Marvis Toothpaste Review

2 things you might not know about me are that I am very picky with my toothpaste purchases (I can’t stand the burning feeling that is associated with most toothpaste brands) and that 2 of my front teeth have bonding on them.

Currently my go to toothpaste is Crest Wild Expressions Liquid Gel Toothpaste in Burstin’ Bubblegum. It’s probably not the best toothpaste for an adult to be using but it’s the only toothpaste that I’ve been able to handle and not feel like my mouth is on fire. So of course I was excited when I was offered the chance to be able to receive and review Marvis Toothpaste.

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Marvis is based in Italy and offers a line of 7 different flavoured toothpastes that are known for their richness and freshness in taste and effectiveness. This brand has differentiated itself from others by combining the concept of toothpaste with art and fashion and turning it into something trendy and unique. All Marvis toothpastes are made using a traditional processing method that results in smoothness and richness in texture.

The two products I received are Whitening Mint Toothpaste and Ginger Mint Toothpaste. I decided to use each product for 2 weeks with a break in between. When I first started using this toothpaste I put way to much on my brush. You only need a very small amount and it goes a long way. Less is definitely more.

While using this product I noticed that there is a slight cooling sensation. It’s not overpowering like some other brands but was slightly refreshing. The Ginger Mint flavour is actually quite good. Like really good. No burning after taste which seems to be a common feature in other toothpaste products. I also noticed a slight improvement in the colour of my teeth after I used the whitening product.

Going forward I plan to continue using the Ginger Mint toothpaste and every so often change it up with the Whitening product. Since my front teeth have bonding on them I can’t whiten the rest of my teeth too much.

Interested in seeing the other flavours? Check out all the other Marvis Toothpaste at NailPolishCanada.com

Garnier Color Styler Review

3 words: DON’T DO IT!

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I seriously wish I had googled this product before purchasing it. It would have saved me so so much stress and heartache.

Let me start at the beginning..

So, this past Friday was crazy hair day at school and I’ve been leaning towards wanting to put purple in my hair for many days now, so what better time to do that they now. I decided to try out the Garnier Color Styler Intense Wash-Out Haircolor since it’s something that isn’t permeant and if I didn’t like the look no harm done right! WRONG! My poor poor hair. I ended up purchasing the Pink Pop version because on dark hair it goes in purple and the purple color option wasn’t available.

So Garnier Color Styler is an Intense Wash-Out Color with Revolutionary Color Coat Technology. It is an ultra-easy application. It uses Clay-based pigmented formula which creates a thin color-coat on the surface of the hair fiber without damaging it. When it dries there is no rubbing off or staining. And it washes out in 2-3 shampoos. Or so they say.

Now the color part of this product did work. However it didn’t actually turn my hair purple. More of a red with slightly purple undertones. You can sort of see in the images below. After the product was in and dried I decided to curl my hair. They stayed perfectly. I even slept on them and only had to touch up a few. They even stayed without any hairspray which was fantastic but the knots in my hair were unbelievable when I tried to bush it out later that evening.

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As for damaging my hair, well I believe that this product did damage my hair. Hopefully once the product it out it will go back to normal, but during the application process I noticed my hair was starting to become straw like. I would assume that this is due to the clay based formula coating my hair. 3 shampoos later and the product is still somewhat in and my hair is knotty and still straw like. I’m unable to wear it naturally curly so I’ve had to straightened it after every shower and I can feel a difference. It’s not a silky smooth at it usually it. Normally when I run my fingers through my hair there aren’t many knots but since this product is still in my hair there are.

Overall I would caution you against purchasing this product. Hopefully a few more showers will remove the product and my hair will go back to normal.

Review: Frames From GlassesShop.com

I wear glasses. I’ve been wearing glasses for as long as I can remember. I can’t image a time when I haven’t worn them. I even wear them swimming. I like to be able to see so I only take them off when I am sleeping or showering. I even have a pair of prescription sunglasses so that when I am driving my eyes are protected.

I am rather picky when it comes to my frames, I like a certain look and have a certain price range that I need to stay within so I’ve been lucky that I haven’t had to purchase new glasses in several years. My prescription hasn’t changed at all so when I was given the opportunity to review glasses purchase from GlassesShop.com I of course jumped at the chance.

