UNBOXING: Rakuten Q4 RAN Bonus Box 2016

I was recently chosen by Rakuten to receive a special box filled with fun beauty and fashion goodies from a handful of select brands that they partnered up with this season. If you don't know who they are, Rakuten is an affiliate network that helps build relationships between brands and publishers (bloggers)! I'm so excited to show you guys the collection of products included inside the box, and many of them are from new brands I was lucky enough to discover. So let's get right in to the unboxing! :)


This ultra-pigmented lipstick applies creamy and dries to a long-lasting matte finish that won't overly dry out your lips like traditional matte lipstick formulas! 

If you're a frequent reader of my blog, then you already know that I'm obsessed with Memebox since they carry a huge selection of Korean makeup and skincare at affordable prices. It's my go-to spot to get my K-beauty fix!

The Pony Effect Stay Fit Matte Lip Color is one of my favorite formulas for a matte lipstick - it's creamy, lightweight, easy to apply, long-lasting and non-drying! It's literally everything I could want in a liquid lipstick. Not to mention the absolutely beautiful packaging with rose gold cap!

#So Good is a muted orchid shade that manages to draw attention to the lips without being over the top.

It's definitely one of my top favorites from the entire line. I did a full review and swatched all 10 Stay Fit Matte Lip Colors, so click HERE to check it out!

Memebox also included in a Bonvivant Botanical Pure Mask in Adenosine + Acai and a mini Nooni Deep Water Therapy Facial #Balancing Cream! I'm a huge fan of the Bonvivant sheet masks because they're ultra thin and made of 100% eucalyptus derived fibers that cling onto the skin and don't budge. This particular mask contains Adenosine which re-energizes the skin while Acai Extract provides the skin with added antioxidants that strengthen the skin's barrier. Plus, the Bonvivant sheet masks are priced at just $1, so you don't have to break the bank when treating yourself to a spa day!

From some extra discounts off of Memebox, click HERE to save 20% off your FIRST purchase of $25 or more! :)


Everything you need to create the perfect brown smokey eye. The palette includes four complementary colors, complete with an applicator, mirror and handy set-by-step how-to guide.

Topshop is known for their trendy and cool boutique-style clothes and I've been an avid shopper there for years now! They currently have their very own makeup line, which I've been itching to get my hands on, so I'm so glad to be able to try out one of their eyeshadow palettes!

The Smokey Eye Palette comes in a rubberized case with a fun polka dot print on the front that not only feels sturdy, but also looks incredibly chic. It's very compact and the perfect size for traveling with! Included inside the palette is a wide rectangular mirror and a double-ended sponge tip applicator.

Enigma contains a beautiful mixture of browns in various finishes and hues. There are a total of 4 shadows in the palette - 2 have a satin finish, one is shimmery, and the other one is a soft matte. The textures of these eyeshadows are so soft to the touch and blend effortlessly onto the lids. There's not much fall out with any of the shades and all of them have decent pigmentation. It's such a good and versatile palette to have on hand - you can create everyday neutral looks, or vamp it up to a sultry brown smokey eye!

Right to Left: satin champagne beige, satin cool-toned taupe, shimmery warm bronze, soft matte expresso brown


A convenient, airline-approved size Purifying Mud Mask is a unique blend of purifying Dead Sea Mud, minerals and natural extracts. This mask deeply cleans and detoxifies pores for a fresh, even complexion. Absorbs excess oils as it smoothes, soothes and hydrates for radiant complexion.

The Purifying Mud Mask contains a blend of Dead Sea Mud + Water and clays that help absorb excess sebum and unclog pores. I always have a problem with congested pores around my chin and an oily T-zone, but this mask wipes it all away! The thin clay consistency isn't too drying on the skin and once it's removed, my dull skin is left feeling refreshed and revitalized! It gives me a brighter complexion as well as an all-around even skin tone too.

Plus, this is a very quick mask that only takes 2 minutes, so it's perfect for a quick skin pick-me-up!


The OCC Stained Gloss combines the pigment potency of a Lip Tar with a casual glossy finish that is ready-to-wear from its first slick application to the high impact stain it leaves behind. The Nomad Stained Gloss is 100% vegan and cruelty free.

I'm happy to admit that I discovered one of my new favorite lip products! The OCC Stained Gloss in Nomad is described as a gold-laced maroon, however, it does have a slight brownish-plum tone to it. Despite it being a gloss, it applies almost effortlessly and isn't overly stick or uncomfortable on. It has a long-lasting glossy finish that's almost glass-like, but still manages to be highly pigmented! Unfortunately, I didn't notice much of its staining ability, but I'd rather it not tint anyways.

I personally prefer a very sheer lip for my everyday makeup, which I wore above, but this Stained Gloss can be built up from a sheer finish to an opaque metallic lip! A little definitely goes a long way with this one - all I need is a small dot and it's enough to cover my entire lips!


Included in the box was a gift card to JCPenney! I love shopping there mostly because of their Sephora that's located inside (we all know I love makeup) and also because they have everything from clothes, jewelry, and accessories at really affordable prices.

