Let's start from the beginning, in case you didn't understand that sentence ;-) Jolly Vox Box? Influenster?
Influenster is a fantastic website that allows users to share their opinion on products and brands that they use every day. You can find out more here. One of their trademarks is the Vox Box, which is a complementary (yes, free!) box of items- or sometimes, just one item- that they send to users to sample and review. Often, the boxes are themed, so all of the products will relate to a holiday (such as Christmas or Valentine's Day), or a particular group of people (such as Moms or college students), or even other creative themes. The Jolly Vox Box, as you might now imagine, was their winter holiday/Christmas-themed box and I am so happy to have received it because there were many great products inside that I'm sure will now always be found in my apartment.
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The following products were in the Jolly Vox Box:
- Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer, in 101 Celestial
- NYC New York Color HD Color Trio Eye Shadow, in 781 Long Beach Sands
- Ducklings Mini Rolls, in Paint Splatter
- Puffs To Go
- Skinny Cow Candy, Divine Filled Chocolates in Peanut Butter Creme
Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer, in 101 Celestial
This is a fairly bright pink colored lip color. As Rimmel states, it's a cross between a lip gloss and a lipstick as the color is much more intense than a lip gloss would be, but the shine of the product is much closer to a lip gloss. I didn't need much to achieve the look I wanted. I wear makeup often but don't like it to be overwhelming, and one swipe noticeably colored my lips. That being said, the color is great and long-lasting! I've worn it twice so far- once for New Year's Eve and once on just a regular day- and I've been happy with it both times. It's definitely a versatile product for any day use.
NYC New York Color HD Color Trio Eye Shadow, in 781 Long Beach Sands
To be honest, I had much higher hopes for this product than what was delivered. I have brown eyes so all of my eyeshadows are in either the purple or brown/golden color families. The Long Beach Sands palate contains a nude/pinkish shadow, a medium brown shadow, and a light brown shadow- colors that are close to what I typically wear. However, these colors were not nearly as intense as I had hoped for and even after applying copious amounts of eye shadow, it was difficult to tell that I had applied any! My skin is pretty fair, so this was somewhat of an accomplishment- though obviously not what I had hoped for. I may continue to wear this eyeshadow on days when I want a light makeup application, but overall I'll probably stick to my usual eyeshadows instead of buying this again.
Ducklings Mini Rolls, in Paint Splatter
I haven't really tried this product yet, because I'm waiting to figure out exactly what to use it for. That being said, I love the pattern of the tape I got. It's cute and fun and as soon as I decide what I want to make or decorate with it, I will. (I'm open to suggestions!) I'm also sure that my little sister, who is super crafty, would love these and with her birthday coming up at the end of the month, I think a few Ducklings Mini Rolls would be a perfect component of her birthday present! This product would be great for any crafty person. For students who are looking to spice up their locker, notebooks, or backpack, I think this product would do a great job. There are lots of designs to choose from!
Puffs To Go
I have a perpetual runny nose this winter (luckily it hasn't turned into a full-blown cold yet) and I've been carrying tissues with me everywhere! Before I got these Puffs To Go, I'd just been folding up some tissues from a larger box and stuffing them into my purse, but that's always a pain because they get dusty or ripped or stuck in the zipper. Also, I'm not brand-conscious about many things, but I am about tissues- I always use Puffs. So I was very very happy to discover that this product combined two things that are important to me: portability, and Puffs. There are only 10 tissues in each pack, which is the only downside to me, but I still plan on stocking up on more Puffs To Go the next time I'm at the store.
Skinny Cow Candy, Divine Filled Chocolates in Peanut Butter Creme
Yum! That's the first word that comes to mind when I think about these candies. Peanut butter and chocolate is one of my favorite candy combinations. And what's even better? There are six individual serving size packs in each box, and each pack contains 3 pieces of candy...and each pack is only 130 calories! It's the one candy that makes me not feel guilty about snacking, and unlike most healthy foods, it still tastes delicious! I didn't feel like I was missing anything compared to the normal peanut butter and chocolate candies I eat, and I know that it's better for me to eat the Skinny Cow Candy compared to those. I also like the individual serving size packs because once it's gone I know I've eaten one serving and I'm not going to eat any more.
So overall, I was happy with 4/5 products from the Jolly Vox Box- not bad! It was fun to try them all out. With it being the new year, I'm definitely looking for new products to add into my routine, and the Jolly Vox Box helped me find a few!
I've been so happy with this Vox Box that I've been all over social media with it, too- check out my Jolly Vox Box Pinterest board, and my Instagram for some photos and videos of Jolly Vox Box products (with more on the way!).
Disclaimer: I received these products free for review from Influenster. All opinions expressed are 100% my own!