Showing posts with label VoxBox. Show all posts
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Test drive: Kiss Nail Dress

Hello ladies! Today I am bringing to you a review of Kiss Products Kiss Nail Dress,that was included in my complimentary INfluenster VoxBox.
Here I am holding the package while wearing the "dressing". 

           Inside the package you will find the stickers wrapped up neatly in plastic,along with a small nail file.

Kiss Nail Dress: No Dry Time
            Fits  All Ten Nails
Last up to 10 Days

 You also find the instructions which are easy enough to follow.Just select the size that fits your nail,apply it,smooth it over your nail and fold over the edge,and file the excess.You're done! These were very easy to apply. You can also see in the upper right panel are a few of the designs of the Kiss Nail Dress,as well as the below panel showing you 12 more designs.

As you can see these come in a wide variety of designs to fit your mood and personality.I especially like the funky french design pictured above.

What I like about these nail dresses is that they are very easy to apply. The strips come in 14 different sizes,and the box includes 28 strips.In the below photo you can see some of the strips,after I used 10 for a full manicure.You can use these strips also for pedicures,on artificial nails as well,and since the polish strips do not dry out,like other brands,you can use the remaining strips for a DIY manicure.

The design I received is very jazzy.It's a varied leopard print,of white,black,silver,pastel pink,hot pink,and purple.All of the designs look different on each nail. I think this is a nice thing to have when you are on the go,don't have time to polish your nails,or just want some really cute design to dress your nails up,without having to do all the work that is required with say Konad stamping,or just free hand nail art.Those of us who are not that savvy with nail art,might find these to be a very nice option,and like all ladies,we love options!

What I didn't like about the nail strips:

1.The odor upon opening the package.When I took the strips out of the wrapper,the odor reminded me of new plastic,vinyl,or rubber,not sure exactly,but it was slightly unpleasant,and I could still smell it after I had applied them to my nail.

2. I was only able to get one manicure from the package. With 28 strips included,you would think you would be able to get at least two manicures,especially at the price these retail for at my Walgreens,which is $7.99. Now if I were able to find a use for the rest of the strips,that would be fantastic!

Other than that,I think the Kiss Nail Dress strips are a wonderful option to have,are easy to apply,and come in a really great variety of designs. They will be wonderful for use on the go or when you just don't want to polish your nails.Removal is also easy,you just peel them off and you're ready to start over!

thank you so much for reading!

Where to buy: Kiss Nail Dress suggested retail price is $6.99 at major drug chains and mass retailers like WalMart,CVS,or Walgreens.

these were sent for review and testing by Influenster in my Love VoxBox.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Truvia Natural Sweetener Product Review

Another item I received from Influenster in my complimentary VoxBox,was Truvia artificial sweetener.

I have tried artificial sweeteners containing the stevia leaf extract,and I like them,however,they were incredibly pricey. This one doesn't taste any different from the other stevia sweeteners,and it is affordable too.Before I received my VoxBox,I was actually eyeing this brand at the grocery store,and noted the price.

Truvia comes in little packets,the same size as any other artificial sweeteners you may find on the market. Pictured above,I also received a coupon for use on my next purchase,which I think was a very nice touch.

Truvia does not have any type of nasty artificial aftertaste,unlike other brands,such as Sugar Twin and Equal,that do have an icky aftertaste. Truvia does not have any aftertaste.It just tastes sweet. I used it to sweeten my regular teas,as well as my herbal teas,and also sprinkled a little on some strawberries.

In conclusion,I will certainly consider purchasing this brand of sweetener the next time I am at my local grocery store. It was truly a pleasure to sample.

@Influenster @stashtea #stashtea

The next review for today is regarding Stash Premium Teas,out of Portland,Oregon. I received a very generous complimentary box of Herbal Teas in my Influenster VoxBox. The box contains 18 herbal teas in 9 various flavours.

I am naturally an herbal tea lover.My love for herbal tea began with a visit to my grandmother's home in Florida. She had a box of Celestial Seasonings Rasberry flavor herbal tea,and that is where my love affair with herbal teas began. Since then,I have had the opportunity to try an amalgamation of many different flavors of herbal teas that are on the market at this time.

Here is a photo of how the teas come packaged inside the box.You have a little envelope that contains the tea bag in it,and all you do is open it,boil some water,and put the tea bag in the water to steep for five minutes.Steeping the tea for five minutes allows the flavors of the herbs contained therein to disperse into the hot water,making for a calming,pleasurable caffeine-free beverage.

What I loved most  about the Stash Teas is that the flavors all have a very full body. I naturally gravitated towards the Chamomile,Cinnamon Apple Chamomile and the fruit-flavored teas like Blueberry Superfruit,Mango Passionfruit,and Wild Rasberry Hibiscus. Acai Berry was also a pleasant mix of herbal flowers,roots,and fruit.

There were only a couple of flavors that were unnappealing to me,and those were the Licorice Spice and Lemon Ginger.These are spices that I  found to be slight nauseating.I am certain this has  to do with my own individual tastes,and not a reflection of the actual teas themselves.

I also love that these teas are made of 100% Natural Ingredients and caffeine-free. One can't ignore also,that the tea comes in eco-friendly recyclable packaging.

I hope you enjoyed this review,and take some time out of your hectic day,to sample some herbal tea.You will find it to be a relaxing and soothing beverage during the cold winter months. I also find that I like to steep my herbal teas in the summer, in a suntea jar,and serve it cold,with artificial sweetener for a refreshing pick-me-up.

@Influenster @LoveGhirardelli #iloveghirardelli

So today I am going to give you all my review regarding the Ghirardelli Chocolate I received in my complimentary VoxBox. 

All I can say is that my husband is just as much a chocolate addict as I am,so as soon as the VoxBox was opened,this item was the first thing to be unwrapped.It was also the first thing to be consumed.And it went fast! Although my husband was a bit peeved that I ate most of it,after he only had two squares.

                                     And here is the coupon we received with the chocolate,for future treats!

It comes nicely packaged in foil,and the chocolate is divided into thin squares that you can break off very easily for a quick rush of chocolately heaven. I say heaven because the Creamy Devotion is not just an "epicurian experience" as described on cardboard box it's contained in,but a milky sensation.The only drawback we noticed was that the chocolate did melt in our hands,so I refrigerated it,until I was ready to take another bite. 

This is the type of chocolate that will leave you satisfied with just one square,although the recommended serving is three squares. My thoughts aside from that is that I could actually shamefully eat a whole bar in one sitting! Yes indeed,this chocolate definitely gets a thumbs up of approval from me! 

I am picky when it comes to my chocolate choices,so compared to some other chocolates I love to eat,this one is right up there with the other brands I love!

Monday, March 19, 2012

@Influenster:Feeling the LOVE!

So,I've finally gotten around to unboxing My Love VoxBox!

A sweet sort of love note from Influenster! Thank you! 
And printed on the back,a list of the nice gifts my new "Valentine" sent me! 

The first item I received,the Gillette Venus razor with Olay Moisture Bars. I know I will enjoy testing this out,since I am already a user of one of the Gillette Venus products.
One of my favorite brands of nail products,KissProducts,the Kiss Naildress. I have used KissProducts glue-on nails,however,I have yet to try the Naildress! This looks like a spiffy little design,with some of my favorite colors! 

Ghirardelli Chocolate Creamy Devotion Bar! 

Stash Teas! 

Last and not least, Truvia, nature's Calorie-free sweetener! 

I've actually already sampled most of the products,and will be featuring reviews of each and every one of them! 

Thank you,Influenster!