Monday, May 28, 2012

Spring VoxBox: Part 1

I hope you are enjoying your Monday! Today, I have part one of my Spring VoxBox review from Influenster. This is the first box I've ever received from them. I cannot express my excitement in words. You do not know what is coming in the box either, so its a fun surprise.

I received six items total. The box originally had five, but they added a sixth item as a thank you for being patient with shipping delays. Today, I will be talking about Sally Hansen Salon Effects, Bath & Body Works Fine Fragrance Mist, SheerCover Duo Concealer, and SOYJOY bar.

Sally Hansen Salon Effects are real nail polish strips. Using these was my second experience with this brand of polish strips. They are pretty easy to apply and are removed just like regular nail polish. They have zero dry time. I have found that they last longer if you apply topcoat, making sure to wrap the tips. I have had them on for three days so far with no tip wear or chipping. They are easy to place right at the cuticle line, so grow out is not a visible issue.

Each box comes with sixteen strips, eight in each little package. You can see one of the packages in the picture above, along with the instructions, orange stick, and file. If your nails are short enough, you can use one pack for a mani, so the box will give you the option of doing two full manicures. Even when my nails were longer, I still got two manis out of one box, so its really just a matter of seeing how your nails compare to the length of one polish strip. 

The instructions are very easy to follow. However, I did not stretch the strip and I used the hot pink side of the file to get the excess strip off. I found the peach side was a little to smooth to effectively accomplish that.

I received a box of Wild Child, a fun black and white zebra print. I did a post here featuring my manicure.

Sally Hansen Salon Effects come in forty different shades and designs, not including their seasonal collections. They retail for $8.50-10 at Walmart, Target, and Ulta.

Bath & Body Works Fine Fragrance Mist in Moonlight Path. I absolutely love the products from B&BW, especially their fine fragrance mist and body lotion. They are my go to for scents. I already own several, so receiving one I did not already own was a treat. This is a full size 8 fluid ounce bottle from their signature collection; they also carry small travel size 3 ounce bottles. This bottle design is relatively new. I like the sleek design and love the way each bottle is decorated.

B&BW describes Moonlight Path as "an opulent floral bouquet that captures the essence of moonlit strolls in lush gardens." This is a perfect description. It embodies several floral scents mingling together. To me, the main scents are lavender, violet, jasmine, and musk. Occuring to their website, the top coats are bergamot, lavender, mandarin, and coriander; the middle notes are rose, jasmine, violet, tuberose, ylang, and lily of the valley; and the dry notes are sandalwood, vetiver, oakmoss, vanilla, amber, and musk.

I absolutely love this scent! I'm very glad to have received it and cannot imagine why I kept passing it by in store.

Bath & Body Works Fine Fragrance Mist retails for $14 at Bath & Body Works, in store and online.

Sheer Cover Duo Concealer is a small compact concealer with two shades. It is marketed as ideal for hiding blemishes, age spots, redness, scars, and other imperfections without heavy cakey coverage. I do have some areas on my face that I apply extra coverage on while doing my makeup. I decided to test out this concealer on those problem areas. I'll admit, I was a little apprehensive about it, until I discovered Sheer Cover is mineral makeup. I switched to mineral makeup last year because other makeups would either cake on or would melt off in the hot weather. I applied the concealer underneath my normal makeup and loved the results. I have a bit of redness around my nose along with a few pores that I wish were smaller. This covered the redness and made my pores seem to disappear. It also covers blemishes very well. It has not caused me to breakout, which I usually do from other makeups of that consistency. 

It comes with two shades, so it will always match your skin tone. I imagine this is especially handy for those that tan during the Summer.

Sheer Cover Duo Concealer is sold in a one-month supply kit of six products and three bonus for $30.

SOYJOY Strawberry is, as the name implies, an all natural fruit and soy bar. I absolutely love SOYJOY and strawberry is my favorite. Its a moist dense bar with the texture and taste of a fruitcake, and I mean that in the best way possible. If you have ever had a good fruitcake, you know what I mean. 

It really is all natural and good for you. No artificial colors, flavors, hydrogenated oils or gluten. You can actually read the ingredient list. It is not a jumble of unpronounceable words.

Personally, when eating a bar, I mainly taste strawberry, soy, and raisins. Though there are so many other delicious flavors in there as well. Coconut, pineapple, milk chocolate, and cranberry just in the fruit flavors.

SOYJOY Bars retail for $1-1.30. They are available at SOYJOY or in a variety of stores which can be found using their store locator.

I hope you enjoyed reading my reviews! I will have part two up within a week or so, which will include Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash, ChapStick Lip SHIELD 360, and Dr. Scholl’s For Her.


  1. I really like the look of the nail wraps but I haven't been them here in the UK yet x :-)

    1. I'm not sure if Sally Hansen sells them in the UK. Several brands are coming out with nail polish strips like this.

  2. I am going to try that SOYJOY bar, it sounds great. I have had good fruit cakes, and this sounds like a great product.

    1. I love them! I'm so glad someone understands what I mean by good fruitcake. It gets a bad reputation, but if done right its delicious.