Tuesday, November 26, 2013

My 2013 #VarsityVoxBox Review


Disclaimer: I was provided a Varsity VoxBox from Influenster.com in order to facilitate this honest review on The Eclectic Element. All opinions are 100% mine and mine alone unless otherwise stated. Please do your own research before committing to purchase a product or service as your opinions may vary.



Influenster.com is at it again with their latest VoxBox creation, the Varsity VoxBox! Back in February I was sent the Sweetheart VoxBox and I had a lot of fun being able to try out and review all the neat things that came in it so recently given the opportunity, I went ahead and signed up to see what goodies I'd get in the Varsity VoxBox!

"Work Hard. Play Hard. No one does it like you. Your course load is full and your pockets are light, but you're still livin' the dream. This Varsity VoxBox is for the sleepless nights spent studying, partying, and making memories to last a lifetime."

Ready to take a look into what I received? All 5 products and my thoughts on them are below!



Airheads Xtremes Bites--$1.69 per bag 


While this is a natural and organic website and this product is obviously NOT natural and organic, I must say for a now-and-again treat, this is definitely something I'd add to my cheat list. While I remember some Airheads candies being strongly sour, these new Airheads Xtremes Bites are definitely what they advertise: "a perfect balance of sweet and sour." Found in a 60oz bag, these Rainbowberry Xtremes come in individual 'belts' that are perfect for portioning and/or sharing if you're so inclined. The boyfriend says he quite enjoyed this as well!

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Tide Pods

Tide pods are the only unique 3 in 1 detergent that contains a detergent, stain fighter, AND brightener all in one little neat package, or 'pod'. At first, I was a little skeptical about this particular product; do you really just plop the thing in your washer and you're good to go? Yes my friends, it is that easy! After I washed and dried my laundry and as I was putting it away I noticed two things: the fresh scent my laundry had and how extremely soft my laundry was. This is definitely a product I will get again!

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NYC New York Color Big Bold Plumping & Shine Lip Gloss--$3.99

I'm not a big lip gloss person so I wasn't quite sure how I was going to fair with this product that came in my Varsity VoxBox but I must say, even though it's not natural which is a disappointment, I really did like it! Not only was it a beautiful color that suited me, it really did seem to plump up my lips which really did surprise me. The only thing that I wasn't the biggest fan of was, aside from being non-natural, it didn't seem to last as long as it was advertised to. 10 to 15 minutes tops and you'd have to re-apply. Regardless, I will continue to use this until it's done!

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Kiss Nail Dress--$6.99

Out of the whole Varsity VoxBox of goodies that came, the Kiss Nail Dress was the one thing that was less then satisfying. I'm not really prone on doing my nails regardless of lacquer, nailpolish, or stick-ons but when I'm feeling a little girly, I opt for the easiest of all three. While the design is really very awesome and these are said to be quick and easy to apply in 'no time at all', I found them to be confusing, hard to use, and not at all user friendly. That's unfortunately why you only see one (badly applied) toe nail done because I just got too frustrated to try and use the rest.

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Clearasil Daily Clear Refreshing Superfruit Wash--$6.49

I'm always on the lookout for good facial products so I was pretty excited to be able to try out Clearasil's Refreshing Superfruit Wash! Again, not as natural as I'd prefer, but with that being said it wasn't too bad. Very easy to apply, refreshing scent unlike some beauty products that smell too chemically for my taste, and left my skin feeling clean for quite awhile! The only bad thing is I did feel like it dried out my face a little so using it the recommended once a day wasn't optimal for me. Every other day or a couple times a week was good enough for me!

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3 comments:

Krafty Max said...

oh my goodness, those products all look great, but for me, I love that lip gloss!!! And my daughter would love the nail art....thank you so much for the reviews!! ~KM

Marie Moody said...

Lovin' the nails press ons... gee where's mine? hehehehe With Dave laid off right now no more manicure & pedicures for me for a long while I'm afraid. Going to need this do-it-yourself stuff! Thanks for sharing, and a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. muuuwwwahhhhh!

Crocheted Little Things said...

I personally loved my stick ons from kiss that I got during the summer!

And I agree about the Tide pods! The only thing I don't like about it, it's the price LOL