Elvive by L’Oréal Paris VoxBox


I received my second VoxBox from Influenster this past week. This time I got the Elvive Revive box from L’Oréal Paris. This box only came with one product unlike the last box I received. It’s a free full sized product though, so I certainly can’t complain. Especially since I love hair products. It still amazes me that I’m able to receive products to try for free in exchange for my opinions on them.

With this Elvive VoxBox, you could actually receive one of three different hair products from L’Oréal’s Elvive line. This line of products is aimed at repairing hair damage. You could either get the Damage-Erasing Balm, Extraordinary Oil Treatment, or the Color Vibrancy Repair and Protect Balm. You didn’t get to pick which one you wanted. Influenster does that themselves based on your responses to their survey that you have to respond to before you can be in the running.

I wasn’t sure which product I was going to be receiving until it came in the mail. I thought for sure I was going to receive the oil treatment for some reason. To my surprise, I opened my box to find the Total Repair 5 Damage-Erasing Balm. I was super excited! This is actually the product I was hoping for. I’m sure the oil is great too, but I already have a multitude of hair oils and wanted to try something different.


I opened the balm to see what it smelled like, and it smells amazing. It also has a nice texture that isn’t too thick or too runny. It’s just right. This balm works just like a conditioner, and the directions on the label says that you can use it every day. I only wash my hair every other day, but I’ve been using each time I shower. The label also says to leave in for 3-4 minutes and then rinse. I was a bit surprised by that time length because every other hair mask I have used has said to leave on between 7 and 15 minutes. I’ve used it a total of three times so far, and I do really like it. It actually seems to work better than the conditioner I had been using before this. It does leave my hair feeling soft and I’m able to comb through my hair easily afterwards without worrying about tangles.

With that said, there are a couple deep conditioning masks I’ve used prior to this that I do like better because they seem to penetrate the hair on a deeper level. However, this product is certainly great for every day use, and you can always substitute a deeper treatment in once a week.

Once you get a VoxBox, there are a variety of tasks you can complete in order to earn that particular badge and be in the running for more products. Now this is something that I hope Influenster improves in the future. There are so many ways you can review and promote a product online, but right now you usually only have a few options you can do to complete the badge. I don’t think you need to earn the badges to be included in other VoxBox campaigns because I never completed the Sparkle VoxBox badge and I still got this box. However, I did really want to complete this badge until I saw the options. In order for me to complete the badge for this, I have to post a video review on either Instagram or YouTube. Why can’t a written review, like this one, be enough to earn the badge? It isn’t even an option for this campaign, which I don’t find fair. Now I most likely will not earn this badge because I don’t exactly feel comfortable doing a video review. I posted a YouTube video a long time ago and someone left a comment saying that I had huge teeth. Ever since then, I’ve been slightly hesitant about posting videos of me talking. I know you can disable comments, but I’ll always wonder if people are judging my teeth, my voice, or anything else.


I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

35 thoughts on “Elvive by L’Oréal Paris VoxBox

  1. I’ve never used this, I have dyed hair at the ends so I might give it a go. I’m really sorry you had such a horrible experience on YouTube. People have said my teeth are a bit big too, it does knock your confidence. Honestly, though you shouldn’t let a stranger behind a computer screen put you down! xxx

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    1. My ends are due for a trim soon. They get stringy pretty fast. You are so right. I generally try to be pretty confident in myself, but my teeth are a weakness for me. I’m around a lot of people with perfect teeth, so it’s easy to be self conscious about. I’ve never had any cosmetic dental work done like braces or anything, which a lot of people have.

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      1. I can relate to that, I don’t like it when anyone jokes about mine, even if it’s my brother winding me up. I’ve got braces on now but my teeth will always be big. Slowly learning to love them, the dentist did say that larger teeth make you look younger when you get older so there’s that perk!

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  2. My hair is always in need of a good mask! I love that this one smells good, sometimes you open the bottle/jar and it’s like… NO thanks.
    Also, I completely understand the anxiety that comes from YouTube or posting any video of yourself, but SCREW what other people think and say! Anyone who is trying to bring you down is really just drowning in their own insecurity. Do what YOU want to do, and just remember that anyone who is successful will always have the most critiques because they want to do what you’re doing. You’re amazing girl!

