Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April 8th - BIG Influenster Uni VoxBox Review!

Hello ladies and gentlemen! As some of you know, I am a member of the Influenster Nation, which is a website that uses your interests and social media presence to send you products to try out. I recently received my latest batch of products to try in the Uni VoxBox, and today I'm bringing you guys a review of all of the products inside!

DISCLAIMER: I received all of the following products for free courtesy of Influenster. I am not being compensated for these reviews.

NYC New York Color Expert Last Lipstick (Color: "Forever Fuchsia"):
I'm picky about my lipsticks and so I wasn't terribly impressed with this one. I find that one of the least appealing things a lipstick can do is settle into the fine lines on your lips, and this lipstick did just that. I want my lipstick to be even across my lips, not patchy. There are some good drugstore lipsticks, but this one didn't do it for me. While the application was smooth, it immediately settled into the creases and looked cheap. While on the lips, it feels okay...slightly dry, but I've definitely felt worse. The smell is pretty typical of an inexpensive lipstick. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation (Color: "Light Porcelain"):
I was surprisingly delighted by this product right away. I've found that very often, even the lightest shade of foundation is too dark for my fair complexion, but this worked very well for me. I'm used to using a liquid foundation, and this foundation claims to be a "liquid mousse"- it's really just a mousse. Application was a little strange because of this, but using a makeup sponge I was able to get excellent medium-to-full coverage, and true to its name, it really is matte. I usually use a matte powder over my liquid foundation, but there is no need to with this product. (However, a powder on top helps it wear longer.) The texture of this is quite thick so be wary not to dispense too much product before applying. There is no noticeable scent and it is not difficult to remove this product with ordinary makeup wipes. Overall, I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes a matte look.

Broadway Nails imPRESS Manicures:
I'm not a huge fan of press-on manicures, and this didn't really help matters. Just getting the sticky tape off of the back of the nails was a hurdle, and it got worse the more nails I applied- I constantly felt like the nails were going to pop off, and trying to peel stickers didn't help at all. The nails didn't stick for very long and I felt like the slightest tap in the wrong way would make them come off. Are they quicker than painting your nails? Absolutely. So if you want a brief manicure, they'd be okay. But honestly, I'd just recommend painting your nails.

Pilot Acroball Pure White:
This is a pretty standard pen, to be honest. Nothing to write home about. (Pun intended.) Fairly smooth, skips occasionally, and is overall average in just about every way. As for ergonomics, it's comfortable but not any more than the next pen. It clicks up and down easily, but that's nothing too spectacular. Overall, not a very memorable product.

Red Rose Real Tea Premium Water Enhancers (Flavor: Black tea):
This is a pretty convenient product. If you're familiar with Mio, it's the same concept but tea-flavored instead of fruit-flavored. You simply squirt a bit into your water and shake/stir, and your water has a new flavor. It's like the healthy, no-fuss way to get a tea flavor without actually making tea. The only downside to this, and this is just personal taste (pun intended, again), is that this is too sweet. I received the black tea flavor and was not expecting it to taste so sugary. If you're someone who typically adds sugar to your tea, though, then this is great for on-the-go tea flavoring without needing, you know, a kettle and tea bag. And since you only need a squirt per full bottle/glass of water, it seems like it'll last quite some time. I'd recommend trying this product- and if you don't like it, I don't think you'll have any problem finding a friend who would gladly take it off of your hands for you.

Playtex Sport Fresh Balance:
I was most excited about finding these in my VoxBox. Tampons are expensive and I received an entire box of them, not just a few to try. I've used Playtex Sport in the past and really enjoyed them, so I was extra excited to try these. Like other Playtex tampons, these have the smoothest application ever and you can't even tell you're wearing one. I had no trouble with leaking or discomfort. The only thing different about these to my standard Playtex Sport tampons is that they are lightly scented and have an "odor-blocking" technology. The smell is pretty inoffensive; clean, vaguely floral, and subtle. I would definitely recommend these, or any other Playtex Sport tampons. They're probably the most comfortable tampons I've ever tried, and like I said, I've never had problems with leaking or discomfort with Playtex Sport.


So that's it! I hope you all enjoyed these reviews, and I'd love to hear your feedback if you've tried any of these products yourself!

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