Remember when I said I won something from Influenster?
I received it last week and here it is!
I love Influenster!
I got my Curél Skin Care from Influenster last month. Like in any other Influenster products, they are free/complimentary for testing purposes but my opinion is entirely my own. Yes, my dear friends, FREE, no shipping fee even, all you need to do is give a penny for your thoughts on the products that they will send to you.
I already posted my How-To in YouTube but I have not yet totally provided my review on this product. Please take time to watch it, the video is only 1 minute and 22 seconds, before going further.
Gross? Should have I given a warning that you will see my super dry legs? I admit that I usually don’t pay attention to my legs when it comes to my daily beauty routines because my excuse is I rarely, mostly never, wear shorts nor short dresses. I also came from a tropical country and I usually find lotion on my legs icky especially when I get sweaty. So it is understandable that my legs look that horrendous. Plus the fact that my dad’s legs look like that too. Yes, blame it on the genetic card.
Because of my laziness and genetics, I do feel a little itchiness on my legs when it gets extra dry. If there’s an itch, you scratch, right? Horrible reasoning! There was a time that I scratched it too much that my legs looked like that they’ve been scratched by a naughty cat. Blame it on the imaginary cat.
“Enough with passing the blame”, I told myself. Yes, I talked to myself from time to time, don’t you? So I was excited to get qualified to receive the Curél Itch Defense system and I used it right away and took the video at the same time.
The Curél Itch Defense Instant Soothing Moisturizing Spray (hmm, mouthful!) that I got is full sized at 6 oz. It is in a hair spray-like container, no cover but you can easily twist it to secure the hole. The first time I opened and pressed it, it sounded like a balloon being deflated. Crazy, I thought it was going to blow up. I also got a hard time pressing it that’s why on the video, I put too much because I couldn’t control it. I am not sure if I got a slightly defective top or most probably I am that of a weakling that I couldn’t do things right! Eventually I got used to it then it became easier to press.
As you can see on the video, it almost looks like a hair mousse. However, it is very easy to apply and it is not greasy! I like its texture, and that it is odorless and has an instant cooling effect. It will be perfect for summer but I don’t think it has SPF so probably you can use it when you’re indoors.
The Curél Itch Defense Body Wash is a good travel size though normally, you can buy it for 10 oz. I was able to use it up for 3 weeks. It is not too sudsy and has no fragrance as well. It claims that it is “clinically proven to stop the itch before it starts”.
I used the two products for 3 weeks. It didn’t have any significant effect on how my legs look externally but they do feel smoother. Even if it’s getting colder here in the East Coast this Fall, I didn’t feel my legs being itchy due to dryness.
Together with the two products, I also got a $1 discount coupon to buy any Curél Lotion.
So I did.
The prices of these products ranges from $6.99 to $8.99. They are dermatologist recommended and has the seal of acceptance from the National Eczema Association so their products are must-try.
As we bid adieu to September, I will try to give a gist of what happened to my summer-long hiatus on this blog. I am not going to spill everything (no TMI!), but I will mention here anything that I can think of that is beauty-related and blog-worthy to post.
Let me start with my firsts this summer…
First PINCHme Box
What is PINCHme? According to their website, what you do is “answer a series of questions about your household and shopping habits in the Member Profile. We’ll learn what you like and offer samples just for you.” They are free of charge, no shipping and handling fee and all you need to do is answer the questionnaire on their website set for each sample that you received. I’m sorry if my picture is quite an odd combination (don’t worry, the cheese isn’t a revolutionary facial scrub 😅). Like what I got, you can get a different range of products from beauty-related to food, two things I like 😆.
First Influenster VoxBox
My first reaction when I got my I Do VoxBox was, “I do! I do love it!”. Who wouldn’t?!
So what is Influenster? On their website, it is “a community of over 1.5 million social savvy shoppers that: Stay on top of the latest product news & expert tips. Review products, share honest opinions with brands and the community. Test products for free based on social media influence.”
So like PINCHme, you will get to answer surveys for them to determine if you will be eligible for a campaign. For the “I Do VoxBox”, I guess the reason I got qualified was because I would go to a wedding (last August) when I got the survey around June or July. The VoxBox is free of charge as it is complimentary for testing purposes and you will have a fun “To Do List” to earn “badges”. They also have numerous contests that you can participate. I actually won something, ehem.
I love everything in my I Do VoxBox but two full-sized makeup products!!! Happiness, right?!
You can get your own goodies at https://www.influenster.com
Exciting summer for my firsts!
Now on the second part of this post, I’ll just show every beauty-related products I bought at Walmart, Target, K-mart, Trader Joe’s, Sephora, Ulta and Nordstrom.
Except for makeup. They deserve a different post. 😅
For the Hair…
For the Face…
…and a Gucci perfume deluxe sample from Sephora