Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Pilot, Venus, Ghiradelli and B&BW

A couple of months ago, I signed up to be a part of the Influenster team, and now I finally got my first VoxBox! Just so I don't confuse any of y'all who may not know what it is, this is directly off their website:
"Influenster is a free-to-join community of invited trendsetters who live to give opinions of products and experiences. Influenster creates links between brands and members to reward participation and influence future products."
The awesome thing about their program? You receive these boxes for free! That's right - they give you awesome products to test and review, all complimentary. There are similar companies out there for reviewing new products and stuff, but some of those can cost $10 a box. But Influenster boxes are always free! They send you a box of complimentary products to test and review, and you get to reap the rewards :)

I waited for my turn to come around, and was so psyched when I found out I was going to finally get one! The first box I received was a good one for me. I got the Cosmo VoxBox, and there were some excellent goodies in there. Here's a rundown of what I received:

Venus Embrace Razor
Venus Olay refill cartridge
Pilot FriXion pens (red & black)
Forever Red perfume from Bath & Body Works
Ghiradelli Sea Salt Escape chocolate bar

And here's what I thought about these products...

Venus Embrace Razor. This thing is good ladies. I for one actually hate shaving my legs, and honestly, I hardly ever do it, especially during the winter! I mean, we're talking once a week during the months of November-February. (That's a Florida "winter" for those of you Northerner's...) So I first used this bad boy after a full week of not shaving, and it was wonderful. It made my legs so silky and smooth. I have sensitive skin, and I always use shaving cream, and the combo was great. Then the next day, I shaved again using only the soap on my loofa, and it still worked great and didn't cause issues with my skin. Then the next day, I got bold and tried it with nothing but water and the blade - and it was still good! My skin was still so smooth and I didn't have any skin issues. I've used it about 2 or 3 times since then, and the blade still feels like it's working great. So that's about 6 shaves from one blade. I'd say it's probably about time to change it in the next day or so... Not to worry - because they also sent a...

Venus Olay Refill Cartridge. And it also fits my Embrace razor handle! They've come up with a genius idea that every one of their refill cartridges will fit every one of their handles! See?! Genius! Their new hash tag is #VenusFits because to put it simply, if it's Venus, it fits. Period. Isn't that so smart and convenient? I think so. Oh, and they sent a $2 off coupon as well! So I'll probably try another Venus refill, just to test them out!

Ghiradelli Sea Salt Escape. Alright, this is chocolate people, so you already know I'm thrilled about it. And Ghiradelli has a reputation for being absolutely delicious already. So of course I'm gonna be all over this bad boy. I don't see a need to go too far in depth about this review, because again, it IS chocolate, but I'll tell you this, Ghiradelli certainly upheld their reputation and did not disappoint this here chocoholic. And I brought it to work with me to enjoy as my snack for a few days, because this is a BIG chocolate bar :)

Pilot FriXion Pens. Guys- these pens are erasable! What a cool idea! And I'm not talking about those crappy ones we used to have in elementary school that tore the paper to shreds. I'm talking about a real pen, that really writes, and really erases. I brought both pens to my office and have been using them, and erasing with them. Which is awesome. No more ugly scratches if you make a mistake writing, because you can just erase it right up with these babies! If I was still in school, I'd definitely stock up on these.

Forever Red Perfume. This is from Bath & Body Works, and like almost all of their lovely products, this smells amazing. And this came in the perfect box at the perfect time, because it's a great scent for winter time! It's a little heavier than a flowery, summer-time smell, without being too overwhelming, and without making you smell like a geriatric old lady... Which I do not want to smell like. I'd definitely recommend this stuff if you're at all into perfume. And since it's from B&BW, it's more affordable than a lot of other options. Too bad it's so tiny, because I know I'll use it all up, and  quickly!

Overall, it was such a great box! I got five new products, all of which I enjoyed and was quite impressed with. I will definitely continue buying refills for my new Venus razor, and I think I know what perfume would make a good present for a few of my girlfriends as well :) Thanks so much to Pilot, Venus, Ghiradelli and Bath & Body Works for teaming up with Cosmo and Influenster to send me these great products! Can't wait to get my next VoxBox, and hopefully it's sooner rather than later!


Christin Theiss said...

I Just requested to be a part of this! I can't wait! BTW I am new to the blogging world, Nice to meet you!

Nifty Thrifty Mom said...

I just signed up for this the other day. I am so new to it, that I am trying to understand the points. I can't wait to get a box. Oh by the way I am your newest follower from the blog hop. I would love it if you stopped by the Nifty Thrifty Family sometime. Http://

sadderbutwiser said...

Looks like you get some really neat stuff! I love Venus stuff, and I love chocolate. :-)

The Cantrell's said...

Hi there! I'm following from Thumping Thursdays! I am loving the Cosmo VoxBox! I think my favorite was the razor, but the chocolate was pretty good, too. :)