Friday, February 1, 2013

Kiss Nail Dress

The nail product I received in my Influenster Holiday VoxBox was Kiss Nail Dress.  I have to say, this is a product that I have mixed feelings about.  I have tried it twice in 2 different designs.  Once with great success and the second time...not so much.

The first design I tried was Boyshorts.  It applied easily and held up pretty well to the abuse I put my hands through at work everyday.  It didn't last nearly the 10 days on me like they say but I always have my hands in water so I didn't expect it to last more than a couple days.  I probably could have worn it longer but I had one nail where the sticker started to pull up so I couldn't resist peeling them all off.

This is my first try with Kiss Nail Dress in Boyshorts.  My cuticles look a little tore up, I was afraid to moisturize right after applying them!

The second time I tried Kiss Nail Dress it wasn't so pretty, which was disappointing because I really loved the design!  Here you can see how much wrinkling I had the second time.

The thumb came out great though!  Look, you can see my naked index nail!  I had already pulled the sticker off when I took this picture.  I don't think I even had em on for an hour this time!

Now that I'm looking at these pictures side by side, I realize that my nails are a bit longer the second time.  I already have pretty curved nail beds and when my nails start to grow out even a little bit, they start to curve inward quite a bit.  That could be what's causing them to wrinkle.  It could also have something to do with the designs applying differently.  I'm not 100% sure but I'd be willing to experiment!  I'd love to try other designs to see how they turn out.  I might try the leftovers from this pack on my toes or on shorter finger nails to see if I get different results!

Overall, I do like this product.  They are very sticky, easy to apply and hold on tight.  (as long as you don't have your hands dipped in water all the time like me)  The designs are really cool and they are great for a quick, no dry, fun mani!

So, that;'s about it.  Have you tried Kiss Nail Dress?  What design did you try and how did it turn out for you?

EBoost Natural Energy

I received a packet of EBOOST Natural Energy Pink Lemonade drink mix in my Influenster 2012 Holiday VoxBox.  Honestly, this is not the kind of thing I go for, I usually get my natural energy from good ol' black coffee!  However, I am always willing to try new things and I do love Pink Lemonade.

EBOOST is loaded with vitamins, green tea leaf extract, green coffee extract and a bunch of other energy giving goodness.  How about I just show you the back label?

That was SO much easier than typing all that out.

Now, what did I think of this?  Well, it wasn't terrible. I like that it has all the vitamins in it and it was drinkable but honestly, it wasn't very tasty.  I could tell that it was supposed to be pink lemonade flavor but it had that vitamin and artificial sweetener funk to it.  It did give me that energy boost but I don't think it was anything more than what I'd get from my good friend coffee.  It's not a bad product but it's really not my cup of tea.  It would definitely be good for certain people.  I can see taking this camping or hiking for that energy boost.  It would also be good for gym goers because you can mix it into your water bottle.  I will probably never buy this product but I'm still glad I got to try it!

What do you think of these kinda drink mixes?

Influenster Holiday VoxBox

In my last post I talked about Influenster, a community site where members can review and share their experiences and opinions on pretty much any product on the market.  If you're a member you also have the chance to receive and review products absolutely free!  I'm extremely pleased to say that I was selected to receive one of their 2012 Holiday VoxBoxes!

Now, my blog is mainly about nail polish, nail art and nail products but I am glad to have the chance to review non-nail products here and I hope you don't mind.  Not to worry though, my main focus here will always be nails.  Luckily they included a nail product too. 

Here is everything I received!

Included in my box was a set of Kiss Nail Dress in Babydoll, NYC Liquid Lipshine in Nude York City, A Goody Quikstyle paddle brush with microfiber bristles, a Montagne Jeunesse Deep Pore Cleansing mask in Raspberry Mango, Quaker Oats Real Medleys Oatmeal in Peach Almond, a packet of EBoost Natural Energy drink mix in Pink Lemonade AND a coupon code for $25 off my first order at Sole Society! 

I have to say I was pretty impressed with the product selection!  I'll post later about each product I received and tell you what I thought about them.  Except for the SoleSociety coupon...I thought it was a great item and SoleSociety has some really awesome shoes but I wasn't able to take advantage of the offer due to limited funds so I don't have much to say about it!  I did see this fantastic pair of bright yellow flats with a bow that I just adore but for now they are just on my wish list.

Are you a member with Influenster?  Did you receive a Holiday VoxBox as well?  If not, sign up, share your product opinions and you could have the chance to receive some great products too!