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Influenster | Sally Hansen Total Knockout VoxBox - Swatches & Review

Hi babes! It's been awhile since I received an Influenster VoxBox. Imagine my surprise when a fewof weeks ago, I received an e-mail saying one was being sent out to me - and with nail polish in it (right up my alley)! I received the Sally Hansen Total Knockout VoxBox with three nail polishes inside - Jaded, Red My Lips and Pat On The Black.

Sally Hansen Jaded, Red My Lips and Pat On The Black
Jaded (which I already own) is an extremely sheer seafoam green. Beautiful color but the opacity sucks. You need at least 4-5 coats to get it looking nice. Red My Lips is your typical deep red. Two coats does the trick but again, it's just your run-of-the-mill red. Nothing real special. Also, this stains to make sure to use a nice base coat beforehand. Pat On The Black looks to be a nice deep blackened purple. Maybe like OPI Lincoln Park After Dark? Unfortunately, I can only speculate (check out why down below) and have no idea what the formula and application is like. Sorry, guys! 

Complete Salon Manicure means that it does seven different things all in one polish: color, top coat, base coat, strengthener, gel shine, chip treatment and growth treatment. Personally, I think it's hard to promise those because everyone's nail react differently to polish. One polish may stay on for me but could peel of in sheets for my mom. 

I had heard some people who received this box had some packaging issues - or lack of. Some came with little to no bubblewrap to protect the polishes. All three were bubblewrapped separately so thankfully nothing broke. I also heard reports of bottles leaking and am happy to say I didn't experience that either. I did, however, have my own crappy experience. My bottle of Pat On The Black refused to open. I've had everyone and their mom try to open this sucker and it won't budge. No hot water, holding it upside down, saturating it in acetone nor simple man power would open this baby up. So unfortunately, I can't give an honest review of that polish. Whomp whomp. Figures that was the color I was most excited to try.


Overall, I enjoyed this VoxBox but was left feeling like I was missing something. Maybe if they included spring colors it would've gotten me more excited? I was a little bit bummed about Pat On The Black not opening but obviously, that's not their fault. The formula for Red My Lips was amazing. Super opaque and just the right consistency. Jaded, unfortunately, not so much. Don't get me wrong, the color is pretty once you get three to four layers on your nails to reach opaqueness.

Are you currently part of Influenster? If not, what the heck are you waiting for? It's FREE, people! You don't have to do a single thing (except for some surveys to actually get you qualified for a box). Pretty ah-mazing, right? Hurry and go join!

*Influenster sent me this box for a 100% honest review. 

27 comments

  1. I never get cool VoxBoxes like this! Mine are all cookies or insoles or deodorant...

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  2. Fun! I agree on needing some spring shades though ;)

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  3. I really like these polishes. They save me time in not having to pile on coats of different nail polishes!

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  4. The mint and red are pretty. Bummer about the other polish... Have you tried a piece of rubber to get a good grip on it to get the cap off, after the hot water? Gah! It drives me crazy that it can't be opened. LOL!

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  5. Pretty shades, but that's crazy that the bottle would NOT open! I hate it when lids get stuck!

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  6. Bummer about Pat on the Black!!! I gave up on Influenster, I never got cool stuff like this!

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  7. Have you tried putting a rubber band around the bottle and the cap, to give you a really good grip? That always works for me!

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  8. I love Jaded, it's one of my favorite SH colors!

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  9. Ack... such an awesome voxbox. I don't participate in Influenster as much as I would like because the send all their boxes to me parcel post and it takes over a month to get here. I'm waiting for my Dove one but it looks like it won't get here till end of February or later. I love those colors - they are beautiful! :)

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  10. I love these shades and they look so great together!

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  11. The Jade is gorgeous, but knowing it takes so many coats to cover I think I pass. So sorry to hear about your other polish. That must be torture not being able to open it!!

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  12. You have cute nails. I love the nail polishes they sent you. I believe I signed up for this Influenster thingie but totally forgot about it.

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  13. Bummer about Pat on the Black. It's one of my fave Sally Hansen CSM shades. I love how you put the other two together!

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  14. I forgot about Vox Box. I got one once but it didn't have pretty polish like these.

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  15. i love those two colors together

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  16. This SH line is in my top 5 favorite nail polishes!

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  17. The mint shade isn't for me but those other two are great! Love this formula!

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  18. I really like the mint shade a ton! It's really pretty : )

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  19. i saw a lot of people post this box on IG an most had some of the same issues you mentioned. i just feel like the colors you did get to open were very "meh"
    perhaps one day we'll find out what is pat On The Black lol

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  20. Gorgeous gorgeous photo. I love the Jaded shade and I've had good luck with Sally Hansen in the past.

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  21. Those are so pretty!! Especially the mint!

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  22. It's too bad two of the colors were duds, but at least the red is great!

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  23. What a great VoxBox! Did you try wrapping an elastic band around the cap of your polish? That always gets it open for me!

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  24. I was once able to open a stubborn bottle by soaking it in very hot water for a few seconds at a time. I remember Pinning a tip about that a long time ago. I love that Jaded color, but not the opacity. I miss getting VoxBoxes! I guess I'm not very influential! lol

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  25. Hey Noelle, great Sally Hansen review and pics! I think you would enjoy our Sally Hansen Triple Shine Challenge. Your pics are awesome and would rock the competition. Take a look: www.preen.me/tripleshine

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