Influenster Varsity Voxbox

Hi all,

I got another voxbox from Influenster recently, and I’ve been trying out the products so I can show you what I got along with some first impressions! If you don’t know what Influenster is, check out my first voxbox post for a description. Essentially, these products were sent to me for reviewing purposes, but as always, this review will contain my honest experiences and opinions.

Now for the box…

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The box came with “college essentials.” Here’s a list of the products and their retail value:

  • 3 small samples and coupons for Clearasil Daily Clear Refreshing Superfruit Wash – the bottle costs $6.49
  • Airheads Xtreme Bites – $1.69 for a 6 oz. bag
  • Kiss Nail Dress – $6.99 at Walgreens
  • NYC New York Color Big Bold Plumping & Shine Lip Gloss – $3.99
  • 1 Tide Pods capsule – not sure of the retail price

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Clearasil Cleanser

I’ve only gotten to use this a couple of times, but I think I really like it! It’s a gentle gel cleanser with “superfruit” extracts, vitamin B3, and 1% salicylic acid for acne. It smells really good and doesn’t make my skin feel dry or tight afterwards. We’ll see if it does anything for my skin’s texture or breakouts.

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Airheads Xtreme Bites

I got the Rainbow Berry flavor, and I was surprised at how much I liked these! I usually don’t love sour candy, but these weren’t overwhelmingly sour.

You can tell I liked them because here’s what the bag looked like two days later:

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In my defense, I shared these with some friends right when I opened them. One of them said, “It’s like eating rainbows.” I definitely want to try the other flavors now.

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Kiss Nail Dress

I was excited to see these in my box. I’ve tried nail strips before and they’re a pain to get off, but these advertise that you can get them off without remover. I received the design KDS12, a golden/clear bubbled texture, and a coupon. The package comes with 28 jeweled strips and a small nail file to help put them on, as well as a little booklet with instructions.

I tried these on my bare nails, and I could NOT get them to stay on! You’re supposed to smooth them on, fold them over, and file off the excess, but when I tried to fold them they would come off the rest of my nail. I tried trimming them down instead but then it wouldn’t stick to the top half of my nail, and I couldn’t file off the edges to clean it up.

I’m going to try using these on top of nail polish to see if that helps. I might also try cutting them down to use them as stripes over a nail polish or something. So I’m not going to say these are a complete dud yet, they just don’t seem to work on their own.

NYC Lip Gloss

Now, I’m going to start this by saying I really don’t like lip gloss. I feel like it’s too sticky and drying. However, this lip gloss felt really moisturizing and long-wearing (and it smells great). I got the shade 467 Pleasantly Plump Pink, which I’m not in love with but looks alright over a lip color. It tingled a bit when I put it on for the “plumping action,” but honestly I think that was just for show, because I didn’t think my lips looked any different, but I’m ok with that because I don’t think I really need it.

The applicator has a little dip in it to hold more product, so you’re not having to get more as you apply, which I really liked. Overall,  I probably would have chosen a different color, but that aside, the formula seems pretty good and not sticky for a lip gloss.

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Tide Pods

I used to use these when I started college and was too scared to buy liquid detergent because I thought I’d waste it. They clean just as well, I think, but I did have some trouble with finding the plastic casing stuck to one of my towels or sheets, and it wouldn’t completely wash off the next time. I finally switched over to liquid once I realized I would probably use the whole thing in a school year, but this pod will definitely be handy if I ever have to bring my laundry somewhere outside the dorm to wash it.

That’s it for the box! I hope you guys liked seeing my Influenster goodies. Feel free to ask me any questions about the program or the products below. Thanks for reading!

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