Monday, June 30, 2014

SpringFling VoxBox Reviews

One of my favorite things is when I get an email from Influenster telling me that I've been selected for a special VoxBox - aka a box sent via Influenster filled with samples of various amazing products, all themed. This current Influenster that I was lucky enough to qualify for was the Spring Fling VoxBox.

You get the email letting you know that you qualify, and then it's a little bit of surprise as to when the box will come, and what will be in it.

This mint green box filled with goodies from Playtex, Nivea, Paramount's Labor Day movie, Kiss, and Rimmel arrived on a day when work was awful, so it was an extra exciting treat (plus, mint green is my favorite, and the perfect color for spring). 

Item by item, here's my breakdown of the goods in the box - my opinion is totally unbiased, despite the fact that I received this complimentary from Influenster. 

1. Nivea Skin Firming Lotion
I love lotion - I used to NEVER get dry skin, but once I hit 25, I swear that my body and skin changed so rapidly. This lotion smells fantastic, and wasn't heavy, which to me is super important when it comes to a lotion. I want it to work, but I don't want it to leave a film or residue, which this didn't. 
Nivea is actually offering a free sample of this lotion too, so click this link to grab yours! 

2. Playtex Sport tampons - encouraging women to #PlayOn.
Periods are never a fun topic. With it alone comes thoughts of bloating, being starving all the time, mood swings, pains and cramps, sensitivity - it's awful. As someone who constantly strives to work out as much as possible, periods are a serious cramp on that (no pun intended). 
I know it's not a fun or lovely topic, but feeling comfortable and protected during workouts is definitely more of a motivation to continue working out (once you pop Advil for cramp pains). I found that these were fine, but didn't provide me with anything extra that my normal tampons don't (I think may I was expecting them to make me run a faster mile or something - didn't happen). ; ) 

3. Kiss #everlastingFrench press on manicures.
I love a good French manicure. What I don't like is when press on French manicures rip my nail because of the glue. I have super, super weak nails (mainly because my school buys the cheapest chalk imaginable that literally chips the manicure off my nails), and I really can't do tips or fake nails because afterwards, my nails are left so brittle. The application was extremely easy, and the length was absolutely perfect since I could still do the things that I normally do - like button my jeans and text, things that some people I know cannot do  because of too long nails - but taking them off was not fun.

4. Labor Day movie from Paramount Pictures
This was a very cute movie - I hadn't read the book, and now want to based on the film. The movie takes place in 1987, about a single mother, her thirteen year old son, and the convict who makes his way into their lives. I love Kate Winslet , so I'm a little bit biased, but I thought she was excellent and compelling as a character. I can't say too much in risk of giving anything away though, so check out the movie if you're in the mood for something a little girly, it's a nice one.

5. Rimmel #RetroGlam Mascara
Mascara is one of my absolute favorite beauty tools. I'm usually a MAC girl, however, when I got this, I figured since I had to review it, I should be using it. Let me tell you, this creates some big, flirty lashes. I'm a HUGE fan. It did clump a little, but nothing that couldn't be fixed with an eyelash brush.

Thanks, Rimmel for much full eyelashes!

What is the best sample you've ever received in a VoxBox?
What's your go-to mascara?



Bree Alwin said...

I am always looking for good moisturizers. I must try
It! I l really enjoyed Labor Day too. Kate Winslet is so good she makes every movie better!

Kizzy Von Doll said...

Never had one of these boxes before, but they look great. Lots of items one would use. I had my nails done like this once and I broke them all off in no time, ha! Nivea is always good, I like their lotions, thick but does the job. Am happy your were pleased with your box doll, I hope you have a great week :) xx

Elisabeth Sedlachek said...

Great goodie box, it absolutely is a nice feeling when something that lovely is on its way. Have a great summer. xx