Hi everyone! Recently, I was lucky enough to receive the #SpiritVoxBox from Influenster! I receive the products for free in return for reviews on various platforms. This is my third box so far and I’ve loved most of the products I’ve received 🙂 I wasn’t disappointed by this one either! If you want to see the first Vox Box I ever reviewed, check out this blog post!
In this particular box, I received products from SweetSpot Labs, Snickers, Yogi Tea and NYC New York Color. I’ll be posting about them on my different social accounts such as Instagram, Tumblr, or Twitter, but I’ll be covering my detailed thoughts on each down below~ Let me know in the comments if you have a VoxBox blog post too! I’d love to check it out 🙂 Please leave any questions down below as well! And now to jump into the products ♥
1. SweetSpot Labs On-The-Go Wipettes
First up are these wipettes from the brand SweetSpot Labs. Like the product name implies, this is a feminine hygiene wipe meant for your “sweet spot”, and can be carried in your purse for freshness on-the-go. Although I’m not familiar with this brand, I have tried a similar type of product in the past. So, I thought I would compare these with one I had on hand to see what makes it special and different.
I currently use the Summer’s Eve Aloe Love Cleansing Cloths for sensitive skin. Because I don’t own the travel ones, I will only be comparing the quality of these wipes to the SweetSpot ones.
Both of these products claim to be pH-balanced, dermatologist and gynecologist tested, and cruelty free. However, only the SweetSpot Labs wipettes claim to be 98% natural! Although I am not a professional, so I cannot accurately determine whether this statement is true or not, just by looking at the ingredients list on the back of the wipette, it seems that this wipe can live up to that promise. Some ingredients that stood out to me were all the fruit and vegetable extracts as well as the sodium hyaluronate. Another thing I noticed was how much longer the SweetSpot Labs Wipette ingredients list was. It seems to be full with natural ingredients!
I did a quick research on some of these but there are just too many to make any truly informed opinion on my part. If you are knowledgeable on cosmetic ingredients, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! 🙂
I tried these out after a long day out of the house, and I think these work fine. I didn’t find anything miraculous compared to the Summer’s Eve one, so the key difference is definitely in the ingredients! For me personally though, I didn’t enjoy the Vanilla Blossom one as much, just because it felt like I was wiping a cupcake onto my, ahem, “sweet spot”.
2. SNICKERS Crisper
$1.49-$3.99 per bar
Moving on, this new chocolate from Snickers is a bar with crisped rice, peanuts, caramel and milk chocolate that Snickers says is “little sweet, a little salty, a little chewy and a lot crispy!” I was a bit wary trying this product just because I don’t normally eat candy. I just find that most candy is too sweet for me ehehe. But I decided to stay fair and try it out anyway.
The cool thing about this bar is that it comes in two pieces in one package. In theory, you could eat a half and save one for later. The only problem I find with this is that the wrapper is not resealable. So, you would have to be careful about where and how you place the other half if you were to take it on-the-go. If you are enjoying it at home, however, you could easily stow it away in your fridge, on your nightstand, or anywhere you’d like it to be!
Besides the fact that this bar is personally to sweet for me, I think anyone who already enjoys Snickers would absolutely love this! The crisped rice adds texture among all the gooey-ness and also makes it feel “lighter” in the mouth. Now if Snickers could make a dark chocolate version, I’d buy it over and over too!
3. Yogi Tea
A company called Yogi Tea included two packets of tea in this Vox Box! The varieties I had a chance to try were the Green Tea Kombucha and the Green Tea Blueberry Slim Life. These are just two out of the “60 varieties of herbal, green and black teas” in the Yogi Tea collection.
I grew up drinking tea, and green tea in particular, so I was especially excited to sample these! Now, each claims different things and have different ingredients so I will section it out into two reviews down below~
Green Tea Kombucha
Yogi Tea labels this tea as one that will support the immune and digestive function of your body. Here is an excerpt from their website:
Yogi’s special formula of Organic Green Tea with Kombucha is designed to support your immune system and provide antioxidants. Spearmint naturally supports digestion, and Lemongrass and Plum flavor combine to create a smooth, fragrant blend with a light, fruity flavor.
In addition, the packet also lists organic green tea leaf, natural passion fruit flavors, and kombucha as its ingredients. It also has about 30 mg caffeine compared to about 90 mg in a 8 oz. of coffee. The brew time is a quick 3 minutes!
I had this one night while I was working on a blog post, which apparently is my favorite time for tea haha, and I was really pleasantly surprised by its smooth, agreeable flavor. It wasn’t sharp or overly fruity like you might think from a tea with many ingredients. I wouldn’t be able to review the actual function of this tea since I only have one packet, but it is a tasty tea!
Green Tea Blueberry Slim Life
This particular tea is supposed to help energize you and support a dieting program. Big claims if I do say so myself! Here is exactly what is claimed on the website:
Green Tea Blueberry Slim Life is specifically formulated to help give you the energy you need to maintain an active lifestyle while dieting. We add Organic Green Tea and Garcinia Cambogia Fruit Extract in combination with Ginseng and Eleuthero Extracts to support stamina. Light and sweet Blueberry flavor and hints of Organic Hibiscus make Green Tea Blueberry Slim Life a fragrant and delicious addition to a weight loss program of exercise and a balanced diet.*
What’s that asterisk you ask?
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
So, I ask that if you purchase this tea, know that it could be beneficial to your health in the ways stated above, or it may not be~ In any case, this, like the kombucha, is a very smooth tasting tea with the SLIGHTEST hint of blueberry! Definitely a winner ♥
5. Lovatics by Demi Lip and Cheek Tint (by NYC New York Color)
This by far was my favorite product in the entire box! I love beauty products so I made a beeline for this tint. I already use tints in my daily makeup regime, but I have never owned one created for the cheeks as well. NYC New York Color is also a brand that I am not entirely familiar with. I believer I have only tried a few of their products.
I received this tint in the color Cheeky Pink which is a super bright, almost hot-pink. I’ve read that this could be a good dupe for Benefit’s Posie Tint. The color is great for spring, but not for the color-shy consumer. I used this tint to create a gradient lip and I dabbed it on my cheeks for a natural, sweet flush.
I am so happy with the way this product blended out on my cheeks. I just applied three strokes on each cheek and patted away with my fingers. Be warned, it will also stain your fingers. And maybe whatever is on your counter if you’re not careful. (I accidentally had a drop fall on my hat and it’s stained forever T-T). On the lips, I would recommend using this product in combination with another one such as a balm or some lip concealer. I haven’t tried it as a full-lip look, but from what I’ve seen from pictures, it could look a little messy. Also, if you’re not familiar with tints in general, tints are nowhere near moisturizing, and in fact could be extremely drying.
My only qualm with this product is the applicator and packaging. I prefer tints to be in a marker because I feel they provide more control and don’t drip everywhere. Also, the bottle looks exactly like nail polish! But these do not detract from the awesome formula and price. I would highly recommend this if you are curious to try out this type of tint, but do not want to spend big bucks.
I hope you enjoyed this extremely lengthy and informative review post ♥ Again, if you have any questions about these products, Influenster, or any personal experiences of your own, I would love to hear them in the comments section!! 🙂
Much love and have a beautiful day ♥