Saturday, March 8, 2014

Influenster J'Adore VoxBox 2014

Bonjour readers! Another exciting review blog for y'all to read! If you haven't already noticed, we have a 'French' theme going on. That's because I received the J'adore voxbox from Influenster! The Valentine VoxBox that is! Such a special box as the very first VoxBox I received was last years V-Day box! Woooo! Once again so many great items to try and review! Of course not everything is perfect, so I'll be sure to give you the ups and the downs too! I hope this post is helpful to many of you! Without further ado, shall we begin? Bien!

Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask:
$9.39 Each

YESSSSSS! It's a clay mask! One of my many addictions!
I've tried a hundred and one of these things and have had my fair share of disappointments. Luckily for me, this was NOT one of them! Actually, when I first was going to apply the mask, I was a bit skeptical. The clay seemed soooo thin I could swear it was water! Luckily for me, I stalked the Boots (or was it Influenster?) Facebook page for answers! Someone suggested that it be shaken before use. I did just that! Still, the clay seemed quite thin, but went on so opaque and evenly that it was almost ridiculous! Being thin, you're able to get MANY uses out of just this 3.5 oz. tube!
You know when you're watching those movies with ladies at the spa and cucumbers over their eyes? Yeah, that's what it looked like! When you first apply the clay, its a deep mossy green and by the time it dries, you look rather similar to the Statue of Liberty! Literally. Once dry, this stuff is rather crisp and tight on your face, I couldn't even smile; it was GREAT! It appears that it would be difficult to wash off but just splashing water on my face took a majority of the clay right off! Impressive!
As far as a downside goes, I thought I would be complaining about the price. Really though; what you get for that price is so worth it!

Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolates:
$5.29 for 18.5 oz. bag / $3.28 for 11 oz. bag

Instant classic!
I mean...should I really even review these? Everybody has tried these before, right? RIGHT?
Honestly, a picture is worth a thousand just drool over the chocolatey goodness! ;)
Then, go buy some Hershey's Kisses and bake up a storm:

Peanut Butter Blossoms:
1 cup shortening
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar for decoration
2 (9 ounce) bags milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, cream together shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, and 1 cup white sugar until smooth. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating until fully incorporated. Mix in milk and vanilla.
3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add to the peanut butter mixture until well blended.
4. Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into balls, and roll in remaining white sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to12 minutes. Remove from oven, and immediately press a chocolate kiss into each cookie. Allow to cool completely; the kiss will harden as it cools.

*Recipe courtesy of

Frizz Ease 3-Day Straight Flat Iron Spray:
$9.99 for 3.5 fl. oz.

So basically what this is, is a pre blow dry and flat iron spray. Instead of getting up every morning and using the flat iron, this keeps your hair straight for up to 3 days straight (if you don't wash your hair that is). It is basically a three step process, spritz in hair; blow dry; flat iron. Simple, right? In the directions it mentions that you have to spray it on damp or wet hair, NOT DRY! I'm not completely sure why this is (any help would be appreciated). Will it not work in dry hair? Would it damage dry hair? Anyhoo, on the front it states 'with Keratin' which was exciting to me because I've heard a lot of good things about it. In the ingredients list there are a couple ingredients which I have never heard of. This makes me a bit nervous when it comes to products that I put on my skin or may inhale. However, they may all be just fine, I just haven't had the time to do my research yet!
I did give it a try though and was quite pleased with the results! I found that the immediate result was better than just the flat iron alone! I only have wavy hair but it still can be stubborn. Using the Frizz Ease spray before flat ironing took the waves completely out and left my hair smooth and nearly frizz free! I actually got several compliments that day on my hair! At the time of writing this blog post, I'm at the end of the second day with with the spray and my hair still looks great! It isn't quite as stick straight as it was the first day, but still looks much better than expected.
If you suffer from frizzy, unruly hair, this product is most definitely worth a try!

KISS Looks So Natural Lashes:
$3.99 Each

False lash newbie here!! That's right, the Kiss lashes in my VoxBox were my first experience with false lashes ever! A little nervous, a little scary but very exciting! Being a completely new experience for me, I'll be dedicating a blog just to my Kiss lashes which may already be up by the time you're reading this post!
Anyhow, the lashes do look absolutely beautiful on! If I wasn't the one to apply them, I'd never have guessed that I was wearing false lashes! That's a pretty incredible feat for Kiss! I'm impressed! After having such a good experience with these lashes, I'm tempted to wear them more often! Thanks Kiss, now I'm in love!

Red Rose Simply Indulgent Teas:
$4.49 for carton of 20 tea bags

MMmmmmm! Nice warm tea on a cool evening! I'm not at all a coffee drinker so tea is my poison. I was pretty excited to give this a try when I saw the two flavors. Creme Caramel and LEMON CHIFFON?! Both sound fantastic to me!
The first one I tried out was the Creme Caramel. Unfortunately, it wasn't something that I would purchase again. At first, it had a strong enough scent of caramel...but I really couldn't taste it. It was also a black tea, which typically aren't my favorite to begin with. Maybe this is what ruined the caramel flavor for me? One may never know!
Next, I got to try my Lemon Chiffon! YUM! I took out my cup, heated some water and let the tea steep for about 10 seconds before smelling the delicious scent of Lemon Bars! I was in heaven! It was hard for me to share...but I was nice and set aside a bit for some others to try. This has to be one of the best teas that I've had in quite some time. I may have to trade in my old favorite for Lemon Chiffon. It was that good! I just drank mine straight, but I can imagine it would be just incredible with a shot of lemon juice and honey. Especially if you're someone who prefers sugar in your tea. Give that a try, I'd be willing to bet you'll love it!


In conclusion, I'd like to thank Influenster and every one of the brands that supplied products in this VoxBox! It is truly appreciated! I'm overly excited for the next box full of goodies that I can try and review for Influenster, Brands and Blog Readers! Please be sure to follow/like all of the brand pages, they deserve it! Also, join me on and you can review boxes too!


Hershey's Kisses

John Frieda


Red Rose

*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

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