Darling Voxbox Review

Darling Voxbox from Influenster
*Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own*

Mother’s Day is special and I was excited for the chance to pamper myself a bit with these goodies in the Darling Voxbox from Influenster.

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The Darling voxbox was filled with amazing products! I spent about three weeks trying out all of them. Here are my thoughts.

Live Clean Baby Gentle Moisture Tearless Shampoo & Wash and Baby Lotion

Retail Price: $5.99 – Both Products
These two products brought back sweet memories from when my son was a baby.  He used the cleanser as a shampoo and I used it as a body wash. It gently cleanses and leaves skin feeling clean and soft. The lotion has a subtle lavender scent and leaves skin hydrated and baby soft. Both of these products are great for sensitive skin. These are perfect for anyone with a baby!

Overall, I give both of these products 5 stars out of 5. 


Nature’s Bounty Energy Gummies

Retail Price: $7.99
I was pretty excited about this product initially. My energy level always dips in the afternoon and I was hoping that these energy gummies would be the solution. Most of you know that I love coffee… and I drink a pot of black coffee every day. Because of my high tolerance of caffeine, I had my husband, who does not drink coffee on a regular basis, test out these gummies, too. He took two each morning before leaving for work. I had my two with lunch. My husband said that they helped him get through the first few hours of his day. However, I did not notice a difference in my energy level, although taking them did make me feel healthier. As for the taste, initially it is very chemical. The gummies do not taste like watermelon. But after a few days, you do get used to it, and they end up tasting okay.

Overall, I give these energy gummies 4 stars out of 5.


Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask

Retail Price: $14.99 for full size
My hair is long, thick, and I dye it red every month. I am always in need of deep conditioners and hydrating masks. The harsh winter and spring left my hair dehydrated, so I was excited to try this out. I was concerned that I would use this entire 2oz. bottle in one use, but surprisingly, I was able to get three applications out of it! The mask contains Argan oil and Keravis protein which left my hair stronger and so so soft! I was truly amazed by the transformation of my hair. And the tropical scent lasted for days! This was by far my favorite item in the entire voxbox.


Overall, I give this hair mask 5 stars out of 5.


Duncan Hines Perfect for 1: Chocolate Lovers Cake

Retail Price: $2.50
Fun fact: I do not have a microwave. Mine may or may not have gone out in a blaze of glory…. haha! Anyway, I had to get creative when whipping this up, but it surprisingly was not that difficult. All you have to do is put the mix in a mug and add a liquid.. I added milk. I put it in our convection oven and within 5 minutes I had a delicious chocolate cake! I added low fat vanilla frozen yogurt and sprinkles – Yum! I split it with my son and we both loved it!

Overall, I give this delicious product 5 stars out of 5.


Country Crock Buttery Spread

Retail Price: $1.81-$2.99 for 15oz.
Country Crock was a staple in my house growing up. We used it for everything! My husband and I both love this buttery spread, so we were excited to get a coupon for a free 15 oz tub! Fun fact: when we went to buy this, Wal-Mart had a sale on butter and we ended up purchasing a large tub in addition to getting this little one!

Because I don’t drink milk, I love that Country Crock has a product with additional calcium to help me meet my daily nutritional requirement. I use this in my recipes for cooking and when I bake sweet treats! It has no artificial flavors and has 0g of trans-fat! Plus the rectangular design of the tub fits better in the refrigerator, and once all the buttery-goodness is gone, I re-use the containers.

Overall, I give this product 5 stars out of 5! 



That is everything that was in the Darling Voxbox. I loved testing out all of these products! Have you tried any of these? Did you receive this Voxbox? Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.

Darling Influenster Voxbox Unboxing

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

After many months and several surveys, I qualified to receive the Darling Voxbox from Influenster! This is my second voxbox and I was pleasantly surprised when I received the “You’re In!” email. I immediately jumped on Influenster’s Facebook page to watch the product reveal video.

The voxbox arrived yesterday and I was excited to open it up and see all of the amazing products ready for me to test out.

If you’ve never heard of Influenster, it is a really great website where you can discover new products, write honest reviews, create personalized lists of your favorite products or create wishlists, earn badges, participate in campaigns, and test out products for free! Anyone can join!

Click here to sign up and get started: http://www.influenster.com/r/1073568

Let’s get started with the unboxing!






Live Clean Baby Gentle Moisture Tearless Shampoo & Wash and Baby Lotion


“Live Clean Baby Gentle Moisture Tearless Shampoo & Wash is a clinically tested, mild, tear-free formula, made with purified water and enriched with certified organic botanicals of Chamomile, Lavender, and Aloe. This unique formula rinses clean with a gentle scent to soothe baby.”

“Live Clean Baby Lotion blends certified organic botanicals of chamomile and lavender with natural emollients and aloe to gently moisturize delicate skin. The non-greasy formula absorbs quickly, leaving skin soft and smooth with a gentle scent to soothe baby.”

While I do not have a baby, (and have no plans for anymore kids), I am excited about these two products! My son is 9, but has sensitive skin, just like me. I think this shampoo and wash will be perfect for both of us! I have to admit, when I took off the plastic wrap, the lavender scent smelled so amazing — just like a newborn baby. My son and I opened up the lotion and put some on our hands and arms. It was silky and left our skin feeling so soft and smooth. We are both looking forward to using these products!

