I haven't learned 100% how to navigate through the new site, but from what I can tell it works pretty well. I don't see why my score doesn't go up even after I don't reviews and whatnot, but I've read that a lot of people are having trouble with that. If any of you are honestly interested in signing up please send me your email--I think I have 5 invites to use.
|My first Influenster box!|
|Contents of the Influenster Beauty Blogger VoxBox 2012|
To be honest I suck at putting on/using makeup. I normally don't even wear it unless I'm going out or something & then it's a basic eyeshadow, mascara & some mineral foundation (or whatever it's called, lol). I did apply these eyeshadows this morning (using the directions that are on the back, which I really like) & even though I think it looks like I have 2 black eyes, I've kept them on for the past 7 hours & they're staying pretty well. The one thing I really don't like is the applicator--is there any way to actually make eyeshadow look good with those little sponges? These are super pigmented & I think they would be best for teens & females who want to try new makeup looks with spending a ton of money.
|NYC IndividualEyes Dark Shadows swatched on the back of my hand|
I've worn false lashes once in my life & that was about 9 years ago for Halloween. The funny thing is, I was planning on wearing false lashes this Halloween & now I have 3 sets (none that I've bought). I plan on wearing these for Halloween since they're the fullest so I'll let you know how they were after I wear them.
Bath & Body Works Mini Candles in Mahogany Teakwood ($3.50):
The scent of this candle isn't something I would normally pick out, but it isn't bad. I haven't lighted it yet (with 3 cats we need to watch candles), but the scent is strong yet not overpowering. I also got sent a $10 3 wick candle which I'd love to use, but the closest B&BW is over an hour from me & I'd rather not order a candle online when I don't know what it smells like & I'd have to pay for shipping--a trip to Madison might be coming this weekend or next (I haven't used my Sally's birthday coupon this month & it's my actual birthday month).
EBOOST in orange ($28 for box of 20 effervescent powders, $39 for box of 30 effervescent powders, $39 for box of 12 shots):
I don't take stuff like this ever, I just never know if it has extra caffeine which gives me huge headaches if I have too much. I'm going to have my husband take this & let you know what he says.
**Our son & I both took a sip before my husband drank it--it tastes like salty orange to me; my son said it's okay, but the after taste is gross & my husband said it's okay, but tastes like the orange stuff they use to clean your teeth.
Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin ($7.29):
I'm not even going to take these out of the package, not because I don't think they would work, but because I have very fine, straight hair & it's in a chin length bob--I know I don't have enough hair for these. Goody does have a set of 3 smaller Spin Pins that I might buy to try out because I think they'd work better with my hair. This will be going into my swap items.
Not Your Mother's Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream ($6.00 for full sized 4-oz bottle):
Like I said above, my hair is very fine & straight so I would never use this. Even though it's not opened it still smells really good. This will also be going up for swap.
I did receive a bonus item with my box. The Vitabath Fragrance Mist in Green Tea & Sage (no price on the card, but on their website they are $9.99):
This mist, which isn't a scent I would normally pick out, has a strong (not overpowering) scent that lasts for hours. The green tea is present when first sprayed, but I can't smell it after a few minutes. The mist does leave your skin feeling softer & the smell isn't sickly sweet like some mists that smell like only teens should wear them. I would really like to try a different scent that I might actually use daily like Luscious Lemon Creme or Pomegranate & Blood Orange.
Overall I'm very happy with the products I received & I hope that I get to review other boxes from Influenster.