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Friday, July 13, 2012

Margarita Bloom: Sweet or Not Product Review

I'm A Bath Girl! 
I Love Bath Products!  

One day I received a very nice comment on one of my blog posts from Margarita Bloom. I was like wow, this isn't one of my everyday readers. Who is she? Her blog profile picture really stood out and caught my eye. I liked it, because I love vintage, 50's, 60's, girly stuff. So when I clicked on the blog link I read all of these fun fabulous fantastic blog topics and found out that Margarita Bloom is an online shop that sells BEAUTY and SKINCARE products. You guys know it doesn't take much to reel me in. HaHa I had to try these products to see if they worked and if they were as cute as they looked! 

So Margarita Bloom's beauty and bath products are the FIRST to appear on A Very Sweet Blog's NEW product review segment... SWEET OR NOT. 

I've never tried Margarita Bloom's products before, so I was excited to see how they worked. I perused the Margarita Bloom site, picked out what I wanted and....Oh Look! My beauty goodies arrived! HaHaHa

How are the products? When you visit her online store, her products are grouped in various collections. So in order to test them, I picked products from her wide selection of collections. Let's see if her products are as sweet as she says they are and as they look! This is not a sponsored post. I purchased these products and these are my honest reviews of all of them.   

The Rating Scale: Sweet - Bittersweet - Not Sweet

Beach Bonita Collection
One Night In Fiji Coconut Lovely Lotion 
I REALLY love this lotion. You know you smell good when you're continuously sniffing your arm and hands! HaHaHa The name of this lotion is absolutely perfect and befitting. It's very creamy, has a great coconut scent and is NOT heavy or greasy. I hate when a lotion is heavy and/or sticky. It's the best coconut scented lotion I've tried up to this date. It left my skin very soft and I smelled really good. All you need is a tropical drink and you'll swear you're on Fantasy Island. I love this stuff!

Aphrodites Heaven Collection 
Strawberry Angel Cake Exfoliating Luxe Scrub
It's strawberries. It's angel cake. I would also add cotton candy and bubble gum to the description, because it is absolutely delightful. I'm very finicky about scrubs, because I have sensitive skin. In the past, some have been too abrasive (leaving red patches on my skin) or it's just too oily. This scrub has just the right amount of abrasive crystals in it and unlike other scrubs it foams up while you're using it. I thought that was really nice. It rinsed off well and my skin was ultra soft after using it just once. It's an excellent scrub.

Hollywood Land Collection
Pinktini Raspberry Lime Sea Salt Soak
If you want to soften your bath water (and your skin), this is a definite BUY. The water in New Orleans is pretty soft (I know there are a lot of places that have hard water). I've always been a fan of bath salts. These come in a really cute "take-out"container and the salts are wrapped in a separate cellophane bag within. The pink colored crystals smell very nice in the container and have a very soft scent when you sprinkle them in your bath water.

Hollywood Land Collection
Lola's Strawberries and Champagne Bath Wash
Ok, I picked TWO from the Hollywoodland Collection, but I couldn't resist! HaHa This body wash has a very soft scent to it. It really does smell like champagne with a hint of strawberries in it. The scent is very light, clean and produced a lovely lather. I love the container it's in. The pump made it very easy to dispense. The best way to describe this bath wash is refreshing!
Mademoiselle Collection
Joie De Vivre (The Joy of Life) Beauty Potions Treat Bag

Margarita Bloom has LOTS and LOTS of beauty products! There was no way I could try them all at one time. So I was delighted to see that they had a SAMPLE bag of their products. They don't tell you what products you're going to get, but they gave me samples of items I did not purchase. So I really liked that. Below are the reviews of the samples. 

Wanderlust Conditioner 
Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! I still can't get over this conditioner. I just ordered some more (that's how impressed I was with it). I have dry hair. I'm always using various moisturizing conditioners in it and over time it still becomes dry. I used the entire sample of this conditioner and my hair was SOFT, FLUFFY, DETANGLED and IT FELT REALLY GOOD. It coated the hair nicely and has a distinctive rose scent (there are other scents if you're not a fan of rose). I never thought I would say this, but this is THE BEST conditioner I have ever used and I have used salon expensive and drugstore stuff for years.
Wanderlust Shampoo  
Surprisingly, this shampoo didn't work for me. It didn't lather up. I don't know if it was due to the small amount in the sample or if it's just a shampoo that doesn't lather. I thought it would be too harsh to label this NOT SWEET, because the conditioner was so very good. Again, maybe there just wasn't enough of the shampoo in this particular sample. The full-size container looks very creamy. So, for me the decision is still out. I think I will try the full size and then update this post then.

