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Influenster – Holiday Voxbox

Woohoo, my very first Voxbox since I joined Influenster this past summer.  I had received the Palmolive box but it wasn’t an official VoxBox so I’m counting the Holiday VoxBox as my very first one!  I filled out a survey one day and then they said I was getting a Holiday VoxBox!  This is good because it makes me try out all the stuff as early as possible.  I don’t know if you have noticed but it takes me a while to finally try something.  I like to take my time, which could be a bad thing.  I’m a big time procrastinator.   Here it is:

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I’m comparing the size of the boxes. The Loot Crate is on the left and the Voxbox is on the right side.

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Oh wow, I didn’t know they were based in NYC!
No wonder the box came really soon. It actually arrived on Saturday, the day I left for Montreal.
I had it shipped to my parents’ house.

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🙂

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Packing list with descriptions and price

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1.  Quaker – Real Medleys Summer Berry Oatmeal – I used to hate oatmeal but now I love it. I think I used to hate it because my parents would make it for me when I was young but I wouldn’t eat it right away. By the time I’ve gotten the bravery to try this bland mess, it was congealed, cold and tasteless.  I love McDonald’s Fruit and Maple Oatmeal but I know it has to have a bunch of bad crap in it in order for it to taste good.  I also love the Quaker instant oatmeal packets, too.  I was very eager to try this.  I brought it for breakfast to work yesterday.  The instructions are very easy.  You can either add boiling water in it and let it sit a minute, a lot like instant noodles.  Or you can put cold water in it and then nuke it for like 45 seconds.  I took the first method and this is what it looked like:

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It looks a little too liquidy there so I let it sit a bit more till it got really thick.  I think I would have liked the other varieties better.  I usually love berries but these were berries were really sour.  I noticed on the bottom, it was a little sweeter so maybe I just hadn’t stirred well enough.  The other varieties are:  Apple Walnut Oatmeal, Cherry Pistachio Oatmeal and Peach and Almond Oatmeal. Those sound fantastic!  Wasn’t too fond of the Summer Berry one but I will gladly try the other flavors.  This costs about $1.79 per cup.  I was also really full, too, and I couldn’t finish the whole cup!

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2.  This is like the 3rd or 4th packet of EBoost I’ve received so far from other subscription boxes, like Conscious Box or Cravebox.  I figured it was similar to Emergen-C or something like that.  GlitteredScrubs had told me this tasted disgusting so I was even more scared to try it but I’m trying it..now.  😦  I think Emergen-C tastes awesome compared to this vile crap.  Ugh!  I’m not even sure if it’s boosting my mood, focus and immunity, since I’m already sick.  The most vile thing I have ever tasted was Buckley’s cough syrup even though it worked.  I think Eboost is up there too.  Ugh! And look!  This is what happens when you mix it with water!

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I know it’s pink lemonade flavor but this is a little disturbing. LOL
This goes for $28 for a box of 20 packets; $39 for a box of 30…*shudder*
I think my stomach is protesting against this. I can’t force myself to drink this anymore…bleghhh

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3.  Goody Quikstyle brushes.  This is a paddle brush with these absorbent microfiber bristles in between that are supposed to help dry your hair quicker.  They say it’s like a towel and brush in one.  This is kinda cool.  I’ve been using this since the beginning of the week.  It actually does seem to dry my hair a bit.  Some days I go without blow drying my hair because my hair seems to have dried a little bit more quickly than usual.  Although these days I’ve been blow drying because I have a cold…but I really do think this works!

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This brush is $11.99.  I’m really loving this!

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4.  Kiss Nail Dress.  This is so cute!!  I don’t really go for manicures since I am the ultimate klutz and tend to chip the polish off immediately but I usually go and get pedicures when the weather is warmer.  Plus, I don’t think I can really pull off cheetah print nails. I could, maybe a decade ago, with my cheetah print leather clubbing pants but not now.  No way. LOL.  That Babydot has long since grown up.  I think I’ll try this on my toe nails one of these days.  Maybe this weekend.  I’ve never applied anything to my own nails since I’m cursed with shaky hands so I don’t know how well these will turn out.  If these turn out great, I will definitely use more of these.  This costs $6.99.

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5.  NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine$2.49 – I’ve seen this brand before but I’ve never tried it.  I will, soon, though. I love lip gloss and lip balm.  They are my weakness.  I’m not a huge fan of this color though but they have a wide variety of colors available.

