To start out this post, I would like to say that I have been an active member of influenster for a couple months now, which is a website where you review products and provide feedback for companies. Occasionally, you will be sent free samples that they believe apply to you and your lifestyle. This past month, I received the Bloom VoxBox, which contained a few items for me to review. I want to be completely transparent with my readers, and let you know that even though I didn’t purchase these products myself, I would never write a dishonest review just to please a brand. All opinions are my own, but I want to clear up any misconceptions. If you would like to see the product reviews I write as part of the online community, you can click the orange circular influenster widget in my sidebar to the left, towards the bottom.
Now, onto the fun part! Here is what the box looked like:
Cute right?! Anyways, I received a total of 6 products in my box. Below I will list each one and list my full impressions on them. I haven’t totally had time to test each one for an extended period, but I will come back and edit the post with updates in a couple weeks. The box came with a nice little card that explained what the Bloom Voxbox is and a listing of the different products I was getting, as well as the full-sized value:
Secret Outlast Xtend Deodorant
I have been a Secret fan for many years. Only recently have I switched over to using Old Spice deodorants (yes, I use the girly-scented male deodorants. They work so much better!), but for all of middle school and high school before then I was consistently using Secret deodorants. This one has a really nice, fresh scent that is not too overpowering, and kept me smelling fresh all day (even through a big exam, and those make me nervous). It also held up great at the gym, as all Secret deodorants have for me. I think I will keep this little sample one in my book-bag for those tragic days when you forget to put on deodorant running out the door… It claims to have 48-hour protection, so even though I wouldn’t go 48 hours without showering/reapplying deodorant, it holds up well through a long day of hard work.
Sinful Colors Kylie Jenner “Bling it On” Polish
This is a really pretty color, but I have to say I’m disappointed with the opacity. Even with three coats it is still see-through, but the blue tint and glitter would be pretty over another nail polish, or fine as long as you don’t mind seeing your nail. I was able to get a fairly opaque color with 3 coats, but you could still see the nail somewhat. I’ll find some way to make it work for summer! Here is the link to Kylie’s line with Sinful Colors online.
Sunbelt bakery granola bar
I was a little surprised to see this product in the Voxbox, because I didn’t know that there could be all sorts of different kinds of items. It turned out to be one of my favorites! It was so yummy, and it is all natural and fresh. It was chewy and a little soft, and there was a lot of coconut in it as well (but not the pointy flakes, all very smooth). I really enjoyed this snack, and I would definitely repurchase them, especially since they are reasonably priced compared to Fiber One bars or the Kashi bars (which I love, but when you’re on a school budget like I am you can’t always afford the fancy things). All in all, I definitely recommend these! Let me know what stores you can find Sunbelt items in, I’ve never seen them around.
Not Your Mothers “Plump For Joy” hair thickening spray
I’ve enjoyed how this has worked in my hair. I have fairly thick hair as it is, so I didn’t notice a large difference in volume, but it made my hair super soft and shiny, and it smells very nice and tropical. I have short hair, so I’m afraid to put too much in and that it will weigh it down/make it greasy. All in all, this is a nice product, but probably better suited for someone with longer and thinner hair than mine. Click here to learn more about this product.
Nuxe Dry Oil
This is 100% my favorite product that I received in my Bloom Voxbox. I’ve never tried any other products from Nuxe, but I have heard of the brand and I knew that it was a higher-end line of products. This stuff is seriously sooo nice. For the past few days, I’ve been using it as a face and cuticle moisturizer, and it sinks into the skin so well without the greasy feel that most oils leave behind. Also, the smell is DIVINE. Like if Nuxe sells a perfume with the same scent as this oil I might buy it. It’s very hard to describe, so I looked at Nuxe’s website and this is what they say: “It features sparkling top notes of bergamot and orange blossom, followed by enveloping notes of rose and magnolia, and then gentle notes of vanilla and coconut milk. Succumb to this subtle floral, sandy, sunny scent that transports you to summer.” I honestly will probably purchase the full size of this oil when I run out of the sample. It makes my skin feel incredible, and I want to try mixing it in with my foundation as well. Here is the link to learn more about this product.
Cutex nail polish remover wipes
These are a great option for busy girls on the go like me. I love wearing fun nail polish, but it is not always work-appropriate. Either the color is too flashy, or its beginning to chip. If you have a big meeting, you want to make a good impression, not look like a girl who doesn’t know how to keep up on her nails! You can just throw one of these wipes in your purse and there really is enough remover to get the polish off all your nails–they are very saturated. I have no complaints about this, and will likely repurchase to leave in my purse and office drawer.
I also received an ad for the rest of Kylie Jenner’s line with Sinful Colors, so for the sake of completeness here it is:
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