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Luster NOW! Instant Whitening Toothpaste

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Recently Influenster selected me to receive a complimentary #IDoVoxBox. One of the items inside was a tube of Luster NOW! Instant Whitening ToothpasteI’ve tried a few whitening pastes and even had ZOOM! done on my teeth just over 2 years ago but I was still curious to try this product. Something that claims to be instant definitely has my attention (and even a bit of scepticism if I’m being completely honest).

Here are a few claims directly from their website: Instantly whitens teeth after one brushing, removes surface stains with daily use and gentle on teeth and safe for dental restorations. I have 5 crowns in my mouth – 4 of which are front and center in my mouth so I am happy to hear that it is safe for even my situation. However, my crowns are as white as they’ll ever be so making sure that rest of my mouth stays on the same color wavelength so to speak is important.

I put it to the test just the other night and have to say while I was not blown away by the results (as I regularly whiten with trays from my dentist), I did see a bit of brightening up. My mouth felt healthy and seemed a bit more refreshed. I’ll have to continue using the product to see what the results are in the long-term but for now my experience has been a bit more satisfactory than with other whitening pastes. Especially since the results came after 1-2 days.

A 4.0 oz  tube retails for around $7.99.

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Dr. Scholl’s® For Her Ball of Foot

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Recently I was chosen by Influenster to receive their complimentary #IDoVoxBox. One of the exciting items I found inside was a package of Dr. Scholl’s® For Her Ball of Foot insoles! I just recently started familiarizing myself with the Dr. Scholl’s line but this is one product I had not had a chance to try yet so I was ready to put them to the test.

If you know me even slightly, you know that I have quite the collection of stilettos in my wardrobe. Some I wear for work and some I just cannot wear for more than a few hours because of how they use and abuse my soles! I placed these insoles into one of my most pesky pairs of heels and (drum roll) wore.them.to.work! Little did I know that the day I chose to try these out would be the one day I was (literally) running around the office.

My honest opinion? This is quite a magnificent product. The slim width of the insoles insured that my shoes wouldn’t feel too tight or “wear” differently on my feet which can lead to rubbing in others areas of the shoe. The cushion was just enough – each step I took felt like I had a small, gel like pillow hugging every curve of the front of my foot. By the end of the day my feet were still a bit tired and slightly achy but no one said stilettos were meant for Olympic office events so I give the insole a lot of credit. Without them in those shoes on a day like that and I might have gone home and tossed them straight in the trash!

Bonus? They do not leave a sticky residue in your shoes and can fairly easily be pulled up and adjusted if you don’t get the positioning right on the first try. I have even test drove them in other heels of mine since and been immensely satisfied.

I hate having to compromise comfort in the name of style but I’ve done in on a few occasions. Now I have a nice, affordable buffer I can use to improve the longevity of my shoes AND feet!

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Influenster – the new and improved site!

I am sure most of you are asking yourself What’s a VoxBox? What’s Influenster? which is exactly the reaction I initially had just under a year ago after hearing the names for the first time. Influenster is a trendsetter community that uses your influence in order to qualify for complimentary PRODUCT SHIPMENTS, REWARDS & DEALS fit for your lifestyle. The more active you are, the more perks you get – easy as pie! A VoxBox is the technical term for the shipment of goodies you’ll receive if you are selected to product test once you’ve (in most cases) completed a simple survey. You can also increase the chance of being selected by connecting to and unlocking as many Influence Badges as possible once you create your profile.

Since joining Influenster I have been privileged to be a part of the new old and recently updated site so I have a good basis for plugging all of the incredible new features. One of the features I am most elated about is the chance to earn Expert Badges. This means I can pick and choose which area I myself am most knowledgeable and tweet, post and interact my way to a higher score on the Influenster site. It’s like I am being rewarded for being myself which is a huge plus in my book.  It allows members to truly showcase their smarts and not worry about adding “fluff” to posts/reviews just to earn points and other members can count on the information they are providing. WIN WIN!

Brand Challenges are also a huge part of why I ♥ this site. For every item you receive in a VoxBox you will be asked to complete an optional specific brand challenge. A brand challenge opens the door for you to earn MORE FREE STUFF just for interacting with the brands on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more while giving your honest opinion. I recently found out that Influenster and the brands are not only looking for and/or rewarding positive feedback. I am always honest about my experiences with the products and that means not always having an ideal review. But I was rewarded for my honesty and one of the brands is sending me another product in their line to see if my opinion improves! I ♥ that!

