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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Review: College Voxbox 2012 @Influenster

imageI've got to be honest, it's a very amazing thing - being an Influenster. You get to write reviews on a variety of products, answer questions that consumers might have about the products, and write blog posts. Did I mention that you get to collect badges and the badges you earn reflect upon which boxes you are chosen to receive. And then there are the perks....like this amazing perk.  I got chosen to be a College VoxBox reviewer.

I was excited to be selected to receive one of the few College Voxbox 2012. I reviewed the Love VoxBox earlier this year and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I couldn’t wait for this one to arrive.

This box came with less products then the last, this one came with 5 items. Tropical Necco Wafers, Energy Sheets in Mint Boost, Broadway imPRESS Press On Nails, NYC New York Color Show Time Glitter Eyeliner (Black) & a Pentel Energel-X Pen.

The NYC Glitter Eyeliner


I loved how smoothly this went on. It’s definitely a plus to my other eyeliners, most of which have to be heated before they are put on. This one, I can just grab, line, and go. I love the micro-glitter particles in this. They stand out, but yet aren’t OVER the top.

I have worn this both day and night. It goes with everything (in my opinion) but I’m a black liner kind of girl. It looks great for the office during the day, a night on the town with the hubby or the girls, or even going to the store. It’s versatile and I love it.

It creates the perfect smoky looking eyes. It can be used by itself (as shown in the picture) or I can blend it with ANY color to give it a pop. I love both the formula and the staying power. I wore this all day and when I got home it was still there. It’s inexpensive and amazing for keeping in my purse for touch-ups if it does happen to wear off.

Pentel of America Energel-X Pen


Pentel pens are one of my favorite brands of pens, so I was excited to get another. Pentel always makes high quality products that seem to last forever. No smears, no smudges, no bubbles. I love that it writes really smooth and has a fine tipped point.

I write a lot, so I am always on the lookout for pens that write smoothly, are cheap, and don’t skip. Comfort is also something that means a lot to me. I hate when my hand starts cramping up with some pens, but this one has a fatter body- so I was able to securely grip the pen without any pains after awhile of writing.

Broadway imPRESS Press-On Manicure


These nails and the Glitter eye pencil were my absolute favorite thing in this box. I LOVED these nails. They are SO beautiful. I loved the pattern and the fact that I didn’t have to use nail glue. I don’t want to mention how many issues I’ve had with accidentally getting glue on my fingers or lip because I’d bite down on the nail to get it to stick.

These have the rubber like stickies already stuck to the inside of the nail. SO all you have to do is match them up with your nail sizes and stick them on. They said they were supposed to stay 5-7 days. I DID get them to stay 2-3 days, but some nails just didn’t want to stick properly.

I had some trouble getting my hair put up in a ponytail because my hair kept getting stuck in the nails. If you put these on, make sure you have someone else to do your hair. I really liked these, I just wish I could’ve washed my own hair.

I did end up lifting them up and squirting a tiny amount of glue to the nails so they would stick. I just didn’t want to give up the look of these quite yet. I LOVE the concept, just wish the rubber sticky stuff was more potent. ALSO, if you wash dishes or your hair- they WILL come off.

They are cheap though, and they have some very beautiful designs. I can’t wait to try the others. Even though they didn’t stay for the entire time they were supposed to, I still want more. I can always use a dab of glue under the sticky stuff that comes on it to give it more stick.

Energy Sheets in Mint Boost


This tasted just like a breath freshening strip, albeit the energy. It wasn’t overwhelming or burned like some mint flavored stuff does. The energy boost was mild, I wouldn’t say it compared to sipping a redbull or anything.

No headaches, jitters, or crashes. This would be perfect for someone who is sensitive to caffeine and can’t drink energy drinks or don’t like the taste of them.

Tropical Necco Wafers


These are really the only thing in the box that I don’t like. It isn’t the wafers, it’s just that I have NEVER liked candy like this. Wafers taste like stale tums to me, and I don’t even like tums. They are chalky and gross. Banana, lime, mango, passion fruit, coconut & strawberry are the new flavors.

Here's how you can connect with any of the brands mentioned above to learn more about the products.




Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure


NYC New York Color Show Time Glitter Eyeliner


Necco Tropical Wafe



Sheets Energy Strips


Pentel EnerGel-




Disclaimer: I received these products for free, but All opinions are my own and No money exchanged hands.  Thank you, Influenster!


Jessica Renee


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Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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