March 1, 2014

Review: Influenster J'adore Voxbox

This post was sponsored by Influenster. All opinions are my own.
It's another box! When I saw a facebook friend post about a Maybelline lip balm she had gotten through the Influenster program, it immediately piqued my interest. So I joined and after taking a survey, this vivid pink beauty arrived on my doorstep right before Valentine's Day.
I drink tea on the reg, so I was happy to see some intriguing flavors from a brand I had never tried. And considering my ol' intense couponing tendencies, the $2 coupon gets a thumbs up. While I have yet to try the Lemon Chiffon flavor, the Creme Caramel was certainly different. I'm not a huge fan of sweet teas (I prefer the classics like green tea and chamomile tea), so the subtle hint of caramel didn't resonate with my taste buds. I'd much prefer its dash of sweetness in coffee. Adding milk to the tea, however, makes it more of a nice cafĂ© drink.
I could share a photo of me using this clay mask, but that would be a poor life decision. Translation: it's suuuper attractive and too hot to handle. Gray gunk smeared all over your face gets all the boys, you know. But in all seriousness, this would have to be my favorite item in the box. It does just what it claims--soaking up all the accumlated gunk in your pores and making your face feel all soft. You can even feel your pores tightening up as the clay dries--kinda strange but oddly satisfying. A word of caution, however: make sure you shake the bottle real good before use since the water and clay separate when they settle. Definitely a yes to this one!
I dislike using even mascara, so I'm even more wary of false lashes. Not that my eyelashes are exceptionally long, but I just don't feel the need to use them. There's a fine balance between enhancing your look and giving yourself a new face, and I'm not sure how I stand on falsies--they seem to me a super super special ocassion thing. I have nothing against people who use em, but they're definitely not for me. I may try them out of curiousity eventually.
This little box interested me right away since I long for straight hair again some days. After using the product, I feel much more ambivalent--I didn't fall in love, but I didn't dislike it. It definitely made my hair straighter than just a normal flat iron, but the chemicals weakened my already-damaged strands. And for something that advertises "frizz-ease," it sure didn't turn out that way for me at first (the frizz did settle after I woke up). Maybe I just have stubborn hair. If your hair isn't chemically treated and you have the time to use it at night, I might give this product a whirl since it otherwise was fine.
CHOCOLATE. Enough said. Hershey Kisses are a classic and I love how little they are--you can pop a couple without feeling guilty. But since my heart truly belongs to dark chocolate, I had a few then took em to school to share. Happiness ensued.
To all of you lovely bloggers--definitely check these products and Influenster out! I'm sure they'd love to have more experienced beauty gurus offer their insight. There's nothing like getting such a bright and fun box in the mail!
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