Spring Fever VoxBox | Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ Rough Rubber Paste

So this is one of the other products that I received in my Influenster Spring VoxBox. I’m going to tell you now that I don’t have much to say about this product because it did nothing for my hair.

For those reading this who don’t know me personally, I am an African-American woman with natural (not chemically treated) hair. Upon receiving this product I was baffled as to how I would use it on my hair type, as I honestly don’t do any manipulative styling. After some consideration I decided the best option I had was to do a twist out (small two-strand twists all over my head that would be taken out and worn in a crimp-like patterned ‘fro).

I washed my hair and put a tiny amount of leave-in on my hair before separating it into small sections. Once it was twisted and not drenching wet, I started from back to front, undoing each twist, smoothing in the Rough Rubber, and re-twisting. I did this all over my head until all of my hair had been re-twisted with the product applied. I put on my silk bonnet and headed to bed!

Fast forward to the following morning when I was done with all of my other get-ready preparations. After removing my bonnet, I checked to ensure that my hair was indeed dry. (When it’s not,I diffuse so that I can minimize shrinkage.) I proceeded to work from back to front undoing the dried twists being careful not to be too rough as that could cause frizz. Once all the twists were down, I then shook, and separated, working to achieve the perfect look… That look NEVER happened.
Picture for OSIS+ Blog PostWhile this product was packaged nicely and did, in my opinion, have a nice scent, It absolutely WAS NOT for my hair type. It weighed my hair down and made it too sticky, it has NO smoothing properties, and it did nothing for  my hair. The front sections of my hair were so heavy and undefined that I had to flat twist them so I wouldn’t look too much like a Raggedy Anne doll!

Overall I was very disappointed in this product as it was getting great reviews and thought that MAYBE just once a product like this could work for me and my kinky-curly hair. I will say though that a couple of the other products from this line may work better on my hair type, but honestly after this let down, I’m not even sure that I would want to spend the money to “try” to see how they work out.

***Disclaimer: I was not paid to do this review, but this product was sent to me by Influenster for review. Please keep in mind that all aforementioned opinions are my own and were influenced in no way by the company. 

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Spring Fever VoxBox | imPRESS Press-on Manicure

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything to my blog, but as of today, my hiatus is over! Recently I received my first VoxBox from Influenster, which contained a few wonderful goodies that I’ve had a wonderful time using for review.

Spring Fever VoxBoxWhat’s Inside the Box?

  • Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ Rough Rubber Paste
  • Tastykake Kandy Bar Kakes
  • Secret Outlast Clear Gel
  • NYC New York Color Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm
  • Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure

While I have tried and been using the other products in the box, I decided that my most liked product and the one that I could review best is the imPRESS press-on manicure nails.

My first impression was a bit leery, like, “Press-on nails? I haven’t had those since early grade school.” But I didn’t allow that to deter me from trying them out and giving them an honest chance.

The design I had was like a lace overlay on top of a metallic lavender/pink color and the nails were quite short for my preference. I do wish they could have been longer as some of my nails were slightly longer than the press-ons. Upon the initial placement of the nails, which are secured by a very strong sticky adhesive gel pad, they were very sturdy and appeared realistic (aside from the thickness when you look from the top of the fingertips). They did not last a week. In the first couple of days the nails became flimsy and bent easily, the color also began to wear off. Although there were obvious signs of premature wear and tear, the nails were still very secure to the beds of my natural nails.

My thumb nail was longer, but I didn't want to cut it so I shifted it up a bit... It worked out okay.

My thumb nail was longer, but I didn’t want to cut it so I shifted it up a bit… It worked out okay.

Essentially these could work for people who aren’t busy with their hands a lot. I am, so they weren’t that great a fit for me. I do like that they don’t look extremely fake and that they come in various colors and designs. Not to mention they’re inexpensive!

If you’re interested in trying them out to see how they’ll work for you, go to Beautyonlinesupply.com and use coupon code AVOXBOX50 for 50% off and free shipping when you order a set of imPRESS nails! 

BIC® Soleil® Savvy™ razor


So this post is definitely directed more towards my female readers than male, although everyone is more than welcome on my blog. I recently received my first campaign from BzzAgent (which I will do a post on later), and in my package for my campaign was a BIC® Soleil® Savvy™ razor kit. So after a week of using this splendid product, I’m going to share my opinion on it.

The Specs:

  • Each package has one disposable handle with rubber grip and four refillable cartridges.
  • The cartridges are all triple-blade pivoting heads with lubricating vitamin E strips, made to contour and provide an amazingly close shave.
  • They’re available at grocery stores, mass retailers like Walmart, and drug stores for a retail of $7.49.

Review:

I used this razor for the first time last Sunday (June 17). After my first use I could see that I really like the kind of shave it was providing. The next morning I shaved once again just to make sure I got as close a shave as possible. I did not repeat this process until Thursday of the same week. And I found that my legs were amazingly smooth! I can without a doubt say that I will be purchasing these in my future because they provided me with exactly what the packaging said it would.

Ladies, stop paying for pricey refills and try this product! Simply buy a new package with handle and cartridges whenever you’re finished with your current one. The price is right, the product is hot, so be savvy and try  BIC® Soleil® Savvy™.

***Disclaimer: I was not paid to do this review, but this product was sent to me by BzzAgent for review. However, all opinions in this post are mine and were influenced in no way by the company.