6.  Sole Society – $25 off your first purchase! – I’ve known about Sole Society for a while now but I’ve cancelled my membership.  Plus, all I wear these days are sneakers or fluffy imitation Uggs boots.  Heh.  Anyone interested in this?  Just email me or leave a comment and I’ll give it to you.  First come, first serve!

I did not get one of those face masks in my Voxbox but I think I got one in one of my other boxes.  Haven’t tried it yet..no surprise there.  =X

This was a great experience.  Much thanks to Influenster for giving me such a great opportunity to try out these new items.  I’m totally looking forward for more VoxBoxes if I’m lucky enough to qualify for more! 🙂

I have 2 more invites available to join Influenster. Anyone interested?  Just let me know!

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Influenster – Palmolive® Fresh Infusions™ Review

This review is long overdue. Sorry!

What’s a VoxBox?

It’s a reward you might get for being a great Influenster. Too vague? OK fine, it’s a box filled to the brim with the hottest products that interest you. Paying attention now?

Here’s how it works: Influensters are selected for FREE themed product shipments based on the Expert Badges they have unlocked and based on individual demographics. This ensures members receive products that match their interests.

Members with high scores — within the specific badge we are targeting at the time — are prioritized, which is all the more reason to get your Influenster and Expert Badge scores high.

I received my first Influenster box a couple weeks ago. It’s not an official Voxbox (please see above to see what a VoxBox is) where there are several different items that I can try out but a new product from Palmolive.  Influenster is one of those sites where you can try out new products for free, as long as you spread the word about it.  Signing up is free and you need to earn badges. The more you earn, the more boxes you’ll get!  Click here to learn more about Influenster. I’ve actually posted up a blog about the newly vamped Influenster website in the past.  Click here to view it.

We have a dishwasher but we only use it when we have a lot of guests over.  We prefer to wash our dishes and we do have a dish rack. We loyally use the regular green colored Palmolive for our dishes.  Sometimes we will stray and get some Dawn (like when it’s on sale at Costco) but we mainly use Palmolive.  It cleans well and it’s not harsh on our hands.  I know people use rubber globes to protect their hands from drying out while doing the dishes but I hate rubber gloves.  I hate how I can’t feel anything and the dishes always fall out of my hands when I’m wearing gloves – which result in broken dishes and glasses in my porcelain sink. Yep, you saw right.  Porcelain sink.  IT TOTALLY BLOWS.  DO NOT GET A PORCELAIN SINK.  My parents had the kitchen re-done a few years ago and the stupid people actually recommended a porcelain sink.  God knows for what ridiculous reason but what we didn’t foresee was that dishes and glasses (especially!) will break easily in a freaking porcelain sink.  Bad mistake!!!  Always go with a stainless steel sink!  It doesn’t look as nice as a porcelain sink but at least it doesn’t break/chip all your nice china and wine glasses!  Grrr!

*End rant on porcelain sink* 😦

So I qualified for the new Palmolive product. I had to take a survey and shortly after, I found out I qualified and that they were going to send me a box. It took a while but I finally received it:

Card that came with the box –

Palmolive Fresh Infusions!
I think this is a fairly new products since I can’t find a specific website for this product.
It is readily available at Target and Walmart, though!

I received 3 full-sized bottles in 3 different scents:

– Ginger White Tea
– Lemon Thyme
-Lime Basil

I kept the Ginger White Tea scent because I love that scent. I know that Dial soft soap has that scent that smells divine. Bath & Body Works also has that scent and I absolutely love it.  I gave the other two bottles to my mother and my sister because they told me to share and share, I did! 🙂

I like how the bottles look.  They look very updated and trendy.
I also received $1.50 coupons for the product.
[Please disregard the jade elephant – he did not come with my package – I needed something to stop the bottles from rolling around so I could take a picture, lol]

A closer look at the bottles. Looks nice, right?

I think they all smell great although Ginger White Tea is definitely my favorite.  We’ve been using it every day now and I find that it lathers up well and also cleans well.  I think if you want a trendy look to your kitchen sink and are sick of the same basic dish liquid scents, you can always get this.  It’s the same trusty Palmolive product with just an updated look and yummy scents!  I love them!

Thanks to Influenster for giving me the opportunity to try this out. I’m definitely looking forward to my first official VoxBox though, whenever that will be.

[Note: I received these products from Influenster to try them out for free.  This review is entirely my own and was not compensated in any way to state my honest opinion.]


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