Yet another area I love is how it’s easy to interact with other members and their own submissions! I can watch videos, view photos, read reviews, answer questions, etc. It really makes it feel more like a community every time I visit the page. Plus you can see who the highest ranked members are and perhaps learn a thing or two from them in order to boost your own influence!

The site is now exclusively by invite only but if you’re serious about blogging, product testing and being active on a fabulous site let me know and I’ll be happy to send you an invite. Serious interest only as I have a limited number of invites and your activity reflects on my own personal score. 🙂

 

 

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Bride VoxBox from Influenster

I am sure most of you are asking yourself What’s a VoxBox? What’s Influenster? which is exactly the reaction I initially had just under a year ago after hearing the names for the first time. Influenster is a trendsetter community that uses your influence in order to qualify for complimentary PRODUCT SHIPMENTS, REWARDS & DEALS fit for your lifestyle. The more active you are, the more perks you get – easy as pie! A VoxBox is the technical term for the shipment of goodies you’ll receive if you are selected to product test once you’ve (in most cases) completed a simple survey. You can also increase the chance of being selected by connecting to and unlocking as many Influence Badges as possible once you create your profile.

Recently I was selected to participate in the very first Bride VoxBox:

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Kiss everEZlashes |  You’ll never waste another set of eyelashes again. Kiss everEZlashes with patent pending Application Strings allow for perfect lash application every time. Kiss lashes come in a variety of styles that are perfect for everyday wear, to formal evening events. An absolute must-have for bridesmaids and off course – the bride! ($3.99) Check out their website here – http://www.everezlashes.com/

  • First Impressions: I have always heard about fake eyelashes but was afraid to try them. My wedding is coming up on Saturday and I plan on giving these a whirl for the big day!

Dream Water |  It is a natural, 0 calorie, 2.5 oz sleep and relaxation shot featuring key ingredients that work together to help you relax, fall asleep naturally an wake up refreshed. ($2.99) Check out their website here – http://www.drinkdreamwater.com/

  • First Impressions: I rarely have trouble sleeping so this product is not necessarily the best for me but I still gave it a shot (ha ha). The taste wasn’t bad and while I did feel relaxed I did not notice any significant difference in my sleep or waking routine.

IvyDate | Premier online introduction network for people who value creativity, intellectual curiousity and drive. It will send up to 5 matches per week for your single friends! Check out their website here – http://www.ivydate.com/

  • First Impressions: This website does not apply to me but I’ll be happy to send my single friends their direction! The website looks very inviting and professional.

Rescue Gum | This gum helps people stress less, stay calm and in control. ($5.95) Check out their website here – http://bachrescuegum.com/ 

  • First Impressions: The brand Rescue Remedy is familiar to me from my massage school days as homeopathy was widely taught. The gum itself has neat packaging but that’s about the only thing that impressed me. The taste was a bit bitter/medicinal at first, then turned sweet and then faded so quickly I wasn’t sure if it was just a bad piece of gum. I didn’t notice a difference in my demeanor after chewing it.

Schwarzkopf Professionals BC Repair Resuce (Shampoo, Conditioner, Sealed Ends) | It gives 25% more strength, thanks to the Cura+ Protein Complex that repairs damaged hair, recharging it with new durability and elasticity. ($18/$21/$21) Check out their website here – http://www.schwarzkopf-professional.com/?9006

  • First Impressions: I absolutely loved the fresh, clean scent of these products! I have extremely thin and fragile hair so I was elated when I received full size bottles of these products. After just one shower session I am already seeing the life come back to my hair. Dramatic, yes? But it’s the truth! I cannot wait to see how my hair feels long-term.
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Naturals VoxBox from Influenster

I am sure most of you are asking yourself What’s a VoxBox? What’s Influenster? which is exactly the reaction I initially had just under a year ago after hearing the names for the first time. Influenster is a trendsetter community that uses your influence in order to qualify for complimentary PRODUCT SHIPMENTS, REWARDS & DEALS fit for your lifestyle. The more active you are, the more perks you get – easy as pie! A VoxBox is the technical term for the shipment of goodies you’ll receive if you are selected to product test once you’ve (in most cases) completed a simple survey. You can also increase the chance of being selected by connecting to and unlocking as many Influence Badges as possible once you create your profile.

