What an exciting invite I received when I saw I would be one of the "Lucky" to participate in the Influenster Community and receive my very first, very impressive Love VoxBox. I had seen many had already received theirs but I was still anticipating the arrival of mine. My USPS came to my home, like usual at 2pm, and handed me the box, and I couldnt wait for him to leave to tear it OPEN. Funny how, as an adult, the little boxes i receive in the mail can make me so happy. I ripped it open and was amazed at my Beauty Finds all packed into one little box and the statement inside says..test(done), evaluate(will do-done), and share(umm..dont know how much Im willing to share :0).
The first item I noticed was the Gillette Venus& Olay Razor as well as a refill razor blade set included. I love the Gillette razor while showering it glides so easy and the handle is shaped to easilly hold in any position. The olay moisture bar keeps the skin from getting dry and prevents razor burn if you are shaving outside of the shower. It has a nice clean scent and the scent from the moisture bar lasts the life of the bar. It is able to be used for multiple time and it contains 5 blades to guarantee a nice clean shave every time. The Gillette is sold at many locations I know for a fact Walmart and Target and the average retail price of the product is $9-$11, keep your eye out for coupons in your Sunday papers as new products usually have a decent coupon in papers after they hit stores.
The Kiss Nail Dress was a unique idea for the box, as mine came in cheetah. As a mom of 4 I generally dont have the time or extra funds to go and get my nails done in a salon, and I do miss those days. I shop at many stores and i have a whole cabinet of nail polish and decals and always try to buy polish to match my moods, outfits or generally my needs. I look for anything new and just found "Ulta" and what a store that is so many things to choose from for nails and body. Needless to say, Im think Im programmed to hit the nail department in any store because that is where I always end up. When I was in high school I did use my fair share of press on nails with the little sticky pad but as most know if you hit something the wrong way the nail went flying off in an unknown direction. These little fashion nail stickers are pretty darn cool, esp to someone who has been known to break a nail in the blink of an eye and the press ons would never work for me anymore. The stickers are so neat, you make sure your nails are clean and dry, you trim to fit, apply and shape and you are done, no glue no nothing. They do last considerably longer than press on as they are decals and easy to remove with soap and water, no special tools, and can get a pack to match any occasion.This is a definite recommend for any lady looking to spruce up her nails, I actually bought 4 more packs and the a.r.p is $7.
The Stash Tea is 100% natural premium herbal tea blend. I originally tried this tea when Starbucks first opened and this is what the served for hot tea. The Influenster box came with a variety pack, I love a variety pack of anything, it just means I can try something new every day and who doesnt love Something New. The tea is perfect when Im needing a peaceful me time relaxing moment with a book..or pretty much anytime Im needing something that is not coffee. Im an avid coffee drinker but coffee sometimes isnt in my taste at that moment so I do turn to tea(hot over cold, year round). The tea works perfect seeping in a cup or put over ice cubes for the summer. You choose from berries, flowers and mint style tea all of them are exceptional but my favorite to relax to is the Licorice Spice. Im not even going to guess where these are sold, so keep an eye out if you are looking for a genuine, humbling tea.
Truvia Natural Sweetner by far is an awesome sweetner, so much more natural than your grandmas sweetner. I grew up with a grandmother who drank tea every morning and thru out day and always had her container of sweet n low on the table. So you can guess what I myself ate and served as i got older because that was all i knew. As I got older and drank it or used it with EVERYTHING that is when the FDA came out with the many awareness warnings about the unhealthfulness of the product. By now I had served this to my kid sas well, so it was no surprise when they invented Truvia you can imagine I ran out to by that. I would rather feed my kids something that grows on a plant then something that is mechanically processed in a factory with so many warnings you cant name the real culprit. I use the Truvia on everything from cereals, fruits, tea and coffee and most of my baking as well. It has a sweet taste like sugar but better, I dont notice an aftertaste, it has many uses and safe to use on all ages. My grandma, if she were here today,cant say she would change to Truvia today but I know I would do it for my kids.
I had to save the ultimate BEST for last, The Ghirardelli Chocolate bar, this box should have had a blinking neon sign that said "dont open till kids are in bed." Well with no warning I opened the box and right in the front was that chocolate bar+coupon and the kids came running like bloodhounds. Everyone tried to claim it 3 lil hands grabbing and pulling from the box I had to wrestle them to the ground(not really) but had to promise those lil hands they had nothing to worry about id share it with them after dinner. Ill tell you they have a memory like none other, all ate their dinner and all saved plenty of room for dessert. The creamy Devotion bar lives up to its name, so rich so creamy sooo milk chocolatey so going on hips if i was to eat it, but I had to fight tooth and nail for a little piece and it was soo good. This chocolate company has been around for along time and they know how to make a good bar ..OK exceptional candy bar I like the fact they came up with the individual pieces for those of us who have nooo willpower and could polish off a bar while watching a show. The big bars are great for a family everyone gets a piece!!
Thank you Influenster for giving me this great opportunity to try all these products I would LOVE to do it again and again!!! Thank you to Gillette, Kiss nails, Stash tea, Ghirardelli chocolate and Truvia fro being participating providers.