Friday, October 19, 2012

Influenster Beauty Blogger VoxBox 2012

Today I'm going to step out of my normal nail polish world  show you the contents of my Influenster Beauty Blogger VoxBox 2012!

I haven't learned 100% how to navigate through the new site, but from what I can tell it works pretty well.  I don't see why my score doesn't go up even after I don't reviews and whatnot, but I've read that a lot of people are having trouble with that.  If any of you are honestly interested in signing up please send me your email--I think I have 5 invites to use.

My first Influenster box!

Contents of the Influenster Beauty Blogger VoxBox 2012

 Starting off we have NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact in Dark Shadows( $4.99):
The card that came in the box listing each item has this written on it: "This all-in-one compact comes with everything you need for a complete eye look: primer, illuminator, applicator and complementing shadows.  With four colors, specially coordinated to intensify and enhance your eye color, you can create a look as individual as you are.  Make your eyes pop!"

To be honest I suck at putting on/using makeup.  I normally don't even wear it unless I'm going out or something & then it's a basic eyeshadow, mascara & some mineral foundation (or whatever it's called, lol).  I did apply these eyeshadows this morning (using the directions that are on the back, which I really like) & even though I think it looks like I have 2 black eyes, I've kept them on for the past 7 hours & they're staying pretty well.  The one thing I really don't like is the applicator--is there any way to actually make eyeshadow look good with those little sponges?  These are super pigmented & I think they would be best for teens & females who want to try new makeup looks with spending a ton of money.
NYC IndividualEyes Dark Shadows swatched on the back of my hand

Next up is the Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit ($5.99):
Here's what the card says: "Bring the salon home with this eyelash starter kit, complete with eyelashes, adhesive, and applicator.  This latex-free glue has a 24-hour hold, for lashes you can bat all day and all night."

I've worn false lashes once in my life & that was about 9 years ago for Halloween.  The funny thing is, I was planning on wearing false lashes this Halloween & now I have 3 sets (none that I've bought).  I plan on wearing these for Halloween since they're the fullest so I'll let you know how they were after I wear them.

Bath & Body Works Mini Candles in Mahogany Teakwood ($3.50):
"Mini but mighty!  Bath & Body Works Mini Candles provide an amazing fragrance experience exclusively developed and tested by a team of Home Fragrance experts, including the world's best master perfumers."

The scent of this candle isn't something I would normally pick out, but it isn't bad.  I haven't lighted it yet (with 3 cats  we need to watch candles), but the scent is strong yet not overpowering.  I also got sent a $10 3 wick candle which I'd love to use, but the closest B&BW is over an hour from me & I'd rather not order a candle online when I don't know what it smells like & I'd have to pay for shipping--a trip to Madison might be coming this weekend or next (I haven't used my Sally's birthday coupon this month & it's my actual birthday month).

EBOOST in orange ($28 for box of 20 effervescent powders, $39 for box of 30 effervescent powders, $39 for box of 12 shots):
"EBOOST will boost your mood, focus, and immunity with natural ingredients and no crash.  As a shot or an easy-to-mix powder and in four flavors, you'll feel great whether you choose Orange, Pink Lemonade, Acai Pomegranate, or Super Berry."

I don't take stuff like this ever, I just never know if it has extra caffeine which gives me huge headaches if I have too much.  I'm going to have my husband take this & let you know what he says.
**Our son & I both took a sip before my husband drank it--it tastes like salty orange to me; my son said it's okay, but the after taste is gross & my husband said it's okay, but tastes like the orange stuff they use to clean your teeth.

Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin ($7.29):
"Never have the time for a great updo?  Not  anymore!  the Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin allows you to easily achieve three chic updo styles.  Simply twirl your hair up and spin the two Spin Pins in for a perfect undone bun, side bun or double bun!"

I'm not even going to take these out of the package, not because I don't think they would work, but because I have very fine, straight hair & it's in a chin length bob--I know I don't have enough hair for these.  Goody does have a set of 3 smaller Spin Pins that I might buy to try out because I think they'd work better with my hair.  This will be going into my swap items.

Not Your Mother's Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream ($6.00 for full sized 4-oz bottle):
"Kinky Moves is infused with natural grape seed & jasmine to encourage natural curls and eliminate frizz and fly-aways."

Like I said above, my hair is very fine & straight so I would never use this.  Even though it's not opened it still smells really good.  This will also be going up for swap.

I did receive a bonus item with my box.  The Vitabath Fragrance Mist in Green Tea & Sage (no price on the card, but on their website they are $9.99):
"Vitabath presents a new line of lightweight Fragrance Mists in 16 fabulous scents.  This revitalizing, weightless formula is infused with conditioning vitamins ans a unique antioxidant blend to keep your skin refreshed and happy.  Smell absolutely delicious with Vitabath!"

This mist, which isn't a scent I would normally pick out, has a strong (not overpowering) scent that lasts for hours.  The green tea is present when first sprayed, but I can't smell it after a few minutes.  The mist does leave your skin feeling softer & the smell isn't sickly sweet like some mists that smell like only teens should wear them.  I would really like to try a different scent that I might actually use daily like Luscious Lemon Creme or Pomegranate & Blood Orange.

Overall I'm very happy with the products I received & I hope that I get to review other boxes from Influenster.

1 comment:

  1. I used the coupon and bought Hot Buttered Rum. It smells so good, like butterscotch candy!