I've seen so many people review these and I always wanted to try these things out. I am a creature of habit by nature. I pretty much run on the motto "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". So when I find something that works, I'm really bad about only buying that one thing and never trying anything new. This was such an awesome way to try some products I probably would have never bought otherwise.
- Secret Outlast Clear Gel Antiperspirant $4.59
- OSIS Gelastic $18.00
- Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Nails $5.99 - $7.99
- NYC Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm $2.99
- Tastykake Kandy Bar Kakes $4.49 (per box)
I have never bought a gel deodorant before. I've always used the regular ol' deodorant although I have always used Secret. It felt kinda weird going on. It's wet unlike other deodorants and felt like I was putting hair gel or something in my pits. I don't think that has anything to do with the brand, I imagine all gel deodorants feel like that. The smell was awesome and it lasted all day. And I really didn't have any problems with white marks on my shirt and I have to say, I have that problem a lot. I will definitely buy this.
I don't ever use gel, I'm a mousse girl. No matter how I'm styling my hair, up or down, I always use my volumizing mousse. I've never liked gel because it makes my hair too stiff and "crispy". Mousse gives me the hold I need but it's still pliable and manageable. I was anticipating what I call the "helmet head" with this gel and it wasn't quite as bad as other gels. I mean, the bottle says "Ultra strong flex gel". With that said, the hold wasn't quite as good either. I tried these beachy waves with it and my hair was just limp and heavy. Maybe if I had tried an updo of some sort, I may have felt different about it. I'm going to try it out again and see if it works any better. I will say the smell was wonderful! With an $18.00 price tag and a "meh" attitude, I probably will not buy this.
Oh, these nails. What can I say about these nails... First of all, I haven't worn press-on nails since middle school and I have only gone to a nail salon 3 times, so the thought never occurred to me to ever pick up a set at the store. They were fairly easy to apply even though I'm a novice. There were a lot of sizes to choose from, although I had a lot of trouble finding one wide enough for my thumbs. Fat thumb syndrome? Anyway, they're fairly pliable and bendable so unlike other press-ons, they don't break or snap off which makes the wear time a lot longer. I was genuinely surprised at how well these held up! They stayed strong throughout all of my "mom duties". I scrubbed a tub and did dishes and they didn't budge. They fit nice and were a good length for me; long nails just aren't practical for me and these were perfect. The style they sent me though....wow. Just, wow. These were a little "ghetto fabulous" for my taste. I'm not a fan of zebra print or Hawaiian flowers...or especially zebra print with Hawaiian flowers. What is the correlation between the 2 anyway? I fail to see the appeal. To each his own, I suppose! If they sell plain colors or more subtle designs, I would actually buy some. Not for everyday wear but they'd be great for a special occasion.
This was the first thing I opened. You all know I'm working on trying out lipsticks and I was so excited to see one in the box. However, upon closer inspection, I realized it's not a lipstick at all but a lip balm. Whomp whomp. Not what I hoped but lip balms are nice too. This balm has an apple shaped center that contains Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E and Avocado to moisturize. It goes on really smooth and does a good job at moisturizing. I will warn you though, it smells ah-mazing but tastes absolutely awful. When something smells that good, I expect it will taste good too; like those Lip Smackers we all get as kids. That's not the case! DO NOT LICK YOUR LIPS! It will gag you and that's not an exaggeration! Aside from the taste though, it has a nice subtle color and has an average last time. I won't wear it everyday but it's good on days when I don't want to wear a lot of makeup. I might buy it. It was a nice subtle color and it felt good on my lips but that taste really is just so bad.
Ok, this cake should just be renamed "Nastykake". I don't like snack cakes to begin with so I thought, ok maybe I just can't judge objectively. So I let my husband try it because he is a grown man-child who would live off of snack cakes if I would let him. He didn't like it either. Neither did my kids and they will eat 6 month old Halloween candy from couch cushions. The peanut butter does legitimately taste like Reese's, I will give it that. The rest of the cake was just....not good! It was moist enough but the flavor was just off. I mean, it tasted like an old, cheap, vending machine snack cake and it crumbles like whoa. Save your money on this one.
So for my first voxbox, I liked 3 out of 5. If you're looking for a new deodorant or some press-on nails, I really do recommend the Secret Clear Gel and the imPRESS manicure. The NYC balm was a pretty color and it was smooth on my lips, I just hated the taste. If you don't lick your lips or mind the taste, it's a nice balm otherwise. But I definitely don't recommend the Tastykake. Hope this was helpful for you guys! If you would like to see more reviews, let me know in the comments! Until next time...