Thursday, December 6, 2012

Influenster Cosmo VoxBox Review

Recently one of my facebook friends posted about Influenster and how they sent her free products!  When I heard that I knew I had to get on that.  Influenster is basically a product review "engine."  All you have to do is create a profile and unlock as many badges as you can.   There are lifestyle badges such as motherbear and wellness; expert badges such as urbanite and sweet tooth.  Besides unlocking badges, there are certain activities you can do to earn additional points.  I liked Influenster on Facebook, I invited some friends to join, I told them about this blog, etc.  

Last week I was notified that I had been selected to review the Cosmo box.  I couldn't contain myself!  I'm someone who hates technology, and honestly- this whole blog thing/twitter/instagram I don't really get.  Heck, I don't even know how to upload pictures from my camera to my computer!  Hence the lack of pictures on here!!!  Needless to say, I walked away from Influenster many times because I just don't feel technologically savvy enough to play around on the website and internet.  

My box arrived yesterday! WOW!!!  In my VoxBox I received Forever Red Exclusively at Bath & Body Works, Ghirardelli Sea Salt Escape, Gillette Venus Embrace, and Pilot Pen- FriXion in black and purple.

Now, I must say that initially I was most excited about the Forever Red perfume.  It's a decent size sample, so it will last me long enough to truly decide if it will be a purchase in my future.  And who doesn't love free samples of good perfume?  I was also super excited when I saw the HUGE bar of Ghirardelli Sea Sald Escape!!!!  Let me preface it by saying I know it was not a good idea to consume half of the bar in one sitting, especially not the night before a weigh in at Weight Watchers.  I lost 1.6 this week so I guess that worked out ok. That chocolate- AH-MAZE!  All of a sudden a hint of salt would creep in and it was just heaven!  But there's a problem-this box mentioned that it was targeting those of us who must be "Cosmos" and compared us to Sex and the City.  I REALLY don't think anyone who is Sex and the City "like" would eat 2.5 servings of chocolate at 14 grams of fat per serving! But I do, so that's ok!!!

I currently use the Gillette Venus Embrace so I can tell you that I already love the product.  The additional razor blades produce a nice, clean, soft shave and the lubricating strip makes all the difference in the world.  And I can say that because I do not use shaving cream.  Why you ask?  I'll tell you-I don't know!!!! It just seems like another step that I don't have time for, and anyway, the cream gets washed off before it's of any use anyway,at least in my shower.  I'm just happy that now I have an additional razor with 2 cartridges.  It also came with a coupon, so that will definitely be of use in the future.  

But what I was most shocked by was the Pilot Pen-FriXion.  Ok-I'm a speech language pathologist, so I'm always writing some sort of official note or report or hall pass.  Obviously I want my writing to be professional, but I HATE when I have to cross out something, or even worse-start over.  But, I'm sure you know that the erasable pens on the market kinda suck.  But this pen, let me tell you-it most definitely does not suck.  That eraser actually erases, like, there is no remnant of pen, at.all.  I let the other teachers in my room try it out, I let my students use it and it had rave reviews across the board!  My student even asked me to keep it and one of my co-workers asked if I could pick some up for her from Staples.  But she first tried to convince me to give her one since I had another one.  Yeah right....

So, I'd say my first VoxBox was a hit!  Although the chocolate was obviously extremely tasty, I will not buy that in the future, at least not in such a large quantity out of the sake of my waistline.  I will DEFINITELY be making a purchase of the pens.  I will continue buying the razors, and the verdict is still out on the Bath and Body Works perfume.  

Disclaimer: I received each product complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.

1 comment:

  1. how smart to have people become testers who already blogging anyway, so they can expect you to blog about your experience with the products. wow, good marketing!


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