Friday, July 5, 2013

Sunkissed VoxBox

Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

I recently received influenster's Sunkissed VoxBox.  Influenster is a free to join online community of members who give opinions on various products.  As a contributing member of Influenster, you get the chance to share your knowledge and know-how with other like-minded people. One way is through testing products sent in the VoxBox.

This is the second box that I have received from influenster.  You can read my post on the Fall Beauty Bloggers VoxBox HERE.

The Sunkissed VoxBox is all about summer and staying sunkissed. There were four products in the the box; Dr. Scholl's for Her High Heel insoles, Olay Fresh Efforts BB Cream, Goody Ouchless Ribbon Elastics, and SinfulColors SinfulShine with Gel Tech nail polish.

Dr. Scholl's for Her High Heel insoles helps prevent foot pain caused by high heels and is proven to improve the way you feel in heels.  They have a unique ultra-soft FabuSTEP® gel arch that shifts pressure off your ball of foot for immediate and all day comfort.  These insoles are said to stay firmly in place and are removable without damage to shoes.  They have a slim design that won't make your shoes feel tight and are practically invisible, even in strappy heels

I have used these in the past as I used to wear 4" heels almost every day.  Now that I am older, I try not to wear anything higher than 3", but even that can cause added pressure on the balls of your feet.  These do add some additional support and cushion for my feet, making it much easier to stay on my feet for long periods of time.  

Olay Fresh Effects is a new the skincare line that is said to keep up with you. With products to deep clean, hydrate and refresh your skin, you can stay sparkling all day and all night.  

I have heard some great things about this line since it came out, but haven't tried anything before this bb cream.  Since I am always looking for a bb cream that is going to match myself and give me decent coverage, I was excited to try this. 

Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream comes in two shades, Fair to Light and Light to Medium.  I received the light to medium shade.  This is a little lighter than other light to medium bb creams that I have tried, so it would probably be too light for complexions darker than mine. It smells great and provides decent coverage for a bb cream.  It heard up for a few hours, but that is all I really need/want a bb cream as I usually use them on the weekends running errands or shopping. 

Goody Ouchless Ribbon Elastics are a good alternative to regular hair elastics.  Because they are flat and ribbon-like they don't snag the hair, are comfortable to wear, and don't create that crease when you take your hair down from a ponytail. They also fit nicely on the wrist when not wearing and don't dig into your skin.

I have used ribbon elastics before and these are pretty comparable to other brands.  Like other ribbon elastics, I don't find them to keep your style all day.  My hair usually falls after some time.  These are a bit stronger and sturdier than other ties I have used.  I also really like the colors I received.

SinfulColors SinfulShine with Gel Tech nail polish is sold exclusively at Walgreens.  The Gel Tech technology formula is said to provide opulent, rich color and a brilliant shine finish.  With 32 colors in the collection, there is a color for occasion.

I received this polish in Most Sinful.  It is an electric/almost neon blue.  It is not a color that I would wear, so I actually ended up going to Walgreens and buying this formula in the color Yours Truly, which is a medium toned pink.  I wore the polish for about a day.  I was impressed with how shiny my nails looked.  The color was a little streaky with two coats, but I didn't used a base coat so perhaps a base would even it out a bit.  While the formula is Gel Tech, it doesn't claim to be extended wear, and  it isn't.  My nails chipped after a few hours.  I wanted to test the polish on its own so I did not use top coat with this either, so I probably could have gotten a day or so out of it had I used a top coat.

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