyl free?
What I'm looking for is something like what this company provides to customers (use Google Chrome to translate the page):


As you can see, a copy of the test results from an independent laboratory is available for every eliquid that they sell.

Can you provide me with a copy of the results of a lab test that confirms that (insert e-liquid names) are diacetyl-free?


(insert your name)

If you are able to get a lab report, send a copy of your correspondence with the results to [email protected]

If the company gives you the runaround or some bullshit excuse, let me know at [email protected]

A bunch of vapers call in to share good and bad experiences from ECC.

Russ likes Japanese cotton, a quick review


Tell your story! [email protected]

u/Xasdfghjkx · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Sounds pretty straight forward and like a practice makes perfect type of thing. Are there certain tools needed to rewick/rebuild? I see organic cotton and wire on Amazon for like $7 each, would these work?



u/Urano_Metria · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I have some Japanese cotton I got off Amazon, but so far in the 12-14 times I've rewicked I've only ever used this stuff from VapeWild. I got a bunch for free in one of my orders so I figured why not use it. Any idea what it is? It says "Japanese Organic Cotton," but it looks nothing like the stuff I bought on Amazon. It seems to work pretty great, and it's much higher quality than whatever cotton ships in the box with various RDAs/RTAs.

u/Roseceroe · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I just bought these the other week off of amazon, and I like them! I use them to apply the second step of my oil cleansing, and they’ve worked great! The only thing I would worry about in your case is that they might feel a little rough on the delicate eye skin, but if you have a good makeup remover that doesn’t involve too much rubbing, they should work well for you! :)
16 PACK Reusable Makeup Remover Bamboo Cotton Pads - Organic Cotton Rounds - Laundry Bag Included - Zero Waste and Chemical Free Face Wipes - 2 Layers of Organic Bamboo Velour Cloth https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DR9H6TM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_bWhxCbFNVBAD5

u/Nikon_Justus · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

I have been using This for awhile now and its great. I can't say the flavor is a HUGE difference over organic cotton but it wicks great and its very easy to work with.

u/wes_MLV · 2 pointsr/Vaping

>When buying premade coils is there any you can suggest that are best for flavor?

If you plan to buy a tank, you can only buy the coils that are made for that tank. Smok and Pico would be fine. If you want to try building or having a show show you how to build, you can buy premade Clapton's coils. Doesn't really matter too much what brand. Pay attention to the suggested Wattage though, as different sizes will mean different sweet spots.

>Also what cotton is the best and/or cheapest?

The best is Japanese cotton. They're actually cotton pads that other people use for makeup removal and other skincare stuff. The kind you want is unbleached. This is a common one. This will last you months, if not years.

Something a little pricier is Cotton Bacon, a brand specifically made for building vapes with. I have no idea if it's worth it, but good vape stores will carry it.

>Sorry for all the also's but also would you recommend buying online or in a shop? I tend to be pretty impatient.

Stores: Pros: Are able to offer lots of juice suggestions, and you don't have to wait. They have weekly deals and membership programs. Cons: More expensive, don't always carry what you want.

Online: Pros: Don't have to leave your house, are much cheaper, have more variety. Cons: They have to check your age, which can be a pain online. It takes a few days to a few months depending on where the store is located (check shipping times).

If you buy a tank, just buy the coils online because you don't need to choose different coils. It will be the same one every time, so just buy a lot.

u/sc0ttynepas · 1 pointr/Vaping101

I bought a bag of this recently and it's amazing. I have no break in period and the flavor is amazing. If you search you can find it under $10 on amazon. I have also used Koh Gen Do cotton. It had a day or two break in time, but was great after that.

Between the two I prefer the MUJI, for the lack of a break in period and it roles great with the scottish role method.

u/Steepanddeep · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Bought Puffs organic cotton medium size off Amazon for 7 dollars this time last year, also got some [cellucotton Rayon small box] (http://www.amazon.com/Graham-Professional-Cellucotton-Beauty-Rayon/dp/B004OR6OLY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1451949457&sr=8-2&keywords=rayon) like a month later.

I still have a decent amount of cotton still, even with giving 1/3 of it to my fiance for makeup removal. And the Rayon even though I use that occasionally for lower ohm higher watt builds, is barely even touched.

Both have awesome flavor and wick well. The Rayon is nice for not getting dry hits because it wicks a little faster, but the taste is not as full. The cotton tastes the best but also takes a little more time to break in.

Cotton Bacon and Native Wick, I have tried both and they aren't bad by any means just overpriced.

u/MessingerofDeath · 2 pointsr/Vaping101

Using an Alien with a Goon and SS 316L claptons, core 26 gauge and wraps 36 gauge with 6/7 wraps at 3mm diameter. Tons of vapor and flavor. Only downside is that it goes through tons of liquid. I also think simple 24 gauge SS coils are great, and still produce a good amount of vapor and flavor.

I don't really like the bridge posts on the Goon-they provide a ton of space for building, but it takes me way longer to make sure a build is just right because it is so easy to jostle a coil out of place when everything is unscrewed. I think velocity style decks are way better for building on, but that's just me. However, the positives of the Goon make up for that issue, and it is my daily use RDA.

