Influenster Jingle VoxBox Review

Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes from Influenster. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received. This website Disclosure Policy is here

 

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Before we begin I should say that I was supposed to receive this VoxBox before Christmas, when Influenster notified my that I was getting this box, I was super excited, because I think it’s been like 9 months since I had gotten my last VoxBox and as far as I was concerned it was time. So right around this time that the box was supposed to arrive I get a phone call from my mom saying, “Tyra, someone stole some boxes that were delivered to the house” She had mentioned how they were expecting a box with my brothers Christmas gift in it and they suspected that it had been stolen (it’s was the Holiday season, it’s Chicago… it happens). I figured my beloved VoxBox was one of the casualties….. oh well, maybe next time….

In the mean time I kept  getting these emails from Influenster telling about all the great things in the box, and I was pissy…someone asshole stole my box and these emails were teasing me. A few days before Christmas the “stolen” box appeared at the front door, apparently it had been delivered to a neighbor in the same building (who has a similar name)…. great my brothers gift was saved…. where the hell is my jingle VoxBox (I’m still pissy).

Christmas has passed, we have ushered in a new year, and on my mother’s birthday January 2nd) she says to me, “Tyra, you still have a box under the Christmas tree, as she brings it to me I see the red color and realize it’s my beloved Jingle VoxBox.. some random thieving asshole didn’t steal it, but my lovely, slightly scattered brained mother put it under the tree…. I don’t know why should would put a box that was delivered under the tree, I stop trying to understand her when she started going through menopause… So I have the both in my possession a few weeks late, but I have it. But it’s probably a good things I got it a little bit later than expected, because I was in no mood to do any of the requirements till now. So as one of my first posts since my long hiatus….. you guys get this.


Although I get a lot of boxes , samples, and freebies, I am always excited to hear that I have been picked to receive one of the Influenster VoxBox boxes!

If you aren’t familiar with Influenster, it is a free-to-join community of trendsetters, social media masterminds, and educated consumers who live to give opinions of products and experiences. They invite members to sample their “VoxBox” programs, totally free of charge in exchange for sharing honest opinions in via reviews and on special media. You don’t need to have a blog to be eligible or anything like that.  Anyone Can Signup!

Based on the quiz that you fill out when they”pre-select” you for this box, you can generally get a pretty good idea of what’s in the box.  Of course, you don’t know for sure until it comes, but I had an idea of what to expect.

Just like with most subscription boxes, VoxBox sends an information card with product details, etc.  You are required to take a survey on your box and can, if you wish, blog about it, Instagram it, tweet about it, etc. to help you earn more points, but again, only the quiz is necessary!  Here is what the Influenster’s Jingle VoxBox contained:

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Cetaphil® Moisturizing Cream – Cetaphil® Moisturizing Cream is a rich, quickly absorbing, non-greasy cream that provides long-lasting relief for even severely dry skin. This unique formula attracts water to skin and helps prevent moisture loss. cetaphil

I love this cream! It works great to keep your skin hydrated and helps rejuvenate any dry or cracked skin. I am the very definition of super dry winter skin, especially on my hands, it’s gotten to the point where I have cut my nails because my skin and nails have gotten so dry; and I also tend to wash my hands a lot so this doesn’t help.

Around November non my my usual lotions were working anymore I went out and brought like 4 or 5 lotions hoping they would work…. finally I came across this one which I wanted to avoid because it was a bit on the pricey side..but it’s well worth it to have nice, soft, supple, moisturized hands. I would highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with the dreaded winter skin. #Cheerphil

This product retails between $8.99 – $15.99 depending on size

HINT: If you go to the Facebook page, there is currently a coupon for $4 off!


Biscoff® Cookies – Since 1932 Lotus Biscoff® Speculoos have been Europe’s favorite cookie with coffee. Delectably crunchy with a unique taste and flavor, Biscoff® is perfect for taking the timeout that you deserve

biscoffThe Biscoff cookies are amazing. Ever since trying them, I am hooked.  As you can see by the picture I tried to be fancy and have this with my coffee as a mid afternoon snack.. so good! They are a great snack to carry with you and are very affordable for the average person. And like always they have a spread (excuse my while I pass out!). #MyBiscoffBreak

This product retails  $2.99 for the 250g size, Check out their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

 

 

Ore-Ida® Tator Tots® –  Ore-Ida®, the inventor of the Tater Tot (I did not know that), is looking for you to be part of the net big Tator craze. The Tatcho!  

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I love potatoes, and lord knows I love a tator tot, so when I saw that lovely coupon that said “free” I was quick to run to Walmart… I ended up getting the mini tots because being on Weight Watchers I want to get a bang for my buck, plus I really think I’m eating a lot if there are 19 mini tots sitting happily on my plate…. so this idea of Tatchos got me all  excited….. and instantly I came up with a Weight Watchers friendly (it’s still a lot of smart points…) easy to make and filling….

