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Review: Flawless VoxBox

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Every once in a while the mail-box gods shine upon me and I find myself tearing into a new treat from Influenster. When we returned from Louisiana the Flawless VoxBox was on our doorstep. Look at all the goodies!

Dr. Teal’s Eucalyptus Epsom Salt Soak – Soaking in epsom salt is a wonderful way to revitalize sore and achy muscles after a long day or a strenuous workout. This bag has the added benefit of essential oils! Eucalyptus and Spearmint oils are fantastic stress relievers and are very cleansing and uplifting. While I’m not much of a bath girl, I can usually make an exception for a good salt soak.

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Simple Skincare Cleansing Facial Wipes – Sometimes you just can’t be bothered to do a full skincare routine before falling into bed. That’s why I love keeping facial wipes on hand so I can at least take off my makeup (and any invisible dirt and grime). I’ve tried a few that felt way to abrasive to use on any sort of regular basis. I love the Say Yes To Cucumbers brand and the cheap-o Target packs are pretty on point. These stack up nicely with their super soft touch and ability to remove even waterproof mascara. They’re marketed with sensitive skin in mind and they worked on mine!

Bonus: Simple also sent along a sample of their micellar cleansing water. Beauty YouTubers are always preaching the gospel of micellar and I’ve never given it a go! Shall I become a convert?

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SinfulColors Nail Polish – I received the shade Karats of Kargo which is part of Kylie Jenner’s Denim & Bling collection. The collection features shimmering mattes and holographic glitters that I think are just perfect for the holiday season. Karats of Kargo is a shimmery gold with a bit of a prism effect going on. It would look really beautiful with over-sized tan sweater and jeans or to finish off a Christmas party look.

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Harvest Snaps – This totally addictive snack is a great alternative for chips and crackers when you’re craving a bit of a crunch. They’re made with whole green peas and are a great source of plant protein and fiber. What a fun food to throw in your lunch box (or sneak into a movie theater – shhhh!). I’ve bought this snack before but I was still happy to receive some crunchy goodness in my VoxBox.

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Yogi Tea – The Yogi Tea collection includes 60 varieties of herbal, green, and black teas rich in delicious flavors and healthful purpose. I received the Soothing Rose Hibiscus Skin Detox, which supports a healthy glow, and the Honey Lavender Stress Relief, which helps to calm and ease tension. My darling wedding photographer actually gifted me a box of the honey lavender at my bridal luncheon (Isn’t she the sweetest?) and it totally works! Huge fan of the Yogi brand.

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COVERGIRL So Lashy! by blastPRO Mascara – I feel so spoiled when Influenster includes a full-size beauty product in their box! This COVERGIRL mascara has a super unique applicator brush that helps to lengthen and curl any lash type. I’ve gotta say, at first glance the brush looked like a torture device (why is there a spiky ball at the end???), but I was well and truly impressed. The shape and ball tip allow you to lift and separate each and every lash! I would recommend this product to anyone looking to skip the lash curler step. *Raises hand.*

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Hello Breathspray – Always something handy to keep in your handbag when you’re zipping around town (especially if you’re into midday Starbucks trips). This little bottle has no artificial sweeteners, alcohol, or dyes which is pretty cool. And it’s pretty tasty too! Not to mention, the packaging is adorable.

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Overall this was a very fun box and I truly enjoyed all the contents! If you love trying new products and posting reviews, check out Influenster. It’s totally FREE to sign up! And who knows…the mail-box gods may choose to shine down on YOU next!

NOTE: I received all of these products complimentary for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

Review: Sprout VoxBox

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Every once in a while the mail-box gods shine upon me and I find myself tearing into a new treat from Influenster. The Sprout VoxBox showed up on my doorstep a few days ago and I was so excited to see what was inside. Look at all the goodies!

Orgain Organic Protein Powder in Vanilla Bean – While I’m not a regular protein powder consumer, or smoothie drinker, every once in a while I like to try one out. This sample made for a great evening snack/treat mixed with a little almond milk. I love that this is a plant-based protein powder (some that contain dairy upset my tummy) that’s organic and soy free! I would recommend it to all the vegans in my life, especially considering the price tag. This one comes in at around 20 bucks a pound.

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Ecos Hypoallergenic Laundry Detergent – I received this sample of laundry detergent in the Ecos signature scent Magnolia & Lily. It’s made with gentle, plant-derived ingredients and a built-in fabric softener so I don’t have to worry about any weird chemicals giving me skin irritation. Plus, it smells fantastic!

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Hair Food Shampoo and Conditioner – This duo is part of Hair Food’s Moisture Collection, designed to soothe dry hair by adding hydration and shine. How do they do this? Honey essences. Sound weird? A little. Basically, the brand was inspired by the way honey soothes and revitalizes your body and decided to inject the same principle into their hair care. And it totally works! My hair felt and looked way healthier after a little Hair Food love.

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Eatsmart Tortilla Chips – I received a full size bag of the Eatsmart Three Bean Tortilla Chips and WOW! I was impressed before I even tore into the bag just by the nutrition info and the ingredients. The chips are made with pinto, navy, and black beans with 14g of whole grain, 2g of fiber and a recognizable ingredient list. And the taste didn’t disappoint either. I got the Garlic Hummus flavor…I love BOTH those things! A match made in heaven.