Here is the cotton I use: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00N7E9YYO/ref=pd_aw_sim_194_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=7WBX7QXC21Q5SP3EJHZY

u/wiiv · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Cotton Bacon is cheap, give it a shot, but order some of this as well : https://www.amazon.com/ORGANIC-Cotton-Makeup-Puff-Medium/dp/B000TCD51A/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1465891190&sr=8-3&keywords=puff+cotton

The puff cotton is really easy to work with and SUPER cheap. That one $6 bag has 200 pads in it, even if you're scottish rolling dual coils and you replace cotton once a week, you've got about 4 years of cotton there.

If you're rolling a smaller atomizer or not using scottish roll, you're probably looking at 8 or 10 years worth of cotton at least. I know when wicking my Subtank RBA I used about 1/10 of a pad.

u/senorchip · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

I love my griffin. Hits well for me at 45 watts. I have never used it above that but others can chime in about that. Japanese puff cotton is perfect for me. I take off one of the skins & cut it in 4-5 strips for a 3mm id coil. Hits like a champ at 45 watts.

u/KeepYourClawsOut · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'm normally not an organic-pusher, but these are amazing.

Rounds 80 Count (3 Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GMPGETI?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

They never pill or fall apart as I'm using them like cheap cotton rounds do when wet. I can use one for my whole face. They are incedibly soft as well. So worth it.

u/saintgutsfree · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

For an affordable first mech mod setup I would suggest a Stingray, Penny, Akuma or Nemesis clone for your mod.

Nemesis Clone link

Stingray Clone link

Penny Clone link

As for you atty there are some decent clones out there but one that has been getting popular and is an affordable authentic is the Mutation X.
It's got a deep well and awesome adjustable airflow.

Mutation X Link

Otherwise you could get a clone rda of a plume veil, tugboat, tobh, or patriot.

Then a very important part you need is the battery. Can't go wrong with Sony VTC-5s but they are kind of hard to find nowadays. You may be able to find some but be careful. There are a lot of fakes going around. Some other viable batteries are the Samsung 25R and LG HE2.

and of course you will need kanthal wire (prob 26 or 28) Link, some jewelry sized tools (pliers wire cutters, screwdrivers) Link, organic/Japanese cotton Link, an ohm reader Link and a battery charger Link.

If you have anymore questions I would check out the thread on "What I wish I knew about rebuildables". Here is a Link

u/_-Arthur-_Vaper · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

> amazon.ca

Price is almost double for the same item from the US site (xe.com says the price = $10 USD), but still a good deal for a quality product, works well, and has no break-in period or 'off' taste:


Also, if it matters, the famous Daniel from DJLSB uses this cotton as well, but rarely mentions it in his videos.

I like Daniel's vids too. :)

u/venusasaboii · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I recently started using the Unicharm Uruuru sponge cottons. They have a spongy texture and I love gimmicky things so I caved. But they're actually really good! I like them because they're quite large, and they're really easy to make diy or toner masks out of. I was worried that the sponge texture would absorb too much product, but I feel like everything I put on the cotton actually ends up on my skin. I bought some more traditional five layer cottons at the same time but honestly, I reach for the Uruuru more often than not. They come in boxes of 40 but you can split them in half and get 80 uses out of each cotton.

I got mine from Amazon but I've seen them on ebay and iMomoko.

u/Lasgar · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Overall looks fine and fair prices.

I would skip the cotton bacon and just get https://www.amazon.com/ORGANIC-Cotton-Makeup-Puff-Medium/dp/B000TCD51A/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1539029394&sr=8-2&keywords=puffs+organic+cotton

I'm still on my first pack from years ago. It is a widely known and used cotton by tons of vapers and the price can't be beat.

The battery, we recommend you only buy your batteries from one of the trusted sources just due to so many counterfeits being out there. This is either illumn, li-ion wholesale, or imrbatteries. The Sony VTC6 is a good choice though. Even if you end up spending a few more dollars total, your safety is not the area you want to skimp on.

u/BILLOWINGBLUE · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

This might be a good starting point to build on the Velocity.

The above linked Steam Engine site is an invaluable tool for the coil builder. If you play around with it you will see that if at some time you want to go much lower than the linked .7Ω coil it will be necessary to use lower gauged wire so the coil has enough wraps to give lots of contact with the wick. There is also several mobile apps for coil building with Vapers Toolbox being a popular one.

As for flavor in the Velocity or any atty, the rule of thumb is to place your coils as close to the airholes as possible without touching and causing a short.

One last comment. If your cotton is in ball form I would recommend getting some Japanese cotton for it wicks much better than cotton balls.


u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Get a kit similar to this : Coil building kit

Buy cotton similar to this, that's about a lifetimes worth.

Buy a roll of kanthal a1.

Use this calculator to figure out your coil design, I.E what ohm range you want.

Tanks last years if taken care of, 100 feet of kanthal is ten bucks and will make more than one hundred coils. With the cost of a building kit and cotton for six lifetimes you're looking at about 35 bucks USD

Watch a few tutorials on making coils by the big youtubers, it's extremely simple. I don't have enough experience to recommend a tank, but I recently received a Vapefly Galaxies RDTA and I love it. Lots of airflow options, easy to build.

