Influenster hello VoxBox Review

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For those of you who are unfamiliar with influenster, it’s an online network that’s free to join. And, it’s Awesome! Basically, you fill out surveys and complete reviews to earn and boost your “badge scores” in different areas. My primary badges, are in Makeup, Dining Out, Travel, Outdoors, and Decorating. It definitely helps to have a social media presence, as posting via social media networks can work wonders to increase your scores. Based on your badge scores and other info like demographics, you may qualify for a “VoxBox.” It’s a completely FREE box of products for you to test and review. How cool is that? I recently received the Hello VoxBox, which is a brand focused box featuring hello’s naturally friendly toothpaste and mouth care products.

Here’s a look at the contents of the hello VoxBox: HelloVoxBoxProducts
I was actually pretty happy to get this box, as I’m always interested in trying out new natural products. And, coincidently, my household had just run out of toothpaste (seriously, we ran out the morning this box showed up in the mail), so it couldn’t have arrived at a better time.

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The box included the following hello products:

  • Two tubes of hello’s naturally friendly anticavity toothpaste in pink grapefruit mint and mojito mint flavors.
  • Two containers of hello’s naturally friendly supermint and pink grapefruit mint breath sprays.
  • One toothbrush.

I was most excited to try the toothpaste. I’d like to think I’m a pretty open-minded person when it comes to trying new things, so I opened up the Grape Fruit Mint tube first. I have to say the first three or four times I used it I was convinced it was the grossest combination of flavors ever. But honestly, over the last week or so it has grown on me, and now I actually kind of like it. Lets call it an acquired taste. The mojito mint flavor is a much more traditionally mint flavor. As for its effectiveness? It does the job, and my teeth feel very clean afterward. Bonus points for being free from preservatives, dyes, triclosan, microbeads and artificial sweeteners.

I’ve seen these hello breath sprays before, but had never purchased or used the product before receiving this box. It again, does the job. The nice thing about these sprays, that make them stand apart from other similar products, is that there is not any of the usual sting and artificial taste of the standard breath sprays. They are free from alcohol, dyes, and artificial sweeteners. I love that!

The toothbrush is, well…a toothbrush. It’s not the best toothbrush I’ve ever used, but again, along with the brands identity it gets bonus points for being made in the USA and is made partially with recycled materials.

Overall impressions of the hello VoxBox? I thought this was a great box to get, and so far I have had a great experience with Influenster. I love being introduced to new brands, and I will probably continue to purchase the hello products, especially the toothpaste. The box also included a $1 Target coupon, which I will probably use to try out the brand’s mouthwash (it wasn’t included in the box). I found a few products that I really like, and probably wouldn’t have tried otherwise.

Are you on Influenster? Have you received a VoxBox yet?

Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from influenster. All opinions are my own.

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Influenster #FrostyVoxBox Review

influenster ForstyVoxBox For those of you who are unfamiliar with influenster, it’s an online network that’s free to join. And, it’s Awesome! Basically, you fill out surveys and complete reviews to earn and boost your “badge scores” in different areas. My badges, are in Makeup, Dining Out, Travel, Outdoors, and Decorating. It definitely helps to have a social media presence, as posting via social media networks can work wonders to increase your scores. Based on your badge scores and other info like demographics, you may qualify for a “VoxBox.” It’s a completely FREE box of products for you to test and review. How cool is that? I recently received the Frosty VoxBox to review2014-12-28 16.15.27Here’s the first look at the contents of the Frosty VoxBox:2014-12-28 15.33.15And, a breakdown of the individual items included.

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EcoTools Hair Brush: $10.99 – EcoTools hair brushes are designed with unique features that leave your head and hair happy and healthy.

  • Impressions: I received the Full Volume Styler Hair Brush. Though this brush looks like it is good quality, and is certainly a substantial brush, it is just not the right type of brush for my particular type of hair. I have extremely curly hair, which by no means needs any help in the volume department (if anything, it needs to be tamed). This type of brush is better suited to longer, straighter hair then mine. I may keep an eye out for the other brushes in this line and see if I can find one more appropriate for me. I’m thinking their Smoothing Detangler Hair Brush would be a better bet for me.

FrostyVoxBox_RimmelRimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover: $7.49 – Gently removes all eye makeup, including long lasting and waterproof makeup, with no oily residue.

  • Impressions: I was actually really happy to receive new eyemakeup remover. I had been running low and needed to purchase a new bottle. Influenster saved me the trip!  I had not tried this brand before, and was pleased at how easy it was to remove the waterproof makeup I was wearing. It’s good quality for the price.

Rimmell Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner: $4.49 – Gives instant colour impact with its high intensity pigments. It also has an ultra smooth and creamy formula which glides on easily.

  • Impressions: This was another product I was happy to receive. I love creamy eyeliners, and am always happy to try a new one.  This one went on really easily, didn’t smudge throughout the day, and didn’t tug at the eyelid during application. It was also super easy to sharpen, which is a bonus for eyeliners (as they can be tricky sometimes). At this price point, it may be a new fave. It also looks like they have a wide range of other colors I may have to try out.

NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum: $1.99 – This is a new lipstick line from NYC. It’s availabl in twenty different shades. It claims intense, amplified color and shine that lasts up to six hours.

  • Impressions: It’s a pretty shade, and I’ll definitely use it. But, it doesn’t quite live up to claim that it lasts up to six hours. I had a hard time getting it to last two…

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No7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Sachet: Full sized would be $29.99 – This clinically proven serum is even more effective at reducing the appearance of deep lines & wrinkles, for younger looking skin in two weeks.

  • I received a sample sized sachet of this product. And though the texture and consistancy was nice, I received far too little product to accurately speak to its long term effectiveness.  I wish the sample size had been substantial enough for me to give an accurate review.

