I have mentioned Influenster a number of times – it is one of my favourite sampling for influence sites. In the image above, you can see the first VoxBox I received, about a year ago when Influenster first came to Canada and sent out Maple VoxBoxes.
It included the following items
- Montagne Jeunesse Red Earth Clay Mask
- NYC New York Color Big Bold Curl Mascara (Extreme Black)
- NYC New York Color Big Bold Clumping Lip Gloss (Blush Urban)
- Broadway Nails imPRESS stick on nails (in purple)
- IceBreakers Duos (raspberry flavour)
- Skinny Cow Canada Heavenly Crisp Bar
- Skinny Cow Canada Dreamy Clusters
Since then, I have received a number of great boxes from Influenster including nail polish and more imPRESS nails – and you know I love anything for my nails!
Influenster even helps you influence using their products. Each VoxBox or Perk comes with small tasks to help you share. None of this ‘host a party and tell your friends about it’ or just ‘let us know what your friends think of the product’. Easy bite size tasks that you can do when you have the time and pick and choose which ones you do. If you complete these tasks, you are usually rewarded by Influenster points and perhaps even prizes. I have received an iTunes gift card and this amazing Sally Hansen gel manicure starter kit – a $70 value.
Influenster has changed a lot since they came to Canada, a new site, a new scoring system, the new InfluensterApp (sadly iOS only so this droid lover hasn’t tried it out yet) and now that the kinks have been worked out, is so much better than when they first came to Canada. They have reviews even for products they are not being paid to share with Influensters and by leaving reviews, you can earn badges that increase your chance of being chosen for VoxBoxes.
One of the other new features is VoxPerks. VoxPerks are usually discounts or samples that you get direct from the company and not mailed to users through Influenster. Things like discount pet insurance, cheap memberships to sites like OnePlay and other similar offers. The other major change is The Hub, which features blogs from Influenster members. Again, not just paid posts that push a product, but real blogs from members – everything from recipes to reviews. Choose Hub posts on beauty, fashion, lifestyle, food, entertainment as well as Influenster themed blog posts.