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January 2012 Birchbox:

BORGHESE CuraForte Moisture Intensifier

Juicy Couture - Viva La Juicy - 3.4 oz

Jouer Body Butter

stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner - Peacock

LÄRABAR Mini Bars - Coconut Cream Pie

The only product I’ve tried before from this box us the LARABAR Mini Bar in Chocolate Chip Dough. I had the pleasure of testing that through Influenster’s VoxBox Program. I’m excited to try another flavor because I thoroghly enjoyed the bar I tried. LARABAR Mini Bars are made with all natural ingredients, meaning they are super healthy!! YAY.

The product I’m most excited to try is the stila Smudge Stick Liner. I’ve played around with since the moment I saw it, and I’m almost positive this will become a staple. Its so soft, and seems as if it would be long lasting. Only time will tell.

Viva La Juicy smells AMAZING! I’ve never owned or tried any Juicy Couture product so this was a nice suprise. It’s very girly and kind of has a lively feel to it.

The Jouer Body Butter has a delightful, natural smell. I took a dab and put it on my hand, and it has the feel of sunscreen. :/ But I’m not totally throwing this one out. I want to give it a chance because I may end up enjoying this product.

imPRESS Press-on Manicure

Here is another complimentary item I received from my Holiday VOxBox by Influenster.

 I really like the idea of this product because its super convenient and has style to it. It’s also very affordable ($ 5.99) and easy to buy as they are sold at CVS, Rite Aid, Duane Reade, KMart, Walgreens, Walmart and more. For a full list of online and in-store retailers, visit the imPRESS website HERE. 

To apply the nails you simply peel off, press on, and you’re done! You do not need nail glue and they are simple to remove. They have 36 colors/designs and I received the color “Space Cadet” which is a sexy bright red and perfectly in time for the holidays.

I will upload photos later so you can all see how great they really look.

Thank you again  Influenster.

NYC New York Color

One more item from my Holiday VoxBox sent from Influenster, was the NYC Liquid Lipshine in the color Nude York City.

Info about NYC Liquid Lipshine:

  • Retails for $2.49
  • Made with Vitamin E to provide shine and a moisturizing feel
  • Has a non sticky, shiny and super-soft formula
  • Available in 10 different shades from neutral nudes, to berries & fuchsias.
  • Can be purchased from retailers such as Walmart, Target, Rite Aid, CVS, Family Dollar, Duane Reade, Kmart, HEB, and others
  • You can check out all the shades and other products from NYC at

My thoughts on NYC’s Lipshine:

Although it is advertised to be “non-sticky,” I feel it still has stickiness to it. I do however feel it is LESS sticky than other types of lip gloss that I’ve tried. I suppose that it would be very difficult for companies to make prefectly non-sticky formulas, so that fact that it’s better than most I’ve tried, I’d say two thumbs up.

The color looks great on my olive skin tone, so I shared it with my sisters and are VERY enthused with this product.

The price is perfect, and I plan to buy one for my purse and car to have one everywhere in case I lose/misplace/forget to bring it along with me. 

All in all, I would and already have recommended this product to others.

Thanks again Influenster!!

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Holiday VoxBox from Influenster.


(Bonus Product) Xout Wash-In Treatment

Larabar In Choc Chip Cookie Dough

NYC Liquid Lipshine in Nude York City

Mentos Pure Fresh Chewing Gum

imPress Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails

SoftSoap Bars in Coconut Scrub

Montagne Jeunesse Face Mask in Juiced Cucumber