Aphrodite Drizzle Body Oil  
This was another surprise! I would've never bought this for myself, because I run from anything that says OIL!!! Let me tell you I love it!!! It's an oil, but it doesn't have an oily feeling to it at all. After showering (and stay in the shower/tub), drizzle a small amount all over your body and rub it in (do not rinse). It has the loveliest scent. I dried off and my skin had the prettiest glow to it. It's great! One suggestion! DO NOT shave and then use this product! HaHaHa It will tingle, and not in a good way. HaHaHa I would use this once a week.

Cooling Cucumber Toner Mist
Again, I have sensitive skin you guys and I don't use everyone's facial beauty products! So I would've never ordered this for myself. It has a lovely scent of cucumbers. It's cool to the skin and it left my face super soft. I think I'll have to try their beauty line. HaHa

Rose Dead Sea Mud Masque  
This is a fabulous masque! It was just the right consistency. It's thick, creamy and felt really good when I applied it. After application, it drys and tightens. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then rinse.Your face will thank you! Love it!

Mermaid's Lore Dead Sea Clay & Seaweed Masque  
It was going so well. HaHaHa This is a dry format masque, so unlike the one above, you have to mix it with a wetting agent (yogurt, honey, etc.). It just didn't give me the same consistency as the mud masque. My minor was Chemistry in college so I know how to mix things. HaHa It just didn't work for me. It was too liquidity despite not using much yogurt. I prefer the one above.

Fairytales & Folklore Luxe Bath Soak
If you like dried rose petals and lavender in your bath water, then this product is for you! It's very luxurious. You want to break out a bottle of your best champagne, put on some soft music and just soak. It will soften your skin and make your bath water very pretty. If that's too much for you, then go with the Pinktini bath salts. I love both!
A Very Sweet Blog's Final Word: Overall, I give Margaret Bloom an A. As you can see, I pretty much loved all of their products and would highly recommend them. I don't think there is one company, that has a collection of perfect products. But I must say, hers came very close in my book! HaHaHa Margaret Bloom is a small business, so I think it's exemplary that they have such a wide variety of products and offer superb quality. You can find Margaret Bloom on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Blogger and Tumblr. I hope the above reviews were helpful.

Margarita Bloom is offering my readers a 10% discount: Use Discount Code "sweetbloom" at Checkout 
Expires 7/31/12



The Dainty Dolls House said...

Ooooh these sound very lush indeed! The name of the products are very sweet too. Will have to have a look at their products myself. And it's good that you give honest reviews of items and not try and make it sound as great if its really not. I think the buyers and companies will appreciate that much more!! I hope you have a great weekend doll, am off next week, so I will see you after :))) x

Anne said...

These sound amazing Kim and the packaging is fabulous! Have a wonderful weekend:)
~Anne xx

Megan said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE the retro/vintage pacacking... SO cute. I'm definitely a sucker for fun bath products :)

Sarah Hartley said...

First of all, that packaging is SO CUTE!!! I adore it. And thank you for giving us honest reviews :)

TheTinyHeart said...

Could the packaging BE any cuter?! I love how it looks so retro. Have a great weekend, Kim!

The Tiny Heart

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

These products sound quite indulgent and I really like the girly vintage style packaging. I know the items you liked must be very good because you always give your honest opinion. Thanks for the review!

Thank you for all your support! I'm definitely taking it much easier these days. Have a fantastic weekend Kim!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Anonymous said...

These look so incredibly luscious and delightful...I'm quite jealous! They have an irresistible retro glam appeal and I can't get over those fun historical images and references (history geek moment).

<3 Cambria

shout said...

Hi, lovely blog :-)
I have followed you, follow me back please :-))

Oh to Be a Muse said...

The bottling and the naming are super cute. If I were a bath girl then these would be just for me.

Unknown said...

Fun stuff! I just pulled out some bath stuff for some weekend soaks myself this morning, great minds think alike! :)

xo Mary Jo

MOSAMUSE said...

im not a bath girl but this product line looks amazing!! im loving the makes me want to take more baths :)
thanks so much for ur #FF I appreciate it!

