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Influenster Sweetheart Vox Box

7 Apr

I didn’t even know that I had been selected for this box until I found it in my mailbox! It was an awesome surprise to find after a microbiology exam.  Here’s what came in the Sweetheart VoxBox:

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Olay Fresh Effects Va-Va-Vivid Powered Cleanser System: This was the stand-out product in the box for me.  The cleanser is a fantastic gentle creamy cleanser that really cuts through oiliness.  I like creamy cleansers but have combination skin so this is a perfect happy medium.  It gets rid of oil without being drying. I’ve been using this in the morning & find that it keeps oil at bay & I don’t have to touch up or blot until late in the afternoon. For my skin, that’s amazing.  I only use the powered cleansing brush a couple of days a week to clean my pores & feel that it is just…meh.  The brush just has a powerful vibration & I don’t feel like the rubber bristles on their own really do a deep cleaning.  I either like to use this with a scrub or to use this and then a Biore Pore Strip to really get out the impurities. I am super glad I got this product because I really like the cleanser & have since repurchased it in the full size.

Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray: I don’t think I’m the target market for this product.  I have thin straight hair & instead of giving me beachy waves, it just gave me heavy hair with what felt like a week’s worth of product buildup near the roots.  I’ve been trying this out on days I’m not planning to leave the house & after trying in combinations with a few different products I still haven’t gotten it to work for me.  Given my hair type, I wasn’t expecting it to.  It could be great for someone else though so I can’t say anything disparaging about it.  I wish I had gotten the hairspray to try, it sounds great for my hair type.

Secret Clinical Strength Stress Response  in Serene Citrus:  I have been using Secret Clinical strength for 3-4 years now & actually purchased this new product a couple of days before the surprise VoxBox.  I find that these clinical strength antiperspirants really work best when directions are followed to apply both morning and night.  This product truly does stop perspiration for an entire day & has a light fresh scent that quickly fades.  Occasionally I can smell it during the day, but I feel if that ever happens then I know that it really is working.

Skinnygirl Daily On The Go Bars: This was the disappointing product of the box.  I got the Greek Yogurt Blueberry Crisp Flavor & both the blueberry & yogurt bits tasted chalky and fake.  The “yogurt” wasn’t creamy & was basically just super sweet frosting.  I don’t appreciate the heavy-handed Skinnygirl brand gimmick & a box of 5 bars is 12.99. Ugh. No. For a similar amount of calories (180) I can get a box of bars with more fiber & protein that taste better for half the price.

I know this review is super late but after actually using all of these products for over a month, I can say that Influenster has introduced me to two new staple products.  If you haven’t heard of Influenster and want to learn more about their community and the free Vox Box program, visit Influenster to request an invitation.

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