Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Influenster Spring Beauty voxbox loot: #2 Sally Hansen Salon Effects

The second in my series of Influenster voxbox mini-reviews is for Sally Hansen salon effects nail polish strips. Once again I received this product complimentary from Influenster to review.

 I absolutely loved these. I had heard mixed and poor reviews of these in the past so I had never purchased or used them until they were sent to me. I made sure to follow all the instructions and wipe my nails with alcohol first to clean them. I found that you had to be careful not to stretch the strip too much when applying them. Overall they are pretty easy to apply though. I only messed up one nail the first time I used these and luckily you get 5 extra strips. Sally Hansen salon effects lasted for about a week on me before they started chipping. I can barely get regular nail polish to last 10 minutes on me without chipping so needless to say I was impressed lol. I really love the wide variety of available patterns which range from solid colors to crazy animal prints and glitters. I have bought another pack of these since receiving my voxbox and will continue to purchase these in the future.

Want to make your box last longer? Paint your nails a solid color and just wear a nail strip on one nail for a fun pop of color/print. Zebra print + Black polish is a cool combo.

The verdict? I love these!
Purchase at your local drugstore, grocery store or walmart

Influenster Spring Beauty voxbox loot: #1 Sheer Cover concealer

This is the first of several mini-reviews of wonderful products I received in my Influenster Spring Beauty voxbox. These products were sent to me for free for review purposes, and these opinions are 100% my own.

I decided my first mini-review will be of the Sheer Cover duo concealer because honestly this was the product I was the MOST excited about. I really have wanted to try Sheer Cover for awhile. I have a few skin issues from time to time and I like a concealer that offers heavy coverage without looking cake-y or too greasy. I also find that concealers are usually hard to match to my paler complexion. I was happy to put this one to the test.

I have used my Sheer Cover duo concealer alone for just light coverage, with foundation, and applied heavily to cover a tattoo. Here's the verdict: I found it light, and very blendable. I liked that you get two unique shades which can then be mixed to create unique shades for better color matching. I thought it was easiest to apply with fingers or a concealer brush with softer bristles. I love this for under eye circles, acne scarring, discolorations, and skin redness. I probably would not use this to cover a tattoo however because of how much product you end up using. Sheer Cover is something I would purchase for my personal use and my MUA kit because of it's versatility. Overall I was impressed with this product, and will be getting more. 

I used my Sheer Cover duo concealer in light/medium  set with powder and  no foundation.

You can purchase Sheer Cover at or by calling 1-877-489-2035