Influenster’s Frosty VoxBox Review


Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes From Influenster. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received. This website Disclosure Policy is here


Although I get a lot of boxes , samples, and freebies, I am always excited to hear that I have been picked to receive one of the Influenster VoxBox boxes!

If you aren’t familiar with Influenster, it is a free-to-join community of trendsetters, social media masterminds, and educated consumers who live to give opinions of products and experiences. They invite members to sample their “VoxBox” programs, totally free of charge in exchange for sharing honest opinions in via reviews and on special media. You don’t need to have a blog to be eligible or anything like that.  Anyone can sign-up!

Based on the quiz that you fill out when they”pre-select” you for this box, you can generally get a pretty good idea of what’s in the box.  Of course, you don’t know for sure until it comes, but I had an idea of what to expect.

Just like with most subscription boxes, VoxBox sends an information card with product details, etc.  You are required to take a survey on your box and can, if you wish, blog about it, Instagram it, tweet about it, etc. to help you earn more points, but again, only the quiz is necessary!  Here is what the Influenster’ Frosty  VoxBox contained:

McCormick Gourmet Thyme                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      $4.79

20141223_170816   This is perfect for me at the moment since I’m currently try to expand my culinary skills and seasoning are just what I need, now to be honest I’m not sure if I’ve even used thyme in a recipe , but after looking around I got big plans… roasted chicken with lemon and thyme….sounds like perfection!





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Rimmel Scandeleyes Waterproof Khol Kajai Eyeliner                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $4.49


I tend to always wear eyeliner, but  the one thing that is always bugs me is that it smudges and runs, and let’s face it I’m a crier so I tend purchase the waterproof variety, but I’ve never tried this brand (although I’ve heard of the brand). I applied the liner lightly on my eyes and I was shocked at how pigmented the color was… which means I can have fun, be creative without going over my eyes twently times to get the look that I want. I wore the liner all day and it stayed no problem… this one is a winner!

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Gentle Eye Makeup Remover20141223_170633                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $7.49

One of the things that I noticed when I reading about the Rimmel Eyeliner was that a lot of people were complaining that it was really difficult to remove, so I’m assuming that they didn’t use this make up remover. Now as a rule of thumb I don’t use an eye make up remove, and I guess that’s always why I wake up looking like a panda… but after using this product it’s pretty safe to say that I have been converted.

I love that this product had no smell and it was very gentle on my skin (hence the name) and a few swipes and all my eye make up including my water proof eyeliner! Which is always notoriously difficult to remove. I would purchase this again.



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EcoTools Hair Brush                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      $10.99


How much do I love this brush? a whole lot, when I first saw this brush I though that it looked pretty heavy, but when I picked it up I was so surprised by how light and easy to handle it was very light and easy to handle I redid my hair this weekend and before I even used the brush I was concerned about how the brush would react with Ethnic hair, I didn’t want it to snag and damage my hair… but I had to reason to worry at all… it worked like a dream. The brush made such a good impression on my I have to check out the other products from this company. I think this is my favorite item out of the VoxBox




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Celestial Seasoning Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Tea



When I first say this tea /I actually said that I was gonna skip it but after doing the Taste Test, I realized that it’s not so bad and this is something that I can have occasionally. What got me the most was the smell… it was really strong. I was also given a coupon, so I’ll be rushing to the store to get this and the Sugar Cookie one… yumm!

And I gotta say that I really love this companies slogan… “You are what you steep” such a cute play on words.


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No7 Protect & Perfect ADVANCED Sachet                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Full Size $22.99


When I turned 30 the freakout about wrinkles began, luckily it’s not something that I deal with, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not activly trying to prevent them for as long as I can, unfortunatly I’m in the middle of an allergic reaction (I think it might have been the perfume that I  received as a gift… and even though I didn’t put it on my face) have broken out, so at the time of the unboxing I was unable to try this product *sad face*





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NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $1.99


When ever I get new cosmetics I get really excited… and new lipsticks make me squee with delight, when I although I have used NYC products before I was a bit iffy about the color of this lipstick it seems a bit light for my complexion, but after wearing it sort of looks like a nude on me; and I generally wear darker shades, I think that I’ll have to wear it a couple of more times before I get used to it. But the one thing that really caught my attention was the smell, I don’t know what it is, but I really liked the light scent and the price point is phenomenal.

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Fruit Vine Bites                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       $1.28-$1.79


So you’re probably wondering why there isn’t a picture of MY Fruit Vine Bites, well that’s pretty easy to answer, I ate them, they were the first thing I grabbed out of my VoxBox and the first thing that I ate, I knew I was gonna have to blog about it (and take a picture) but my greediness knows no bounds and for that you get a stock picture. Strangely enough I had never seen this product before … apparently they’ve been doing quite a bit of traveling promotion (and I missed it). I love Fruit Vines but these seems to have an extra kick. I had the cherry flavored ones, they weren’t to sweet with just the right amount of tartness… I went to go look for another bag at the grocery store (so I could photograph it) but the Walmart was bare… don’t worry I’m still on the lookout for more bags….

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This box was a real winner, I loved everything in the box!  It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to used and give a favorable review of everything that was in my VoBox! Good job Influenster!!

