Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Influenster VoxBox: Product Review (Finally!)

So i'm finally going to review the products from my VoxBox that I received over a month ago now. I wanted to really test them out for a month to really know which products I liked, loved and didn't love. So here it goes!

First of all I will start off with this Garden Botanika lip treatment: It's supposed to leave your lips more smooth, fuller and less wrinkles after using this product 3xs a day over the course of a month. It has somewhat of a gel-like consistency which was nice.

Pros: When this was put before my lipstick it left my lipstick stay on longer and made my lipstick glide on smoothly. It also left my lips soft and smooth.

Cons: I couldn't really tell if it reduced the wrinkles on my lips or not.

Final Thoughts: I really liked this product and I still continue to use it, in the mornings and at night. Overall it's a great product :)

Cindy Crawford Meaningfull Beauty Skin Care System:

I really enjoyed this skin care system. I never really had a whole skin care system for my face or anything, so this was nice. My favorite products are the cleanser, the day cream and night cream.

Pros: The cleanser was to be used in the mornings and at nights. I was really impressed because it removed my waterproof mascara like nothing. It was gentle on my face and I really enjoyed this product. The day cream was so light and it contained SPF which is super nice especially in the summer. It wasn't greasy-feeling or anything. The night cream was light as well and left my face smooth in the morning when I woke up.

Cons: I used all these products, but I did not like the glowing serum or the neck and chest cream. The glowing serum broke me out on my cheeks and gave me rash, which was not pretty a sight. The neck and chest cream broke me out too and left me a rash as well.  Plus I really didn't like the smell of it :p My skin isn't really sensitive so I was surprised to find I had an allergic reaction to these products.

Final Thoughts:  I really enjoyed this whole skin care system, but I would recommend those three products I mentioned above the most.

Green Tea Peel-Off Mask:

I've never used this product, but have seen these packets at CVS, Walmart, and at Forever XXI.

Pros: All the "gross-ness" from the face came off after the mask was peeled off. It was easy to peel off and smelled yummy!

Cons: Nada! :) Nothing bad to say about this product.

Final Thoughts: I really loved this product! I really recommend this product :)

 Diamancel Foot File:
I was in need for a foot file so I thought this was perfect timing that I received this.

Pros: It came in nice packaging.  It did what it's supposed to do, and I used it on my sister ( I gave her a pedicure) and worked great on her. Her feet were really bad and cracked so it worked great on her.

Cons: I felt that on my feet, it scratched it up and didn't make them smooth. Also with my sister's feet, I had to use another file to smooth out the heels.

Final Thoughts: It worked great on really bad cracked heels, my heels on the other hand aren't that bad so I felt that it's meant more for people with really bad cracked heels. I didn't like on myself personally, but my sister did. So if you have really bad heels this is for you!


Pure Silk Shave Cream:

I really don't use shave cream or gel to shave my legs, and it's rare when I do. I usually just use soap and water and works just fine.

Pros: Nice packaging, good smell, cheap.

Cons: I really didn't like the part where the foam came out from.

Final Thoughts: I have used this product before a while back, and realized why I never repurchased. I felt that my hair grew back out REALLY quickly... I had to shave again in a day or two.  didn't really like it. Maybe it's just my skin or i don't know the issue.

Soft Soap Pampered Hands:

Pros: Nice yummy smell. Loved the packaging, with pump.

Cons: Nada!

Final Thoughts: I have purchased this product before and liked it. I would purchase this product again.

 I received the above pictured VoxBox product samples from Influenster for my review.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Haul: CVS, Family Dollar, Big Lots!

I was in CVS and was browsing the makeup section (of course :) and saw this hidden in one of the shelves. I was so stoked to see and just had to buy it!

Here's the swatches without any primer.

This is what I purchased at Family Dollar. Those L.A. Colors eyeshadow brushes work so great, I definetly recommend these!

This is what I got from Big Lots... Omgeee I love going there because there's so many great finds for reallly reallly cheap! 

Swatches from the Loreal Hip duo eyeshadows.
(Top) Poppy
(Bottom)  Adventurous

This plum blush had some little refined glitter but its not that noticable once its blended into the skin.

 This lipstick is so true to its color and very creamy.

Fiesta Flush


 This lipstick has some little tiny glitter in it too, but you can;t tell once it's on the lips.
Perinial Peach

Saturday, July 16, 2011