Hello from sunny Florida!! Kyle and I made it safely, although the road trip and arrival were not without their hiccups. We’ve been so spoiled staying in our own home for over a year that we had forgotten all of the craziness that comes along with the baseball life. Needless to say, we have bounced back from a very interesting day and are now settling in quite nicely.
A while ago, I received the Influesnter Sally Hansen Total Knock Out Voxbox and although I didn’t think this particular box warranted its own unboxing video, I did want to do a little review for y’all on here.
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This #CSMTKO box featured three of the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polishes, which are a sort of one-stop-shop manicure in a bottle. The formula is designed to act as a base coat, color, and shiny top coat. I have a few of these in my collection, but until I received this box, I always just treated them like all of my other polish and used them in conjunction with my base and top coats. However, I decided to put these to the test and use them as intended. The result was slightly life changing. Okay, I’m being a little dramatic here, but I was SO impressed with how well the formula held up, how shiny the polish was, and how quickly it dried. In the future, I’m definitely going to check this line first if I’m on the hunt for a particular color because the convenience factor is pretty unbeatable.
The formula itself varied from color to color, but was generally easy to apply, especially with the extra wide, rounded brush. The polish dried completely in just a few minutes, and my manicure lasted well for nearly a week. And when I say “lasted well,” I mean that there was virtually no chipping. I’m a little OCD and if there is a chip that I can see, the whole manicure has got to go.
Now that I’ve talked to you about the formula in general, let’s dive in to the three colors that came in this Voxbox. I didn’t think that they were anything mind blowing, but the shades were nice for what they were.
Red My Lips : a candy apple red crelly polish. A great red, but I’ve got at least three similar colors in my collection already. This applied like a dream and was opaque in just two coats.
Jaded : a mint creme polish. For being a creme polish, this formula was insanely sheer. This photo shows three coats, and as you can see, it still appears streaky in spots. The mint is nice, but again, I’ve got quite a few dupes lying around.
Pat On The Black : an extremely deep purple creme polish. Okay, this one grabbed by attention. It’s not an earth shattering concept and I’ve owned colors like this in the past, but I was excited by the almost black shade of this polish. The formula of this one was smooth and opaque in two coats.
Overall, I was happy with this Voxbox, and more than anything, I’m glad it forced me to really put the Complete Salon Manicure formula to the test. I will definitely be adding more of these to my collection in the future!
Best & Blessings,
**Disclaimer: This box was sent for my consideration and review, and as always all opinions are 100% honest and my own.