With my travels last week & my just plain laziness I'm catching up on my review posts for the Violet Vox Box from Influenster so there are going to be quite a few review posts & posts featuring products from the box this week. So I hope you'll enjoy a few of my thoughts & don't mind the bombardment of it this week. I love participating in Influenster campaigns & usually just do the single required task of checking in my box. Rarely do I do all the challenges associated with the campaign but this time I thought I'd give it a try. I'd hoped to space them out a bit more so it didn't seem like I'm shoving things in your face - I'm all for honesty.
I recently found a love of reviewing things & just sharing my two cents on products. Whether I've received it from a place a like Influenster or purchased myself. And actually, from this box, I've purchased two of the items I received already! So I'll never tell you guys something is amazing when it's not & I'll never write a good review just to get a badge from Influesnter. It's not honest & it's not fun. So in this post I'm just going to do a little overview of the products from my Violet Vox Box - if you want to see the unboxing video click here!
Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo (won't buy it)
Now the greatest thing about this box is that it came just in time for holiday travels - seriously this box couldn't have come at a better time! My favorite item for travel was this small size of Dry Shampoo from Not Your Mother's. While I thought this product was awesome for travel - it's not my favorite product. First with the pros - I loved that it didn't leave a white cast unlike other dry shampoos, it also made my hair look like hair. I was pleased that it didn't look like I sprayed dry shampoo in my hair & just looked like style hair. The cons - it smells weird & it was brought to my attention that the second ingredient in the dry shampoo is propane. Why? No idea. But it's a lesson learned about reading ingredients - I never would have read it if it weren't for a picture pointing it out. There's no propane in my favorite Tresseme Dry Shampoo (though, I'm not 100% sure about the ingredients in that either). So I'm torn. The size was great for travel but why is there propane in my dry shampoo? Someone help me out here.
Montage Jeunesse Red Earth Clay Spa Fabric Masque (already bought it)
Tomorrow there will be a big Spa Day post featuring the Montage Jeunesse Fabric Masques. These are super cool because you don't have to get too messy since it's just a fabric soaked in the masque. You lay it gently on your face, let it dry, peel it away, finish cleansing & your done. I got one infused with cinnamon & pomegranate which was very invigorating! There are quite a few different fabric masques so it's perfect for many different skin types, problems, & needs. This is one of the products I've actually purchased after receiving these. They are pretty affordable & I found mine at Walmart.
Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Polish (recommended it, might buy it)
I received a really nice glittery polish great for the holidays! This was my go to manicure for the holiday last week since it comes off as pure silver glitter on your nails. The color I got looks like it's a bit blue but the glitter is silver & you can hardly tell the blue when you apply it. I wish I'd gotten a solid color though because I can't tell you the lasting power since this was just a clear polish. I did top my manicure with a clear top coat like always just in case. While I was in Virginia for the holidays my sister picked up a shade to try & was pretty satisfied with it as well. Influesnter is great for finding new favorite products!
Cranberry SoyJoy Bar (already bought it)
This is a yummy treat! I've also picked up another one of these since it was so delish the first time. They are more cakey & more dense than I expected them to be. More of a hold over until your next meal snack than a light snack. Perfect for breakfast though with another piece of fruit - that's how I enjoy them! I have only tried the cranberry flavor because it was so holiday-ish I just couldn't help it!
Goody Atheltique Headband (won't buy it)
This is just a standard headband for me. It is reversible & the material is quick drying - so it's great if your sweating your butt off! Right now it helps me keep my hair out of my face when I'm putting on my make up - yep, intended purpose I know. I'm not a headband fan as they tend to slip off of my head no matter how grippy they claim to be. I like the fabric though & this one stays tight a bit longer but it still falls off my head. If I were to be working out or being active with this headband on I'd get frustrated quickly if I had to keep putting it back on. I'd much rather clip my hair back that use a headband.
So there you have it, a little review of the products in my Violet Vox Box. Influenster is a fun way to share your opinions & get free stuff! It's also been pretty fun to earn the badges for this campaign & for the next one I promise I'll space them out more! It was an after thought to even try to complete the tasks. If you're interested in Influenster - sign up here!
**I was sent these products courtesy of Influenster. All opinions are my own. For more info on my disclosure policy, please click here.