Today I’m sharing my review on two products I received for free from Influenster for testing purposes and one that I purchased myself as a recommendation from Influenster.
ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Balm
First up is the ChapStick trio I received.
I received a full-sized sample of three scents; Sweet Papaya, Pink Grapefruit, and Green Tea Mint.
I tend to wear a lot of lipgloss and matte liquid lipstick, so it’s important to give my lips a break every so often.Who better to turn to than the original ChapStick brand to do the trick?!
My favorite scent by far is the Sweet Papaya. It smells fantastic and feels soft and moisturizing on my lips. The Pink Grapefruit also smells wonderful and I’m not usually a grapefruit fan. The Green Tea Mint is a good one to grab after a meal in lieu of not having breath mints.
Overall Rating: 5/5 Stars
TRESemme Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Conditioner & Shampoo
I received two single-use samples of the TRESemme pre-conditioner and shampoo. I was a bit hesitant to try this, as everyone knows you’re supposed to shampoo then condition your hair. This TRESemme product’s claim is that conditioning after shampooing ends up weighing down your hair. The purpose of using the pre-conditioner before shampooing is to give you maximum volume.
After using it twice in one week, I can honestly say that I saw a small difference but nothing major. The product smells fantastic though! It almost smelled a bit like a granny smith apple but thankfully it was a subtle scent and didn’t linger. I like my shower products to be that way; smell delicious in the shower but don’t linger and fight against the scent of the other products I use once I’m out of the shower.
It was weird using a conditioner before shampooing, but the results were the same, if not better. My hair felt clean when I got out of the shower, but didn’t have the same soft silky feel that I normally have when getting out. It was also tougher to comb my wet hair than it usually is. However, it did leave my hair soft and clean and I was relatively happy with the results. Mind you, I seriously put it to the test because I used it after hitting the gym going on 3 days of having not washed my hair. Either way, this product didn’t convince me that conditioning is the thing to do before shampooing. My personal trick is that I don’t put conditioner on my roots, just below, so it doesn’t weigh down my roots or get oily.
Overall Rating: 3/5 Stars
Although the pre-conditioner and shampoo helped give me a bit of volume, I needed a little more help from the next product I’m going to tell you about…
Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast
I purchased a small bottle of the Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast spray by recommendation of Influenster. I’m a self-proclaimed low maintenance gal when it comes to my hair and I welcome any product that makes my life easier with quick, easy results.
I was a bit hesitant to try this product because I’ve found that most products that claim to give volume don’t really work well. This product had so many fantastic raving reviews that I knew I needed to give it a chance. I have to say, I’m glad I did because this stuff actually works! After blow drying my hair straight, I followed the directions and sprayed my hair from root to tip and tousled with my fingers. I definitely saw a noticeable difference in my hair’s volume after using this product.
The best part for me (besides actually working the way it’s supposed to) is that it smells fantastic! It’s a subtle scent, but really wonderful. I’m not sure how I feel about putting a bunch of product into fresh clean hair, but if you’re going to do it and you want volume, this is the product to use!
Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars
In review, I loved the ChapSticks I got, liked the Living Proof volume spray, and thought the TRESemme was just okay. Thanks to Influenster for the free ChapStick and TRESemme samples and for the recommendation on the Living Proof volume spray!
I love getting products from Influenster because it’s so much fun to try brand-new products for FREE! Interested in becoming an Influenster to get free product sent your way? Check out the link to find out how: Become an Influenster
What products have you tried recently that you’re loving or hating? Have you tried any of the products I reviewed today? Don’t be shy, go ahead and share!