Since I have three daughters, I have seen a lot of makeup products come and go in my household. Many times the items don’t live up to their claims and aren’t worth the money I paid for them. That’s why I am always willing to give my honest review in exchange for free products to try out. I get to sample the items without spending any money out of pocket to find out if they are worth buying or not. In my FrostyVoxBox, complements of Influenster, they sent me the Rimmel Just Let It Go gentle eye makeup remover and also a Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal eyeliner pencil in black.
The eyeliner pencil says that it is waterproof which is interesting. I am not even sure if there is an eyepencil like that out there already. Anyhow, after trying it out I can definitely say that it stays put better than other eyeliners. It doesn’t smudge easily but it does still smudge. I can see using this for defining lines but if you are looking for an eyeliner that blends easily, this is not it. Interestingly, I was able to wipe the eyeliner off with just some plain water on my finger so I am not sure what makes this “waterproof” since it definitely isn’t. Bottom line: a good eyeliner that stays put and doesn’t smudge easily (but is NOT waterproof)
The makeup remover states that it is “gentle”. I don’t wear a lot of makeup on my eyes. I am a mascara and eyeliner kind of girl so it’s not like there was a ton of stuff to take off. I usually just use baby oil and a tissue to remove my makeup. When I tried this remover, the fact that it was “oil free” just made it feel more difficult to take the makeup off. Like it was actually drying to my skin. It did not make the skin around my eyes feel smooth and soft and cared for. It also made my eyes sting. Bottom line: I did not like this remover at all and will be sticking with baby oil and a tissue.
** I received these products for free to test and review
I am a tea lover so when I got a free sample of the holiday favorite Candy Cane Lane Tea courtesy of Influenster I was pretty excited to try it out! The tea is made by the Celestial Seasonings brand which is well known for it intense flavors and wonderful tasting teas.
The sample pack came with two tea bags but only one tea bag is needed per cup brewed. Once I made the tea with hot water, I tried the tea without sugar. It has a sweet taste with a hint of mint that gets stronger as you drink it. I also noticed hints of vanilla and cinnamon which was an interesting twist. Also notable is that this is a green tea and is decaf as well.
Overall I think this tea is a very nice change of pace for the average tea drinker. The flavor is nice, subtle and sweet. Pleasant enough to drink solo or with a special someone on a cold winter’s day.
** I received this product for free to test and review
I was lucky enough to get a sachet sized sample of Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Advanced Serum. Influenster sent it to me for free inside my Frosty VoxBox so that I could try it out and offer my honest opinion on how well it worked.
The package that was sent to me stated that, “This clinically proven serum is even more effective at reducing the appearance of fine lines for younger looking skin in just two weeks.”, but the sachet sized sample I was sent is sort of small . So instead of using it all over my face, I used it in just a few areas of my face that I thought needed the most help.
This serum has a very smooth texture and is easy to apply evenly to my skin. Once it’s dry, it leaves a silky feel that is not greasy or oily. It is intended to be used on the skin before applying moisturizer but I found that when I used this serum right after stepping out of the shower, no additional moisturizer was necessary for me.
After two weeks of using the serum on my face, I don’t really see a big difference. My face looks the same. I can’t say that it “reduced the appearance of fine lines” or gave me younger looking skin. My skin feels nice, but no better than it did before trying the serum. With a price tag of almost $30, I think that I would just try to find something lower priced due to the minimal results I received.
** I received this item compliments of Influenster for testing and review purposes
With all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season behind us (for another 11 months anyhow), I finally have time to turn my attention towards some product reviews. During the holidays, I received the Frosty VoxBox compliments of Influenster. It is full of nice, new things that they sent me to try for free!
The box contained:
No7 Protect & Perfect Advanced Sachet
NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum
Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Tea