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Fruit Vines Bites: $1.79 – These are a new, soft, chewy fruit candy, available in two fruit flavors – strawberry, and cherry.

  • These are supposed to be low fat and made with no preservatives which I can definitely appreciate. They actually had pretty good flavor, and I’ll definitely pick them up again. Maybe next time I’ll try Strawberry.FrostyVoxBox_McCormick_Thyme

McCormick Gourmet Thyme: $4.79 – McCormick Gourmet’s Thyme imparts a light minty flabor that is distinctively warm and aromatic.

  • I’ve used a lot of McCormick spices before, and love cooking with thyme.  This was a full sized bottle, and I am positive we will use it all up. In my experience, thyme is great in turkey dishes, potato dishes, and most soups. It was a great addition to the Frosty VoxBox, expecially with the holiday theme.

Overall impressions of the Froxty VoxBox? I thought this was a great box to get, and so far I have had a great experience with Influenster. I found a few products that I really like, and probably wouldn’t have tried otherwise. Unfortunately, my box was missing one thing – a Celestial Tea sample, so I was unable to try that and review it. I may still go purchase a box with the included coupon, just to make sure I can complete the brand badge for this product. The value of this box was pretty awesome too, even with the missing tea sample. The #FrostyVoxBox contains about $29.00 worth of products and coupons, and it was completely free! Are you on Influenster? Have you received a VoxBox yet?

Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from influenster. All opinions are my own.

Influenster #SurfsUpVoxBox Review

IMG_4586_Fotor For those of you who are unfamiliar with influenster, it’s an online network that’s free to join. And, it’s Awesome! Basically, you fill out surveys and complete reviews to earn and boost your “badge scores” in different areas. My badges, are in Makeup, Dining Out, Travel, Outdoors, and Decorating. It definitely helps to have a social media presence, as posting via social media networks can work wonders to increase your scores. Based on your badge scores and other info like demographics, you may qualify for a “VoxBox.” It’s a completely FREE box of products for you to test and review. How cool is that? I recently received the SurfsUp VoxBox, which is intended for just getting out and enjoying summer. Influenster SurfsUp Vox BoxHere’s a look at the contents of the SurfsUP VoxBox: IMG_4588 IMG_4589_Fotor Jamba Juice Smoothie Kits: $2.99-$3.49 – The idea is that now you can enjoy your favorite Jamba Smoothie anytime, anywhere.

  • Impressions: I love Jamba Juice smoothies, so I was excited to try these out. I tried the Razzmatazz variety. I wanted to try one that I was actually familiar with, so I could more accurately compare it to the version you buy at your local Jamba Juice. This really did taste like the real thing, and was super easy since all I needed to add was apple juice, and blend it on up. I think that I still prefer to go by our local Jamba Juice and purchase a smoothie directly, but if you don’t have a local one conveniently located to you, these make-it-yourself options are great!

IMG_4590_FotorHawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun: $2.99-$8.99 – Refreshes sun-tired skin with soothing aloe gel, it provides 24 hours of luxurious moisturization with refreshing hydrating ribbons, lightweight feel, and a Coconut papaya fragrance.

  • Impressions: This product couldn’t have shown up at a better time for me. The day after I received this box, my husband and I were planning on heading out to Sonoma for a day in the sun. Upon our return home I slathered my sun drenched (and slightly red) shoulders in this lotion. I really liked the non-greasy formula, and the aloe definitely was soothing. Plus, it just smells like summer!

SinfulColors Professional Nail Polish: $1.99 – Bold, vibrant, sexy, unexpected color. It is formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP free and is never animal tested.

  • Impressions: I was super impressed by this polish. Not only by it’s super affordable price tag, but for how smooth it went on. It was a super concentrated blue color, and I really only needed one coat for full coverage. I did add a second, but it really didn’t need it. I’ll definitely be buying more.

IMG_4591_FotorFirst Aid Shot Therapy: $2.99 – FDA compliant liquid pain relief (drinkable) shot. Common uses are for headache/migraine, sore muscles, back pain and hangover headaches.

  • Impressions: This is something that I had never heard of before, and it is admittedly a weird idea to me. I haven’t actually used it yet, but I haven’t had a reason to either. It is tucked nicely in my medicine cabinet waiting for that opportunity to test it out. I’ll be sure to let you know what I think once I actually try it.

COVERGIRL Bombshell Curvaceous by LashBlast Mascara: $9.49-$11.99 – This is a new COVERGIRL mascara that features a two brush system. The first step loads on the volume, thickens and curls lashes; and the second step is a dark, intensifying topcoat that seals the look for bolder more noticeable lashes.

  • Impressions: I’m actually pretty particular about the mascara I use. There are so many different options out there that once I find one I like I stick to it. I didn’t actually have high hopes for this, as a two-step system just seemed like too much work. When I used it, I didn’t actually see much effect from step one. That may be because my lashes are already pretty long and curl pretty naturally on their own. The second step did add some great darkening color to my lashes. Lastly, I did find this mascara a bit difficult to apply. I attribute this to the fact that since it is double ended, the length of each wand is actually shorter than your normal mascara wand. Overall, the product works fine, but I don’t see myself switching to this mascara.

Overall impressions of the SurfsUp VoxBox? I thought this was a great box to get, and so far I have had a great experience with Influenster. I found a few products that I really like, and probably wouldn’t have tried otherwise. The value of this box was pretty awesome too. The #SurfsUpVoxBox contains about $28.00 worth of products and coupons, and it was completely free! Are you on Influenster? Have you received a VoxBox yet? Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from influenster. All opinions are my own.