I received these samples to test and keep from Influenster and the participating brands, but the opinions in this post are honest and entirely my own. Besides the product, I was not compensated in any other way. Read my disclosure policy here.
Can you guys believe it’s almost July?!?? To prep for the season, Influenster sent me a Fresca VoxBox, full of potential summer beauty essentials. Here’s what I thought about the new goodies (from left-to-right-ish):
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser
I loved this! Easily my favorite product in the VoxBox, and I already used up my whole sample. I loved the way this cleanser made my face feel refreshed, not dried out. I’m trying my best to make cruelty-free beauty purchases though, so I won’t be adding this to my beauty stock.
Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Lotion
I don’t normally use sunless tanner or bronzing products, so I may have been over my head here. Or maybe I was just in a real rush when I tried this, but I ended up with streaky, orange-y legs! The formula is water-resistant, which is awesome except when you mess up like I did. Currently too scared to try again, but if I do, I’ll report back!
Pure Silk Shave Cream in Raspberry Mist
I actually use Pure Silk shaving cream on a regular basis, so it was cool to find it in my VoxBox! It foams a decent amount, and my legs feel soft and smooth after shaving, with little to no irritation. Oh, and I can definitely vouch that this can will not leave rust on your tub.
I’m not really a perfume girl. I actually tend to really really dislike most fragrances (cue to me waiting an hour for my family during a perfume factory tour in France). Anyway…these scents (I received one regular-sized scent, violet pomegranate, and three mini-samples) aren’t that offensive. Definitely not part of my everyday, but probably something I wouldn’t mind using for a special occasion.
NYC New York Color Expert Last Lip Lacquer in Rockaway Ruby
This lipgloss is the perfect classic red. So naturally, I wore it to see Taylor Swift on tour. The color payoff is huge, and I think the shade would be flattering on most people. However, it will probably smear everywhere, and stay there. Lip liner might help combat the smearing problem, but I’m not a fan of products that require other products to work well. Still a fun choice for a girls’ night out, but maybe not so much on date night.
Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Shampoo & Conditioner
These were the products I was most excited to try in my VoxBox, but they were total duds. I’ve always wanted to try this brand (it’s eco-friendly), and I love the mint scent of the shampoo and conditioner but man. Everything was fine after my first use, but after that, my hair was left greasy and heavy, instead of light and clean. Total bummer — I’m always looking for something that will keep my fine, frizzy hair looking…presentable.