JollyVoxBox [Product Review]

I have been a member of Influenster.com since August 2013. I found the site from looking on someone’s blog. I can’t remember who. I was curious, so I signed up. I let the account sit there for a few months. Then I decided to look into further. I answered some of the survey questions, nosed around some profiles. The only thing I really screwed up on was filling out the “Expert Badges” A member can have only 5 of these badges. So, choose wisely Padawan. 

I recieved an email from Influenster.com stating that I was eligible for a JollyVoxBox. HUH?!

Follow Catherine Martinique’s board Jolly Vox Box on Pinterest.

 

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Softlips & Bikini Ready [Review]

This is my fourth VoxBox. This is called the “Vitality Vox Box.”

Here are two of the products that were inside this box.

 

Below is a podcast giving the review. Background music provided by Jacques Bertram, Hopefall and Marcin Brzozowski

Softlips Cube

Distributed by The Mentholatum Company. This lip balm has a unique design. It’s a cube, with the balm supported by the lid. The concept is opposite of the standard lip balm products. Also comes in 3 different flavors (Pomegranate Blueberry, Fresh Mint, Vanilla Bean). Softlips product provides 5  lip cares in one. It hydrates, replenishes, smooths, protects and shines your lips.

What did I like:

  • is the unique cube design. The lip product is completely opposite of the standard lip care products [See Photo Gallery Below].
  • The scent of the Pomegranate Blueberry.
  • That I don’t use my finger to apply the product and then have to find a place to wipe my finger off on.
  • The smooth feeling that I get on my lips after applying it.

What I did NOT like:

  • Is that the product didn’t last long on my lips, had to reapply often.
  • Cube is uncomfortable to have in a jeans pocket.
  • Price – retails for $3.49

I would buy this if I was in desperate need for lip balm, which has happened in the past. I must have some sort of lip moisture on. I do not like chapped, dry lips. I wear it 24/7. I will probably keep my Softlips cube in my mechanics bag on my Harley. It will serve its purpose, sun protection & hydration. Those are the important things.

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Bikini Ready Energy Gummies

Manufactured for Inergetics, Inc. These sugar-coated gummies aid in boosting your metabolism and increasing your energy. Only 45 calories per gummie. You get your vitamin B12 and caffeine and that’s where your energy comes from. This product is meant to be used with a healthy diet and an exercise program. A bottle of 50 gummies run about $15.

What I did like:

  • Is that the gummies really do give you that “burst” of energy. I ate them in the late afternoon to get me over that hump, carry me through the low part of the day when I wanna fall asleep.
  • Tastes pretty decent for 50 mg of caffeine. There is a slight bitter taste, but you do know it’s got few ingredients.
  • There are 3 different flavors inside the bottle. There are 50 gummies in the bottle.

What I did NOT like:

  • Nothing.

Would I buy this product in the future? Probably.

 

 

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Rimmel ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara [Review]

I'm a Winner I received ScandalEyes Mascara (Extreme Black 003) by Rimmel London from Influenster as a gift for blogging about the JollyVoxBox.  I will start by saying I was thrilled to read that I was getting another product. Upon first seeing this product I wasn’t to thrilled on the background design. The design of the colors with a bull eyes effect. I just think it looks a bit too busy. However its very easy to open.

I received this product as a complimentary gift. I found that the price varies depending on where you shopping. The price ranged from $3.50 to as high as $12.00. I would pay $3-4 but not $12 for this product.

ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara by Rimmel London. The front of the package.

ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara by Rimmel London. The front of the package.

ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara. The back of the package.

ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara. The back of the package.

 

This product is

  • Made by Rimmel London  in England
  • For a bold look to your eyelashes by adding volume to your lashes. (with only one – two applications)
  • Available in only two shades of Black & Extreme Black 003
  • Not waterproof (there is a waterproof version of this mascara)
  • Has a thick & wet texture
  • 0.9 x 4.9 x 0.9 inches
  • States that it is “suitable for sensitive eyes.”

 

ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara by Rimmel London

ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara by Rimmel London

After opening the mascara tube, I noticed that there is a lot of thick mascara on the applicator tip itself. One should be careful applying this mascara. Applying too much at one time could result in clumping, matting and just a messy look. Apply a light coating at first continue with second & third coat to get the full effect.

ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara by Rimmel London. The tip of the mascara applicator.

ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara by Rimmel London. The tip of the mascara applicator.

There is a noticeable difference in the eyelashes after using ScandalEyes Mascara. My eyelashes were darker, thicker looking. Since the applicator brush is hour-glass shaped with a round edge it may difficult to reach the inner eyelashes. The middle and end lashes benefit the most for this product. 

ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara by Rimmel London. Comparing the size to other mascara products

ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara by Rimmel London. Comparing the size to other mascara products

My Personal Experience: I didn’t like this product at first because it seemed so thick & wet that it went on too thick. I had to scale back on how much I was applying.  The tube is a bit chunky, about 5 inches in length. The one thing that I truly loved about this product is that I can take a nap wearing it and do not have to worry about waking up with raccoon eyes. There is minimal flaking, no smearing. Just a little touch up and I was good to go again. It did make my eyelashes seem to be thicker &  fuller. The effect longs a few hours, touch up will be needed.  It is messy to wash off, the longer I wore it the more flaking I did notice. It will leave a nice black rub mark on your finger if you rub your eye.  I wouldn’t have purchased this to start, however, I might consider purchasing it now after I have had the opportunity to use it. It’s just that it’s still a bit pricey for me.