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Influenster XO VoxBox Review!

Hello, world!

I recently received my first VoxBox from Influenster! I was checking the mail anxiously everyday waiting for it to arrive, lol! So what exactly is a VoxBox? Basically, it’s this box of free products to test out and review! Did I mention it was free? Oh yeah, it’s pretty great. They send out a survey, and if your answers match the type of people they are looking for for that particular box, they ship it to you! Therefore, my answers to the survey qualified me to test these items out.

Here’s a video from the unboxing of everything inside:

In total, I received:

  • Colgate Optic White Express White Toothpaste
  • Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Built-in Whitening Pen
  • John Frieda Beach Blonde Collection
  • John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume In-Shower Treatment
  • Skinfix Hand Repair Cream
  • Tide Pods with Febreze
  • Coupons for Adore Me, Lands End, and John Frieda!

Now for the important part: what did I think? I really really love the Colgate toothbrush + toothpaste combo! The brush does a fantastic job of scrubbing, and the toothpaste is foamy, so it really distributes throughout the mouth. You know you’re getting a deep clean with this combo, and it has a very strong mint flavor, so I feel I don’t need mouthwash afterwards! They also did a great job of removing surface stains and making my teeth look whiter after 1 use, which is fantastic in my book. The gel on the other hand is interesting. I appreciate that you can apply it after brushing and don’t have to worry about rinsing, but it feels a little awkward. You literally have this gel on your teeth which is very obvious, so I don’t suggest immediately seeing people until you swallow/lick it all off lol. It definitely has a MUCH better taste than other whitening gels, so I 100% like that. Although the gel doesn’t give a dramatic whitening effect, I think it does help make my teeth seem a little “brighter” if that makes sense. When I tested going back to my normal toothpaste/toothbrush, my teeth didn’t seem as “bright” anymore.

In regards to the John Frieda Beach Blonde line, I was a little disappointed. Granted, I’ve been using a cleansing conditioner for months now so I’ve had no need for a real shampoo. They smell exactly like a Cool Lime Refresher from Starbucks (pretty nice), and I feel like it did an OK job of moisturizing my hair, which was the main claim it boasted. The real problem came from the Sea Salt Spray. The spray made my hair feel so dry, stuck together, and it didn’t improve the natural waviness of my hair. I feel it was the antithesis of the shampoo+conditioner- why would you use a highly moisturizing product for after going to the beach, just to dry it out with a spray? So I say the spray is a no-go, however the shampoo and conditioner were pretty good!

With the Skinfix hand cream I only had 1 problem- I’m allergic to it! I was unable to test it because it contains sweet almond oil, however I let my friend use it, and she said that it was incredibly creamy, absorbed into her skin well, and really helped moisturize! Sounds good to me!

Finally, the best for last: the Tide Pods! I was very very excited to try these, and they surpassed my expectations! They’re little pods of detergent that you can throw into your washing machine! I tried them with a couple loads of jeans and tops, and it not only did a wonderful job of cleaning, it also didn’t seem to fade any of my colors, AND it made all of my clothes smell fantastic, even after drying! I never have that kind of success with other detergents. This was probably my favorite item from the Vox Box, and I will be buying this product in the future!

So you’ve heard what I had to say, what do you guys think? Have you tried these products, or have you ever gotten a Vox Box? Let me know in the comments below! πŸ™‚

Also, make sure to check out my Spring to Summer Fitness Challenge! It’s never too late to start!

Peace and love!

Makeup

L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation Review!

Hello, world!

Today marks an exciting day- I finally started filming makeup reviews! This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time, but for whatever reason I thought my boyfriend would make fun of me (I don’t know why… he really doesn’t care lol). But I finally did it!

For my first review, I did the new L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte 24 Hour Foundation! In my video, I do a demo of how it goes on, and also my thoughts and feelings about it! Check it out:

Overall, I LOVE this foundation! It’s become my new go-to product, and I have tried all kinds of foundations (Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous, Clinique Stay Matte, Make Up Forever, and more). It is my holy grail foundation. I have very oily skin, so I need foundations that have oil control and don’t break down easily as the day goes on, and this does a fantastic job! After about 6 hours of wear I’ll start to look shiny, but not so bad that I look like an oil slick, which is amazing. It also blends beautifully into the skin with a beauty blender or sponge (foundation brush is a little streaky), and it doesn’t look thick and cakey as time goes on.

As I mentioned multiple times in the video, this foundation is a little darker than what the package shows, so if you are trying to decide between 2 shades, go with the lighter one!

Overall, I hope you guys find this video helpful and insightful! I plan on doing many more, and I will certainly improve as time goes on. Let me know what you think in the comments, and be sure to subscribe to my channel for more great videos!

Peace and love!

***Update! I finally found the lighter shade (101) at Walgreens, and it is perfect for my winter complexion! It is much lighter than 102, so I will be saving that one for this Summer!