Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Influenster: Uni VoxBox 2014 (and Mini Reviews!)

Hello there beautifuls! Hope you've been well. Today I'd like to share with you Influenster's Uni VoxBox as well as my thoughts on the products included. This VoxBox was provided to me by Influenster for testing and reviewing purposes. Let's dig in!

Well...I guess before we dig in, I'll tell you a bit about Influenster. I don't know if you guys are familiar with BzzAgent, but it's a similar concept. Influenster is a site where you are able to review products and use your social influence to earn rewards, such as samples and products (and the occasional VoxBox!) to test out and review. Not every member is guaranteed a box, but be patient, and keep doing reviews on the site and your time will come too! The site has surveys you can do for "expert" or "lifestage" badges, and there is such a wide range of things to review from foods to games to fashion (and many more!). Being active on the site can help increase your chances of being invited to their upcoming programs. It's a pretty fun site if you like doing mini reviews or if you're looking for a second opinion on something you might be wanting to purchase.

Now let's dive into the Uni VoxBox!

What's Inside the Box and Descriptions of Each Product:

Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-On Manicure: imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails is the revolutionary way to achieve a flawless manicure in seconds. Just peel off, press on, and you're done-NO glue needed! High-shine colors, trendy designs and glam glitter nails that last up to a week! ($5.99 for colors/ $7.99 for patterns. 24 nail covers/12 different sizes)

I did a full, in-depth review on Monday ~link here~ It surely did "imPRESS" me. (huehuehue) I love the color and shine. The nails don't look fake and it didn't take long to apply!

Expert Last Lip Color in Forever Fuchsia: Ready to take your lips to the next level? Try our NEW Expert Last Lip Color in twenty tantalizing shades. Get intense amplified color and shine that lasts up to 6 hours! Our moisturizing formula glides on easily for a silky, smooth, velvety finish for all day wear. ($1.99 for 0.11oz/3.2g)

I also did a full, in-depth review of this previously ~link here~ It's quite a bold color, definitely perfect for spring and summer. It's not particularly hydrating, but the color does stay on for a good amount time throughout your day. If I was more of a lipstick wearing girlie, I would go and try out more colors, as it is inexpensive and there is quite a variety of colors available!

Pilot Acroball PureWhite: Acroball PureWhite combines a glossy white barrel with Spring Pantone inspired grip colors and smooth writing advanced ink, which combines the vibrant color of gel with the quick drying benefits of ballpoint ink, so you can write effortlessly. ($4.39~3pk / $6.24~ 4pk / $7.49~ 5pk)

I love this pen! The white with that pop of color can really liven up your office, desk, bag, anything! It's a fine tip pen, which is my preference of pen tips and it write so smoothly. If I could describe it, I would say that it's a really nice gel pen with no smearing at all! I do find the price to be a bit more than regular pens, but I would put this pen in the category with the nicer, fancier pens, so the price you pay for the quality you get is definitely worth it!

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation (in Ivory): Lightweight liquid mousse texture leaves skin shineless, yet feels weightless and cakeless. The weight is over - finally, shine has met its matte. Available in 8 shades. ($4.99-5.49 for 1fl oz/30ml)

The first thing I thought of when I swatched this was..."oh wow! this is pretty thick!" (could be because I squeezed out a bit more than I needed!) It's a very smooth formula, definitely matte. I recommend using moisturizer before using the foundation (if you don't do so
already). I would say that this is a light to medium coverage foundation, but it's buildable! It's not sticky or greasy feeling and it's lightweight!

[Swatch shows it blended out on right, and normal swatch on left.]

Playtex Sport Fresh Balance: Play without Limits. Introducing NEW Playtex Sport Fresh Balance with Odor Shield technology. It's designed to neutralize odors for ultimate freshness on and off the field. Combined with a 360 degree design for Sport Level Protection, you can go the distance. Play On. ($3.99-4.99 for 16 tampons)

I don't use tampons, so I can't give a review of this product. ~Sorry :( ~What I can say is that this does have a nice scent to it, but I wouldn't call it "lightly scented". For those of you who can't use/don't prefer scented items, or are more cautious of them, I would be wary of these. When I received my box, the smell of this was all over! (Not that the other items were scented to begin with...)

Red Rose REAL TEA Premium Water Enhancer (in Blackcurrant Raspberry): Finally - a water enhancer with no dyes or color that's made from real brewed tea. Make boring water taste tea-riffic with REAL TEA from Red Rose! ($4.49 for 24 servings. 48 ml/ 1.62oz)

I absolutely love the flavor of the Blackcurrant Raspberry. This is such a travel friendly item that has found it's home in my backpack or purse. The recommended serving size is one squeeze (~2ml) for each 8 fl oz serving, but I find that to be very diluted. It is enough to flavor the water, but if you want the strong tea taste, you can adjust it to your preference. I usually go around 3-5 squeezes for 8 fl oz. Every serving is just 5 calories and 1 gram of sugar, how perfect is that! Lightly sweetened and no dyes or coloring! You can also use this for hot or iced tea! I have been drinking it with nice, cold water and it's absolutely lovely! All you have to do is get your water, do a couple squeezes, mix/shake, and enjoy! So nommy!

Those were the items included in the Uni VoxBox. I hope some of these have caught your attention. I know that none of the items I received I would have known about beforehand, and it was quite an experience trying everything out.

If you do get the chance, you should check out Influenster as well!

Take care lovelies!

Disclaimer: Received this product complimentary for testing and reviewing purposes from Influenster. As always, opinions are my own.