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Gilt Groupe

Gilt

I have to admit – I have a love/hate relationship with Gilt Groupe.  I love everything I see – but hate not having the means to purchase too much on here.  Shopping with Gilt feels like window shopping on Rodeo – so cool to see the beautiful things – but all you can afford is a key chain – maybe.

I may be exaggerating a wee bit.  I have scored some great baby clothes and jackets on here.  Plus they had a killer deal on a Nuxe dry oil gift set that beat all of the prices for just a bottle of the dry oil.  However, at other times I will see something by say KidKraft or Seychelles and have been able to find those items for less elsewhere.

Pros

  • Great discounts on high-end designers – i.e. J. Mendel, Valentino, Missoni, Burberry, Marchesa, etc
  • Flat rate shipping starting at $5.95. Many times they offer shipping specials on certain brands
  • Shopping for Women, Men, Children, Furniture, Food and Travel
  • $25 credit referral.  You receive the credit when the person you referred makes their first purchase
  • Great way to window shop and see what is on trend.
  • Great deals on high-end beauty products!
  • Exchanges accepted on most apparel
  • Wait list if item is sold out
  • Excellent customer service

Cons

  • Surcharges on some food items and most furniture (natch)
  • High prices – but to be fair – the discount is huge for the rich 😉
  • No returns on non-size items – i.e. handbags, toys, ties, etc

Overall, Gilt is a great site when you can afford to shop there.  Definitely geared towards those with extra dinero to blow.  A shopper with middle-income can still find some great deals – but not as much.

If you are not a member of Gilt and decide to join based on my post please click here to use my referral link.

Please note that I have not accepted free items, been compensated or asked to write any reviews.
Oh, and if something like that did happen I would note that information in the post.

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Birchbox – March

Birchbox for March

If you are unfamiliar with Birchbox it is a subscription service for $10 per month that gives you deluxe-sized samples.
The larger samples allow you to decide if a product is right for you and worth the full-size purchase.

Many of the boxes are different from person to person based on what you put in your profile.
So my friends get products suited to their needs and wants and I get products suited to my needs.
At least that is what they tell us 😉

Here is what I received for March. The theme for this box is ‘March Madness’

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Let’s break this down

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Madewell Nail File
Full Size
Retail $5

Nice to throw in my purse or tote. 
Does not look like it will last too long – but good for an emergency chip. 
Cute floral pattern!

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Caldrea Body Lotion
Aloe Water Apricot – Tea Olive Lime – Coconut Fig Leaf
Foil Packs – 0.25 fl oz each
Retail $22 for 8 oz – Sample Value For All $2.06

Yep, I am with many who complain about the foil packs.
We are paying for ‘deluxe’ samples and foil packs just feel the polar opposite of deluxe.
That whine aside they are descent size – and we get all three scents.

Others may enjoy this lotion – to be honest it made me itch and did not hydrate my skin.
These will be given to some friends to try out and see if they like them or not.

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Nick Chavez Color-Savor Shampoo & Conditioner
Shampoo 2 oz – Conditioner 0.33 oz
Retail for Shampoo $22 for 8 oz – Sample Value $5.50
Retail for Conditioner $24 for 8 oz – Sample Value $0.99

I want to like Nick Chavez products – they try so hard to be good.
However, this is the second item I have tried and it dries out my hair.  May work for others.
The conditioner sample package was not easy to handle in the shower.

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MAKE Face Primer with SPF 30 & MAKE Eyeshadow
Primer 0.18 oz – Eyeshadow 0.03 oz
Primer Retail $30 for 1 oz – Sample Value $5.40
Eyeshadow Retail $18 for 0.10 oz – Sample Value $5.40
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The color is ‘Cement’ – and it does look like an itty-bitty sidewalk.  Not the most inspiring color.

I didn’t care for the primer – and the color is not my cup of tea. I am not a fan of trying neutrals or colors that play it safe.  These will be given to friends who may be interested in trying them out. 
I do love the little eyeshadow pallet – it’s pretty cute!
But give me some color!!!

Total Value of my March Birchbox – $24.35

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I paid for my subscription and have not been asked to write or been compensated for any of the reviews listed in my blog!

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