On 05/04/18, a Beauty Insider Community moderator at Sephora reached out to me to see if I wanted some free products. The answer to that question is always yes. Who does not love free products? Everything is always better when it is free. In exchange for the free products, Sephora and the brands want honest reviews. It still surprises me when Sephora reaches out to me, because I have not been active on the community in some time, but it will always hold a special place in my heart. I decided to wait until I tried everything for a while before I typed the review, which is why I am just now getting to it. This is my I’ve used these products a lot review instead of the typical first impressions. As a reviewer, I know I need to do better and turn things around faster for my readers and the brands. My goal for 2019 is to get reviews turned around faster and to wear makeup more often than I did in 2018.
A little over two months ago, the Sephora Beauty Insider Community mailed two mask samples from Origins to members. The mission was for members to test each mask and vote on the one they liked best. Whichever one the members selected would be available for sale on a limited edition basis. Because this contest was a surprise, Sephora mailed the masks to members without notifying them first. I am not sure where or how they pulled the addresses, because mine got mailed to my ex’s house. As such, it took him a while to get the package to me. Thus, I did not get to partake in the voting, which took place from April 8th through April 10th. Despite missing the voting deadline, I still wanted to give my thoughts on the masks. Though I doubt Origins will ever see this, I also have a plea at the end of the article.
The Sephora Beauty Insider Community at times sends gratis to its members. As some of you may know, I took 2017 off from most social activity. Those in my personal life saw me a lot less. My blogging was almost nonexistent. Social media also slowed down. I just needed some time off from most of my responsibilities. On 08/16/17, a Beauty Insider Community moderator at Sephora reached out to me to see if I wanted some free products. The answer to that question is always yes. Who does not love free products? Everything is always better when it is free. In exchange for the free products, Sephora and the brands want honest reviews. It is impossible to review makeup when your break from life completely halts makeup application. Well, I finally tried all the items Sephora sent me on behalf of these brands, and my reviews are ready. Better late than never.