Good setting powder from the drugstore. Nice packaging--cool little compact. Can't report too much on the coverage (it's sheer), but it works great as a mattifying setting powder. Fights away shine and also contains salicylic acid to fight acne (not sure how effective it is in this format, but still cool). Goes on smoothly. Nice, inexpensive option.
My favorite item in this box was, of course, the beauty item: NYC's Big Bold Gloss. We also received a NYC lip product in my last VoxBox, and I loved it so made that it made it to my Monthly Favorites that month. NYC doesn't always use the best ingredients (the #1 ingredient in the majority of their powders is Talc, which some people have a sensitivity to), but I absolutely love how great their products are, and that nothing from them ever costs more than $5. I'm also an avid lover of lip gloss, so I was happy to add this one to the pile (oh, God, I have a pile. Somebody help me, I have a problem).
I was happily surprised by the formulation of this lip gloss. It wasn't sticky--not as smooth as my beloved Juicy Beauty Lip Gloss, but certainly not sticky. I didn't see or feel any plumping going on, but it's a nice everyday color. It's a lip gloss, it does what it's supposed to do; it makes my lips look glossy.
What I really want to talk to you about is the brush. This lip gloss is considered their Big, Bold, Plumping gloss. I didn't see any plumping in my lips, but they were certainly right about the big. The brush is laughably large. Why is it so big? It makes me laugh so hard, oh my goodness. Well, at least it cuts off .5 seconds from my makeup routine by being able to do my whole mouth in one dip of the tube. But seriously, does no one else understand the hilarity of this? It's big enough for an ogre.
The exact name of the shade is nowhere to be found on this tube, but from my Googling around, it might be Big City Blush. It might have come off with the sticker/packaging (I hate that, don't you?) It's a pretty, natural color that I think is great for every day. It's somewhere in between a light pink and a pale apricot.
This lip gloss isn't being sold in all drugstores yet, but it will be soon! You'll be able to find it for $3.99 in a drugstore near you in no time at all.
Disclaimer: I Received this product complimentary from Influenster.
The Gilette Venus & Olay razor seriously shortens shaving time! You really don't need shaving gel (unlike other razors that claim that but really do, I'm looking at you Shick Hydro Silk). The blades don't get clogged with shave gel, allowing you to finish up quicker. It's awesome.
These acrylic nails are easy to apply, even for a newbie like me. The only problem I had was that the nails were too small for my fingers, so part of my nails were exposed! Otherwise, I recommend these to those who like acrylic nails (though mine did not last a week).
When I first received this in my Spring Fever VoxBox, I was pretty skeptical that it actually wouldn't leave a white mark on my clothes, but it really was clear! I still have to get used to using a gel instead of a stick solid, but it works just as well as a stick deodorant (as far as deodorant-antiperspirants go) and it doesn't stain my underarm area, so that's fine with me!
Coastal Scents eyeshadows are fantastic. The price is really affordable and the eyeshadows are super pigmented. I've never tried their lip products or blush, but when my friend ordered their Blush Palette online it had a smell that she had to let air out overnight, but then it was fine. I love this brand and I think every makeup junkie should have one of their eyeshadow palettes in their collection.
It's so much fun! It's great for all ages, since there's no violence and everything is really cute. It can teach kids about being a good citizen. If you have multiple players in one town (ex. if your sibling plays, too), it makes the gaming experience that much more fun since you can trade items and help each other complete your collections of fish, clothing, furniture, etc. It's like a simpler version of the Sims, but more cooperative!
I'm not a fan of the brush at all. It's tall and thin and does not pick up a lot of product at all. I like polishes that require one "dunk" into the bottle per nail. But each nail took like three "dunks." (Is there a better term than "dunk"? I feel like I'm refereeing a basketball game). This polish is also a pain because the actual brush wand is relatively short, so after you get down to a certain point in the bottle, you have to actually screw the top back on just to get polish on the brush. It's a big hassle and ain't nobody got time for that. Also, this polish chips really fast. I painted my nails last night, and it's already chipped. It's nowhere near as resilient as Revlon Colorstay or Julep. I wouldn't recommend this brand. A lot of other brands cost around $7 or less (basically every drugstore nail polish) so I say pick something else. Maybe if this was #3 I would consider it.