Sunday, March 16, 2014

J'Adore VoxBox Review

Back in February, I received the J'Adore VoxBox {a box full of complimentary products to try and reviewfrom Influenster.  


***Important Disclaimer {because transparency is my middle name}: This was a complimentary package I received from Influenster. I am not a paid affiliate of Influenster or any of the brands included in the package {i.e. I received no $$ for this post}. The opinions below are solely mine...because well, this is my blog!***


Hershey's Kisses {Milk Chocolate}

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I'm not really sure what to say about these sweet little treats besides, "Yum!"  I love that kisses are individually wrapped, so I can sooth my raging sweet tooth with one or two three or four chocolates rather than downing the entire bag.

Boots Botanics Shine Away Iconic Clay Mask

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My face must love this blog. Prior to finding the Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders {see this "Leslie Loves..." post} and receiving this mask in the VoxBox, my poor face was lucky when I remembered to remove my makeup at night. Thus, I'm sure it doesn't surprise you that I'm not exactly an expert when it comes to face masks.  BUT...I can tell you that I am a fan of this mask. It goes on smooth and doesn't feel heavy on my face. It takes a few minutes to dry, and then you look like a green monster for 10 minutes. It wipes off easily with a wet cloth and leaves your face feeling clean and refreshed. Ohhh...one little thing, just make sure you shake it well before opening because the liquid tends to settle at the bottom where the product opens.


Frizz Ease 3-Day Straight Flat Iron Spray

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This is my favorite product included in the J'Adore VoxBox. In fact, I've already purchased a full-size bottle to have on hand when the sample-size is gone. I don't use a flat-iron that much, but I really feel like this helps reduce frizz and enhance shine when I spray it on my hair before blowing it dry {using the Click N Curl, of course...see this "Leslie Loves..." post}. I have naturally wavy hair. It's not curly enough to be cute when dried with a diffuser, but it's just curly enough to be difficult to straighten. {i.e. monster frizzy hair when left to air dry!} This Frizz Ease 3-Day Straight makes the blow drying process more efficient. I am able to straighten the usually-stubborn sections of hair around my face {that usually require the flat iron} with just a round brush and blow dryer. This stuff is legit. I'm sold on it!


KISS Looks So Natural Lashes

Let me just be honest with you: I have NO.IDEA.WHATSOEVER how to apply fake lashes. I doubt I'll be using these {or any fake lashes} on a regular basis, but I will say that I was impressed with how natural they looked once I finally got them in the right place.

Up until just a couple of months ago {when my fabulous lash girl retired from doing lashes}, I had the eyelash extensions that were attached to my real eyelashes....
These are my real lashes....well, some of them. ;)

I'm finally starting to adjust to just my real lashes, but I initially felt like my eyes were "naked" after all the extensions had fallen out. Soooo...I decided to try the MAC false lashes {the MAC makeup artist even applied them for me}...

  
Maybe it's because this was my first experience with the glue-on lashes, but I didn't love the look or the feel. And at $16.00/set plus $10.00 for the lash glue, this wasn't the cheapest experiment I've ever attempted. Next!

Sooooo...I was hesitant to try the lashes included in the J'Adore VoxBox, but I did it anyway...

  
...and I liked the KISS lashes better than the MAC lashes. However, I did not like the amount of time it took me to get them in the right place. I'm thinking it's probably just a pretty steep learning curve and the application process would get easier with practice {and at $3.99/set, you could afford a few practice sets}...but I'm not sure I'm willing to devote the time and energy to practicing. I will say that I was very impressed with how natural the KISS lashes looked. My opinion: KISS lashes > MAC lashes. 

P.S. Sorry for all the creepy eye photos...

Red Rose Simply Indulgent Teas

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I don't like hot drinks. Coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate, etc...ick! Thus, I can't really give this product a fair review. I guess I just wanted you to know it was included in the J'Adore VoxBox. That is all.


Vaseline Men's Spray Lotion


Influenster even included a product for Ryan to review...how thoughtful, right??? He wasn't exactly ecstatic when I told him about it, but he gave it a try.  Below is the conversation we had after he used the Vaseline spray-on lotion:

Ryan: Does this cost more than regular lotion?
Leslie: I don't know...why?
Ryan: Well, it's nice and everything...but you still have to rub it in, so what's the point if it's more expensive?
Leslie: Ok, thanks for trying it.
Ryan: Well, I mean...it works and it smells nice.  Oh, and it's non-greasy.
Leslie: Ok...anything else?
Ryan: Well, I mean...it's good. I just thought it was going to be like spray-on sunscreen and it just gets absorbed without having to rub it in. I mean, it works...And it's non-greasy...And it smells nice.

About 5 minutes later...

Ryan: That lotion is awesome if it's free though...I guess as awesome as lotion can be.

Ok...so, we can conclude that 1) it works, 2) it's non-greasy, 3) it smells nice...BUT it's not worth any additional cost just because it's spray-on because you still have to rub it in.

And that's a wrap...the conclusion of my J'Adore VoxBox review. Thank you, Influenster, for providing me {and Ryan, too} with these products to review! 


5 comments:

  1. Love Ryan's comments. :) I don't think I have the patience for fake lashes. :)

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  2. I have to add that Frizz Ease spray to my Target list the next time I go! I'm always looking for different ways to tame my crazy hair :)

    Thanks for the reviews girl!

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  3. Maybe the spray lotion would be a good stocking stuffer for Ryan next year......

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  4. I think I used to tell you how important it was to cleanse nightly at that MAC. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2380419/What-sleeping-make-does-skin-Our-shocking-experiment-exposes-happens.html

    Thanks to you blog you will look younger and younger

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  5. Oh and to just add to my 2 cent review of spray on lotion. I bought it for the boys thinking lotion is hard enough to get on my dry skinned redhead (redheads unusually dry skin genetically) spraying it on might be even faster and easier for the boys. However, after about 4 sprays the sprayhead stopped working. I was so irritated because now, unlike a regularly pump bottle or lotion, I can't screw off the top and use the rest of the lotion. So I give spray on lotion a thumbs down for what; its worth.

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