Beauty Blogger VoxBox Review!

If you’ve been keeping up with my most recent posts, you might have noticed that a few of my reviews mentioned that I received the featured product by way of my Beauty Blogger VoxBox- and I just wanted to share the full details on what was inside my Beauty Blogger VoxBox as well as my overall impression with you guys :)

Inside my Beauty Bloggers VoxBox I received an NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Limited Edition Compact, Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin, a Bath & Body Works Fall Mini-Candle, Kiss Ever Pro Lash Starter Kit, a sample/travel sized tube of Not Your Mother’s Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream, samples of Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Cleanser and Night Cream for Normal/Dry skin, and a packet of eBoost supplement.

The box was stocked generously with some pretty impressive products that I just knew I’d love – I thought I’d include my general impression  of each product, but please feel free to click on each products name for my full review/run down!

NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Limited Edition Compact: I loved the dark colors that Influenster sent my way. I was already in the market for grey eyeshadow to complete a smoky eye look that I was going for, so I was pleased to receive this compact. The color payoff was great, and my one complaint is that the included primer was too oily. Other than that, the IndividualEyes is a great compact with an even greater price.

Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin: I’ve been using these spin pins since I received them – that’s how much I love them. They’re super easy to use, and don’t pull on my hair like ponytails do. They’re great stocking stuffers!

Bath & Body Works Fall Mini-Candle: I received the White Barn No.1 in Nutmeg and Spice and I flat out did not enjoy this candle. It gave me a terrible headache and smelled too thick and heady. However, using the coupon included in my VoxBox, combined with a sale on B&BW’s website I was able to score quite a few mini candles (see the full post for my review of each scent here) and since that post, have burned half of them through. My favorites are Autumn, ‘Tis the Season, and Cinnamon Sugared Donut.

Kiss Ever PRO Lash Starter Kit: I loved these lashes – easy to apply, and ultra glamorous, what more could a girl ask for???

Not Your Mother’s Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream: If you get a chance to buy/try this cream then please do! I loved how well this cream worked (teaser: there are pic’s in my full review here!) and still can’t get over how fun it is to have beautiful, envy-worthy curls!

Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Cleanser and Night Cream for Normal/Dry skin: I’ve long heard of this brand and was completely thrilled to finally have a chance to try it. Boots No7 definitely lives up to the hype and I totally plan on trying more of their makeup and skincare offerings.

I have to say- I really really loved this box. I do review a lot of beauty products on here, so getting to try news ones and letting you know if they’re worth the hype is always a treat! I loved discovering a new cleanser and lotion, and using the spin pin, and even getting some curls out of my hair with Not Your Mother’s Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream – so if you’re active on social media and would be interested in the Influenster VoxBox program, leave me your email address in the comments below! The first person to comment with their email address gets an exclusive invite!

As always, comments and questions are welcome!

NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact Review!

I was lucky enough to get to try the NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact in Dark Shadows (0156-08) as a part of the Influenster Beauty Blogger Vox Box program. I’ve been an NYC cosmetics fan since their inception (way back when I was in middle school), and love their IndividualEyes Custom Compacts line.

Each compact includes an applicator, four shades of eyeshadow powder, a primer base, and an illuminator base. The Dark Shadows compact comes with shadows ranging from white to back, with a nice silver, and a rich grey in between- all of which I’ve swatched for you below! I really loved the shadows, they weren’t terribly pigmented – however, they were consistent and buildable which is great when you’re working with heavier colors like these.

I have pretty oily lids, so the primer base – which is creamy/oily, did nothing but crease on me. However, my sister has dryer lids and it worked nicely for her. I love the illuminator – it works as a great highlighter. It’s buildable, but you have to rub it in well. The compact also includes a convenient application guide – a great little detail that I just love!

Overall, it’s a great beauty find, and at such a great price it definitely deserves a spot in any beauty-lovers make-up collection! Each IndividualEyes Custom Compact retails at $4.99 in drugstores nationwide – which is a pretty great deal considering that you get four shadows plus a primer and highlighter. Check out NYC’s (New York Color) other offerings on their website here!

*I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster. All opinions presented here belong to The NYC Talon, and are not influenced in ANY way (for more info, please see my PR page).