This is a little bit of a different for me, as usually I post all makeup and beauty related items. But it's fun to do other posts as well featuring new and up coming products from time to time. I joined Influenster about a year ago, and this is my second "Mommy goodies box". Influenster sends you complimentary products for testing purposes. They have categories for everyone from the outdoorsy type to beauty queen! Let's check out the things they sent me, shall we?
Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask
As a gal who loves skin care, I just had to start with this product first! This face mask is a one time use 100% cotton mask that hydrates your skin with anti aging serum to increase hydration, and smooth fine lines. You can wear it for about 10-15 minutes and remove the mask and massage in the excess serum on the skin. It contains Super Hyaluronic Acid, Soy Peptides, Collagen and Vitamin E for quick results. Everyone in my house thought I looked like a creepy ghost, but it felt amazing on my skin, and left it super soft!
Uncle Ben's Flavored Grain
I don't tend to eat rice or carbs for that matter as much as I used to, I am primarily a Paleo diet person. But this will be a perfect item to keep handy in my pantry for family gatherings, or when I need a quick side dish. I love that they have expanded their line to include Quinoa and other grains. Give me Quinoa and I'm a happy girl!!
Blue Lizard Australia Sensitive and Sport Sunscreen
I am a super pale gal, and I am a sunscreen junkie! I seriously have at least 5 bottles around my house at any given time during the summer! Protection against sunburn is no joke to me as I know several people that have had skin cancer removed over the years. I've not tried Blue Lizard Sunscreen before so I was excited to try a new brand. Check out the neat feature that the bottle has! The cap on the 3oz bottle has a UV photo-sensitive cap that changes from clear to blue, indicating when you need to apply your sunscreen! How cool is that? The lotions do not have a scent, nor a real strong sunscreen smell. It goes on creamy, and not overly oily. So far I like both of these lotions, though I have not tested them in intense sun situations to see if I burn, honestly I hate sunburn, so for daily use this has been just fine for me.
Dramamine Non-Drowsy Naturals
I have only used Dramamine once when I went on a cruise years ago, as you can image the tossing and up and down motion on a cruise ship making you feel ill as anything! As I've gotten older I only experience that nauseous feeling when I am a passenger. For some reason when I am not the one driving, my stomach seizes up and I feel sick to my stomach. You better believe this will be going in my purse for our road trip this summer.
Red Vines Candy
I remember as a kid my Mom used to get licorice or the strawberry licorice, this just brings back memories of childhood. This brand uses only 5 ingredients and is fat free, making it a semi guilt free snack. My kiddos loved these candies, to me they have a hint of vanilla flavor and mint. Different combination of flavors, I think I will stick to Dark Chocolate!
Ore-Ida Extra Chrispy Easy Golden Crinkle Fries
As you can already see, I pretty much don't eat a lot of processed foods, if I was to make fries for my family I use a whole potato and bake them up. These fries boast that you can make them in the microwave in just 4 minutes. Great for a quick snack. I'll be passing on this one and give this coupon to a friend instead.
Attitude Hair Care
Lastly, I tried out this Attitude brand Shampoo. This is an all natural shampoo with "worry free" ingredients. It looks to be paraben free but still contains sodium benzoate as a preservative. It claims that it is also a Vegan Product and Septic Tank safe shampoo. It does leave the hair feeling soft and looking shiny. Overall I rate it a 8/10, as it still contains preservatives.
That wraps up this lengthy review of goodies from Influenster! What do you think, have you tried any of these products before? Leave me a comment below!
The fine print: This was a sponsored post which means I was sent these items complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.
It's so hard to believe that June is already here! This year has been flying by so quickly.
So let's get to chatting about my favorites beauty goodies for the month of May!
With summer being upon us, I decided that it was time for a little bit of self tanner. I am a huge advocate of sunscreen, and bug everyone to use it. As a fair gal, SPF is always part of my beauty routine. However, my level of paleness does not look great in summer dresses and shorts; so Malibu Tan Hemp Golden Tan comes in to play! This self tanner moisturizer is amazing. It makes my skin feel so nice, and adds just a touch of a glow without all the streakiness that traditional self tanners can. The scent can be described as a light floral banana smell. This lotion has a very minimal self tanner odor as well which is a plus. I'd say this self tanner is best suited for the porcelain to fair skin tones. To up the bronzy glow factor I have been loving the Elf Baked Bronzer in Pinktastic too! It gives an amazing highlight to the cheek bone, cupids bow and nose. Just love it for summer! Both items can be purchased at Walmart.
Can we just take a moment to talk about how darned pretty this lipstick color is?? This was my first Anastasia of Beverly Hills lipstick. This is one of their liquid lipsticks in the color Craft from the Summer Collection. I also grabbed one of their shadow singles in Hot Chocolate, as I'm always looking for a great matte dark brown shadow for my make up looks. This shadow is so pigmented and blends like a dream! These can be purchased at Macy's or the Anastasia of Beverly Hills Website.
Let's talk about that Charcoal and Black Sugar Polishing Mask by Freeman, shall we? I know, I know, a hilarious face mask picture. But let me tell you, this stuff is NICE, even for a drug store beauty product.
I usually apply it to my face when dry, it instantly begins to warm my skin, I leave it on about 5-7 minutes, while avoiding my eye area. Then before rinsing it off, I add a bit of warm water and gently scrub my face with it. Rinse it off thoroughly, and voila! Nice soft skin. In my experience, it did break me out slightly in the beginning of use, but after 2 times of use all of that subsided and now I am using it about once a week with no other issues. I found this mask at Walmart in the skin care section.
Here's an example of the Malibu Tan, Hemp Glow. As shown, this is one application. I do not typically use it on my face, but match my foundation to my neck.
That wraps up this month's beauty finds! Have you tried any of these products, or have any favorites that you want to share with me? Drop me a quick line below!