Monday, August 4, 2014

Influenster product review: Vow VoxBox

Time for another VoxBox product review blog! For being a wedding-planning bride, I was selected to receive the #VoxVoxBox from Influenster. I loved these products! Here are my impressions of each of them.

Olay Regenerist Tone Perfecting Cream
I've gotta admit--I was a tried and true Aveeno girl until I tried this facial moisturizer, but my face has never felt cleaner or fresher than when I use this cream! I've also noticed that my acne-prone, scarred, blemished skin is much smoother and even-toned and -colored after using Olay for several weeks. My only hesitation is that there is no SPF. I'm terrified of skin cancer, thanks to a handful of scary sunburns in my life and a famly history of melanoma. SPF is at the top of my wish list for a facial moisturizer. If there's a version of this with SPF, I'll make the switch to Olay for sure!

Overall recommendation: would recommend.

EcoTools Pure Complexion Facial Sponge
This sponge feels so soft, smushy, and cool against my skin. I've used it a few times. It's definitely gentle enough to remove eye make-up. Dirt seems to rinse out easily, too. I'm just really hesitant to continue using it for the fact that it's a sponge. Don't sponges hold a ton of bacteria? Why would I want to use a bacteria-ridden sponge on my face time and time again? That sounds like a cat call for pink eye! I prefer to wash my face with my clean hands in the shower and dry with a clean towel afterwards. This sponge is neat, but it could never be an everyday thing for a germaphobe like me.

Overall recommendation: would not recommend.

Pure Silk Shave Cream
LOVE this shaving cream. It's priced more affordably than Skintimate, and it sits on top of my skin better, too. I feel like Skintimate washes away really easily in the shower if it even gets a misting of the water. Pure Silk stays on better and leaves my legs silky smooth. I always buy this brand when I shop for shaving cream. I'm a loyalist. Pretty sure I'll use it when shaving up for my I-do day, too!
Overall recommendation: would absolutely recommend.

Eh. Not a huge fan. I like Shout wipes and Clorox 2 better for the same purpose. I got some grape jelly on my sweater recently and tried using my Tide-to-Go on the stain. Not a chance. It didn't do a darn thing! The pen seemed to be firm and nice and moist, but it didn't do anything but moisten the stain. It didn't lift it one tiny bit. I ended up running home and changing clothes on my lunch break. I washed it with Clorox 2 in the washing machine, and the stain came right out! Tide-to-Go is not something I would spend my money on, and I don't think it would end up in my bridal survival kit, either.
Overall recommendation: would not recommend.

Riley & Grey
This is a website that hosts personal wedding website domains. The websites are quite professional and elegant; however, the price tag is a dealbreaker. With a wedding budget of $4000 (yes, for my ENTIRE wedding), a several-hundred-dollar website is not in the plan. I'll stick with my free wedding website on
Overall recommendation: would definitely not recommend.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure
Sally Hansen is my favorite nail polish brand! It comes in a ton of colors and is affordable. I love the Complete Salon Manicure line, especially, because the brush is flat with a rounded tip--perfect for getting good aim around your nail beds. This powder-blue color is adorable. I currently have my toes painted with it, and I love it. I just wish it dried as quickly as Sally Hansen InstaDry because I hate waiting on my nail polish to dry. Oh, well. Definitely going to be keeping it in mind for my "something blue" on my wedding day.

Overall recommendation: would recommend.

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. Totally free. Totally mine to keep. So easy! Thanks for my #VowVoxBox, +Influenster!!!

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