Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Oh My Gratis...

One of my favorite things about working part-time is all of the freebies AKA gratis!!! I actually put the freebies and the quality of goods into consideration when I initially applied for part-time work. Why work for a company and not love their products. Luckily for me my company is owned by the great L'oréal. If you don't know much about L'oréal, this would be the perfect time to google them. There are sooo many brands (luxury & drugstore) that fall under the Brand that is  L'oréal. Enough about that, let's get into some of the gratis that I chose for this quarter.

Essie brand nail polish falls under L'oréaI am sooo happy for this because Essie has some of the best colors in the nail game (with my personal favorite being Bikini So Teeny). After going through my stash and process of elimination, these were just a few colors I knew I needed to add. The colors I chose were (l-r) Blanc, Merino Cool, Brooch The Subject, Limited Addiction, and E-Nuff is E-Nuff. Today I decided to use 'blanc' to paint my nails. I was going for an opaque white color and since 'marshmallow' didn't do the trick this color was next in line. I'm sooo happy with the outcome.


If you are interested in Essie nail polish, you can find them at your local drugstore, Walmart, or Target. Each nail polish retails for around $8.50. 

I was in the market for a new body wash as well as a eye makeup remover; so I decided to try out a few items from The Body Shop. I haven't yet used either product but being the nerd that I am, after reading all of the reviews I know I made the right choice.

The Olive shower gel is actually on sale right now for $4.00. This particular product is said to have a neutral fresh scent and I can't wait to use it after I finish my current body wash. I usually prefer eye makeup remover in a lotion form (Avon has a great product). I decided on Camomille Makeup Remover one because Camomille is known to be soothing and calming. This makeup remover retails for $15.50. The Body Shop products can be found at their retail locations or you can order directly from them online. Also, if you're a game for a coupon, check Groupon out because I've seen The Body Shop have deals on there more then twice.

Lord knows I LOVE a good blush. I get the majority of my blushes from my gratis each quarter (such a lucky girl I am). Theses blushes go on very smooth and have a great color payoff. You can find the L'oréal True Match blush at any drugstore, Walmart, Target, or local retailer. The price on this item will usually vary by store so be sure to check your Sunday paper ( I LOVE the Sunday paper for deals and coupons).

Since there is only an allotted amount for gratis, I had to be a bit crafty in terms of spending. I usually choose my must haves first and then just throw in whatever to get me to that amount. The next product isn't something that I really use at all, but the price was right. 


You really can't go wrong with an eyelash curler but being the low maintenance chick that I am, I just rely solely on mascara. I have used an eyelash curler in the past and noticed somewhat of a difference so why not have it for my stash. I'm sure you can also find this product at a drugstore, Walmart, Target, or local retailer.

The last items that I'll be showing you were actually the first items that I chose. If you are into YouTube as I am then I know the name Michelle Phan rings a bell. My co-workers an I were super excited to see her new line 'em' added to the gratis list. I didn't get any eyeshadow palette or lip products but I did get the Shade Play concealer color mixing palette and the Love Me For Me flawless finish powder compact. I haven't tried them yet because I can't get over how cute the packaging is. You know how something is just sooo cute that you don't want to touch it (for fear that it'll lose it's cuteness). I really hope the colors in each palette work for me because they do seem just a bit light. I really expected the concealer palette's darkest color to be dark so that I could have a new contour but it basically matches my skin tone. Hopefully I'll be able to make the under eye and highlight colors work. Nonetheless, I can always find a cute way to display them if they don't work...or *sigh* give them away. Take a look yourself to see the cuteness!!!


Do any of you work for companies that gift you with freebies? What are some of your favorites? I always say that if you're in the market for a part-time job, make sure it's a company that you can work for and that can 'work' for you.

1 comment:

Tee Elle said...

See this is a great idea when it comes to part-time employment.

I cannot do my own nails, but I absolutely love wild colors. On my toes. My finger nails chip. I skip blush, but I must curl my lashes. Someone suggested I invest in a heated lash curler because of these tangled lashes. (I actually wrote an essay on them. SMH) And I love The Body Shop, too! Do you have their discount card?