I’m happy to say that I enjoyed the first three products I tried out in my Bloom VoxBox. Lucky for me, I had three more products in my lovely box left to try and review.
The products I received in this lovely Bloom VoxBox are the following:
- SinfulColors SinfulShine with Gel Tech in the shade VIP
- Cutex One Step Nail Polish Remover Pads
- Secret’s Outlast Xtend in the scent Completely Clean
- Not Your Mother’s Plump for Joy Thickening Hair Lifter
- Nuxe’s Huile Prodigieuse (hand and body oil)
- Sunbelt Bakery’s Fudge Dipped Chocolate Chop Chewy Granola Bar
For the purpose of this keeping things short and sweet, I’ve divided my reviews into two posts with three products in each. If you’d like to check out part one, click here!
Not Your Mother’s Plump for Joy Thickening Hair Lifter
Trying out NYMs Joy Thickening Hair Lifter was both a fun and weird experience. For the longest time, I have loved NYM’s hair products. Actually, it is NYM’s Kinky Moves curl cream that completely changed my hair styling. Beforehand, my hair would either look wet and crunchy or super frizzy despite my usage of hair oils, creams, or gels. But when I started using NYM’s curl cream, my hair was happily bouncing with little frizz most days.
I was delighted to receive another product by them that I had never used.So after I showered, I applied this thickening hair lifter and styled as usual. I came to find that my hair didn’t feel or look any different than any other day. I naturally have thin, frizzy, curly hair which can look thick and voluminous because of my curl formations; most people mistake my hair for being thick.
I went ahead and tried using this product again on a day I was going to straighten it. I applied the cream to damp hair and then styled as usual.The results were better than when I left my curly, but nothing overwhelmingly awesome. My hair did look a little thicker. However, what impressed me was that it kept my hair from looking dead even when with pin-straight hair. Usually the bottom half of my hair will end up looking the thinnest and flat, but this lived up to its hair lifter name. With the tiny bit of added thickness, I found it to be useful when straightening the hair.
I end up rating this 6/10 only because the lifting part works, but the thickening was underwhelming. I know I wasn’t going to get rope-thickness, but I really didn’t see a difference that would make me purchase for its thickening qualities.
Nuxe’s Huile Prodigieuse
I still can’t pronounce this product name, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worthy of a try. As a lover of body and hair oils, I have tried many of them throughout my life. For my hair, I have stuck with Argon Oil which has been a game changer for moisturizing my lovely locks. For my skin, I only use jojoba oil with no real additional stuff.
I used this product on my hands, always massaging it into my cuticles and found it to be fairly awesome. With the weather warming up, I really enjoyed the “dry” feeling it left instead of leaving that greasy feeling that only gets worse when you start to sweat. Granted, the dry feeling was a tad overwhelming when in colder environments, but I am constantly moisturizing anyways, so this wasn’t a huge problem.
I also enjoyed the smell, a soft floral, very much because I am not fond of scented things since they make my sensitive skin itchy of blotchy. This one did not make my skin feel itchy or sensitive. I am sure that I will use this product again for the summer months and rate it a 7.5/10.
SinfulColors SinfulShine with Gel Tech in VIP
I just can’t do gel.
I’m well-aware of the wonderful qualities that come with using gel (long-lasting, beautiful clean look), but the removal process scares the living shit out of me. Having to keep acetone on your nails for a long time is not good. Nor is buffing your nails, which can’t be avoided when using gel polishes. I never buff my nails because it removes the ridges, which actually is the opposite of what you want to do to have strong nails. The high point on a ridge is the thickness your nail should be, so when you buff them you are actually removing nail plate to even out the surface but making them weaker at the same time. I also never use too much acetone because it will dry out my nails and skin, which can end up weakening your nails in the long run.
This is just a personal choice I have made and hold no thoughts to those that use these products. If this is the best thing for you, by all means, keep on doing you. If you are interested in receiving this polish, I will gladly send it to you so you can try it out.
REALLY. YOU CAN HAVE IT.
I received these products courtesy of Influenster for honest reviewing purposes.