Most people are picky as fuck, regarding your comment on youtube videos. Partly it's due to how customizable vaping is, partly it's due to they have to fill x amount of time talking about a product that is more or less the same as the other 500 they've reviewed. Don't worry about the best, worry about what works for you.

u/DustForVomit · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Koh Gen Do pads are awesome, but are practically impossible to find right now. I have a pack of 'Cotton Labo Organic cotton puffs' that I'm loving right now. Get them for pretty cheap on amazon.

u/TickleTrunks · 1 pointr/vaporents

I’ve actually used un-bleached cotton pads, cut to fit the solo stem, then it absorbs your moon rock and won’t leak in to your stem:

MUJI Makeup Facial Soft Cut Cotton Unbleached 60x50 mm 140pcs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MYXSRAQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_INf1DbH3Q45EE

Or, as other users have said, you can sandwich it between herb, but I personally don’t like mixing the tastes of moon rocks/concentrate/herb. Best of luck.

u/darkDeluge · 2 pointsr/Vaping

I have that same bag of cotton. I've used cotton bacon and geek vape cotton, but this cotton works the best for me. It's really fluffy and wicks very nicely. Plus you get a shit ton for very inexpensive. $7 on amazon with prime

EDIT: Not available until January 7. Still an excellent deal.

u/Temporary_Viberg · 5 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I vote for Takashima Cupertino Store despite the parking situation.

I'd like to see if it's possible to meet at a restaurant or boba place first and then mosey over to Takashima. This gives us time to meet each other and also gives people time to find parking/beat traffic/find us in this confusing plaza etc..Thursday or Friday evenings, Saturday all day and Sunday after 1:00 PM on any date works well for me.

I'd like to product swap (seeking a single Freeset Donkey Milk mask) and pick other AB-er's brains for tips n' tricks on my skin type (dehydrated).

Also - looking to become a MIZON snail convert but haven't been able to patch test any samples on my skin yet!

May possibly bring another friend who is a non-redditor who is completely new to AB skincare.

p.s. This store also sells DIY SELENA multilayer cotton puffs 80 ct useful for Hado Labo DIY face masks with Gokujun lotion for $3.50!

u/Fritzli90 · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Dual triple-twisted 316L at .22ohms in TC in the Griffin 25 here.

You kinda have to find the perfect temperature that you personally like yourself (same goes for watts in wattage mode). Just start low (150C in TC or 30W in VW for this kind of build) and slowly work your way up. In TC you will have to bump up the wattage occasionally if your coil doesn't reach the set temperature (...fast enough).

I use these for wicking in all my atties. And always give my wicks some time to break in. I noticed that fresh wicks give a slightly burnt taste when vaped at my usual TC settings compared to ones that are broken-in. After a few puffs, you should be good to go :)

u/CannibalAngel · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Interesting. I can get a 100' spool of 26 guage Kanthal on Amazon from Lightning Vapes here for $5 + free shipping. The SAME THING on Lightning Vapes' web site is $7 + Shipping. Is there any reason that I should order direct from them as opposed to going through Amazon?

Also, would this be good cotton to wick with?

u/BrungardtBlade-Tool · 1 pointr/Bladesmith

Everyone does it differently but we all probably use the same product called Nesquik Instant Coffee. Generally brew up a batch at room temperature with distilled water. Boiling it turns allot of the acids into base and well water has allot of minerals in it.

Basic ferric chloride etch to get an even base coat going. I'll generally neutralize with Windex. Then clean the oxides off with a cotton makeup pad with a dab of Green Flitz. Making sure its all even. If not repeat.

Then as simple as dropping it in the coffee and checking every 5-10 minutes since it etches slow. Repeated etching intervals of 5 minutes with a quick Windex neutralization and light makeup surface wiping to continually remove the surface oxides will get you there. (No Flitz if your going for dark until your set on the color since it will drop it a shade)

The finer the grind the darker an etch will take.

But as I said before ultimately it all comes down to the steel to achieve a full black etch. There's just not enough Manganese in 1080 and 1095. Without using something like a blueing agent it'll always be closer to a deep grey. Steels like D2, 5160, 1084, and 80CRV2 all have a higher Manganese content which allows for a deeper darker etch. There are others I just can't remember them off the top of my head.

u/Ephemeral_Halcyon · 1 pointr/Vaping

They're fine. Give them a try and if they work for you, great. There's also these pads sold on Amazon. I personally think the pads are easier to work with. They don't tear apart as easily as unrolled cotton balls.

u/northwest_juice · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Just buy some off Amazon. This right here is probably a huge portion of the market. The same stuff you find in vape shops. And there really is not anything special about those brands with their fancy pants cotton. Given some are better than others but it's all just marketing and repackaging and rebranding. But here this is $5 on Amazon for a huge bag. Organic Japanese cotton. You're welcome.

u/catlesscatlady2 · 10 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I use these: Wegreeco Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads 12 Pack with Laundry Bag - Chemical free, Reusable Soft Facial and Skin Care Wash Cloth Pads - Wipes Face Clean (White) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079B836R2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ys5cBbWC19PR8

I like that they come with a bag to throw them in the wash. I keep them in a jar and i have the bag hanging by my mirror so I can put the used ones in there right away.

u/dwn009 · 3 pointsr/RBA

Use unbleached organic cotton, usually people go for the pads as they're easy to roll up and trim.


That pack will last you a long time.

In terms of coils, your device caps out at 50 watts, so I wouldn't advise anything thicker than 26 gauge wire when you're making your own coils. Anything lower might take a long time to heat up with the power you have available. Make sure when you're building that you use an ohm reader to ensure you say in a safe resistance range. At 50 watts you should be able to get a nice vape out of a 6 wrap 26g dual coil. Watch a few tutorials on youtube, especially if you have a specific RDA/RTA you're looking to build with.



u/cognitivegear · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

From what I've heard, a Lemo should be fine. A couple of alternatives though - I use a Kayfun Lite Plus on my MVP2 with excellent results. Also I heard that the Kayfun v4 was just cloned, that might be another option soon. I wouldn't use the Billow on a MVP2, or if so just use a single coil build - dual coil isn't going to work so well.

