I saw an announcement today for a new beauty product sample swap site, Edivv. Makeup Alley used to be a popular place for swapping, and then when blogs sprang up the swapping seemed to move from MUA to friendships made through interaction on blogs. This new site Edivv is aimed at beauty products in general so the fragrance samples look mostly like dept store types at this stage, but maybe it will develop over time to include more niche brands. I just thought it was interesting to see a new site dedicated to beauty product sample swaps. Edivv was inspired by the proliferation of subscription sample boxes with the idea that people can swap unwanted samples they receive via these services.
Nothing new to report on my front. I’ve been too busy with orders and other things to get much done on blending, but I should have time this weekend to get back to it. I took the 34 ml bottles of Ambre Noir down about two weeks ago because I was almost out again, but we made more so I can put it back up this weekend.
Our weather is still freakishly springlike, and I took advantage of that today to plant more lettuce in pots on the porch. We really need rain here in CA.
I recently had a chance to sniff a couple scents that are new to me and discovered that I love Aftelier’s Oud Luban solid. I’m not usually a fan of oud unless it is used gently and combined with rose, but this blend really appeals to me. I also received my Christopher Street sample and need to give that a sniff.