Monday, March 12, 2012

Influenster: A Love VoxBox Review

As a member of the Influenster community, I recently received the Love VoxBox full of complimentary items. I received my box last week and here's what was inside & my thoughts on each of the products I had the opportunity to try:

Kiss Nail Dress nail stickers: I have used this type of product before, but this is my first time using nail stickers from the Kiss brand. Overall, they were very easy to put on my nails and made for a very unique look. I received the "Shrug" style. As someone who is very hard on both my hands and nails, most nail products typically don't last very long for me. However, I would say I was able to get up to 5 days out of this product quite easily. I liked the style (a black & silver crackled finish) and would try these again. They were easy to put on--just stick them on, buff off the excess and you're ready to go. Great Style!

Ghirardelli Gourmet Milk Chocolate Creamy Devotion Bar (& a $2 off coupon): Between my husband and I, this chocolate bar was gone in less than two days. It was amazing it lasted that long, really. The bar had eight large squares and was absolutely delicious. It really was a creamy texture and had an amazing flavor--a great take on milk chocolate. I have never been disappointed by an Ghirardelli product, and this one was no exception to that rule. Amazing!

Gillette Venus & Olay razor: I already own a "traditional" Venus razor (I'm fairly certain I have had the handle since college) and was excited to try out this new take on an old classic. This product is coming soon to stores. While it looks similar to other versions of the Venus line, the razor cartridge/head is completely new. It has larger moisturizing strips on both the top and bottom of the blades that are very moisturizing and made for a very smooth shave. In fact, I didn't even need to use shaving cream; I just used it in the shower and had plenty of foam from these strips. The razor has five blades just like other versions of the product. I liked the way the razor performed, but it took some getting used to the strips, as they made the razor higher up off my skin. The razor still worked very well and left my legs smooth and moisturized. As someone who has dry skin, I appreciated that! Great new take on a beloved classic!

STASH Herbal Tea Sampler: I was so excited to get this product in my Love VoxBox, as I am an avid tea drinker. I mostly drink tea in the afternoon at work as well as after dinner at home. For this reason, I was thrilled to see the tea was all caffeine-free. There were a total of nine flavors in the sampler with two bags of each flavor, and they were all delicious. My husband always drinks a glass of chamomile tea after dinner to help with digestion and he said the apple cinnamon chamomile flavor was delicious. I tried the other varieties and also enjoyed each of them--I love that there are such unique flavor combinations in each variety. The quality was great and it made for a delicious mug of tea each time. Great job, STASH!

Truvia natural sweetener (made from Stevia): I have tried the Truvia product before and have always loved it. I try to avoid artificial sweeteners as much as possible, which is why I have enjoyed Truvia in the past. The primary uses I have for this product are in my morning coffee and for baking. I just love a packet of Truvia and a splash of almond milk in my morning coffee for a great flavor. While I don't do a lot of baking, I do enjoy making homemade protein bars and using Truvia as a sweetener in place of sugar. It tastes great and I feel good about avoiding sugar or artificial sweeteners. Delicious!

I became an Influenster just by visiting the company's website, signing up and answering questionnaires about myself and my habits and earning badges based upon my interests.

Disclaimer: I am a member of Influenster and received the Love VoxBox with these complimentary products  through the VoxBox product testing program. All opinions are mine.

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