After seeing a couple of other bloggers getting their Influenster VoxBoxes in the mail in the past few weeks, I was curious to know more. What is Influenster?
Influenster is an app that has reviews for just about every beauty, household, or food product imaginable. The reviews are from the women and girls that have used those products, and I love that.
Influenster sent me this box for me to try out the products and post some reviews! While the products were provided for my review free of charge, the following opinions and reviews are 100% my own. As always, I will only endorse and support products that I genuinely love. Pinky promise.
What was in my Fierce VoxBox?
- SheaMoisture Argan Oil & Almond Milk Blow Out Creme/Shea Moisture Argan Oil & Almond Milk Shampoo
- SinfulColors + Kandee Johnson Nail Polish (color: Dripping with Pearls)
- Madam C.J. Walker Softening & Silkening Brassica Seed Oil
- Vaseline Jelly
- Carefree Acti-Fresh Regular
SheaMoisture Argan Oil & Almond Milk Blow Out Creme and Shampoo
To start, I was really excited to try out the SheaMoisture shampoo. I used to swear by Organix shampoos and conditioners. While I still do like their products, I’ve been attempting to make more cost-conscious purchases now that I live with Austin. I’m completely against us having 2 kinds of everything so we’ve honestly just been using Suave Almond + Shea Butter shampoo and conditioner.
The smell of the SheaMoisture shampoo was amazing, but other than that, I really didn’t notice anything different than my Suave shampoo. I do like though that it’s sulfate-free. If you haven’t done any research on sulfates, I recommend you do. If you like that dry feeling after shampooing, you’ll want a shampoo with sulfates, which unfortunately is not super healthy for your hair. Sulfate-free shampoos are more gentle on your hair, but you might feel like your hair is a bit oily.
The MSRP on this shampoo is $8.99 which puts it kind of in the ballpark of Organix and the like. I doubt that I’ll be switching shampoos right now since I’m currently paying 1/2 as much, and am happier with my current product.
I used the blow out creme, but honestly, I didn’t care for it. They said to apply it to damp hair, and it made my hair take AGES to dry. I’m not a huge fan of a lot of product in my clean hair, so this stuff is out for me.
SinfulColors + Kandee Johnson Nail Polish (Dripping In Pearls)
This line of Sinful colors was born from a collaboration between SinfulColors + Kandee Johnson (a celebrity makeup artist).
The color is true to its name ‘Dripping In Pearls’ and makes your nails literally look like pearls. It’s a fun color because it will match everything but is also little bit flashy. The iridescent color is basically a more grown-up version of glitter nail polish.
This color is now available exclusively at Walgreens. I definitely think this is a solid buy at ~$2.99.
Madam C.J. Walker Softening & Silkening Brassica Seed Oil
I was so excited to see this in my box. This is a super lightweight oil that protects against heat styling, provides shine, and makes your hair hella soft.
The smell is amazing; a mix of red velvet and (spun?) sugar. My hair literally still smells good one day after using the product. I can’t say whether or not the product over long-time use has an effect on flyaways and damage caused by heat-styling, but it did make my hair shiny, soft, and tamed the flyaways that I had in that moment.
I’ll be using this stuff until I run out. The price is a little bit on the higher end at $26 but a little goes a long way which means the product will last for a while.
Does this stuff even need a review y’all? I LOVE Vaseline. There are so many uses for this stuff, instead of writing a review, I’m leaving you with some links for all of the different ways that you can use it.
Carefree Acti-Fresh Regular
Okay, so I will not try this product.
And here is why; most tampons and sanitary pads contain tons of toxic ingredients.
These include dioxins, synthetic fibers and petrochemical additives. Also, to get that clean white look, the fibers must be bleached with chlorine bleach. Pads also can contain up to 4 plasic bags worth of plastic, which, knowing what we know about the chemicals and BPA in plastic, this is incredibly concerning. Then to create a pleasant smell, sanitary pads can also contain other potentially hazardous ingredients, such as odor neutralizers and fragrances. They’re also made with cotton, which we know that cotton crops are routinely sprayed with pesticides.
But, if you’re like me and don’t want anything questionable like that around you, check out Lola. Lola and I have no affiliation other than that I am a customer of theirs and am so grateful that they exist and I want you to know about them too. Lola started with naturally produced tampons but have since expanded to also include sanitary pads.
This is my hair after using the SheaMoisture Shampoo + Blow Out Creme and the Madame C.J. Walker Brassica Oil. I used these for my Valentines Day look!
Thanks again Influenster for my Fierce VoxBox! I cannot wait to keep receiving VoxBoxes in the future so I can provide my readers with more product reviews! (And hopefully giveaways too!)