Monday, December 22, 2014

#FrostyVoxBox Review: Part 1- the wearables

Here is my review of the 'wearable' portions of the Influenster Frosty Vox Box

ECO SMART Sleek + Shine Finisher Hair Brush

Product Information:
  • Synthetic Boars Hair (so humane friendly)
  • Unique bristle pattern allows bristles to distribute hairs natural oils
  • According to website it allows hair to dry up to 20% faster, meaning less heat damage to hair
  • Retails $10.99
My Review:

I need to preface with my hair type. I have long, thick, semi-wavy hair (you know the kind that looks to waveless to just airdry but too wavy to be straight....basically unpleasant looking without some form of tampering!!).  This brush did ok, but our house is dry (it's winter) and so it made my hair very static prone.  I also cannot attest to the drying because my hair takes a long time and I have never measured but I didn't have any particular issues using it to dry my hair.  I do like that it is synthetic bristles so humane friendly and I suppose time will tell how healthy it enables my hair to be with the distribution of natural oils!  I can't say I have ever used a brush that just wowed me, but yes as a general hairbrush I would recommend it. I personally prefer paddle shaped brushes and may splurge for the ecotools paddle version as I think they are better with long thick hair than oval brushes. 

BOOTS No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum
Product Information:
  • Serum is powered by Matrixyl 3000 Plus (tm) as well as Boots patented antioxidant blend
  • After 2 weeks skin appears younger & by 4 weeks deep lines & wrinkles are visibly reduced
My Review:

I was only given a sample 'sachet' and so I wasn't able to squeeze out more than a few days of use so in all honesty I cannot thoroughly review this and would feel bad attempting too, but I will say that after using almost a week it is a very promising product!  It is a lovely cream that applies easily, no harsh smells, no discomfort or stinging. I wish I could tell you more and I am trying to decide if I am willing/wanting to pay the retail price to further try it (MSRP of 29.99)

UPDATED: After watching several video results from the Boots website, I am going to head out and buy it!

NYC Expert Last Lip Stick in Sugar Plum
Product Information:
  • Claims to last for up to 6 hours
My Review:

I am a Burts Bees Original Chapstick kind of gal, but I was actually shocked when I tried this, it wasn't overly saturated color (I am a plain Jane) and it gave my winter skin (you know the nearly dead pale color?!?!) a pleasant coloring with just a swipe of lip color.  I won't wear lip stick everyday, just not that kind of gal, but for church, date nights, etc... Sugar Plum color is a nice, nearly neutral color.  Sadly mine did not last 6 hours, but when you are eating and drinking I didn't expect as much. I am fairly certain they are basing that claim on just wear without 'activity'.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal Eyeliner

Product Information:
  • Waterproof, smudge proof, heat proof, sweat proof, humidity proof, & scandal proof?!?!?
  • Dermatologist & ophthalmologist tested, safe for sensitive eyes
  • Long lasting color in 10 shades
My review:

Way to dark for me.  I will probably self purchase another color though. The black was just a bit much for me.  As far as application, it goes on smooth and rich in color. I did find it to be smudge proof once it has set for a bit. It did fade and run a SMALL amount in the shower but it did come off easily in with the Rimmel Gentle Eye Make Up Remover.  If I really wanted to keep up my appearance on a rainy day, at the gym, or otherwise, this would be a great product. Again, I am a mom and wife so I usually forgo makeup beyond blush and eyeshadow on most days but for church, dates, etc... I would probably use this product (just not in jet black!)

Rimmel Gentle Eye Make Up Remover
Product Information:
  • Gently removes all make up, including long lasting & waterproof make ups
  • No oily residue
  • Suitable for sensitive eyes & contact lens wearers
  • Dermatologist & Ophthalmologist tested
My Review:

It does what it says, it removes make up but I did have to use a few cotton pads, it seems once some makeup residue is on the cotton it doesn't want to remove anymore but rather smear it, but that aside it did work without stingy or burning and didn't leave a super oily residue, but I did feel like there was something still there so I did follow up with a face washing towelette. I would recommend this product for stubborn makeup removals such as mascar and waterproof makeups.

***These product samples and/or full sized products or coupons were complimentary in exchange for my honest opinions on the products, without further compensation. These opinions and reviews are mine alone and are honest***

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