Refresh Vox Box

 

This is a bit late but better late than never right? Plus you can get these items at anytime so it’s totally okay. 

I got a whole bunch of awesome FREE goodies from my last Influenster box and I want to share what I thought with you…
First up is the Beanitos Chips!! I had 2 different flavors I got to try the Nacho cheese and the Restaurant Tortilla chips and they were both amazing!! Full of flavor and super healthy!! They run about $3.49 which is a little steep but they are non GMO certified organic, gluten-free and certified kosher… For all the healthy benefits I think its worth it!!
 
 
Next we have the cover girl Ultra Smooth Foundation! I absolutely loved the packaging!! It was convenient to open and came with an applicator!! The color wasn’t exactly correct so I ended up using it as a concealer. It’s suppose to give you a flawless look while hiding tiny hairs that we ALL have on our faces… For the price it’s between $12.99-16.99 I think it’s not a bad deal… I did like the way it went on, it was super smooth and light!
 
This next goodie had me a little skeptical… But turned out to be a gym hidden in a tiny container! It’s the L’occitane Shea Butter Light Comforting Cream. As described it truly is non-greasy which is always hard to find and it actually works!! Not only did it help my SUPER dry skin but it also kept my skin moist for the entire day! The ONLY thing I don’t like about this product is the amount you get for the money you pay!! It’s $5 for an 8ml container!
size comparison!! I’m NOT paying $5 for this!!
I’m not even gonna lie, I didn’t try the Orgain Certified Organic Nutritional Shakes! We received a couple of coupons to try them but they are not my thing at all so I plan on giving/gifting them to my friends who are into that sort of thing. The shakes themselves run between three and four dollars and they gave us a coupon to try one for free and then another coupon for a dollar off…
 
At $1.49 the Montagne Jeunesse Face Masques aren’t bad at all! I’ve tried this brand before and wasn’t disappointed. I’ll definitely be enjoying this!
 
Probably the thing I loved the most besides the aforementioned chips was the Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars!! They were gluten-free low-calorie and tasted yummy!! Like really good and not at all like most gluten-free things I’ve tasted that make me want to immediately spit it out!! No, this is a total winner and I was sad when it was gone!
I ate the bar before taking a picture so this image is from skinnygirldaily.com
I also received Listerine Pocketpaks and loved the convenience of them. It dissolves so much quicker than a regular mint and lasts just as long of not longer. Let me tell you when you’re at the altar praying for people it can get a bit tricky to maneuver a mint that hasn’t yet dissolved, so this may just be my new best friend. At $1.40 the price is pretty comparable to the mints I already get… The only downside is how small the package is. It totally gets lost in my purse because I don’t always have pockets to put them in. 

I also got some DenTek Comfort Clean Floss Picks which were super awesome and convenient. I keep them in my purse and love the fact that I don’t have to wait until I get home to get a stubborn piece of food out. At $1.39 for a pack of 30 it’s totally worth it. They also gave me a sample of some of the flavored kid flossers you can find them at a store near you, they can run anywhere between $2.19- $3.39 for a pack of 75.
Overall I was very happy with my Refresh Vox Box and would highly recommend everything I tried!! And as always please note that these products were given to me for testing purposes and the opinions are all my own. If you’ve never checked Influenster out be sure and do that.

Dove Advanced Care: A product that works!

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So I had the opportunity to try Dove’s Advanced Care Deodorant from Influenster and I was actually surprised that it worked for me!! I like to say that I sweat like a man so I was kind of skeptical of using another deodorant after it took me years to find something that actually worked for me!

I will say that it even worked better than what I have been using! And I am sure that they are comparable in price because I usually pay close to $8 for my secret clinical strength…

So what don’t I like about it? The scent is super strong! So much so that my husband figured out that I had changed deodorants… But despite the strong smell the thing that will probably keep me from purchasing it is the fact that it’s a solid!

I know it shouldn’t matter but for me it does! I like wearing tank tops and other sleeveless shirts and I HATE when you can see white deodorant when I raise my arms!!! My secret brand is an advanced solid which goes on solid but becomes clear once it hits the skin and I ABSOLUTELY love it!

So if you don’t care about what your pits look like when you raise your arms I would highly recommend trying Dove’s Advanced Care deodorant!

** please note that these thoughts and opinions are my own and receiving the Influenster box was completely free and can be had by any one.**

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Make A Note Monday: Good Everyday Products

So I had the wonderful opportunity to review some pretty good products last month before school started thanks to the people at influenster! I received the violet vox box and it had some really good every day products in it!

I got a banana nut flavored SOYJOY bar that retails for less than a dollar, I was able to try Sally Hansen’s Triple Shine polish in a wonderful tangerine color, as well as my favorite product of the box; a Goody Athlétique Headband that’s two toned and moisture wicking, as well as a Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spa mask, and a 1.6 oz sample size of dry shampoo from Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak. All of these items retail for $6.00 or less which makes them easy to pick up on my own dime!

