Influenster Sunkissed VoxBox

As an Influenster member, once in a while I qualify for a program where I receive complimentary products for testing and review purposes! A couple weeks ago I received the Sunkissed VoxBox, so feel free to check out my first impressions/final verdict in the video or just read the full review below. ūüôā

Products I LOVE from the VoxBox

Olay Fresh Effects {BB}cream¬†Olay Fresh Effects {BB Cream}: What is a {BB cream} you ask? In asian countries, the newest ‘rage’ in products is called Beauty Balm and is marketed as an ‘all in one’: moisturizer, foundation and sunblock. ¬†Olay Fresh Effects {BB Cream} has skin perfecting tinted moisturizer with SPF 15. It helps even skin tone and is marketed to blend into your skin type; however it is only offered in two shades, fair/light and light/medium. ¬†I was a bit skeptical at first having freckles and all, but the fair/light does blend well and gives me a more even skin tone without muffing up my freckles! Plus it does moisturize well (I’m picky!) and gets into your skin, not just sit on top. Just dont wear it on a day you plan to exercise/sweat lightly. It comes off. ¬†Full size is a 2.5fl oz tube (pictured) and the retail value is $12.99.

Verdict: Love it! Just wish it were waterproof and maybe SPF 30 being so active and fair skinned.

IMG_4786¬†Goody Ouchless Ribbon Elastics: These fun, ribbon style, elastic bands are great for ‘dressing up’ your hair for any occasion! I recieved a 5-pack for participating in a previous Influenster Goody Challenge, loved them and was excited to get more in this VoxBox! Plus, they are GREAT for wearing on your wrist! Normal hairbands cut into my wrists, but these look like cute bracelets when you wear them and do not leave painful impressions no matter how long you wear them. ¬†Only thing, do not workout in them if you have slippery hair that ¬†rejects most hair bands (me). ¬†In the picture (left), the bottom silver one came off on a back to back bike ride and run. I was sad since I had duplicates of these ribbons, but my silver one will now remain a loner… Retail value $3.99-4.99 for a 5 pack (pink, purple, black, dark gray, and silver).

Verdict: Love them,but¬†I’d like MORE COLORS! Blue, green or animal print ones would be so fun!

IMG_4814¬†SinfulShine with Gel Tech Nailpolish: Ok so I’m not much of a nail polish person since it ruins my nails, BUT this polish (even though its almost completely off now) has not made my thin nails peel! Usually when I get a manicure or paint my own nails, once the polish starts to come off, my nails start to get brittle, dry and then peel. Plus the polish really brings out a natural shine even without a topcoat! The color I recieved was Nouveau Purple (very dark eggplant color), not something I would pick for myself being so fair skinned, but even with one heavy coat (or two light coats) I got a dark glossy color (left). Please excuse my poorly painted nails (dont look too close!), I haven’t painted my hand nails in quite some time… Also, there is a bluish hue to the color in the light. $2.99 Walgreens

Verdict: FINALLY A NAIL POLISH THAT DOESNT DESTROY MY NAILS! I’d have liked a pink color more, but the purple grew on me after a while.

Product that didn’t work for me

Dr Scholls for Her¬†Dr Scholls For Her High Heel Insoles: These ‘clinically proven’ insoles are supposed to help prevent foot pain caused by wearing heels 2″ or higher. ¬†They have a cushioned arch support (gel) to help shift pressure off the ball of the foot. HOWEVER, they only come in a ‘one size fits all’ W size 6-10. ¬†Unfortunately being a size 9, they really didn’t do anything for me. ¬†Standing on one insole (no shoe) and lining up my heel with the bottom heel edge, the top only barely reached the ball of my foot. The only gel concentrated area is in the arch, not a whole lot in the entire insole itself. Plus I have high arches and I couldn’t feel any arch support regardless of what shoes I tried to put these in (flats or heels). ¬†They have a sticky underside so it will stick to the insides of your shoes but you can test it without removing the plastic sticker cover. So while it is a good idea, it just proves that one size really does not work on all feet. ¬†It would be better to have more custom sizes and widths, since the edges of my feet were plastered around the insole making it a bit weird to wear. ¬†Retail value $10.99.

Verdict: NOT FOR BIG FEET! This product might work for women who wear size 6.

“Palm trees, ocean air, sunkissed hair: the endless summer, take me there” -Unknown

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3 thoughts on “Influenster Sunkissed VoxBox

  1. Great post! I have not tried the insoles yet. I never wear heels so I just don’t think about it…. I really like everything else!

    • I even tried them in flats, but it didn’t do anything…I plan on giving them to my mom (since I never removed the plastic sticky cover) to try on her smaller feet. But yes, otherwise I love everything else too!

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