Monday, December 9, 2013

Violets Are A Bloom!

Hey everyone!! I got an early Christmas present from Influenster!! Woo Hoo!!

See these amazing goodies?!

I got them in my Influenster Violet Vox Box (#VioletVoxBox) this past weekend and well, I'm not a girl who wastes her time so I got started and enjoyed the products and because I am all kinds of awesome, here is what I think about these products, you know - someone has to do the hard work right?
(I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster)

I love dark chocolate and cherries. I am even a fan of protein and healthy eats bars but I just could not get around to liking the Soy Joy - Dark Chocolate Cherry Soy & Fruit Bar. It was just too dry and felt like I was chewing a mixture of cardboard and chalk. The chocolate flavor was "off" as well. It might be okay for some but for me, its a no go. I honestly couldn't go beyond the first bite.
(@SoyJoy / #SoyJoy #VoxJoy)

Okay, so this box could not have come at a more perfect time!! I had just spent the day with the kids and as most moms, time for a shower is well, sometimes non-existent and washing my hair? Ha! A joke! So when I saw the Not Your Mothers Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo I heard the singing choir of angels!! So, for my first attempt at a Dry Shampoo - not bad. Seeing as I have thick curly hair, combing it out was a bit of a chore but I have to say, I liked it!! My hair definitely did look and feel cleaner. I think I would use it more when I straighten my hair out to let the look last longer but this product - I definitely recommend - especially for moms. Who knew you could shampoo your hair without getting in the shower?! (@NYMBrands / #NYMCleanFreak)

I previously mentioned that my go to color for my nails has always been blue. Yeah, I've used red or silver every once in a while but that would be for special occasions only. So when I saw the purple hue in my box I was a bit hesitant at first but I said to myself - "You don't know until you try right?" so, while Mr. Big was watching TV (translate: falling asleep in front of the boob tube) I decided to take a few moments for me and try out the Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Color in the oh so violet shade known as Vanity Flare. Another hit!! I loved the fact that the color went on smoothly. The brush was not your traditional round stem brush but kinda flat so that the bristles smoothed the color on perfectly and evenly. Two coats and a few minutes later and I was done!! Very quick to dry and n need for a top coat because my nails are oh so shiny. Great for someone looking to change up their look and do it while not having to wait around all day for the paint to dry. Thumbs up in my book and I think I might have found a new color too!! ( @SallyHansen / #TripleShine )

Okay, so we all know that I have made comments about my hair and its, well, mind of its own. I have so much hair, and its curly, and well, hard to maintain that finding good products to keep it tame - well, just don't seem to work. I'm an active person and finding something that will keep my hair out of my face is very hard. I tend to use bandeaus because they are just easier to deal with. So once again, I was a bit skeptical when I saw the Goody Athletique Ouchless Headwrap but willing to give it a shot. The fact that it is adjustable is a plus and definitely that it is made of that quik dry fabric - even better! Especially on those days when I will be running (still sidelined because of my ankle). All in all it is an okay product. Doesn't blow me out of the water but serves its purpose. See? ( @GoodyHair / #GoodyAthletique )

Now, the piece de resistance!  The Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Mud Spa Masque - try and say that 5 times fast! All I have to say is spa treatment in a bag!! I'm not a mask person to be honest. The whole whip it up and lather and wait - well, not my cup of tea. Especially the mess to clean up afterwards - no thank you!! But this mask, this mask is different!! It is a clay infused fabric that leaves your skin feeling refreshed after use. Yeah, you might look like the Man in the Iron Mask while wearing it but the perks are worth it. Easy clean up, smooth skin - sold me here!! Oh and bonus - it smells good too!! Definitely worth it for a busy mom that needs a quick refresher and get away - or if you want to scare your kids into cleaning up their room! ( @MontagneJeuness / #MJClaySpas )

For my first effort on the whole Influenster Vox Box product review - I have to say, I like it!! These are amazing products and I think everyone should check them out and see for yourself. Check out Influenster too! Let them know I sent you!

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. 


  1. You got some awesome stuff in that box!

  2. That stuff is awesome! I think I'm getting my first Influenster box in a few weeks. I can't wait! I'll keep you posted on the goodies.

  3. That looks like an awesome box! I definitely need to check out that Goody headband. I'm always looking for something cute and comfortable to keep my hair out of my eyes and under control. Curly hair and humidity. Need I say more?

  4. Love the nail polish. For some reason, I've always loved blue polish on my toes. That was my "something blue" for my wedding!


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