Friday, July 5, 2013

INFLUENSTER SUNKISSED VOXBOX

Welcome, welcome! Today's post is going to be all about my first-ever Influenster Voxbox. If you are unfamiliar with Influenster, it is a website designed for fans of just about anything. Topics range from beauty, of course, entertainment, fashion, sports, travel and more! Once you've racked up enough activity on the site they will invite you to take a quiz in order to qualify for a box. Luckily I finally qualified for one! This box was called the 'Sunkissed VoxBox' and included everything that we ladies would need for the hotter months.

As a disclaimer I would like to include that I did receive these products from Influenster for testing and consideration purposes.


These were all of the things included: Dr. Scholls For Her High Heel Insoles, Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream, SinfulShine nail polish by SinfulColors (in the color Sailor's Delight) and Goody Ouchless Ribbon Elastics!


First up were the Dr. Scholls insoles! Now, if you know me well enough or you have watched/read my All About Me posting, you know that I love heels but just don't have the opportunity to wear them very often! That didn't mean I couldn't test these insoles out, though. They have a sticky base that is revealed when you peel back a protective plastic backing and the majority of the cushion is in the arch area. Luckily for me, I need intense arch support as I almost don't even have one and am constantly pained by that. The sizing is quite arrayed.. sizes 6-10. I am on the higher side of that spectrum at a size nine so the insole does not cover the entirety of my foot while I wish that it could for comfort purposes! However, the gel cushioning below your arch is very, very comfortable and supportive. The only thing that I would ask to change about these is that they come in more individualized size options so us nine and ten footed gals can have the same amount of support as everybody else.



Hm. Hm hm hmmmm.... where to begin........ This is the Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream. I am not a fan of it. Please keep reading to see why! First off, this guy retails from $13-$15 and claims six skin perfecting benefits: refreshment, brightening, evening tone, hydration, smoothing and protection from UV rays. I can't say much about these benefits as I barely felt anything from this product. The main reason that people wear BBs are to get a sheer color, though. That much should have been simple. Let it be known that when I say I gained NOTHING from this product except a breakout I mean I got absolutely NOTHING. Possibly a little bit of sun protection with the wimpy SPF 15 but that is it. You get no color. No coverage. No nothing. After wearing it for a day, even with a stupid amount of powder, my skin felt sticky and gross. All I wanted to do was take this stuff off. So disappointed and so NOT worth any hype that it may gain.



Next was this SinfulShine nail polish in the color 'Sailor's Delight' by SinfulColors. This is a beautiful pale pink in SinfulColor's newest technology. SinfulShine is supposed to give off 5x more shine than a patent shoe.. which is a lot. Too much. They're not THAT shiny. The photo above was taken with no topcoat on my nails, though! Unlike other at-home gel polishes, they do not claim to stay put for two weeks which would be an explanation for why I had some chipping after less than a day of wear. Also, they only retail for $2.99 so it's also not going to be the most high-end and concrete product! I was a big fan of the color, though and I did like the shiny finish a lot. I will definitely keep wearing this product but I'll just be sure to keep a base coat below all of my manicures.


Last are the Goody Ouchless Ribbon Elastics which I'm sure all of you are aware of what they do.. They're just hair ties! Their big catch is that they are supposed to not leave dents in your hair while also being super stylish on the wrist. While both of those are true, I would like to warn my fellow thick-haired friends that these things are not strong enough to hold our hair in a high pony. They do keep the dents away, though! This is a great deal for five as well as they retail for about $5.

My video review of the box:

Have any of you guys joined Influenster? I would love to see some other boxes that they've sent out in the past!

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