#ModaVox Box from Influenster

My ModaVoxBox from Influenster arrived on my doorstep Friday afternoon! I was getting worried it was lost in the mailing system, but alas, it was not!

I was really excited for this box since it was curated with beauty fanatics in mind. “Moda” means “fashion” or “fashionable.” Lately I’ve been OBSESSED with beauty products and experimenting with make up. I had no idea what would be in this box until I opened it.

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The box was really heavy when I brought it into the house, so I opened it immediately! I wanted to see what goodies I got before I left the house for Halloween. I was doing my make up as a vampire for this Halloween so I was hoping there might be something in there I could use for my costume.

I opened the box and I received the following:

1) Rimmel London Scandaleyes Rockin’ Curves MascaraRV $5.99

2) Rimmel London Moisture Renew LipstickRV $7.49

3) Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lip LinerRV $6.49

4) Puffs SoftPackRV $2.49

5) Hair Food Moisture Hair MaskRV $14.99

6) Swiss Miss Simply CocoaRV $2.29

7) Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin MoisturizerRV $6.99

8) Resource Sprintg WaterRV $1.49

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I thought it was an interesting hodgepodge mix. I guess I was expecting something more like a beauty subscription box. The Resource Spring Water, Puffs, and Simply Swiss Miss threw me off a little bit. Turns out the Resource was VERY handy the next day (Saturday) in aiding the cure of my massive hangover! This water was packed with electrolytes which ultimately saved me! My husband Derek didn’t have any so he was much worse off than I. Definitely useful! I ended up very happy to have it!

Derek has a cold and/or allergies right now so I’m sure the Puffs will be gone by the end of the week. He said they feel just like Kleenex, but he wouldn’t spend extra money on them. We’re both pretty stickler when it comes to spending extra money on paper products we don’t necessarily need. We don’t even own paper towels or napkins! He’ll usually through a roll of toilet paper just on his nose in a week. It’s really nice to have Kleenex for him though, he’ll use the entire pack!

I haven’t tried the Swiss Miss yet, but I’ve been dying to all weekend. I will probably drink it tonight after dinner, it sounds really delicious! Perhaps I’ll pick up mini marshmallows and whip cream at Costco today, make it a decadent treat tonight!

I really liked the Rimmel London products I received! I would never think to buy them in the store. I typically don’t wear lipstick, but if I do it’s usually a neutral color. I received a bright pink color! It’s really fun but not practical for me. The mascara was really nice to receive too, although I didn’t really enjoy how ‘curvy’ the wand was. I wasn’t sure how to use it, and I didn’t really see a difference it might have made. The lip liner was cool! I don’t typically use lip liner, so I really enjoyed that this was a translucent/clear lip liner. I really hate the look of bold lip liners, so this was a great pick!

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I’m the most excited to try out the Hair Food Mask I received! Retail Value of $14.99! It’s sitting in my shower waiting for me to use it today. It smells phenomenal and is made of honey and apricot oil. This product will be great for rehydrating your hair during the Winter, I don’t think this could have been chosen as a VoxBox item at a better time! This is also a NEW brand altogether, I feel privileged to be one of the first to try it complimentary. You can find this item on the shelves at Target.

Lastly, the mini travel and purse size Jergens for dry skin. I have never really been a fan of Jergens, I prefer the Organix brand for lotion. However, this is a great item for Winter and for keeping in your purse. I will be bringing this to my work place to keep at the desk. We’ll see what my co-workers have to say and see how miraculously moisturized my hands stay this Winter!

Altogether my ModaVoxBox had approximately $50 worth of products, so I’m a very happy and thankful girl! Thank you so much Influenster for another great VoxBox! I appreciate the continuous review opportunities and hope you continue choosing me for future VoxBoxes!

