Posts Tagged ‘Influenster’

Ivory 2-IN-1Hair & Body Wash…

I’ve never been a fan of the 2-IN-1 concept.  My husband uses a 2-IN-1.  My boys use a different 2-IN-1.  My girls use yet another 2-IN-1.  It’s a warzone in the shower, people! I’ve not been able to bring myself to use one until just recently.   See, my hair isn’t anywhere near dry.  Ever.  Even though, it’s color-treated out the whazoo, my hair still borders on normal to oily.  I blame my mother.  It’s what my generation does, okay?  I just can’t consider that my hair will do well with anything that will leave my body feeling moisturized.  And you know, I’m not even going there if it doesn’t moisturize my skin.

Not long ago I was in the shower and pumped out some shampoo only to realize later that it wasn’t my shampoo but the kids’ 2-IN-1.  Ugh.  So I lathered up and left the shower feeling less than clean where my head was concerned.  No matter how much you rinse, it just doesn’t seem to wanna come out.

 

IMG_2093A couple weeks later I received this in the mail from Influenster.  It’s the new Ivory 2-IN1 hair and body wash.  I admit it, I was skeptical and honestly, I wasn’t looking forward to this review because I just knew it wouldn’t be a good one.

Turns out, this stuff isn’t half bad!  First thing I noticed is that it’s a big bottle, 24 ounce.  My regular body wash is only 15 ounces.  This can be a big deal since one will use more washing both hair and body.

When I opened the bottle I wasn’t hit with a really strong odor.  Just a pleasant clean smell… kinda what you would expect from Ivory, I guess.  Smile  I can’t decide if it smells like a shampoo or smells like a body wash.  Because they do smell differently, you know.  My number one deal breaker was going to be the rinsing out.  If this stuff didn’t rinse out of my hair, there was no way I could recommend it to anyone.  So I was genuinely surprised that it DID rinse out.  I can’t stand that feeling of soap still in my hair when I’m wringing it dry.  Thankfully, there was none of that.

As a body wash, it worked really well.  Nothing too standoutish about it.  Lots of good lather, clean pleasant smell, and a good rinse.  It wasn’t overly moisturizing but it wasn’t dry feeling at all.

Overall, I would say this is a great middle of the road kind of product.  If you like milder body washes and shampoos or you need something to service both men and women, this is your product.  Go for this one.  It will be just exactly what you are looking for.  If you want a froo froo girly version, this isn’t going to cut it.

I really liked this product and I definitely think I will use it again.

Do you have any shampoo pet peeves  or a personal favorite?  Leave a comment below!

Happy Lathering!

-knittingprose

*this product was given to me by the Influenster program to try for free.  I have given my honest opinion of this product in all reviews and mentions. 

Kiss Nail Dress

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Kiss Nail Dress

These are cute, y’all.  They’re the Kiss Nail Dress instant manicure stickers in the design called Teddy – perfect for my New Year’s look.  Another product I received complimentary from Influenster in the Holiday VoxBox, I was a little nervous before I put them on thinking I would rip one or apply it wrongly and totally mess the whole thing up.  They actually went on rather easily.  I did rip a couple but because You file the ends down anyway, it didn’t really matter. 

These were super cute once I got them on but I have to say, they didn’t last long at all.  I would definitely say these are a “one evening only” nail product.  Maybe it was because they had rhinestones on them.  Maybe it was my lack of practice in applying them but either way, they began to peel up off the tips of my nails the same night I put them on.  I would use them again for a special occasion, but I wouldn’t get my hopes up that they will last for the week.  Still, a fun flair for a night out. 

I will have to try out some new designs and let you know how they work out.  Which design would you like to try?

–knittingprose

NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine

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NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine

This is the perfect shade of gloss for me!!!  I love it!  It’s Nude York City, #582, from NYC if you’re dying to know. 

I received this wonderful gloss in my Holiday Voxbox complimentary from Influenster over Christmas and I’m so glad they included it.  I’m a bit of a lip gloss fiend and I will try just about any kind.  Lip glosses are just about the only thing I put on my lips.  I love that one shade can look so different on different people.  It’s like a surprise in a tiny tube every time I open a new one.  You just never know for certain what you’re gonna get.  Anyone looking for a nude color lip, I highly recommend this shade.  It smells yummy, goes on silky smooth, and stays in place nicely.  Seriously, you need this gloss. 

–Knittingprose

Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal+

Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal

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So, at first glance, this looks delicious.  It smells delicious.  But taste… not so much. Sad smile

I was expecting this to be sooo good.  The peaches were way too strong in flavor, the oatmeal had no flavor at all, and the nuts just made it all too weird. 

Not a fan.

I still wanna try the over varieties.  I hope they are better than this one. 

–knittingprose

*I received this product complimentary from Influenster.*

Holiday VoxBox fun!

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Hey all!  I love getting goodies to share with you and over the holidays I received a box full complimentary from Influenster.  The Holiday VoxBox came with all of this:

  • Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal
  • NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine in #582 Nude York City
  • Kiss Nail Dress in Teddy
  • EBoost
  • Goody QuickStyle Paddle Brush
  • Sole Society Coupon Code for $25 off
  • Montagne jeunesse Fruit Smoothie facial mask in Raspberry & Mango

Look out for some reviews of everything that came in the box through THIS weekend.  If you could try just one of these products, which one would you choose???  ****Maybe you will get to!**** Winking smile

-knittingprose