Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Beauty Product Whore?

There are many in this business who are bombarded by UPS deliveries of free cosmetic samples and then write gushing reviews to insure that the UPS truck keeps pulling up to their door.
Yes it's tempting and it's fine if that's what you're comfortable doing. In the interest of full disclosure, I'm not.
Any product that I review and that I received free (and in all honesty there haven't been that many) is always identified as a sample and not the result of my cruising Sephora and smearing my hands with different products which is my usual modus operandi. I also go begging at Sephora for samples saying that I want to try a cream or foundation at home before purchasing it and they are very obliging. Drug stores do not indulge in free samples so I purchase interesting products for my personal use.
Unless I really love a product, I don't pretend to. If it works for me, I let you know. I started this site to share my considerable beauty research and justify the time spent. I wanted it to be truthful and so it is.
Cheers,
Barb

3 comments:

.brainwash. said...

word! *hahaha!* I really like your sense of humor about the whole thing. Say it like it is, Barb. *heh*
I very much enjoy reading your blog as I'm 42 and a lot of the fashion/beauty blogs are for and by "youngsters". I may not be over 60, but I get a lot out of your posts! Thanks!

Fashion's Darling said...

THANK YOU! It's good to see that I'm not alone. I don't get anything for free (unless like you said, I go to Sephora and ask for samples) and I hate reading blogs where views are verrryy oneside and favorable to a certain brand/company.

I love this blog (and I'm 20!)

lelaelena said...

I'm on your side. I'm only 20 years old but I figure fighting aging is more effective before it starts to happen (although my tanning addiction has led to my very first fine lines on my forehead, barely noticeable unless you look really closely though). I love your blog, I love your honesty. I recently started my own blog as a great diversion and permanent document of JUST HOW MUCH time and money I spend on my looks, you can go take a look over at:
http://ihatewhatgodgaveme.blogspot.com/

By the way, I love your frankness. You shoudl be proud of your age, after all every year spent on this earth is another year's worth of knowledge.