(Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary for testing and review but my very honest and detailed opinions are expressed).
Warning: Long Post…
If you take a peek around my blog, you will see that I am apart of the Influenster network. I had another blog years ago, (before blogs were popular) and I reviewed some things from Influenster. Being that I will be in a wedding next month, I was sent the “I Do” Vox Box for review. I received this box before last weekend but I wanted some time to test the products out so I can be 100% truthful. Not everyone has “money to blow” (in my Lil Wayne voice). That being said, I’ve tried almost all of the products in this box and I must say that I love everything in this box that I’ve tried. This box is great for anyone in an upcoming wedding including any bride-to-be. Check out what I think about the products below the pictures. I absolutely love trying these boxes and sharing my point of view. Tell me if you’ve tried any similar products and if you like them or trashed them!
Sahale Snacks Company makes these cashews, packaged in individual snack sizes. That makes these perfect for on the go snacking, especially if you are aspiring to live a healthy lifestyle. They have seven flavors of these snacks. I received the Pomegranate & Vanilla Cashews to test. I have to say that I was surprised at how good these were. They are guilt free and taste so unique to other flavored nuts on the market. I gave some to my hubby to try and he loved them too!! If you are a busy bride (or a part of the bridal party) or just a healthy eater and are looking for a treat, this is worth a try. I will definitely be purchasing some on my own. The flavor is light without overwhelming the cashews. I ate the whole snack pack lol. I give this product two thumbs up!
At first sight, I thought I was supposed to add this to water. Reading is fundamental lol. More on this product below…
This pain relief “powder” is made by UrgentRx. It has the consistency of finely ground sugar but a tad more powdery. Not too much powder that can cause you to choke. The packaging is very flat and fits in the palm of your hand perfectly for discreet use. You don’t need water, just pour it into your mouth. Because of the already ready-to-dissolve formula, it works a bit faster than traditional asprin. I used it for muscle pain. I recommend this for those times of the month when cramps show up. There is caffeine in this pain reliever, another ingredient commonly used in popular pain medication for women (during that time of the month). I would recommend this however, I would use caution if you have childen in the household. I won’t say this tastes great but it has a lemon lime flavor that is sweet which is what children will be drawn to. By the way, you can taste the medicine. I still give this two thumbs up!
I have horrible issues with dry skin on my hands and hang nails (peeling skin around the nail) so I was all too happy to try the next product. Here my skin looks hydrated. By the way, I have a serious tan this year that I love. Anyway, read below the next picture for more information.
This stuff is amazing!! This is one of my favorite products in the box. I have hang nails and they hurt…badly. This cream not only moisturized my skin but my hang nails were relieved of pain as a result. Even after one hand washing, my hands remained moisturized. It lives up to its claims of relieving chapped skin. A little goes a long way. The cost is $3.99 for 2 ounces and although that may not seem like enough product, you can use this and not have to buy another for about three months (educated guess). The texture is creamy but it has the slight consistency of a typical mattifying gel. This definitely gets two thumbs up!
This foundation is by a brand of foundation that I’ve never tried, Covergirl. It is the Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation. It claims to provide luminosity and to be moisturizing to the skin. The color is what I would use in the winter months and since I have a serious tan, this color was a bit too light. I am a NC50 (MAC Cosmetics foundation reference) in the summer. The pictures for some reason show my skin a lot darker so I apologize if my complexion doesn’t look consistent with NC50. I don’t want to confuse anyone who might use these pictures as a reference for foundation color. I tested the product on my arm instead of my face. I do agree that this foundation is moisturizing. The consistency is just right for a medium coverage foundation, not too thick but not runny. The pump allows for very controlled usage and “locks” to prevent mishaps. The foundation goes on smoothly but takes a little work to blend into the skin. I used my fingers. I suggest using a Beauty Blender for use of this foundation for better application. The coverage is light to medium. As far as luminous, I see very small flecks of highlight but I will have to apply this foundation in the winter when my tan has faded to see if I notice luminosity of my skin. This foundation lasted on my arm for about 5 hours on my arm. I would venture to say you could get at least 6 hours of wear out of this foundation. I used no primer or setting powder. The finish is satin. At $11.30 a bottle, it may seem pricey but check your large value chain superstore for a cheaper price. It’s worth a shot. I’m undecided on this product. I will update this post in a few months.
The consistency is not too thick but not thin.
Let me list all the positives: gluten free, kosher, tons of fiber and protein. All reasons why I would definitely purchase this nutrition bar. It honestly tastes too good to be true. It reminds me of a rice crispy treat without the marshmallow (instead some other yummy substance) but covered in chocolate. This was my dessert. Great for those gluten intolerant/with Celiac Disease and those on the go! These are sold at Target. Two thumbs up!
Covergirl Outlast Lipstick in “Phantom Pink”
This lipstick is very moisturizing, almost like a balm. It goes on a little bit patcy but provides bold color. I would have to pair this color with a brown lip liner for personalization. My only gripe: this lipstick seems to slide off the lips. I would say it works for the wedding and pictures but after eating and drinking you’ll definitely be re-applying, maybe two or three times. Since it’s not a matte formula, this is to be expected. The smell will be all so appetizing to hubby-to-be. This lipstick smells like Starburst candy! One and a half thumbs up!
Nanoblur face moisturizer is the only product that I have not tried. I will be updating this post by Friday with my opinion.