Regardless of what RTA you use, I'd suggest a 30 gauge wire at 1.7 ohm (6 wraps on a 3/32" drill bit) - this works fantastically on the MVP2. I go with small gauge wire (30 or 32) because of the lower amp limit on the MVP2 for a lower heat capacity (less time to heat up.)

Also, since you are new to building, also take a look at getting some Japanese Cotton to start out with. Take a look at this one, $7.50 and free shipping (if you order over $35, not hard to do this time of year :) ).

To answer your other question, you probably won't have to change your juice. I haven't noticed a ton of difference in that regard on my RTA compared to the Nautilus, at least if you are using the BVC coils. It does however provide much better flavor (at least on the Kayfun Lite Plus, can't speak about the Lemo.) With a RDA (dripper) you would have to think about that, but probably not on a RTA unless you are also getting a battery that can push a lot more wattage.

Also, I'd suggest you take a look at steam-engine. It is fantastic for getting started on building coils.

Edit Ninja edit for more info

u/holly421 · 2 pointsr/ZeroWaste

I have these re-useable face pads that I bought from Amazon (I know, I know) that I absolutely love! They're soft and seem to do a great job. I've also heard that you can use nursing pads for the same purpose.



u/13th_floor · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

I have the nylon tweezers but the stainless would work just as well. It's the ceramic tips that are important. Ceramic absorbs heat really well so if you use them on hot coils they won't melt or leach metal onto the coil.

I get my cotton from Amazon and prefer cotton pads. It's a much better deal compared to Fasttech and you know what kind of cotton you are getting.

Either of these.

u/TotooriaHelmold · 0 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

RDA Beginner's kit:

  • Precision Screw Drivers (Amazon)
  • 24 AWG Kanthal A1 (Amazon)
  • 26 AWG Kanthal (Amazon)
  • Japanese Cotton Pads (Amazon)
  • Needlenose Pliers (Amazon)
  • Wire Cutters (Amazon)

    Total at amazon: ~ £32

    RDA Options:

  • Velocity - this RDA is a darling in the reddit community and has a wide range of airflow from quite closed, to wide open. The mini clone is a beast and well worth the $18 USD
  • Sapor RDA - This top-airflow RDA removes worries of leaks, and is cheap to boot! The sapor has a 4 post deck making building nice and easy, and comes with both a wide-bore and standard 510 drip tip. The sapor usually goes for about $20 USD
  • Mutation XS / XV4 RDA - this RDA (ok, these RDAs) offerse a combination of side and top bottom airflow, and is great for some cloud chasing. It's cheap, but, it does have a significant propensity for leaking - so be wary. Usually goes for around $25 USD
u/nosomeeverybody · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

MUJI Makeup Facial Soft Cut Cotton Unbleached 60x50 mm 180pcs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VHA3ZXQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_qPhSAbM3GRS7Q
These I love for micellar water. I split them in half and just use one half per routine when I’m not wearing makeup. They’re very soft and durable, and so much more luxurious and yet still more economical than your nicer cotton pads available in the US.
HuntGold 1000Pcs Soft Cotton Daily Facial Makeup Puff Pads Paper Cosmetic Remover Cleansing Pads https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y131K2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_8RhSAbC7AMPVA
These are very thin with a bit of a rough texture. I was using them exclusively because I bought them and the Muji ones at the same time and didn’t want to have multiple kinds of facial cotton because that would make me crazy, right? But I gave up because they are so thin it would have taken me years to get through them and that’s even crazier. That said, I love these for the thinness and the lack of waste of product when I use them. They are perfect for essences and toners you don’t want to waste. I’ve been using the trial size pixi glow tonic for like two months now thanks to these guys.

u/L33TJ4CK3R · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Not sure what to recommend as a beginner friendly RDA, I have limited experience with a great many of them, so I'll leave that for someone that has been around a bit longer.

Whatever RDA you get, do yourself a favor and order extra post screws and o-rings for it. A lot can happen in 5 months, and it would be a tragedy if your new RDA is unusable because you lost a screw.

As far as gear needed, the three most essential, IMO, are ceramic tweezers a coil diameter jig, and flush cutters. <--- these are links to the ones I have. Maybe get a backup tweezers or two, ceramics can break, and they're cheap.

Since you will be isolated for awhile, you're going to need a good sized bag of cotton(I like Puff brand japanese organic), and coil wire, obviously!

Get yourself a spool of round wire of whatever coil material you prefer, 24 gauge is a pretty good size for simple round wire builds. You can usually get 100feet+ spools for a few bucks.

You can also get spools of pre-made claptons and such, I really like the ones from Advancevapesupply, and 15 feet of clapton wire goes a long way. I'd still recommend getting round wire as well, even if you order these.

You're going to inevitably have some bad builds, need to rewick many times before getting it right, so plan accordingly. Coil wire goes a long way, but cotton can go quick, a bag like this will last you more than 5 months, and is cheap https://www.amazon.com/Makeup-Facial-Cotton-Unbleached-180pcs/dp/B00VHA3ZXQ

u/Valfyre · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

A Tobeco Velocity clone or Sapor would be good starter RDAs. Both can be had very cheap, and are simple to build on. Both also have nice performance. For a "starter kit" I recommend picking up some kanthal from Lightning Vapes, and a kit like this. Edit: also cotton of course

u/scumteam14 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

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u/impulse07 · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I like Muji better. A bit thicker than most other pads. No weird tastes. Wicks beautifully. Tastes great.


u/Manse_ · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

The necessities are:

  • Precision screwdriver set (to use as mandrels)
  • Organic Cotton Pads (easier to work with than ball cotton)
  • Kanthal (in assorted gauges)
  • Ohm Reader (EDIT--added per V's reminder. There may be a better sauce for these, though).

