Friday, April 5, 2013

Influenster VoxBox

Have you guys heard of Influenster? It's awesome! Alex from Good Girl Gone Wife invited me to be a part of the website a while back and I'm so thankful she did!

Every month (or so) Influenster sends out VoxBoxes to members to test out various new products. I'm not sure how many they send out each month, but you do have to apply for the program each time a new box is released.

I recently qualified for the Sugar n' Spice VoxBox!

Influenster keeps the contents of the VoxBoxes a secret until they arrive. As soon as I got the box I tore into it to see what kind of goodies I'd get to try.

Included in the Sugar n' Spice VoxBox:

  • BelVita Breakfast Biscuits (I got the cinnamon brown sugar flavor)
  • Vaseline Spray & Go moisturizer
  • Dickinson's Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes 
  • Splenda Nectresse natural no calorie sweetener 
  • Colgate Optic White products: toothbrush, toothpaste and mouthwash
And here's what I think of each of the products.

BelVita Breakfast Biscuits (cinnamon brown sugar flavor)

My only complaint: I only got one package! I seriously loved these biscuits. I had seen them at the store before but never really paid attention to them. You get four in a package and I split them up between two mornings since they were so filling. The biscuits tasted like cookies and I felt a little guilty eating them for breakfast, but they're actually pretty healthy for you.

Vaseline Spray & Go moisturizer

Earlier this year I blogged about how dry my skin gets in the winter. This year has been particularly rough on my skin and honestly, the Spray & Go doesn't work well on my extreme dry patches, but I like it for my arms and legs. The spray feature is pretty neat and it goes on very evenly. A quick rub and it's completely absorbed. 

Dickinson's Witch Hazel Oil Absorbing Wipes

I had never used anything with witch hazel before, so I wasn't sure what to expect with the Dickinson's oil controlling towelettes. They're pretty nifty, and I can see myself using them a lot over the summer. I've applied the towelettes to my face and it instantly feels refreshed. My skin is noticeably less shiny after using them, too. One thing I'm not a fan of is the smell. It's hard to describe, but it's not very pleasant. I'm not sure if it's just how witch hazel smells or if these towelettes had a specific scent. Since they do work so well I will continue to use them even though I'm not crazy about their smell.

Splenda Nectresse

Splenda's new sweetener, Nectresse, is calorie free and all natural. Sounds almost too good to be true, right? The only kind of coffee I drink is a pre-sweetened Keurig K-cup and I haven't had time to bake anything this week so I haven't used Nectresse in anything. But, I did taste the Nectresse right out of the package. You can definitely tell it isn't sugar, but the sweetener tastes pretty good! No chemical taste like a lot of the other sweeteners out there. I am definitely going to use it in a recipe soon. 

Truth be told, I'm an electric toothbrush kind of girl so I had pretty low expectations for the Colgate toothbrush. What's actually really cool about it is that it's got these little whitening cups in between the bristles. The tongue cleaner on the brush is really effective, too. Even though I currently use a whitening toothpaste, I noticed a significant difference in the appearance of my teeth after just one use of the Colgate brush and toothpaste. I will say I didn't like the whitening mouthwash. It worked fine and my teeth were noticeably whiter after using it, but it tasted pretty gross. I had to rinse with my normal mouthwash to get rid of the taste. Bleh!

So there you have it, my first Influenster VoxBox experience! I do have to complete a few brand activities on the site regarding all the products, but they've been pretty fun.

I've got 5 invites to Influenster if anyone is interested in joining the site. You can leave a comment on this post with your email address or shoot me an email at if you're more comfortable doing that. I'll send invites out to the first 5 people who contact me. 


  1. I'd like an invite!

    Is it free?

    1. It is free Jaclyn! I am sending you an invite now :)

  2. If you have any left, I'd love an invite!

    I've never commented before, but I stumbled upon your blog before your little one was born. :)

  3. still have invite?

  4. still have invite?

  5. If you still have an invite, I'd love one!


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