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Curate Bar – I LOVE bars, like Lara and Kind, that focus on real ingredients and interesting flavor combinations. The Curate bar I found in my box definitely took a page from my old favorites’ book. The flavor, Balsamic Fig & Hazelnut, is a part of Curate’s Dark & Tempting collection, just the sort of savory meets sweet snack my taste buds are always after. The bar is made of balsamic vinegar, mission figs, orange, hazelnuts, sunflower kernels, and quinoa and makes a delicious snack to tuck into your purse for when you’re on the go and hunger strikes.

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Vichy LifActiv Serum and LifActiv Supreme – And these Vichy products are the pièce de résistance! I can not tell you how sold I am on this brand after just a few days of using these products. Admittedly, I’ve never used a dedicated anti-aging product before so I really have nothing to compare it to, but the LifActiv Supreme day cream is literally blowing my mind. I really only got into skin care in the last few years, coupled with the fact that I’ve turned 30 (eeks!) and like, it was probably time to try and reverse the damage of not taking great care of my face for so long while simultaneously preparing to, you know, keep getting older. So this product couldn’t have come at a better time. It soaks right into the skin, without feeling wet or tacky, and (I can’t tell if I’m making this up or not but I don’t think I am) has instant results. What sort of results? It smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while brightening and firming the skin. All FINE with me!

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Overall this was a very fun box and I truly enjoyed all the contents! If you love trying new products and posting reviews, check out Influenster. It’s totally FREE to sign up! And who knows…the mail-box gods may choose to shine down on YOU next!

NOTE: I received all of these products complimentary for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

Review: Jingle VoxBox

Jingle VoxBox

Every once in a while the mail-box gods shine upon me and I find myself tearing into a new treat from Influenster. When we returned from Louisiana after Christmas the Jingle VoxBox was waiting for me. Look at all the goodies!

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream – While my skin isn’t as dry as past winters (Thanks Miami humidity!), this little jar has been perfect to pack along on trips. I’d never used Cetaphil before but I’m a total convert. The Beauty Uniforms series on A Cup of Jo has totally convinced me of the power of a good drug-store moisturizer and this one doesn’t disappoint.

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Biscoff Cookies – This little treat is totally my jam and I was so stoked to see THREE packages in my VoxBox. Yum! If you’ve ever heard (or eaten spoonfuls of) Trader Joe’s cookie butter than you know Speculoos biscuits are a taste sensation. I love these as an afternoon pick-me-up with a hot cup of tea or coffee. But if I’m being honest, I also ate a package crumbled up on top of a smoothie bowl for my lunch today. So…really there’s no right way to eat a Biscoff. Isn’t there an airline that gives these little packages out during in-flight drink service? *does research and resolves to only fly whoever it is from here on out*

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Ore-Ida Tater Tots – I have a bit of a soft spot for tots. Especially ones from Sonic. WHOOPS! The cat is out of the bag! I was excited to give this alternative a try and headed to the frozen section of my grocery, coupon in hand, right after my VoxBox showed up. Crispy on the outside and floofy on the inside. That’s pretty much all I need in a tot and Ore-Ida’s ticked both those boxes. These are great alongside home-made burgers (or veggie burgers) for when you’re craving Sonic but are resolved to eat at home instead. Or am I the only one out there who craves Sonic? That seems possible. Either way…these were good.

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Hallmark itty bittys – How cute is that little baby Spiderman? Pretty dang cute, IMHO. Not sure what I will actually DO with him but he looked cute amongst some Christmas decorations on my side table. I can see how these guys would make cute stocking stuffers or gift toppers. I packed Spidey up with the tree ornaments so I can try turning him into a bauble of some sort next year. Any other ideas? (I don’t have a child. Or a dog. And my cat is wildly uninterested in such things.)

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NYC City Proof 24HR Waterproof Eyeliner – I’ve never been one for eyeliner. My makeup must-haves rotate but right now my go-to’s are tinted moisturizer, blush, and 2 coats of mascara. Done and done. However, if I’m in need of a fancier look, this liner’s got me covered. It is super fierce and glides on smoothly and easily. You could even blend it out for a smoky eye.

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KISS True Volume Lashes and Strip Lash Adhesive – I’m saving these for a rainy day and/or when I need my eyes to be like, “YAAAS! We are open!” They look pretty fierce. Oh, and a cool feature? The adhesive is black so it will blend in with my lashes instead of leaving white globs that never totally dry and just make you look like you’re rocking a bunch of eye boogers in your peepers. Not a good look.

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Pure Ice Nail Polish – I received the shade Silver Star. It’s a really fun and festive sparkly color so it was perfect for a little New Year’s Eve finger bling. The color was really easy to apply and lasted on my nails for about a week without touch ups. I think this shade would look really neat as an accent nail paired with navy blue (my favorite nail color). You can snag Pure Ice Nail Polish at Wal-Mart for under two bucks which is a really good value for the quality. Go grab some if you’re a home-manicure junkie!

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Overall this was a very fun box and I truly enjoyed all the contents! If you love trying new products and posting reviews, check out Influenster. It’s totally FREE to sign up! And who knows…the mail-box gods may choose to shine down on YOU next!

NOTE: I received all of these products complimentary for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.