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So like I said I came up with the recipe, I have yet to make them…but keep an eye on my Instagram….I will post a picture of it ….. wait you’re not following me on Instagram….. SHAME!!!

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This product retails  $3..99. Check out their Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram pages.

Hallmark itty bittys® – Hallmark itty bittys® gave them a little something to love. New characters in time for the holiday season include Star Wars, Barbie, DC Comics, Inside Out, Rainbow Brite, and many more. Collect them all! These make great stocking stuffers! Available at Hallmark Gold Crown stores and Hallmark.com

itty bittyThese are sooo cute. Perfect for the little kid, or someone who is a collector…prime reason why I need to stay far, far, far away from Hallmark…. but look how cute Olaf is in the snow (his natural habitat!) I feel like these are gonna be this generations Beanie Babies. #ittybitty

This products starts at $6.95. Check out their Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram pages

 

 

 

Kiss® True Volume Lashes – Made with 100% natural hair, the lashes blend beautifully with your own lashes. The tapered End Technology creates natural looking ends that resemble real lashes but give eyes that perfect “vavoom” without looking too made-up

I am not a lash girl by any stretch of the imagination, and whenever I get lashes in an Influenster box (I AL20160109_111852WAYS seems to get them) I am filled with dread that I can’t explain Now I’ve watched so many tutorials, I clipped them and put them on as small pieces, I’ve put them on as a whole, I’ve used clear glue, I’ve used the black glue, I’m used glue that had a brush and I’ve used the kind that you had to squeeze out, the results are the same. they are never places right and they feel heavy and awkward on my eye.. I don’t know what the hell I’m doing, maybe if I get someone who is more knowledgeable in the art of lash placement I would think differently.

Kiss® Strip Lash Adhesive with Aloe – Enjoy wearing false lashes without the irritation!

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Both products retail for $3.99. Check out their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages

 

NYC City proof Waterproof Eyeliner- City Proof 24HR Eyeliner is a waterproof pencil that is perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle. Just glide on for lasting 24HR color.

20160109_111904I was shocked at how smooth this went on, as as I said before my hands were really shaky putting it on, still went on nice and neatly. They were not kidding when they said waterproof. I washed my face with my gentle cleaner… it was still on, used some astringent…. still one…. asked some friends on Facebook, they suggested baby oil (which I had none and used some coconut oil instead) came off in a snap. So if you’re the kind of girl that sweats, smudges (or like me) cries at the drop of a hat…. this is the eyeliner for you..cause it’s not leaving your eyes unless you got some good remover or the apocalypse is coming

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This product retails for $3.99. Check out their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages

 

 

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Pure Ice Nail Polish – Pure Ice is for the girl whose got passion for the hottest nail colors and trends offering an array of nail polish colors and effects, from high-pigment creams to shimmering iridescent pearls and multidimensional single coat glitters. Pure Ice is made in the USA, without formaldehyde, toluene or DBP.

CollageI really like Pure Ice’s nail polish. There are a wide variety of colors to choose from at an amazing price! The consistency of the formula is very nice and doesn’t clump easily. Great “bang for your buck”! And for a girl who loves her polish I never leave Walmart with just one.

The color that was in my VoxBox was Laquered Lillacs which apparently is a Hard To Find polish (GO ME!!) which means I really got lucky.

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This products starts at $1.97 only at Walmart. Check out their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages

 

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Over all it was a great box, once again Influenster has reminded me that I have to work on my lash game… challenge accepted. Did anyone else get this VoxBox? If so what were your thoughts? Which products did you get?

Until Next Time ,

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Nail Polish Lottery Club–Week 94

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Week 94 Random Number is 194

Sinful Color’s Vacation Time

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Are you still not sure what the Nail Polish Lottery Club let me give you a quick rundown; It’s a club for nail polish lovers. Do you have lots of nail polish you never used before? Put all your untried polishes into an excel sheet and every week we pick a random number and wear a different nail polish, then we post the results on our YouTube channel, blog, or on the NPLClub Facebook page! Totally easy right? If you’d like to join us feel free, we’re all totally cool!! Nail Polish Lottery Club guidelines link Nail Polish Lottery Club Facebook page Use the hashtag: #nplclub on Twitter and Instagram

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Last week I wore a lovely pink polish from I Love Nail Polish, and although I didn’t get a full week out of it like I normally do out of the polishes that I wear, my time with it was brutal cut short when I decided (after much deliberation) that it was time to cut my nails. Removal was a breeze, I didn’t have any issues with the nail polish staining my fingers or my nails. I seriously hated having to take it off and /I almost… almost decided not to do a NPLC this week, just because I loved it so much.

