Goody QuickStyle (Holiday VoxBox)

I received the Goody Quickstyle Brush as a free trial in my Holiday VoxBox from Influenster.  I have used many Goody products in the past, so I was super excited to try it.  The Goody QuickStyle is a brush with microfiber loops inset with the plastic bristles.  The microfiber loops are supposed to act like a towel to help dry your hair faster.  I am not a good hair dryer.  I am pretty good at everything else hair, but I am a remedial hair dryer, at best.  This is largely because I am not patient and don’t want to take the time.  I do not dry properly, I do not dry upside down or normally use a brush to comb each section of hair.  I use the hair dryer on the highest heat and wind setting it has, and just kind of randomly shoot the dryer at my hair to dry it as quickly as possible. 

When I tried the Goody Quickstyle, I actually dried it correctly, using the brush to comb through each piece of hair as I shot it with the dryer.  I didn’t get the impression that my hair was drying faster.  The brush is very good at detangling and holding the hair in place.  The half round shape allowed me to curl my hair under as I got towards the ends.  BUT — I just didn’t see a significant decrease in drying time.  Also, I felt like the little microfiber loops got stuck in the bristles.  I’m not sure if this affected the functionality of the brush at all, but it annoyed me.  I used the brush a couple of times on my hair dry, to brush before styling, and I think that when you use it on dry hair, it makes your hair have more static.  Both times I’ve used it I’ve ended up with more static in my hair than normal.  Over all it is a good all around brush, but I’m not convinced it shortens drying time.  I’ll continue to use it.

 

Quaker Oatmeal Real Medley’s (Holiday VoxBox)

I received the Quaker Oatmeal Real Medley’s as a free trial in my Holiday VoxBox from Influenster.Let me preface this review by saying that I LOVE oatmeal. I LOVE most kinds of oatmeal. I even like plain oatmeal, nothing added.
My favorite Oatmeal is Oatmeal like my Granny makes with a little butter, milk, and sugar. But now that I’m grown I use splenda.
Because of my love for oatmeal I was super, super excited to see the Quaker Oatmeal Real Medley’s in my Holiday VoxBox.
This oatmeal was good, not great, not fabulous, not Oatmeal that is a gift from God, but it was good….. I received the Apple Walnut Oatmeal, which was slightly deceiving because it had cranberries and maybe some other kind of dried cherry in it. The oatmeal was super easy to make, had easy to follow instructions, and showed just exactly how much water to add. It was also convenient that you didn’t have to have a bowl to put it in. The flavor of the oatmeal was good. I liked it, but it had a LOT of Fruit and Nuts in it. The Fruit and Nuts almost over power the oatmeal. I would’ve liked it better if there were fewer Fruit and Nuts. Seemed like there was more add-ons than oatmeal. I am excited to try the other flavors of Real Medley’s. Can’t wait to find them in the local Grocery Store.

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EBoost Energy Powder (Holiday VoxBox)

I received the EBoost Energy Powder as a free trial in my Holiday VoxBox from Influenster.The EBoost was okay. I got the pink lemonade flavor. The foretaste was bitter, but the after taste was a nice sweet lemonade. I don’t think there was a noticeable boost in energy, but I used it on a day I was very busy and moving around a lot. I think that it is definitely on par or better than other energy drinks I’ve tried and I liked that you don’t have to mix the powder with very much water. Kind of like a tiny little energy shot.

Kiss Nail Dress (Holiday VoxBox Trial)

I received the Kiss Nail Dress as a free trial in my Holiday VoxBox from Influenster.The Kiss Nail Dress tips were difficult for me to apply. I keep my nails very short and the tips were difficult to get to fit my short nails. I LOVE the look once I got them on. I think if you had longer nails they would be much easier to apply. The peel and stick part of the product description is true, and that part was easy! However, Getting the length right was difficult. I finally figured out that I needed to trim the decal down with nail clippers before using the file as the instructions suggest. These seem to be thicker than other brands (probably because of the Rhinestones), so it was more difficult to just bend it over the end of the nail. Also, I didn’t love the color and design sent in my box. I may try them again with another color/design that isn’t raised. Over all it is a nice product, it just didn’t apply well to my short/small nails.

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Holiday VoxBox

Time to start blogging about the products in my Holiday VoxBox.  VoxBox is a sampling/product review program form Influenster, that sends out a box of free goodies once in a while, to get public opinion.
I’ll be posting pictures, maybe a video if I can figure out how to do it, and reviews of my Holiday VoxBox.  This was my first ever VoxBox, so I’m brand new to VoxBox and Blogging!  Here is a list of the items I received in my VoxBox: Quaker Oatmeal Real Medley’s Oatmeal, NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine, Kiss Nail Dress, EBoost effervescent poweder, Goody Quickstyle Brush (Half Round), Montagne Jeunesse Face Masks, and a coupon for SoleSociety.com. Super Excited, Ready, Set, Go!!!