Samantha Chic: Craving // XOVoxBox by Influenster review

3.16.2015

Craving // XOVoxBox by Influenster review


Let's just get this out of the way... I love getting free stuff! So I was excited to start using Influenster again (I had tried this in the past) and get selected for the XOVoxBox.

When the box first arrived, I'll admit I thought it was a bit random, but I quickly realized that these were A) all items I pretty much needed at the time and B) all quality items.

Here's what I thought...

AdoreMe complimentary set
Part of box included a complimentary set of lingerie from AdoreMe, which is like JustFab's monthly shoe subscription service but with lingerie & pajamas. I had never heard of the company before and while the pictures looked nice online, I was skeptical as to what kind of quality they would be in real life. 

Either way, I selected a set (check out my Instagram to see what I picked) and they arrived within a few days. Not only was the set beautiful, but it looked more expensive than it really was and felt really comfortable. 

My experience in the past had been that discount lingerie sets might look nice, but felt very stiff and restricting when you wear them. Not so with AdoreMe. I definitely plan on keeping my subscription.

Tide Pods with Febreze
Whenever I saw commercials for pods in my head, I used to silently make fun of those people, like "Haha, pouring detergent is soooooo difficult, I don't know I'll ever do it! Let me just throw in this pod." Turns out I may have been wrong.

My clothes have always come out super clean and fresh, but something about using these pods made them come out even cleaner and fresher. 

I'm usually very scent adverse, especially if it's going to linger on my clothes for a long time, but I found the Febreze to be a nice touch. It was light and fresh without being overbearing.

Skinfix Hand Repair Cream
I live in Pennsylvania, so cold, dry, harsh winters are a given. But I don't remember my hands ever cracking as much as they do in the past few years. Hand cream has become a staple of mine now.

This one by Skinfix was really thick -- a little goes a long way. It didn't soak in as quickly as some others, so you do have to take some time to rub it in and let it dry. It also had a more clinical smell.

Overall though, it was great at night. I put some on, let it soak in all night, and woke up with smooth, healthy hands.

Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Built-in Whitening Pen with Express White Toothpaste
I recently whitened my teeth using strips (read my experience here), but I drink a lot of coffee so anything I can do to keep my smile bright is appreciated. 

The toothbrush is optimized to not only clean teeth, but also whiten them. I noticed that it felt a little different than most standard toothbrushes and I liked it. The toothpaste though is not made for sensitive teeth so if I used it more than two days in a row, I started to have some sensitivity.

Also, the  whitening pen was different and fairly convenient -- you turn the dial to distribute the gel and then brush onto your teeth. The brush is a plastic material so it's a little difficult to apply. The gel adhered quickly, but, similar to strips it made my mouth fill up with spit.

John Frieda Frizz Ease Collection: Shampoo, Conditioner & Primer
I've only had a chance to use this collection a couple times, but so far it seems to be of good quality as well. I've been dyeing my hair for almost a year now so it's a lot drier and frizzier than normal. 

Similar to the famed Frizz Ease serum, this collection helps to tame flyaways and frizz. I'll be sure to post a more in-depth review once I've had a chance to use up all the samples.

So, that's the box! What did you think -- any of these items ones you already love, or catch your eye today? Tell me in the comments below.

Disclosure: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.


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