Monday, March 3, 2014

Influenster: Optic White Toothbrush + Built-in Whitening Pen

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I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

White teeth is something that we all dream about, but unless you can afford can count yourself out. I have tried every sort of teeth whitening kit, to professional bleaching and I just figured that pearly whites weren't meant for me, but then...Colgate invented the Optic White Toothbrush + built-in Whitening Pen.

The Colgate Optic White Tooth-brush + Built-in Whitening Pen is unlike any toothbrush or whitening kit that I have used. There is absolutely zero mess or lengthy waiting time for beautiful teeth. Colgate combined the daily brushing routine with the fantasy of having white teeth, into one compact toothbrush. Lighter than a traditional toothbrush, Colgate created a Whitening Pen that snaps into the base of the toothbrush, for an easier than ever teeth whitening experience. I was thrilled with seeing near immediate results and I almost started to like having to brush my teeth.

After brushing with the Colgate Optic White toothpaste, it was clear that Colgate owned my mouth. I  had a better experience than I did with my own dentist, sans health insurance. Thanks to Colgate, I am now able to brush and whiten my teeth within minutes.

Considering that each Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Built-in Pen kit is supposed to last for 3 months, the 15.00 retail value is a steal. Whiter teeth in just 2 days...who could say no to that?

 Overall, I still hate mornings, but I love my white teeth.

Grade: A+


Glossybox: February 2014

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For each product you will see my own opinion and underneath that you will see "Reasons to Bitch." Reasons to Bitch is all inspired from what others are bitching about on message boards.

Theme: The Month of Love (Unless you're single...then it's just February.)

Calm down...this is why you're single.

Anatomicals: Puffy The Eye Bag Slayer Wake Up Under Eye Patches: Dear God do I hate puns and the in your face attempt at trying to be funny that Anatomicals plasters all over their products. I haven't enjoyed a single product from Anatomicals...until these eye patches. Being a lady of the night, mornings are the devil and I don't exactly want others to know that I was "raging" the night before. With 30 minutes of relaxation from these lengthy-named eye patches, I almost look...human again.

Reasons to Bitch:
  • "These eye patches gave me a rash and now nobody wants to be my friend."
  • "I really want to buy these, but they are next to impossible to find!"
Lauren B. Beauty: Nail Couture in City of Angels- Pink, pastel polish is a fail for my ghost-like complexion. The polish is very thin and it takes 3 coats for a decent application. After the polish dries, the overall look is streaked and patchy. Lauren B. is also a pain to wipe off once it comes into contact with your skin.

Reasons to Bitch:
  • "14 day no-chip guarantee? Yeah, I'll believe that once my Unicorn gives birth."
  • "The brush was too long and flimsy; paired with a disappointing formula, we all lose."
Pureology Serious Colour Care: Colour Fanatic- With such a beautiful scent, I'd use this spray even if I didn't dye my hair. Overall, my hair feels softer and manageable.

Reasons to Bitch:
  • "I don't dye my this is a flop!"
  • "My stylist has graciously hooked me up with an exceptionally high-end and over-priced hair care line. I'll pass Pureology, I'll pass.
Skin&Co Roma: Truffle Therapy Serum Plus- Anything that smells like coconut and sunscreen can be my friend. I can't say that I see any dramatic improvements with my skin, but I do smell like summertime...and for 75.00 per 1 fl ou, that's a steal. Psych, I can' afford this! After application, my skin felt tighter around my eyes and my cheeks felt smoother. Perhaps Skin&Co is the real deal.

Reasons to Bitch:
  • "I hope with all my heart that another sub sends me a Skin&Co product, because I'll never be able to afford it on my own."
  • "I don't know what 'serums' actually just won't use this.
Sumita Beauty: Kala Color Intense Pencil- Very similar to the Urban Decay 24/7 liner and I'm in love. Sumita doesn't blend quite as easily as Urban Decay, and that is awesome. Sumita in Kala is very black and actually lasts all day. The pencil is not retractable and did break while filling in my cat eye, but I can forgive those faults. If I didn't have a surplus of black liners, I'd absolutely repurchase this pencil.

Reasons to Bitch:
  • "I needed another black liner, like I need another hole in my head."
  • "I am such a n00b when it comes to makeup and the only thing that I know how to do with black liners is to ring my whole eye like a whore."
Well played, Glossybox...for several months now, you have been lacking...but luckily you're making a comeback. Friendship: Renewed.

Grade: B+