At the beginning of the school year I learned about this website called Influenster. It is this website that you get the opportunity to test products for free. I have always wanted to do something like this because who doesn’t love free stuff. All I had to do was connect my social media and take a few surveys every so often.
Finally I received an email saying I was going to be participating in the Campus Voxbox. Once receiving this email, I was beyond happy. I finally got the chance do see what this website was all about. I constantly check my mail box day after day until i finally got a package that looked like this (Picture to the right.) I raced back to my room and the only thing I wanted to do was open up this box, it was like Christmas morning all over again because I had no idea what to expect.
Once opening it, this is what I found and I was beyond excited to start testing all the objects because they all looked so cool and fun to use. So just for clarification, upon receiving these items, it is my job to test them and review them. So that is exactly what I am going to do. In this box I got multiple things such as: trial shampoo, face wash, suntan lotion, chapstick and sour candy. With that being said lets begin reviewing.
So I am going to begin with the Sour Punch Rainbow Straws. Well for starters, my favorite type of candy is anything sour so I was extremely happy to try these. It just so happens, my boyfriend Josh, is also a sour candy lover. Since he was with me when we tried it, I thought I would let him review it. This is what he said, “The Rainbow straws would get a 4/5.” The idea is cool. There are multiple colors in one container (Strawberry, Green Apple, Blue Raspberry and Lemon.) What makes these straws different is that they are thicker compared to the normal Sour Punch Straws. Out of all the flavors, the lemon is the worst. Overall, It is worth buying.”
Following with the sour candy theme is the Sour Punch Punchies. In my opinion they were not as sour and more sweet. This is what Josh said, “I would give them a 3/5. They are worth trying but the flavor is not the most satisfying to my sour tastebuds.” The best things about these is that they do not leave a mess. They are also very soft and chewy which makes it simple to enjoy. If you are given the opportunity to try it, I would give it a shot, but if you are a sour candy enthusiast like ourselves, it might not be worth your time or effort.
One of my favorite things out of this VoxBox would be the SoftLips Cube. I am a strong believer that you can never have enough chapstick. Especially because it started to get super windy and now my lips are chapped. At least it gave me a chance to really test it out. The best way I can describe this chapstick is by comparing it to gum. You know when you are done chewing minty gum and you spit it out but your mouth sill feels minty? Well if you know what I am talking about than this is exactly what the SoftLips Cube feels like. It does great with making me feel like my lips are moisturized. The shape is also unique because it is a cube instead of a stick. The only downside I can think about this is that it seems like I am going to finish it soon. Maybe it is because I am constantly using it. I say this is something that is worth trying and giving a shot.
Also in the box I got, St. Ives Apricot Scrub. I am a big fan of scrubs because it feels like it making a difference on my face. I haven’t been using it long enough to see if it actually controls acne but it leaves my face feeling clean. Also, it has a very nice smell so that is always an added bonus. For me, some face washes seem to leave my face feeling dried out, but this one makes it feel fresh and soft. I have heard good things about this product so I am very glad that I have been able to try to give it a shot because finding a good face wash has always been a struggle for me.
I have always been the type of person who believes in getting a tan the natural way, by the sun. I know some people go to tanning booths, or get a spray tan, but thats just not for me because I want it to look natural, and what is more natural than a tan from the sun? Nothing. But, I do have to say this bronzer does work very well if you are into those types of things. It is instant and dries very quickly. I also had a pre conceived idea that it was not going to smell good but it was actually very nice. I did not use it a lot, but I tested it out on the underside of my arm and it blended in very well and it did not leave my fingers orange like I expected it too. It also came off in the shower which is good incase you do not like how it works with your skin.
Last but not least is the Trial sized L’oreal Smooth Intense 3-in-1. Step one is the Shampoo. Step two is the pre conditioner and Step three is the conditioner. I put my trust in this product as I used it the day I had to take a professional picture for my job and it did not disappoint me. I did blow dry my hair after using these products so I feel like that also helped. Of course, In order for this product to fully work, I think you would need to use it more than once. It is a product that I will be looking into buying because since my hair has an awkward wave it will be interesting to see it it is fixed by it. I do think this is a great concept because it will not burn hair like a straightener does and it also saves time.
So this post is a lot different than what I am used to doing and I hope I will get to experience this again. I really enjoy being a part of Influenster and I love the opportunity that I have been given.