Style-Delights said...

wow, you sold me on these by packaging alone! So glamorous and gorgeous! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
Style-Delights Blog

Unknown said...

Their packaging and marketing is adorable- right up my alley! I am going to check them out- do some window shopping for now as I'm on a tight budget with the new house! :) Have a wonderful wkd Kim!

Macherie said...

oh my! the packaging is really great.. it looks mixing things as i wonder if they shipped overseas.

Thrifted Shift said...

I just love the packaging! So beautiful!

A BRIT GREEK said...

Yummy! Loving the pretty packing, it totally screams Margarita. I was introduced to the lovely Margarita bloom via twitter, such amazing beauty bites!

anyaadores said...

YUM Kim these products looks divine - reminds me of BENEFIT - the way it is packaged :)) (you can tell I work with beauty right:)
Denmark could do with some glamour like this - may get myself some of this too. Have a great weekend sweets,

Giancarlo said...

felice fine settimana a te...ciao

Unknown said...

These products sound FABULOUS Kim - love the kitsch retro look and they sound amazing! Thanks so much for sharing xo

Sam said...

Ohh I Love these, thanks for introducing me to the charming and quaint world of Margarita Bloom, they are packaged so prettily and sound divine!

Cara said...

I love finding new products to try out and these sound awesome, I love the packaging. Thanks for the coupon Kim, I'm going to go check them out!

yiqin; said...

they have pretty packaging too <3

Margarita Bloom said...

Thank you Kim for such a wonderful review! I'm so happy that you love your Margarita Bloom beauty potions. I always want to please everybody with all my I know everybody is unique and not all potions are going to be perfect for everybody. But when 99.9% are rated sweet & fabulous you know I've got to be doing something right..heehee... yay!

And THANK YOU to all you other fabulous new peeps for your oh, so wonderful & kind words. And, yes, we do deliver internationally for you peeps wondering!

If you have any questions just feel free to email moi via our website or even on our twitter/facebook pages! xoxo

So lovely to meet you all!

aki! said...

These products look so beautiful. And I'm totally like you too. I love the vintage and the pinup girl look. Checking out the site!

Lena L said...

oh wow! i love the retro packaging so much. i used to be so into bath and body products myself and i always wanna layer sweet lighter scents during the summer months.
will def. check this brand out, Kim.
thanks! ;)

Katherine said...

i love the design of these! and these products are so cute - the theme is great. and the sugar scrub sounds a-maz-ing - i want that!

Unknown said...

Well don't these products sound & look lovely?? I wish I took more bathes. It's just not something I do much any more (showers only - quick ones too). I love the vintage pin-up esk vibe of the designs. Super cute.

Mica said...

The descriptions of all of the smells are making me hungry! haha! Everything sounds so good!

the discount code is great too :)

Lindsay Lee said...

These are so adorbs! I need to go make my wishlist now! :)

Clara Turbay said...

You have what it takes to make this blog a success!

Wait Until The Sunset said...

omg awesome!!! checking them out now!!!

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

Love your ratings of Sweet - Not sweet :) Not only do I love the packaging but it just looks like it would smell wonderful.

Red Soles and Red Wine

LOLA FINN said...

What a great post, dear!! :) I´m a bath girl, too ^-^ Great products!!!
Thank you so much for your nice comment and following me :) I´m happy that you like my blog :)

Bruna Araújo said...

Adorei o blog, muito lindo, amei tudo. Parabéns mesmo, vou sempre estar aqui (:

Heather said...

I totally agree - nothing helps to destress than a nice candlelit bath with some fabulous products - I love the ones you featured!


Unknown said...

the packaging is so cute! love the vintage-inspired designs. :) i love baths, but haven't taken one in years!

Unknown said...

wow these look great!

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

I admit, I am a sucker for pretty packaging,so I just got sucked right in. I also love fruity smells. Thanks for reviewing these. I am going to have to add them to my wishlist of future purchases.


oomph. said...

i would get some just for the cool packaging. sounds like great products, kim. thanks for the great reviews. i will take a peek.


Nelah said...

Dang the packaging are just lovely. You are so good at finding new fabulous products and make me want to try them all. These look like they will be great gifts too. Thank you for introducing this brand Kim.

Jacqueline said...

These all sound seriously amazing! I am going to the website now!


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