Wednesday, December 23, 2015

In Which Jenn Receives An Influenster Vox Box

Wanna hear something weird? Influenster believes you are interested in my opinions! I can tell because, against all odds, they sent me their Spice Vox Box, full of stuff I did not pay for. I am nothing if not chock full of integrity, however, so you can be sure that the following thoughts are devoid of bias. You can tell because sometimes the things I say aren't complimentary; which is another way of saying this may be my last Vox Box. Time will tell!

So what was in this, my first and potentially final box? Well...



Good Health Veggie Stix - Made with broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, and the like, these are definitely a healthier alternative to potato chips. They're not a substitute texturally, and are strangely a little greasy, but if you're craving something salty it's not a bad pick. I wouldn't buy these on the regular but it would make a great road trip or airplane snack.

Not Your Mother's Whip It Up Mousse (FB) - This stuff comes out like whipped cream and smells like vanilla frosting. All major pros in my book but don't give it to your toddler unless you fancy a call to poison control. I've used it in my hair a couple times, applying it wet and then blowing dry, and it worked nicely enough, but I did not notice enough difference to label this a must-have or miracle product. I'd buy it on sale but not go out of my way for it.

Boots Botanics 81% Organic Hydrating Day Cream - I was skeptical of this product from the start, especially since my facial skin can be temperamental. The texture of this cream is thick in the jar but comes out on your fingers much thinner, which threw me off, and once soaked into my face I thought I detected a waxy residue. But having used it several days in a row, I found it really did leave my face looking pretty good, soft and even. And this next bit will be a love-or-hate thing for potential buyers: you can REALLY smell the rosehip oil. I loved the smell, which lingers on your face for a bit, but if you're sensitive to scents or prefer something more neutral, skip. Otherwise, give it a shot. Major bonus: cruelty-free!

Sinful Colors Nail Polish & Topcoat - I lasted painted my toenails... I want to say... two and a half years ago? And the last time I can actively remember painting my fingernails was in 8th grade. You could say I'm not the target market for this product, but I'll give them this: the deep, rich red they sent me ALMOST tempted me into trying it. Who knows; I might slap this on my toes someday. Further updates as events warrant, but until then I give this a hearty ???

Yogi Tea - I received two flavors, vanilla spice and tangerine. Neither are really in my wheelhouse (I'm a mint and/or green tea girl), but both did the job. I was not blown away by either flavor but the vanilla spice was excellent from a thematic perspective when I was wrapping Christmas presents. I recommend you add a little sugar to really bring out the vanilla notes.

Foot Petals Kill Kushionz - There were two models of shoe augmenters sent in these boxes, and of course I got the one I don't have much call to use: the one for heels. I don't wear heels much because a) I like to walk really fast and b) my boyfriend is max two inches taller than me and while neither of us care from a symbolic perspective if I'm taller it's not really conducive to good times if you're constantly addressing your words over your date's head, y'know? Next time I do bust out some heels, I'll let you know if these are worth the money. In the meantime, Foot Petals, if you want me to send those boot inserts, they would get a VERY THOROUGH REVIEW.

And now, saving the best for last...

Soapbox Soaps Coconut Shampoo & Conditioner - LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. I'm not going to go into too much detail just yet because I'm trying to arrange a discount code or giveaway from the company earlyish next year, but suffice it to say you should buy some right now. It does nice things for my hair AND it's animal-safe, which is very important to me. Never looking back!

There you have it: a bunch o' opinions from me.

Have you tried any of these products? What did you think?

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2 comments:

  1. I got this box too but I have to admit I haven't tried anything in it yet. I definitely have to make sure to use it all (to review, obviously), but especially the shampoo and conditioner! I've gotten that brand of nail polish a couple of years ago and thought it was horrible quality, but we'll see if anything has changed.

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    1. Yeah, definitely try the Soapbox stuff - I really like it!

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