    I'd recommend 26, 28, and 0.8x0.1 ribbon to start. That gives you a lot of options for building. You'll notice the first two links are add-on items on Amazon, so you'll have to buy $25 worth of wire, wire cutters, tweezers, or just add it to some other amazon order you're making.
u/AmaterasuHS · 1 pointr/ecr_eu

As for wicking, I am using Japanese Cotton but I got recently informed that Extra Large Baby Pads from Boots works great as well!

u/TheILupo · 3 pointsr/ECR_UK

Hey man, here's what I use and the pretty basic needs:

get yourself a coil building kit, makes things much easier: Here

That will give you all the tools needed as well as some kanthal wire.

I suggest purchasing more wire though, gives you the freedom to find your favourite gauge: [Here] (http://www.wireandstuff.co.uk/products/Kanthal-A1-Type-Wire.html)

You will also want some cotton, [this] (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cotton-Labo-Organic-Puff-200Pc/dp/B000TCD51A) stuff is the bees knees but takes forever to deliver from japan. So pick up some cotton in the mean time, I like [this] (http://www.vapeclub.co.uk/rda-rta-tanks-coils/fiber-freaks-density-no-1-cotton-blend-pads.html)

Then all you will need is your juice!

u/TogiraIkonoka0618 · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I have always gone with this. I have always had good luck with it. Nice and fluffy especially if you use the Scottish roll method. Pretty low break in period too

u/scarieb · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have sensitive skin and rosacea. The only physical exfoliation my skin truly handles are these cotton puffs for applying toner or micellar water. I use chemical exfoliation only. Even konjac sponges and super gentle microfiber cloths proved to be too much physical exfoliation with daily use. I double cleanse - I use an emollient cleansing balm followed by CeraVe hydrating cleanser. I don't follow up with the cleanser if I don't think I need to that day.

u/project_twenty5oh1 · 1 pointr/ExperiencedVapers

cotton squares. The cotton is combed so they all face the same way.

Here's amazon prime for a generic brand I know a lot of people use with great success: http://www.amazon.com/Cotton-Labo-ORGANIC-Puff-200pc/dp/B000TCD51A/ref=sr_1_1?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1418760028&sr=1-1&keywords=koh+gen+do

u/jhv140 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction


I bought these ones - they come with a little mesh bag too. They're a great size and I've been really happy with them!

u/rapidnet · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Got the same thing about 6 months ago, but was a twin pack for $9.xx shipped via prime...I'm good until almost the end of time...

Twin Pack

$11.05 now Free shipping with prime....

u/6745408 · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

If you're into trying some really amazing cotton, check out the Mavaton's Select from Cottonman -- http://www.cottonman.com/ms.html

For Rayon, http://www.beautyclicks.com/graham-professional-44043-cellucotton-beauty-coil.html is the best price. If you're in the US you might be able to find it locally at Sally's.

For Japanese cotton, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00020E1P8

For these and other options, check out http://www.reddit.com/r/vapeheads/wiki/guide-new-rba-shopping-list and also the wicking guide -- http://www.reddit.com/r/vapeheads/wiki/guide-wicking

u/peniscurve · 6 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I started learning by watching youtube videos. You can watch Rip Trippers, VapnFagan, or GrimmGreen(I like this one the most). There are a ton of videos out there, and if you have a vaping channel you watch on Youtube, I bet that they have a video for it.

I would also suggest buying a kit to get started, if you don't have screwdrivers, wire cutters, scissors, and etc, then get something like this if you want to get it all in one go. Otherwise, you can buy it all piece by piece. I would suggest 26 gauge Kanthal to start out.

http://www.steam-engine.org/coil.asp - This is the best site to use for helping you select your build, put in the ohms that you want under the target resistance, select the number of coils(single, dual, triple, and so on), and pick the gauge of your wire under the diameter of wire. In the middle, you will see it says 'inner diameter of coil' that is where you pick the size of the rod, or screwdriver you are wrapping around. If you bought that vape toolkit, I almost always use 2.5mm as my inner diameter. After that, just follow what was shown in the video, cut about a foot of wire, maybe a little more, and start building.

Just remember, you are going to mess up, but so long as you are safe(use that ohm reader), and don't build something stupid low, you should be fine. I assume you are using a regulated mod of some sort, but you still need to check the coils on your ohm reader. If you have any more questions, hit me up.

Also, here is a cheaper toolkit, you will just need to buy wire as well: http://www.lightningvapes.com/products/ultimate-vape-toolkit1

Wire: http://www.lightningvapes.com/collections/kanthal/products/kanthal-a1-resistance-wire?variant=993082744

Also, you will need cotton: http://www.amazon.com/ORGANIC-Cotton-Makeup-Puff-Medium/dp/B000TCD51A/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1458601743&sr=8-1&keywords=puffs+cotton

That puffs cotton, has lasted me for over a year, and is going near two years.

u/brucethehoon · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I can at least chime in and say that prior to switching to Labo cotton, my break in time for new builds sometimes ran into days. Since I switched, there are builds where there is literally no break in time at all, and I'm hitting with unadulterated flavor on the first puff (which seems impossible but I'm glad to have!)

