Sunday, February 10, 2013

Influenster - Palmolive Fresh Infusions

Today I have an exciting product to share with you, along with some nail art to make it even more exciting! I was lucky enough to try out some Palmolive dish soap through Influenster. Then of course, I had to do nail art to match it! So brace yourselves, this post is a little more picture-heavy than usual.

I received three scents for review: ginger white tea, lemon thyme, and lime basil. At first glance, the packaging is very attractive. I like how the bottles aren't the "normal" dish soap shape, and the labels are very simple but pretty.

I love the bottle art! This is what inspired me to do nail art to go along with it. The lemon and lime bottles are quite obvious what the scent is, while the ginger white tea one is a little more subtle since it's not a picture of a ginger root, though the flower makes it very appealing. 

As for my experience with this product: I love it! And I'm being honest when I say that. Being a nail blogger, I have to take extra care of my hands, fingers, cuticles, and nails so they can look nice for photos. While using this dish soap for over a month, I never had a problem with overly dry skin after use. 

But I wouldn't say it was exactly moisturizing either. My hands did feel a tad dry after washing lots of dishes, but I suppose that is expected with any dish soap that breaks down oils along with using hot water. But my hands weren't visibly dry or flaky. I didn't mind it, and it was nothing that wouldn't go away quickly after washing dishes. 

As for performance, the product did a wonderful job. The Palmolive Fresh Infusions dish soaps are concentrated, so a little goes a long way. It broke down grease and oils from pots and pans, but also left glasses and Pyrex spotless. The bottles are 16 fl oz (1 pt) so they're quite large. Over my month of using them, I barely put a dent in any of them. About a quarter-sized spot on my sponge was enough for an evening's dishes - and my boyfriend and I cook a lot. 

As for the scents, I quite like all of them. I would have to say that the ginger white tea one is my favorite. You definitely smell a hint of ginger without it being overpowering. The lemon thyme one is my second favorite, since I love lemon and citrus scents. The lime basil one was a bit of a letdown. I'm usually fond of lime scented dish soaps, but this one is a little too sweet. It smells more like a lime freeze-pop to me than actual limes. I didn't even really smell basil or anything else beyond that. 

As for my nail art, I figured I'd share some details on that quickly! I was inspired by the gorgeous bottles and by a design that Nail Art by Pink did. I based three nails off of the bottle designs, and then did a sponge gradient with the three main colors. I started off by using Sally Hansen Parrot, Ulta Sun-Sational, and Elf Coral Dream. I then free-handed the designs using nail art polishes. I tried to make one match each label to the best of my ability and color selection.

Final thoughts on Palmolive Fresh Infusions dish soap: 
  • I like this product, I will be buying more, and I would recommend it! 
  • It's concentrated and cleaned every greasy pot perfectly, but also left glassware spotless. 
  • The scents are amazing, especially the ginger white tea and lemon thyme ones. The lime basil one is a bit sweet smelling, so beware if you're typically a lime fan. 
  • The bottles are a nice design. They are attractive and easy to squeeze.
  • They are very affordable! Walmart currently sells this product for $2.96. Other retailers probably sell it for about the same price. 

All in all, I'm glad I got to try this product out and share it with you all! I'm also glad I got to do some fun nail art to go along with it.

This product was sent for review, courtesy of Influenster. As always, I only offer my honest opinion. 


  1. This is pretty much my favorite mani everrr. Likely going to inspire my cruise mani in May. <3


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