It's that time again! Influenster blessed me with a ton of awesome products from awesome brands. want to see what was a hit and what was a miss? Keep reading!
Super Mom Vox Box
What did I receive?
- Coupon for $2 off a Goody Hair Brush
- Coupon for a free Daisy Brand Squeeze Sour Cream
- Pilot Acroball Pens, One Colors in Pink, One Regular
- Suave Kids Purely Fun Leave-In Conditioner
- Suave Kids Purely Fun 3-N-1 Shampoo, Conditioner, and Body Wash
- Secret Outlast Xtend Deodorant in Completely Clean
- Palmolive Fusion Clean with Baking Soda and Lime
- Plackers Flossers in Fruit Smoothie Swirl
- A Cute Card ( no review, but it was cute)
As you can see, this was a huge box! It had plenty of things to review and I like to take my time actually trying them out.... living with them before I give any reviews. So... here goes!
Goody Hair Elastics
These were great. Kat has thick and curly hair, and these held a good grip on it. I have thick hair, and it gave me tight ponytails. The little spikes are weird, and I'm guessing they were part of the 'hold' process, but once you wrap the elastic around the hair, it's hard getting the spikes to actually be on the hair. I didn't have any smooth hair to test this out on! As far as the color scheme goes, these were ok for Kay. There was a lot of pink, so choose colors that you wear often. If they have black, I would use that for myself.
I did NOT use the Goody coupon.... I lost that almost immediately. It's a Super Mom Vox Box.... Toddlers like pieces of paper....
Daisy Brand Squeeze Sour Cream
Ever make the perfect taco or nachos and have a dreading feeling when it comes to adding the sour cream? Yeah, me too! How can you make your food look pretty when you have to fling sour cream on it with a spoon and then try to spread it around evenly. Spreading sour cream on nachos is an Olympic game of its own.
Enter squeeze sour cream. This is everything you could have ever dreamed of. No more stirring up watery sour cream before you plop it in the center of your meal. You just squeeze the delicious flavor of Daisy Sour Cream everywhere you want it to go. No one should have this much power, but Daisy has given it to us. Sour cream will now (evenly) be everywhere! This will be the only sour cream I purchase from now on. It's sturdy, there's plenty in the bag, and it just makes sense. For all those fellow lid losers, the has a flip cap you CANNOT lose!
These are pens. I have no idea what people look for in pens. It feels normal. It looks pretty and fancy. What I did notice about these pens is that they didn't smudge. As a left hander, that is very important to me and the side of my left hand. If I were to drop actual money on pens instead of 'accidentally' stealing them from waiters, coworkers, etc, I would go for the colors. I wish they gave me blue, but the pink is so beautiful. It writes so smoothly! Yes, I am talking about pens.
Suave Kids Products
The best review I have for these is that they are so easy! This genius not 1, not 2, but 3-N-1? Amazing! Kat hates having her hair messed with, especially washed. On days where I don't have to do her full hair routine and just need to rinse things out, this works in a pinch. I can wash her up while lathering her hair, and before she can scream "ALL DONE!!!!" I really am all done. Now, of course, I don't replace her shampoo, condition, deep condition for an hour, rinse with cool water routine with this. Her hair needs better care than that. But this works on those in-between days in a pinch. I just said 'in a pinch.' That's how you know it's serious.
The leave in conditioner is great. Again, this won't replace her moisturize and seal routine, but it's great when I have to quickly do her hair. It helps to detangle and it defines curls, making her hair look and feel healthy.
I would use both of these more often if they work on their ingredients. I need more convincing that something that contains 'parfum' is better for her hair than straight coconut oil.
No, this is going last.
This works in a pinch (there it is again) to wash your basic dishes. Even ones covered in food. Pair it with hot water and it's like magic. Just... it's not a replacement for Dawn. With this, I felt myself having to add more soap or make a fresh sink of water after two rounds of dishes and that's usually just silverware and cups. I would have to change it after almost every pot.
I would get this for dishes that aren't too soiled or oily, but reach for something else to tackle worse ones.
Kat enjoyed using these. She figured out how to slide them between her teeth, then she started chewing on them. They did hold up, but nothing made them different from other flossers. The colors probably helped her become more interested, but I think any small object with a little string will convince Kat to put it in her mouth. The do slide between the teeth well. Kat immediately used and lost all three of these the first few minutes.
Although these were good, it didn't convince me to buy this over cheaper flossers or even regular floss.
Last and least,
I immediately did not like the smell. Completely Clean should give you something clean-smelling, not sickly floral sweet. Rubbing it on my underarms felt okay, but it wasn't very smooth.
It's June. It's hot. I wore this during treacherous temperatures and doing sweaty activity. It did not hold up. It left my underarms a little damp, and a weird sweet smell that mixed with salty sweat. I hated it. It made me scared that my coworkers would smell me. I couldn't imagine going 48 hours without reapplying or covering it with something else. I am not usually a sweaty person, but even on the lightest of days, the scent was not that great. Maybe I was just paranoid.
It just wasn't for me. Now, having the little trial size in my purse to apply right before going into my air-conditioned job is okay. It still smells like weird flowers, but that I could do. I just can't trust Secret to get me through a grueling day.
BONUS: My boyfriend tried it. It was hilarious. He regretted it.
Overall this was such a great box. I really appreciated these amazing brands and Influenster for letting me try these out. You guys know me, all these opinions are my own. I encourage you to try these out for yourself and see if I'm right about any of this.
Oh, I almost forgot the thingy:
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