I used to love slowly walking through the makeup aisles at Target – stopping to twist open a lipstick or two, grabbing that new mascara I’ve been hearing about, and maybe a new eye shadow, just because. There was always something new on my list of products to try and let’s be real, it’s fun! One of the many perks of being a woman, I think. Liking the way you look and feeling good goes a long way. These days though, the frivolous luxuries are few. Instead of spending extra money on makeup or fancy shampoo, I spend it on food and things for Coop. Not bad, just different.
I’ve toyed around with the idea of signing up for Birchbox. It’s only $10 a month, but I’ve heard some folks are disappointed with their boxes more often than not now. I did sign up for two one-time $5 boxes from Target (worth it!) and Walmart (ehhhh) and I found a few must haves, but more than anything it was just fun to play around with a few new things and not feel bad if I don’t love them.
A couple weeks ago I saw someone post about Influenster on Facebook, which is designed to match you with products to review based on your answers to survey questions. I signed up, linked all my accounts, answered what felt like a million questions and waited. And waited. Two weeks later I got an email telling me I was picked to review the Bella Vox Box. Yes! I didn’t even care what they were sending me. It felt so great to get something in the mail other than a bill or junk mail (seriously, do we really need all these sale ads?!).
Out of everything they sent me, my HANDS DOWN HOW DID I EVER LIVE WITHOUT THIS product is the Not Your Mother’s Deja Vu Du. My hair usually gets washed every day and even if I wash it rightttt before bed, it’s always oily in the morning. But with the Deja Vu Du I can literally get 4 days out of a wash. That is crazy for me! I’m looking forward to getting a ton of use of it this summer. I only wish I would have found it when I had my bangs.
They also sent an Eco Tools matifying brush and it’s the softest thing that’s ever graced my precious skin. It feels so luxurious because it’s ridiculously softer than my cheapie no name brushes. I looked up the Eco Tools line expecting the brushes to be crazy expensive and they’re not! The only I was sent is only $8. I can get behind that!
The only thing I really didn’t like at all was the Rimmel mascara. I had high hopes and I’ll probably still use it because I’m cheap and hate to waste anything, but it smudges so easy! Like within an hour I looked like I had two black eyes. No bueno.
It was great to be picked and get a whole box of goodies in the mail just for little ‘ol me!
Thanks again, Influenster!
disclaimer: all products were provided by Influenster for review purposes. all opinions are my own.