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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

INFLUENSTER -- Frosty VoxBox

Influenster Frosty VoxBox

It's that time of year again, The snow is falling, the nights are long, the children have more snow days than school days... what a better way to warm up than with the Frosty VoxBox from Influenster?

This is my 3rd physical voxbox from Influenster and, to be quite honest, the quality of the content of each box is going down.

Anyway, Let's take a look at what is inside...

-ecotools Full Volume styler brush
-Fruit Vines Bites in Strawberry
-Celestial Seasonings Green tea in Candy Cane Lane
-NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum
-Rimmel Scandeleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner
-Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
-McCormick Gourmet Thyme
-No.7 Protect & Perfect Intense Anti-Aging Serum

Let's have a look at each product...

ECOTOOLS FULL VOLUME ROUND BRUSH


From the back of the cardboard backing:
Ideal for MEDIUM-LONG hair

FULL VOLUME STYLER creates gorgeous volume and style, while crulety-free bristles distribute hair's moisturizers for the ultimate shine.

• EcoVent™ design dries hair 20% faster* for less heat damage.
*Tested versus a leading brush
• Distributes hair's moisturizers for the ultimate shine
• Frizz and static-fighting design
• Ultra-lightweight for comfort styling
• Nurtures hair + scalp
• Natural bamboo handle

Now, in the pre-qualifying survey for this voxbox, I said I had THICK, curly hair. Why the company would send this type of brush is beyond me. It's designed more for those that want to need to add volume to their hair. My hair HAS enough volume normally.
I did try this brush a few times, but it was nearly impossible to get through my hair. It took me 15 minutes to brush my hair and even then, I wasn't completely snarl free. I ended up giving this brush to Mama Melissa, who has fine hair.

FRUIT VINES BITES IN STRAWBERRY


Fruit Vines® Bites are a new, soft, chewy fruit candy, from the Red Vines® family, available in two fruit flavors – strawberry and chery. Low fat and made with no preservatives, Fruit Vines® Bites are available in three sizes; a 2oz. Single serve, a 5oz hanging bag and a 10oz resealable stand-up bag and can be found at Walmart in the West, Kroger Family of stores, Walgreens, Target, Safeway and Rite Aid.

These were the best item in the box. I received the 5oz hanging bag size. Mama Melissa and I promptly opened these. They reminded me of thicker Twizzler pieces. They were very chewy and full of strawberry flavor. I'd love to get more of these, but I don't go to the stores in my area that sell them (although, I do seem to recall seeing the 5oz bags at our local Family Dollar).

CELESTIAL SEASONINGS GREEN TEA IN CANDY CANE LANE


Live life well this holiday season with Celestial Seasonings® and take a stroll down Candy Cane Lane®! It's made with the very finest green tea leaves, peppermint and other botanicals, because at Celestial Seasonings, we know you are what you steep.

This was my 2nd favorite thing in the box. I've drank green tea before and this honestly did not taste like green tea. It looked and tasted like black tea with peppermint flavor. I added milk and sugar to mine and it seriously tasted like I dropped a Starlight disc in a cup of tea.

NYC EXPERT LAST LIP COLOR IN SUGAR PLUM/RIMMEL SCANDALEYES WATERPROOF KOHL KAJAL EYELINER


NYC EXPERT LIP COLOR IN SUGAR PLUM
Ready to take your lips to the next level? Try our NEW Expert Last Llip Color in twenty tantalizing shades. Get intense, amplified color and shine that last up to six hours! Our moisturizing formula glides on easily for a silky, smooth, velvety finish for all day wear.

I usually don't wear lipstick/lip color, simply because with my disability, it wears off very quickly. If I do use lip products, it's either lip balm or lip stain; something that will stay.

I was very impressed with the NYC lip color, because it DOES stay on my lips, even with my poor saliva control. I put this on in the morning and immediately had a cup of coffee. I did not have the dreaded 'lipstick stain' on the rim.

Only thing I did not like with the lipstick was the color. It was a brownish color and it really did not show on my lips.


^^lipstick applied^^

RIMMEL SCANDALEYES WATERPROOF KOHL KAJAL EYELINER
Gives instant colour impact with its high intensity pigments. The ultra-smooth and creamy formula glides on easily.

I did not try this; I am not steady enough to use eyeliners. I gave this to my cousin.

RIMMEL GENTLE EYE MAKEUP REMOVER


Gently removes all eye makeup, including long-lasting and waterproof makeup, with no oily residue.

I did not try this; I do not use eye makeup enough to need this. I also gave this to my cousin.

MCCORMICK GOURMET THYME


The freshest flavors deserve a fresh new look! McCormick Gourmet Thyme imparts a light minty flavor that is distinctively warm and aromatic. McCormick Gourmet Thyme can be used throughout the day in dished such as breakfast casseroles, hearty soups, stews, stuffing and oven-roasted chicken.

The day I got this VoxBox, my adoptive grandfather was making his Christmas dressing. I promptly handed this to him and he used in generously into the dressing mixture. It gave it a REALLY nice scent while baking and the taste was even MORE delicious.

NO. 7 PROTECT & PERFECT INTENSE ADVANCED ANTI-AGING SERUM


This clinically proven serum is even more effective at reducing the appearance of fine lines for younger looking skin in just two weeks.

I did not try this either. I am not worried about aging skin. I am 35 and still dealing with moderate to severe acne. I'd rather worry about getting my acne under control over worrying about fine lines. I also felt it wasn't worth my time to try, since the description says the product will take two WEEKS to show and the sample I received was MAYBE two days' worth. I wouldn't have seen any results.

FINAL THOUGHTS
I really was not impressed with this VoxBox. The only things that were decent to me were the Fruit Vines® Bites and the Celestial Seasonings tea. I really could have gone without the other items.
STARS:
WOULD RECOMMEND: The Influenster Brand, yes. This particular VoxBox, No.

**I AM A MEMBER OF INFLUENSTER. As per FTC guidelines, I received the product(s) in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**

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