Until Next Time,


Tyra Takes On Weight Watchers–Week 15




This week there are only a handful of people at the meeting. I expect next week there will be a full house tonight: and also this may seem counterproductive ill be avoiding the gym for the next month or so. which means me and my elliptical machine at home or going to become best friends and I’m going to have to kick it up a notch in order to get the result that I get at the gym at home.

The topic this week was meal planning, and for the first time in a long time I felt like this was a subject that I have already mastered. When I started Weight Watchers I wanted to make things as easy as possible, so one of the things that I do is when I’m getting ready for bed I’ll take out my tracker and track exactly what I’m going to have for the next day that way there is absolutely no question about what I will be eating and there’s little room for me to go off and straight and have snacks, it’s also really easy on us they said he was going to go out to eat with friends or family already know what I’m going to have so that gives me in a lot of numbers. Have use at a restaurant and then I just go and look at the menu online and pick out my meal out ahead of time. I’ve also become one of those people probably because I’m lazy; I just cook one meal and have it last for several days in the week…just texted me a couple more and I’m good to the only meal during the day that I only really have to think about is my lunch. losing weight is hard enough so whenever I can find a shortcut for something that makes my life a little bit easier I’m all for it.

So let’s get to it. This week I can’t wait semicolon but I knew this week was going to be a game since this is my ” special” time of the month. internal around this time I have rejected pound gain and it was really no different this week I can’t 1.8 pounds … but overall I’m still able to meet the goal that might mess up a couple weeks ago which was to lose after the Christmas holiday in the show a lot at the meeting which in this case with. 4 pounds although it’s little it’s still a loss and I’m going to celebrate it!


Today, at the meeting I was recognized for 4 month attendance; heck I didn’t even realize they had that kind of award. My Weight Watchers leader mentioned that there was   a bit of history behind this particular award. When Weight Watchers started Jean Nidetch  tsaid that Weight Watchers participants could reach their goal weight in 16 weeks! (As you can see aren’t counting the same … I was told the very first meeting is week 0…. clearly someone changed their mind…. whatever!) Can you imagine that? And apparently for the most part they did…have to research this I need to see what has changed since the beginning of Weight Watchers to now I’m sure Ill get an interesting read…. but anyway here is my 4 month charm… it’s it lovely… two charms in two weeks….


Since I switched over to a monthly pass since my pre-paid insurance ran out I was able to get a new ActiveLink for free, the problem is that I got a Fitbit for Christmas and am now using that one so either I’m gonna give this to someone OR I might do a giveaway on the website… it all depends on what the response is. It’s a lot smaller that the original one, and apparently it’s more Fitbit like (tracks sleep and can be worn on the wrist).


As the New Year approaches I wanted to continue on the current downward trajectory that I’m currently on as far as my weight loss is concerned. Recognizing the non- scale victories. what’s the time in DC with you to go up and down what I’m missing out if it’s small changes that are happening to my body for example till Saturday by my side gone for now simply”coin purses” to be honest I wouldn’t even looked until somebody hugged me and said that I felt smaller to them other changes in my body that I’ve noticed one of the biggest things that I’ve notice has been that the confidence that I have in my body is a lot more than what it used to be.

This year my wish for you or for anyone who’s losing weight and reading this plot is a simply remember that this process takes time, don’t be so hard on yourself and celebrate the small victories. So this will be my last “Tyra Takes On…” for 2014 and I’m looking forward to what the next year brings…..


If you want to check out my journey so far: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Week 9, Week 10, Week 11, Week 12, Week 13, Week 14

Until Next Time….

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Writing Prompt: .Clichés become clichés for a reason. Tell us about the last time a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush for you

“The reason that clichés become cliché is that they are the hammers and screwdrivers in the toolbox of communication” – Jerry Pratchett

Okay this is gonna make me sound like the biggest asshole EVER, especially considering that I don’t have children of my own; but I feel like this is a classic example of people saying things so often  that it sort of becomes cliché.  You know when people say, “My child is the greatest gift I ever received.” Oh my goodness I hate it, I hate when people say that. Ok,  I get it I really do get it… I get that you love your children; as you should. I get that having and raising a child is a life changing experience.  But when someone says it I can’t help but roll my eyes and cringe a little bit. Maybe because it’s usually said in a way that so condescending like I lacking because I don’t have children…. or it’s followed by, you should try it. I’m always one of those people who is willing to try anything one, but having children is not like try tuna tar-tar… you can’t just set it to the side if you don’t like it.  And maybe it’s because the instant bitch switch is turned on whenever I feel like someone is judging me based off of the choices that I’ve made particularly to be single and childless (does it make me less of a woman?) but I swear the next time a person says, that their  child is the greatest gift they ever received, I’m gonna simply asked, then  why did you have another one? You already had the best thing ever, or did you need a  sort of okay gift? Okay this is about the time I realize when  that this post is going downhill fast I’m going to stop here and start over tomorrow…does that sound too cliché?

“It is cliché that most clichés are true, but then like most clichés that cliché is untrue.” – Stephen Fry



Until Next Time….

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