I have recently discovered Paula Begoun the Cosmetic Cop and the author of the well known best seller book, Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me. She was a guest speaker on The Dr. Oz Show and she took my heart away with her knowledge of ingredients found in skin care and cosmetics. You can purchase her book for review on almost every single product on Earth!! or better off, just go to her website for all the information. For product review you can visit www.beautypedia.com but only FREE until February 28, 2011 after this date, I think you would have to pay to see the website im not 100% sure about this so take advantage of it now!!.=] Paula Begoun also has her own line of skin care and makeup products called PAULA'S CHOICE. You can find her products and customer's review/comments on her main website, www.paulaschoice.com.
Like I said not long ago, I am breaking out like crazy lately and I started searching reviews on almost everything that I currently use and found that some products I was using was irritating me. As I was searching day and night for a new skin care system on www.beautypedia.com I thought why not just buy a complete skin care system from Paula? She does have an awesome skin care line with no irritants that contains many benefits. So I started filling out my cart with items and the cool thing about her website is that you can purchase sample sizes for less than a dollar each. I was about to checkout but I found a button where you can click on it to speak to an expert. I wanted to ask them for any suggestions that would fit my skin type before buying an entire system that I've never tried before just to make sure I get the most out of my money. The representative was so nice and knowledgeable that she suggested an entire skin care system with step by step instructions as to which product to use first. She asked a few questions about my current skin care routine and what my major concerns were. She recommended a completely different skin care system than what I initially had on my shopping cart. I had the original system for normal to dry skin but the representative suggested the CLEAR Anti-acne system which I was glad I didn't checkout with the original because I am suffering from major breakouts.
After chatting for a while, the representative actually offered me some free samples before I purchase the full size product. She initially asked me if I can give her my number so we can do the transaction there. But I didn't wanna get charged long distance because they are an USA company. I thought "aww so I won't get free sample anymore?" but she was like "oh no problem, then we can do it online, just give me your full name and full shipping address". I was like "Yippee!!" and I made sure there is no charge of any kind (because they do charge for samples if you purchase them online!!) and I made sure that I won't get charged for shipping either. The representative was so nice that she said she would send me a sample of all the products she suggested me plus some other stuff that I might like. I was so thankful that Paula's policy are so great. I was also planning on trying their foundation so I asked if I can also get a sample for that. I was scared that they would be like "NO" lol but she was so nice to say "No problem, what shade did you want to try", I asked her for her suggestions for a NC 35 in Mac, I was thinking because 2 shades, I told her and she actually sent me samples for both colours!!!!
Now, the shipment would take 5-7 business days, it arrived on the 7th day and I was expecting an envelop with about 8 small sample (one sample for each skin care product and 2 for the foundation shades) but I received a BOX of samples!! (this was a small box but still samples are small anyways) I opened it and found all this inside the box.....
Overall, I am super happy with the service I was provided by Paula's Choice and I will be ordering from them soon after I use up the samples and choose the products I like the most =]