About a week ago I received my first Influenster box in the mail! It was actually one of their posh vox boxes, meaning that everything inside was going to be prestige items so I was pretty excited when I got the email that I would be one of the lucky ones to get it!!!! I received all of the items inside as free products to test out and give honest reviews on. For those of you who don't know what Influenster is, it is basically a website that you can sign up for to:
Stay on top of the latest product news & expert tips.
Review products, share honest opinions with brands and the community.
Test products for free based on social media influence.
Pretty much if you have any social media account at all these brands like to give you product to try and you get free stuff and they get free marketing... #winwin You can read more about them here.
My Posh VoxBox came with 8 amazing products that I LOVE.
I am not kidding when I say that all of these products are thebomb.com!!!!
I will be giving you a little snippet of the product and a link to shop as well as my personal thoughts and opinions on each! Hope you enjoy (:
1. Aquis- Lisse Luxe Hair Turban - Chevron - $30
Okay ya'll... I am #obsessed with this thing. As soon as I saw it I was like OMG. One, because the chevron print is so stink'n cute and two, because I have crazy frizzy hair and have been wanting one of these for FOREVER. The point of this thing is to help dry your hair with their super soft material. For those of you who didn't know, wrapping a towel around your head is actually like super bad because FRIZZ.
You don't even have to have curly hair. The towel = not your friend. That is why I try to use a t-shirt to wrap up my hair which I explained in an older post all about my hair care routine, which you can find HERE. but this hair turban is so much better than a t-shirt anyway. I have used it errr day since I received this beauty in the mail and I am very serious when I say that it does dry your hair quickly and gently. In case you weren't sold yet here are a list of benefits that they provide.
Dries your hair quickly and gently without causing friction
Minimizes frizz, split ends and hair breakage
Works on all hair types from thin to coarse and curly
Wraps around hair easily with a button closure
Made from absorbent, woven fibers
2 + 3. Ouidad - Advanced Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo + Conditioner - $70
(Me sporting the hair turban and the Ouidad shampoo and conditioner.)
This product is a tadddd pricey but I have noticed a difference. Trust me, I have the biggest, craziest, frizziest, most out of control hair around and this product has actually been taming it. I am very picky with my shampoo and conditioner because of all of the reasons I have already mentioned. I need something that won't weigh my hair down too much that takes out all of the curl but at the same time it has to be dense to actually make my hair smooth and soft because once I am out of the shower I do NOT brush it.
This set does just what I need it to. And bonus Ulta is having their amazing liter sales right now so you can actually go get two big liters of this bad boy for $56 a piece! #score (but you better hurry because the sale won't last long).
This set locks in moisture and locks OUT humidity with Ouidad's high-performance anti-frizz nano technology.
4. BrowFood - Aqua Brow Powder + Pencil Duo - $25
This comes in 5 different shades: dark blonde, taupe, brunette, dark brunette, and charcoal.
Part of the lid is the pencil and the other part is the powder. This threw me for a second because I wasn't expecting it to be a powder (didn't read the box per usual) I was thinking it was a gel or something but the powder was actually pretty cool. I did like that this seemed to look very natural because I am not into the dark, defined brows that I know a lot of people are sporting atm.
My only con with this is that their wasn't an eyebrow brush. I love brushing my eyebrows up to make it look more natural once I am all done so I just used a different brush, but I like when they have one attached.
Something that is cool with this product is that it transforms from a powder to a cream which allows it to fasten onto the skin making it look more natural.
5 + 6. Sigma Beauty - Aura Powder - $19 + F40 Large Angled Contour Brush - $23
I went through many emotions when opening this product. At first I was excited because it is #sigmabeauty ! Then I was upset because I wasn't in love with the color of blush. I love deep mauve colors not bright pinks. I think they make me look really pale and washed out. But then I read that this wasn't just a blush but an allover face powder designed to enhance and add dimension to your face. This made me get back on board with this product.
It comes in five colors: cor-de-rosa (my fave), in the saddle, lady slipper, nymphaea, and pet name (the one pictured above).
You are too apply this all over your face for a sexy blushed look. You can mix it with bronzer or whatever you'd like to achieve the look you are going for. I tried it out as just the blush but all over and actually was kind of into it.
You have to be careful because you can end up looking like a strawberry if you apply too much pink all over your face! Just a dash on the highlights of the face is all you need.
What better way to apply it than using the F40 Large Angled Brush by Sigma Beauty as well. If you haven't used a Sigma brush before then you are missing out because they are #thebomb. I think they are just as awesome as my It Cosmetics brushes as well but the payout and quality of this brush is definitely better than what you are going to get using drugstore brand.
7. Dermalogica - Stress Positive Eye Lift - $65
I GOT DERMALOGICA FOR FREE! I never thought that would happen again once stopped working at Ulta Beauty. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this brand if you couldn't already tell from all of the capital letters.
During one of my last prestige trainings from Ulta this was actually one of the products they were rolling out. I instantly was obsessed because I hate by bags. I feel like they are always puffy and just #notcute. I knew that this eye lift was the bees knees before I even opened the box so it was like Christmas morning!!!!!
It is a leave-on eye masque that instantly lifts, brightens and de-puffs those annoying under eye areas. My favorite part those is the applicator tip. It is a cooling massage applicator that energizes the under eye. It really is always cold and it feels soooo good. You can head to your nearest Ulta to test it out if you don't believe me (;
But for real I have been loving this product just because I feel more alive the second I put it under my eyes.
And last but certainly not least (arguably my fave product from this box)
8. Julep - Boost Your Radiance Reparative Rosehip Seed Facial Oil - $36
The reason I as so excited about this product is because I have read all about the amazing benefits of using oils on your skin. I love the way they feel too! I just hate how expensive they always are. Hence, why I never bought one, but getting one for free to test out is just the way to do it!
I have already been using this religiously and can tell that I am going to have to buy after this product runs out.
This oil is a lightweight, fast-absorbing facial oil that gives an antioxidant boost to your skincare routine. It is even perfect for ALL skin types - even oily skin #yourwelcome
Rosehip Seed Oil reduces the appearance of fine lines, scars, and hyperpigmentation. Regulates oil production while moisturizing.
Vitamin E protects against dehydration and free radical damage while it aids in the absorption of the rosehip seed oil.
Bergamot Oil brightens skin while providing a natural uplifting fragrance.
If you don't use a moisturizer or an oil then you REALLY need to start. It is important to take care of the skin you are in. I never did until recently and I am regretting not starting sooner. I might even do a post just on the benefits of a moisturizer soon. Thoughts?! Well there you have it. MY POSH VOXBOX! woo! I loved getting to test out these products and provide my honest review on them. Stay tuned for more in depth ones on specific items as I used them longer. Until next time! xo,