Wednesday, June 22, 2016
I Stole This Idea
I love that so many of the people who read this blog feel free to speak their mind, even if their opinion runs counter to my own or is a far cry from the popular mindset. I'm especially happy when one of you guys posts something and I can say, "Oh, wow, that's a cool idea! I'm going to try that!"
Like this recent comment on a Beauty Roulette post:
Okay, Shannon just blew my mind. Haul stuff and only allow yourself to open one item a week? Why didn't I think of that before?!
Obviously, I won't be doing this when I buy returnable items from a store like Sephora. I know you get 90 days to return for full cash back as long as you have a receipt, but eeeeeeh, that bothers me. I really like to return something I didn't like within 30 days. But for products bought on sale (which are almost always non-returnable), swap products, deluxe samples, or stuff hauled from a smaller company that doesn't do exchanges? BRILLIANT!
I've been doing this for about 2 weeks now, and I'm really loving it. Thus far, I've pulled out a deluxe sample mascara and a lipstick. :D It really does keep everything fresh and exciting! So thanks for the awesome idea, Shannon.
As a side note, I'm keeping my items in this cigar box that was hand painted by a local artist, Masha Vereshchenko. She doesn't always have boxes like this available on her Etsy, but when she does, they're usually in the $35 range and well worth a look. She always paints some truly beautiful works ranging from $30 to $300 a canvas on average (based on the size), and prints are available if you'd rather not spring for an original. Honestly, I think having a special container adds to the experience.