Showing posts with label Influenster. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Influenster. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Influenster: J'Adore Vox Box

Only a month late posting this…whoops!

I was sent another Vox Box in February by Influenster which if you haven't heard about them, you can check out my post about their program here.

This box was a nice little surprise because honestly, I have been so consumed with work, I've been neglecting my Influenster page.

This box came with tea from Red Rose, a face mask from Boots, false lashes from Kiss, hair serum from John Frieda, and a giant bag of Hershey Kisses. Some people also received spray lotion for Men by Vaseline and I don't know if this sounds weird, but I was a little bummed when I didn't see it in my box…haha.

When I received the box, I immediately made a cup of Lemon Chiffon tea which was seriously amazing! It literally tasted like a lemon cookie…YUM!

While enjoying my tea, I tried the face mask and it was a very interesting consistency. It was actually very watery which was weird for a face mask. It never really tightened on my face which was fine and it washed off easily. I only used it a few times but didn't notice any benefits from it. I didn't break out so that's always a good thing, but I can't say that I like it. I wouldn't say I hate it, it's just blah in my opinion.

I posted a review of the lashes earlier, which you can read about here.

As for the chocolate, I'm proud to say that I have yet to open that ginormous family sized bag of kisses! #selfcontrol #patontheback

Last but not least, the hair serum, which is another product I did not try. It's to keep hair straight and I already have straight hair so I don't have a need for that product. If anything, I would love it if someone could invent a serum that would give straight hair some voluminous soft curls…how awesome would that be?!

All in all, a great surprise to receive this box and I still really like the program that Influenster offers. The definite stand out for me in this box was the Lemon Chiffon tea…I never thought I would choose a tea over beauty products but it really was that good!

Kiss: Looks So Natural Lashes in Pretty

I received these lashes complimentary from Influenster last month for testing purposes and I have to say, false lashes is right up there with air and water as far as my life essentials are concerned. I wish I was kidding about that statement.

Needless to say, I was really excited to give these a try! So excited in fact, I came home from work with my 13 hour make up face and put these bad boys on!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Goody Ouchless Ribbon Elastics

So I'm sure you have all seen these ties before...a stretchy piece of elastic ribbon tied in a knot at the bottom. I was first introduced to them over a year ago because of Birchbox but the elastics were made by a different company. I remember seeing quite a few people rave about them and how cute they thought they were. I was never really that impressed with them and after receiving a bajillion of them in my Birchboxes over this past year, I was totally over it.

The main deterrent for me was the price vs function. They went for $5 for a 3 pack and $10 for a 6 pack. Umm what? I could get like a 32 pack of my good ol' Goody black elastics for under $5 and they worked better.

As you can imagine, I wasn't that excited to see these bands again when I opened up my voxbox.

Although I don't entirely get the whole hype, I will say I'm glad Goody has come out with their own because they are better and more affordable.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Influenster: Sunkissed VoxBox

If you haven't heard about Influenster yet, I highly suggest you go click that link I just provided to learn more! 

In a nutshell, it's a site where you can actively participate in reviewing products you may have tried, earn badges by answering questions about things that interest you (pets, beauty, working out, etc.), all in hopes to be selected to receive free products from companies to test and review. It's all about being active and participating on the site in order to increase your score of "influence." I've been an Influenster for over a year now and some of my friends have joined as well. We have all been selected to receive different items at different times, depending on our interests.

I think it's an awesome concept if you like this sort of thing to begin with. If you are looking to just get free products all the time but not participate, then this isn't for you.

I'm not sure if Influenster is invite only still, but feel free to leave me a comment or message me with your email and I will be more than happy to send over an invite :)

One of my favorite things to be chosen for are their VoxBox's. They have different themes throughout the year and are filled will full-sized goodies to test out and try! I was recently sent their latest beauty related box, Sunkissed VoxBox, and made a quick YouTube video of the contents. I've also reviewed one of the products already which you can read about here. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Olay: Fresh Effects BB Cream

I received Olay's Fresh Effects BB Cream complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster (post coming soon on Influenster if you don't know what I'm talking about). I was excited to receive this product because Olay is one of my favorite drugstore brands.

This BB cream retails for around $12.99 and comes in 2 shades: Fair/Light and Light/Medium. I'm about an NC35 and I can kind of get away with Light/Medium but I definitely think there should be darker shade options. This product has an SPF 15 which is nice but it's not water resistant so it's not meant to be used in place of a sunscreen for swimming or outdoor activities that may cause sweating.

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It comes with 2.5 fl oz. of product which is a decent amount of product. According to the description sent to me, this product claims to provide:
"24-hr hydration and a splash of sheer color. This all-in-one skin perfecter, sunscreen, and tinted moisturizer evens skin tone and refreshes the dullness, for flawless looking skin."

In general, I'm not a big fan of BB creams because I personally need more coverage. I envy those who can get away with a little tinted moisturizer and be on their way.

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