January 14, 2013

Holiday VoxBox ‘12

Back in November I joined Influenster.  It’s a community where you share your thoughts and opinions on products you use everyday.  As a result of joining, I was chosen to receive a Holiday Voxbox* full of fun goodies to try!  It took awhile to get to me after I was notified that I would be receiving.  Well, maybe it just felt like a long time because I was so excited to be getting one!  It was worth the wait and I’ve been loving the products so far.IMG_20130105_091741

Inside I found a Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal, a NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine, Kiss Nail Dress Shields, a packet of EBoost Natural Energy, a Goody QuikStyle Half Round Styler Brush, a Chocolate Montagne Juenesse Face Mask, and a $25 off your first purchase coupon for Sole Society. 

I started off with the Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal.  I received a peach flavored one and while it was tasty I prefer apples and cinnamon.  I’m kinda a stick in the mud that way.  It was nice that it came in it’s own container but for everyday use I don’t need that.  While I won’t go out of my way to buy it (unless we’re going camping) I would happily eat one again if I was given one again.

Next up was the Goody QuikStyle brush.  I’ve fallen in love with this product!  I love that helps remove excess water so it doesn’t take as long to dry my hair.  I know it’s also healthier for my hair since it isn’t exposed to the hot hair as long but really, as a new mom I’m more interested in how long it takes. This really does help cut down on the time it takes to dry my hair!  I didn’t think it was going to work but it does.IMG_20130111_090904

Once my hair was dry I opened up the NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine.  I love, love, love lip color.  Lipstick, gloss, you name it, I love it.  This one is great. It smells and tastes good and lasts for a long time.  I like wearing it alone or over another color.  I get chapped lips every winter and so far since wearing this gloss they haven't been as bad. In the picture I’m wearing the lipgloss by itself.

It took awhile, but finally I was able to try the Kiss Nail Dress Shields.  While the directions are easy it there was a little learning curve for me. I found it a little annoying to file the excess off instead of cutting it off.  I did end up cutting the shields down and then filed them. It worked for me!  I like the design but they are a little fancy for me for everyday.  I think they would be perfect for a special occasion, like an anniversary dinner.  For my my milspouse friends, a military ball.  They shields are a great way to get cute nails 2013-01-10 19.16.35without paying a lot for a manicure.  They also don’t take as long!

I haven’t gotten a change to try the Chocolate Montagne Juenesse Face Mask yet.  I’m looking forward to it.  Chocolate on my face? Yes please!  I’ll let you know how I like once I try it!  I also have not tried the a packet of EBoost Natural Energy.  It says to check with your doctor if you are nursing or pregnant and since I’m nursing I’m going to let The Man try it.  He just hasn’t yet.  I’ll keep you updated on that one too!

I’d love to take advantage of the 2$5 off your first purchase for Sole Society but I’m not going to be able to.  New shoes are not in the budget, especially since I just got three new pairs for Christmas. However, if you’d like to take advantage of this deal you can!  Just use the code INFLUENSTER25 and  you’ll get the deal.  If you do use it I’d love to see the shoes you get!

My favorites so far are the  QuikStyle brush and the Liquid Lipshine, mostly because they fit into my everyday lifestyle with ease.  I’m hopeful about the facemask though. I’m looking forward to trying it!


*I received these products for free from Influenster in exchange for my honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. I need to get that brush. Everyone has said it is great!

  2. I got one of these too, I can't decide if I love the brush or the nail decals better :-)

  3. That's a tough one! I'm really loving the brush:)


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