Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Influenster Spring Fever VoxBox

I was thrilled to receive a 'Spring Fever' Influenster VoxBox in May. I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.




Influenster Spring Fever VoxBox

Contents: This Spring Fever Influenster VoxBox included 5 items. 


Unboxing 'Spring Fever' Influenster Voxbox

1. Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-On Manicure in Holla!, 24 nail covers 


Full size cost: $5.99-7.99, depending on the pattern

This is the second time that I have received these press-on nail covers from Influenster. Luckily, this design (frosty pink polish with a black lace design) is a better fit for me compared to the first design that I received as a prize for 'The Taste' Influenster Challenge. These nail covers will be great for a girls' night out when I don't have time to do a full manicure. 

Here is what Influenster says about Broadway imPRESS manicure: 
"...features advanced nail technology, so you can get a salon-perfect manicure in seconds - simply peel off, press on and you're done. There's no drying, a killer shine and a manicure that lasts up to a week!"

2. Secret Outlast Clear Gel Antiperspirant/Deodorant 1.7 oz 
Full size cost: $4.59

I usually use solid antiperspirant/deodorant. I was hesitant to try this product because my past experience with gel antiperspirants/deodorants has consistently included wet and sticky armpits immediately upon product application and significant white streaks on my clothes. However, I was happy that I tried this Secret clear gel because it dries quickly upon application and does not leave white streaks! It has a fresh, clean scent that is not overbearing. At this time, I am trying to use 'more natural' products and that includes aluminum-free antiperspirants/deodorants. Also, I have used this product for about a month and it looks like at least half of the product is already gone. So, although I liked this product's performance, I would not purchase because of the ingredients and because the product is used up too quickly. 

Here is what Influenster says about Secret outlast clear gel:
"...leaves fewer white marks on clothes than the next leading invisible solid! And, with 48 hour odor and wetness protection at such a low price, why pay more?"

3. NYC New York Color Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm in 356 Big Apple Red, 0.12 oz

Full size cost: $2.99

This lip balm has had rave reviews from other bloggers - it is moisturizing and adds a sheer layer of color and shine. Also, It has a cute apple design in the middle of the lip balm! However, it contains parabens. So, I would not purchase because of the ingredients.

Close-up of the apple design!

Here is what Influenster says about NYC applelicious lip balm:
"...delivers color, shine and moisture in one single swipe! The unique apple-shaped core is filled with shea butter, jojoba oil, vitamin E and avocado oil to give lips a healthy, irresistible look."


4. Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS Rough Rubber, 4 oz


Full size cost: $20


Influenster sent out 3 different Schwarzkopf products to Influensters - mattifying powder, rubber paste or flex gel. If I was given the choice, I would choose the mattifying powder because it claims to add lift and texture to hair - this is exactly what I need for my thin, fine hair. I can't use the rubber paste, so I gave this product to my brother to use in his short hair. 

Here is what Influenster says about Schwarzkopf OSiS rough rubber: 
"...a paste with an innovative rubber consistency that separates and defines, while leaving a subtle matte finish."

5. Tastykake Kandy Bar Kakes in Peanut Butter, 2.1 oz

Full size cost: $4.49 for a box of 5 bars, net weight 8.5 oz
Estimated retail value: $1.11

I was excited to try this Tastykake bar because I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. The peanut butter portion was rich, sweet and creamy. Unfortunately, the cake portion was dry and crumbly - not exactly the 'light and fluffy' description that Influenster had claimed. I only took a couple bites and then threw it in the trash because it was not worth the calories. I normally hate wasting food and will eat every bit of food off my plate, so throwing this bar out was a big statement. Would not purchase.

Here is what Influenster says about Tastykake kandy bars:
"...light and fluffy chocolate enrobed cakes with a delicious creme filling in a unique kandy bar shape. Available in S'mores, Peppermint and Peanut Butter."


Summary:

Total estimated retail value: $34.68-36.68


Product tally:
Body = 1
Edible = 1
Hair = 
Make-Up = 2



Verdict:
Size: I was thrilled to receive 5 full size products!

Products: I received a good variety of high-quality products in this VoxBox. I am most excited about the Secret Outlast Clear Gel Antiperspirant/Deodorant!

Value: N/A - I received these products complimentary from Influenster

Are you an Influenster? What has been your favorite item in a VoxBox?



Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster. Click here for more information on disclosures and referrals.


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