The Fierce is with Me

In the mail for me on Valentines Day — flowers? Candy? Paper hearts? Nay nay.

I received shampoo, maxi-pads, nail polish & Vaseline… and I couldn’t be happier.

My latest VoxBox from Influenster — the Fierce VoxBox, as it seems– came last week and I’ve been having fun playing with the free stuff inside ever since… and, as they’d hope, discovering some new brands.


The SheaMoisture shampoo and blow-out creme, for instance, smells amazing. So much so it felt as though I’d cleaned the bathroom after I took a shower ( I did actually clean it the next day but the illusion was nice while it lasted).

Also included in this month’s box o fun:
Kandee Johnson nail polish

Carefree Acti-fresh liners

Vaseline. Not sure what’s Fierce about it but ok.

Madame CJ Walker Beauty Culture

I Really Need To Get Myself Together.

I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions, but I am one for making lists. If I could fill a shopping cart to the brim all at once, I’d stock up on all those little luxuries I usually forgo these days. 

For now I’ll settle for choosing a personal reward for myself from this wishlist every so often. Check the master list!

All Hail the VoxBox

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What’s that, you ask?

A voxbox is a little package of goodies a company sends out to influencers — basically, anyone who might hold enough sway on the interwebs to help sell a product — that usually contains a new or improved item of some sort.

I receive a handful of boxes a year from companies who partner with brands to create them, and they’re always a blast … the ceremonial unboxing, sorting through the fun little chotchkes inside, and sharing the bounty on social media.

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Mind you, I’m not a product influencer of epic proportions, so we’re not talking vacuums and photo printers here. Think laundry detergent, earbuds, snacks, and the occasional rocks glass.

Most recently, I ended up on Nestle’s list for their new flavored water, Nestle Splash. I received a bottle of water (as one would hope), a new pair of shades, a fun straw, and a beach ball that we used with fervor during the last warm days of the season.

In an effort to cut through the clutter online of people posting photos of their own vox boxes on the kitchen counter or as part of an elaborate selfie, I decided to try a video take while sharing the goods with my followers.

You can see how that turned out (via the photo above or the link below).

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All items mentioned in this post were received free for testing purposes.