TLC VoxBox from Influenster... A Busy Mom's Dream




A few weeks ago I had one of my best happy mail days to date! I got my TLC VoxBox from Influenster. If you haven't heard of Influenster you are totally missing out! It's a great website where you can take surveys and do reviews on items but the best part is that they are always sending out VoxBoxes! What these are are great little boxes with a specific theme and inside are products, full-size not samples, for you to try! It is a great way for companies to get real reviews on their products and an even better way for you to get to try some great products! Check it out here: Influenster 

To get a VoxBox you have to qualify and they send out surveys via email on a regular basis. This was the second or third VoxBox I took the survey on and the first one I actually got so be patient if you don't get a box right away. To boost your chances you can take surverys and do reviews on products you've tried and are interested in. Also, make sure to link up all your social media accounts as well :)

Now on to the fun stuff!




So this VoxBox was specifically for moms. Moms on the go, moms with busy kids, moms who need a little TLC. And I can tell you it was just what this busy mama needed! It included:

- A Shell Fuel Rewards Card
- A Puffs To-Go with Lotion Pack
- Neo-To-Go (Neosporin)
- Avon Anew Reversalist Complete Renewal Express Wrinkle Smoother
- Ivory Soap
- Coupon for a FREE full size Breyers Gelato

All of the products were really great but my favorite by far was the Gelato! I had never tried Gelato before and now I'm hooked! The Breyers Gelato was great and the flavor was AH-MAZING! We tried the Raspeberry Cheesecake and it was to die for! My husband and I finished almost all of it in one night! I finished it the next day for lunch... Hey don't judge! Once you try it for yourself you'll do the same too! I'm actually trying to perfect a recipe using the gelato and will be posting it soon! We found the gelato at Wal-Mart and it was under $5 but I have also seen it at Target and Smith's.




I also really liked the Neo-To-Go. It's this cute little spray that fits perfect in my diaper bag; but is small enough it would fit in your purse too! It is a spray vs. your typical gooey Neosporin in the tube. Rohrl, my two year old, really likes it and it has helped calm him down twice after falling and getting hurt. I never want to see my kids get hurt but one of the things Influenster asks you to do is film a video using the Neo-To-Go. Rohrl is usually pretty graceful and careful and doesn't get hurt so I was thinking I would probably have to just make a fake video using it. But one day he was running outside and totally face-planted... well he saved his face with his elbows. I brought him inside and showed him the Neo-To-Go and told him it was "Special Medicine" and as soon as I sprayed it on he was all better. It is a light formula and, just like the regular Neosporin, helps heal scratches quickly. Since the first time I have used it two other times and it has worked great! Definitely a product I will be buying again once this one runs out! I've seen it at Wal-mart for around $5. To see our video of the Neo-To-Go click here.




And of course every mommy knows having tissues handy is a must! The Puffs with lotion tissues are also a great product! Since I ran out of Kleenex in the spring I have yet to go buy more, lazy I know. And when I got these beauties in my VoxBox it was one less thing I needed to buy. I'm usually not a brand snob but I think I'm only going to buy Puffs with lotion from now on when I buy tissue. Little Statham, my one year old, got a summer cold about a week ago and usually with his colds he gets a bright red nose because of all the tissues catching his boogs, but not this time. These extra soft tissues didn't change his nose color one bit and he seemed happier when I was blowing his nose too! If you, or your kids have sensitive noses definitely try these tissues. Bonus: The packaging is super bright so it's easy to find in my mess of a diaper bag! You can pick these up at Wal-Mart or Target, or pretty much anywhere I'm sure and they are less than $1/pack.




The product my boys enjoyed the most was definitely the Ivory soap! I've seen on Pinterest for awhile now how to make a soap cloud out of a bar of Ivory soap and the microwave. We don't use bar soap generally in our house so I have never tried it. But I definitely think we will have to have Ivory soap in stock at all times now! It was so neat to watch and to see the look on my guys' faces was priceless! All you do is put the soap on a plate, or you could probably do it just straight in the microwave and cook for 2 minutes. With-in 20 seconds you'll see the cloud start to form. Not only is it awesome to watch but it makes your house smell clean for hours! You can also use Ivory soap to make homemade laundry detergent, which is also on my to-do list, or just as good ol' soap. I'll keep you posted on what other fun things we do with this! You can buy a 10 pack of bars at Wal-Mart for $4. Check out my Pinterest board for other great ideas with Ivory Soap: #SudLife 




The Shell Fuel Rewards card was a nice perk too! When you sign up you get $.25/gal on your second fill-up!  For the first fill up and every fill up after it's at least $.03/gal! Cha-ching Cha-ching more money for gelato or other treats too! Plus you can link your Mastercard to your rewards card and get an additional $.10/gal. You can also earn rewards ($$$ off at the pump) by shopping and eating out! Best part is it is absolutely free! Just like have a rewards card at the grocery store. To learn more go to their website here.