Vacation Time is a pretty dusty rose brown creame. In the bottle i wasn’t really impressed or wow’ed by the color, but on the nail i thought it was really flattering, this particular polish fits two themes, it’s great for the fall AND it’s (somewhat) pink so it fits in with the pink nails for October theme  I have going on at the moment. before I get to the color let me say that I purchased this polish before I looked at the name, but I figured with a name like that it would a bright color, maybe something that 20141015_100201evokes a tropical island vacation. I picked up this polish, looked at it and put it down and went about my shopping, then came back and put it in my cart. This is defiantly not the type of color that I would seek out. When I looked at it I instantly thought of my grandmother, when she wore nail polish it was always a dusty rose shade, and maybe that’s why I picked it up… nostalgia, and honestly the color has been growing on me.

These colors look great on people with warmer and/or darker skin tones.. The formula is thin, but builds nicely to a streak-free finish in two coats. I think it’s called Vacation Time because it’s a work-friendly polish color. I imagine staring at my nails after a hard week at work and thinking. And I also put this color on my toe nails so that proves how much I like this color, I’ve been reading what others have thought about this particular polish and a one of the mentioned that the color was nothing like the color in the bottle, when I found to be very confusing because the picture is very much exactly like it is in the bottle perhaps the bottle that blogger used as old…who knows nail polish is a funny thing.

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This is a great color, and if you can’t find this particular polish search from a very close dupe is Pure Ice’s Envy . And the best part is both brands are inexpensive so frugal fashionistas won’t have an issue with this splurge. Pure Ice polish’s normal retail for $1.97. Or is you are looking for something with a higher price point I would suggest OPI’s Barefoot in Barcelona.

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Even though it’s only Tuesday, it’s been a busy week and I haven’t been able to wrangle Tsuki to take a picture  with this week’s pick… so for your viewing enjoyment you’ll get derpy Tsuki. I like this polish for I’m gonna give it a 8 out of 10. I think this is a versatile polish that can go far in my collection.

Sinful Color’s Vacation Time retails for $1.99.

 

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Until Next Time…

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Nail Polish Lottery Club – Week 51

Before we begin I just want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday’s and no matter where you are in the world I hope you spend it with the ones that you love. Now on the the polish pick… I guess I’ll be calling this week double trouble, second week in a row that I get a teal shade.

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THIS WEEK’S RANDOM NUMBER IS 311

Alternate number  1+3+8 = 12

Pure Ice’s Twisted

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Are you still not sure what the Nail Polish Lottery Club let me give you a quick rundown; It’s a club for nail polish lovers. Do you have lots of nail polish you never used before? Put all your untried polishes into an excel sheet and  every week we pick a random number and wear a different nail polish, then we post the results on our YouTube channel, blog, or on the NPLClub Facebook page! Totally easy right? If you’d like to join us feel free, we’re all totally  cool!!

Nail Polish Lottery Club guidelines link :https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PJtYOL0VJjvrrfDVgK-3GSnjCcuyRDdj0Gb9IZKMjQA/edit
Nail Polish Lottery Club Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/NailPolishLotteryClub?fref=ts
Nail Polish Lottery Club Twitter hashtag: #nplclub

 

 

 

When I grabbed this polish at my local Walmart, I was attracted to this particular polish due to  two things. one, it was a great color, and two it had lots of sparkle, that’s a win and win in my book.  Twisted is a flashy blue-green flakie The base is a sheer ocean blue and it’s full of micro glitters in blue and green and a tiny bit of purple. The more layers you apply the greener it becomes.
20131219_180431I purchased this polish in the summer so I’m not sure if this is an isolated incident by the polish was very thin and I new that it was going to take more that two layers to get the look that I wanted. After applying two layers I noticed that there was still parts of my nail that were still very streaky and bare especially on the tips on my nails. I had to be 20131219_180445really careful because if the thinness of the formula that there was no pooling on the nails. Overall this polish didn’t take very long to dry, although it’s very tacky while it dries (so try no to touch anything). All of that aside, I did like the way it looked once it was (

Let me just go on a tangent. I was unable to take a good picture of the nail polish so you can see how pretty it was so I went to the Pure Ice website… let me tell you it’s the saddest little website I have ever seen for nail polishes. They don’t even have color swatches…  how in the hell are you suppose to now which ones that you want to buy… I mean are you serious?

So an hour after the nail polish was completely dried and I’m typing this blog entry I notice that the polish is starting to smug? Are you kidding me? I mean come on!! I get that this is a lower end polish but all the hassle that this polish has caused me makes me want to get my $1.97 back! As you can imagine this one is scoring low …. 2 out of 10.

I’m hoping that it’s a fluke, because I remember seeing a lot of adorable colors on the display… I’m really disappointed.20131219_200416

 

Until Next time….

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