30 December 2012

An Extra Christmas Present!

I love getting packages in the mail, so opening up this Holiday Voxbox from Influenster was pretty exciting! I'm signed up with them as a product reviewer, so they sent me all of the products pictured to try, free of charge.

I must say, I was pretty impressed by the selection of products that they sent, seeing as it included a hair brush, a facial mask, lipgloss, and nail stickers--after all, my current profession means that I must spend all day taking care of people's hair, nails, and skin. So, considering that, the products were very appropriate for me!

I have to say, I was not a fan of the Real Medley by Quaker Oats. But that's probably because I'm still a kid who considers oatmeal a punishment. And oatmeal with nuts in it is even more of a punishment.

The hairbrush will come in handy for styling my client's hair, and I've already been using the lipgloss from New York Color--I was impressed that it sells for less than $3. Sometimes lipgloss can get bizarrely pricey.

But the nail stickers from Kiss were by far the best part. I've seen these around at the drugstore many times, and I've been intrigued by them, bu I've never convinced myself to buy them, because at about $7 for a package of nail stickers, which only has enough stickers to do your fingernails twice or all your fingers and toes at once...I could buy two $3.50 bottles of nail polish and give myself countless manicures. So it's pricier than a bottle of nail polish--but to think of it in a different way--manicures at $8 at my school, so these stickers are still cheaper than getting a manicure at a beauty school.

Taking a picture of your hand is very awkward.
I've heard that some people think these nails are too blingy so they suggest using them for an accent nail. That's not for me. I don't like letting my other nails be jealous of the one nail that gets special treatment. Go big or go home, folks.

Also, I found that wearing nails like this at a beauty school is a great advertisement for the company. Everyone wanted to know where I got them! The package says that they can last up to 10 days--I was very skeptical of that claim, because with my lifestyle, 2 days with no chips is about as long as I expect a good manicure to last. But in spite of the fact that I was up to my elbows in shampoo bowls most of this week--these lasted 6 days! I probably could have left them on longer, but I was bored at school and wanted to try the new nail polish Angel got me for Christmas.
Moonofsilver said...

those nails are awesome! what is a vox box? I would love to sign up! I'm off to google it. :)

Being Reese 2 said...

I love your nails. I was lucky enough to get this vbox as well! Hopefully I'll have my post up in the next few days. Looking forward to seeing what you think about the products.

Happy New Year!


K said...

I love the nail polish! And I think I would like the oatmeal (because even though I'm still a kid in many ways, I do actually like grown-up foods ;)).

Rachel Zimm said...

I love the nail stickers--and that they lasted that long! does the brush work well?

Cate @ Wild Ruffle said...

Those nail stickers are so fun! With three kids, I'm constantly washing my hands and I feel like nail polish hardly lasts a day, so it's good to know you made it nearly a week with them!

Azara said...

Those blingy nails are awesome. Love them - all of them!