Wednesday, March 5, 2014

J'Adore VoxBox: Review

I was selected for the J'Adore VoxBox through Influenster.  If you haven't heard of Influenster, it's a free-to-join program where "Influensters" like me learn about new products as well as review products in our day-to-day lives.  If you are interested in joining, leave me a comment and I'll be happy to email you an invitation!

Here's what Influenster had to say about the J'Adore VoxBox: "A little Valentine from us to you, mon cherie!  Filled with trinkets, joy, and a certain je ne sais quoi, the J'Adore VoxBox will have you head over hells and whispering sweet nothings: J'adore, I adore, we adore..."
Seriously, this VoxBox was fantastic.  I really enjoyed the products, especially because they are definitely not things I'd ever thought to purchase on my own before getting this box.  I guess that's the point, right?

Here's what I received:

Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolate: While taking this VoxBox pre-survey, I was SO excited when Influenster started asking about what chocolate brands I've purchased/enjoyed.  Obviously, I checked off almost every one.  I was happy to see a Family Size bag of Hershey's Kisses in the VoxBox!  Obviously, I ate a bunch, but I also love how you can go on the Hershey's Kisses website and find tons of Kisses recipes!  I decided to make Kisses Brownie Cookies.  Mike and I shared them with our coworkers and they were gone in a day!  I think they'd definitely agree that Kisses are a 10/10.

Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask: Mike and I tried this one together.  It was a little thinner than expected, but went on really smooth.  It goes on darker green and dries lighter [that's why I look like I'm wearing camo face paint in the photo below...].  We kept it on for 10 minutes, and you could definitely feel and see it pulling junk out of your pores.  It washed off really easily, too, with just a little water.  Afterwards, we both said out skin felt really soft and smooth.  I would definitely buy this again for Mike and me and give it a 9/10.

Kiss "Looks So Natural" Lashes: I have wicked long eyelashes.  I usually don't wear mascara and have never purchased fake lashes before.  I would have to say this first experience with fake lashes was kind of a disaster.  I couldn't get them to sit right on my lid line, my eye lids kept sticking together because of the glue, and I seriously just looked like one of those cars with eyelashes.   The funny part was, the fakes were just about as long as my real lashes.  Don't get me wrong, these lashes by Kiss seem great; they were soft and full, but it's just not a product for me!  I give these lashes a 3/10.

John Freida Frizz Ease 3-Day Straight Flat Iron Spray: You might remember that I chopped my hair off [14 inches of it] last summer, and to be honest, I haven't had a haircut since...whoops!  Even with that, my hair is still pretty short but wavy!!  On day one, I started my normal routine with showering, but before I blow dried my hair, I applied about 15 sprays of the Flat Iron Spray into my hair.  I did not touch my hair for the next 3 days, and it worked alright.  On the second day, my hair had lost most of its volume [as expected] but was still straight and felt great.  By day 3, it was pretty staticy [check out that bottom photo - holy static], greasy, and starting to curl at the ends.  I think for me this is a two-day spray and I give it a 7/10. 

Red Rose Simply Indulgent Teas: I love tea!  I'm not much of a coffee drinker but love the taste of different teas as well as the caffeine boost.  First, I tried the Creme Caramel.  Even after steeping for the full 5 minutes, it wasn't an overly strong tea and I drank it black.  It has a fantastic caramel aroma and taste and was delicious.  I also received a Lemon Chiffon decaffeinated tea bag.  It was your typical lemon tea with a little added sweetness.  I also drank it black.  I'm interested in trying their variety of other flavors [specifically the Cinnamon Bun], but would give Creme Caramel an 8/10 and Lemon Chiffon a 6/10.

Previous VoxBoxes:
Sweetheart VoxBox 2013
Dasani DROPS VoxBox
Violet VoxBox

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.


Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Love a good face mask! The lashes make your lashes look fuller but they are really hard to get right which makes me scared to try them too. That Caramel tea sounds really good.

Jen said...

Haha I love that Mike tried the face mask with you!

Julie said...

I love VoxBoxes! They are awesome - I just got the Colgate Whitening one. Have you checked out BzzAgent yet?

Christine said...

Hmmm, I might have to try that flat iron spray! Do you actually have to use a flat iron or any kind of heat to activate it?

Jessica said...

I ate probably half the bag of kisses from mine by myself. I had to force myself to bring the rest to work so my coworkers would eat them instead!

Megan @ Chicago Girl said...

This is pretty cool! Please send me an invite if you can! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love Influenster! Jealous of your naturally super-long eyelashes. Also, the caramel tea sounds delicious!

Nikki said...

I would totally make MBT do the mask with me too! LOL!

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