Review: Influenster Blossom VoxBox

I recently received my Blossom VoxBox from Influenster and was very excited to see what was inside.

It included:

  • Beanitos: Original w/ Sea Salt
  • Beanitos: Chipotle BBQ
  • Australian Gold SPF 30 Sunscreen
  • Clairol Hair Food Shampoo
  • Bear Naked Granola: Coconut Almond Curry
  • Bear Naked Granola: Sea Salt Caramel Apple
  • Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs (Medium)
  • NYC CityProof 24HR (605 Brooklyn Mocha)
  • Nasoya Pasta Zero: Shirataki Spaghetti

My son immediately wanted me to open the chips when He saw them in the box and he loved the Beanitos Original Black Bean Chips with Sea Salt!

I tried the Beanitos Chipotle BBQ Black Bean Chips, they had a great smoky taste, but we’re far too spicy for me! If you like a big kick of heat, they deliver that.

The next thing we tried were the two flavors of Bear Naked Granola. The sea salt caramel apple flavor was delicious alone and with yogurt. The coconut almond curry flavor… Not so much! I guess it reminded me too much of savory curry dishes (which I love) but I like my granola with some sweetness, which this lacked.

With the Clovis heat rising quickly, we’ve had a need for sunscreen as far back as February. My husband is terrible for remembering to apply sunscreen and doesn’t like the smell of it, but the Australian Gold SPF 30┬áblends into the skin very easily and smells amazing! I actually got my husband to wear this at a recent visit to the pool and it stayed on in the water and protected in 100F weather.


The day after we visited the pool, I decided to try the Clairol Hair Food: Root Cleansing Shampoo Infused with Strawberry Ginger Fragrance. First of all, it smells heavenly and the packaging is appealing to the eye, it would have been perfect had the pump on the bottle actually worked. I had to twist of the lid to try it (first world problems, right?) but once I had it lathered into my locks, it felt pretty good!

I don’t wear a lot of makeup, if I do it’s usually a bit of mascara and eyeliner. I did however try the NYC CityProof 24HR eyeshadow and it was complimentary to my brown eyes. The shade is 605 Brooklyn Mocha and has an iridescent bronze tone. I love the ease of use with this product. It’s a soft pencil eyeshadow that went on smoothly and I didn’t need a primer or a brush to make it work.

The two things left on my list, which I am yet to try, I will add to this post later. Although the Nasoya Pasta Zero: Shirataki Spaghetti is a healthy alternative to the traditional pasta, it does not currently fit into my meal plan. As for the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs, I’m a little nervous to try it! It is a medium tone and I am fairly pale. I’m attending a wedding next week so perhaps I will try it before then.

*I received these products complimentary for review/testing purposes only.

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Review: Babyganics Shampoo and Bodywash

When my son was born I started out using Johnson’s baby products. I loved the smell but worried about the amount of synthetic ingredients on his sensitive skin, especially on his cute booty!

I went searching for something more natural and came across the Babyganics line. I’ve tried a few of their products now (which I’ll review later) but their Fragrance Free Shampoo and Body Wash is my favorite. It contains No: parabens, sulfates, phthalates, mineral oil, petrolatum, fragrances or dyes.

  

It’s a foaming wash in a pump bottle which is really convenient for the times when you are needing one hand free to stop an excited toddler from soaking the bathroom floor! It’s also easy for him (my 2.5 year old) to pump onto his wash cloth himself. 

Calvin hates getting soap in his eyes (don’t we all?) but this is truly tear free, so even when he’s splish splashing about, he’s not crying when it gets in his eyes. I also use this with my 5 month old and it’s comforting to know that it’s allergen free so I’m not worried about rashes from harsh chemicals. 

*This is not a paid review, just a mom having fun!