Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Staying in Business

I wanted to let everyone know about some changes in my shop and the reasons behind them. Although these changes have been in affect for a while, I am just letting everyone know officially.

First change, I will not be giving out any free samples to beauty gurus, youtubers, or bloggers. It is not that I do not appreciate those of you who have done reviews for me; I think you all are fabulous and I thank you from the bottom of my heart! It is just that most of those I have sent free samples to have never done any review for me, they have simply taken freebies and I have gotten nothing in return. So, those scammers have left me very skeptical and I will not send out freebies to anyone, period. I will also not respond to your convos on Etsy, because I get entirely too many every day to spend time answering all of you.

Second change, I will only include freebies in orders over $50. When I first started up my business I included free samples with every order. As time has progressed I have realized that I do not have the time or resources to continue giving away so many freebies. Also, many times I just have no idea what to give as a freebie! Free samples still cost me money, and time, which cuts into my ability to provide reasonable prices and excellent service. I would rather get your order out to you fast and keep my prices low!

The main reason behind these changes is that I have to stay in business. The whole reason I run this business is to help provide for my kids, it’s not a hobby for me. If I don’t turn a profit, I won’t stay in business. My family relies on the money I make to pay for many things each month. So, as much as I would LOVE to give free samples to everyone, I have to control myself ;)

Starting today I WILL include a sample item with each order over $50! Each month I will choose an item that will be included with these orders. May’s item will be a FREE Cherry Vanilla Lip Balm with every order over $50!!

Many blessings to all of you! And thank you so much for your business! I truly have the most fabulous customers in the world!! ~Lucy


  1. Good for you Lucy. There is a time for change, and this seems to be your time. You're doing great, and I love your makeup. It's all I use anymore :)

    Love ya,

  2. Free samples are really not necessary! Your products are excellent so I hope you will stay in business for a long time :D

    I hope I'll get my review up tomorrow :)

    :) Nea/ Fashioned in Finland

  3. Thank you Nea and Anastasia!! See what I mean? I have the best customers!! xoxoxo

  4. I'd rather have you in business than have free samples! You have my enthusiastic support!!

  5. I don't give any freebies with orders less than $50 either. Your awesome products are enough.

  6. Hi, I`m a new follower and hopefully soon new customer ;) Right now I am browsing trough your stuff and wondering what do I really ˝have˝ to have ;) Where can I found your shipping rates for Europe?

    Have a great day!


  7. Thank you all for understanding!! You are the best!!

    Summerbabe, it depends on what items you want and where in Europe I am shipping them to :) Because the prices vary so much I just weigh the items and set up a custom listing with the actual shipping cost. Convo me on Etsy any time and I can give you a quote! :) Thank you!!!

  8. People want to do a review, they can buy the product and leave feedback:D This isn't Chanel here, no?

    Freebies? are you kidding? Lord Jesus Christ paid for us with His blood and people expect freebies?

    Besides - you pay for a product! The gift is the quality product at a respectable price!

    Lucy - feel free to delete this comment if you don't want it on your blog :D

  9. Your lovely products are well worth every penny of them! Praying that you have continued success!

  10. Lucy thanks, will do that when I decide what to get ;)

    Have a lovely day!