App Love | Holiday VoxBox: Goody (and goodies) galore!


If there’s one thing I love, it’s samples. I’ve been a Birchbox subscriber since its genesis, and had recently been looking out for other ways to sample new beauty, health, and fitness products. Enter Influenster, 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.

I signed up for Influenster in December and received my Holiday VoxBox just before heading to South Carolina for Christmas. It was almost like opening an early Christmas present! The folks at Influenster sent a box chock-full of goodies, from beauty products to oatmeal to discount cards. I loved just about everything in the box, and honestly can’t wait to receive my next one.

Here’s just a snapshot of some of the products (and my reviews):

Goody QUICK STYLE Paddle Brush

($11.99, Target)

ImageI’ve got long, thick hair, and blow-drying on a daily basis can be time-consuming at best. The Goody QUICK STYLE Paddle Brush promised to help dry hair 30% faster with its absorbent bristles. I can definitely tell a difference. It’s like a ShamWow for your hair! Love yours? Connect with Goody on Twitter:

  • @GoodyHair
  • #Quikstyle


Quaker Real Medleys Summer Berry Oatmeal +

(Grocery stores nationwide)

58595_754660192919_1893417590_nThis 250-calorie cup-on-the-go of oatmeal was actually perfect for me this morning. Between scheduling media interviews pre-business hours, walking the dog, getting dressed, and making into the office, I ran out of time to make breakfast. Thank goodness for the Quaker Read Medleys Summer Berry Oatmeal cup! It only took 45 seconds to heat up, and was a delicious, sweet treat to start my day off right.  This is perfect for any girl-on-the go. Did you love it too? Connect with Quaker on Twitter:

  •  @Quaker
  • #RealMedleys






EBoost Natural Energy Effervescent Powder Pink Lemonade

($28 for a pack of 20,

pink_lemonade_2012Sometimes, a cup of Joe just doesn’t do the trick. That’s why I really loved Eboost’s Natural Energy Effervescent Powder Pink Lemonade. It doesn’t taste sicky-sweet (nor leave you with a metallic aftertaste) like some other energy drinks, and it’s jam-packed with good-for-you ingredients like green tea, vitamins, super nutrients, and Stevia. I highly recommend this for folks who just don’t like the taste of coffee– or who just LOVE the taste of pink lemonade year round. This gave me the extra-jolt I needed to get through my first day back at the office after the holidays. Did Eboost give you that kick you were looking for? Connect with them on Twitter:

  • #naturalenergy




So far, these are the only products I’ve tested out from my Holiday VoxBox, but I’m looking forward to trying out the more beauty-related products. Stay tuned for my reviews of:

  • NYC New York Liquid Color Lipshine
  • Kiss Nail Dress
  • Montagne Jeuness Face Masque
  • SoleSociety Perfect Pair

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