So, I tested another product courtesy of Influenster. Another Venus razor. This one is called the “Snap”. Basically, it’s a regular razor with it’s own carrying case and a tiny handle. Travel sized. Good for bringing to the gym, or putting in your purse.

My issue? I think it’s kind of pointless. I don’t see what is so different about doing this verses carrying a disposable (and much cheaper) razor in your bag. Sure, it has a cute carrying case.. but it’s actually kind of a big case for this little thing. So if you put this in your purse, it’s kind of large. I mean, it’s understandable for protections sake.. but it isn’t even like the case is opaque. It’s see through. So it isn’t discreet. It has holes in it, I assume to allow the razor to air dry and not get moldy or rusty, but if you’re using this “in a snap”, you’re probably going to want to toss it back into your bag really quick, so the wetness will wind up in your bag regardless.

Another issue I have with the Venus razors are the size of the razor heads themselves. TOO BIG. These razors are difficult to use in my armpit, let alone in more sensitive areas. They’re good for legs, but the size really hinders using them for anything else.

So in a nut shell, yes, it’s a razor. Yes it shaves, but is it worth the money? Not in my opinion. I wouldn’t purchase another, nor would I purchase the expensive refills for the carefree “toss it in your bag and go” razor. I mean, if you lose it you’re basically out $10. Give me a disposable razor for traveling any day. I’ll leave my more expensive razors at home.

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Colgate Optic White Toothbrush!

So, I’ve been a participant in Influenster’s program for a little over a year now. I’ve reviewed a few VoxBoxes and several products, but by far this was my favorite.

The box came with this toothbrush. At first I looked at it and thought, what the heck, why is this thing so gigantic? But alas! It has a WHITENING PEN in the handle! I am a fanatic about white teeth, but hate having to wear the strips for 1/2 hour, or hate the ones that dissolve and leave your mouth feeling weird.

With this, what you do is floss, then brush your teeth (preferably with their accompanying Colgate Optic White toothpaste), and then pull the whitening pen out of the base of the toothbrush and click the dial on the bottom twice. Apply it to each of your top teeth as if you were coloring them in, click twice again and apply to the bottom teeth. I always felt like I had to keep my lips from touching my teeth for about 30 seconds just to make SURE it was on my teeth, and then I could leave the house and go about my day!

I did this twice a day and saw a difference within 3 days. Usually packages say that stuff but you don’t really believe it, but it worked! It ACTUALLY WORKED. I continued using the toothpaste, toothbrush, and whitening pen until both the toothpaste and the whitening pen were empty (the little included tube of toothpaste actually ran out quicker for me). My teeth are actually about 3 shades brighter. No lie. I am ecstatic. They included a few coupons with the VoxBox and I gave a few to my Mom, one to my best friend, and one to my cousin. I’ll be using one of the left over ones to buy my ex-smoker boyfriend a brush of his own.

My only complaint would be that the toothbrush was a little hard. It’s labeled as a “soft brush”, but it was a little stiff for me. Still, I used it and really enjoyed the results!

I totally spaced on a “before” photo, but there’s an after photo!

Filming a special segment yesterday for season 2 of TLC’s “America’s Worst Tattoos” at @amp_tattoo . Finally got the chance to meet and girl out with the incredibly sweet @megan_massacre without hoards of fans around, and of course be there to support my love @timpangburn . The new season airs sometime in early 2014. :) (at Art Machine Productions)

Filming a special segment yesterday for season 2 of TLC’s “America’s Worst Tattoos” at @amp_tattoo . Finally got the chance to meet and girl out with the incredibly sweet @megan_massacre without hoards of fans around, and of course be there to support my love @timpangburn . The new season airs sometime in early 2014. :) (at Art Machine Productions)

One of my all time favorite peacocks, the ever handsome Ngara Flametail. Apologies to my fish followers for being a little lax on the posts. Thanks for putting up with photos of my life in between fish swag. <3

One of my all time favorite peacocks, the ever handsome Ngara Flametail. Apologies to my fish followers for being a little lax on the posts. Thanks for putting up with photos of my life in between fish swag. <3