A few weeks ago I received this impressive box featuring some beauty products that are currently available at Bloomingdale’s. Anyone a fan of that store? I wish I could be, because the store is so fancy…but unfortunately the nearest one is almost 3 hours away. 🙁 Thank God for online shopping, am I right?!
One of the affiliate programs I am a part of, Ratuken Affiliate Network (RAN), reached out to me a few weeks ago to see if I would like to try some highend picks from Bloomingsdale’s. I had no idea what would be coming within the box, but I was excited. If it was coming from Bloomingdale’s, I knew it would be good!
Bloomingdale’s Picks for this Fall
I feel like fragrance is really difficult to “review” because everyone has different preferences when it comes to scents. And I am horrible at description, haha. But I’ll give it a try!
This Eau de Toilette is lovely. They’ve literally taken my two favorite scents — citrus and wood — and mixed it with a scent that I like in moderation — floral — to create my “ideal” fragrance. The lasting power of this is wonderful, too. The first day I used this I spritz some on my sleeve and I caught whiffs of it all day. It was very nice — definitely strong in the beginning, which is good, but within 10-15 minutes it “settled” into the perfect perfume strength. IMO. 🙂
As you can see from the title this eyeshadow is meant to be a pressed glitter product. I am not the biggest fan of glitter (I prefer my mattes, we all know this, haha!) but I do enjoy playing with them on occasion. I found this very beautiful and lovely on the eyes. It was hard to photograph because there is almost no color to this shadow — it’s just jam-packed with sparkle! 🙂 I like that this is pressed, making it a lot easier to work with.
Personally, this would not my first choice if I were to purchase from the Bobbi Brown line, but I can’t deny that this is a nice shadow for a glitter. I think my favorite thing is that this pressed glitter doesn’t feel rough or chunky. It’s very smooth, which is rare in a glitter-type-eyeshadow. At least in my experience.
Clinique designed this clay mask for all skin types, which is great! As far as the ‘scrub’ aspect to this mask, it’s very gentle. I wish I could speak to the effectiveness of the mask, but being that it’s a skincare item and I’ve only used it twice I can’t give you a lot of insight.
I can say, though, that my skin was freaking out this month after trying a heavily-fragranced mask. I had several rather big zits that were pretty angry on my face when I used this mask out for the first time. And I am very happy to see that not only do I not have any new breakouts, but my skin has calmed down, too. Will definitely continue to use — follow me on Snapchat if you want to stay in-the-know of how this works over time!
I am completely new to this brand, but I liked the concept of having a muslin cloth to help you cleansing, exfoliating, and improve skin circulation all at the same time. I am not sure if this brand is “all natural”, but this cleanser most definitely has that type of smell to it. A very herbal, so if you don’t like that…you’ve been warned, lol. I found this mask very effective in removing my makeup — all except my mascara. I liked that I didn’t feel like I had to follow this with a regular, gentle cleanser to remove the balm. It washed away easily with water and this muslin cloth.
I will say that the price scares me — I honestly don’t think I will be repurchasing this product. But if you can afford to spend money on skincare this is a nice product. Only time will tell the long-term benefits of using this cleanser.
If you’ve been reading my recent post, then you know I’ve stopped using eyelash curlers. But for the sake of being thorough and informative, I did test this out. I liked how light weight this is and it felt very gentle on my eye. My last eyelash curler was a $1 one from ELF and I could definitely feel a difference in quality. I wouldn’t go so far to say that it curled my lashes any better than the ELF one…maybe a little bit…but it was certainly a more luxurious experience. 🙂
One big con I had with this product, however, was that if I wasn’t carefully to keep the sides of this eyelash curler away from my skin, it would pinch me as I started squeezing it closed. I realize that not all face shapes are the same. But for me, I found it a challenge to be able to get to the base of my lashes and not pinch my skin as I curled them.
And that’s everything in my RAN bonus box from Bloomingdale’s. Overall, I am so happy with everything I got. Are you familiar with any of the brands mentioned above? Let me know what I should try out next! <3
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