Wednesday, December 28, 2011
even though i haven't been posting on here, i still try to keep up with new things. i read about influenster on one of my FAAAAAAVORITE blogger's websites... kimberlee! she reviewed a box a while back and i was intrigued enough to sign up for influenster myself.
with influenster, you fill out surveys and earn "badges" (for example, you can earn a badge for having a smart phone). as you earn the badges, you can qualify to get a "voxbox" ... which is a box of complimentary goodies to try out. it's really a simple concept ... plus, i love getting boxes in the mail :p
i love trying new stuff, especially samples. but they actually send you full sized products which is pretty cool. i qualified for the holiday voxbox (i kinda adore the little santa hat on the card that came in the box, seen at the top of this post).
i earned enough badges to qualify for the bonus product. i received the "x out wash-in" treatment (from the makers of proactiv). i have to admit, i did not try this yet..but i read the bottle and the concept is pretty cool. you can use it three different ways and it kills bacteria. the most attractive way to me was as a spot treatment because thankfully my skin is pretty good (and has been pretty good which is why i haven't tried it yet). i did have a family member be my giunea pig over the holidays and it worked great for them!
as for the products that everyone received...here's what i thought of everything:
impress press-on manicure by broadway nails: i'll admit...i still haven't tried these. i have never used fake nails in my life so i'm kinda hesitant. my nails are fragile as it is. however, there's always a first time for everything..so i miiiiight just try them out for new year's eve. i really like the patterns that they have for these and i have to admit that i was tempted to buy another pattern at the store before i received these. i have been seeing the commercials for this product a lot lately. i think it will probably take off for people who do already use fake nails. the concept seems really simple (even for beginners) - peel the plastic off of the back of the nail and press on. also, was a bit disappointed because the box came damaged :(
softsoap coconut scrub body bar: omg. this smells AMAZING. like absolutely amazing. it lathers well...and smells amazing. yeah, that's all i really need. i still wouldn't completely get rid of my normal body wash (neutrogena rainbath which i've been using for years)...but this might become a new must-have in my shower. my skin is really sensitive and this didn't irritate me at all.
montagne jeunesse face mask: i don't think i really even need to post a review for this! i always got these as stocking stuffers. always has been a great product for me. i received "dead sea" and it left my skin very soft (as these products always do) and refreshed.
new york color liquid lip shine: i received the shade "new york nude" which is a really pretty nude (well, durf tee). but i like it a lot. it smells like a vanilla cupcake and looks super pretty. i LOVE new york color products and always buy their lip glosses. love that it has vitamin e in it!
mentos pure fresh gum: okay...i have a confession. i have the worst gum habit ever. like, a pack a day of orbit kind of habit. i only two types of gum. orbit wintermint and this. i've used this before i received it in the box and i'll continue using it. i like that it has a minty center. i'm not a fan of the container though.
larabar - OMG. hands down my favorite item in the box. is that bad? of course, it's a food item. the flavor that i received was coconut cream pie. i'm absolutely buying some more of these. i'd say it's a great snack or breakfast on the run. soooooo good. i thought i tasted a fig taste (the package says dates. i always confuse the two. or are they the same thing? i have no idea, but it was still yummy).
i have to say, i was impressed with this voxbox! i hope that i qualify for more in the future and i'd definitely recommend any blogger (or girl ,for that matter) to sign up for one of these boxes.
ARE YOU A MEMBER OF INFLUENSTER? DO YOU BELONG OR SUBSCRIBE TO ANY OF THESE TYPES OF SITES?