A while back a rep from a new membership- based shopping site called Cut & Blow contacted me. They asked if I’d like to try some of their products and tell my readers about them. I looked at their site and it seemed to be worth learning more about them so I agreed.
Cut & Blow is similar to sites like Coterie and HauteLook that offer members limited-time offers for deeply discounted beauty products. Cut & Blow specializes in what their website describes as “the finest hair and beauty brands in the world.” Sales can be up to 90% off BUT only last for 4 days.
They have an interesting referral program through which members can earn up to $5 in website credit for any purchase made by a friend that you’ve referred.
Current sales include the OPI Wizard of Oz collection and a self-tanning mousse by St. Tropez.
I wasn’t given any choices about what I was sent. So it was a little like Christmas when the box came. I was excited to see what I’d be getting.
My favorite item in the package was an OPI nail polish. OPI is one of my favorite brands. I received the color “Berlin There Done That.” I love the name almost as much as I love the color. I love all shades of grey polish and I think this may be my new favorite grey. I also love the name because it’s the middle name of my favorite little girl in the whole world.
As I was painting I got the feeling that I had a color that was VERY similar to this so I went through the polish stash and dug up my bottle of “French Quarter for Your Thoughts” from OPI’s Touring America Collection a couple of years ago. The shades are very similar but “Berlin” has a lilac undertone to it where French Quarter is more “greige”.
The other two items were hair items. I was a little concerned about this because was concerned that they may send products more appropriate for finer straighter hair textures. I was partly right. They sent two products by AG Hair Cosmetics: The Volume Solution Trio and a multi-piece set of The Oil, AG Hair Cosmetics’ entry in to the Moroccan Argan oil trend.
The Volume trio wasn’t a good fit for my hair texture so I gifted it to a friend to try. I did ,however, get to use the Foam. The Foam is a lightweight building product. Although it doesn’t have any hold, I found that it did add volume, lift to fine hair, and added a bit of shine that enhanced hair color.
The Oil I did try myself. I substituted it for other oils in my hair regime. I found that it was fairly lightweight but still gave my hair the need moisture. I plan to purchase this is full size. The only problem I had was the packaging on the Oil.
The individual containers leaked all over the package. As I tried to pump out the product, I wasn’t able to get anything to come out and was concerned that it has all leaked out into the box… When I opened the bottle, I found that somehow the tube that transports the product to the pump was missing. All the tubes where that way. Very odd. Clearly this is not an issue with Cut & Blow but with AG Hair. Odd.
So fearless readers Cut & Blow has one more thing they’d like me to share with you. They are having a giveaway!! The Ultimate Beauty Giveaway has products from brands like Clarisonic and Jane Iredale.
Good Luck !!