Nature’s Bounty Energy Gummies


Nature’s Bounty Energy Gummies contains 250mcg of B-12 along with a unique blend of herbs. B-12 supports energy production by aiding in the conversion of food into energy. Enjoy Nature’s Bounty Energy Complex Gummies in natural watermelon flavor every day!”

This product is perfect for me! I get up early every day and by 11am, I hit a slump where I just feel tired and ready for a nap. I’m ready to give these gummies a try and see if they help give me long-lasting energy throughout the day, so I went ahead and opened them up. They have a strong scent, with a slight hint of watermelon. I took two as directed on the bottle. They are chewy gummies and have a peculiar, almost sour taste initially. I’m looking forward to seeing how they affect my energy levels in the coming month.

A bonus: these gummies have no artificial flavor, no preservatives, no starch, no milk, no lactose, no soy, no gluten, no wheat, no yeast, and no fish.

Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask


“A deep conditioning treatment that repairs and strengthens dry and damaged hair. Argan oil feeds hair with vitamins and nutrients while Keravis delivers optimal anti-breakage benefits and is scientifically proven to dramatically increase strength and flexibility.”

I am pretty excited about this product! I am always searching for deep conditioners that will hydrate and strengthen my long strands, without stripping my color – which is sometimes a feat. This hair mask smells amazing and I am a huge fan of Argan oil. I am looking forward to testing this out!


Duncan Hines Perfect for 1: Chocolate Lovers Cake


“Perfect size for 1 is a warm, fresh baked treat ready in about a minute! Made with real ingredients, they are perfect for snacking or as an individual dessert.”

This sounds delicious and I am looking forward to enjoying it! Chocolate cake in about a minute? Yes please!


Country Crock Buttery Spread Coupon


“Country Crock Original and Country Crock Calcium add country fresh taste to family recipes and are made with real ingredients like delicious oils, purified water, and a pinch of salt. Try your favorite variant in our Simply Sauteed Summer Vegetables recipe, and let us know what you think.”

This is pretty incredible! I grew up with Country Crock and we use it currently for everything! I always get the Country Crock Calcium because I am not a fan of milk, so any extra calcium from other sources is always welcome. I am so thankful and happy to have a coupon for a free 15 oz container! I will definitely test out the Simply Sauteed Summer Vegetables recipe and let you guys know how it goes!


And that’s it! Those were all of the products that came in my voxbox. I can’t wait to start trying out everything!

Stay tuned! I will keep you guys updated as I test each product.

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L’ORÉAL Color Vibrancy Intensive Post-Color Repair Mask – Review



Hello friends!

Are you enjoying the weather? 😉

This winter has been crazy! One day, the temperature is 60, sunny, and warm. The next day the temperature drops to a frigid 18, accompanied by snow and ice.


My hair is not loving it – dryness, frizziness, static… not cute. I use a ton of conditioner (I’m sure all of you ladies with long hair can relate.) but it just isn’t cutting it. And a winter hat and a braid can only do so much. I’m sure most of you know, my hair is l o n g. (like down to my tush long) On top of that, I dye it that gorgeous crimson shade you see in my picture.


Enough is enough.

While shopping at (you guessed it) Kroger a few weeks ago, I decided to check out their hair product inventory. I browsed through to check out the deep conditioner/mask options.. and there were a few contenders.

Ultimately, I chose the L’ORÉAL Color Vibrancy Intensive Post-Color Repair Mask because:
-It was for color-treated hair.
-It claimed to repair visible damage from processing in 1 use on the front of the container.
-It was the most product at the best price. (I paid about $6 for 8.5 fl. oz)
-The RED container is gorgeous.


Picture of the back of the container. It reads: “Formulated by the hair experts at L’Oréal Paris for hair that’s dry, damaged and distressed from color-treating. Expert Treatment with ANTI-OXIDANT & UV FILTER + CERAMIDE Our system helps protect and repair weak, over-processed fibers while preserving color vibrancy. REPAIRS VISIBLE DAMAGE FROM PROCESSING IN 1 USE


The directions say to:  “Leave for 3-5 minutes. Rinse. Use 1-2 times per week to maintain the health of your color treated hair.”

Here’s my hair before:


Can you see the dryness? I’m not sure that the photos do it justice. These were taken on January 18, 2017.

This was my hair the morning after: (with just one use)


Do you see the difference? Again, I’m not sure the picture does it justice. I felt a big difference after one use, though. My hair was softer and it felt silky. #win

I’ve been using it ever since – every time I wash my hair.

My hair is completely transformed. It’s softer, shinier, silkier, and much easier to manage. My red is as vibrant as ever.

More pictures..





I give this product 5 stars out of 5! I would absolutely recommend it, especially for all you with medium to long hair and/or those who color their hair.

Have you tried this? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!


*Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. I purchased this product on my own. All opinions are my own.*

Want to know my secret for gorgeous, vibrant red hair? Click the link below to read my article where I divulge my top tips and tricks!

Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Red Hair Vibrant