Hey Beauty Lovers!
It’s been a long while since my last post, so I figured it would be fun to show you the PR packages I received in Q1 (January-March).
As a beauty blogger, I get sent quite a few products every month. I haven’t been as active on my blog and social media, so I received fewer packages than normal. However, I am really happy that I am sent products even when I suck as an “influencer”.
In this post, I will be using affiliate links. This means that I may receive a small commission for each sale made via my link. Using affiliate links helps me provide more content for my blog, so I really appreciate all your help!
Ok, let’s see what came for me these last few months…
Q1 PR Packages
Dermalogica Powerbright Overnight Cream ($82)- I have been wanting to try Dermalogica products for a while, so I was excited to get the Powerbright Overnight Cream. I was sent this night cream via Octoly. I was required to post a review on the Dermalogica website in exchange for a free full-sized product.
Dr. Zenovia January PR Package- I am sent two Dr. Zenovia products every month. In January, I was sent the Peptide + Ceramide Repairing Moisturizer ($79) and the Acne Solutions System ($35). I have used both of these before, and I must say that they are fantastic! I am not required to post a review of these to stay on the PR list.
Dermalogica Awaken Peptide Eye Gel ($56)- I also received the Awaken Peptide Eye Gel from Dermalogica. It was sent via Octoly and I was required to post a review to the Dermalogica website in exchange for the full-sized product.
Monica Vinader PR Package- As a Monica Vinader influencer, I am sent free jewelry in exchange for Instagram posts promoting their products. I am able to choose the pieces that I am sent. I chose the Riva Hoop Cocktail Ring ($275) and the Corda Fine Chain Friendship Bracelet ($135). I love both pieces so much! These made a nice addition to my Monica Vinader collection.
107 Squalane Cuddle Sheet Masks ($26 for 5 masks)- As a sheet mask addict, I was very excited to get these Squalane Cuddle sheet masks from 107 Skincare. I got these via Octoly and I was required to review them on my Instagram page.
Wishtrend Q1 PR Package- As a Wishtrend affiliate, I am allowed to choose 3 products from their website to review each quarter. I am required to post a minimum of 1 Instagram review, but I usually post a review for each product separately. For my Q1 products, I chose the elmt Advanced Calming Solution ($20), the I’m From Mugwort Cream ($32), and the I’m From Mugwort Mask ($35). I absolutely love these products! My review will be coming soon!
Boxycharm January Base Box ($27.99/month)- I am so fortunate to have gotten myself on the Boxycharm PR list! They send me the Base Box every month and I am required to post a photo on Instagram showing the products I received. I absolutely love this box, and I honestly think that the box is worth the price!
SweetChef Fresh Pressed Sheet Masks ($3.50 each)- I was sent the Beet + Vitamin A, Celery + Hyaluronic Acid, and Ginger + Vitamin C masks via Octoly. I was required to review the Celery + Hyaluronic Acid mask on the SweetChef website. I have used the first two so far, and they were fantastic! I will be posting a review on the blog after I try them all, so stay tuned.
Boxycharm February Base Box ($27.99/month)- Another great Boxycharm Base Box! The Clara’s New York Stimulating Retinol Face Serum is a repeated item, so I decided to give it to my sister-in-law. She loves it as much as I do! You can see my Instagram post here.
Boxycharm March Base Box ($27.99/month)- No repeats in my March Base Box! I love getting Luxie brushes, so I was super excited to see this pretty light blue set. I was also happy to see the Korres Santorini Grape Velvet Skin Drink ($48). I love everything from Korres, they make amazing skincare! You can see my Instagram post here.
BellaJade PR Package- This brand reached out to me via email and asked if I would review two of their products. I took a look at their website and Instagram page, and I decided to give them a try. I was sent their Turmeric Clay Mask ($19.95) and their Cleansing Balm ($16.95) in exchange for an Instagram review. I will be posting my review soon!
Yensa Super Silk Serum Foundation ($45)- Another great product that I received via Octoly. I was required to post a review to my Instagram page in exchange for a free foundation. I absolutely love this foundation! It is super lightweight and has full coverage! I highly recommend checking this one out.
Innisfree Dewy Glow Jelly Cream ($25)- Another product sent via Octoly. I was required to post a review on the Sephora website in exchange for a full-sized product. This Jelly Cream has a super interesting texture that is hard to describe. I love how hydrating it was for my combination skin, and I highly recommend it!
