You know this, I love free stuff. As a blogger, anytime I can get anything to make me feel glam & happy, I go for it. I kept seeing photos of Influenster boxes popping up on my blog feeds and on Twitter, I saw a few other bloggers were getting boxes of free stuff… really good free stuff and I wanted in.
Influenster is a pretty cool review service site. If you’re a blogger who uses social media, they send you products based on your lifestyle for review. I filled a quick survey with my interests and stats, got a few badges and forgot about it for a few weeks..until they said they were sending me goodies. Oh, and goodies they sent!
The Spring Beauty VoxBox included:
- Sheer Cover Duo Concealer (sample): Full size $29.95
- AVEENO Daily Moisturizing Body Wash (sample): Full size $6.99
- ChapStick Lip Shield 365 (full): Retail $1.89
- Sally Hansen Salon Effects (full): Retail $9.99
- Bath & Body Works Fine Fragrance Mist in Twilight Woods (full): Retail $14.99
- SOYJOY Bar: $1.29 each
- Dr. Scholl’s For Her- Ball of Foot Cushions: $5.99
So what’d I think? The concealer from Sheer Cover was a bit too cakey for me- I have under eye circles and am very picky on what product works and what doesn’t..it was fun to try, but not a win.
The AVEENO Daily Moisturizing Body Wash brought back memories of being at the beach as a kid- great, light smell that didn’t clash with my perfume and lathered well. I also used it for shaving and it didn’t dry out my legs. The ChapStick was good, as it always is. I survive on Chapstick in the winter, but for the sun exposure I get in the summer at the lakeside, I need one with an SPF- this had SPF 50 and moisturization so no sun chapping for me!
If you haven’t tried SOYJOY, I can recommend them- if you’re looking for something that tastes sorta-biscotti without the crunch and more of the health, this might be a good fit for you. The flavors are generally good- especially paired with tea or juice. This Strawberry Bar from SOYJOY was nom noms.
By far, the two favorite products in the box were the Dr. Scholl’s gel insoles, Sally Hansen Nail Effects and Bath & Body Works Twilight Woods Spray. These are all brands I’ve enjoyed in the past but haven’t been evangelized. Dr. Scholl’s has saved my life several times with their gel insoles… As a sorority girl in undergrad, I spent many recruitment days in black stilettos, without these gellies I’d have died. If you wear high heels- YOU NEED THESE..for $6 you can swap these out in any pair (no adhesive) so it’s worth it.
Sally Hansen has knocked my socks off with their Nail Effects nail polish strips. I haven’t put on the pink tigers strips yet, but for Christmas I tried their print in Candy Cane… If you wondering if Sally Hansen Nail Effects are worth it, I’d say yes. For $10 your “polish” lasts twice as long (mine looked nice for 6 days) and no annoying dry time. I am not a pro and they apply like a dream!
Finally, there was the Twilight Woods Spray from BBW how could this not be a winner? This fine fragrance mistis a mix of floral and berry with a smidge of silk powder. Not too fruity, not too “grandma” either- just a good smell that’s universal. I’d never tried it before, but the bottle is gorgeous and it smells fab! I don’t think it can replace my fave fragrance by Kate Spade, but it was fun to try.
(Disclaimer: I received the products reviewed above as part of the InfluensterVoxBox testing program. The products were provided free in exchange for my reviews and opinions of said products. I was not otherwise compensated and the opinions expressed in said reviews are truthful and entirely my own.)