Friday, March 30, 2012

Kiss Nail Dress "Body Suit" Review

Here's another review of a product I received in my love voxbox complimentary of the amazing program Influenster. The Kiss Nail Dress was the product I was looking most forward to try. Previously in my Holiday Voxbox, I had received ImPRESS press on manicure (which I really loved). 

I received my nails in the print "Body Suit." It's a bit of a crazy leopard print design.

I'm going to be honest. It was a pain to file down the excess sticker off the nail. I became increasing frustrated and eventually just didn't care anymore. People with larger nail beds should know that some of the stickers will not completely cover the nail. The "stickers" also peel at the edges and the tips, and because I was worried about yanking them off accidentally, I used a top coat over the stickers. This did not help much. I will say, that although they peel at the edges, they will definitely stay on if they are pressed occasionally. The removal was easy and I only needed a few dabs of acetone to get rid of the adhesive.
This is a good product, especially for a weekend out with a quick no mess application.
Here's some official information:

Kiss Nail Dress

Fashion That Sticks
Introducing Kiss Nail Dress, ultimate nail fashion for tips and toes! Just peel, apply, and shape for a manicure that lasts up to 10 days. On in minutes, off in seconds without remover. Nail Dress is available in 18 different styles, many of them featuring 3-dimensional jeweled designs. Check out Peplum, a deep black with multi-colored gems for a pop of color, or Babydoll, for a golden and glamorous jeweled look. Skip the topcoat, Nail Dress has it built in.

With 28 strips in each package, you can cut up your extras to create designs that can be used on top of polished or artificial nails. Nail Dress doesn’t dry out the way other polish strips can, so you can save them to use on your next DIY mani. A nail design booklet is included in each package, just in case you need a little inspiration.

And don’t forget about your feet! Nail Dress looks awesome on toes, too – just use the square side of the sticker for a perfect fit.

Where to Buy
Nail Dress’ suggested retail is $6.99 and is available in all major drug chains and mass retailers like WalMart, CVS and Walgreens.

Love Voxbox 2012: Venus & Olay Razor Review

Hey everyone! So I was lucky enough to receive a second box of free goodies from the amazing progam Influenster! This box was called the Love Voxbox and in it were these amazing products:
Stash Herbal Tea, Ghiradelli Chocolate, Truvia Sweetener, Kiss Nail Dress Nail Art, Venus + Olay Razor
I really enjoyed testing these products and am looking forward to purchasing many of them in the future.
Anyway,  on to the review!

I was really excited to try out the new Venus+ Olay razor. I actually had just received a free sample of the new Schick Hydro razor in the mail a week earlier and was looking forward to comparing them. Here's some of the official information for the Venus + Olay razor:

Venus & Olay Razor

For the first time ever, Gillette Venus, a global leader in female shaving, and Olay, a global leader in skincare, are coming together to deliver a gold standard in shaving with the new Gillette Venus & Olay razor. Venus’ best shaving technology works with Olay Moisture Bars, offering women best-of-both-worlds shaving and skin expertise. Olay Moisture Bars help lock-in moisture to your skin for less dryness, and with every smoothing stroke, Venus’ five blades shave you close.

Product Details
  • Venus’ five-bladed razors shave you close and adjust to women’s curves for a smooth and comfortable shave, even over tricky shaving areas like knees and ankles.
  • Olay Moisture Bars contain skin-enhancing elements found in Olay products: Petrolatum helps lock in skin’s moisture for less dryness and Glycerin helps offer that goddess glow! Just wet the razor to release a light lather – no separate shave cream required.
  • As with most Venus razors, new Venus & Olay also features a rounded, pivoting head designed for women’s curves, and a soft-grip ergonomic handle for confident control, even in wet and soapy environment

Where to Buy
A refillable Venus & Olay with one replacement cartridge sells for approximately $8.99-$10.99. Packages of three replacement cartridges are available for about $14.99 - $19.49.
Venus & Olay will be available starting March 15, 2012 at food, drug, convenience and mass merchandise stores throughout the United States.

While I do like the Venus + Olay razor and its moisture bars, it's not a miracle razor. My legs did not feel any more moisturized than they would with a regular razor. In fact, I found that the moisture bars seemed to only create a slimy substance that made it harder to shave. This is a good product, but I would recommend to buy it and its cartridges when they are on sale.