Total Basset Case: #SpringVoxBox and 6 Questions

Jun 4, 2013

#SpringVoxBox and 6 Questions

I was very excited to find out I would be able to review a Influenster box again this Spring.
I loved the last one I received and was very happy with all of the products.
Having that box appear on my doorstep is like Christmas.
Here's a peek at this month's box...
Overall, I was about 75% happy with the box.

Secret Outlast Clear Gel Deodorant: Usually I am a Dove deo girl but this Secret may be winning me over.  I tested it out a few times last week when it was almost 90 here in Cincinnati and it held it's own.  Although I don't love the gel and usually shy away from those, this one didn't bother me as much.
NYC New York Color Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm: I LOVE this lip balm.  I have it on in the photos from the wedding in yesterdays post.  I have been wearing this nonstop, the color seems to work well with my skin tone.  I'm usually pretty terrible at choosing lip colors and I'm so happy this one is so pretty and I didn't have to stress about which color to choose.
Broadway Nail ImPRESS Press-on Manicure: This is not an item I would typically buy.  I don't like my nails to be very long at all so these felt a little unnatural and uncomfortable to me.  I also think I have weirdly (and small) shaped nails so they didn't fit quite right.  I do love the bright pink color though!
Schwarzkopf OSIS Dust It:  LOVE this product.  I am a loyal Big Sexy Powder Play user and have been for years- it does wonders for volume.  But this OSIS one may be causing me to change my ways.  It seems to be a tad thicker and stay in my hair a little longer than the Big Sexy.  This is by far my favorite item from the VoxBox  I used it in the photos below and it worked like a dream.
Left: Hot mess express hair Right: Volume and poof for days

Tastykake Kandy Bar Kakes: This was just okay.  We don't normally eat or keep things like this in our house so it was quite the treat to test it.  To me, it tasted like a peanut butter swiss cake roll but not as good.  

And that was the Spring VoxBox- overall I received some really great items that I am excited to continue to use.
I have a couple of invites left if anyone wants to try out Influenster for themselves! Leave your email in the comments and I'll send you one over! 

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

And Jessica from Carpe the Sangria tagged me in 6 random questions!
Please go check out Jessica's blog...she and her blog and just adorable and she always has the best recipes! I also love following along with her TIU #bikiniseries journey.  She is killing it!
  1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? Wellll, since we just returned from there, I have to say, hands down, Australia.  We absolutely loved it and talk about going back every single day.  We would have to teach Floyd to get along with the wallabies though.
  2. What is your favorite summer activity? Laying at the pool (with plenty of spf on!) with friends, a good book and a Bud Light Lime.
  3. Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner...what's your favorite meal? Oh man, this is hard.  I think I have to say dinner though because there are so many options and I love going out on dates with Mister to dinner.
  4. Champagne, Wine or Beer? Depends on the occasion but my go to is always wine. 
  5. Why did you start your blog? I started my blog after I was reading a lot of craft blogs and started experimenting with my crafts.  I also had a few friends start blogs around the same time and I loved the idea of it and thought I'd try it out.  Turns out I love it! 
  6. What's your favorite meal to cook?  Anything delicious...does that count?  I love making burgers, mac and cheese and grilled veggies or some variation of all of those things.
Thanks Jessica, that was fun! And now I tag: Katie, Lisa and Allison!
And my questions to you ladies are:
  1. Ice cream or froyo?
  2. What's your favorite summer time meal?
  3. What is on your summer bucket list?
  4. What is your favorite place to vacation?
  5. If you could have an unlimited gift card to one store for the rest of your life, what store would it be?
  6. What is your favorite part about blogging?
Phew that turned out longer than I planned.  You get an extra pat on the back for sticking around.
Have a great Tuesday friends!
 

15 comments:

Gayle Fearday said...

I would like to try Influenster if possible. ggfearday@hotmail.com

Thanks!
~Gayle

Jill said...

Ahhh I'm so jealous! I really want to get something from Influenster but so far, no dice :( Your hair looks great with the Osis by the way! How is the deo...is it truly clear?

TheTinyHeart said...

That lip balm looks great on you! I thought the color was too dark on me. I got the OSIS hair gel instead and I'm loving it! I may have to check out the Dust It.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Rachel said...

I loved the color & scent of the lip balm, but everything else was just "meh" for me!

Casey Ferri said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Osis...I thought nothing could steal me away from my Big Sexy Hair, but I think Osis holds better for updos, especially. Also, you look SO tiny and fantastic. The only thing big on you is that hair...which is never a bad thing ;)

Caitlin said...

I need to try the Dust It!

Chelsea Edwards said...

I just imagine Floyd howling at the wallabies. Because, you know, that's what hound dogs have to do! :)

Whitney said...

I was looking through the sponsors on Holly's blog and I noticed a Basset hound... and then I noticed the name of the blog and realized that I already follow you on instagram (well, my "dog" follows you Olliethehounddog, haha). Small world!

Joy said...

So the press on nails you got were mild compared to some of the ones I saw. Zebra print, etc. Crazy! Loved the answers to your questions! Happy Tuesday!

Dara @ The Southern Thing said...

Ok I need to try this Osis Dust It stuff! I keep hearing amazing things about it!!

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

My sister got the box and some french tip with flowers nails....sooo not her style AT ALL!! I wanted to steal her Dust It hahaha and I'm a Dove girl too....I've tried gel and it feels weird putting it on hahaha

Kait said...

I'm so jealous of Osis! And picturing Floyd with a wallaby is hysterical!

Jordon said...

I am a Team big sexy girl, but I have been eying the dust it lately!! Ulta bonus points anyone??

Sarah Tucker said...

I really need to jump on the "box" bandwagon. I am missing out! I am glad you like that hair stuff...does it make your hair feel kinda weird/sticky? That is the only thing I don't like about powders because usually I can go several days without washing my hair, but if I use powder it just feels nasty.

Katie said...

Thanks for the tag! I'm receiving my first box and need to quiz you on some things. Like always I don't know what's going on so I need you to tell me lol.