Because I'm such a lip product junkie, I used the gift card to purchase the Nars Mind Game Velvet Lip Glide Set from the Sephora inside JCP. Nars recently launched their Velvet Lip Glides which I've been dying to try, and I'm so glad I picked up this set of 6 shades!

The formula offers highly saturated color with a semi-glossy finish. It's like a mixture between a lipstick and lipgloss because it's super pigmented, but also very comfortable on the lips. The Lip Glide has a pillowy soft texture that glides effortlessly onto the lips providing a long-lasting and hydrating finish. The result? My lips look more supple and plump!


The Shai Soft Touch is Dorco's bestselling women's razor. Referred to as technology for her, the Shai Soft Touch offers dual 3 blades on a multi-flex pivoting head. Every contour of a woman's body is now accessible without having to worry about nicks and cuts.

The Dorco Shai Soft Touch Razor came just in time because I needed a replacement! Is it just me, or are decent razors always expensive (*ahem* I'm looking at you Gilette)? I was pleasantly surprised when taking this out of the box because it looked so fancy and innovative, but the price point of $6.50 made it so affordable! The razor comes with an extra cartridge refill as well as a placeholder that can be suction-cupped onto your shower wall for convenience.

The razor itself is slightly curved and fits perfectly into my hand. There are rubberized grooves all throughout the handle of the razor making it easy to grip and get full control of. The head is the most unique part about this razor though because not only does it contain dual 3 blades (total of 6 blades!), but it also bends in the middle making it fit effortlessly into every contour of the body.

The flexibility helps the razor hug the body as it shaves to give you a close shave every single time. Also included on the head is a moisturizing strip that helps the razor glide onto the skin, as well as a strip containing rubber nubs that help comb the hair out of the way for an even closer shave!

I also received the Shai Soft Touch Cartridge Pack, which comes with 4 cartridge refills... now on sale for only $3.72 (regularly 7.45)! These razors are not only super affordable, but they're some of the best razors I've ever tried.


A collection of exclusive perfumes, effortlessly tailored to the faceted silhouettes of today's modern woman. Created in collaboration with three inspiring female perfumers for the women we love to style.

Besides makeup and skincare, I have a huge love for perfumes and fragrances! The Simply Modern Eau de Parfum Rollerball Set comes with three different fragrances in travel-friendly packaging. These mini bottles are great for keeping in a purse or clutch for use throughout the day!

Luna: Striking yet sensual fragrance that layers bold notes of fresh blood orange with alluring wild orchid and creamy vanilla

Fleur: Captivating yet soft fragrance blending juicy bergamot with romantic magnolia and creamy blonde woods

Belle: Graceful and bright fragrance combining glittering grapefruit, dewy water hyacinth flowers, and sensual cedarwood

Luna is a bolder more alluring fragrance that's elegant enough for a night out or for a date, while Fleur is a soft and romantic floral scent that's good for work, or any occasion. My personal favorite, Belle, is a very fresh and lively fruity scent that has the perfect amount of sweetness without being over-the-top. It's quickly become my signature daily scent!


A 70s-inspired skinny scarf cut from rich, lustrous silk adds instant cool-girl style to any look.

The Halogen Silk Skinny Scarf is hands-down my favorite item out of the whole box. I've been really into the skinny scarf trend, and this one is made of 100% silk! There are only 3 shades available, ivory, pale pink, or black - I received black, which is great because it pairs well with any outfit.

The silk fabric feels so luxurious on the skin and the scarf itself is so well-made, but that's something I've come to expect from Nordstrom! The scarf itself is just the right length and size to double as a self-tie belt as well. I love how this scarf is so versatile yet chic at the same time! It adds an instant trendy vibe to any outfit, whether you're going to work, school, going out at night or on a date.


Express your style in this colorful beanie inspired by our archives. This cozy beanie brings the vibrant scenery of the mountains to your everyday wear. Modern styling makes it an ideal choice that transitions from active pursuits to casual days. 

The Katahdin Pom Hat from L.L.Bean is the perfect accessory for winter! It's a thick and cozy beanie that not only keeps your head warm, but it also is a great style piece for a more relaxed lounging-around look. Scenic mountains are printed in vibrant hues of green, yellow, and red along the main body of the hat while 'L.L.Bean' is printed along the folded edge of the hat, which can also be unfolded for a more slouchy look!


Vestiaire Collective is aimed at offering members a place to buy and sell pre-owned luxury fashion. It provides a truly unique experience where fashion lovers can shop the world's best closets!

The last item in my box was a pamphlet containing a $50 off $350 coupon code for Vestiaire Collective. If you're in the market for some luxury items, definitely check them out!

I personally won't be shelling out $350 (I'm still a college kid after all), but feel free to use coupon code: BBOX50 or GIFTS50 to save $50 off of your purchase!

That's it for the RAN Bonus Box this quarter and I can't thank Rakuten (and Jamie!) enough for letting me try out all these goodies! There was such a fun mixture of new and old brands in this box with products ranging from trendy fashion items to everyday beauty essentials. Have you guys tried out any of these products? Let me know your thoughts! :)

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for reviewing purposes courtesy of Rakuten. All reviews are my own 100% honest opinions. Post also contains affiliate links.

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