Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Inluenster Latina Beauty Voxbox

Hello again!

I'm so glad you're here! The Beauty Addict returns once again to share another wonderful experience! To be honest, I've been dying to share this with you. Today's review is all about influenster.comThis is a website dedicated to the fun and flirty little fashionista in all of us! Here you can rate and review various featured products while collecting badges in various categories to be qualified for free – YES FREE – full sized products to rate and review! If you are selected, you get sent a Voxbox full of great products that range from cosmetics to food!
This month I was very lucky to receive a Voxbox geared towards Latina beauties, and being one myself I was anxious to see what was in store for me! As soon as I got my box I squealed in excitement and opened it like a kid at Christmas! 

my goody box, all compliments of influenster.com!

In my Voxbox, I received a travel sized bottle of Bath and Body Works Twilight Woods fragrance (3oz), a sample bag of tampax/always radiant products that came in an adorable pink clutch purse, a travel sized bottle of Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration spf30 sunscreen (3oz), a box of Veet ready to use leg waxing strips, a box of new Always Infinity Radiant scented pads, and a tube of NYC’s Liquid Lip Shine in “Nude York City”. It also came with a little card giving descriptions of each product and their retail price, which I think is awesome, it shows you just how valuable your box is! And now on to the review!

Bath and Body Works Twilight Woods Shower Gel ($5.00 for 3oz, $11.00 for 10oz)

I am a huge Bath and Body Works junkie! Every time I go I find it difficult not to leave without a few things, and the constant sales they throw are an even bigger tease, so I can never resist!
My Voxbox had a travel sized shower gel of one of their signature scents, Twilight Woods. It has a woody/musky fragrance that smells very subtle, and leaves skin feeling soft and nourished. You don’t need a lot of it either, it has a rich lather.  Just pour a small amount onto a bath pouf, lather, and you’re good to go! I have used plenty of other scents from Bath and Body Works, but never this one. Musky notes have never been my thing, but I am glad I got to try this one finally. It isn’t too strong, and on my skin it lightens up more, I love it! I will be buying this scent on my next visit, along with a few favorites more than likely. Curse you Bath and Body works for your awesomeness!

You can find this scent in stores and on the Bath and Body Works website

Always/Tampax Radiant Sample Box (prices vary)

I loved the little clutch the products came in! It makes that time of the month more comfortable and private for us ladies, and gives you a dash of extra flare as well! This little clutch was packed with feminine products, as well as a mini coupon book.

clutch contents: purse, 1 scented pad, 3 unscented liners, 2 tampons on different sizes, booklet of coupons
I must admit, before sampling the tampons I was terrified. I’ve never used them before, I’ve heard horror stories, and I’ve imagined it being a rather uncomfortable experience. But while this sample was my first attempt ever at using one of these, I am pleasantly surprised at how much comfort I experienced! First of all, the instructions were very simple to understand, making the rest a cakewalk. I did not feel any discomfort during use, so for a first attempt I was ecstatic!
On the whole, I liked the tampons (the size I used, anyway), but I cannot see myself implementing It permanently into my routine. While they were comfortable, I am content with pads, and don’t see a need for me to reach for tampons just yet. I will consider using them for times I feel I cannot use a pad, but probably no more than that. But for all you tampon users out there, check them out, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!

Always Radiant Infinity Pads ($6.99)

I have been using Always Infinity Pads for a long time. They are incredibly comfortable, lightweight, and super absorbent. Always Radiant pads are the exact same great product, but lightly scented. They smell very nice, very clean and feminine. I like the added scent, I believe it helps us ladies to feel more confident and not embarrassed or feeling like you’d rather crawl into a hole for 7 days! 

love the cute packaging!

i love that they specify which end goes where. lord knows i've made the mistake with other pads!
They’re made from a soft and durable yet thin foam material that moves with you and keeps you dry for a long time. Here's a diagram from Always explaining how it works:

These pads are a bit smaller than the ones I usually use, but they’re perfect for those lighter days, and I will definitely be buying more of these!

You can find these at most drugstores and other retailers!

Veet Ready To Use Leg Waxing Strips ($9.99)

I thought the idea of instant waxing without a trip to the salon was great, so I was excited to try these out at home!

two strips stuck together
The box contains 40 wax strips and 6 wipes for easy cleanup afterwards. Two strips are stuck together, so all you need to do is rub the strips in your hands for a few seconds to warm up the wax, stick it to the desired area of your leg, wait about 5 minutes, and let it rip! I waxed my legs, and I was so happy with the results! I felt virtually no pain, and cleanup was so simple. My legs didn’t get irritated either, and having sensitive skin myself I was very pleased.
Fortunately for me, the hair on my legs is pretty light, but it makes showing my results very difficult. Luckily I also have the most awesome boyfriend, and he volunteered to take one for the team so I could show you how well the strips work! 

thumbs up for my boyfriend! <3
Unfortunately, we couldn't show the end result, his skin flared up quite a bit, his skin is way more sensitive than mine, and it took a while for the redness to dissipate. So if your skin is very sensitive, I would not recommend you use these. But if your skin is able to handle it, this  is a great product, and I will most definitely be getting more!

These are available at most drugstores and other retailers!

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration spf30 Sunscreen ($7.99 for full sized bottle)

I love this sunscreen! Before getting this sample, I had discovered it originally at Walgreens, were they were having a mini sale on sunscreen and razors, buy one get one free. I was able to mix and match, so I bought the spf12 version along with some Shick razors. In the past 2-3 years I have apparently a mild photosensitivity, which makes my skin blister into tiny white bubbles and itch like hell. When they subside, they leave sections of my forearms a shade lighter than my olive tone. Since using this sunscreen I don’t feel as itchy, and the bubbles don’t really develop as much. It has also somewhat improved the light spots of my sun damaged skin. I actually had no idea this sunscreen came in a higher spf, so I was really excited.
It smells great, kind of like cocoa butter, vanilla and shea, and has a cute “silk” swirl wrapped around the sunscreen. It’s a bit oily, but to me that just means I don’t have to use much, thus making the bottle last longer! Definitely worth the money, I will be buying this again!

You can find this sunscreen at most drugstores and other retailers.

NYC New York Color Liquid Lip Shine, “Nude York City”      

I have never used a nude lip color before this one, so I was a little leery about trying this I have to admit. It isn’t that I don’t like the color, I just never believed it would look good on me. After trying this color I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. It smells nice, like vanilla, and goes on nicely. It took only one tube dip to cover my lips. It isn’t as sticky as I thought it’d be, and lasts a good while. I was able to drink without it coming off, too. So all in all I’d say I was very happy with this product, and for the price it’s worth a try! I may or may not be buying this, I usually prefer reds, but this would be good for those days that I prefer to go natural.

without Liquid Lip Shine

with Liquid Lip Shine

This is available at most drugstores and other retailers.

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