Influenster Posh VoxBox Review
I was fortunate enough to receive the generous Posh VoxBox from Influenster a couple of weeks ago, and thought it'd be great to include reviews of those products here. For those of you who don't know what Influenster is, it's an online/app community where you can post reviews or read other people's reviews, and receive free products in VoxBoxes to test based on social media influence and completion of certain campaigns available to participate in on the site. Influenster predominantly features beauty products, but there are also food, health, pet products, and more. It's easy to sign up, too - just link your social media accounts, answer some snaps to determine your interests, and you're ready to go. If you're interested, check it out here (x).
And now let's get onto the product reviews!
AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Turban ($30): I LOVE this. I have a lot of hair, and it always feels like such a hassle to deal with the mop my hair becomes after I wash it. I don't like wrapping it with my body towel, because it's too heavy on my head, but the smaller sized towels I have don't fit all of my hair. This is perfect, because its design allows me to wrap all my hair up and have it comfortably sit on top of my head. Honestly though, seeing the price tag for this made me do a double take - it's a pretty hefty price for a hair towel. I did a quick search and found similar products across the internet, for a fraction of the price, like this one from Walmart for $4.98. If anyone's tried any affordable hair towels before, let me know how it went!
Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo (8.5 fl oz, $22) and Conditioner (8.5 fl oz, $24): This is a great line of hair products, from what I can see from these two. The shampoo cleans my hair without stripping it of moisture, and the conditioner leaves my hair feeling soft. These products also do what they say, keeping hair defrizzed, and while my hair isn't curly, I can visibly see more wave definition in my hair after I use them. The product is also sulfate free and has a light, pleasant scent. The only complaint I have is that the bottles are hard to squeeze - hopefully, this is only an issue with the sample bottles.
LASHFOOD BROWFOOD Aqua Brow Powder + Pencil Duo (powder 0.04 oz, pencil 0.01 oz, $25): This is a great brow product. I don't usually use brow powders or brow pencils because I don't like doing too much to my brows, but this product definitely changed my mind. The pencil applied smoothly and had great pigmentation, and I'd definitely say it's the winner out of the two parts of this product. The powder is great too and applies well to the brows, but has a little too much kick up of powder and can become a bit messy. I plan on passing this on to my sister, who will love it and get much more use out of it.
Julep Boost Your Radiance Reparative Rosehip Seed Facial Oil (0.85 fl oz, $36): Despite all the hype and benefits facial oils seem to have, I've never been a fan due to bad experiences with a few that left my skin greasy yet not very moisturized. I had been prepared to pass on this because I broke out the first 2 days I used it, but I decided to give it another chance, and have continued to use it for the past 2 weeks, both night and day, as part of my daily skincare routine. I'm glad I did, because this is great. It gives me a great amount of moisture without leaving my skin feeling greasy at all, and it feels more like a serum than an oil. Next, I want to try mixing it in with my foundation and see how that goes.
Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift (0.85 fl oz, $65): This is an amazing product. The directions say you can use it either as an occasional treatment or daily to treat chronic eye fatigue, and I use it daily in the morning because I have fatigued looking eyes, dark circles, and puffiness. I've been using it for two weeks, and it's been great. The applicator helps with cooling and depuffing, and the formula is light and absorbs well into the skin. I can't say yet whether using this product has visibly decreased the fatigue or diminished my dark circles, but it definitely feels like it has. I'm going to continue using this and see whether it'll do so in the future, but regardless, I definitely recommend this for anyone with puffiness, fatigue, or dark circles.
Sigma Beauty Aura Powder in Nymphaea (0.3 oz, $19): This is a very pretty blush. You can't really tell from the picture I have here, but the blush is actually very pink, despite it saying on the site that it's a coral shade. Pink isn't a blush color I usually reach for, so I was a bit disappointed to see it in the pan when I first opened it. But this shade was surprisingly flattering on me, and gave me a nice, healthy flush perfect for the summer. I need to build it up for it to show on my face, but I'm not sure whether it's due to a lack of pigmentation or due to my skin tone being too dark for this blush. Overall, it's a decent product, but probably not something I'll reach for constantly.
Sigma Beauty F40 Large Angled Contour Brush ($23): This isn't the usual type of brush I use for blush, but it worked surprisingly well with the Sigma blush. Rather than circular motions, I swiped the product from the apple of my cheek back towards my hair line, and it applied the blush pretty evenly. On the other hand, this brush fails as a contour/bronzer brush. The brush hairs are way too long to get a nice chiseled look with contour and way too flimsy for precise application of bronzer. Overall, the brush is very well made and has definitely piqued my interested in Sigma brushes.
Overall, the value of this Posh VoxBox is $211.54 (price of sample size Ouidad shampoo and conditioner calculated from full size prices), which is amazing, and one of the reasons I will continue to be an Influenster user. You don't need to be a famous influencer to try awesome products for free :) (This isn't sponsored. I just think Influenster is great.)