Saturday, December 8, 2012

Influenster Cosmo VoxBox

I joined the site back at the end of October after seeing several people record videos and do blog posts about the Beauty Blogger Box. I received the Cosmo VoxBox earlier this week, which was really exciting! Sadly, I had a super busy week, and today was the first day I really got to try out the items I received.

If you are unfamiliar with Influenster, it is a review site. You raise your score by doing reviews and answering questions on the website, creating YouTube videos or blog posts, and being active on social media like Twitter and Instagram. It has a ton of programs that could appeal to anyone's interests whether you are into being eco-friendly or you like going camping.

There are no guarantees that anyone will get a VoxBox with freebies. When I was waiting for my information on my Cosmo VoxBox, I saw people on Influenster's Facebook page complaining that they had been active for a year and hadn't received a box yet. I guess I was just lucky to have fallen into the demographics they were looking for when it came to the Cosmo VoxBox.

If you are interested in joining Influenster, I have 5 invites that I can give to people. Please just let me know in the comments that you would like an invite and leave me your email address here or send it to me in an email (if you don't want to publicly post it).

On to the actual box!

My box included:

FriXion by Pilot Pen ($4.50 for a 3-pack) - I got this pen in both black and orange. It's a gel pen that can be erased with the rubber tip at the bottom. It erases a lot better than erasable pens I've used in the past, and I think I'm going to enjoy using them. The only thing I would change about them is putting the rubber tip used to erase with on the cap. I want to put the cap on the end of the pen when I'm using it, but that covers up the eraser.

Forever Red Eau de Parfume from Bath & Body Works ($10.00 for .25 fl oz / $44.50 for full size) - The size that I received was the .25 fl oz, so the bottle in the picture costs $10. I love the scent! I'm not really good with detecting notes in perfumes, but I can smell the pomegranate in it with an underlying sweetness that isn't sickly sweet. I tried this out today, and I'm concerned about the lasting power. The scent didn't seem to stick around very long, but I'll have to keep testing it out.

Ghiradelli Gourmet Milk Sea Salt Escape ($2.79) - Yum! I was a little hesitant about the sea salt, so I never would have bought this for myself, but I had a couple of squares today, and I really liked it. The salt is a nice contrast to the milk chocolate. This bar also has almond bits in it, which I enjoy.

Gillette Venus Embrace Razor and Blade with an extra Venus & Olay Blade ($3.50-$4.50 per month for blade refills) - I used the Venus Embrace razor for years, and I really liked it. However, I suffer from constant ingrown hairs, and I think the 5 blades on these razors was exacerbating the problem. I didn't really want to, but I switched to a razor with 2 blades. When I was using these razors, I preferred the regular Embrace blades. I picked up a pack of blades once that had the moisturizing strips on them, and the strips were gone pretty quickly.

Well...that's my first box from Influenster! I'm looking forward to continuing with this site and hopefully getting more boxes in the future.

Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. I am not being paid by them, and all opinions are my own.


  1. That sounds cool send me one! I saw they had a book review thing.. :)

  2. Ooh! I got the same box! And I noticed the same problem with the pens, I accidentally tried to erase it with the wrong end because I wasn't thinking!

    I also wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster award:

    Lipstick & Lace

    1. It does seem to be a silly place to put the eraser.

      Thanks again for nomination!