14 March 2012

My Dermstore shopping experience

I recently won a Facebook giveaway hosted by iFabbo and Dermstore.  The terms of the giveaway:  get a $100 Dermstore.com gift card, and then write about my shopping experience afterward.  Was I interested?  HECK YEAH!

Having never shopped on Dermstore.com before, I really appreciated how easy the site was to navigate.  I started at the “ More Ways To Shop” menu:

  • Deals
  • Free Gifts
  • Bonus Boutique
  • New Arrivals
  • Shopper’s Choice
  • Product Reviews
  • Catalogues
  • Award Winners
  • Top 10 Lists

You can also shop by

  • Featured Brands
  • Types of Products
  • Condition Treatments (Acne, Cellulite, Rosacea etc.)
  • Etc.

Recently having my hours cut at work meant that some of my skin former “necessities” became “frivolous items” that I no longer could purchase without blinking an eyelash.  That’s why I was so gosh darn excited to win this contest!  Here’s what I ended up purchasing:

2012-03-07_22-33-06_735 (331x1024)Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant - Tried before, love.

2012-03-07_22-31-59_578 (448x1024)La Roche-Posay Toleriane - Tried before, love.

2012-03-07_22-27-06_463 (347x1024)DDF Brightening Cleanser - NEVER tried before!

I knew I wanted a new cleanser (my Neutrogena Foaming Face wash just wasn't cutting it!) but I didn’t know which product I wanted to try.  Lucky for me, I stumbled upon an article written by Dermstore employees called   The Soap Dish: DermStore Staffers Talk Cleansers.  After reading the reviews, I settled on the DDF Brightening Cleanser.  I really like it so far, and it definitely encourages me to wash my face every night (instead of being lazy and just using makeup removing wipes).

Before adding my three items to my shopping cart, I went through and marked them all as “My Favorites.”  My Favorites is basically a shopping list that you can use, so that when you come back to make a purchase you remember what you want.  BUT you ALSO get 10% off any products that you have designated “My Favorites!”  I just love saving money, even when I am shopping with a gift card!

You can check out all “My Favorites” here!  Let me know if any of them are YOUR favorites too!

The best part of my Dermstore.com experience was the shipping!  Waiting is always the hardest part, but I couldn’t believe how quickly my products arrived!  I ordered my products Monday afternoon, and I got them via UPS on Wednesday!  Talk about fast!

Thank you to iFabbo for hosting this giveaway on their Facebook Page, and thank you to Dermstore.com for all my goodies!  I definitely see my self making purchases from them in the future!

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