Products I'll actually use {ParadiseVoxBox}

This is a sponsored post.
All products provided to me by Influenster
via the Paradise Vox Box.

Wait!  Before you click out of this page because you just know this is going to be a super boring product review, let me say this:

I actually like these products, and not just because they were free.

About a month or so ago, I received the Influenster Paradise Vox Box in the mail.  And like the horrible blogger that I am, I failed to fill your tweets and Facebook feeds with products.  My apologies.  But I can barely tweet my regular posts, let alone products.  So I decided to pay Influenster back for these free bees by dedicating an entire post to some products that I may have never known about!

I'm going to start with my favorite product from the Vox Box, the Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion styling oil.  Seriously this is my new favorite hair product.  I was a little worried about it since I have oily scalp, so I only applied it to the ends.  The best part was that I let it air dry.  Usually when I do this, my hair ends up stringy and frizzy.  Not with this stuff.  My hair was shiny and seemed thicker and not a fly away in sight.  Also a plus, on a day that I let my hair air dry in the morning, I flat ironed it in the afternoon.  It came out perfect.  My hair looked like my gal at the salon had done my hair.  I'm telling you, this hair oil is tops.  It retails for $5.98, which is a steal!  And with only 2-3 pumps per use, seriously you may never run out!!

My daughters love the Goody Tangle Fix brush.  That would be that blue thingy up there.  Caitlin has so much hair, and combing it is such a chore, and a fight, and a cry session, that sometimes I don't comb it at all.  Truth.  This brush did ease some of the pain, but did not work in Caitlin's thick hair when it was wet.  That's a word of warning to any of you readers with super thick hair.  Now for Mac's super thin hair, it works wet or dry.  Caitlin like it because she could use the brush and comb her hair herself without pain.  Score one for mommy.  I'd recommend this brush to someone with medium or thin hair.  It retails for around $7.99, so it would be worth it.

My second favorite product was the Olay Fresh Effects/Shine Shine Go Away Shine minimizing cleanser.  That's a mouth full.  All you really need to know is that it has great lather (a little goes a long, long way) and is great for taking off your makeup.  Since I don't wear make up on a regular basis, I can't say I noticed a huge difference in my pores, but I did like the way my skin felt.  I'd be interested to know how the rest of this line works.  It's an oil free line which is great for me, since I still break out like a 16 year old.  This cleanser retails for $6.99 and you get a ton for your money.  

Included in the Vox Box was an NYC New York Color Sparkle Eye Dust Eye Shadow in Smoky Topaz.  What that means is that it was a tube of shimmery dusty eye shadow with it's own applicator.  I liked the color, it was pretty neutral which is right up my alley when I'm wearing eye shadow.  What I didn't like is that when I opened it, dusty sparkles went all over my counter.  This may be my own inexperience with new beauty products.  I mean if I'm being honest, I haven't bought new shadow in a year, let alone eye shadow in a fancy tube.  Also the color wasn't as intense as you would think by looking at the tube.  That was ok for me, but someone else may be expecting more.  Overall I like the concept and the idea.  I wasn't searching for brushes at the bottom of my make up bag.  Plus at $2.99, who can complain???

Finally, I received a package of Dr. Scholl's For Her High Heel Insoles.  My only complaint is why couldn't these have come to me in time to use in my "ankle breakers" that I wore in Vegas.  A little soft gel in the arch never hurt anyone.  These would have been perfect for the late night dancing at the club.  Or all the walking to and from the Casinos.  But if you have an event coming up where you need to wear heels or wedges and be on your feet, these just may be your new best friends.  They are the most expensive of the products at $10.99, but really can you put a price on comfort?

So yes, this absolutely was a product review, but I promise, I really do use all of these products.  If you are a blogger and would like to review products for Influenster, check them out here.  You can also like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.  If you'd like to read more reviews about any of the products mentioned in this post, search #ParadiseVoxBox on Twitter.

What do you think?  Have you tried any of these?
Will you try any of them now?


  1. Megan, my darling, my namesake. Do not apologize for doing a product review! I'm so glad you did, because now I clearly need all of these things!! I honestly have had no idea of what to do about my copious flyaways, so I will try the Suave stuff. And I also don't brush Vanessa's hair sometimes, because of the tangles!

  2. Great reviews! I actually like reading product reviews because it helps me decide on things I want to buy. Looks like the Paradise Voxbox was a good one- I got the Sunkissed Voxbox a few months ago and it wasn't as great, but heck I'm not complaining about free stuff! Influenster is awesome!
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