My kayfun builds started going dramatically better when I switched!

Also: it's OBSCENELY cheap compared to other options. One $8 bag has lasted me 6 months, and I have only used 15 of the 200 pads!

Cotton Labo ORGANIC Cotton Puff Size M (200pc) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000TCD51A/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_QxpOub1BGESW5

u/3Five9s · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Return it and get these instead.


Way better value. And work just as well.

And yes, they really do ship from Japan.

u/cheech_sp · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

I have a Sapor, it's fine but the Velocity is much easier to build on.

My suggestion for easy RDA builds:
Tobeco Velocity RDA - $18
Kuro Koiler (I use 3mm) - $7
Clapton Wire (26AWG + 32AWG kanthal) - $9
Puff Japanese Organic Cotton - $5

u/zombiemann · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

These are perfect http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TCD51A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Pbusardo has a video on his youtube channel testing various wick materials, and the JC had the best performance.

u/thetafour · 3 pointsr/RBA

this is what i use.

Does the job, super cheap and loads of it. Shipping might take a while, but im very happy with it.

u/HUNS0N_ABADEER · 2 pointsr/Vapistan

YES!!! Mine too. So much cottony goodness! I got these :D

u/JackStickley · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

I like this

Cotton Labo organic cotton squares $6.70

and this

Lightning Vapes $6.99

I think 26 gauge wire is easier to work with for beginner coil makers and more useful in the long run.

u/SmileAndDonate · 1 pointr/Vapistan

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u/PressPlayVape · 6 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I don't know, I mean, you can get high quality Japanese organic cotton for so cheap, not sure I'd risk it.


Or if you want to get fancy:


Either of those packs could easily last you a year or longer for $10 or less. I have been using the Puffs for a long time now and I think it's great cotton, I have some of the Ken Do because people swear by it, but I can't tell the difference honestly.

u/Indagata_Serena · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty


Those are the ones I ordered. They're very smooth on both sides and split easily into two halves. They are rectangular and don't appear to have seams on them. I just tried splitting one of mine into four "slices" aaand...it did not go very well lol. I have definitely used these soaked with extra essence as a piecemeal mask though, and that worked out just fine.

u/YaGottadoWhatYaGotta · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

More a money saver and better vape then fun tbh, look at it this way. You can buy a pack of premade coils, say 5 for 10 bucks, or buy a 50-100 ft roll on SS wire and a bag of cotton for 10-15 dollars and make 100's of coils.


Cotton pads or cotton bacon(My preference for ease of use).

All you need besides that really is a screw driver like this and a pair of nail clippers.

You can get an ohm meter but I always just check it on the device, some people are against this but ehh...never had an issue in 2 years of building, just make sure it's in your devices ohm range.

u/SirTimmyTimbit · 3 pointsr/Vaping

Muji has a few retail stores in New York and California. They'd sell it for the same price as online.

You can buy a pack from their online store for $2.50. Lowest shipping option is $5.90, so you're looking at $8.40 for a pack shipped.

Amazon sells a pack for $7.76 shipped, from Tokyo. So you'd be better off ordering from Amazon if one pack of cotton is all you need, and you don't mind waiting.

If you're ordering more than one pack or ordering something else along with it then buy straight from Muji. They have the same cotton in a larger size too. They have tons of cool stuff. Their shirts and bed sheets are really nice too.

u/thezlog · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I only do vertical coils in my Kayfun, and life has gotten a lot easier since I got this:


You cut a strip off, peel that apart so it's the right thickness, and slap it together. Easy mode and this stuff wicks very fast. Max VG gets sucked right up, it doesn't bead on it, nor does it need to be massaged in like I had to do with cotton balls.

The strip: http://imgur.com/lnsw9vS

All right! http://imgur.com/6YNq0iS

You can go all the way around with one piece like I did here, or for lower ohms that need extra fast wicking with a bit more of a buffer you can do two strips in a 'C' shape where both ends of one strip are in one well and the other strip's ends are in the other well.

u/Andowsdan · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Yep, there is also the Puff brand cotton, if you cant get the MUJI in France for some reason. Basically, just make sure you have Japanese Organic Cotton. Also, watch videos on the Scottish Roll wicking technique. Such a beautiful way to wick.

u/forwhombagels · 3 pointsr/Vaping

Here is the listing. It is very high quality, and is among the best tasting I've used. I bought it after very little drunken research, in a whim. I am very pleased with it so far.

u/DrumsIntoSpace · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

I'll save you the trouble of using the search bar - if you were to search, you would have found roughly 6,427,994 posts telling you to get LG HG2s, a Velocity clone from Tobeco, Bombies Nana Cream 3mg (thanks for the giveaway). We call this the Reddit-Hive-Mind-Starter-Kit.

Parts? None, other than wick and wire.

Since you will ask about wire and wick - here is 50% off wire through Lightning Vapes http://www.lightningvapes.com/pages/amazon-blowout-sale-50-off-all-wire AND here is the cotton everyone has recommended in similar posts http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000TCD51A/ref=sr_ph_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1462226733&sr=1&keywords=puffs

Yes, the Cuboid can do TC with SS316L wire, so buy some from Lightning Vapes in 24 guage.

In the future, definitely check out the search bar. By asking these questions without checking previous discussions you will end up with the most generic replies from the hive.