Recently I was selected to participate in the very first Naturals VoxBox:

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The Original Dish Drying Mat |  It is a unique, laminated design that combines a thin layer of foam between two layers of high quality, super absorbant microfiber for a new dish washing experience that converves energy and paper towels by air drying and saves water by hand-washing. ($4.99) Check out their website here – http://www.the-original-co.com/default.html

  • First Impressions: I was elated to see this item in my Naturals VoxBox. I have been using a regular dish towel as a holding pad for any dishes I wash by hand which isn’t all that effective. This new mat also provides a cushion for the more delicate items (i.e. wine glasses, etc) to rest while they dry. A small perk but for the price you can’t beat it. I love that it is machine washable too.

LypSyl Intense Protection LypMoisturizr |  With pure Swedish beeswax, organic shea butter and vitamins A and E, LypSyl will give your lips long-lasting, deep-penetrating moisture and lip care protection to moisturize, doften and protect your lips naturally for a healthy pucker!. ($2.87-$2.99) CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE – http://www.lypsylhome.com/

  • First Impressions: This product definitely delivers on it moisture promise but it left me wanting. I actually prefer sweet smelling/tasting lip balms with a delicate hint of tint.

EBOOST |  It will boost your mood, focus and immunity with natural ingredients and no crash. As a shot or easy-to-mix powder and in four flavors, you’ll feel great whichever flavor you select. ($28 for 20 powders or $39 for 12 shots)

  • First Impressions: I received an orange packet of this product and it smelled DELICIOUS but was deeply disappointed once I went to mix it in my water. It bubbled up a bit – almost having a creamy consistency – which faded after a few minutes and upon first taste I was not very impressed. It has the distant familiarity of Tang (from the 80s) but had a very bitter/astringent taste that I could not get past.

CleanWell Hand Sanitizer Wipes |  They clean up messes and kill germs with all natural ingredients that are easy on the earth. Their mild ingredients are great for hands and faces, and the one-use packet is ideal for all your on-th-go activities. ($29.99 for 50 pouches) CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE – http://www.cleanwelltoday.com/

  • First Impressions: I genuinely loved this product. It definitely was gentle on my hands (had no need to use on my face) and portable. BUT at almost $.60 a wipe I’ll have to say no thank you to a purchase on my own.

GEODEO |  This Natural Deodorant PLUS Detox Complex provides 24-hour odor protection. It is a naturally-derived, breakthrough eco-technology, specially formulated to be safe for your body and world.  ($5.99 for 2.3 oz stick)

  • First Impressions: The scent I received is Island and it blew me away with how AMAZING it smelled. I’ve been looking around for a safer deodorant and I might have met my match! So far it has worked brilliantly throughout a regular work day. The real test will come once I hit the gym this evening!

NECTRESSE |  It tastes like sugar but with zero calories per serving! 100% all natural, NECTRESSE is made primarily from monk fruit, combined with other natural sweeteners.  ($3.99 for 40 servings)

  • First Impressions: I’m a huge green tea drinker and use 1-2 packets of sweetener per cup. My favorite has always been Splenda Fiber but I was excited to see this new product. I used both packets in a 16 oz drink and I am sad to report that it didn’t really sweeten my beverage at all. I love that it’s natural but I’d have to use 3-4 packets in 1 drink just to get the same level of sweetness as my usual product.

Desert Essence Coconut Shine & Refine Lotion |  Bring out your hair’s natural beauty and texture as you nourish it with this product. Cactus, Agave, Vitamin E, Coconut Oil and Extract work together!  ($9.99 for 64 fl. oz bottle)

  • First Impressions: Divine. Simply divine. It smells amazing and gives my hair incredible shine. I have to stay away from my roots, though, as I have extremely thin hair and I could see where this product might make it appear greasy/weighed down so in all honest a little goes a LONG way! What a refreshing product – no chemicals!

I was recently selected to participate in the upcoming Bride VoxBox so be on the lookout for another post like this from me soon! 🙂

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