Wednesday, January 4, 2012

imPRESS Press-on Manicure

How cute are these imPRESS nails?! I love to try new nail products, mainly because mine are horrid and I need to hide them :P Plus, I bite my nails and putting pretty things on them helps to curb my addiction. So, press-on nails in general sounded a bit 80s to me, mainly because it has been awhile since I have tried any that did not require glue since then (by the way, the packaging on these is very cool, another way it pushes its way out of the 80s LOL). I was hopeful that over the years the product had improved. And they definitely have, but alas, they still had issues :( My nails are quite broad and ugly, and I think these are sometimes made for those who already have pretty nails. After a bit of back and forth, I did find enough out of the set to fit, mostly anyway. Some of my natural nail still showed but I have to admit, these are definitely the closest to natural I have ever used for press-ons. I love the shape and length - perfect for a mom of two who can't handle much more than that :) The pattern was a bit wild, but actually super cute on much to my surprise. My main issue/problem was that they fell off not more than a few hours later :( I am not sure if it is due to the shape of my nails or the quality of the product, but I was bummed. I think if they had stayed like they are advertised I would actually buy more. I might try them again anyway, just in case it was the application I did that caused them to come off. Till then, I'd give this product a B minus :)

*Note: I received a complimentary sample of this product from the Influenster Holiday Voxbox program.

NYC New York Color

I have to apologize because this is a complete RAVE review, I could pretty much gush about NYC Liquid Lipshine. First off, it's cheap, which is always good in my book :) But really, it should cost more. This lipgloss actually stays on (even though my instincts tell me to reapply based on all the others I have used), it smells wonderful - like a warm sugar cookie, and the color is perfect. The shade I tried is called Nude York City(582), it is a pale shimmery nude shade that gives my lips the perfect "pop". The applicator is easy and soft and so are my lips!
Another funny - I went to grab it out of my purse to apply and almost freaked when I couldn't find it. Sad, but that is really how much I love this gloss. I can't wait to try more shades!

*Note: I received this product complimentary through the Influenster Holiday Voxbox program.

Holiday Voxbox!

Recently, I was able to sign up and receive some samples to try and review from So far this is a great program & I am having fun unlocking "badges"! The posts to come will highlight a few of the products they sent, so if you have any questions I welcome them!