Provide some background on what you know, what you want to know specifically and some signs that you have done some homework, and you will find people are much more willing to engage/offer assistance beyond standard issue Reddit replies.

u/blksprk · 3 pointsr/ecigclassifieds

Amazon is your friend.


100' 28g Kanthal $6 (I use 26g on my subtank, but 28 works too. This is just the first one that showed up)


More Japanese cotton than you will know what to do with $8


Angle cutters, not needed but it makes getting a clean cut very easy $5


Precision screw driver set, also not needed but handy for both the fact that they are in fact screw drivers and that you can use the slotted ones for wrap coils with a consistent and known inner diameter. $8 (you can get this for a lot less at Walmart, Lowes, harbor freight... Etc)

So a little over $25 shipped and you will not need kanthal or cotton for a very long time.

u/3423553453 · 1 pointr/RBA

You want a RTA or a RDA ? RBA is quite vague, it could refer to a tank that uses both pre-made coils and has a "RBA deck" or anything rebuildable really.

Cotton: amazon

Wire: lightning vapes

Cheap atomizers: fasttech

For a 30w device like an iStick, you can't power dual coils in a reasonable way, its range is from 0.4 to 2.13ohm. I think this is the optimal coil and this is an RDA you can't go wrong with and that supports single coil.

u/sabortoothsloth2 · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Ive nvr used or heard of it b4, but from the looks of it seems like high grade cotton. Though Im a bit concerned about that Japanese cotton u have there, it looks very white and i c no seeds. I use this stuff and love it!

u/veronicaxrowena · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

These are perfect for creating DIY masks:

SELENA Multi-Layer Cotton Puff, 80 Count

Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00260T94K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_nVnSAbF87AWW4

They are five very thin, lint-free layers that you can peel apart to your desired thickness.

u/TJSharrock · 5 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

This cotton is great and $7.39 for a nicely sized bag.

u/treelets · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

If you're like me and nowhere near any stores, I like Muji 4-Layer Cotton, $6.80 for 60 pcs; and Daisan 5-Layer Cotton, $7.61 for 80 pcs. If I need smaller puffs I use Cotton Labo, $9 for 200 pcs. As I understand it though, the Shiseido ones are well worth the expense.

u/Min3CraftDud3 · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I got: http://amzn.com/B000TCD51A
Seller: Tokyo Japanese Outlet

Got it in 3 days (Not Amazon Prime Avaliable)

But yeah great cotton, gonna last me a while.

u/tenderbeard · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Yep, either MUJI or puff cotton. It's often recommended around here.

Works just as good, if not better than cotton bacon. It's in pre cut squares. I find 1/3 of a square is perfect for a 3mm coil.


u/PeezySC · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Cotton Labo @ Amazon

I use this, and so far I have been pretty happy with it. It's actually cheaper now. I think I paid $11-12 for my bag.

u/l187l · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

If you need cotton, just use this.

Been using it for a year while occasionally testing other cottons, and as long as you do a "scottish roll" it's as good or better than any vape specific cotton. There's nothing they can say about the order because it's for makeup removal and cleaning wounds.

If you can't buy from amazon, I'm sure you can find it from some other place.

u/Lulzorr · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

here's some cheap japanese pad cotton :


tastes like any other japanese cotton. that is, not at all after your 3rd drip or 1/4th through the tank. that bag will last at least a year even with daily rewicking.

wire's important, too. if he's going to tinker with it beyond simple coils you'll want a lot of it.

stainless steel 316 is good because it can be used in both temp mode and power modes. i found this pack of 100ft rolls of differing gauges.. might actually get this myself:


u/R3xz · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette



Ko Gen Do is just one brand, you can find Japanese facial cotton in other brands as well, and as long as they're 100% organic cotton it's good to go. One brand that I find easier to find and purchase is Shiseido, and it's very similar to Ko Gen Do, the sheet is thiner and the fiber is even more uniform (plus it doesn't have the seed fragments in the sheet).

u/GoldenGonzo · 29 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

For anyone not in the know, 200 organic Japanese, non-bleached cotton pads, $6.15 from Amazon.

Yes, 200 pads for 6 bucks. I've been using this exact brand for the last two months and the cotton is great.

u/wbgraphic · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Replacing the cotton wick in the atomizer head.

Most of the time, you're replacing the entire $2 atomizer head when all that's wrong with it is the cotton has gotten dirty or burnt. With the CLR coils (which is really the atomizer head, and contains the coil), you can easily replace the wick with fresh cotton at a fraction of the cost of an entire head. It's a very simple process, and takes just a few minutes at most. (FYI: This is pretty much a lifetime supply of cotton.)

Another advantage is that you can build your own coils if you like. A single CLR head could easily last over a year with frequent re-wicking and occasional rebuilding of the coil.

u/Vinnymac_vapes · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I've never built on the Cledito but do yourself a favor and buy Cotton like this. So cheap.

u/youglowgal · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

After cleansing I would use a gentle toner with a soft wipe to make sure everything was removed. You can use cotton pads but if your skin uber sensitive they might not feel good and they absorb a lot of product... I use these at home/work, they feel good and don't waste product: http://www.amazon.com/Intrinsics-Petite-Cotton-Wipes-200-ct/dp/B003O4IZ9C/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1462765477&sr=1-1&keywords=intrinsics

Matching toner to the Keihl's cleanser: http://www.kiehls.com/ultra-facial-toner/713.html?cgid=face-toners&dwvar_713_size=8.4%20fl.%20oz.%20Bottle#start=3&cgid=face-toners

u/haaaarder · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I've heard good things about the Lemo, that might be more your style if you like singles. Don't forget the Kayfun4 as well.

