Friday, August 10, 2012

Summer Beauty Box

A few months ago I saw a lot of bloggers posting pics on instagram of some goodies they got from @Influenster.  I signed up too but didn't hear anything for a long time.  Then out of the blue I got an email that I had been selected to get a Summer Beauty Box. I was so excited to get my box and it had a lot of good stuff in it!

I tried out everything and liked it all.  Here is what was included and my thoughts:

1. HAWAIIAN TROPIC SILK HYDRATION LOTION SUNSCREEN- I finally got to try this out at the beach last weekend.  And I was so glad I had it!  The day before I had used my typical Coppertone Spray SPF 15 sunscreen and I got burned!  In weird ways where I guess I had not sprayed well.  It was gross and I looked like I had a disease.  So the next day I slathered the Hawaiian Tropic SPF 30 on before we even went out.  It was think, moisturizing, not greasy, and smelled really good!  And best of all I didn't get burned but did get a little color!  This might be my new go to sunscreen!

2. TAMPAX & ALWAYS RADIANT COLLECTION- Tampons aren't the most exciting thing in the world.  I have been a pretty loyal Tampax user for years.  I like the Pearl and Compact ones.  These were really cool though because the pouch they come in is discreet, cute, and re-seal-able which I liked.  I wish they would make this in the compact variety and it would be perfect!  They also gave us a little pink pouch that I guess you are supposed to carry them in?  It was a little big to carry around everyday though so I just have it in a basket in my bathroom in case I ever need a small pouch for something.

3. SALLY HANSEN MAGNETIC NAIL COLOR- So the first time I tried this color I didn't understand the magnetic effects part and I just painted my nails with it like normal and thought it was a good, shimmery purple polish.  Well then I saw pictures of what it was supposed to look like.  I had to google it to find instructions on how to do it.  Basically you hold the magnetic top over the polish while it is wet and it creates this wave effect.  It was really cool!  I just wish they included some instructions or something!

4. QUAKER SOFT BAKED BARS BANANA NUT BREAD- I eat a granola bar almost every day of the world for breakfast.  And I love banana bread, so I was excited to try this!  It was really yummy!  I haven't checked it out in the grocery store to see how much they are, but if they are cheap enough, they will be added to my regular rotation!

5. SALLY HANSEN NAILS AND CUTICLES HAND CREME- This was probably one of my most favorite things in the box.  I use it every time I paint my nails now.  It has a good subtle scent, moisturizes my hands and nails, and softens my cuticles.  I really like it!

6. CLEAR SCALP & HAIR SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER- I admit sometimes I have a dry, itchy scalp.  I use Head & Shoulders once a week and spray a tea tree oil spritz on my head when I get out of the shower every day.  I used these when I went to San Diego last month and again at the beach last weekend.  I didn't even need my tea tree oil and my scalp felt fine and my hair looked and felt pretty good despite the humid beachy air!

So there you have it!  Go sign up for influenster!  They have all kinds of different "boxes" and it was fun to try out all these new things.  I hope I get selected for another one soon!


Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I've never heard of this site!!! I just signed up - I hope I get picked!

lil desiqua said...

I've heard so much about Influenster, but I loved how you went into detail about all your goodies! I just signed up too- hope I get an awesome box! Thanks for sharing!