@Influenster Spring Beauty VoxBox Review
Last week I received my first Beauty VoxBox from Influenster to review. To be quite honest, I only signed up because I like free stuff, and really had no expectations as to what type of products I would be receiving. When this box arrived in the mail, I wasn’t quite enthused upon the first glance, but as I tried out some of the products, I was surprised to find there were a few that I really liked.
To start off though, I will begin by quickly reviewing what I didn’t like. For the items I ended up loving, I will post in separate posts. I know I am doing this completely backwards, and should be only talking about what I liked - but I think it’s only fair to share what I didn’t like as well, right?
SOYJOY: This health bar is actually not new to me. I once received SOYJOY in a gift bag at an event. SOYJOY is great for anyone who wants a healthy product that is gluten free, but I personally did not like the taste, consistency, or density. Yes I said density. I’m trying to be really nice here. What I can say though, is that this is a great drunk food for when you want something in your stomach, but for some reason can’t get to your kitchen or a late night diner. I ate this and downed a water one drunken night, in attempts to keep myself from being hungover the next morning. I still went to bed pretty hungry, and thought the bar disgusting, but it worked! No hangover!
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash: This product smells great, but as a body wash I felt like I still had a film of soap on me. This is supposed to be the moisturizing part, but I like to moisturize once out of the shower. I want to feel like I cleaned off excess oil, not that I added more to it.The bottle also suggests to try using it as some kind of shaving cream/soap - but when I tried it, I did not feel comforted by the lack of lather any shaving cream should have. I’m sure it’s all a psychological thing, and perhaps the soap does provide a safe barrier between your skin and your razor - but I’d rather stick to thick gels and creams. Funnily enough, my favorite shave gel is from Aveeno! Anyway, this body wash now currently serves as my backup hand soap.
Chapstick Lip Shield 365: I sunburn easily, especially on my lips, so I thought this product would be great! Too bad it felt slimy and clumpy. It smelled great, but as it melted on my lips, the formula would slip past my lips and I would taste the unpleasant sunscreen formula. I looked in the mirror, and sure enough there was a thin layer of Chapstick towards the inner part of my lips. It did not look hot. Besides, I have switched to more organic lip balms that are lighter in formula, but still nourish my lips. I don’t think I am going to return to anything synthetic unless I have to.
Alright - those are my two cents on the products I didn’t like… I’ll get to the stuff I did like soon enough!