Note: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
Hey guys! I am super excited to share this post with you today, because for the first time ever I got sent stuff to review. Woo! I do love free stuff… Anyway, I signed up for Influenster a few months ago, wrote some reviews, and somehow got myself qualified for a VoxBox. Even better, this VoxBox includes a nail polish which I why I am sharing it here with you guys!
Here is how this post is going to work: I am going to review the nail polish for you first in my usual fashion. Then, under a read more cut, I will write brief reviews of the other stuff I received. Since this is a nail polish blog, I do not want to bog you down with the other things if you don’t want to see them! And if you do, cool, just keep reading. Sound good? Excellent, let’s talk about some Sinful Colors, shall we?
My swatches are over Zoya Get Even base coat. My top coat of choice is Seche Vite.
Sinful Colors Miss Klaws, 2 coats plus top coat
Miss Klaws is the polish I received! She is part of the Kylie Jenner collaboration (or should I say… kollaboration) in the Trend MATTErs line. This polish does have a natural matte finish, which I am not a huge fan of. Matte polishes make me cringe, I look at them and see a chalkboard, which evokes certain unpleasant, spine tingling noises. The color is the only shade of pink I actually like, reddish-pink! Colors like this are perfect for the holiday season and Valentine’s Day (at least, that’s when I want to wear them). It’s such a cheery polish!
Sinful Colors Miss Klaws, 1 coat
The coverage with just one coat is fairly good, there were definitely a few lighter spots. I found it to be a tad uneven, but unlike some matte polishes this doesn’t dry lightning fast so you do have some time to manipulate it. The formula was a really nice consistency, sometimes mattes can be chalky but this one is quite smooth.
Sinful Colors Miss Klaws, 2 coats
Two coats gives complete coverage and it did end up drying fairly evenly. If I liked matte nails, I would definitely be comfortable wearing this as is because it has a smooth finish. I cannot stress how easy the formula is, it is probably the best matte polish formula I have ever used, applies just like a good cream polish.
Sinful Colors Miss Klaws, 2 coats plus topcoat; Revlon Cherries in the Snow, 2 coats plus top coat
As excited as I was to receive Miss Klaws, I was fairly certain I had a very similar, iconic polish in my stash already: Revlon Cherries in the Snow. I decided to compare them for you guys because in the bottle they look so similar and on the nail… see for yourself! Miss Klaws is on my index and middle fingers while Cherries in the Snow is on my ring and pinky fingers. Can you tell a difference? Miss Klaws might be just slightly more red and berry toned than Cherries in the Snow, but the difference is so miniscule. You do not need both. If you don’t have either and want one, I’ve broken it down for you:
Sinful Colors Miss Klaws: Cheaper at $2.99, limited edition, dries matte, opaque in 2 coats
Revlon Cherries in the Snow: more expensive at $5.99 (but Revlon cosmetics are often on offer), in core collection, dries shiny, can be a one-coater (I always do two, but it is opaque in 1)
I will not recommend one or the other because it’s up to your personal preference! If price is your thing, scoop up Miss Klaws while you can. If you like owning classic, iconic shades that also have awesome formulas, Cherries in the Snow is your guy. Regardless, I thank Influenster greatly for giving me the opportunity to try this polish out. It’s actually the first polish of the Kylie Jenner collab I’ve gotten! If you’re interested in everything else I received, read on. If not, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of your day!
Dr. Teal’s Eucalyptus Epsom Salt Soak: I received a 3lb bag of these bath salts, which I have seen in a few stores and have been wanting to try! Last week I was a bit congested and had not been sleeping well, so it was time to give these a try. I poured the entire contents into the tub as per the instructions. Thankfully the scent was not too overwhelming, which I was afraid of. It actually was a bit fainter than what I prefer, but I could still smell it! I had a nice thirty-minute soak and went to bed after. The next morning, I woke up only a teeny sniffly so I think the bath did its job! I don’t know if I would repurchase because I hate to use an entire bag of salts for just one bath, it seems like too much product to get the effect. I am still partial to the San Francisco Salt Company (you should check them out). Dr. Teal’s won’t be replacing them but I’m glad I had the chance to try them out.
COVERGIRL So Lashy! by blastPRO Mascara: I have had good experiences with Covergirl mascaras in the past (mascara is the only item of makeup I wear with any regularity outside nail polish – though I usually only wear it about once a week), so I was excited to try this and expecting good things. Overall, I really liked this mascara, but not when used as intended. It has a funny brush; it looks like a normal brush but with a ball that has extra bristles on the end of it. You are supposed to brush on your mascara like usual, then go over your lashes in a side-to-side motion with the ball end. This gives a clumpy look which I really do not care for. I have provided before and after photos below, but my application wasn’t great because I hated where the look was heading. It looked great before I used that weird ball end thing.
Simple Skincare Cleansing Facial Wipes: I have never used removal wipes before and I can see the appeal: it’s one less step than putting makeup remover on a cotton pad! I used these wipes to remove the mascara and am enormously pleased to report that they did the job and did not sting my eyes at all! I have really sensitive skin around my eyes (I’ve tried so many moisturizers over the years that have turned my skin red and flaky and awful), so that’s always a major concern of mine and these passed the test! I will be saving them to take with me on vacation and can see myself repurchasing them in the future.
Ebates: I received a voucher for Ebates and have not used it yet, but the idea sounds intriguing. I don’t think I do enough online shopping for it to be worth it, but I may pass it on to my mother or someone else.
Harvest Snaps: These crunchy snacks made from peas are supposed to be a better alternative to potato chips. I am a potato-holic and I dislike peas, so these poor guys didn’t stand a chance with my taste buds. I actually didn’t hate them! They tasted like dried split pea soup and were a bit bland. I think to be truly competitive with potato chips they need a little something else in the flavor department. The amount of salt was good though, they weren’t overloaded with it. If you like peas, you should try them! I applaud their efforts, I know I wasn’t the right person to try them.
Yogi Tea: I was sent two teas to try: Soothing Rose Hibiscus Skin Detox and Honey Lavender Stress Relief. I am incredibly picky about my teas and I was not able to choke down more than half a cup of both of these. The Rose Hibiscus tea was much too floral for my tastes, I prefer fruity teas and dessert-y teas (I can survive some herbal teas too). I like the concept, but there is no way having clear skin is worth sipping that every day. The Honey Lavender tea gave me the same issue; I love the scent of lavender, but am not too fond of it as a taste. It did relax me, but I am not sure if that was due to the specific ingredients or the fact that I was generally sipping a warm beverage.
Whew. If you made it through all that, you deserve a medal! Overall, this box was pretty hit-and-miss for me, but I am glad I got the opportunity to try these things. I will definitely be using the polish, wipes, and mascara. Considering it was free (well, in exchange for my opinion but I am always happy to give my opinion on things), I really cannot complain. Thanks for sticking with me and let me know if you’ve tried any of this stuff out!
I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.