The other day we received our Uni VoxBox of college essentials from Influenster to try out! This box was full of amazing goodies for any girl on who has a hard life at college and needs a little help.
Naturally they sent us one.
As you can see this box was literally full of fun and useful things. We were stoked to try them all out, and we had a lot of fun doing it. We really liked the thought that was put into the box. They featured items from about every major category that you need as female college student. It was really nice to try items that are specifically geared just for girls like us. We wanted to go a little more in depth with each product as far as what we liked about them and all so we created this mega post of review awesomeness for you all. We also have some future plans to feature more products in some posts to come, so keep your eyes peeled.
Without further ado… the mega review!
1. The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword!
As you may or may not have guessed, college sometimes means writing piles and piles of notes in your classes. Since you’re writing so many notes, no ordinary pen will do! You need a pen that is comfortable, strong, and won’t make your hand cramp on the 30th essay question. This Pilot Accroball pen was definitely all that for me. It had a really comfortable grip on it so that my fingers were really comfortable when I wrote with it. The point was nice as well, not too sharp, and the ink was really smooth. I also liked the colors that these came in. Lets face it, the snazzier the pen looks, the better it is, am I right? Besides, I have a reputation to keep up, I can’t be having the “Bob’s Tip Top Towing Service” pen I picked up from the hall floor cramping my style. This pen saved me from the embarrassment have having too boring of a pen. Which is a real thing…
2. Tea Time with Red Rose!
Sometimes, in college you end up waking up super late for a morning class and end up needing to basically roll out of bed and go. Red Rose’s Water Enhancers were really good for times like these when you just need to grab a bottle of water on your way out the door. You can put a couple drops of the water enhancer in the bottle and you’ll have some nice tea to drink. I think that this will work for a lot of people and they’ll like it quite well, but I didn’t like it at all. Yes it was really easy and simple to use, but it didn’t have a great taste to it. To me it just tasted like instant tea, which I really hate the taste of. However, my mom and brother really liked it; so I guess that some people don’t mind it tasting more like instant tea, though for me it was just a bit icky. Check out my instavideo showing how the Red Rose Water Enhancer works, and follow me while you’re at it!
3. Blinding Fuschia
Every college girls that you always need to look for the handsome men on campus, and a good way to do that is to wear a fun lip color. NYC’s Expert Last Lip Color has some really fun selections. I tried out the Forever Fuschia shade, and let me tell you, it was REALLY bright, like, a big fuschia sunburst exploded on my lips. Normally I like to wear a sort of bright lipstick, but for me this was a bit over the top. It wouldn’t be a color that I would want to wear all of the time, but more for times when I’m really feeling adventurous. If you’re looking for muted plain colors, then look away. These seem to be pretty pigmented. As for the formula, it was a bit drying on my lips, but I also didn’t put lip balm on under it, so that could’ve affected how dry it was. Even though it was a bit on the dry side, it lasted a really long time, which is good because the whole point of this line of color is its lasting power; especially with those handsome college men we keep talking about. All in all I would say it was a good lip color, especially for the price.
4. Cover Up Your Nasty
So back to those handsome college men, you need to make sure that when you go out you make yourself look as flawless as possible, a good foundation helps. Rimmel London’s Stay Matte Foundation really worked well for me. It’s a really matte formula, as you may have guessed from the title, which is perfect for my oily skin type. Its hard to get a matte foundation to stay matte all day on my skin, but these really did the job. My face was matte literally all day. It also has really good coverage, it covered up everything it needed to. The only downside is that shade that they sent was too dark for me. I have really pale skin so, I often have trouble finding foundation to match my skin. My heart was torn, but it was no surprise that it didn’t quite match up. Other than that this was pretty much the perfect foundation for my skin. I’m gonna go buy a shade that actually fits my skin color!
|with my right shade 🙂|
Continuing on with your main goal of hunting a potential mate, you wanna make yourself as fake as possible, because you know, if he really saw your lips, skin, and nails, he would run away screaming. These imPRESS press on nails from Broadway Nails will help make your philangies look a little less threatening. The ones we were sent was a nice frosted pink color, not too crazy or anything. I also liked the length of these nails. They were a nice normal nail color length, not like a tigers claws or anything resembling a gurl from Jersey. The fact that they are press on nails was really convenient because sometimes it’s a pain to try and glue nails on. It’s also great for a college girl on a budget because your nails can still look fabulous even though you have no money to go to the nail salon and get them done for real.
6. You Need It
Let’s face it, we’re women and mystical creatures, slaves to the lunar cycle. So you probably need something to handle that. We were sent a nice box of Playtex Sport Fresh Balance tampons for that special time. I normally use this brand and type of tampons anyway so I was already won over, although I had never tried the Fresh Balance ones. Playtex Sport tampons are pretty nice because they are comfortable, and it feels like they’re not even there, which is nice to forget that the red devil is attacking your uterus for a week. All in all this is a really nice brand that I have used for years and I highly recommend it.
Well, thats it for our Mega Uni VoxBox review. We hope you enjoyed it, and get a chance to check out some of these products for yourself!