Thursday, May 7, 2015

Why you should become a part of Influenster

I have been a member of Influenster and their Vox Box program for over a year now. I was invited by a very nice blogger friend but I'm not so sure that this is a "invitation only" thing now because it looks as though you can sign up right on their website.  Once you become a member, you are asked to take surveys. Depending on how you answer the survey will determine which products you are sent to review. I have to admit I've had some great Vox Boxes sent to me. I love the ones that are full of a variety of goodies.  I wanted to share a little bit about my latest Influenster / Vox Box goodies.

I am a very "results driven" person. I like to know that a product is doing what it is suppose to do. For that reason, I will rate these products as I see fit. All opinions are my own based on my experience.

1. Neutrogena Naturals purifying make-up remover cleaning towelettes:  Okay, something I am horrible about is removing my make-up before bed. I'm usually way too tire at night to follow any routine, but in the morning I ALWAYS wash with my Olay face wash.  That is one reason it took me a while to open these wipes. I will admit that since I opened them I have used them every night. They are so refreshing and feel good on my face and they smell fabulous. It smells kind of like a pear scent. They are so moist that you do not need to use water with them! Its always great to save on water right? What I like about this is that when I travel I don't have to worry about packing a liquid cleanser!  I like this product. It felt good, it smelled fabulous, it left my skin smooth, and I Could clearly see it took my make-up off.  Right now Neutrogena is doing a #WipeForWater Challenge. I used this product for a week straight and I can tell my face was feeling smoother! I give this product an A+.

2. Tide Pods + Febreze: Honestly, I am the last person that should be reviewing a laundry product. I have an HE frontloading Maytag Neptune Washer and dryer set and I swear the washer hates me.  I have thrown clothes in that have came out stained. If you follow us on Instagram you may have seen my meltdown over my marathon shirt coming OUT of the washer with stains. I've tried different laundry soaps, and checked to see if we had "hard" water. I just can't find the problem. So far I have not had a problem with these Tide pods. I think it is a good concept and they smell good, so for that reason alone I will have to give them an A+. I'm totally going on the concepts innocent till proven guilty on this one!

3.  Colgate Optic White Toothpaste.  This toothpaste was Express White and claimed whiter teeth in 3 days. Well I can say that I have never had any success with whitening products and this was no different.  Besides the fact that I did not see results, The tube I was sent was 3.0 oz (so it was not a sample size), yet it felt like it wasn't even 3/4 full. I don't know how much this toothpaste retails for but I doubt I would purchase it. I give it a C.

4. I also received a really great Colgate toothbrush. I have nothing bad to say about the toothbrush itself. I like the grippy on the back and the shape of the head and the firm bristles. 
What is unique about this toothbrush is that it holds a an Optic White whitening pen right inside the handle. I think this is genius! Again, the whitening pen did not work or me ( I made sure to keep applying it to teeth that were clearly more "off color" then the others and after several months I have yet to see a difference. I think the concept of this brush/pen is genius and if the pen would have actually worked for me I would have given it an A+. Instead, it gets a B.

5. John Frieda Beach Blonde Hair car products:  I have bought John Frieda Beach Blonde products in the past and really enjoy them. I don't buy them often because they are a bit pricier than some others, but the Summer time is a great time to use the Beach blonde products. I love the refreshing minty smell, and it did leave my hairless tangled and smooth. I would purchase these products again on my own. I give them all A+.

6. Skinfix hand repair cream.  I wash my hands A LOT, so I was thankful for this hand cream. It says it is clinically proven to treat dry cracked skin and eczema. I had no problems with this hand cream and actually enjoyed it so I have no choice to give it an A.

Also in my Vox Box I received coupons for Lands End, John Frieda products, Adore Me lingerie, and a $25 coupon for Ebay in exchange for writing a "How to" tutorial.  With the deadlines that I have been under for my job, I meant to write the tutorial but I just didn't get to it. I could kind of kick myself though because it would have been great to have 25 free dollars to spend on ebay.

Are you a part of any programs like Influenster?

We are in California today getting our Tinkerbell on but hope to check in with you all a little later after the expo. We will be back online with you all tomorrow for the Friday 5. Tomorrow's post is one I was really proud to write and one I hope you all take a moment to read.

Till then!  -M


  1. I love free stuff! I used to think teeth whitening products did nothing for me, until I took some before and after pictures. Have you tried that?

  2. I love getting the influenster box! I joined a few months ago and have received Hershey's kisses and also the Neutrogena wipes. I love having them in my gym bag for post workout and they are coming on Ragnar relay tomorrow. Have a great time at tinkerbell looking forward to reading about it

  3. I love Influenster! Those face wipes are a life saver, I used to always be too lazy to take my makeup off at night and now I don't have an excuse not to.

  4. Influenster is great. I've gotten to try out and review a couple of products on Social Media, but nothing that I've received yet I think has been worthy of a blog review. Hopefully that'll change soon!

  5. Thanks for the reviews and explanation of influenster! I've seen it mentioned here and there but didn't really know what it was.

  6. I participate with Influenster too and agree they are great. Who doesn't love presents in the mail:)

  7. I love Influenster!!!! I still need to do a review of a face mask I got.

  8. I've never heard of this program but definitely want to check it out! Is the only commitment o go to their website or somewhere and rate the products? Have fun this weekend!!!!

  9. Thanks for the tip. I just signed up and went through lots of questions (snaps). We'll see if it leads to any free samples. ;) I enjoy filling out surveys, so I'll be happy popping in every so often to give my opinion.

  10. this looks like fun-I will definitely look into joining as I love testing new products.

    and I hope I run into you ladies this weekend! I am heading down tomorrow morning

  11. That's a great box! I'm definitely an Influenster member!

  12. I do like the Influenster program! I have not got a big box of stuff like you but right now I am using the Pond's products. It is a super fun way to try out stuff!

  13. Great review of your recent Vox Box! I love influenster! :)


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