Friday, December 19, 2014

Frosty VoxBox from influenster

This week I received another VoxBox of products to tryout. It’s always exciting to see the orange box on my doorstep! Here is a peek at what was inside:

Fruit Vines Bites are a new, soft, chewy fruit candy, from the Red Vines family. I got the strawberry flavor. To be honest I wasn’t sure that I was going to like these because I prefer Twizzles over Red Vines but they don’t have a bad flavor. As with other licorice candy I prefer them a bit harder so I left the bag open to see if they wouldn’t be quite as chewy. I’m not sure that I would buy these, but they are a nice treat.

McCormick Gourmet's Thyme uses FlavorSealed technology to lock in the fresh thyme flavor.  Their all Natural Thyme is a staple in our house and McCormick always come through on quality spices and seasonings.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in black. This product claims to be waterproof, smudge-proof, and sweat-proof. They aren’t lying either, I had a hard time getting this off, which I see as a negative. I don’t like to have to scrub my eyes to get my makeup off. With that said, it went on very smooth and is easy to apply. I would definitely consider buying this if it came in a non-waterproof option.

Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover. Maybe influenster knew that the above product would be hard to remove, because the next product says that it “gently removes all eye make up, including long lasting & waterproof make up, with no oily residue”. I like that this remover says that it suitable for sensitive eyes and is dermatologist & ophthalmologist tested.

NYC New York Color Expert Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum. I don’t wear lipstick so I don’t have much to compare this to, but it went on easy and feels very light on my lips and doesn’t feel sticky. I haven’t had a chance to see if it lives up to its claim that it lasts up to 6 hours.

Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Tea. The prefect tea for Christmas time! I like that it is decaf so that I can enjoy a warm beverage before bed without worrying about it keeping me awake. I enjoyed my tea with some honey and it was delightful.

Boots No7 Protect & Perfect ADVANCED Serum. I’ve seen Boots products at Target before but have never tried them. I wish this sample was larger so that I could see some of the results that it claims, “After 2 weeks skin looks younger and more radiant, by 4 weeks skin looks clearer and fine lines are visibly reduced”.  

EcoTools Full Volume Styler Hair Brush. I was super excited to try this brush! I have other EcoTools products (ps they also have great customer service) and have been very happy with them. The handle fits well in my hand but I have thick hair and the bristles don’t go all the way to my scalp like my other brush does. I used it when I blow-dried my hair the other night and it worked great.

*I received these products to test and review free from influenster. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Influenster: Surfs Up Vox Box

I received my second Influenster VoxBox this week and can’t wait to show you the goodies inside!
Influenster #SurfsUpVoxBox

Jamba Juice Smoothie Kit free with coupon. I haven’t been able to find them in my grocery store, so I will have to look in another town. I love smoothies and am anxious to try these! The smoothies are described as “Loaded with delicious fruits and yogurt, our fat-free, gluten free smoothie kits include healthy antioxidant boost, one full serving of fruit and 100% daily Vitamin C.” 

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun. Described as a combination of “gel and lotion to leave your skin feeling luxurious and refreshed.” It has a great smell, hydrating, and doesn't leave my skin sticky or greasy.  I’m definitely using this after my next sunburn!

First Aid Shot Therapy(FAST) is a liquid pain relief drinkable shot that is designed to elevate headache/migraine, sore muscles, and back pain. I haven’t had a reason to use this yet, but I’m curious to know how medicinal it tastes.

SinfulColors Professional Nail Polish in Fire Red. This nail polish has great coverage with one coat and came just in time for the 4th of July! I would definitely consider buying more polish from this company!


COVERGIRL Bombshell Curvaceous by LashBlast Mascara. This two-step mascara claims that step one will add loads of volume, thickens, and curls lashes. The second step is a dark, intensifying topcoat that gives bold, noticeable lashes. I like this mascara but find that I only need step one to get great coverage, curl, and color. 
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*I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.