In anticipation of my coming Beauty Blogger VoxBox, I thought I'd do a little post explaining Influenster and letting you know how my experience has been so far. :)
Influenster is a sample box program, but it's different from the other ones (like Birchbox, Glossybox, etc.) out there in a couple major different ways. The first is that being a member and receiving boxes is completely free. Yes, I said FREE! Second, Influenster has more than just beauty boxes. Since I joined, I've seen beauty boxes, a Latina box, a Mom box, and an eco-friendly box.
So how it works is you unlock badges that are relevant to you. For instance, I have unlocked the Beauty one, the Fashion one, and the Pop Culture one. You then try to improve your score in these badges. Influenster will then choose whether to send you a VoxBox based on your badges. And that's another major difference. These are NOT monthly boxes, and you will NOT be getting one every time Influenster releases a new one. Influenster will choose participants for a certain box based on whatever criteria they use.
Since I've started with Influenster, I have received one VoxBox, the Love VoxBox. But there have been at least 4 other boxes, since I've joined, that I have not received. Sure it's disappointing when you see everyone else getting one, but Influenster is working to have more boxes available so that more people can participate.
I have enjoyed being a part of Influenster, and I highly recommend joining. What do you have to lose? :)