Moving away from the geeky unboxings for a moment, today I want to share my experience thus far with a little brand called “Laneige”.
Recently I received a campaign “vox box” from Influenster and Laneige, and I was pretty interested to see what it was all about. Right off the bat, Laneige is a brand of skin care products that is sold through Sephora, which struck my interest right away because I have never purchased anything from Sephora. I’ve heard lots of great things about their brands and multitude of beauty products, but I don’t have one nearby and I hate spending a lot of money on beauty products without knowing if they’re going to be any good for me, so I was definitely on board when Influenster invited me into the Laneige campaign.
So, first of all, I have to share this line: “I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes”. Second, I’m going to go ahead and share my unboxing video so that you can actually hear me talking about the products. Check it out:
Okay, so now that we’ve all be introduced to the products, the real question is how has my experience been with the “Water Sleeping Mask” that I received?
Well guys, I have to say that so far I am genuinely loving it. I was a little bit iffy at first because the idea of wearing a mask all night in bed sounded horrifying. I figured I’d look like a monster with some kind of paste all over my face, and that by the time morning came 90% of it will have rubbed off all over my pillow. But I am happy to report that I couldn’t have been more wrong. Right off the bat, although the mask has a bluish tint to it, it goes on very clear, so by the time I’ve covered my face in it you can’t even tell that it’s there, except for a little bit of a shiny sheen. Even better, after about five minutes or so the mask has completely dried into my skin. I can still feel that it’s there, but it doesn’t rub off at all. There has been, thus far, zero residue left on my pillowcases. So as far as application goes, the product gets two thumbs up right out of the gate.
The next thing I have to talk about is the scent, because that’s a huge part of the appeal of this product. The mask is infused with orange flower, rose, and sandalwood, which are scents that help to lull you to sleep. I can’t honestly say whether they’ve really helped me sleep or not, because I have sleep problems anyway, but what I can tell you is that I personally find the scent to be heavenly. I would honestly wear this mask at night just for the scent. In fact, even though you’re only supposed to use it 2-3 times a week, I used it a few days in a row at first because I was so enamored with the scent. Obviously this is going to be a reaction that’s individual to the person (my husband thought it smelled like stinky perfume), but all I can really tell you is that I love it.
So application is a breeze, it doesn’t make a mess in bed, and the scent is divine. In the morning you rinse it off and go about your day. Where does that leave us? Well, I don’t know that I’ve used it enough times to really judge yet, but I do feel like it is doing a great job with my skin so far. I have noticed that my face seems to be a little smoother and brighter; I even skipped foundation for a few of my YouTube videos because I didn’t feel that I needed it, and that sounds like a good sign to me! I plan to use the mask the recommended 2-3 times per week until the bottle is empty so that I’ll have given it a real, fair trial, but my initial reaction is that this is a really nice product that seems to be accomplishing what it sets out to do. In fact, using it has made me really wish that I had the other three products in the line so that I could test them all out at once!
So, in conclusion, what do I think? I think it’s great. I’m really enjoying using it, and I would definitely recommend checking out the line if you’ve got a Sephora near you. I can’t speak for the other three products, but the Sleeping Water Mask seems like a lovely product that lives up to its claims, and for how slowly the bottle is going down for me the price definitely sounds reasonable. A huge thanks to Influenster and Laneige for allowing me to test it out! I can definitely see myself repurchasing if I get the chance!