Saturday, July 5, 2014

Influenster review

Back in May I received an e-mail from Influenster informing me that I had been selected to join their program. OK, cool, what is it? In a nutshell, Influenster is a community of trend setters who get to review products and share their thoughts on various products. Well, I'm game, I have a big mouth and I like trying new things. A few weeks after that I was pretty excited to see that I'd been chosen to receive the Surfs Up Vox Box which was full of all sorts of fun things for me to review. It was waiting when Kev and I got back from NY and I was pretty stoked to dive in.

The contents: Coupons for Jamba Juice at Home Smoothies, Not Your Mother's shampoo and conditioner, First Aid Shot Therapy, Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion and Sinful Colors Nail Polish.

Since we needed groceries, I headed over to Harris Teeter with my Jamba Juice at Home Smoothies coupons in hand. I was pretty stoked to learn that they do double coupons every day and my $1 off coupon turned into $2 off, and the other one was free. I got the Strawberries Wild and the Green Fusion pouches.
I have to say, I was a fan. They each had little pieces of frozen juice, fruit and yogurt. When I made mine I added some protein powder to help it stick longer, ice cubes, some additional fruit and coconut milk. This is what the Green Fusion base looked like. Not green at all, which wasn't a big deal to me if it was, but I could see other people not wanting to have a green beverage.

Each pouch made 2 smoothies but it would be easy to use the entire pouch for one big one. They were $3.59 each at the store, so definitely less expensive than if you went to a smoothie shop. 

Next up, the Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun lotion.

I loved this! I use it after my after-pool shower and it's fantastic. It has a lightly coconut scent and is a combination of aloe and lotion, hence the swirls in the bottle. I really liked how it seemed to cool my skin while hydrating. I hate goopy lotions and this wasn't, it was really light and went on smoothly. 2 thumbs up!

Super fun color for the summer, it's a shimmery teal. I put it on my toes because I was still sporting a fresh gel mani. I was actually pretty pleased with the polish. It went on really smoothly, you just need to make sure there it's too much on the brush because it it a little runny. Other than that, the color was really fun for the summer and after a week of having it on, it's held up pretty well. No chipping at all!

This also has a really pleasant coconuty scent. I got 2 uses out of the samples I was sent and I definitely feel a difference in my hair after using it. I've never really used a texturizing shampoo before and I do feel like there's more weight to my hair. My hair generally curls well and it lasts a while, I didn't notice any difference between using this product and my regular shampoo and conditioner.

And finally, First Shot Therapy

I generally don't take a lot of pain killers. I'd rather look for a natural remedy. I had a slight headache and decided to give it a taste. The flavor isn't good, it's kinda bitter and I don't taste any berry. Also, when I took a sip I got really nervous because I tasted an artificial sweetener. I'm allergic to aspartame and I really hoped that wasn't what I just drank. Thankfully it was sucrolose but it was really hard to find that info on the bottle. I'd definitely pass on this one and just take an aspirin if I really needed one.

All in all, I was really excited to receive the box and have the opportunity to try out new products!

What "new to you" product have you tried recently??
I received these products complementary from Influenster for testing purposes but all thoughts and comments are my own.


  1. Nice post! I also got selected for the surfs up Vox box, just got my email the other day saying it was on its way! Can't wait to try all of the products out! Those smoothies look yummy!

    1. Awesome! I was really excited to try these products, I'm sure you'll love them too.

  2. I got the same items though my polish color was different. I love being able to try new products. The liquid pain reliever wasn't my cup of tea either.

    1. I really liked the nail polish. I never use an entire bottle so 1.99 is a perfect price for me. I even went to walgreens and bought a bottle. It's definitely a product that I might not have tried before!