Monday, December 28, 2015

Influenster Jingle VoxBox review

This was my first multi-product box from Influenster.  I received a number of products.  Here is the list of items from my box:

Rapunzel IttyBitty doll from Hallmark
Pure Ice nail polish color: Home Run
Sample of Bischoff cookies
Coupon for Free Ore-Ida Tater Tots product
NYC 24hr Eyeliner
KISS True Volume false eyelashes (with the adhesive)
Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

The IttyBitty doll is adorable!  The tag says $6.95, which isn't overly expensive, but for such a small doll it isn't super cheap either.  It would be cute for a baby or to collect.

I like the Pure Ice Nail color -- coverage is pretty good for a low-cost nail polish (I think it's about $4 at Walmart).  My color is a minty-greenish color and will be a great color for the summer.

I already love biscoff cookies so I was happy to get a sample of those!  They are spicy like a gingerbread cookie -- delicious with Nutella!

My family loves tater tots so we will happily use the coupon for a free bag!  We eat tater tots a few times a month!

I don't often wear eyeliner, so I really don't have a good knowledge base on them, but this one seems to go on smooth and soft.  I got dark brown which works well for my skin tone.

I've never worn false eyelashes before so I am sure it will be quite comical when I try these out!!  I've left it for last as far as completing my tasks required by Influenster.  I've got long lashes already so I'm curious to see what I'll look like with falsies on!  I'm thinking they would be nice for a fancy night out -- I don't have those often, either!!

I've been a cetaphil user for years!  It's my go-to for dry skin.  It's non-greasy and keeps my skin super soft.

As I've said before, I get these products for free from influenster to review.  The opinions and reviews are my own.

Ore-ida Tater Tots review! Jingle VoxBox

I received a coupon for a free Ore-Ida Tater Tots product from Influenster but all opinions and reviews are my own.

My family is a big fan of tater tots from Ore-Ida!  Our favorite is the mini tater tots.  They seem to get a little crispier in the oven than the original size.  We often have these as a side dish when we have Buffalo Chicken sliders for dinner.  And we've even been known to just cook up a whole bag to enjoy as a snack!  I always keep a bag on hand for "emergencies!"

I'm thankful to get a free bag from Influenster!

Ore-Rida Tatchos!! VoxBox Review

In my latest VoxBox, I received a coupon from Ore-Rida for a free tater tots product.  I'm already a big fan of Ore-Rida Tater tots so I was excited to get them for free. (I receive the product for free, but reviews/opinions are mine).

I'm planning to try out my own recipe for Tatchos!  Sort of like regular nachos, but using Tater Tots instead of chips!  There are many many recipes at Kraft Recipes Tatchos Hub and I haven't taken the time to peruse them I don't know if anyone has thought of this recipe or not.

I plan to make BBQ Tatchos using my crock pot BBQ chicken.  I usually cook a 1.5 lb pack of boneless skinless chicken breasts on low with a bottle of BBQ sauce (I buy whatever is on sale), about a 1/2 cup of vinegar and 1/2 cup of brown sugar in a crock pot on low for 4-6 hours.  Then remove the chicken and shred it and add it back to the crock pot with the sauce.    While my chicken is back in the BBQ sauce soaking up all the goodness, I will bake my tots.  I'll spread the tots on the plate, top with the BBQ chicken and add some jalepenos for spice!

I can't wait to try this out!

Jingle VoxBox Reviews

So, I got yet another box from Influenster.  This one is called a "Jingle Vox Box" and it contains a variety of products.  You may see more than one post with reviews of products from this box.  First up is Cetaphil Moisturizer.   I've used this for years!  Two of my three daughters suffer from extreme dry skin in the cold winter months.  Since they were babies I've used Cetaphil moisturizer for their skin.  It's easily absorbed into the skin and provides such good moisture!  I'm going to be putting the sample size container I got from my voxbox in my purse to have on hand this winter.

*I received this product for free from Influenster, but the review and opinion expressed are my own.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Yet another VoxBox!

I'm really enjoying getting packages in the mail from Influenster!!  I get products for free and am asked to give my honest opinion and reviews on each product on social media.

My most recent box was for Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir mascara.  I have had the opportunity to try it out and I really like it.  My recent favorite mascara (for about a year or so) has been Perversion by Urban Decay.  I have found that the Marc Jacobs is just as good as the Perversion!  I have long lashes, but they are fine.  I like a mascara that adds fullness and volume without being flaky or clumpy.  Marc Jacobs definitely delivers!  Coverage is smooth and washes off easily.   The price point on the MJ mascara is about $26 per tube.  My UD Perversion is only about $22.  I find them to be equal in quality so far so I probably won't make the switch.  If the price was reversed, I would have!  That being said, if UD ever discontinues Perversion or is out of stock when I'm in need of mascara, I would pay the $4 extra to have a good quality mascara.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Cupcakes for the #MiniWin!

In my last post, I mentioned that I am an Influenster.  Today, I got yet another box to test!  This box contained Tastykakes Mini Cupcakes!!  Who doesn't love a cupcake?!?!?  

We celebrated getting this box because cupcakes!  Cupcakes are their own reason to celebrate!  I had Audrey and Amy help me "unbox" the goodies that were sent from Influenster.  While they sent me the products free of charge, the opinions on said products are my own.  

I was sent a box of Reeses peanut butter mini cakes.  These are chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter filling and frosting....YUM!  The cupcakes are small and come 3 to a package....the box comes with 8 packages so you get 24 mini cupcakes per box.  Not a bad deal at all!  They are "big bite" sized cupcakes.  I prefer to eat them in 2 bites, but you could easily put the whole thing in your mouth if you want!  I like to make dessert last as long as possible!  ;)  

Overall, I think this is a great product.  Good taste, good value, and easy to pack in a lunch!  Win, win, WIN!  

You can check out other Tastykake products by "liking" them on on Facebook at and/or following them on instagram at

I'm looking forward to my next box!!  

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

I'm an Influenster!!

So...I noticed a post from a friend on Facebook one day about being an Influenster and I did a quick google search to figure out what it was.  Basically, it's a social networking deal that combines product testers with products and then has them review them on different platforms of social media.  FUN!  I filled out a quick profile and answered some questions and then I wait.  Every so often, the people at Influenster will contact me with a survey to see if I'm a "fit" for one of their boxes.  So far I've been selected for 3!  Products are sent to me, free of charge, and then I post about them and review them on my social media sites.

Today, I got my second Yves Saint Laurent box!  These are high end products that I probably wouldn't ordinarily purchase.  In today's box, I got 2 lipsticks!  It's part of YSL Rouge Pur Couture line and I got shade #9 Rose Stiletto and #19 Fuchsia.  The Fuchsia looks a little bright for my taste, but the Rose Stiletto looks like it might be a good shade for me.  

I've enjoyed being an Influenster and if you think you might like to join, check them out at!