I promise there is a giveaway at the end.
When Everstride offered products for review on Twitter, I knew I had to get in on this! I e-mailed Team Everstride and they shipped me a box of products to try right away (for the record, this is the fastest I have ever received products for review, I think it took 3 days max). The box included:
The first thing I tried was the Cooling Muscle Balm because I was in the midst of my piriformis injuries. I would rub it all over my derriere and go to work. As Emily observed, I had a tingly secret.
I’ll be honest, this is probably my least favorite of the products that Everstride sent me. There’s nothing wrong with it, it just didn’t seem that different from the Icy-Hot roll-on I already own. If it was cheaper, I might consider throwing it in with my order, but at $16.50 and only being available online, I can’t see myself buying this. That being said, I’ll definitely use it up because it’s a good product.
The next thing I tried was actually the Facial Defense. I used it in place of my normal morning moisturizer. It’s very thick and creamy, so I thought it would make me breakout. Surprisingly, it didn’t bother my extremely sensitive skin at all.
My only complaint with this product is that it doesn’t have SPF. My normal morning moisturizer is SPF 15, which I actually think is too low. I would probably replace my Origins moisturizer with this if it had sunscreen, but since it doesn’t I’ll probably use it up and move on. I love the way this feels on my skin, though and it gives my skin a nice dewy look without being greasy. It retails for $16.50.
I finally got around to trying the Anti Chafing Sports Stick next. I LOVE this product! It is WAY less greasy than BodyGlide and I think it has less of an odor. This stays on for my entire run but washes right off in the shower.
At $15.99, I believe this is a bit more expensive than BodyGlide, but totally worth it to me! I will be ordering this from now on for all my chafing needs (so gross). It also seems like it will last me forever. I just wish they also had a mini size that I could keep in my belt during half marathons and really long runs.
Finally is my absolute favorite product, the Pro Therapy Foot Treatment. I have disgusting feet, but I never really bothered with lotion because I am lazy and I didn’t feel like my body lotion did anything for my feet. I was getting close to cracked heels and the skin was actually peeling off the bottom of my feet (don’t judge me, haters) before this stuff showed up.
I am in love. I now refuse to leave my house in the morning without putting this stuff on. Foot cream is definitely a luxury for a poor graduate student, but at $18.99 for a good size bottle, I’m sure I’ll manage to scrounge up the money. I still have plenty of everything left and I’ve had the products for at least a month (it’s been so long, I kind of forgot when I got them).
Wow, did you get through all of that? I always worry product reviews are boring for you all. If that’s the case, do let me know. Anywhoodle, Everstride is available online only. Because I think you are all peachy keen, Everstride gave me a discount code for my readers, so if you decide to buy anything use the code “happyfeet”. Personally, I’m eyeing up the chafe stick/foot treatment combo pack, but that’s just me.
Michael at Everstride also said I could giveaway a foot treatment to one of my awesome readers! To enter:
Check out the Everstride shop and tell me which of their products most interests you.
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Tweet about this giveaway (make sure to include @runningonwords and @ever_stride)
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Guess where the chafe mark pictured above occurred. +2 if you get it right.
Giveaway will close on Tuesday, August 9 at 6 PM.
PS: This is another really bad week for me, so I may not be around a lot. I plan to catch up on all your blogs as soon as I can. Thanks for your patience, I’m really enjoying your comments in my few spare moments at work!
ETA: FTC Disclaimer – Everstride provided me the above mentioned products for free for reviewing purposes.