Check out my happy face!


The only item I wasn't super impressed with was the Avon wrinkle smoother. But to be fair I don't really have wrinkles so I don't think I'm a great reviewer for this product. What I did like though is that it is a great moisturizer and base before I put on my concealer. If you have wrinkles or lots of laugh lines this may be something you'd like to check out! I think it sells for $30 and you can buy it here.



Sorry for the stock photo... Statham likes shiny things and somehow got his hands on this and now it's missing :(  I promise though that I have it and have tried it! Thank you to Avon.com for the photo.


Overall I was very, very impressed with everything included in the TLCVoxBox and can not wait to get another one! Almost every item in the box I am still using weeks later and plan on buying in the future. Thank you Influenster for putting together such a great program!

Disclosure: I received all these items compliments of Influenster and their partners but all opinions are my own.

Tastefully Frugal: TLC VoxBox from Influenster... A Busy Mom's Dream

Monday, July 14, 2014

TLC VoxBox from Influenster... A Busy Mom's Dream




A few weeks ago I had one of my best happy mail days to date! I got my TLC VoxBox from Influenster. If you haven't heard of Influenster you are totally missing out! It's a great website where you can take surveys and do reviews on items but the best part is that they are always sending out VoxBoxes! What these are are great little boxes with a specific theme and inside are products, full-size not samples, for you to try! It is a great way for companies to get real reviews on their products and an even better way for you to get to try some great products! Check it out here: Influenster 

To get a VoxBox you have to qualify and they send out surveys via email on a regular basis. This was the second or third VoxBox I took the survey on and the first one I actually got so be patient if you don't get a box right away. To boost your chances you can take surverys and do reviews on products you've tried and are interested in. Also, make sure to link up all your social media accounts as well :)

Now on to the fun stuff!




So this VoxBox was specifically for moms. Moms on the go, moms with busy kids, moms who need a little TLC. And I can tell you it was just what this busy mama needed! It included:

- A Shell Fuel Rewards Card
- A Puffs To-Go with Lotion Pack
- Neo-To-Go (Neosporin)
- Avon Anew Reversalist Complete Renewal Express Wrinkle Smoother
- Ivory Soap
- Coupon for a FREE full size Breyers Gelato

All of the products were really great but my favorite by far was the Gelato! I had never tried Gelato before and now I'm hooked! The Breyers Gelato was great and the flavor was AH-MAZING! We tried the Raspeberry Cheesecake and it was to die for! My husband and I finished almost all of it in one night! I finished it the next day for lunch... Hey don't judge! Once you try it for yourself you'll do the same too! I'm actually trying to perfect a recipe using the gelato and will be posting it soon! We found the gelato at Wal-Mart and it was under $5 but I have also seen it at Target and Smith's.




I also really liked the Neo-To-Go. It's this cute little spray that fits perfect in my diaper bag; but is small enough it would fit in your purse too! It is a spray vs. your typical gooey Neosporin in the tube. Rohrl, my two year old, really likes it and it has helped calm him down twice after falling and getting hurt. I never want to see my kids get hurt but one of the things Influenster asks you to do is film a video using the Neo-To-Go. Rohrl is usually pretty graceful and careful and doesn't get hurt so I was thinking I would probably have to just make a fake video using it. But one day he was running outside and totally face-planted... well he saved his face with his elbows. I brought him inside and showed him the Neo-To-Go and told him it was "Special Medicine" and as soon as I sprayed it on he was all better. It is a light formula and, just like the regular Neosporin, helps heal scratches quickly. Since the first time I have used it two other times and it has worked great! Definitely a product I will be buying again once this one runs out! I've seen it at Wal-mart for around $5. To see our video of the Neo-To-Go click here.




And of course every mommy knows having tissues handy is a must! The Puffs with lotion tissues are also a great product! Since I ran out of Kleenex in the spring I have yet to go buy more, lazy I know. And when I got these beauties in my VoxBox it was one less thing I needed to buy. I'm usually not a brand snob but I think I'm only going to buy Puffs with lotion from now on when I buy tissue. Little Statham, my one year old, got a summer cold about a week ago and usually with his colds he gets a bright red nose because of all the tissues catching his boogs, but not this time. These extra soft tissues didn't change his nose color one bit and he seemed happier when I was blowing his nose too! If you, or your kids have sensitive noses definitely try these tissues. Bonus: The packaging is super bright so it's easy to find in my mess of a diaper bag! You can pick these up at Wal-Mart or Target, or pretty much anywhere I'm sure and they are less than $1/pack.




The product my boys enjoyed the most was definitely the Ivory soap! I've seen on Pinterest for awhile now how to make a soap cloud out of a bar of Ivory soap and the microwave. We don't use bar soap generally in our house so I have never tried it. But I definitely think we will have to have Ivory soap in stock at all times now! It was so neat to watch and to see the look on my guys' faces was priceless! All you do is put the soap on a plate, or you could probably do it just straight in the microwave and cook for 2 minutes. With-in 20 seconds you'll see the cloud start to form. Not only is it awesome to watch but it makes your house smell clean for hours! You can also use Ivory soap to make homemade laundry detergent, which is also on my to-do list, or just as good ol' soap. I'll keep you posted on what other fun things we do with this! You can buy a 10 pack of bars at Wal-Mart for $4. Check out my Pinterest board for other great ideas with Ivory Soap: #SudLife 




The Shell Fuel Rewards card was a nice perk too! When you sign up you get $.25/gal on your second fill-up!  For the first fill up and every fill up after it's at least $.03/gal! Cha-ching Cha-ching more money for gelato or other treats too! Plus you can link your Mastercard to your rewards card and get an additional $.10/gal. You can also earn rewards ($$$ off at the pump) by shopping and eating out! Best part is it is absolutely free! Just like have a rewards card at the grocery store. To learn more go to their website here.



Check out my happy face!


The only item I wasn't super impressed with was the Avon wrinkle smoother. But to be fair I don't really have wrinkles so I don't think I'm a great reviewer for this product. What I did like though is that it is a great moisturizer and base before I put on my concealer. If you have wrinkles or lots of laugh lines this may be something you'd like to check out! I think it sells for $30 and you can buy it here.



Sorry for the stock photo... Statham likes shiny things and somehow got his hands on this and now it's missing :(  I promise though that I have it and have tried it! Thank you to Avon.com for the photo.


Overall I was very, very impressed with everything included in the TLCVoxBox and can not wait to get another one! Almost every item in the box I am still using weeks later and plan on buying in the future. Thank you Influenster for putting together such a great program!

Disclosure: I received all these items compliments of Influenster and their partners but all opinions are my own.

14 Comments:

At July 14, 2014 at 4:02 PM , Blogger P Bishop said...

Great items. I love Neo-To Go! I also am a big fan of Ivory soap. This is a fun treat.

 
At July 14, 2014 at 4:04 PM , Blogger Kung Phoo said...

That was a great box... Who could not use a gas card..

 
At July 14, 2014 at 4:43 PM , Blogger Inspiring Kitchen said...

Nice collection of items. I get the VoxBoxes too. www.inspiringkitchen.com

 
At July 14, 2014 at 8:30 PM , Blogger Jessica Peeling said...

I love this VoxBox - wish I could have gotten it! There are so many nice ones lately. :)

 
At July 14, 2014 at 10:40 PM , Blogger Carlsbad Cravings said...

Never heard of VoxBox before, thanks for the introducing me! Anything that has coupons for gelato is right up my alley!

 
At July 15, 2014 at 3:24 AM , Blogger Agata Pokutycka said...

Your box sounds wonderful.
Fingers crossed for more boxes in the future.

 
At July 15, 2014 at 6:38 AM , Blogger louis petraglia said...

Neo to go for the scrapes, and puffs to dry away the tears! Just what I need for a day with my littles.

 
At July 21, 2014 at 3:04 PM , Blogger Sydney Andersen said...

Yes the Neo-to-Go is awesome!!

 
At July 21, 2014 at 3:04 PM , Blogger Sydney Andersen said...

That's what I'm sayin!

 
At July 21, 2014 at 3:04 PM , Blogger Sydney Andersen said...

Don't you love them!

 
At July 21, 2014 at 3:05 PM , Blogger Sydney Andersen said...

You should definitely check it out... I got an email saying their site was doing maintenance this week but after you really should visit :)

 
At July 21, 2014 at 3:05 PM , Blogger Sydney Andersen said...

Thanks Agata!

 
At July 21, 2014 at 3:05 PM , Blogger Sydney Andersen said...

Exactly my thoughts Louis!

 
At July 21, 2014 at 3:06 PM , Blogger Sydney Andersen said...

I know... I see the pictures on Instagram and love all of them!

 

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