A few weeks ago I received my very first VOXBOX from Influenster. I then proceeded to take pictures of the items & then completely forget about it. Ah, well. Better late then never I suppose! What is a VOXBOX? Well, I honestly could not tell you what the term "voxbox" stands for, but I can tell you it means that you are getting a goody box of stuff sent to you to review from influenster. If anyone actually knows what voxbox stands for, do tell! I'm sure I could google it & further my procrastination of writing this post, but I won't. Anyway, I can also tell you that getting selected for a voxbox is exciting. It's exciting for a few reasons, 1.) you never know what exactly is in the box until it arrives. 2.) it's free stuff for you to try, & you might just find yourself buying these items again & 3.) not everyone gets selected! So if you are chosen, it feels like a great honor! Haha.
Anyway, let me show you what I found inside of the #violetvoxbox.
Holy free stuff Batman! Inside was a small bottle of Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo, a cranberry SOYJOY bar, a bottle of Sally Hansen's new Triple Shine nail polish in the color "Dive In", a Goody athletic ouchless headwrap, & a red clay fabric face mask by Montagne Jeunesse.
Let's start with the Red Earth Clay Spa fabric face mask, by Montagne Jeunesse. The application was easy enough. Slide fabric mask from package, place on washed face & "relax" for 10-15 minutes. It actually smelt quite pleasant & it felt amazing on my skin. It was very cooling & my face felt amazingly soft the rest of the day. However, it will stain your clothing. Luckily I had an old sweatshirt on at the time, so no harm done. The mask itself made me laugh as I pulled it out of the package. Remember being a kid & biting holes out of your bologna to make a face? No, just me? Well that is what it reminded me of. Or maybe that is what I was making myself think about when I put it on, instead of the fact it felt a bit creepy (Bloody Face, anyone?). Haha!
And on to the Goody athletic(que) Ouchless headwrap. I've actually only worn this one time since I received it. I used it when I was wanting to keep my hair back when applying the bologna... I mean red clay, face mask. It did it's job. My hair stayed nicely behind the wrap. I will probably use it more once the holidays are over & I'm back to busting my butt on my exercise bike. I like that it is adjustable.
This is probably one of my favorite things out of the Violet VoxBox. It is the dry shampoo from Not Your Mother's. I was just talking to Mr. B about looking for a dry shampoo. Whenever I get my haircut, my hair hardly goes 12 hours before it starts to get greasy. I'm not sure why, but it does it until it grows out a bit. Then it's time to get my haircut again & the cycle continues. This really helps add a little life back into my hair when I don't have time to wash my hair twice a day... I mean, who really has time for that? Not to mention, it's not very good for your hair.
Anyway! One morning I woke up & had nearly no time to get ready & my hair of course, looked terrible. I decided it would be a perfect time to try out my new friend here. I love it. It smells kind of like hairspray, which would be my only con here. You have to make sure you spray it far enough from your scalp, or it will leave the white powder. I'm sure that is probably true with all dry shampoos though. It lasted for a few hours, allowing me enough time to run out to do errands & come back home where I would get a real shower. It took nearly all the grease away & left my hair looking & feeling pretty darn shiny. How does hair feel shiny, well I guess you just might have to try it out & see!
I went to find a larger sized bottle of this. I'm thinking this would be great to keep with our camping gear. I was sad to find out that our local Walmart doesn't carry it, or any dry shampoo for that matter. So I have not bought a new bottle yet, thinking CVS might be a better bet. If not, there is always this wonderful thing called the world wide web. Someone has to have it!
Next up. Sally Hansen's Triple Shine nail color... the color I received is called Dive In. It's a shade that I actually have never bought, for fear of how it would look. I've been buying Sally Hansen's Complete Salon Manicure nail polish for about a year now. Reason for this, the flat brushes! They make it so much easier for someone with a not so steady hand. So needless to say that when I opened up the bottle of Triple Shine to find that wonderful flat brush, I was thrilled!
The color went on so smooth. One coat would have been good enough, but I usually put two just to get that bold solid color. It's lasted a bit too, it's been a good two weeks & my toes nails are still just as shiny as the day I painted them. I will be buying this again in other colors for sure! Keep making the polish with the flat brush, & I will be one happy camper!
This cranberry SOYJOY bar was gone as soon as it arrived. I couldn't wait to try it! I absolutely love cranberry! I never had a SOYJOY bar before this one, so I was a bit nervous that I would hate it, like most protein bars. But, I was pleasantly surprised that I really liked it. My only real con would have to be the size of the bar, it's quite small & I would have loved to have a couple more bites. But, hey, that might just be the fat girl in me. The texture wasn't too bad for me, but I could see how it might bother some. The flavor was really good, it wasn't too sweet, nor was it dry. It actually tasted smooth & creamy to me. I like the fact that they are all natural, made with non-GMO Soy & are gluten free. I would grab one of these in a pinch, if the price was right.
And that was it. My very first voxbox, complete with my very first voxbox review. I look forward to my next one! Are you on Influenster? What has been your favorite voxbox so far? If you aren't on Influenster yet, let me know... I still have five invites to you. :)
And of course, I must mention that these products were given to me for free to sample/review by Influenster & the companies who supplied the products to them. Or in their words... "I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."