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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Influenster I Do Vox Box Review

What's inside:

  • SkinnyGirl Nutrition Bar
  • Sahale Snacks Almonds
  • CoverGirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation
  • CoverGirl Outlast Longwear Lipcolor
  • Indeed Nanoblur
  • Neutrogena Hand Cream 
  • UrgentRx® Ache & Pain Relief To-Go

What I Thought:

A few days before my trip to Canada, I received the #IDoVoxBox from Influenster. I've been a member of Influenster since May and I was surprised to get a VoxBox so soon into my membership. (Be sure to review lots of products, complete your snaps, and link all social media accounts. Every bit helps!) When I returned from vacation I gave each product a try and I found a few gems. I've collected my thoughts on each product. It was a great mix of items!

Both of these made great mid-afternoon snacks at work.

SkinnyGirl Nutrition Bar
I had the dark chocolate almond with coconut bar and it was very tasty. I'm impressed it's packed with natural ingredients. After I posted the above shot to Instagram with my initial reaction, SkinnyGirl contacted me with a promo code: Use code INFBRIDE15 for 30% off your next order on SkinnygirlDaily.com! 

Sahale Snacks Almonds
Based on the #sahalesnacks tag on Instagram, Voxers received a wide variety of snacks. I'm so happy I ended up with almonds because I eat almonds all the time and my whole natural ones are getting a little boring. I was surprised to see dried fruit and honey, but it made for a perfect mix of sweet and salty. It was a dense treat and would be a perfect hiking/camping snack. Lots of natural ingredients and full of protein. 

CoverGirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation 
My least favorite item in the box. :( Unfortunately, this product wasn't for me. When I went to use this foundation I had one patch of dry skin and a post-vacation blemish. The rest of my skin was clear with a touch of redness and freckles. The foundation was much thicker than I expected. It went on smooth, but the coverage was odd: it felt thick and it was kind of hard to blend in at first, then ultimately didn't provide much coverage. I ended up looking like I was wearing makeup, but it didn't cover my imperfections. To me, what's the point of a foundation if it doesn't provide coverage? I've had BB and CC creams that do more. I'd recommend to someone with smooth, non-dry skin with areas of redness, scarring, or flat blemishes they'd like to cover. My freckles and redness disappeared, but my dry skin and blemish were highlighted.  

(I received a response from the CoverGirl team on Amazon saying the foundation probably didn't fit my current needs and they could make it right for me if I called customer service. That was nice.) 

CoverGirl Outlast Longwear Lipcolor
At first I wasn't sure I liked the shade on me, but I think that's because I don't wear bold lip color. After a few minutes I was in love! The lipstick stayed put for a few hours until I ate and drank. Even after dinner there was still a hint of color left on my lips. I would recommend as it didn't feel greasy or too dry. On a side note: I remember using Outlast lip stain and gloss for prom many moons ago, so it's nice to see the product range is still around! I received the shade Red Rouge. 

Neutrogena Hand Cream
I tried this hand cream for five days and noticed my cuticles were softer. I also used it on my elbows and had positive results (my hands aren't particularly dry in the summer, but my elbows are). I think the trust test will come in the winter, but I'm confident it will work. I like the fragrance-free version as I use other scented lotions and perfumes post-shower. It's a bit greasy going on, so I'd recommend using before bed. It's under $5 and a little goes a looooong way, so I see this tube lasting quite a while. 

Indeed Nanoblur - My favorite product in the box!
I wasn't sure what to expect when I received a full size sample. I have sensitive, combination skin and many skin care products make me break out. I was pleased to find that Nanoblur had no such side effect. I haven't been able to take a truly compelling before and after photo, but my skin feels smooth and silky after application. It reminded me of a primer, but not as gooey as some others I've tried. I use it in the morning after moisturizer and before my powder foundation. Over the past week and a half, I've worn less makeup and believe Nanoblur is the reason. I will buy Nanoblur and plan to purchase other Indeed Labs products. 

UrgentRx® Ache & Pain Relief To-Go
I don't have a review for this product yet! Can you believe in the past two weeks I haven't had a single ache or pain? I'm really intrigued by this product. It's an ingestible powder that provides immediate relief. The UrgentRx® website has a buy one get one coupon right now. Maybe after my long run this Saturday I'll need some quick relief. ;)

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Have you tried any of the products above? 

I received the complementary samples above in my Influenster I Do Vox Box, but all opinions are my own.

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