Saturday, July 28, 2012

Summer Beauty VoxBox

From other bloggers and Twitter friends I discovered Influenster. I'm a sucker for free stuff so I joined up and started earning badges. I was so, so excited when I heard I qualified for the Summer Beauty Voxbox and I was even more excited the day we got back from the hospital with Fynn and my box was here. Now of course all of these products were free samples, but the opinions I've written about here are 100% honest and my real thoughts on the products tried.

Quaker Soft Baked Bar in Banana Nut Bread: Yum! It looked so good that I didn't even get a "before" picture, and it didn't fail to impress. It really tasted like Banana bread. I  wanted to go buy more, but Drew looked at them at the store and they're relatively expensive for what you get. So maybe we'll buy them sometime when they go on sale.

Sally Hansen Nails & Cuticles Hand Cream: This stuff is great. It leaves your hands soft and smooth without being greasy or gross. AND it keeps your hands smooth for a long time. 

Clear Scalp and Hair Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner: I was curious about this stuff because I kept seeing the commercials that made it sound oh-so-amazing. Not gonna lie, it's pretty good. Not sure if it made my hair any healthier, as the little sample bottles were only good for two uses. However, the stuff smells amazing and my hair was very smooth and soft after using, so it seems to have promise. 

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Sunblock: Funny story about this one. I thought it was just lotion at first because the sunscreen part is written in teeny-tiny print, so I put in on my arms. It mosturizes REALLY well. I don't know how good the sunblock part is, since I'm only out in the sun for about 10 minutes a day (cause of the whole being a hermit thing) but it smells amazing, like summer in a bottle! 

Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Polish: I actually had to Google this stuff to figure out what was so special about it, because the directions on teh back are super tiny, but it's really cool. You paint your nails once. Then you do a thick second coat and hold the magnet (found in the cap) next to your cuticles. Now, I did my toenails because I didn't want to paint my finger nails right now since my fingers end up in and around the baby's mouth quite often, so I did my toenails instead (yes, I know I have funky toes, and unfortunately poor Fynn inherited my toes... poor baby)  Something in the polish reacts to the magnet and creates these really cool designs on it. Not gonna lie, this stuff was hard... or maybe I'm just stupid. The first foot I did came out like crap and I was all "product fail" but then I decided to try again on the other foot and realized that it was just an Amanda fail that first time around. The secret is that you have to let the first coat dry really well and then use just the right amount on the second coat... it's a learned process. The picture is not amazing (neither is my hack job of nail painting) but you get the picture and it's really pretty cool in person with the waves in it. Next time I want to try moving the magnet around to see if I get some different swirls and waves in it. I also want to try it with a different color as the base coat to see if I can get a cool pattern going. 

Tampax and Always Radiant collection. I love the adorable little pouch this came in. It matches my diaper bag AND it's really cute. I'm not quite sure what's different about the Radiant collection besides the bag since all the products seem the same as they usually are. 

That was my first Voxbox... I can't wait to get more and try out some more free stuff... I love me some free stuff :) 


  1. That fingernail polish is surprising! Who thinks of that?

  2. That's interesting. I've never heard of VoxBox, but it sounds fun!


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