This is the cotton I use

u/Slippery_Molasses · 4 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I use these organic Japanese cotton pads. Perfect price & the flavor is clean. I find one pad can make 4 wicks for 3mm coils.

I bought 2 packs 2 years ago & am only half way through 1 bag!

u/letice721 · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

This comment is an add on for my last. I ran out of time haha

I suggest the limitless plus over any Genny style tank. Big deck, easy to build, easy to wick, super easy to clean. Has a single coil plug (which I use all the time, I hate dual coils)

For wire https://www.lightningvapes.com/collections/specialty-wire/products/clapton-wire# Clapton wire is the best for flavor. U don't need any fancy shit haha.

for cotton MUJI Makeup Facial Soft Cut Cotton Unbleached 60x50 mm 180pcs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VHA3ZXQ/ref=cm_sw_r_apa_w1VIxbTBBW5MJ

U can get the coil master tool kit http://www.coil-master.net/product/diy-kit but u honestly don't need it. Most of that shit is for convenience. U can build, set, and remove hotspots with just a screwdriver.

u/ittypea · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

these are not too much cheaper right now but sometimes the price comes down. They are great for separating into layers without the fluffs getting all over your face when doing toner masks.

u/Callamanda · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

I'm using this cotton, which seems to be very well liked. Unfortunately I don't have any straight VG hanging around, but I can say that when I re-wick and use solely the 'nana cream there is definitely no hint of chalkiness. Thanks for the suggestions nevertheless, though!

u/bespokedermis · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I order these,

Unicharm Silcot Uruuru Sponge Facial Cotton 40 Sheets by Unicharm https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0043U45IG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_brD7Bb1X23KNA

You really only need to use half the amount of toner/serum or less. And they work great to do your own cotton serum facemask. They're like a thin spongey feel.

u/Soap-ster · 1 pointr/Coilporn

What is chados cotton? Looks like generic Japanese cotton to me. http://www.amazon.com/Cotton-Labo-ORGANIC-Puff-200pc/dp/B000TCD51A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416331712&sr=8-1&keywords=japanese+cotton 200 pieces for $8.

I would position the coils closer to each other. You want your air flow to go over the coils. If they are spread out like that, you won't get direct air-to-coil contact on all of the coils... Unless your RDA can do that, which the DH doesn't IIRC. Otherwise, it looks fine to me.

u/boxsterguy · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I've used both as well, and agree the taste is the same. But at least for me, the japanese cotton was more convenient as it's easier to portion out and keep the fibers aligned correctly so I use that. But not expensive ko gen doh or whatever. I use this, and I expect that bag to last a very, very long time.

u/Iktorne · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Thanks for the insight! I'm wondering if I should pick up some Organic Cotton to go with my Cellucotton, might make things easier.

u/seraephi · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

The amount of markup seems to vary quite a bit. For Japanese products it's reasonable; Selena cotton puffs were about $4, Kiku was $14, and the large Dr.Ci:Labo Bihaku was $110. Korean products, on the other hand, were easily double the Amazon prices.

u/LeakyfaucetNA · 1 pointr/Canadian_ecigarette

I'd suggest getting some Japanese organic cotton. Those are probably way overpriced. Something like this if you're ordering from Amazon. For ~$8 you'll have enough for quite some time.

As for the wicking, the bottom feed tanks like that can be a bit tricky. Not sure this works on the Avocado, try sticking a small allen wrench beside each wick into the tank to create an air space. Here is an example. He covers tanks of the general style.

u/goatnapper · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

If you really want to save money, see if your tank has an RBA head. It'll take a few times to get used to making your own coils, but once you have it down, the wire is under $3 at the moment, and all the cotton you could ever want costs $6.20. That's easily enough wire and cotton for 200+ rebuilds, for under $10.

u/oatmeal_pie · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I use the Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist. I find that if I apply it before a sheet mask the hyaluronic acid really helps my skin absorb the sheet mask essence. You can also use the Hada Labo lotion to make your own sheet mask with puffs like these. There are step-by-step directions in the first review on the Amazon page.

u/VapingLiterateWolf · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Organic Cotton Puff by Labo. Good Japanese cotton pads and very affordable on Amazon as well. Ships from Japan though.

u/remembertosmilebot · 0 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

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Here are your smile-ified links:

organic unbleached cotton


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u/friedchickenwaffles · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Haha its all good man. Cotton is cheap, buy a big bag it'll last you a lifetime. http://www.amazon.com/Cotton-Labo-ORGANIC-Puff-200pc/dp/B000TCD51A

u/420stoner666 · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Definitely grab the endless Japanese cotton sheet bag. Like 6 bucks on Amazon. Labo puff cotton.

u/Letskayfun · 1 pointr/Vaping


Muji Japanese cotton that I use and bought from amazon. I would ditch the tweezers and pick a pair up at the drug store. You can also get lightingvapes kanthal and nitecore charger from amazon if you want bundle it all up and save on shipping.

u/LupineXen · 10 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've started using reusable cotton rounds about six months ago and I love them! I don't wear make-up and I've heard that they may stain from the make-up if they're not soaked in cold water afterwards.

These are the kind I use: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B078N4R8LH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1