Monday, October 28, 2013

Influenster Rose Vox Box- First Impressions!

Hello, my lovelies!

I received a shiny pink box from Influenster today, and I can't WAIT to tell you all about it!

Not familiar with Influenster?  It's a company that helps vendors get honest reviews for their products.  Influenster members are sent items (in VoxBoxes), based on profile and survey answers, to try out- totally for free!  Members can then review the items honestly, and the companies get awesome feedback.  Pretty much anything you can think of has been reviewed on Influenster- it's amazing!  You need an invitation from a member to join, and I am currently OUT of invitations (I'm sorry!!!)  To learn more, visit

Mailbox love!
I was super excited to see this box in my mailbox- I knew it was coming, but I hadn't received tracking yet.
First Peek

The Insert Card
Insert cards make me happy- I love seeing the cute graphics and descriptions of the boxes.

The Products
Influenster is awesome, because they put product descriptions and retail values on the back of the cards. 

Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles, 0.4 oz (12g)- 1 truffle, retail value $0.75.  Full size is 5.1 oz, 4 truffles, and retails for $3.00.  Available at Walmart (among other stores).
Oh. My. Gosh.  This is possibly the closest to heaven in a chocolate that I have EVER tasted.  The outside is creamy, smooth milk chocolate, and the inside is liquid milk chocolate perfection!  I had to fight my kids to get to eat this, and I'm really sorry there was only ONE in the bag. 

One lonely truffle.  Can't have that, can we??!!
I must repurchase this, STAT.  You probably should get these, too, the next time you need a guilty pleasure.
GRADE: 5/5 (can I give this a higher score?  I NEED THESE IN MY LIFE.  Just calorie free, please...what? A girl can dream!)

Kiss Gradation Polishes in Film Noir, 3 6.0ml (0.20 fl oz) bottles- full size, retail value $6.97.  Available at Walmart (among other stores, insert card said Walgreens, but I couldn't find it on their website).
I love me ombre nails.  Just last week, mine were pink to purple ombre, and I was really excited when I saw this kit!  This polish kit comes with three polishes: a base (of which you apply two coats and let them dry), a darker shade (that you apply to 2/3 of your nail, one hand at a time), and a glitter polish (that you layer over the second shade, while still wet, on the top 1/3 of your nail.  That's why the second shade is applied to one hand at a time).

Swatch of Kiss Gradation Polishes in Film Noir
This took me two times to get the hang of doing, mostly because the step 3 (glitter) polish is really thick and gloopy.  My nails looked perfect the first time around, for about five minutes, and then I gummed them all up at the tips while taking pizza out of the oven.  I removed everything and started again, and went a bit thinner with my second and third shade- and they turned out perfect.  I will probably look for the blue kit in this series- this is definitely worth picking up!
GRADE: 4/5 (gloopy glitter isn't fun, but it was definitely workable once I got the hang of it.)

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam mascara in Black (01), 0.41 fl oz (12mL)- full size, retail value $6.99.  Available at CVS (among other stores).

In all honesty, I haven't tried this, yet.  I plan to very soon, but it's hard because I have two awesome mascaras open right now, already.  I did crack open the packaging and check it out.  I've never tried anything by Rimmel London before, and I am super excited to give this a try! 

Out of the package
The wand is rather large, and has an hour glass shape that I've found I prefer.  The tube is a good size and clicks shut to keep air (and nasties) out.  I have a feeling that I am going to love this, but for my first impressions, I'm going to give this a neutral grade.
GRADE: 3/5 (for now- I'll update asap!)

Vitabath Cupcake Couture Hydrating Lotion in Luscious Lemon Crème, 12 fl oz (360 mL)- full size, retail value $7.95.  Available at VitaBath (among other stores).
If you are looking for a lotion that smells like lemons, keep on looking.  If you are looking, however for a thick, moisturizing lotion that smells like baked goods with a hint of lemon, stop everything right now and pick this up!  After the lotion I received from Ipsy last month (that smells like pepper.  Seriously.), I am THRILLED to get this in my box- this lotion feels and smells heavenly.  I'm not sure if I will be able to share this- I want it all to myself!
GRADE: 5/5

BelVita Breakfast Biscuits in blueberry, 1.76 oz (50g)- 1 pack, retail value $0.60.  Full size is 5 packs (8.8 oz), retails for $2.98.  Available at Walmart (among other stores).

I love BelVita Breakfast Biscuts, and so does Tiny Love.  We will be fighting over this packet, I can see it now!  These crispy biscuits are great in the morning, and have just the right amount of blueberry flavor in them. 

Yummy breakfast!
These smell delightful, and are perfect with morning coffee or tea.  Perfect for anytime, really, if you ask me. 
GRADE: 5/5 (awesome in a packet)

Dr. Scholl's For Her Cozy Cushions insoles, size 6-10- full size, retail value $9.00.  Available at Target (among other stores)
I've been enjoying my Dr. Scholl's Active Series inserts for a bit now, and I'm excited to receive these fuzzy wonders to put in my boots!  As a Cooke Booth Champ, I want/need comfort and warmth and I'll take it anyway I can get it, when it's cookie season.  I haven't broken my boots out just yet, but I will soo, and I'll let you know how these do!
GRADE: 3/5 (neutral, for now!)

The Rose VoxBox from Influenster
Total retail value of my Rose VoxBox: $32.26 (value on the card is different, but I searched out every single item and this is the retail prices I found as of today.  The retail value listed on the insert card is $35.20.)

If you would like to watch my video unboxing (or any of my daily vlogs- they're there too), here you go:

Until next time, my lovelies- stay Average!

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Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.  The opinions in this post are 100% true and are my own- no amount of freebies or compensation could ever change that.  Just ask my husband- I always speak my mind.  Links in this post are NOT referral links.

1 comment:

  1. That looks like a wonderful box. I love my Rimmel mascara.. I agree the brush is fantastic. My eyelashes are so dull, they do tend to give them the thicker look.
    Looks like another amazing VoxBox..


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