Are you looking for new products to try this winter? I’m always looking for new products- both beauty and fashion- to try out. That’s a big reason for the success of the subscription boxes. We love to sample things to find out what works best for each of us. So when I received the latest Rakuten Bonus Box filled with amazing products, I knew I had to do a review. Now, this isn’t just any box. This box is the real deal, filled with products from major players in the beauty and fashion industries.
Here’s my 9 Buzz-Worthy Products To Try This Winter!
WHAT IS THE RAKUTEN BONUS BOX & HOW CAN YOU QUALIFY?
What is the bonus box? It’s basically a present that Rakuten Marketing puts together- using some of their best advertiser’s products- and sends to 50 bloggers each quarter of the year. But for my fellow bloggers, we all know it’s more than just a gift; it’s an opportunity to sample some amazing products!
So, how can you qualify? Simply join their Link Share Affiliate Program! All you have to do is sign up to be considered but they only choose 50 bloggers each quarter, so there’s always a chance that you won’t get selected or at least not right away.
[a JCPenney gift card was also included with this box & will likely be reviewed after I receive the product]
HALOGEN SILK SKINNY SCARF- NORDSTROM
I love the Halogen brand at Nordstrom! Every time I turn around, I’m adding one of their products to my Friday Favorites collection. This scarf couldn’t have come at a better time because I’ve been looking for something just like this! These thin, 70’s style scarves are really in style right now and there are so many different ways that you can wear it. You can wear it as just a regular scarf like the model, but I’m planning on using it to turn my blouses into bow blouses. Bow blouses are such a big trend and it’s one of my favorites but rather than running out to buy one, I can simply add this scarf to some of my work wear.
Stay tuned because I’m going to write another post where I show you how to wear this scarf several different ways. Get it here: Halogen Silk Skinny Scarf.
TOPSHOP SMOKEY EYE PALETTE IN ENIGMA
- Compact with a minimalist design
- 4 colors that vary in shade & style; 2 matte and 2 shiny
- Mirror and application brush included
- Step by step instruction booklet included
THE LIMITED SIMPLY MODERN EAU DE PARFUM ROLLERBALL SET
AHAVA PURIFYING MUD MASK (TRAVEL SIZE)
- Apply generously, avoiding eye area
- After 2 minutes, rinse thoroughly
Some of these products have all kinds of steps but this one couldn’t be more straight forward. Plus, it did its job! After using it, my skin felt so much smoother and softer. It was seriously amazing! Get it here: AHAVA Purifying Mud Mask.
L.L. BEAN KATAHDIN POM HAT
NOONI DEEP WATER THERAPY FACIAL CREAM
PONY EFFECT STAY FIT MATTE LIP COLOR
BONVIVANT BOTANICAL PURE MASK
OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS OCC STAINED GLOSS
*This is considered a sponsored post because I received this box as a gift from Rakuten Marketing and was asked to write an honest review. Please know that every word in this review is 100% honest and isn’t at all influenced by my relationship with Rakuten Marketing or any of these fabulous brands. In order to create a quality environment here on The Closet by Christie, I turn down about 98% of the sponsored post requests that I receive.
How do I decide what makes the cut? When I do receive a gift via mail, I only review the products that I liked and that a lot of other people liked. When vetting a product, I try it myself and immediately write what I thought about it. I then perform a thorough Google search to see if other people liked it, too. Why? While I might like a product, I want to ensure it has a lot of other positive reviews because not everyone is exactly like me and this website isn’t about me; it’s about you.