    Susie | http://milehighdreamers.com

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    1. Hair masks have been a life saver for me. My hair grows so fast now too. Close to an inch a month! It was only growing about half that before I started using hair masks. You are totally right though. I might still end doing the video so I can get my badge.


  3. I got the oil! I’ve used it & need to start working on my post for it!
    I noticed that about getting the badge too. I was sad when I saw it because I don’t wanna make a video either but I want the badge lol I might just make a short one on IG & delete it after I get the badge or something.
    That’s so mean that someone commented on your teeth. I don’t get why or how people have fun being internet bullies. :-/ I’m sorry that was said to you! You look so cute in that selfie.

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    1. I thought about doing that too, but Influenster says they can revoke badges so I was scared that would happen. lol I was kind of confused about the Instagram video option. Doesn’t instagram only let you post 1 minute videos? How do you do a review in 1 minute? Unless you do a live story video, but then it only stays for a short time I think. Like I said though, I never completed the Sparkle box badge, but I was still able to get this one. I think that as long as you complete the mandatory survey they send you later, it should be okay. I think the badges just allow you to win even more products.

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      1. Oh, shit. They can revoke badges? Lol yeah, that’s what I was gonna do; a quick 1-min review like “I just used it” show the product & my hair off, I wouldn’t delete it then!
        I never got a mandatory survey for my Covergirl box but I’ve already gotten the survey for the hair oil. I hope I didn’t miss it somehow? I checked my spam and everything.

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      2. Wow, really? I didn’t get a survey for my hair balm yet. But it took 6-7 weeks after receiving my Sparkle VoxBox before they sent me the survey. I thought I missed it too. Yours will probably come eventually.

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  4. I’m glad you liked the product! I find it so hard to get products from Influenster. I think I’ve only ever gotten two boxes in the last 5 years. They do make it challenging. I’ve never tried hair balm before. I only ever use shampoo and conditioner.

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    1. Wow, really? This is my second box in two and a half months. I think having a higher impact score is helpful (if you connect all your social media accounts, the amount of followers you have goes towards your score). You also have to make sure to fill out all the snap survey’s that show up because that helps them verify which products would be good for you to try.


  5. Lovely review, I’ll have to try this out! I’ve been on Influenster for a few months and haven’t gotten a box yet. By the way, Im sorry that person was so rude. I hope you decide to make a video if you’d like the badge – I’d watch it! ☺️

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  6. To be honest, I think it’s really bad that there’s no other way to review than a video – as you mentioned, some people aren’t comfortable being on camera and writing is just as effective. This sounds pretty good, but my hair (bc it’s so damn thick) would probably need something heavier. Great review!xx

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  7. I’m so going to get this product then, my hair is so coarse! Btw, you are beautiful, seriously dont let some asshat win! They are probably just miserable with themselves, and have nothing better to do! Don’t let their shade dim your light Britney!

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  8. It’s such a shame that you need to do a video to get the badge because so many people are not comfortable doing videos – if you take me for example, I am quite awkward and insecure in front of the camera. I’m sorry you’ve had people leave unnecessarily rude comments, it’s such a shame that some feel the need to bring others down! It’s great that you had a good experience with the product though, I’ve been looking for a new mask for a while so will be considering this one for sure:)

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  9. I’ve never used any sort of hair mask, but I bet it would really benefit me. My hair’s so hard to style a lot of the time, because I really don’t pay enough attention to it and rarely use conditioner (I’m so lazy). This review has definitely made me want to try a few new products to see if they make a difference!

    As for the vlogging thing, I understand what you mean. I’ve vlogged once, but didn’t promote it or anything, so lucky only blogger friends saw it. I don’t think I could cope with appearance/personality comments either, but pretty much every vlogger gets them. I definitely wouldn’t let it bother you! If you want to vlog, do it, don’t let the idiots get you down!

    – Amy (mamyology.com)

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  10. Aww, don’t let that one comment get you down. You are not alone. I can’t get a voxbox because I don’t have a cellphone 😦 which I am bummed about. You need a cellphone to post on Instagram.

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  11. Awesome post, Britney! You did a great job of explaining the voxbox process and reviewing the product you got (: I might try this balm now that I know more about it haha glad you’re loving it xoxo

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