Thursday, October 5, 2017

Good morning, babes! Today, I'll be sharing what's inside the newest Rakuten Affiliate Network Bonus Box - Bloomingdale's Edition! Rakuten is the affiliate network I work with and a few times a year they send out these amazing boxes filled with the latest beauty goodies. This one is a special edition Bloomingdale's box featuring luxury beauty products from the store. I'm so thankful to receive one and be able to share them with you guys. Let's check out what's inside!

What's in the box?

  • Trish McEvoy Skin Cleansing Water ($49) - You really can't go wrong with a cleansing water to take your makeup off. In fact, ever since micellar water came out, it's all I ever use. They're super lightweight and never irritate my face. Except for this one. Ugh. I wasn't a huge fan of it, guys. It's heavily perfumed for one which I don't normally mind but it kind of irritated my eyes and I'm wondering if that's the reason why. I kind of feel like for $49, you can just stock up on normal drugstore micellar water.
  • Personal Microderm ($159) - At first glance, this little guy can look intimidating - and believe me, I was - but it's pretty easy to use! The PMD is an at-home microderm treatment tool that'll give you the same results as an in-office session, without ever leaving your house! I have only tried this once (and was totally white-knuckled the whole time because I was so nervous) but I'm thrilled with how easy it is to use. Simply choose which disc (each one has a different "finish" like coarse, etc.) and away you go. It sucks while it exfoliates which is the craziest sensation but I like it! My skin felt smoother after the first try.
  • Kiehls Calendula and Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque ($45) - This mama was in need of a good face mask! This mask is formulated with aloe vera and calendula petals to soothe and hydrate the skin, giving it a healthy glow. I haven't tried this one out yet but I've been reading reviews and almost all of them are amazing.
  • Kiehls Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner ($20) - I am super picky about my shampoos. They need to be moisturizing (but not too moisturizing because of my thin hair), clarifying (because hi, hello, dry shampoo all day, errday!) and smells good. The Kiehls Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner surprisingly hits all of these. When I think of a shampoo/conditioner combo, I automatically think that it's going to be way too heavy for my hair, but it's very lightweight and left my hair feeling soft. I'm not sure if I will repurchase but as of right now, it's my go-to.
  • Viktor & Rolf Bon Bon ($165) - Okay, so this is the cutest bottle ever. I just wish I liked the scent enough to use it. Key notes are: caramel, mandarin, orange blossom - mixed with jasmine, cedarwood and sandalwood. These are usually all my favorite scents but I just wasn't feeling this one.
  • Sisley Paris Phyto-Eye Twist in Topaze ($50) - My first time ever trying a Sisley Paris product and I'm super impressed! The Phyto-Eye Twist is in Topaze is a gorgeous, super-pigmented cream eye pencil that blends like a dream. 
  • Wei Stress-Relieving Mask + Express Glow Illuminating Mask ($12 each) - At $12 a pop, these are definitely masks I can see myself re-purchasing! The Stress-Relieving Mask is made with Mung Bean which helps nurture, calm and cool the skin. The Express Glow Illuminating Mask contains rice to cleanse and give your skin a nice glow from within. 
  • Clinique Fresh Pressed 7-Day System ($27) - Better skin in a week? Sign me up! This super-simple two step system's main ingredient is vitamin c for super hydration. The first step is taking the powder cleanser (say what!?), add some water to your hands and create a lather and then massage onto your face (just watch out for your eyes!). Leave on for about a minute, wash off and move onto the next step. The next step is a booster. I remember using something like this with Paula's Choice and loved it. You mix the powder with the emulsion to create an elixir of sorts that you can mix into your moisturize. Love it!
  • Guerlain Mon Guerlain Parfum ($94) - If luxury had a smell, this would totally be it. With key notes of jasmine, lavender and vanilla, this Angelina Jolie-inspired perfume is feminine and sweet with a sensual undertone. The packaging is simple and beautiful and I'm pretty sure my mom took this home with her!
Overall, my favorites in this box were the Kiehls Calendula and Aloe Vera Hydration Masque, the Wei masks and the Clinique Fresh Pressed 7 Day System! What were your favorites?