Sometime in February, I was sent a survey to see if I qualify for their February VoxBox (box o sample goodies), and I logged in and took the survey. To my great surprise, a couple weeks later, I heard back from Influenster, that I was slated to receive the February box, titled Sugar & Spice. Seriously, I could not contain myself and let out a little SQUEE!
I am going to review these items a bit differently. In addition to writing this review about what i received and my initial reactions to them, I will also write individual posts about each item individually, so that my family and I can thoroughly test the items. I think that's the most fair way to evaluate everything, AND keep you all in the loop. Sounds good?? Okay great!
Ok, enough rambling about my excitement, and on to the awesomeness in my box.
|Love the box- I knew it was coming but was unsure WHEN it would get get here!|
|Sugar & Spice VoxBox February 2013|
Looks like SEVEN awesome items, for free to try?! Alright!
|The awesome Influenster card|
|Back of the card, with brands, sizes and pricing. I wish all companies did this!!|
I absolutely LOVE the little cards that come in my monthly subscription boxes, and was THRILLED that Influenster sends one with their VoxBoxes. The best part? On the back of the card, there is a list and description of everything in the box, along with the suggested retail price. I LOVE this, and it makes it SO much easier to calculate the value of the box. Best idea ever! You listening, Influenster? Keep up the great work!
|Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes, box of 20 individually wrapped wipes, and 5 $2 off coupons|
|Nectresse No calorie sweetener, box of 40 packets and a recipe book|
Next up, is a new artificial sweetener from the makers of Splenda, called Nectresse. This sweetener is 100% natural, is made from monk fruit, and has NO calories. My husband uses Splenda in his coffee (and I bake with it occasionally), so I was very excited to see this in my box! My husband will review it and give me an honest and real opinion; I can't wait for him to try it! Okay, I'll try it too, but his opinion will be more valuable- he uses artificial sweetener regularly, whereas, I do not.
|I think the packets are super cute!|
|Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer Total Moisture lotion, 6.5 oz can|
I seriously SQUEEed when I saw this next item, y'all. It's a spray on lotion by Vaseline. I know you all have joined me in the quest for the ultimate lotion: moisturizing but not greasy, long lasting, pleasant smelling, and works on winter skin. Because I am familiar with this quest, I am always excited to try out new lotions- especially when they are free! I've used spray on sunscreen before, and this works basically the same way: you turn the head of the sprayer to line up, and press the button. Once the lotion comes out, you rub it in. Easy peasy! I am super excited to try this out, and i think it will be PERFECT on my sad and dry winter skin! If you would like to try this out, it is available HERE for $5.94 (but out of stock online when I wrote this); according to the insert card, the regular retail price is $7.99 for the 6.5 oz can.
|belVita Breakfast Biscuits, pack of 4 biscuits|
The final thing I received in my box is the Colgate Optic White Regimen: toothbrush, toothpaste and mouthwash. This collections advertises a whiter smile in just five days, versus using regular toothpaste alone. Love it!
|Colgate Optic White toothbrush with whitening cups|
|Colgate Optic White toothpaste, 4 oz tube|
Having a toothbrush without toothpaste is pretty useless, right? Well, have no fear because Influenster thought the same thing, and sent me a full size tube of the Colgate Optic White toothpaste! This paste used hydrogen peroxide to remove stains, and promises to deliver whiter teeth in one week. I want whiter teeth! I can't wait to give this a go! I'm a huge believe in using hydrogen peroxide for basically everything, so I'm super excited to try this out! If you want a tube of this for your very own, you can purchase a two pack HERE, for $5.92 (but it's out of stock right this second). According to the insert card, the 4 oz tubes have a suggested retail of $2.99.
|Colgate Optic White mouthwash, 8 oz bottle|
I also tried to make a VIDEO of my first impressions to this box: enjoy the craziness that is trying to make a video at my home :)
Well, there is my February VoxBox First Look! The total retail value of everything I received (taken from the insert card!) is $27.68- SO awesome! I am really excited to give everything a test spin, and will post results as soon as I can. One thing I really love is that everything I received can be found at my local 'Mart, or any other retailer. It's nice that I don't have to chase around looking for these things, if I really love them, and it makes it easier for you guys to find them too!
Until next time, my lovelies- stay beautiful!
Disclaimer: "I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes." Although I have received these products at NO charge to me, my thoughts and opinions (as always) are my own, and a true and honest review of the products. No amount of freebies or money would ever change that! None of the links in this post are referral links.