I always get excited when I get accepted into an Influenster promotion not just because you get more products to test out than BzzAgent or Crowdtap but also because the items are usually full size and Influenster themes the boxes in such cute ways. I got the holiday box, the Twinkle Voxbox.
When I first opened the package I was so excited. I had a chance to try most of the products already, and the rest I’ll post about once I have had some time to form an opinion about them. There is quite a lot of fun stuff in here to try, so let’s get right down to it!
Covergirl So Lashy!
The first thing that I noticed about this product is the wand. It has a very unique shape. It reminds me of a DNA strand. CoverGirl is usually pretty on it when it comes to their mascaras. Their wands are ones that I can usually trust to help me avoid clumps and separate my eyelashes. That being said, I would rate the So Lashy! mascara at about a 3.5/5. It wasn’t bad, but it also isn’t as easy to apply as their Lash Blast mascara, which to me will always be my favorite.
The best part about this mascara is round section at the tip of the wand. This part reminds me of the Benefit They’re Real or the Revlon 3D Photo Ready Mascara. It’s perfect for covering the outermost and innermost lashes that don’t always get covered.
The Oreo Thins are something that I have been wanting to try for a while. They were a little bit broken up from the journey to my house, but that didn’t affect the taste. I’m a big fan of Oreos, and I thought that the thins would be a fun new way to have them. I’ve been through alit of these kind of Oreo fads. There were the Oreo Cakesters, the Oreo 100 Calorie Thins, and all of the bizarre flavors over the past few years. It seems like Oreo is always coming out with some new gimmick. This new idea of theirs I did not like very much. It’s very good if you think of it as something completely separate from regular Oreos, but when I was eating them all I could think about was how much better the regular and Double Stuffed Oreos are.
Aquation Daily Moisturizing Lotion
It’s my opinion that body lotion is something that is pretty hard for a company to get wrong unless it’s weirdly sticky or has a strong smell. They all pretty much do the same thing. The Aquation Daily Moisturizing Lotion is pretty average to me. It gets the job done, but there is nothing that really stands out and makes it a memorable product. It does, however, have a little bit of a clinical smell that I do not really enjoy. I either like scented lotions that are meant to have a smell or products like Lubriderm that are meant to just get the job done and not really anything in between.
Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo
I’ve been a fan of the Not Your Mother’s Dry Shampoo for a while, so this was a pleasant surprise. One claim that the bottle makes surprised me: “leaves no residue.” I took a little break from this product to try out other dry shampoos, and so I couldn’t believe that this one was claiming to not leave that white residue that you have to rub in with your hands that most other dry shampoos do. To test it out, I sprayed a little did in my hair just now, and it came out completely clear.
his dry shampoo also has no smell. I see this as both a good thing and a bad thing. When my hair is dirty, it is sometimes nice to get a a fresh and clean smell sprayed on to it when I use my dry shampoo, but on the other hand most scented dry shampoos smell too baby powdery for me, and I feel like that is the equivalent of just holding up a sign that reads “I used dry shampoo today instead of washing my hair.”
Axe White Label Night Body Wash
This body wash smells so good. I know that Axe has a line for women, but I’m having a hard time telling if this product is supposed to be marketed to men or women. Either way, I’m going to use it up. It has that very musky smell that most people associate with Axe body spray, but it is toned down a little bit. Another really cool aspect: the wash itself is deep purple. How cool is that?
Country Crock Butter
I don’t know why it is, but no matter what I always get my Influenster Boxes late. I got the Pep Box about a month after everyone else, and I got this box that was meant for the holidays well into January. I’m not usually one to look a gift horse in the mouth—I’m still really excited to have all of these products to try—but the manufacturer’s coupon to try the butter was marked with an expiration date of 12/31/16. I think that this is a bit of a weird move on Influenster’s part because that date is so soon after the boxes were supposed to arrive. I mean, I can’t be the only one that got their box late. However, despite the delay and the expired coupon, I am really pleased with this box. There were a lot neat items in here to try.
All of these items were sent to me free of charge from influenster in exchange for honest reviews.