Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. I’m not being compensated for this post. The opinions expressed in this post are my own. I will always honestly review products I receive complimentary from Influenster.
A couple of months ago I decided to sign up for Influenster, an “exclusive community for trendsetters to share news, products, and reviews with the opportunity to be rewarded by brands.” Every once in while Influenster will send out a selection of products to some of their members for them to review. I was lucky enough to be chosen to receive their recent VowVoxBox with products for “brides, bridesmaids, mothers-of-the-bride, wedding guests, and wedding crashers.”
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in 360 Barracuda (0.5 fl oz, $7.99)
“Skip the salon, get the results. Don’t settle for just color when you can get a base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, salon-inspired color, top coat, chip-resistance and a gel finish all in 1 bottle. Featuring the unique precision brush for a flawless finish and patented Vita Care technology for advanced 10 day wear, more shine and nourishing care.”
As you all know, I usually stick to traditional and neutral colors when it comes to my manicure. It certainly never occurred to me to wear the ‘something blue’ on my nails. That being said, I think that this is a really pretty color. Barracuda is a sky blue with a slight mint tint. I think it works especially well now that I got a bit of a tan.
I really like the brush on this nail polish. It’s quite a bit bigger than standard nail polish brushes and the tip is curved. This makes it really easy to draw a perfect line around the cuticles. Since this is a very light color I needed three coats for full coverage. The first coats were a bit streaky and there was some dragging and balding but by the third coat everything evened out nicely.
I was hoping to take a picture of the finished manicure but unfortunately this polish chipped within the first few hours after application. It only got worse from there with several additional chips appearing the next day. I did use a base and top coat with this nail polish, even though it’s advertised to not need them and I wouldn’t expect that to have an adverse effect on the lasting power of this polish. Overall, I’m not impressed with this nail polish especially at this price point. I can get an OPI polish for almost the same price.
Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream (1.7 oz, $30.99)
“Fade the look of dark spots in 8 weeks with Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream. Its Brightening Complex delivers tone ingredients 10 layers deep into the skin’s surface to help reveal pearlescent skin that glows.”
I’m pretty happy with my current moisturizer but I’m always up for trying new skin care. This moisturizer has a consistency that’s a bit lighter than your average cream. I think it would be great to use at night during the summer when my skin doesn’t need that extra dose of nourishment. The smell is really pleasant as well.
Pure Silk Moisturizing Shave Cream in Raspberry Mist (5 oz, $1.49)
“A sweet, fruity fragrance that will remind you of summertime and all the reasons you need super-silky legs: swimsuits, shorts, sun dresses. Pure Silk’s special combination of ingredients creates a luxuriously rich lather that protects against nicks and cuts, leaving your skin as smooth as silk and ready for maximum exposure.”
I usually don’t use a shaving cream because my razor blades have a shaving cream bar built in. However, this one is raspberry scented and the foam has a really nice, creamy consistency so it will definitely get used.
“The new unique Pure Complexion Facial Sponge is handmade with 100 percent natural ingredients, including Konjac vegetable fiber, for a better clean that reveals smooth, refreshed skin. It is dermatologist tested for use both morning and night to wash away dirt, oil and makeup, leaving skin glowing without over-drying or causing redness.”
This facial sponge is pretty neat. It softens up when wet and is gentle enough for sensitive skin. I usually stick to chemical exfoliants but this sponge will be nice when my skin is a bit more congested than usual.
Tide to go Instant Stain Remover (0.338 fl oz, $2.94)
“Tide to Go is the #1 instant stain remover and helps remove some of your toughest fresh food and drink stains.”
I haven’t used this stain remover pen before but the very best boyfriend swears by it. Another item that will get used.
Overall, this wasn’t the most exciting VoxBox for me. The Pure Silk shaving cream and EcoTools facial sponge aren’t things I would usually use in my beauty routine but I’m excited to give them a try anyway. The Olay moisturizer and Tide stain remover pen will get used but aren’t the most thrilling products to receive. And while the Sally Hansen nail polish is a cute color the lasting power (or total lack thereof) makes this one a definite fail. I’m still very happy to have received these products and plan on posting more detailed reviews once I’ve had a chance to test them thoroughly.