Thanks to my sweet friend, Jenn, I became part of the Influenster Program. This program is awesome because you go to their website (www.influenster.com), post reviews about different products that YOU TRY and then you get FREE PRODUCTS sent to you to review! My first shot at this was the SweetHeart VoxBox.
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Product #1: The Olay Va-Va Vivid Fresh Effects System.
I have to be honest, I was hesitant to try this product. I have really sensitive skin and I have a Clarisonic which I absolutely love. HOWEVER, this product is great! It is sensitive to my skin, easy to use, and AFFORDABLE! It averages about $13.00 for the starter kit (the 2 products below) and the rest of the line ranges $5-$10 depending on the product. The one negative is there isn't a timer like the Clarisonic. I can see someone using it too long on a spot and damaging their skin.
Recommendation: Get this product if you can't afford a Clarisonic!
Product #2: Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Spray
I was really excited to see this product because I love how my hair looks after I'm at the beach. Weird, right? My hair looks SO GOOD at the beach though, it has just a little wave but isn't curly. I was hoping this product would give my hair the same result. Wah, Wah, Wah, it didn't. I mean, it wasn't terrible but it didn't have the holding power. My hair was flat within the hour. I've heard from others that it really doesn't work if you have naturally straight hair. My hair is naturally wavy so this product enhanced the wave but it didn't last :( The redeeming spot? The smell! It smells so much better than other sea-salt sprays I've tried. Price: $5.
Recommendation: Not worth your money, but go to Sephora and ask for a free sample.
Product #3: SkinnyGirl On-the-Go Bar
I used to be a sucker for protein bars. I would have one for breakfast, one for lunch, and one for a snack. They were easy and quick. Then I got into Clean Eating and realized how horrible a bunch of them are for you. Most are loaded with strange ingredients you can't pronounce and have weird tastes and textures. NOT SKINNY GIRL! The first thing I did was look at the ingredients. I can read all the ingredients and they are mostly good for you! I had this bar right before a workout and it kept me satisfied. The best part? The TASTE! It tasted like a candy bar and not cardboard. Price: $13 for 5 bars.
Recommendation: If you have the money to buy these, do. If not, treat yourself. They are delicious!
Product #4: Secret Clinical Strength Stress-Response
Hi all. My name is Elle and I have stress-sweat. (Cue "Hi Elle" AA style). Yes it's true, you know I'm in a stressful situation when I suddenly have sweaty pits, and dark spots under my shirt. It doesn't help that I live in Las Vegas, one of the warmer cities. I've been using this deodorant since I received it and I will not be going back. It goes on smooth, moisturizes my underarms, doesn't leave white marks, and has helped with that gross pit smell. It lasts all day teaching, AND through my workouts! It's lasted being outside and walking in 85 degree heat. Secret got this one right. Price: $8
Recommendation: Buy, Buy, Buy. There are many scents to choose from!
"I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes"-Thanks Influenster!