I was fortunate enough to be selected to receive complementary products from Influenster once again for review. This box had some definite hit and misses for me.
On a side note: I had a slight editing glitch on my first photo. I didn't realize I was missing a product in my group photo when I took it with my camera. Now that most of the products are opened and used I had to use the photo I originally posted on Instagram. Please ignore the poor quality.
Most of the items I haven't really had a chance to use but if I have the chance I will post a full review on those later. In the meantime, here is a breakdown of what I received and a quick review of the things I have already tried.
I was so psyched when I opened up my box and saw that I got The Original Dish Drying Mat! Sad, I know but I already own one of these and was planning on getting another.
LypSyl Intense Protection LypMoisturizer is an organic shea butter beeswax lip balm. I'm kind of leery on this one. I've had a lot of hits and misses with lip balms. I have yet to find anything that beats my Carmex but we'll see how this one measures up.
I will admit I was not happy to see the EBOOST Daily Health Booster in my the box. I don't trust energy boosters - at all. They usually taste like crap and leave me wired and edgy. Plus I'm always kind of afraid of what's actually in them. In the back of my mind I always feel like I'm some sort of science experiment when I use them.
The CleanWell Individual Hand Sanitizer Wipes are made with all natural ingredients. I think it's kind of cool there isn't any alcohol in it.
The GeoDeo is one of the two products I have already tried. I have a thing for trying deodorants. Maybe it's the scent of them? I don't know. I do know that I'm not loyal to any brands other than I stick to ones that I find work.
Unfortunately, this deodorant is not one of them. I thought it was kind of cool that it was 97% natural, safe for the environment and I loved the scent. However, that's where my love ends.
For starters it feels like a slimy roll-on instead of your traditional invisible solid. It does dry clear, I'll give it that.
The ultimate downfall of this product is that it doesn't last. I came home from the gym in the evening, showered, applied the deodorant and went to bed. Got up in the morning, changed clothes and noticed the deodorant had stopped working.
How does a deodorant stop working while you're sleeping? I must have had some massive nightmares that I was unaware of. I figured if it can't handle sleeping, it definitely can't handle a workout. I will not be using this product again.
I was disappointed to see Nectresse in my box. I don't use artificial sweeteners and I try to steer clear of products that contain them. I went ahead and tried it since I agreed to try everything in my box. The sweetener is zero calories and it's made from 100% natural ingredients: Erythritol, Sugar, Monk Fruit Extract and Molasses (though not necessarily non-GMO).
Instead of adding sugar to a glass of fresh limeade I added Nectresse. The one packet I added tasted like I had added about twice as much sugar as I normally would. If I were to continue using this it's something I would need to take into consideration.
Straight out of the package it tastes almost just like regular sugar which is something to consider if you're eating it raw say like on strawberries. While it's not bad tasting (almost as if there is a hint of honey) I prefer the taste of regular sugar.
and last but not least I received Parissa Wax Strips for Face and Body. I'm interested in trying these. I currently use the Sally Hansen Wax Strip Kit for my brows and I'm running low. I think I will try these first on my legs before I try them on my face. The last thing I want is rip off a chunk of my eyelid.
I'll post my individual reviews of the products over the next week.
What are your thoughts? Have you tried any of these products? Did you like them?