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Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Weapon EVERY Woman Should Have In Her Arsenal

I discovered something awesome in my April Birchbox.
For those who don't know, Birchbox is a subscription service that ships a small box with awesome beauty & fashion samples each month for only $10 (s&h included). The samples are specialty, high-end, and sometimes are actually full-size products. It's a great way to try out lots of beauty products without paying a lot of dough.


What did I discover that's so awesome?!? Hollywood Fashion Secrets Fashion Tape.


When I opened my Birchbox, I noticed the Fashion Tape Assortment Sample Pack, but didn't think too much about it. A couple of days later, however, I was getting dressed in my new lace tank top and noticed that the front kept slowly sliding forward, exposing more of my decolletage than I desired.


Typically, when I have one of these type problems I do one of two things: throw on a tank top underneath or grab a couple of small safety pins and pin the shirt to my bra straps. The whole tank thing wouldn't work under this particular shirt, so I started to grab 2 safety pins when I noticed the Fashion Tape Assortment Sample Pack sitting on my vanity.


I flipped the little package open and was pleased to discover a "smile shaped" piece of Fashion Tape that looked perfect for holding up the front of my top. I quickly read the directions and did a positioning trial run.


The directions state that you should use the tape on clean, oil-free skin. I'd already applied lotion after my shower, so I wasn't sure about whether it would work or not. I grabbed a dry cloth and did a quick rub on my chest where I wanted to apply the tape. I hoped for the best and stuck the tape to my skin. Then I peeled the backing off the other side and firmly pressed my top to the tape.
I half expected it to not work. I'm super pleased to say that it worked like a charm! Even with the lotion residue still on my skin. I kept checking my top, expecting it to stop holding, but it did wonderfully. Happily, it stayed right where I put it.


When it was time to remove my shirt, I was a tad worried about the removal being painful (I was melodramatically thinking of surgical tape being ripped off after an IV). BTW, the directions do tell you not to use the Fashion Tape on sunburned, irritated or sensitive skin. I'm glad to report that it wasn't painful at all. Not at all.
Can you see where the "pull" of tape, shirt & skin right above my pointer finger?
See how the clear tape looks on the inside of my shirt.
I pulled the shirt off and then removed the tape with no problems.

Check out my quick video:


So, would you like to try out Hollywood Fashion Secrets Fashion Tape for yourself?

 

Since there was a mix-up in my Birchbox subscription this month and was sent 2 boxes, I'm giving away one of my boxes. It includes the Fashion Tape Assortment Sample Pack, among other things. I want you to be surprised like I am when I receive my Birchbox each month, so I'm not going to tell you what all is in it, but I will give you this info to entice you to enter the giveaway:
Aside from the Fashion Tape, there are a few things for your nails, a few things for your skin, a fragrance sample, and a little something from Stila. Have I piqued your curiosity now?
Then enter the giveaway below!

Disclosure: I was neither paid nor compensated in any way for this review/post. The Birchbox I'm giving away is from my personal subscription. My opinion is, as always, strictly my own.

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46 comments:

~ Mel ~ said...

I had never heard about this product before today..

redkitchen said...

That is so cool! I'd love to try it.

Jennifer said...

this is the first time i have heard of it
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Mama Sadie Bell said...

So cool! This would be very helpful! I have never heard of it until your post!

Miranda said...

i've never heard of it either! cool!

Leslie said...

I've heard of this type of tape before, but haven't actually seen it! Glad to know how well it works! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day!

Patricia said...

I love how people can invent something that is simple and incredibly useful ~ gotta love the creative spirit!

Maggie S said...

That tape looks like a great product. Stopping by from SITS.

Anonymous said...

No... Never heard but sounds great.

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Louise Ducote said...

Wow! I've never heard of fashion tape but it sounds kind of brilliant. Nothing ever fits exactly the way it should (on me, anyway)!

ericka coello said...

I'd never heard about this product before

Joretta Foster said...

yes i have heard of them both but never tried either

wendy said...

i have heard of both


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bored2quickly said...

I had never heard about this product before today, but would love to try it! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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Kim said...

Yes on Birchbox, no on the tape.

Katie Short said...

I had never heard of this. Thank you for the giveaway, but even more for giving us the opportunity to find a great new product!

Anonymous said...

I've heard of both.
Been waiting for a Birchbox invite for sometime now.
rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

Ashley Hughes said...

Yes I have heard of Birchbox and I have heard of fashion tape but never used it!

Debbie C said...

Yes, I have heard of both.

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The Busy Mom said...

I have not heard of Birchbox, but I have heard of Fashion Tape. Birchbox sounds so fun! Thank you for the lovely giveaway!
Erin E
busymom369 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I've heard of Birchbox, but not Fashion Tape.

Anonymous said...

I haven't heard of it.

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sheryl gruhler said...

No, I haven't herd of it.-sheryl
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Anonymous said...

ive never heard of this, but, it looks interesting! =)

michedt said...

I've heard of both before, sounds like a great thing to try out! Thanks!
Michelle

Anonymous said...

Ive never heard of it but now I'm interested!
_Kelly lauth

mary gardner said...

i have heard of fashion tape but not birchbox

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Charity/CC said...

No, I've never heard of this.

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purango said...

I haven't heard of Birchbox or Fashion Tape before. garrettsambo@aol.com

laurasloves said...

I have not about this before today.

Swtlilchick said...

I have heard of Birchbox and fashion tape.I don't know much about it and I
have used fashion tape before and loved it

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daveshir2005 said...

I have heard of both before.

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corey1971 said...

I had never heard of it yet. (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

Sophia said...

Gah I'd love to have this. I really want to try Birchbox but can't afford :(

Narelle Heath said...

I've used Hollywood tape before, but I've never seen the smiley shape. What a great product!

Stopping by from SITS!

The Fierce Diva said...

I never heard of Birchbox. I have to subscribe! So glad I came by! Happy SITS day!

Louise Ducote said...

I read this post a long time ago (and commented, so don't think I'm crazy), but glad to see it again via your SITS day. This stuff is so much better than safety pins!

Laura said...

So one thing you didn't address? Is the fashion tape affordably priced?

Kristi said...

This sounds like a fun subscription! I'm going to check it out!

doseofreality said...

What a fantastic idea for a subscription. I am definitely checking it out! :) Stopping by from SITS. I have always wondered about that tape, so I am glad to know it really works!

Barb - The Empty Nest Mom said...

Birchbox Sounds great.

Jester Queen said...

It looks like the same kind of tape as I use with my estrogen patch. (I know TMI) Totally painless removal. Why oh WHY don't they make band-aids with this stuff??? Happy SITS day!

Another Jennifer said...

I have heard of this stuff, but never knew if it worked. Sounds great. Thanks for the review!

Christine said...

I've heard about Birch Box and have been meaning to look into it. Thanks for the reminder! Happy belated SITS Day!

Missy said...

Sounds like an interesting product every woman needs.

Congrats on your SITS day!

krystle said...

Interesting product. I had never heard of it before. Thanks for the review.