Beauty, Reviews

Surf’s Up VoxBox Review ~ Part 1

Early last week, I received my first Influenster VoxBox, and I was very excited to discover that it had a beachy, summer theme (as you could probably guess from the name)! Included in the box was a Sinful Colors Professional nail polish, CoverGirl mascara, a Hawaiian Tropic after sun lotion, a First Aid liquid pain relief shot, and two coupons for Jamba Juice at-home smoothie kits. I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes, and I have reviewed two of the five items below. I will post a review of the other three products sometime next week.

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Sinful Colors Professional Nail Polish in Firefly ($1.99)

To be honest, my first thought when I saw the bottle of neon yellow polish was far from positive. Yellow is not one of my favorite colors, and I’ve never thought that it paired well with my complexion. Nonetheless, I did my best to keep an open mind as I applied three thin coats of the polish to my nails. Having never heard of the Sinful Colors brand before, I wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of quality and was pleasantly surprised by how easily it went on my nails. Furthermore, it took no longer to dry than most other polishes I have used. Two days later, my nails looked as good as they did when I originally painted them, but I could no longer handle the color and decided to take it off.

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I was very impressed with the overall quality of Sinful Colors Professional Nail Polish and shocked to find out that it only costs $1.99 at Walgreens. I do not plan to ever use the Firefly polish again, but I would happily purchase this brand in the future if I found a color that better suits my complexion and style.

CoverGirl Bombshell Curvaceous by LashBlast Mascara ($9.49-11.99)

I have had both good and bad experiences with CoverGirl mascara in the past, but so far I am extremely impressed with the quality of this product. It definitely adds length and volume to my lashes (which are naturally blonde, thin, and short). Applying the Bombshell Curvaceous mascara involves two steps – side 1 (a base coat) is supposed to provide lashes with “extreme volume,” while side 2 (a top coat) is said to “intensify” the look. After using side one the first time, I was already pleased with the appearance of my lashes in terms of fullness and length. Applying the top coat simply made my lashes look darker.

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I had read some negative reviews of this product prior to trying it myself, but I think the majority of those people had bad experiences because they were trying to rush the application process. The wand for this mascara is quite big, and it does take a little longer to apply than most other mascaras since it involves two steps. Therefore, I do not plan to use this mascara every day, but I am excited to use it when I have time to put more effort into my make up.

I received all of these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

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