I received my second Influenster box a few months ago and have just now found the time to review everything in the box. I was so excited to receive this box because it was bigger than my Caliente VoxBox and when I opened it, I saw that there were nothing but full-sized products!
So first: the Good Stuff.
Rimmel Eye Makeup Remover - 7.49
Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Liner -4.49
Though I wear a hoodie and jeans to work I'm trying to make my style more 50s, so cateyes are my everyday makeup. I have three different kinds of liquid eyeliner floating around for just that purpose. I never would use a pencil for it. But I saw on social media some girls getting some really kick ass lines and I decided to try it. I couldn't believe how much I loved it. It can be tricky at first to get a thin line (you do need your own sharpener) but once you get the hang of it...it's amazing. I loved the true black color and the fact that it's waterproof. My eyes tend to water with the wind which means I mess with them a bit but even after a full day of work there was barely any smudging. I used this eyeliner for both the top and bottom lids and couldn't be happier. I will definitely be buying twenty more of these when I'm done with mine. They're cheap and work great!
McCormick Gourmet Collection Thyme
I have been cooking a lot more lately and I've really been trying to delve into different spices and flavors. Thyme is nothing new but I never tire of it. It can really kick up a boring old boneless, skinless chicken breast and some potatoes. Which is exactly what I used it for.
Thyme is also delicious in soups, spaghetti, and even on eggs. It's great. And I love that I got a whole bottle of it!
Next: The Eh.
No. 7 Protect & Perfect ADVANCED Sachet (Full Size - 22.99)
I mentioned earlier that I only got full-sized items but I forgot about this. This was a trial size. The serum is supposed to reduce the look of lines and wrinkles in two weeks. I didn't hate this...but with such a small size I didn't notice any difference to my skin. I liked that it didn't have much of a smell, wasn't oily or greasy, and wasn't heavy allowing you to use it at night or in the morning underneath your makeup. I wouldn't buy this anytime soon. Maybe when I get older?
This isn't the color I received. The one I got was Sugar Plum and it was a nude/brown color which I hated. I'm brown - all it did was wash me out. Butttt! I did like the way it glided, stayed on, and the price! I gave the lipstick to my mum but I will probably by this lipstick in another color because it really is a great lipstick overall. I always have a hard time liking lipsticks that I get sent for free or in packs because, for the most part, they're for cool skin tones and I just end up giving them away.
Ecotools Full Volume Styler Hairbrush - 10.99
I use EcoTools makeup brushes so I was thrilled to get this full-sized round brush in my box. Until I realized I didn't know how to use it. I have thick, curly, frizzy hair and when I tried it all it did was make my hair...bigger and triangular. Also, from what I've seen round brushes are used with blow dryers for volume and I NEVER blow dry my hair. Ain't nobody got time for that. I'm a wash and let it air-dry girl. I'm hoping that when I start doing fancier vintage hairstyles, a la victory rolls, this brush will come in handy. For now, it sits unused.
Finally: the bad. Or in this case, the gross.
Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Tea - Price Not Stated
I'm a coffee girl through and through. I absolutely hate drinking hot tea. I hate drinking green tea. And I don't drink things that are supposed to be caffeinated but aren't. So this was an all around loser for me. I gave the pack to my mom (and the coupon - it came with a coupon which was cool). She said it tasted like a normal peppermint tea. She liked it. I'm sure if you like green tea and peppermint - you will too.
Fruit Vines Cherry Bites Bag - 1.79
These just didn't do it for me. They tasted gummy, were hard to chew, and I'm sorry to say not as flavorful as Twizzlers. These are the candy you'd give to the kids you hate when they come trick-or-treating.
So that's it ladies and gents. Did you get this box? What were you faves? Your hates? Is there something I should give another try?
*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes but all opinions are my own.*