Wednesday, March 26, 2014

J'adore VoxBox Review

Hello universe! Geesh, I haven't been on here in a really long time. Hooray for school, stress, and life for getting in the way of my nail painting. Bleh!

Luckily, all that stress and icky stuff has disappeared for the moment, because it's spring break! Woot woot! Instead of vacationing in Florida like everyone else, I'm hiding inside at home recovering from the last three weeks of school (which have been insanely rough- I swear teachers secretly plot together to ensure all the tests and essays end up being due at the exact same time). Now that I've finally recovered enough (this recovery involved eating copious amounts of chocolate and marathoning all the seasons of Teen Wolf in less than a week), I'm back to the blog! Hooray!

Today, I'll be reviewing the J'adore VoxBox from Influenster. If you haven't signed up for Influenster yet, you  definitely should- all you have to do is sign up on their website, and you have a chance to get sent free items in the form of a VoxBox. Here's the one I got!

Ooh, so pink! The J'adore VoxBox was a Valentine'sday themed box, which is the reason for all the pink and red. I'm not exactly the largest fan of that holiday, but... look at that ginormous bag of Hershey's Kisses on top. So much chocolate. Thank you Influenster for providing me with chocolate as a suitable replacement for a relationship on Valentine's day. 

This silly kitty discovered the box pretty quickly:

... and then deemed it a suitable spot for a nice nap.

Now, onto the products! 

Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask: $9.39

Yay, a clay mask! I'd actually really been wanting to try one for awhile, so I was super excited when this arrived in the box. The color was slightly icky, but the mask was really nice. It applied very easily, dried quickly, and washed off well. It left my skin feeling clean, but not too dry- I hate when masks completely dry out your skin. Ick! 

Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolates: $5.29 for 18.5 oz. bag / $3.28 for 11 oz. bag

Look at that beautiful bag of chocolate. So much chocolate. I have been constantly munching on these since this box arrived- om nom nom. I'm not really sure how I'm supposed to review this one. Come on, it's chocolate- what else am I supposed to say? Hehe. 

Frizz Ease 3-Day Straight Flat Iron Spray: $9.99

I seriously doubt it works this well...

Oops, so I actually haven't tried this one yet. You're supposed to apply it after getting your hair wet/showering, blow dry your hair, and then straighten it. Since I shower at around 11 every night, I'm pretty dang tired by that point. That means that after my shower, I have no motivation to spend another half hour blow drying and straightening my hair and all other sorts of time consuming stuff. I'll update this post if I try it eventually. I'm still hunting for someone else I might be able to try it on- even if I use it myself, I only have slightly wavy hair, so it wouldn't make much difference on mine.

KISS Looks So Natural Lashes: $3.99

Ah, fake lashes. Sorry, but I'm just not a fake lash person. I know it works for other people, but as a seventeen year old, I have a feeling it'd be a bit strange for me to wear these in public (also, I have no idea how it's possible to wear false lashes with glasses). I'll stick with my more subtle mascara, thank you very much. I did try them on, and for fake lashes, these look pretty natural, which I like.

Red Rose Simply Indulgent Teas: $4.49 for carton of 20 tea bags

TEA! Okay, I am a huge tea addict, so I was a teensy bit worried about this. I take my tea quite seriously, and I'm super duper picky, so I had a feeling sending me tea to review might not end too well. Keep in mind that everything I say is only my opinion- we all have different tastes in tea!

I got sent three of the creme caramel tea bags, and one of the lemon chiffon. I tried the creme caramel one first. This one's a bit strange. Since it's a caramel flavor, you'd expect it to be sweet... but it's not. It tastes like caramel, but it's not sweet. I don't get it. You'd have to add honey or sugar to sweeten it up a bit, but I feel a bit strange doing that because if I were to buy a caramel tea, I'd assume it'd be sweet in the first place. Not liking sweeter teas anyway, though, I wasn't too annoyed about it. I still  probably wouldn't recommend this one- it's just odd.

Onto the lemon chiffon- I liked this one much better! I was surprised about that, since I'm not a fan of lemon tea either, but this one's very nice. It reminds me of those lemon Girl Scout cookies that they stopped selling a couple years ago. I can't remember what they're called, but they were really yummy. This tea's very soothing and... lemon-y. It had just the right amount of sweetness for me. I also like that it's decaffeinated, because it would be a perfect tea to drink right before bed.

Hooray, that's it! Let me know in the comments which of these products you'd love to try, and if you've already tried any of them, what your opinions are. Hopefully (fingers crossed) I'll be back in a bit with a nail-polish-related post. See you all then! 

*Disclaimer: The products in this post were provided for free for the purposes of testing. All opinions are my own.*

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