Sunday, November 6, 2011

My Influenster Cosmo VoxBox at a Glance

Have I mentioned how much I love sites that send me stuff to review?  Who wouldn't?  It really is a win-win.  I love stuff (especially BEAUTY products!), I love to write, and I love to share my opinions with who ever will listen (LOL). And the brands get the best type of advertising possible - Word of Mouth.  

I just recently signed up for this great website called and shortly after I signed up I was selected to receive a Cosmo VoxBox to try out.  In your Influenster profile you can select up to five different badges that describe who you are as a person.  Influesnter describes the Cosmo badge as:

"Life is a mix of career, parties, dinners and hanging with friends in the city".   

Sounds good to me!  The VoxBox is a package of goodies you get sent based on a particular badge.  And let me tell you, this VoxBox is awesome!!!

So, I get to try out these products and tell you what I think!  Here is what my kit included (I know you can tell from the picture, but I am going to give you a written description):
  • Vitabath Body Wash in Cucumber & White Tea Scent - Well first off, this smells wonderful.  Clean and crisp.  Perfect for this cold weather because it reminds me of summer.  And it works great.  You do not need a lot of soap to get a good lather.  I love lather and sometimes use shampoo as body wash to have the rich lather.  It really adds an extra umph to my daily shower.  And you can use it as a bubble bath if you want!  Another great selling point on the Vitabath Body Wash is that it is SULFATE and PARABEN FREE.  Thank you!  It also contains moisturizing ingredients like Vitamins A, B3, B5, C, and E.  (It's like an alphabet train lathering up your body, uh-huh).  My skin feels nice and clean and soft after washing with it.  It retails for $9.99 which is a little on the pricey side but I believe it is WELL worth it.  If you buy directly from the website you get FREE SHIPPING on orders of $50 or more.  These would make great Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers. 
  • Venus Pro Skin Moisture Rich Razor -  This razor is pretty neat.  I will first off say that I am partial to a certain razor.  I have tried many many many many razors and since I found the one I use currently, I have not switched.  So, I was skeptical of the claims of this razor (since I have tried so many others that never seemed to meet my expectations).  But, alas, I was pleasantly surprised.  I was first thinking that because the razor only has three blades I might not get the close smooth shave I am looking for but it did give me a smooth touchable leg.  The Venus Pro Skin Moisture Rich Razor also has shave gel bars with body butter to help the razor glide along your leg (or arm or elsewhere).  And it works.  It helps moisturize and prevents the razor from feeling harsh on the skin or cutting it.  The razor head itself looked a little bulky but was very maneuverable on my legs.   I have only used it once as of now so my only other question with the razor is how the body butter gel bars hold up after a couple of shaves.  I hope that I can get at least three to four shaves out of this razor.  So far so good, I like it!  I think I saw a coupon in the paper for it too and for refills which helps with the cost.  I personally feel razors are too expensive these days but the price of this razor (about $9.79 for the razor itself and $11-$17 for refills - depending on package size) is comparable with other razors of this quality.  And with the holidays coming up, you might even be able to score it in a gift package.
  • Proactiv® 3-Step System -  This came at the perfect time.  Months ago I spent a ridiculous amount of money (well, not THAT ridiculous but way more than my budget allowed) on some pricey face care products.  Instead of making my skin look fresh and beautiful, they made my face break out!  How disappointing.  Especially since I shelled out over $150 for a face wash, mask, moisturizer, and aging serum. isn't like I have perfect skin but it would look a lot better if my cleanser was doing it's job.  I have combination skin and large pores.  It is important for me to keep my skin well maintained and gunk free.  I wear make up and all that good stuff so I need a face wash that is going to get all the debris off of my face.  I have only been using the Proactiv® for three days now so i will give the results at a later time.  It really takes a good month to see results and that is how much Proactive® I was sent.  A 30 day system retails at $19.95 which is WAY cheaper than $150!!!  Plus they always run promos and right now if you order you get a FREE gift!  Included in the three step system is: Renewing Cleanser, Revitalizing Toner, and Repairing Treatment.  It contains Benzoyl Peroxide as the acne treatment.  I used to work in a pharmacy and my pharmacist told me that Benzoyl Peroxide is the BEST for acne.  I hope it works!!!  My only concern is that using the Repairing Treatment every day might dry out my face, especially since the weather is chilly now.  It hasn't happened yet (but I do have a pretty good moisturizer).  
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What do you think of these products?  Have you tried any of them?  I would love to hear your thoughts!

Thanks for reading!!! 


  1. Awesome post!!!! Thank you so much for reading my post as well. I'm now following you on your website via GFC as well :) ..oh yea, and thanks for reassuring me that I'm going to love that body wash..woohoo!

  2. Great post! Thank you for joining Planet Weidknecht's Weekend Hop. I am following you and hope to see you again soon.

  3. Great post! I just joined Influenster and can't wait for my first box! I just started following and my blog is , I am a bit of a newbie so I would love any suggestions!

  4. I am a newbie to Influenster too and have my blog up and going, never done anything like this before and trying to figure out exactly what I should do.