Influenster Jolly Vox Box

I just received my complimentary December Jolly VoxBox from Influenster so I am just going to take a moment and review a few of the wonderful products on this blog posts (instead of individually like I usually do). So I’m sorry in advance for the long post. 

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Jolly VoxBox from Influenster

1) NYC HD Color Trio, $2.99: I received this eye shadow from Influenster in the “Long Beach Sands” color.  It comes with three different shades of brown and lists how to use each shade: Highlighter, All over lid, and crease; and includes a brush as well. The shadow is very easy to apply.  I never wear eye shadow, though, so some of the descriptions were a little new to me. For example, i dont know what a highlighter is for an eye shadow and how to use it but with a simple Google search, it all made sense.  Another aspect of this is that it is brown eye shadow. I have brown hair and brown eyes so i typically don’t think I would wear brown shadow because it would look weird on me but I guess it is better for the “natural” look. I would recommend this though! Eye shadow is eye shadow.

2) Puffs Plus Lotion To-Go Packs, $0.49/single pack: This is just your ordinary tissues to use on the go.  They are compact so they easily fit into a small purse and have lotion so they are easy on the nose. Also definitely recommend.

3) Skinny Cow “Devine filled Chocolates candy” in Peanut Butter Cream, $3.99/box: Overall, these are pretty good and very filling. However, it was kinda salty and I don’t really like salty things.  The outside was chocolate and the inside was filled with peanut butter.  I would recommend this but just be aware of the salt flavor that is associated with it.

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Skinny Cow Candy: $3.99/box, $1.09/single bar or pouch

4) Rimmel London NEW Show Off Lip Lacquer; $5.49-$5.99: I received this lip “lacquer” in the 500 Luna shade. The lip gloss is not sticky, which is always a plus, and is also long-lasting. The only con that I can see with this is the smell, but all lip glosses have a weird smell, and also the shade I was sent is very wrong for my skin tone, almost like a costume-y shade. It’s like a bright orange almost, I posted a photo below, though it’s hard to really tell. I’d only recommend this color if you are going for a Halloween look or if there are other, better colors- I have not researched the other colors they carry.  

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A little orange, no?

NYC New York Color Big Bold Gloss

I received the product, NYC New York Color Big Bold Gloss, complimentary from Influenster for testing and reviewing purposes. I will start off by saying I LOVE the color. It looks great and matches my skin well.  The lip gloss is advertised as plumping and it does a pretty good job with this. I will say, though, that I have used better plumping glosses but this still worked great and fit well with my wardrobe. I only needed to put a little on and it lasted for hours! Love it. Definitely recommend it.I wish I could tell you the color I have but I can’t find it on the product :/Snapshot_20131115

Slim-Fast Strawberries ’N’ Cream Shake

This is the latest product that i received courtesy of the Influenster vox box program. The directions said that I needed to mix the shake with other ingrediants in order to make it taste better. I can honestly say, I was not too thrilled that these ingrediants were not included because I am a poor college student who doesn’t have money to go out and buy a whole lot of ingredients to use just once. I did go out and get them though, much to my dismay.  

The shake itself said that it is not recommended to drink it on its own and needs to be mixed with something.  Since I didn’t want to spend money on rum, I made the Sassy Strawberry Colada Mocktail.  This calls for the shake to be blended with fresh pineapple, whole strawberries, coconut extract, and ice cubes.  I did not put in a whole lot of coconut since I am not a fan of the taste.  When it was all blended, I served some just to me and my boyfriend, I didn’t want to throw a whole party just to try this shake haha. Overall, the drink was a little bland for our liking, maybe if we had put in the coconut it would have tasted better but, again, no likey coconut.  I am really not a huge fruit drink fan either so that also played a role in me not really enjoying the drink.  I wish I would have gotten the cappucino delight or chocolate flavor, I definitely would have enjoyed those a lot more.

Overall, the drink was just meh.  Nothing too special. Given, it is a drink to help you lose weight and control appetite. I did not try enough of it to see if it actually did control appetite and obviously I couldn’t test whether it helped me lose weight since I only had one. 

Overall, if you like fruity drinks, go for this one. It’s healthy and very fruity.  It also comes with a variety of recipes to mix with the shake, since it is not recommended to drink the shake alone. It personally wasn’t my favorite, but that’s just because I don’t like fruity flavors. You should definitely try it!  

More recipes to use: http://wow.slim-fast.com/cocktailrecipes.pdfImage

Product Details: purchase from most convenience stores for approximately $10, may vary by region, 10 oz. in packs of 8

**This post was created in connection with my appointment as a SlimFast Ambassador.**

*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes*