Tuesday, June 17, 2014



I received my first VoxBox from Influenster this month! Here's what was in it!

Breyers Gelato Indulgences

I got Tiramisu flavor (I love me some delicious Tiramisu!), but I think they also had Raspberry Cheesecake, Vanilla Caramel, and Triple Chocolate. Tirimisu was not a bad choice. This ice cream was so delicious. From the first bite, I knew it was true love. The packaging was different than what I have seen before. It was clear and seemed to be a little better quality than most of what I get. It was a good sized package. The ice cream was very creamy and tasty with chocolate in it and the signature Tirimisu coffee taste. The 'lady fingers' (balls) were at the bottom and I really liked the taste of those. I wish there had been a few more, I thought they were a little bit lacking. My husband was not a huge fan, but I think this is my new favorite ice cream.

Ivory Bar Soap
I am not a fan. I like the smell, but that's about it. The soap smells lemony and clean. I used the soap for a few days in the shower, and after the first use, my skin felt slimy and slick, but dry. However that is possible. The next day I felt like I smelled worse during my shower, so I ended up rewashing with my regular soap (Dove). I would not recommend this product for washing, but I've heard it is great for doing fun things like making bath crayons or bubbling it up in the microwave.


I got into Influenster last year after I heard that you can get products COMPLETELY FREE for reviewing purposes. Sounds awesome, doesn't it?! I thought so, so I signed up. Here's how it works:

First, if you would like to join, leave me a comment with your email address and I will send you an invitation. This site is invitation only.

*Pick some Lifestage and Expert badges. This lets people know what you are interested in. A few of the categories include Gaming, Exercise, Eating, Pop Culture, being a parent, being a dog owner, or being a baby boomer.

*Review products you have tried. This can be anything they have featured on the site. They have categories from groceries to beauty products to air lines to hotels. Pretty much anything you've had a chance to try. Leave an honest review, you don't have to kiss butts to get a box. This step can take a while. You have to leave  A LOT of reviews to finally be considered for a box. I took a month posting reviews before I got discouraged and quit for a few months. After about 2 weeks of doing more reviews, I finally got an invitation for a box.

*Connect social media. Connect your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Blog, Google+, and any other social accounts you have. The more you connect (and more friends you have that connect to those accounts), the higher your influence will be and the more likely you will be to receive a box.

*Eventually, you will receive an email that will tell you you have been selected to possibly receive a voxbox. All you have to do is fill the survey out honestly and you will find out if you are selected to receive the box. If you are, CONGRATULATIONS! Your box will arrive in a few weeks. If you are not, don't worry, you will get another offer. You likely wouldn't have used the things in the box, anyways.

*Once you receive a VoxBox, it is your responsibility to open it, test the products, and review them. There will be a handfull of fun items to try! On your Influenster page, there will be challenges for you to do, like to share on pinterest how you used an item, or to review the item on facebook. During this trial period, more badges will open up. These are also contests. They will have similar tasks and if you complete them, you will be entered to win more from that brand. At the end of the trial period, there is a survey to complete on the items you tried. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS SURVEY if you wish to receive another box. If you do not complete this survey, you will not receive another box EVER. So be sure to complete it.

That's it! Do you have any questions? I am very excited to be a part of the Influenster community and be permitted to try these free products. Let me know if you would like in!