Thursday, July 12, 2012

Summer Beauty VoxBox

I love trying new products. Another blogger told me about Influenster, so I signed up a while ago to see if I would be selected to try some products, and I was! For my first box, I qualified for the Beauty VoxBox, and I'm very pleased with the items that were inside.

Here's what I got inside:

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30
Sunscreen is one of the more important products for summer, yet I don't think about it too often. I usually just buy whatever has an appropriate SPF and just deal with the greasy feeling and awkward smell that they leave behind. After trying this Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen, I'll be paying more attention in the future! This lotion smells like coconut and doubles as a moisturizer, so my skin is left silky soft instead of oily and sticky. Block the sun while moisturizing and smelling good? I love it!
$8.99 for 6oz bottle, in SPF 12, 30, and 50

Tampax and Always Radiant Collection
Always/Tampax provided an entire box of products to try, along with a little booklet of coupons. I received a shimmery purple and pink zipper pouch, one scented Infinity pad, three unscented Incredibly Thin liners, and two Tampax tampons. My favorite here are the Incredibly Thin liners. They are practically paper thin, but still did the job and stayed in place well. The adhesive on them is amazing, and they also contour to any panty style. I also really liked the Infinity pad. The scent was so light that I barely noticed it, but the pad absorbed way more than I had anticipated, given how thin and smooth the material is. As for the tampons, they did their job well, and they now come with resealable packaging to make disposing of them easier.

 Quaker Soft Baked Bar in Banana Nut Bread
I was actually pretty excited to try this. I'm also a food nut who enjoys cooking, baking, and trying new foods. I also bring granola bars with me to work regularly or whenever I'm on the go. These Quaker soft baked bars are just what they say - soft. The banana nut one was very moist (I love banana bread!) and the nuts on top weren't too much of a contrast in texture. It also has some puffed rice inside so it isn't just one dense block of bread, and it tasted great! 
$3.29 for package of bars

Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color
The nail color is my favorite product in here, for obvious reasons. I hadn't gotten to try any magnetic nail polish when the craze was catching on, so I finally got my chance. I received this polish in Red-y Response, a deep purplish-red shade. I applied one coat (which I didn't use the magnet on) as my base coat. I then applied a second coat and used the magnet on it. The effect is gorgeous, and it was so easy to hold the magnet in place. The black cap is actually also the magnet. It is removable, and then the polish bottle looks more like a standard polish bottle. The top of the cap/magnet has a curved plastic piece that rested right on my cuticle, making it super simple to hold it right over the polish without touching it, or having to worry about shaky hands messing up the effect.
$9.99, 9.17 ml (0.31 fl oz) bottle

 Sally Hansen Nails and Cuticles Hand Creme
Nail creams, cuticle creams... my drawers get filled with so many products. Fortunately, Sally Hansen's Nails & Cuticles Creme handles both. I used this creme after removing polish a few times, and I was able to apply new polish shortly after every time. I was able to do this because the creme didn't leave my fingers feeling greasy, and it was quickly absorbed. It has a wonderful scent too - it smells almost like a very light citrus. I will be purchasing the full version!
$5.99 for full size bottle

In the end, I'm very impressed with all of the products I received. I am so grateful that all of these companies work together to do this and that I was chosen to review. None of the products were a disappointment, and all of them actually exceeded my expectations. 

So which one of these products would you like to try most? 
<3 Corrinne

These products were provided by Influenster for review. As always, I only offer my honest opinion.

1 comment:

  1. your hands must be steadier than mine; even with the little guard on the magnet lid I was still pretty shaky. Mine still turned out well though! Thanks for the review :)


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