Friday, March 1, 2013

Sweetheart VoxBox From Influenster!

This week I received my very first Influenster VoxBox, the Valentine's Day themed Sweetheart Box!  

Influenster is "Basically, Influenster is a place for culture junkies to come together and share their unique opinions of products and experiences. Active members of Influenster get exclusive access to deals, promotions, and swag from brands that thrive off the input (the good, the bad, and the ugly -- they just want to know what's up)."

Here is a quick rundown of what I got in my box:
  • Skinnygirl Daily On-The-Go Bars (Coco)-$9.99
  • Olay Fresh Effects {Va-Va-Vivid} Powered Contour Cleansing System-$12.99
  • Olay Fresh Effects {Shine, Shine Go Away!} Shine Minimizing Cleanser-$6.99
  • Secret Clinical Strength Stress Response-$7.99-$9.99
  • Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray-$6.00

 Full shot of everything

Skinnygirl Daily On-The-Go Bar, Coco-Nut

These bars have only 180 calories, are natural, kosher, & high in fiber.  The best part though? They taste amazing!  I ate mine at 8:30 AM and wasn't hungry again until nearly 2 PM.  I loved the flavor and it didn't have that weird diet bar taste like most I have tried (I think it's the artificial sweetener?) I'd really love to try the other flavors also: Banana Oatmeal Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Multi-grain Pretzel, & Greek Yogurt Blueberry Crisp.  The website shows them for $12.99, marked down to $9.99 for 5 bars.  For me, that's pretty expensive when I'm used to 5 granola bars costing $3.   
OVERALL: I may or may not purchase again, I really love them but the price is a bit out of my range.

Olay Fresh Effect {Va-Va-Vivid} Powered Contour Cleansing System

 This is a battery powered, vibrating, triangle shaped cleansing brush. Designed to reach deep into contours & remove dirt, oil and makeup from hard to reach places.  Normally I wash my face with plain ole water on a washcloth, I have a very dry face so anything more than that is generally just drying and uneccesary.  However, I loved this brush! It was so much easier to get into the creases around my nose and eyes with this triangle brush.  I also loved the bristles, they were soft enough not to be overly abrasive but firm enough to remove the flaky skin from my face. The system here (brush and shine minimizing cleanser is $12.99)
OVERALL: Yes I would purchase this system again

Olay Fresh Effects {Shine, Shine Go Away!} Shine Minimizing Cleanser

(Included in above picture)

This is a daily cleanser that lathers and sinks into the pores of your skin to help reduce appearance of pores and shine.  Personally, I have very dry skin so there isn't a lot of shine to begin with but I did love the smell and how clean and fresh it made my face feel.  I plan to have a friend with more oily skin try this for better results.  This sells for $5.99 (at Target) and seems to be a decent deal.
OVERALL: No, I would not purchase this cleanser because it did not fit my needs.  However, Olay Fresh Effects {Bead Me Up!} exfoliating cleanser is something I will likely purchase.

Secret Clinical Strength Stress Response Deodorant

This is a deodorant specially design to protect you from all types of sweat, heat, movement and stress.  Stress sweat comes from a different gland and smells the worst!  It's proven 4x more effective than regular antiperspirant.  First of all, I love the scent- Serene Citrus.  After wearing this deodorant for 12 hours today, I can still smell the scent every time I move my arms.  I haven't done anything particularly exerting or stressful today, nor has it been hot outside so I can't really rate the protection in extreme conditions but I did stay dry today though :)  The price is $7.99-$9.99 so it's a few dollars more than what I normally wear (Old Spice Denali, about $4)  It's available in my local Walmart, Target, Dollar General, CVS, Walgreen's & more!
OVERALL: Yes, I would buy this product.  The main reason I wear men's deodorant is I like being able to smell the scent at the end of the day to know it's working and this deodorant definitely did that.  The scent was there without being over powering, and it kept me dry.  The price isn't much more than what I use now, so it's a great product in my opinion.

Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray

This is a texturizing spray infused with Dead Sea salt and sea kelp. It helps create voluminous texturized and wind swept waves.  I had combed some knots out of my hair so I used this on a test section there.  I didn't really notice a big difference, just slightly more defined curls, and it smells great.  One thing I noticed was the residue I felt on my hair and hands that was just like the residue from the salt air at the beach and it made my hair very dry.  I'm going to try this again the next time I wear my hair curly with a fresh start and I'll update then.
This sells for $6 for a full size bottle, $4.74 at Walmart (link below)
***OVERALL: Undecided, based on this trial, probably would not purchase.  I will update after I try this product again.***

Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.  These are my honest opinions, not influenced by anyone.

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