~Jess

DISCLAIMER: I have received ‘Influenster’ products complimentary for testing purposes

Product Review: Sweet Spreads Coconutter

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Stars: 5/5

Cost: $12.99 for a 15oz jar

Pros: Absolutely delicious, all natural, gluten free, no additives or added sugars. You can put this on virtually ANYTHING! Amazing flavors, awesome customer service, and quick delivery! Sweet Spreads has 6 different flavors: White Chocolate, Maple Pancakes, Vanilla Cupcake, Cinnamon Roll (I want to try that one next!), Chocolate Brownie, and Dark Chocolate Mint. I bought the White Chocolate and Maple Pancakes and had it on my door step in 2 days! Try it on mug cakes, pancakes, cookies, ice cream sundaes, you name it. Great company that I enjoy supporting.

Cons: None whatsoever 🙂 Happy customer who will be ordering again in the very near future

Enjoy!

~Jess

Product Review: Myfitnesspal App

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Stars: 5/5

Cost: Free!

Pros: You can customize your own macro ratio plan (carbs, proteins, and fats) to achieve your goals! You can also create your own recipes and calculate the nutritional value by plugging in all the ingredients and dividing by the serving sizes. If you have a certain meal several times during the week, you can easily create a quick meal that will pull up all the ingredients for you in one click! Example: Mixed greens, 4 oz turkey, 1/4 cup cottage cheese, 1 tbsp almond slices – Turkey Salad. Love this app! My bikini prep would NOT be the same without it! Fat loss is a science, and this is a quick easy tool to help you. It’s free too! You can also calculate your calories burned through exercise, which in turn grants you more calories to eat 🙂

Cons: The ONLY con would be the ‘Exercise’ feature which only estimates your calories burned, it’s not 100% accurate. Use a heart rate monitor to calculate your exact calories burned.

Enjoy!

~Jess

Product Review: Natural Acne Mask

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Stars: 5/5

Cost: Free! Just a few simple ingredients in your kitchen :).

Pros: Does an EXCELLENT job at diminishing scars, healing flare ups, and reducing redness.

Cons: Stings a TAD bit, don’t rub too hard into your skin.

Notes:  I like using a butter knife to spread it on evenly. Warms up on your skin and might start dripping, so don’t lay it on too thick! Don’t use every day!

Enjoy!

~Jess

Product Review: Quest Bars!

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Stars: 5/5, do you even have to ask?!

Cost: $24.99 a box of 12 bars on iherb.com! Click on the link and use my code: DWV946 for $10 off your first order 🙂

Pros: Delicious healthy wholesome ingredients you can pronounce, high fiber content to keep you fuller longer, 20 whopping grams of protein and amazing taste that is SINFULLY delicious 🙂 You can also bake them into virtually ANYTHING! I give this one 10 stars! My favorite flavor is the new Cookies n’ Cream, makes a killer Mug Cake. Check out my recipes section to see how!

Cons: Only con is that they aren’t on my meal plan for my 8 weeks out bikini prep 😦

Enjoy!

~Jess

Product Review: Beauty Bum

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Stars: 4/5

Cost: Amazon.com for $27.39 for a 6.5oz tube

Pros: Excellent reviews! Happy customers, and really great smell. My cellulite has reduced immensely, I feel like my legs and thighs are much tighter and have a much smoother appearance.

Cons: I’m not entirely sure if my results are from this cream, dieting, and/or exercising. Triple threat! Maybe all 3 are working their charm!

Enjoy!

~Jess

Product Review: Optimum Nutrition Amino Energy

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Stars: 5/5

Cost: Bodybuilding.com has a special! Buy two get one free for their 30 serving containers. Priced at $17.98 each. Great deal. I bought mine at the Vitamin Shoppe for $29.99, 65 servings on sale.

Pros: Amazing flavor! I bought Watermelon and it reminds me of a jolly rancher. I look forward to waking up in the morning to enjoy my Amino Energy drink at 4am before I head to the gym. Makes getting out of bed MUCH easier! Super clean, non-jittery energy. A definite pre-workout must have. Great for post workout muscle recovery as well.

Cons: None! I absolutely love this product! Definitely beats their ABB N.O drinks I was hooked on for years. I started having heart problems with those, became addicted.

Enjoy!

~Jess