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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

#GoVoxBox from Influenster - Review Time!

I received these products in exchange for my honest review. Though they were complimentary, all opinions are my own, and there are no affiliate links in this post. 

You guys. Is there anything better than getting free stuff, for no reason other than that people are interested in what you think about it? Probably some stuff, but it doesn't make this any less awesome.

So when Influenster let me know that I was going to be receiving the #GoVoxBox, I was freaking PSYCHED. And then I got the box, and got even more excited. Seriously people, look at all this cool stuff!!
influenster vox box

1 // ProFoot Triad Orthotic - value $10.49
2 // ProFoot PediRock - value $8.99
3 // PlayTex Sport Fresh Balance Regular Absorbency Tampons - value $3.99-$4.99
4 // Aqua Spa Relax Collection Bath Soak in Lavender+Chamomile - value $9.99
5 // VitaminShoppe Next Step Shaker Cup - value $7.99
6 // VitaminShoppe Protein Shake - value $24.99 for 608grams (I received 3 flavors, each 38g)
7 // Blue Diamond Fruit Flavored Almonds - value $3.19 for 4oz bag
Not pictured: Coupon for one free container of Muller brand Greek Yogurt - value $1.49

So after trying all of these things, I mostly just have to say.... Wow. There were a couple things I didn't love *cough protein shakes cough*, but for the most part, this was an amazing box! Here's what I thought of the items individually.

1 // ProFoot Triad Orthotic - value $10.49
I popped these bad boys in my shoes for my Zumba class tonight, figuring there would be no better way to test out the "You'll feel a dramatic difference from the very first step" promise on the box. Being the pessimist that I am, I expected my feet to be killing me within 15 minutes, and that I'd probably have to take them out to finish class. Shows what I know! While they definitely could use some breaking in time before they are really adjusted properly to my feet, I noticed a big difference in the way my feet felt after class tonight. They're really affordable too, and great quality for the price. I have a pair of $40 inserts that I wear sometimes that don't feel this good!  You can search under #GoPROFOOT on Twitter or Instagram to see how other people are using their inserts, too! 
profoot orthotic

2 // ProFoot PediRock - value $8.99*

The packaging on this item said that the stone could be used on either wet or dry feet, so I decided to put it to the test, and did one foot dry, and one wet. I haven't gotten a pedicure in way too long a few weeks, so my feet were perfect testers. I didn't notice a difference at all, which actually surprised me a little bit, because usually when you use a pumice stone or something like that on feet, they need to be wet. It wasn't nearly as effective as going to a spa and having someone else do it, but my feet definitely felt softer after I used this, and I'm sure I will be using it a lot between pedicures (especially because I live in Vegas, so I'm pretty much in sandals 100% of the time). 
profoot pedi rock

3 // PlayTex Sport Fresh Balance Regular Absorbency Tampons - value $3.99-$4.99*
I don't think this product requires really a whole lot of review. I mean, we all know what tampons are supposed to do.. And either they work, or they don't, and they're comfortable, or they're not. These worked well for me, and were very comfortable. I've been pretty loyal to a different brand in the past, but I would seriously consider switching to these. And they were scented, so the package smelled nice.... So there is that. :) 

This. Was. Awesome. I have had a pretty ridiculous couple of weeks with work, and was really stressed out, so on Monday, I decided that a mid-afternoon soak with my phone turned off and a book in my hand was in order. I sprinkled in some of this bath soak stuff, and got blissfully lost for 30 minutes. I loved the relaxing scent of the lavender and chamomile, and my skin didn't have any of that really tight, I've-been-sitting-in-hot-water-for-a-while-and-now-my-skin-is-too-tight-for-my-skeleton feeling that sometimes happens. I actually felt so moisturized that I forgot to put on lotion afterwards, which is a rarity in the desert, let me tell you. I would definitely purchase this and use it regularly!

5 // VitaminShoppe Next Step Shaker Cup - value $7.99 + 6 // VitaminShoppe Protein Shake - value $24.99 for 608grams (I received 3 flavors, each 38g)
I am not much of a protein shake lover.. Always wanted to be, but I've just never been able to find something that I thought was good enough to regularly stomach the taste and consistency. I was really excited to find three different flavors of protein shake AND a shaker in the box.. I tried the fresh berry flavor first..I mixed it two ways, four ounces of plain water and four ounces of lemon infused water, thinking that since it was a berry flavor, and berries taste great with lemon, it would be delicious (or at least more delicious that regular protein shakes). Nope. :( It wasn't terrible, certainly not the worst tasting protein shake I've ever had...but it wasn't good. I tried the French Vanilla and Swiss Chocolate flavors too, and though the Swiss Chocolate one isn't too bad, but I don't know if I would say I'd purchase the brand in the future, since I personally didn't love the taste. The shaker was pretty cool though! I will definitely be using it again any time I mix up a shake, even if it's not specifically a protein shake. And bonus - you can get free shipping at www.vitaminshoppe.com right now through the end of June!! Head on over and get a shaker for yourself and try some of their new shake flavors!
fit n full protein shake

7 // Blue Diamond Fruit Flavored Almonds - value $3.19 for 4oz bag
I've never liked nuts of any kind for my whole life, but I know that almonds are really good for you (good fats and all that), so I have been really making an effort to like them. I received a small bag of blueberry flavored almonds, and I actually thought they were pretty good! I think I would have liked the raspberry or strawberry flavors a lot more, since I already don't love almonds, and I don't really like blueberries either. I do plan to try the other berry flavors available though, in the hope that I'll be able to make myself eat more almonds. 
blue diamond fruit flavored almonds

Coupon for one free container of Muller brand Greek Yogurt - value $1.49
Oh my goodness. Guys. This Greek yogurt is AMAZING. Usually Greek yogurt is too sour for me, so I have a tendency to avoid it, but this...this is delicious. It's a little tart, but not unbearably so. I tried two flavors - the cherry with dark chocolate shavings, and blackberry/raspberry. I love the blackberry/raspberry one the most, though they were both good. I love the fresh fruit, and the taste of the berries. I didn't have any on hand, but I would have loved to put some granola or dry grape-nuts in the yogurt to add a little crunch! Check out suggestions from other Greek yogurt lovers using the hashtag #MullerQuaker!
Muller Greek Yogurt

Many thanks to Influenster, and to all the partner companies that worked together to create this box! 

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1 comment:

  1. That pedi rock looks great! I have a rock but it doesnt work as well as a pedicure for me either.


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