Free stuff, did you say? I’m a real blogger now!
I’m working on compiling a list of the best of the best in beauty so that no one who reads this blog will ever waste money on products that don’t work again. And, we’ll all improve our good looks by at least 10%. Picks will be based on recommendations from all of you, insider tips I’ve heard along the way and my own personal experience trying zillions of things.
Up first: eyelash curlers. One of my friends recently told me that she was in the market for a new curler because she was still using her old Revlon one. The one with the special feature of denting the center lashes while not touching the outer ones and strong to very strong possibility of hurting you at some point. You know the one because it’s cheap and we’ve all used it. There is better:
The shu uemura eyelash curler is great and everybody knows it. It wins awards every year and whatever magic they put into the design really creates a perfect curl with gentle pressure. A friend of mine (who shall remain nameless to protect her identity from my millions of readers) had a problem with her eyelashes once. The problem was that they were falling out of her eyelids. After that, she says the shu uemura is the only curler she trusts. She has a great lashes now, so that’s a pretty major endorsement.
There are cons, though. shu uemura is no longer sold in the U.S., which means its no longer available at Sephora and you can only buy it through the company’s website. It seems shocking based on how popular the brand is, but they do something like 80% of their sales in Asia, so we’re redheads to them. And correct me if I’m wrong, but I looked everywhere for refill pads and they are NOWHERE to be found. They just don’t sell them. Instead, they make you buy a brand new curler each time your pad wears out. Psh.
Enter the Japonesque Power Eyelash Curler (and the giveaway, I’m getting there). After I broke up with shu uemura over the refill debacle, I bought this curler at Ulta and I’ve never looked back. It works just as perfectly as my old curler and I love the silicone pad (so much better than foam pads, which cause denting). And the best part: FREE REFILLS FOR LIFE. It’s written right on the box. I just ordered my free refill online for the first time, so I can vouch for it. I didn’t even have to pay shipping!
Now, the giveaway. When I bought my Japonesque curler, Ulta was having a buy one, get one free special (as they do) and so I bought two, not realizing refills were free. I still have that second curler, in its orginal box, waiting for me to never use it. I’m trying to manage my hoardy tendencies, so, I’m giving it away!
Shiny! $19! Free refills! Sorta vintage!
To enter, just leave a comment below with one (or more!) of your favorite beauty products (any kind, whatever you love best), because I would love your recommendations for future posts. Winner will be picked at random tomorrow. May the odds be ever in your favor!