Friday, February 28, 2014

J'Adore VoxBox from Influenster- my review

I'm always excited when Influenster emails me and tells me that I'll be receiving another VoxBox from them. This one was the J'Adore VoxBox and it was loaded with all kinds of perfect little treats for myself for Valentine's Day. (J'Adore means "I adore you," so it was fitting for the holiday!)

First off, what is Influenster?
Influenster is a free-to-join community of trendsetters, social media masterminds, and educated consumers who live to give opinions of products and experiences. The Influenster site is a hub where members meet to learn about new products from our favorite brands as well as review the products they already use in their day-to-day lives! Influenster invites its most active members to participate in exclusive VoxBox programs where members receive complimentary products to test and review. In exchange, we ask our members to do what they already love to do: share their opinions with their friends & followers on social media!

I was so happy when the mailman brought me this little bundle of joy.

Here's the information card that came with my box.

Of course the first thing I went for was the HERSHEY'S Kisses milk chocolate. Ahhh, Hershey's. You know me so well. I love that this was a huge family sized bag (though I didn't share much with my family). Can you believe I still have some left too? I've been hoarding these sweet little candies in my nightstand so I can have a few chocolates every night before bed. Sometimes you just need to. And by sometimes, I mean every single night for the last 10 days. So good!

The next little treat I tried was the Red Rose Tea in Creme Caramel. I'm not usually a huge tea drinker, but I do love me some caramel. Who doesn't? This tea was actually really delicious- not too sweet and not too bitter. I prefer mine with a little splash of cream and it was just about perfect. I sipped on it when we had an especially cold, snowy day and it warmed me right up.

Next up were the beauty products. I started with the John Frieda Frizz Ease 3 Day Straight. I was probably most excited to try this because I have naturally curly hair that I blow dry and flat iron straight a lot. I hate my hair- it's such a pain to take care of. But this spray helped tame my curls and made blowing it out a lot easier. I sprayed it in while wet, blow dried with with my brush, and then quickly ran the flat iron over the ends just to smooth them a little bit. Check out my before and after. No frizz and no static (which is crazy, considering the weather we've been having). It stayed pretty smooth for the following two days and was easy to maintain. I just barely had to touch it up and it stayed pretty dang straight and smooth! I think I'll be purchasing this when my bottle is gone, since I've already used it again twice.

I've mentioned before that I have oily skin, so the Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask was a perfect fit for me. I've used many clay masks before, and they work great for soaking up that extra oil in your pores. This one worked the same way and left my skin feeling really soft and smooth afterwards. The smell was nice and I liked the consistency of it. Most masks are super thick and hard to spread around your face, but this was a bit thinner and I felt like I didn't have to use as much of the product to get the coverage I needed. This bottle should last me a while, since it's something I'll only be using once or twice per week. I did notice that my face seemed less shiny the day that I used it.
Is this a cute look for me?

I'm a total lash girl. Once upon a time (in beauty school) I used to wear lashes on a daily basis. I love the look of them and how they really make your eyes pop. I was thrilled that this VoxBox included KISS Looks So Natural Lashes because this was a brand I had yet to try. The pack I received was called "Sultry." I'm not afraid of the full lash look, so I threw these babies on and had fun rocking them for the day. What a difference lashes make! The only thing I didn't like was the applicator that the glue came in. I think that's because it was just a mini-sized one that came in the set. Normally you would get a full sized tube, which is what I'm used to working with. The mini bottle was a bit tricky- a tube is much easier to use.
Sultry!

Last but not least was the Vaseline Men Spray Lotion, which obviously was not meant for me. During the VoxBox qualification survey I was asked if I had a man who could test out a product and I selected "yes." My son was the perfect little tester for this stuff because he's almost 10 and he's really into "man" grooming lately. He loves using his dad's cologne, body wash, and aftershave, and he thinks it's totally cool to smell manly (I couldn't agree more!) He loved the smell of this lotion and I have to admit, he did smell, well, manly. He also has dry skin and suffers from eczema, so this moisturized his parched skin without leaving him slick with oil, which he loved. I think the spray part was his favorite. Boys don't really like applying lotion, and the spray definitely sped up and made the process more fun. I will definitely buy this again for him!

Overall I'd have to say that this is my favorite VoxBox from Influenster so far. I really did love every single thing inside and I will most likely buy them all at some point. Great job Influenster! You really nailed this one. Thank you so much for including me!

Do you think you have what it takes to be an Influenster? It's free to sign up and I have a few invitations to the site left. If you're interested, shoot me your email address and I'll send you one so you can get in on these goodies and future VoxBoxes too.

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Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are, as always, my own.

11 comments:

  1. ooh, I'd totally be interested in trying out a vox box!

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  2. I just need your email address & I'll send you an invitation!

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  3. AllisonrmartinATcomcastDOTnet. Thanks!!!!

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  4. I'd lure an invite to Influenster!!

    seriouslysb@gmail.com

    Thanks :)

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  5. It's been a while since I've gotten an Influenster VoxBox. This looks like a good one!

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  6. That looks like a great box, that huge bag of Kisses was definitely a perk! haha...Hope to get another soon!!

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  7. I was SO excited that it was a huge bag. I was surprised! :) Love Influenster!

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  8. I hope you get one too! I've gotten a few really good ones recently, but I did go through a little period last year I think where I wasn't getting any. Think of some new products you've bought/tried recently & go write a review or answer some questions! Maybe it will help you :)

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  9. Went to send you an invite- looks like you already signed up! Enjoy :)

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  10. I wrote a few reviews recently so we'll see what happens. Fingers crossed! I feel like I'm missing out on all the fun! Haha.

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