Fun fact: Influenster is real.
One night I was browsing Instagram and saw a hashtag for #influenster. Insomnia and curiosity got the best of me so I did a google search and signed up.
I ended up falling asleep after I made my account, linked my social media platforms and answered some interest questions called “snaps” and then completely forgot about it.
About a week and a half later I got an email asking me if I’d like to review a Shea Moisture box. Uhhhh heck yes I do!
I’m not sure if this is like a random lottery or what (my lucky streak did not prove to last for the powerball drawing, just saying) but either way I was pumped and can say that I genuinely loved everything I got.
You’re supposed to give an honest review (no, you don’t have to have a blog to do it) so if I hated anything, I’d be encouraged to say so. LOL
But I genuinely loved these products and will be rebuying most of these babies.
What I got: SheaMoisture Voxbox 🌴 🌺
🌿Coconut & Hibiscus Curl and Shine Shampoo
🌿Coconut & Hibiscus Curl and Shine Conditioner
🌿 Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
🌿 Coconut & Hibiscus Radiant Mud Mask
🌿Coconut & Hibiscus Foaming Milk and Body Wash
🌿 Coconut & Hibiscus Shea Butter Lip Balm
🌿Coconut & Hibiscus On-the-Go Conditioning Hair Fragrance
🌿 100% Coconut Oil and Organic Shea Butter All-Over Hydration Body Lotion
Curl & Shine Shampoo + Conditioner
I’m kicking myself for not taking a prettier picture before these bad boys got beat up LOL clearly these got a lot of love!! 😬🤣
I had tried this same combo in the past and it just didn’t wow me. However, the smell is incredible so I started using the shampoo along with Shea Moisture’s Castor Oil Leave-in Conditioner. My sister-in-law told me she heard on the radio that Shea Moisture recently reformulated their products and I can 100% vouche for that. I can feel a difference using the combination, my hair is left so silky and soft and my curls completely came to life afterwards. My waves really loved this set and stayed bouncy, soft, but defined, the scent is so beautiful, (it says coconut and hibiscus but it reminds me of juicy pineapples and tropical vacations) lol which I loveee🌴 💛🌿✨
Curl Enhancing Smoothie
This stuff is gold. No greasy leftover residue, no crunchy curls, no stickiness. They nailed this formula and I’m excited to continue using this, especially as my hair grows out and my curls come more to life.
Radiant Mud Mask
The mud mask definitely brightened my skin as promised but it also stung going on so I probably won’t be buying that one again (I’m partial to their african black soap one anyway 🙃)
It is a grayish white clay mask made of detoxing kaolin clay and other nutritive oils and minerals with a mild scent that matches the rest of the coconut and hibiscus line (😍👌🏽🌺🌸🌼)
Illuminating Foaming Milk and Body Wash
Wow, this stuff. 👏🏽 Listen, this bottle got a lot of love, good to the last drop and that’s why it looks like this now 😂
I didn’t have high expectations because body wash is body wash. I kind of expected it to be just like the shampoo but it offers its own special benefits. This offers a rich and creamy lather and works well as a shaving cream for a smooth and close shave that leaves your skin nourished and hydrated. I almost didn’t even put lotion on afterwards because my skin felt so soft. It smells like juicy pineapples and tropical vacations lol I’m serious. I’m half tempted to use it as a shampoo to see if it makes my hair just as silky as my skin. My son have used it to make a bubble bath and it was also lovely that way ☺️🛀💛✨
Shea Butter Lip Balm
This lip balm is ultra hydrating and resembles the same texture as Vaseline, except without the toxic mineral oil. It leaves a dewy shine without feeling sticky on your lips and keeps them hydrated for a long time. It doesn’t have a strong fragrance either whatsoever, which I actually appreciate. I have been using it every day before bed and sometimes over lip liner as a gloss.
On-the-Go Conditioning Hair Fragrance
The hair fragrance DID work well (note: it could be a little heavy for ladies with thinner locks) but it wasn’t something I grabbed for often truly since my hair held the scent of the shampoo and conditioner for so long, even without washing it for a couple of days. I used the spray more as a hydrating serum for my ends which was a great alternative 💁🏽 This smells just as lovely, tropical and uplifting as the rest of the line and has a silky (somewhat greasy but not heavy for my hair type) feel to it. It will give you a fresh “just-washed” scent while nourishing your hair and scalp. It has some ingredients that have natural antibacterial properties which is great.
The only thing I would change about this product would be the Isopropyl Myristate ingredient and a couple other ingredients, which are synthetic oils that can be irritating to some and can clog pores.
I will say; however, Shea Moisture is extremely transparent about their ingredients and encourages consumers to test small areas before regular use. Although I won’t be buying this particular product in the future for personal use, (mostly because I don’t have a high need for it) because of their willingness to allow consumers to make informed choices based on their needs, I completely respect the company and will absolutely continue buying their more natural selections that I have learned to love. I totally get that it’s hard to make perfume-like products without the use of some synthetic.
100% Coconut Oil and Organic Shea Butter All-Over Hydration Body Lotion
I really like this lotion for my hands. It feels so creamy and has such a delcious scent that my husband really likes. I don’t find that it offers long lasting hydration for my legs and body, but it isn’t drying either. Personally, I generally reach for body creams and butters that have a heavier feel to them for longer lasting hydration but this is great to carry in your purse for a quick does of moisture.
So that’s it! All in lol I’m happy I gave Influenster a try. Even if I never win another box, it was fun and I got some pretty awesome products from one of my favorite brands.
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And of course, if you have any questions getting started, don’t hesitate to reach out! ☺️💛🌿✨
*I received these products complimentary for reviewing purposes only but as always, all opinions are my own.