Influenster Sunkissed VoxBox

I joined Influenster a while back and they sent me a summer box called Sunkissed VoxBox.  If you want to check it out or sign up head over to their website HERE.









These are called Sinful Shine and is a limited edition collection exclusive to Walgreens.  They are $2.99 each.




Spitfire 3 coats with topcoat.  A purpley pink.  The formula is nice and smooth, was easy to apply.  The color is a bit light in this photo, it is more accurate in the bottle shot above.  It is too cool toned for me and made my skin look reddish.

I was confused by the name Gel Tech.  Anyone that knows a thing or two about nail polish will instantly think, gel nail polish?  I wanted to know more, but after browsing Sinful Colors website for a while there was no information about Gel Tech, except that it's a formula description that is super shiny.  In fact I will quote the website: "5x more glossy than a patent leather shoe".  

I was only able to wear this polish for 24 hours so I cannot comment on the wear.  During my 1 day it looked great without any chips.  For the $2.99 price tag, this is a decent polish.


I do not own a pair of heels, but I do use a Dr. Scholls insoles for tired feet: http://www.drscholls.com/Products/ForHer16HourInsoles
I put them in my shoes and it changed my life!  I could walk longer without any sore feet and it just felt so good.  I also think it helped me not get a backache from standing too long.  So anyway, I'm not raving about these high heel insoles, but I would highly recommend the ones that I linked above for other shoes like sneakers or casual shoes.  I will try to revisit these high heel insoles if I ever get a pair of heels.











Oil of Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream.  I made a video of my applying this bb cream only to find out afterwards that I was zoomed in too far!  Oh well, hopefully the pictures will be enough.

My first impression when I applied this to the back of my hand was that it was smelly.  It has a perfumey fragrance, almost floral.  It is not an unpleasant scent, but it was too strong for me.  I could still smell it an hour after applying.

The texture of this bb cream was very thin.  I could tell the coverage was going to be sheer. This is my second western bb cream I have tried.  My first being Urban Decays BB cream.  How disappointed I was with UD bb cream is a whole other story.

I own several Asian BB creams, including ones by Missha, Skin79 and Dr. Jarts.    They all provide decent coverage and SPF.  The Oil of Olay one by comparison feels more like a tinted moisturizer.

The shade I was sent was Light to Medium, which I think was suited my NC20 skintone.  In my no makeup photo I am only wearing moisturizer and I am a bit shiny.  Even though the coverage was too sheer for me, it did cover up minor redness but not my dark eyes. This has a very dewy finish, personally I would apply a finishing powder but for the review I only applied the bb cream.

After applying to my face, I started to feel a burning sensation to my eyes.  I wear glasses and some products do burn extra for me because my glasses cause them to stay concentrated and fume up near my eyes if that makes any sense.    This continued to burn my eyes, even into my 2 hour mark.  At this point I had to go to the bathroom and remove my make up.  I had tears streaming down my cheeks.  After washing my face I had to flush my eyes with water.

This burning was probably an allergic reaction, I'm not sure.  I haven't heard of anyone else experiencing the burning sensation of the eyes so most likely you won't have to worry.

Pros:
  • Easy to apply
  • Can be purchased at any drugstore in the US
  • SPF 15


Cons:
  • Scent is fairly strong
  • Very sheer coverage. If you have any major imperfections or dark circles to cover up you will need to use concealer
  • Left my face feeling oily
The bottom line:  too strong-scented and hardly provides any coverage.  I will stick to my favorite BB creams by Skin79 and Missha.






The final product in my VoxBox were these elastics by Goody.  These type of ties are very popular nowadays and I had purchased some by Emi Jay last year.  In this picture you can see a side by side comparison.  My Emi Jays are slightly bigger and are much more elastic.

The Goodys have very little elastic give unfortunately for my thick Asian hair.  I like to use them to tie a ponytail but I could only loop my hair twice, and I could not get a third one in.  What this means for me is that the Goody elastic will not hold a sturdy ponytail for me.


Here I am wearing a ponytail with 2 loops.  If I shook my head it would come loose.  Major bummer for me because I must wear all of my hair up for work.  I tried tying up a bun, but the same thing happened, it was too loose to hold it tight.  Without much elastic give, these ties do not work for my hair.  If you have medium to thin hair, these may work for you.

Pros:

  • Very affordable around $3.00 USD
  • Can wear on wrist for a cute look
Cons:
  • Not much elasticity 
  • May not work on thicker hair


So that's it for my VoxBox review.  It was a bummer half the items did not work for me but I do hope it helps you.

Sent to me by Infuenster to review.





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