Tatcha The Clarifying Clay Mask ($70)- I was sent this super luxurious mask via Octoly. I was required to post a review to Sephora in exchange for a full-sized mask. I loved it so much that it made it into my March Skincare Favorites post on Instagram. If you can, I recommend getting this mask!
Milk Makeup Rise Mascara ($28)- Another product that I was sent via Octoly! I get a lot from Octoly, I highly recommend the platform. This full-sized mascara was sent to me in exchange for a review on the Sephora website. I honestly love this mascara! I have been using it for the last month non-stop and I may have to purchase another one soon. You need this mascara in your life, trust me!
Hue Calm PR Package- This brand reached out to me via email. They asked me to choose two products from a very long list. I really like when brands ask me which products I want to review. I chose the Coconut Moisturizing Cleansing Balm ($16.89) and a box of the Cica Soothing Masks ($15.89 for 10 sheet masks). I haven’t tried these yet, but I am required to post my first impressions to Instagram next week. Keep an eye on my page for my thought on these two products!
FaceGym Electro-Lite Gel Cleanser ($38)- I received this cleanser via Octoly in exchange for a Sephora review. I don’t usually purchase cleansers that cost more than $20, but I actually really loved this one from FaceGym. It gently exfoliates the skin and it is safe to use daily. I typically use this cleanser after my workout and I have been really happy with the results.
Neogen Extra Tinted Edgeliner ($22)- Another product that I received via Octoly. I was required to post a review to my Instagram page in exchange for this full-sized eyeliner. I am terrible at applying winged liner, but this one makes liquid liner application super easy! I like to use the thin edge since I prefer a thinner line, but there is also a flat edge for those of you that like a thicker liner. I think this liner is great for makeup beginners!
Olaplex No. 0 and No. 3 Duo- I was sent this duo via Octoly in exchange for a Sephora review. I am so happy that I was able to try out the new No. 0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment ($28). This product is supposed to prime the hair for the No. 3 Hair Repair Perfector ($28 for the full-sized product), so I’m happy that they sent me a sample of this one along with No. 0. If you have damaged hair, this duo is a must for you! It literally repaired my hair with one use! I will be posting a review of this duo soon, so follow me on Instagram.
Dr. Zenovia March PR Package- I honestly don’t know what I did with my Dr. Zenovia February PR Package! I have to remember to take photos right away next time. Anyway, in March, I received the Bakuchiol Hydrating Cleanser ($42) and the Retinol Recovery Eye Cream ($64). I have used both of these products in the past and I think they are amazing! I will be posting an anti-aging routine featuring Dr. Zenovia products soon, so keep an eye on my Instagram stories for an update!
Carter+Jane Postpick ($28)- Carter+Jane reached out to me via email and asked me to review their newly launched product on my Instagram page. The Postpick spray is supposed to be applied after picking at a pimple. I think the concept is super unique and I am really excited to try it! You know how hard it is to prevent picking!
Farmacy 10% Waterless Vitamin C Serum ($50)- Another high-end product that was sent to me via Octoly. I love getting my hands on new launches, so I was super excited to get the new 10% Waterless Vitamin C Serum from Farmacy. I love Farmacy skincare, so I knew that I would like this serum. I was required to post a Sephora review for this campaign. I honestly loved this serum! It made my skin glow without any irritation. Another must-have from Farmacy!
Wishtrend #TeamDully PR Package ($96.60)- Another perk of being a Wishtrend Affiliate; I get to review their new launches! This amazing set of skincare products helps fix dull-looking skin. You get 6 full-sized products + 5 sheet masks! I have already used most of these products, and let me tell you, the glow is real! If you are looking for a full routine that will help give you that k-beauty glow, I recommend this set from Wishtrend.
I was sent 23 PR packages last quarter. That’s definitely less than usual, but I am still happy to be sent PR every month.
I know that some of you are wondering how to start getting PR and monetizing your own beauty blog. Let me know in the comments if you want me to write a detailed post with all the details of jump-starting a successful beauty blog.
I’m looking forward to sharing my Q2 (April-June) PR packages in July. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram so you don’t miss any posts!
Before You Go
Don’t miss any of my posts, enter your email here to receive my weekly newsletter. You can also find this form by clicking the Subscribe option from the drop-down list at the top of this page. By signing up, you will opt-in to receive a maximum of one email a week with links to my latest blog posts.
Check out my latest Instagram post here: