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Surfs Up VoxBox July 15, 2014

influensterAwhile ago I saw my fellow blogger Sarah post a picture of something called a VoxBox.  I was curious about what it was so naturally I Googled it.  That brought me to a website called Influenster where I learned the following:

 ‘Influenster is a community of trendsetters, social media masterminds, and educated consumers who live to give opinions of products and experiences.

Influensters meet here to learn about new products from our favorite brands as well as review the products they already use in their day-to-day lives.’

 

I dug a little deeper and found out what exactly a VoxBox was.  At first I thought maybe it was one of those subscription boxes that have a theme and you receive one every month for a fee.  It is a box you receive in the mail, but the similarities stop there.  Instead of paying for a subscription, Voxbox is full of complimentary items that you test out and review.  This is how they describe the VoxBoxes:

VoxBoxes are boxes filled with complimentary products from your favorite (or soon-to-be-favorite) brands. Not all Voxboxes are created equal: some programs feature an assortment of products while others will spotlight one awesome brand. But make no mistake: All VoxBoxes are created awesome.

 I was pretty excited to try this for myself so I signed up on their website right away (it didn’t hurt that it was free!).  I connected my profile to a few of my social media sites and then started choosing ‘badges’.  These are basically different categories you can answer questions about.  There are a bunch of different options to choose from, but once you pick a few, you start answering surveys, leaving reviews, and answering other people’s questions about products in these catagories.  My badges so far are Eco, Decorator, Tastebud, Catnip, and Bookclub.  Completing these actions gives you points and I’m not sure the exact science, but after about 3-4 weeks of participating, I got a notice that I would be receiving my first VoxBox…the SurfsUpVoxBox.

 It took a little while to get to me, but I must say they stayed in touch by email along the way and kept me updated.  They are definitely good communicators!  They even warned us that one of the products would be late and not in the box with everything else (Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun).  When my box finally arrived I was super excited to open it.  Here is what was inside:


whole box

I received:

  • A coupon for a free Jamba Juice Smoothie Kit
  • First Aid Shot Therapy
  • SinfulColors Professional Nail Polish in Anchors Away
  • Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Shampoo & Conditioner

So far I have only had time to try one product and that is the SinfulColors nail polish in the tangerine colored Anchors Away.  I don’t trust myself to do my own manicure, but I did my toes.  I usually wouldn’t pick out such a bright color for myself, but I like how it makes my feet look tanner.  I plan on trying the Beach shampoo and conditioner this weekend when I have a bit more time to do my hair.   I love the idea of wavy beach hair so I’m crossing my fingers that it actually works for me.

Once I opened the box, I logged into my account and confirmed that I received it.  Then it gives you a list of activities or items to complete.  I need to take some time to read through them all and see what I can take care of.  I’m thinking the more items completed, the better chance I’ll have of getting another VoxBox.  I’ll let you know what happens!

*I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster*

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