I received the I Do VoxBox from Influenster complimentary for testing purposes(this is no way affects my final opinion of these products). If you’re unfamiliar, Influenster is a product discovery and product review site. This is how Influenster describes the platform on the about page:
Influenster.com is a product discovery platform and review site that helps members find new products to try and get advice so they can make informed purchases. We help our members compare products and guide them on how products can be integrated into their life. We inspire a love for products and encourage conversation, discovery, and reviews.
Influenster also sends out VoxBoxes to certain members, which are boxes that contains complimentary products for testing purposes. Sometimes these VoxBoxes are just one item, and sometimes they’re a handful of items centered around a theme. The I Do VoxBox was full of goodies for a wedding day–whether you’re the bride or just attending. Since I’m 24 years old and a graduate of a college that definitely had a “ring by spring” kind of culture, I get invited to/attend a LOT of weddings, so I was quite excited to be selected to receive this VoxBox.
mostly boxes. . . hmm. . . let’s investigate.
Looks like I wasn’t the only one excited about my box!
My VoxBox contained:
- Skinnygirl Tasting Nutrition Bars(Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor)
- URGENTRX Ache & Pain Relief
- Sahale Snacks Grab & Go(Cashews with Pomegranate & vanilla)
- Indeed Labs nanoblur
- Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation
- Covergirl Outlast Lipstick
- Neutrogena Hand Cream(unscented)
Now on to the fun part–what I REALLY thought about each of these!
Skinnygirl Tasting Nutrition Bars(Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough)
This was just okay. It didn’t really taste like chocolate chip cookie dough to me, though it was sweet. It almost had a peanut butter-y aftertaste in my opinion, even though it doesn’t contain nuts. It was filling and I liked the taste, but I could NOT get over the texture. It was soft and chewy, but in a chalky, crumbly way. I wish there had been some variety in the texture, like a layer of something crunchy? It was hard to get through. Also, not really a fan of the brand name, but not much you can do about that. I don’t think I’d buy *this* particular product, but I did see there was a lemon swirl flavor, and I think I might try that in the future. It wouldn’t be at the top of my list, however.
UrgentRX Ache & Pain Relief
This is the only thing in my box I haven’t tried because, well, it’s medicine. Not exactly the kind of thing you want to test unless you need it! This is flavored, and I got the lemon-lime flavor. Not sure if there’s more. I didn’t realize what this was at first. I initially thought it was a single dose packet with pills in it. Then when I figured out it was a powder, I thought you mixed it with water. Nope! You apply it directly on your tongue. It remains to be seem how it will work, but the concept is great. It’s easy to carry and not having to have water with you to take it is a huge plus in my book.
Sahale Snacks Grab & Go(Cashews with Pomegranate + Vanilla)
OMG I LOVED these. I was so surprised because I like cashews just fine, but I mean, they’re cashews. Not exactly exciting. These were delicious and I will be looking for these the next time I go to the grocery store. The dried fruit provided a nice hint of sweetness, but what I really loved was how strong the vanilla was. I love vanilla, but so often it seems to become a background flavor. Not so here. I will also be looking up the other flavors too.
Indeed Labs Nanoblur
I have to admit I didn’t know what this was when I saw it in my box. I thought it was a primer, but nope, it’s a blur cream. My first thought upon learning that was “What the heck is a blur cream?” So I consulted Google, which told me that blur creams are meant to be used on top of your foundation to “blur” out imperfections. My skin is still young, so I don’t have any wrinkles to blur out or anything, but I used this a few times and I DID see a difference, mostly in how it minimized pores.
I tried this both over my makeup and on a day where I didn’t wear any makeup. The result was that over foundation, it was helpful. I noticed it made my pores look smaller and basically just gave my face a more “finished” look. I could see why you would want it on days when so many pictures will be taken. On the day I didn’t wear makeup, I didn’t really see *that* much of a difference. There were a few spots where it helped slightly, but it wasn’t really worth using in my opinion. This was an interesting product, and I liked it. I’ll definitely remember to only use it on days I wear foundation, though, and I don’t think I’d use it every day.
Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation
I’m actually impressed by how well of a color match this was! Influenster sent me this in “classic ivory”, which is pretty spot-on for my skin tone. I do like how this looks on my face. I understand why they called it luminous–it does seem to have that glow-y, summer look, and wearing the nanoblur on top of it gives it a nice finish. However, I find it much harder to apply than a normal liquid foundation? It’s strange. No matter if I use a sponge or a foundation brush, I feel like I’m just moving it around and it doesn’t “set” properly without a lot of tugging and pulling. I can’t say I’ve ever had that experience with other foundations before. I’ll have to experiment with it a bit more, but I do like the product itself.
Covergirl Outlast Lipstick
I’m kinda eh about this. The formula of the lipstick itself is okay. It’s not my favorite, but it does what it’s supposed to do. It’s not as creamy as I’d like, which means it can be more difficult to apply evenly. I received this in the color “pink shock”(I think there were two colors sent out and the other was more of a berry color). I think the color itself is gorgeous. . . but not necessarily on me. I do like it better with a clear gloss on top, which is the only way I’ve worn it for any length of time. The information card that was sent with this box says this lipstick retails for $9.80, which seems kind of high for this product, considering I have other lipsticks that are of higher quality that retail for around $5-$6.
Nuetrogena Hand Cream
LOVE this stuff. I was so skeptical because I actually HATE the way lotion feels on my hand(which is a pain when you have dry skin, let me tell you), but this doesn’t feel like a lotion. It’s thick and clear, and it doesn’t make my skin feel oily. Instead, it just feels like my skin. . . only more hydrated and soft. I also love that it’s the perfect size to toss in your purse. The hashtag for this product on Influenster’s social media marketing buzz is #justadab, and after using it several times, I can see why.
LET’S CHAT: Have you tried any of these products or snacks before? What did you think? What would you like to try?