Saturday, May 24, 2014

Influenster Go VoxBox May 2014

*I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.*
I always review things honestly.

I love Influenster because it's always fun to try out new products, but before this box I'd never been too impressed with the selection of goods. Perhaps this was because I'd never received a box that was geared toward me as an athlete and health nut before. I love this box and have enjoyed most everything in the box.

This is my favorite product in the box. It's like a PedEgg, but soft and it doesn't look like a cheese grater for your feet. I love that I can use it wet or dry because sometimes I need to use it in the shower and other times I'm in a rush and need to clean up my feet immediately. As a runner and a hurler who wears cleats on a regular basis, this is a must have for my house.

PROFOOT Triad Orthotic
This isn't the best orthotic I've ever tried. I have plantar fasciitis so this could have been helpful, but it is geared toward back and leg pain, not foot pain. The arch support is flimsy and should be made of thick plastic or like Birkenstock material. I wouldn't recommend this if you're looking for a good orthotic. Pick up the SuperFeet inserts because they rock.

Playtex Sport Fresh Balance
How convenient is it that this box came right before my time of the month? Anyway, I've always liked the Playtex Sport tampons, but tend to gravitate toward the U by Kotex tampons on a regular basis. I might be a convert, though. These were comfortable and didn't leak at all. That's really all you can ask for in a tampon, am I right? Wasn't fan of the whole scented thing. I have sensitive skin and didn't want to irritate anything. I happily used them, but if I were to buy Playtex Sport I'd go for the unscented version.

Blue Diamond Fruit Flavored Almonds in Blueberry
This was my second favorite item in the box. I'd already tried these so when I opened the box I was super pumped. I had to set it aside right away so I wouldn't dig into it before I could take a photo for the blog haha. Anyway, I love these and would highly recommend trying them if you like almonds.

Aqua Spa Relax Collection
I'm a fan of baths. I love Epsom salt baths and LUSH bath bombs. So when I saw this I was very excited. It smells like lavender, which is lovely, and creates a really relaxing bath time.

Next Step Fit N Full Protein Shake mixes
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to try these myself because there are ingredients that I can't eat, but I gave them to my dad who happily drank them. He said they were good, but wouldn't drink it alone. He recommended mixing it into a smoothie. He said if he was looking to buy a protein shake he couldn't think of a reason he wouldn't buy this one.

Next Step Shaker Tumbler
I'm so happy the shaker bottle was included in this box. It's so useful and who couldn't use another water bottle?! Since I can't drink the Fit N Full Protein Shake mixes I use the shaker for chia drinks and other protein mixes that don't have egg/rice/gluten/soy.

Muller Greek Corner and Corner yogurt coupon
The last thing in the box was a yogurt coupon which I also gave to my dad because I don't eat dairy. He hasn't used it yet, but I'm sure he will soon and I'm sure he will enjoy it.

Thanks Influenster for a box I really enjoyed!

Friday, May 2, 2014

April Favorites 2014

It's been awhile since I've posted a monthly favorites list, but that's because I've been trying to pare down my beauty products and search for more natural alternatives. I've been pretty successful, although I still tend to reach for some of my less natural products occasionally.

Nourish Organic Deeply Nourishing Coconut & Argan Body Wash
This is the most recent addition to my beauty routine. It doesn't smell as coconutty as I was hoping, but it still has a nice subtle scent. I wouldn't buy it for the scent, but the formula is great. It's made of organic products and is free from parabens and sulfates. It leaves my skin feeling smooth; sometimes I even skip my daily moisturizer.

Clif Kit's Organic Fruit and Nut Bar - Berry Almond
Clif recently came out with a new line of bars and if you know me then you know I'm all about the bars. Larabars are my favorite, but the Kit's Organic line is the same sort of idea. It is gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo friendly. A must on my shopping list. I also really like the Lemon Chia flavor. I'm a chia girl and I'm not ashamed.

Crystal Body Deodorant Roll-On
This is a natural deodorant made with mineral salts which are supposed to help prevent body odor. I've been on a mission to find a natural deodorant for YEARS. I'm not kidding. This has been such a difficult task, but I've finally found something that somewhat works. I'm not saying this works miracles, but on a daily basis I can get away with this and not smell like sweat (what every girl dreams of, am I right?). I can't workout and expect this to be a magic odor blocker, but for everyday wear I can handle this. Also, since it's not scented it doesn't have to fight with whatever perfume I've decided to wear.

NYX Blush in Peach
I've heard about the NYX blushes for so long and have just had trouble finding them in any stores around me. I've seen them at Ulta before and just never picked them up when I had the chance. Lucky for me, my Target just started carrying NYX! I love this shade because it's a nice bright pink for spring and summer. I definitely wouldn't call it peach. It's more of a light pink, at least that's what I think. Peach shades are usually tougher for me to pull off because I'm so fair, but this one is just right.

SPRI Rolling Pin
I've been adding a bit more weight lifting back into my workout routine, and let me tell you, there have been some super sore days around here. This rolling pin has saved my hamstrings. It's my favorite accessory. I even traveled with it when I went home for Easter. It comes everywhere.

Go Primal Pucker Paste in Orange Creamsicle
I've heard about the Primal Pit Paste, but I haven't been able to find it in any stores. That's why I was surprised to see this lip balm by the Go Primal company at my local health food store. I absolutely love it. It's made with coconut oil (of course I had to buy it) and smells like the orange creamsicles I used to eat as a kid. It not only smells great, but it is my favorite lip balm and works wonders in such a short amount of time.

Revlon Brow Fantasy in Dark Blonde
I haven't been a brow girl for a super long time, but now that I'm converted I am never going back to bare brows. Before this brow pencil I didn't have great luck finding a color that was suitable for my blonde almost non-existent brows. This color is great as long as I blend it nicely. I rarely use the brow gel because I don't exactly have unruly brows and I don't like them feeling crunchy and unnatural, but I'll be using this color forever and have officially stopped looking for anything else in a brow product.

What have you been loving?

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