Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Influenster: Sugar & Spice Vox Box

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. All products were received free of charge from influentser and this post includes links to the webpages of products reviewed*
The beginning of this month was good one for me when I came home from work and saw this big orange box sitting in my mailbox.  I was so excited to be selected to receive a Sugar'n Spice Voxbox from Influenster.  I wonder what could be inside?


Wow!  That's a lot of goodies for me to try out. 


In this box I received a box Splenda nectresse packets, Dickenson's Witch Hazel oil controlling towelettes (and coupons to share!), Vaseline Spray and Go Moisturizer, a Colgate Optic White toothbrush, Colgate Optic White mouthwash, Colgate Optic White toothpaste and a sample of Belvita Breakfast Biscuits.


The first thing I tried were these belVita breakfast biscuits, which to be honest, I've eaten before.  There nothing special and I would suggest pairing them with something more nutritious to make it a meal.  I ate mine for breakfast with a boiled egg and piece of fruit.  They are very cookie like but not too sweet.  No sustained energy achieved for me but possibly healthier than eating a pop-tart at least.


So, Vaseline Spray and Go moisturizer? At first I was like way cool!  But then, I thought about it and realized that I have never not had enough time to apply lotion or issues waiting for it to dry before putting on clothes.  Maybe because I don't slop that stuff on like a maniac?  This product is utterly ridiculous but fun to use...if you like getting lotion all over your floor and slipping on it later.  I suggest spraying it on in the shower after you shut off the water and drying off.  Contain that spray!  This product does smell good and does a decent job moisturizing.  If your really lazy then this lotion is for you. 


Ever tried any of the Colgate Optic White products? I've been using the Optic White toothpaste with the Optic White toothbrush everyday since receiving them and I can't believe how white my teeth are!  I wish I had taken a picture of my teeth before and after. Unfortunately, the Optic White mouthwash tastes very strongly of peroxide but I really do like the whitening results I get from using all 3 products so I just don't use the mouthwash very often!


These witch hazel towelettes by Dickinson's had to grow on me.  The first time I used it I was turned off by the smell.  My face smelled like a piece of wicker furniture!  The smell did wear off quickly and the product did an excellent job cleaning my face and didn't leave it all dried out like using toner would have. I really like these and will be buying them in the future.  I like keeping a couple in my gym bag for a quick face refresher after my workout.


I really love Splenda and was excited to give this a try. I thought it was just okay but it had a bit of an after taste that I never notice when I use Splenda. My husband loved this product and consumed the rest of the packets in his daily cup of hot tea. I just could not get over the mild aftertaste and could taste it even when mixed into my chocolate hot cereal. I will buy this for my husband so he can continue to use in his tea but I'm going to stick with my big yellow bag of Splenda!

So that's that on my first VoxBox.  I had a lot of fun trying out these products and will buying a few of them in the future: the Colgate Optic White toothpaste and the Dickinson's towelettes for sure and the nectresse because my husband wants some more and since I like him, I guess I'll buy him some more;)

1 comment:

  1. And now, le commentary by le husband :)

    Nectresse? Aftertaste? Not that I noticed. Perhaps you just need to drink more tea, hun... And one packet is the perfect amount of sweet for one cup of tea.

    OpticWhite toothpaste tastes like raw baking soda, and like all whitening products, ruins your tooth enamel. But hey, if you want a temporary effect at the cost of your tooth surface, good on ya *shrug* Not like I have any room to talk about tooth care.

    I have no opinion on the other products because I don't use them.