Thursday, July 23, 2015

Influenster: Sunshine VoxBox

This box from Influenster was given free of charge in exchange for honest reviews of the products included. The following are my personal thoughts after trying the products.

The Sunshine VoxBox arrive around the 20th of July and came with a bunch of new to me items. 

Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Moisturizer- What a novel idea! I have used a few cans of spray-on sunscreen when I catch them on clearance, but honestly, I find that spray products just don't last as long as the creamy pump-it-yourself options. An honestly, one 6.5 ounce can of this spray is $6.49, while the same exact product (Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe lotion) in the 20.3 ounce pump bottle is $5.84. So you pay four times as much per ounce for spray factor. 

The product itself sprays a thin and even coat of watery lotion that rubs in without a greasy residue. Although it is slightly tacky to the touch until it dries. My hair kept getting stuck to my upper arms for a bit. The scent is a pleasant aquatic aloe that fades after a few minutes. It did provide moisture to the skin but probably wouldn't work during dry winter months. I could see this being a great product for people wanting a convenient and light moisturizer. 

Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher Leave-In Smoothing Creme- I think most curly haired gals in the 90's used Infusium 23 Leave-In Conditioner at some point. That cool water squirting out of that funny tiny spout all over your head and dripping everywhere. I loved it. And my hair, as you have heard many many times, is very dry. The first time I used this I used WAY too much (about a half dollar coin size) but it still worked great! My hair felt much softer and had less fly aways. I have since used less and it works just fine. A 4 ounce bottle is $6.99 and I would absolutely purchase this.

SinfulColors Nail Polish- SinfulColors has quite a few awesome shades in their very affordable line-up ($1.99 each). The shade I was given is Sheer Genius. And it is indeed sheer. The color is an irridescent pinky lilac with tiny blue, pink and purple glass flecks. I could see this working as a great pink for a French mani or as a layering polish. It does look beautiful on its own at three coats but still leaves visible nail line. 

The pointer finger has three coats. The middle is layered over OPI Steady As She Rose. The ring finger is layered over Cult Nails Devious Nature, and the pinky is layered over Pure Ice Black. 

Dickinson't Original Witch Hazel Refeshingly Clean Cleansing Cloths- These extra large quilted cloths are really great. I used them quite a few times to remove my makeup and just refresh my face on makeupless days. The witch hazel feels invigorating on the skin and leaves behind no residue or tightness and does not sting the eyes. The scent. It smells like apple wood smoked Tucks pads. Yes I am quite familiar with Tucks pads after pushing two humans out of my body, one with an epidural and one without. As strange as the scent is, I do not mind it at all. But then again, I enjoy strange scents. I could see smokey witch hazel being a deal breaker for some folks though. Twenty-five cloths are in a pack and run $6.99. I took my coupons to Walmart (CVS, Target and Publix) but could not find them. I will try Walgreens at some point but I usually never go to Walgreens. But I will for these.

Blue Diamond  Sriracha Almonds- Yum! These fellas are not spicy at all in case you are wondering. Just a little zippy with chili and lime flavors. A 1.5 ounce bag is about $1.59. I would totally buy these again but if you want spicy try their wasabi almonds. The salt and vinegar ones are dynamic too. The flavor of these reminds me of tamer Hot and Spicy Cheez-Its. I would buy these for a quick semi-healthy snack for sure. (240 calories in one 1.5 oz package.)

Bark Thins Snacking Chocolate- I had a run around trying to get my hands on these. I shopped Publix, Walmart, CVS and finally tracked them down on sale at Target for $3.89. I chose the flavor Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed with Sea Salt. The girls and I love them. The dark chocolate is not bitter at all and the seeds contribute a nice crunch. The sea salt is evident but not overbearing. I would buy these again and try other flavors as well. 

This Influenster Shinshine VoxBox was great fun to open and explore. Do you spy any favorites or products your would like to try? Sign up for Influenster if you haven't yet! Free is fun!


  1. I love the idea of Bark Thins, it seems like this is a new food trend! Yum! Those almonds looks delish. LOVE that they are sending Sinful Colors polish, nice!! What a great little box this time around!! I wish I could get my hands on one of these!!

    1. I want to try the milk chocolate Bark Thins. My girls gobbled them up. It was a nice little box for sure. I hope you get a fun filled box soon!!