I was a little nervous about the SOYJOY but I ate it on the way to church and it actually wasn’t that bad! To me it had the consistency of a fig newton which I hate but the flavor was good! So if you like fig newtons you’ll probably really like them. And you can get them for 99¢ so you can’t go wrong with that.

Between working out and playing volleyball the Goody Athlétique Headband was a life saver! I had my hair straight at the time and wearing that literally kept my edges from reverting! I sometimes even wore it in the shower under my shower cap for extra protection and it never disappointed! At $6.00 you can’t beat it!

The Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spa mask was really interesting. It felt great and it left my skin feeling wonderful and for $2.50 it’s definitely worth the extra treat… But the cutouts didn’t really fit too well so it made it a bit awkward.

I have never tried dry shampoo and have heard about it for years so I was really excited to get to try Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak dry shampoo on my straight hair!! I absolutely loved this product because it gave me the volume I’ve always wanted!!

My hair is very fine but I love BIG hair and when I used this product I finally got the hair of my dreams!! The only thing about it is I don’t know if I could use it properly on my tight coiled hair. I can’t ever brush my hair dry so the thought of brushing this product out of my hair is torturous! But it’s only $5.99 so when I get my hair straightened again I can always buy another can of it.

The only product I was disappointed with was Sally Hansen’s Triple Shine polish. Don’t get me wrong I loved the color but it had a fat brush applicator which for me makes things super difficult and it didn’t last but four days before it started to chip!

For $4.99 I expect more! I know that may not seem like a lot of money but if I buy other brands for $1.99 and they last six to seven days before they start to chip I expect more from a better known and more expensive brand.

For the most part this influenster box was a huge win! It has definitely been one of my favorites! All of the items were very practical and I could see myself buying these items again and recommending them to my friends!
If you have a chance or are on the fence about any of these items I highly recommend you go for it!

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have you tried any of these items before?

***I received these items completely free from influenster. I was not paid to review these items and all of these thoughts and opinions are my own.***

Lifeway Kefir Anyone?

So recently I had the opportunity to try this Lifeway Kefir product which I had never heard of before and probably would have refused to try it six months ago but I’m trying to do a better job of eating healthy so I was excited when Influenster sent me a voucher to try it out!! With the voucher I was able to get any size Lifeway Kefir product I wanted… They have a ton of smoothies in a bunch of different flavors but I know that I am very picky when it comes to smoothies so I played it safe and picked up the Frozen Kefir in Pomegranate…

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How can something so healthy taste so good?

I was pleasantly surprised!! It was soft and creamy, sweet and tart and it was overall refreshing!! I was excited because of all the good stuff it boasts about… 90 Calories per (half a cup) serving, 10 Probiotics, 99%Lactose Free, All Natural and Gluten Free!! I would definitely buy it again as a substitute for my ice cream that I enjoy so much…

The one thing I didn’t like about it was that it can only be found in one store in our city (Kroger)… And it was in the produce isle not the yogurt or ice cream isle… And although I had a voucher for a “free” product I still had to pay tax which was something like 37 cents… Which isn’t bad but to me free is suppose to mean free!!

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The different products that are available!!
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The set up and price at Kroger for the Frozen Kefir
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Where you can find the smoothies at Kroger and the prices of them

Have you ever tried Lifeway Kefir? What product is your favorite? Was I the only one that had never heard of it? Let me know in the comment box below!

**Disclaimer: These are my own opinions on this product I was not made or paid to say anything at all about it and it was given to me free of charge from Influenster. Thanks.**

Fresh Infusions Anyone?

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So about mid-month last month I received another great Influenster vox box… this time it was for Palmolive’s new line of dish soap… FRESH INFUSIONS!! I received three full size 16oz bottles one to give a way and two to keep as well as 6 coupons to give to friends…There are three new scents: Lime Basil, Lemon Thyme and Ginger White Tea. I let my husband pick the one he liked best which was Lime Basil and I gave the Ginger White Tea to my friend, I gave my friend a coupon to give to someone as well, and gave the rest of the coupons to people. I think I had more fun giving things away! It was so much fun that I am thinking about having a drawing to give the Lemon Thyme bottle that I still have away but we’ll see…

So I didn’t want to do a review without using the product and I have been using it for over a month now and I like it. There’s only a fourth of the bottle gone which is great when you’re on a budget, at this rate I won’t need dish soap again for another six months!! I noticed that a little goes a long way, and the scent somehow gets stronger as you are washing, which is interesting. It is phosphate free if anyone is into that kind of thing but you can’t mix it with bleach… it works on getting my dishes really clean, my glasses shine! And I am overjoyed at how well it works on grease or caked on grim, add a few drops of dish soap some warm water let it sit for a few minutes and it wipes away really easily!! I would more than likely purchase this dish soap once my free bottles run out of course and at just under $3 at Wal-Mart it doesn’t seem like a bad purchase. It works and you get a ton of bang for you buck!!

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I did ALL of those dishes using Palmolive’s Fresh Infusions Lime Basil dish soap, Can you believe it? Have you tried any of the Fresh Infusions? What’s your favorite scent?

Disclaimer: I was not paid to review this product. This is my own opinion and I received these items free of charge in my Influenster Box.