Archive for March, 2012

Beauty Box 5 – March Box

Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription that sends you four or five handpicked samples directly to your doorstep. Your Beauty Box will contain items like makeup, skin care products, hair care products, fragrances and a few other surprises!

They have a monthly option for $12/month, or $30/3 months, or $100/year. If you do decide to join please use my referral link here! Once you receive your box, you can look on their website and it has idea on how to use all your products if you’re unsure or just want more information.

This is how it’s sent to you. I love the color of the box.Image

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Kiss Nail Dress Product Review

What is it?

Kiss Nail Dress – Fashion That Sticks are a high quality sticker type product that you use on your nails to give them style. They come in 18 different styles and some of them even have jeweled features on them. To apply all you have to do is find the right size, peel them off the sheet, apply, and remove the excess. It’s a quick and easy way to get a fancy manicure or pedicure in your own home. They should last at least 10 days and do not need any sort of top coat. They’re very durable but are still easy to remove. You could even use these strips to create all kinds of patterns or designs of your own. Just cut them into the desired shaped and apply. The booklet included in the package gives you some starting ideas you could try. These nail kits are available in all major drug chains and mass retailers like WalMart, CVS and Walgreens.

My experience

I received this product complimentary to test through Influenster‘s VoxBox program. I was a little hesitant when I first saw these. First of all, I have hardly any nails so I was unsure how well these would actually work on them. Also, I’m terrible at any type of nail products. I always smear my polish or mess up fake nails. I’m generally just a walking time bomb with any sort of product for nails. But I decided to give it a try anyways. I have to say this was extremely easy to use. I didn’t make any mistakes and they all looked great. I will admit that I hate this design. lol I would never ever have pick it for myself and I think it looks slightly ridiculous on my short nails. Because of this, I only left them on a few days but they didn’t look like they were going to fall off any time soon. I did dishes and took showers and they still looked in great shape.

Final opinion

I definitely would be more interested in other designs or even just plain colors. The ones I received were not my style at all but I can’t complain since it was free. Kiss Nail Dress should maybe think about revising the directions in the kit. They have you using the file to remove the excess but it would be much easier to cut them down closer to the size of your nail and then filing the rest off. That way you would also have more extra to use for creating fun designs. Putting that aside, I love this product. It’s a lot of fun and I like that you can do a crazy manicure quickly and easily and it doesn’t have to last until you go get them done again.

Venus & Olay Razor Product Review

What is it?

The Gillette Venus & Olay razor is a partnership of both Gillette razors and Olay skincare. This razor has 5 blades which makes shaving very easy and comfortable even around tricky areas like knees or ankles. The Olay Moisture Bars help combat dry skin and makes your skin glow. With the moisture bars, you don’t need any sort of shaving cream nor will you need to use lotion afterwards. This is a refillable razor, so when needed you can just buy replacement cartridges and you’re good to go. This razor will be available starting March 15 at food, drug, convenience and mass merchandise stores throughout the United States.

My experience

I received this product complimentary to test through Influenster‘s VoxBox program. I was intrigued when I first saw this razor. I have used similar products before but they were bulky and a pain to use. I was excited to see that this razor had kept the slim shape that’s usual for Gillette razors. When I opened the package I noticed that it smelled nice. Like a vaguely sweet/honey/almond scent. I was happy about this because I have allergies and any sort of floral scent causes me issues. I used this razor on my legs first and it was great. You could hardly notice that you were shaving your legs. There was no tugging or general razor-y feeling; It felt very smooth and gentile the whole time. I found that the moisture bars did get kind of slimy after a while but it was no big deal, you could just rinse it off. Also about the moisture bars, you definitely did not need any extra shaving cream or soap etc. It did great helping the razor do its job. Finally, I like that it has a holder that you can stick in your shower. It’s an awesome way to keep it handy but out of the way.

Final opinion

This is an excellent addition to the Gillette razor range. It definitely does just as well as any other razor of this brand and it has additional benefits with the moisture bars. I did find that after shaving my legs felt sort of rashy. However I’ve used it since then and did not have this problem so it was probably just my skin getting used to the moisture bars. I also didn’t really find that it made any difference in the dryness of my skin but I don’t really mind. I do think that it would be fantastic for traveling because you wouldn’t have to bring shaving cream or anything with you. I also love that you can buy replacement cartridges instead of having to buy a new razor every time. I love Gillette’s razors and I think I would definitely purchase this particular kind in the future.

Truvía natural sweetener Product Review

What is it?

Truvía is an all natural sweetener that isn’t made up of all kinds of horrible chemicals like most sweeteners today. It’s made from the stevia plant which has been used for sweetening foods for hundreds of years. It has zero calories (unlike sugar) so you can feel better about using it in your everyday foods and beverages. Another great aspect to this product is that it’s safe for diabetics to use. They also have a baking blend which you can use in your baking to replace regular sugar.

My experience

I received this product complimentary to test through Influenster‘s VoxBox program. I have to say that I was very wary about trying this product. I don’t use sweeteners because I don’t really sweeten things all that often and I don’t like the fact that most of them are just full of chemicals. I’d rather just have sugar than risk it. However this is natural so I felt much better about it. I decided to try this both by itself and on my cereal. By itself I could definitely tell it was not sugar. It had a different texture to it and it seemed to dissolve on my tongue almost instantly. It also vaguely tasted different but it was not unpleasant. On my cereal, I could not tell the difference between it and sugar. It was great!

Final opinion

I think that Truvía is a great product.  However, I doubt I’ll be purchasing this product myself. Not because I didn’t like it but because I don’t really have much use for it personally. If you use sweetener all the time, I’d definitely switch to using Truvía. I feel like it’s much better for you and safer in the long run.