Talc is a makeup ingredient that I actively avoid these days, not for any health reasons but because I find its oil-absorbing properties to be incredibly drying on my super dry skin. However, the red coupon machine spat out a $3 off CoverGirl which I felt compelled to use. That’s how drugstores reel you in. I couldn’t think of anything I needed to try from CoverGirl but then I spotted Soft Sable which was my go to blush back in high school, so I decided to pick it up for nostalgia’s sake. If I remember correctly, it cost $4.99.
I received the new CoverGirl So Lashy! blast PRO mascara last month as part of an Influenster Voxbox to test for free and while I’m always thankful to be selected to join Influenster campaigns I wish they would consider letting participants choose between washable and waterproof mascara formulas. This isn’t the first mascara I’ve ever been asked to test a mascara and yet not once in all these years have I ever been sent a waterproof mascara. I have extremely watery eyes and personally I always buy waterproof mascaras because (1) they don’t give me raccoon eyes and (2) they hold a curl better. Regardless, I still enjoying testing new mascaras, waterproof or not, if only to try an innovative new wand but it’s something I can only test at home; I don’t feel confident in their ability to hold up against my teary eyes in public.
I’ve been testing the CoverGirl So Lashy! blast PRO mascara in the Extreme Black color everyday for the past month at home and these are my thoughts:
My reasons for making this video were twofold. Firstly, I wanted to share with you all the products that I’d received from Inlfuenster to test and review this time around. The last time I was selected for a VoxBox was in February so it’s been awhile. Needless to say, I’m excited! Secondly, and most importantly, it was an excuse to test out the camera on my new smartphone. The image quality is all right — I shot it in HD — but it’s awfully shaky (sorry about that) and doesn’t compare to a dslr. My hands are pretty shaky by nature so I was hoping for a steady cam feature on the phone but, alas, I don’t believe there is one…unless it’s buried somewhere in the settings.
The items included in the Flawless VoxBox are:
- Dr. Teal’s Eucalyptus Epsom Salt Soaking Solution
- Simple Skincare Cleansing Facial Wipes (New Formula)
- Simple Micellar Water Cleanser
- Sinful Colors Kylie Jenner Trend Matters Pure Satin Mattes Professional Nail Color Collection – Miss Klaws
- Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps Lightly Salted
- Yogi Tea (Honey Lavender Stress Relief & Soothing Rose Hibiscus Skin DeTox
- CoverGirl So Lashy! by blastPRO Mascara (Extreme Black)
As usual, I’m the most excited about trying the snack in this particular voxbox. I’ve heard of Harvest Snaps before but I’ve never gotten around to trying them. Funnily enough, my nephew who’s a toddler was just visiting and he was actually eating a baby snack that looked a lot like these Harvest Snaps.
I’ve tried Simple’s Refreshing Facial Wash Gel (not sure if they still make this) and their Moisturizing Facial Wash before, both of which I liked, but never the Cleansing Facial Wipes or Micellar Water Cleanser so I have high hopes.
I’m a bit leery about the Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt. As you know, my skin is ultra dry so whenever I see salt in a product’s name or list of ingredients it makes me cringe. I’m worried about the Epsom Salt drying my skin out but I’m always game to try something new.
I’ve owned Sinful Colors nail polishes in the past. They’re okay for a cheap thrill but they were never among my favorite drugstore nail polish formulas. However, it’s been a long, long time since I’ve used Sinful Colors so maybe the formula’s gotten better.
The Yogi Teas sound interesting. I’m hoping the floral flavors are on the subtler side and don’t end up tasting like perfume or potpourri in my mouth.
And I’m glad that there’s a makeup item to try. It’s been awhile since I’ve tried a new drugstore mascara. I’ve been pretty faithful to Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Waterproof mascara over the years. The only thing I’m worried about is the CoverGirl So Lashy! mascara that I received is non-waterproof. My eyes get pretty watery so it may end up being a total mess on me.
I long for the days when Target Beauty Boxes were free. The insanity that ensued because the boxes were first come, first served and limited in quantity. And that strange sense of accomplishment and satisfaction if you managed to be one of the lucky few to score a box. Ah, memories.
The CoverGirl + Olay Concealer Balm is one beauty product I’ve been dying to try ever since I first learned about it. The concealer claims to contain an emollient rich serum, glide onto the skin easily and minimize dark circles.
I purchased mine in the second lightest shade, Fair/Light, from Target for $7.99 (4 g/0.14 oz).