Here's what came in the Holiday Vox Box and what I thought about each item:
*NYC New York Liquid Color Lipshine
For a lip gloss, I love it. It's glossy and just the right amount of sticky, it smells good (weird, but important), and the color is a delicious nude. It doesn't have a lot of staying power--that's the only downside. But isn't that true of any lipgloss?
*Kiss Nail Dress:
To be perfectly honest, I haven't used these yet. BUT--I've used Kiss Nail Dress before, and they're good. Like all the nail strips I've tried, they stay on a long time and they look great. These are unique in that they're bumpy so you can't help but touch them . . . all the time. Which can get annoying. But they look great! I think I'm gonna sport them for the Superbowl. Over maroon. Go Niners!
*Goody Quikstyle Brush
This was one of my favorite things in the box. I'd been wanting to try it anyway, so it was especially exciting to find in the VoxBox. Does it work? Wellllllll . . . kinda. I think so. At least for the first few uses. The first time I used it to brush my hair while I was blow drying it, I thought it was great. The more I use it, however, the more the "towel" pieces between the bristles get pressed down close to the brush back and lose their efficacy. Still, I think it's a good brush, and I certainly don't think it adds to the time it takes to get your hair dry. I think I'd buy it again.
*Quaker Real Medley Oatmeal +
This was super easy to make, healthy, and totally delicious. Affordable, too! If there weren't more ingredients than I could memorize after a glance, it would get a 10 out of 10. Nevertheless, I will certainly buy these again. So good, and no need to add anything!
*Montagne Jeunesse Face Masque
Loved it! I don't do face masks nearly enough. This one was easy, affordable, and made my face feel super soft. I'll definitely be buying this one again. My skin felt extremely tight as it was drying, but it was worth it when I washed the masque off . . . so smooth and soft. And I've seen this brand available in lots of stores!
*Sole Society Coupon
I didn't try this. I'm trying hard not to spend a lot these days, and even though the coupon was a deal, I still didn't feel compelled to buy a pair of shoes I haven't seen in person. If you've bought a pair from Sole Society, though, I'd love to hear about it!
I also haven't tried this. While I'm a little wary of energy drinks or powders, I'm willing to give this one a shot on a particularly draggy day. I drink a lot of coffee in the morning--and I love it--but sometimes I drag in the afternoon. Usually I solve that by getting another coffee, but I'm looking forward to trying the natural energy EBOOST as an alternative.
Let me know if you've tried any of these products. And thanks to Influenster for sending all of this my way!
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