Hello! I'm continuing with my new trend of blogging then filming. It feels more efficient, especially since it's sometimes harder to film now than it is to blog due to weird time constraints (meaning that I only like to film when my husband is at work and that usually only gives me Saturday mornings). Before, I much preferred filming over blogging and would procrastinate until I couldn't stand all the stuff around my desk (confession time: I don't have a desk per se, I'm actually using our dining room table. I've commandeered it for all my stuff, including my fish, Cicero) but now I kind of like the idea of getting blogging out of the way first and then putting everything away right after I film.
For this post, I'm going to do a kind-of unboxing (I'm still a little unsure of the definition of "unboxing"; I hear a lot of people on Youtube say that they're not doing a "real" unboxing since they've already opened it, but then what would you call something like that if it's not an "unboxing"? English is a difficult language...) and first impressions of the products I received in my very first Influenster Voxbox! I also have to tell you that I was sent these items for free for review purposes. I was not, however, compensated for this review beyond the items themselves and my opinions remain uninfluenced and my own.
If you don't know what Influenster and/or Voxboxes are, they're a pretty ingenious method of marketing. You can sign up to be an Influenster and the more "influence" you have over people (you can raise your numbers by linking to your blog and social media sites as well as posting reviews and answering questions about products) the more points/badges you get and the more likely you are to receive free stuff to review and tell other people about. It's pretty win-win since you get free things and, if you're like me and like to tell people what you think about things, you get to talk to about them, and companies get essentially free marketing. Plus, people are way more likely to listen to a friend/blogger they trust than a commercial. It's consumerism at it's finest, really.
And I was lucky enough to get my first Voxbox! I was really surprised when I got the e-mail; I didn't expect to get something so quickly. Then again, they said this was their biggest campaign ever at 15k Voxboxes so...maybe not all that lucky. This also took forever to get to me; they had some shipping/stock issues and I'm supposed to be getting an additional item soon that they weren't able to include in the box.
And that's my Surf's Up Influenster Voxbox! I am going to be getting one more product, the Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun lotion, which I will add to this post after it comes in the mail.
This was a pretty neat box; it included some products/brands I've never tried before and some nail polish that I've been interested in trying more of! If you're not already, I would recommend checking Influenster out and signing up!
Thanks for reading! <3