The frames that I ended up choosing are “Lancaster – Red.

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Retail price of these frames is advertised at $149.75 but they are priced at only $29.95! Talk about a huge saving! My original glasses put my back about $300 when I ordered them and they took about 3 weeks to arrive.

The great thing about GlassesShop.com is their “Try on” feature. I was extremely happy to be able to use this feature to see which frames suited me best. I think I tried on about 15 different looks before I settled on “Lancaster – Red”

This is a photo of my original frames.

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This is a photo of me wearing the Lancaster – Red frames.

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Don’t I look so cute! I just love them. I stepped out of my comfort zone when deciding on which frames I should order and I’m so pleased with the outcome. I’ve been wearing these glasses for several days now and they are quite comfortable and light weight. They arrived packaged and wrapped in a protective cloth within the glasses case. If I ever need to purchase a new pair of frames I definitely will consider purchasing them online.

Would you like to receive some savings on glasses? I have a 20% off coupon code if you are interested. Just enter Erica20 at checkout and with your purchase you will receive 20% off your Vision lenses with FREE Anti-Scratch Coating and a FREE protective case & cloth. Keep in mind that shipping and handling fees may apply.

Keep in mind that if you are ordering frames from GlassesShop.com you will need to provide a copy of your prescription. Included on that prescription needs to be your pupillary distance or PD. The PD is the distance between your two pupils measured in millimeters (e.g. 60). Your PD is not always included in your eyeglass prescription, but it’s very helpful to have when making your eyeglasses to ensure that they fit you perfectly.

I did not receive any compensation for this product review. I did receive the frames, but all opinions are 100% my own.

Influenster – Garnier Fructis #ColorShield

I recently received a lovely box from Influenster which was full of Garnier #ColorShield hair care products to review.

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Included in the box was:

  • Garnier Fructis Color Shield Shampoo for colour treated hair
  • Garnier Fructis Color Shield Conditioner for colour treated hair
  • Garnier Fructis Color Shield Heat Protect & Shine Spray for colour treated hair

The shampoo is light pink in colour has an amazing smell. For some reason I just love using shampoo that smells nice, so this was a win win for me! The conditioner is light and not overly thick which I’ve found with some products I’ve used. It also helped to cure my frizzy hair issues.

I used the Heat Protect & Shine Spray and found it to leave somewhat of a greasy reside on my hair. Apparently this is common (thanks google!) so I obviously didn’t use enough. My hair seems to straighten pretty easily anyways but I did notice that it had more shine to it then it usually does. I also received some compliments the following day about how healthy my hair looked.

I’ve never really used products targeted towards colour treated hair so I have nothing to compare them against, except my regular products. I probably wouldn’t purchase the spray once it runs out just because my hair seems to straighten fine without it.

Overall I would recommend the products to family and friends who were interested in having lovely smelling, shiny hair! I don’t know many that straighten their hair as much as I do though.

Disclaimer: I received these products free of charge from Influenster however I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.

Influenster – Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure

I was lucky enough to receive another present from Influenster a few weeks ago and I was beyond excited to be chosen for this box. If you know me, then you know I have a love for nail polish so to be able to do a review on imPRESS Press-on manicure by Broadway Nails is really exciting.

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imPRESS Press-on Manicure by Broadway Nails is the revolutionary way to achieve a flawless manicure in seconds. All you need to do is find the correct size, peel and press and you are done! It’s that simple. It took me about 3 mins to apply the nails. No lies!

I applied my nails Friday morning. I had to be out the door by 8am for work and I decided to apply then at 7:50am. It took a few short minutes to find the correct size, peel off the protective layer and then press on the nails. I am beyond hooked! Especially with the nails that I received.

Influenster sent me 2 imPRESS Press-on Manicure kits to use. I decided to apply the Disney Villains. The colour is just amazing. It look grey with a hint of purple depending on how you are looking at the nails.

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My students were also in love with the way they look. They couldn’t believe that they were press on nails. In the beginning the nails felt slightly odd, but now I am so use to them I don’t even think twice about doing things. They are suppose to last up to a week so I guess only time will tell.

Tomorrow I have to work, so that will be the true test. Here’s hoping a nail doesn’t pop off while I’m working cash.

I received these products complimentary for testing purposed from Influenster.