I work with a site called Influenster that sends me free stuff to try and review based on whether or not I seem to match a demographic profile that matches the target market for different products. This month I got sent the Moda VoxBox which was full of goodies to keep me bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as they say. (Apologies to those in regions where that phrase sounds like absolute nonsense. It basically means "refreshed and ready for action.") I really enjoy getting to try out new products-- it's a lot of fun!
Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer - This moisturizer is really light-- not too greasy or thick. As stated on the bottle it really is ideal for hands. For me, the benefit for hands is that it isn't greasy so I can still do all those grabby-touchy things I use my hands for. It's also a great size for keeping at your desk, in your bag, or in your car.
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick - I got this in 260 Berry Rose. I really like the level of moisture from this-- they weren't messing around when they pursued a moisturizing lip color! It's not thick like most of my matte creme lipsticks are which is a nice feeling because it didn't feel like it'd bunch up as my lips dried out from the elements. The color was a nice color for fall as well. It's not a bold color, and that's partially due to it being a thinly-laid formula, but it does lend itself to enhancing my natural color well.
Resource Water - This water comes from carefully selected spring and contains naturally occurring electrolytes. It tastes nice and fresh, which is good since I've had weird-tasting bottled waters before. As someone who doesn't engage in many electrolyte-depleting activities, I really can't speak to the benefits of that. I do like the packaging though!
Puffs SoftPack - I literally can't believe no one thought of this before. We have full-sized tissue boxes. We have handy-dandy pocket packs of tissues. It was obvious to combine them. It cuts down on waste by using plastic bags instead of a box, and also takes less space. It's easy to stash these in non-flat places. Like between the arm of the couch and a cushion. It's also easier to toss to your friends as they're about to sneeze or during an emotionally damaging movie-- you don't have to worry about a cardboard box corner hitting them in the face.
Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa - Just add hot milk and you've got a delicious cold-weather treat. This is surprisingly rich and one thing I really liked: There are actually only 5 ingredients in it and I could pronounce them all. No artificial flavors, no colors, no preservatives. Pretty rare for snacks that come out of packets. This comes in milk and dark chocolate-- I'm eager to try the dark chocolate one since I was only able to sample the milk chocolate one!
Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipliner - I was very happy to receive this product because I've been in the market for a lipliner to prevent my lip color from bleeding (we all know I love my lip color) but I couldn't commit to what kind of color liner I wanted to purchase. This took all the guess work out of it, because this lip liner is transparent-- so I didn't have to worry about it clashing with my lip color-- it's clear! It was moisturizing as well so that was a plus.
Rimmel London Scandaleyes Rockin' Curves Mascara - I looked at the packaging, looked at the brush, and I thought it was the stupidest thing I've ever seen. The tube is bright red and covered in a snakeskin pattern, which to me, is a really cheap attempt to look edgy. The brush is shaped like a vertically stretched out "S" which seemed so stupidly unnecessary. Why go through the effort of making such a ridiculously shaped brush? No one's eyes are remotely that shape. Was this a play on the "snakeskin" and "Scandaleyes" theme? Was it a way of playing on the idea that "rockin curves" appeal to women, and that should carry over to eyelash mascara wands as well? I thought to myself "this is marketing gone out of control." Boy, was I wrong! I mean, the packaging still looks really stupid to me, but the brush is surprisingly effective at getting all the eyelashes the way I want to without struggling to manipulate the wand. Maybe this applies more to people with flatter eyelid shapes like me because the different angles of the brush were super helpful. I found myself really liking the shape of this brush! I will say though that I don't like the chunkiness of the mascara's top/the wand handle because it's too chubby for my hands, personally (I have stupid cute little sausage fingers).
All this stuff was provided courtesy of Influenster for free in exchange for a review. All opinions are honest and my own.