Friday, April 12, 2013

Influenster: Sugar 'n Spice VoxBox

About a month ago, I received a box of goodies from Influenster to try out and review. Having recently canceled my Birchbox, I was suffering withdrawals from getting fun things in the mail, so this came at just the perfect time! Even better was that the box was bigger, and had full sized items for me to try out.

I've had a chance to try out most of the items, and overall have been impressed that at least two of them are ones that I will continue to purchase on my own.

The clear winner in this box (in my opinion) was the Colgate Optic White line. There was a toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash. With my wedding just weeks away, I'm more than happy to find any way to get my teeth whiter, and this line has really done the trick. I was consistent with using the toothpaste twice a day, every day, but only used the mouthwash 3-4 times a week. I'm not great with mouthwashes, and there was an aftertaste that didn't sit well with me. But I found that if I rinsed my mouth out with warm water after I had used it, I didn't notice the taste anymore. The good news is that I can already see a difference after using this for just 3 weeks, and plan on purchasing the toothpaste this weekend.

I also really loved the brush. The bristles were not too hard, and the back of the toothbrush cleaned the inside of your cheeks. I felt like my teeth got a really good cleaning every time I used it.

A very close second was the Vaseline Spray & Go moisturizer. This stuff is awesome. It doesn't leave any greasy residue, and dries immediately after you spray and rub in. I don't even have to wash my hands after I use it! My legs feel so soft after I put it on, and it has really helped my skin get moisturized leading up to wearing a top-revealing wedding dress. Of course, it's perfect for tank tops and shorts as we head into the warmer months. I used the Total Moisturizer one, but would love to try the Aloe as well. I'm sure it's perfect to use after a day in the sun. For just under $6, it's a little bit pricier than the generic brand lotion I usually by, but the can has gone a long way and the results seem to be worth it.

The final product (for today) are the belVita Breakfast Biscuits. I'm not gonna lie- the Cinnamon Brown Sugar flavor was delicious! But the amount of carbs and sugar in these will keep me from ever eating a whole package for my breakfast. Yes, they contain whole grains, but I don't know that it's enough to really keep me satisfied throughout the morning. So my solution was to just eat one biscuit with breakfast, and added it to my non-fat greek yogurt and fresh berries. The added crunch was perfect, and I didn't feel so guilty knowing it was paired with a well-rounded meal. If you're wanting a bite of something to curb your sweet tooth, I think these are a great option. I just wouldn't recommend eating a whole package for your breakfast.

Has anyone else tried any of these products? Can you think of any other ways to incorporate a belVita biscuit into a healthy meal?

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

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