Thursday, May 22, 2014

Influenster Go Vox Box- First Impressions

Hello, my lovelies!  I received an awesome box in the mail, and can't wait to share it with you all- it's the Influenster Go Vox Box!

Not familiar with Influenster?  Influenster is a product review site, where members can ask questions or review pretty much any product or service out there!  Influenster also works with brands and sends out products in VoxBoxes, for testing purposes to members, based on the member's survey answers and ranking, and a little random luck.  If you are interested in joining Influenster, you can go HERE and sign up. Membership is free, and so are the VoxBoxes of testing products, should you be lucky enough to score one!

The box

Influenster sent me this nice, big box, full of awesome goodies!

First Peek

I love the first look in the box, and wanted to share it with you!  I see some pretty amazing things to test out!

Insert Card

I love how we get an insert card with each VoxBox- it's a fun introduction to the theme :)  The back of the card lists the products included in the Go VoxBox, and their suggested retail prices, along with Twitter and Facebook information for them.  Love it- everything is right at hand!

PROFOOT Triad Orthotic Shoe inserts, for knee, leg or back pain, size women’s 6-10, retails for $10.99, available HERE (Walgreens).

I've really gotten my use out of all of the shoe inserts that Influenster has sent me in the past, and I can't wait to put the PROFOOT Triad through the wringer, as well!  I do suffer from back and knee pain, and I'm hopeful that they will feel awesome and maybe help my poor back feel better. 

I tried these out really quick (in some old flip flops), and instantly was surprised at how much better I felt, just after a few steps.  I'll keep you posted on a full test, though, but first impressions are- amazing!  I love how these are 3/4 length- my feet are pretty big and my toes are long- not all inserts feel great on my toes- they take up necessary room :)

PROFOOT Pedi-Rock (coolest. thing. ever.), retails for $7.99 (currently on sale for $4.39), available HERE (Walgreens).
My guilty pleasure is a pedicure, but I can't always afford to go to the salon to get one.  I tend to do them at home (I even have a foot bath of my very own!), and this pumice stone is an amazing addition to my routine!  Seriously, the Pedi-Rock is a game changer- it's squishy (in a good way) and can conform to whatever contour of your foot that you need it to- and washes up easily with water.  

The PROFOOT Pedi-Rock

I tried this out and was absolutely amazed at how soft my feet were after just a few minutes of rubbing them with the Pedi-Rock- they were absolute perfection!  I definitely suggest this to anyone who does at home pedicures- and you just can't beat that sale price!

Playtex Sport Fresh Balance Lightly Scented Tampons with odor shield, 16 count, retails for $5.29, available HERE (Walgreens).

Playtex is a brand of feminine products that I trust and use, but my personal favorite is Tampax Pearl.  I haven't had the "opportunity" to test these out yet, but I am sure they work much like other applicator tampons. These tampons have a plastic applicator, are lightly scented and have something called "odor shield" technology.  The box I received is Regular absorbancy. 

Blue Diamond Almonds, Blueberry Oven Roasted Almonds, snack size (1.5 oz/43g), retail value approx. $1.01.  Sold at Walmart in 10 oz bags, for $6.74, available HERE.

I have to tell you, when I saw that these were blueberry flavored almonds, I was very scheptical.  I love almonds, but I really don't tend to like flavored nuts.  Just for you, reader, I sucked it up and gave these almonds a try.

Blue Diamond Blueberry Almonds
I was absolutely surprised at how GOOD these tasted!  The texture is of an almond, with a bit of a gritty coating, but the taste is absolutely amazing- blueberry and almond, at the same time!  Tiny love went nuts over these, and I had to hide the bag so I had enough for me to try and use to complete the brand challenge!  If you see these in the store, consider picking up a snack-sized bag and giving them a try.  Trust me.  You will be surprised.

Coupon for any Muller Yogurt Product (sold in grocery stores)
I have never tried Muller Yogurt products before, and am excited to use this coupon to pick one up.  Muller Yogurt is made by Quaker, and I'm looking forward to experiencing a new yogurt brand- we are BIG yogurt eaters in this house!  (I'll update this post once I have the yogurt and include a picture of what I picked out.  Promise.)

Aqua Spa Relax Lavender + Chamomile Body Crème, 9 oz/255 g, retails value $7.18; full size is 12 fl oz/355 ml retails for $9.99 and is available HERE.

I absolutely love body lotions and cremes, but as I'm allergic to many fragrances, it's difficult to find a favorite one.  I gave this a quick sniff, and the heavenly lavender scent did not trigger my allergies.  I gave this a quick try (on my feet, after using the Pedi Rock), and it did a great job of moisturizing without being greasy. It's a lovely lotion, and a perfect addition to my "spa moment".

Next Step Jaxx Shaker Cup, 20 oz., currently on sale for $5.99, regularly priced at $7.99, available HERE.

I have tried a couple of different shaker cups in the past, specifically one with a fan-shaped blade and one with a mixer marble inside.  This shaker is very different from these, as they have a jumbo six sided jack inside to break up powder clumps and help properly mix the drinks inside.  I gave this a try and found that it works really well mixing powder into the drinks, with no leaking.  I love this cup and have used it to mix shakes and lemonade, so far!

The Vitamin Shoppe Next Step fit n’ full shakes, (3 packettes: Fresh Berries (1.20 oz/34 g), Swiss Chocolate (1.34 oz/38 g), and French Vanilla (1.20 oz/34 g), retail value $4.02 (sale price) or $5.36 (regular price); sold in both 14-pack boxes and 544 g canisters; each currently on sale for $18.74; regularly priced at $24.99; available HERE, along with a coupon for $5 off a purchase at the Vitamin Shoppe.

I am always looking for new ways to aid me in my weight loss quest- I've tried meal replacement shakes before, and found them to be horrible tasting and not very filling.  The Vitamin Shoppe's Next Step fit n' full shakes seem to break this pattern.  I've tried (so far) the French Vanilla and Fresh Berries shakes, and they are actually quite tasty.  I'm not sure that the shakes kept my stomach feeling full longer, but I definitely enjoyed them :)

Full retail value of my Go VoxBox (not counting coupons): $45.81 (or if I use the sale prices, $38.87) 
Influenster's Go VoxBox

Here is my Go VoxBox all together- what a box of amazing finds! 

If you would like to see me unbox the Go VoxBox, feel free to watch the below video and see my initial first impressions of these awesome items :)

Until next time, my lovelies- stay Average!

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Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.  No links in this post are NOT referral links (except for any that are clearly marked).  All opinions in this post are my own and are my true thoughts.  I strive for honesty.

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