Earlier this summer, I was lucky enough to receive the #SurfsUp Vox Box from Influenster! It was filled with awesome, useful goodies that I have been enjoying ever since! The goodies in this box included coupons to try a Jamba Juice Smoothie Kit from the frozen section of my local grocery store, Bombshell Curvaceous mascara from Cover Girl, Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun lotion, Sinful Colors nail polish in the Anchors Away shade, and a dose of First Aid Shot Therapy.
My kids were definitely most excited for the #JambaJuice smoothie. (I guess I can’t really blame two young boys for not being excited about mascara and nail polish!) They both studied the coupons before I headed to the store and put in their orders for the smoothie kits they wanted me to buy. Roo chose the Strawberries Wild and Monkey chose the Caribbean Passion. The kits were easy to find in the store, only required me to add apple juice (which we usually have at home anyway), and were ready in only a few minutes! The kids thought they were yummy, and so did The Coach and I! I especially loved that they are simply frozen fruit and yogurt, so it takes the steps of washing and slicing fruit, scooping yogurt, pouring juice, and tossing ice into the blender down to simply pouring the bag in and pouring some juice in. Sometimes I don’t make the kids smoothies because we don’t have time, but this makes it much quicker!
The very first item out of the #SurfsUpVoxBox that I tried was the Cover Girl Bombshell Curvaceous Mascara. I am always on the lookout for a good mascara. I have several in my make up bag, because it is really my go-to eye makeup. If I’m running super late, I am willing to skip everything else, but a little mascara goes a long way in making your eyes stand out. I loved the two-step way this mascara worked. The first step adds volume to your lashes, making them look thicker and longer. The second step adds a dark, shiny top coat that really makes your lashes stand out. The best part? This mascara stays put. It stayed on my lashes until I washed it off, with no dark smudges under my eyes – even when I wore all day and all evening! I was absolutely #Bombshelling!
We live in a beach town, and while the weather has been fairly cool this summer, we’ve still been at the beach several times both at home and when we’ve been camping. So we go through a lot of sunscreen every summer, and I’ve always been a fan of the Hawaiian Tropic brand. I’ve been able to mature with them – from using the SPF nothing tanning oil when I was young and dumb, to now using the higher SPF lotion on my own fair skin as well as my boys’ young and tender skin. This was the first time I had tried their after sun care, though. I cannot get over how great this Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun lotion feels after an afternoon in the sun and sand. The aloe gel in it feels soothing and cool, while the lotion is moisturizer and gets rid of that “tight skin” feel that comes from the drying effects of sun and water. I simply put a generous layer of this lotion on when I get home from the beach and my skin stays soft and smooth, no matter how much the elements try to beat it up!
I have been a fan of the #SinfulColors nail polish for quite some time, now. They have a great variety of colors, including some fun glitter shades that are great alone or paired over another shade. They always have fun seasonal displays with the perfect colors for whatever holiday is approaching. And you absolutely cannot beat the price of these little gems!! A little known bonus with these polishes that I’ve found – this is the only polish where the glitter shades stay on for a reasonable amount of time, yet are not impossibly hard to remove with nail polish remover. Long lasting and time saving? Yes, please!! To be honest, I wasn’t so sure about the shade in my Vox Box, as it was a bit more orange than I would usually wear. But I paired it with a bright pink and it looked perfect for wearing to the Jimmy Buffett concert we went to in June! I even shared with my friend in the car on the way down, so we “opposite-the-same” nails.
And finally, the last item in my Vox Box was the First Aid Shot Therapy. The best feature of this product is the convenience. If you are someone who doesn’t need pain relief very often, but like to have some “just in case,” this would be perfect to stick in your purse or glove compartment. It’s a drinkable pain relief medicine, so it is fairly fast acting. It’s great for headaches, sore muscles, or for when you have a headache because you drank too many margarita’s at the Jimmy Buffett concert. Not that I know this from experience or anything. It’s a convenient way to have #FASTRelief on hand!
The #SurfsUpVoxBox from Influenster was a definite hit, with almost all of the products being ones I would be willing to buy after getting the chance to try them out! Thanks to Influenster for giving me the opportunity to try out all these great products!
Disclosure: I was provided with free product from Influenster and the brands mentioned above, for trial and review purposes. However, all opinions are honest and my own! For my full disclosure policy, please see here.