|December 2011 Influenster VoxBox|
This is what I received in my first VoxBox. They said that 98% of those who had signed up got this box. I had hoped that due to my questionnaires I would only get natural products, but you can see that that was not the case. However, I was interested in trying everything but the soap and the lip gloss.
imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails
I had never tried press-on nails before, so these were an interesting experience.The company claims that they last up to a week, but mine came off at work after writing by hand for a couple of hours.Also, though the packaging is very cute (the nails come in a plastic container shaped like a bottle of nail polish), it took me a while to get it open. O.
I also did not particularly care for the style/design I got. This came with a coupon for a dollar off my next purchase of imPress nails, so if I do pick up another pair it will be one of their cuter designs. I think I would only get these if I was going somewhere fancy and wanted my nails done, but had just broken one of my own nails. There are other coupons on their website if you like press-on nails and would like to check these out.
Softsoap Coconut Scrub Bar Soap
This bar exfoliates while it cleanses... but I have a bar soap I am happy with and did not want to try this one because it does not contain all natural ingredients.
Montagne Jeunesse Face Mask - Fruit Smoothie
I have tried Montagne Jeunesse Face Masks before, and I liked them. They're relativelely cheap and easy to find at Target and Walmart. I also like how them come in single serving sizes, so I don't have to worry about using it all up before it dries out. I do typically get more than one application out of each, but if whatever's left dries out, I don't mind because I already got my one use out of it. I hadn't tried this particular one, but it works just as well as all the others. :)
New York Color Liquid Lip Shine - Nude York City
I tried this out once so I could give them my feedback. I love the scent - it smells like a fruity candy... delicious. I also love how this is UNsticky - this is one of the least stickiest glosses I've tried (I also find Bare Escentuals' glosses to be unsticky). I also liked how it felt moisturizing, as opposed to just lying on my lips. However, I will not continue to use it because, like the soap, I have alternatives with better ingredients.
Mentos Pure Fresh Gum
I hadn't realized that Mentos made gum. I remember everyone was into Mentos in middle school. People would get a pack of either the regular or fruit flavored ones and then end up sharing the whole thing. So, I guess there was a nostalgic aspect. :) I like the flavor and the fresh, tingly feeling this gives my mouth. The flavor also lasts for an appreciable amount of time. I've already gone through the whole pack I got, and will probably re-purchase. I don't chew gum very often, but I like to have a pack in my purse just in case I think I have stinky breath. (I think gum freshens breath better than mints since they stay in your mouth longer.) Since I rarely chew gum, my extra packs of stick gum that I keep around invariably turn to mush or end up getting pieces of dirt stuck to the sticks. Disgusting. Since these are hard pieces of gum in a hard plastic pack, I won't have to worry about my back-up breath freshener crapping out.
I've tried out a couple different flavors of LARABARs before. I like how they are filling, even the small ones like the one I got in this pack. This is the only size I've eaten before - I'm not in love with their flavors/mouthfeel in general, but I like being able to eat a very small snack to get rid of any hunger pains between meals. I also like how it contains all natural and very simple ingredients. I did not like this flavor as much as other flavors that I have tried in the past (my favorite is the coconut one!). This tastes like apple and cinnamon-flavored nuts. Not bad, but not something I would purchase again.
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