Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Saffron Rouge Haul + First Impressions!

I was going to put this into my collective haul post, that will be up after this one, but there was just too much to show and say. I've seen Saffron Rouge before, browsed their site, saw their prices, and clicked the X on the top right corner. Then I did that all over again, like a million times. Since I've finished virtually all of my skin care, I thought I'd splurge a little and try some higher end products that I've never used before.

I ordered the Mini Firming Flax Eye Cream from The Body Deli ($20 CAN for 5ml) and a travel kit from Dr. Alkaitis ($51.95 CAN for a 30ml Purifying Cleanser, 30ml Herbal Toner, 30ml Soothing Gel, 30ml Nourishing Treatment oil, 7ml Day Creme, 7ml Night Creme, 3.5ml Eye Creme and a little bag with a powdered mask). I've only tried The Body Deli eye cream, once, and it feels really nice. Only the tiniest amount is needed for each eye, so I think this sample is going to last me a long time.

Then I got to pick 5 samples, fun! I picked the Primavera Hand & Nail Cream, ilike St. John's Wort Eye Contour Cream, Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser, Suki Transformative Cleansing Clay and Erbaviva SPF 30. I've tried the Suki exfoliating cleanser before and really enjoyed it, everything else will be like opening a present! You know when you open something for the first time and you're really excited to try it or use it? That's how I feel about new skin care.

Speaking of opening a present, there was one in the box! I honestly had no idea what the heck this was but I was dying to rip it open. It took every bit of restraint to wait until I took a picture before tearing into it like a kid on Christmas.

In it were MORE samples!!!!!!!!!! Who doesn't like samples!? I will say, I saw Dr. Hauschka and cringed, until I saw that it was the cleansing cream (insert happy dance). They also sent me a Primavera Rose Pomegranate Intensive Renewing Cream, Inika Liquid Mineral Foundation in Beige, Living Nature Vitalizing Cleanser, Tallulah Jane Aiyana Perfume and John Masters Evening Primrose Shampoo. There was also a little card with 10% off my next purchase. I'm not sure if this little package is something that they send with first time orders or all orders, but it was such a wonderful and lovely surprise.

My first impressions is more on my Saffron Rouge experience than the products themselves. The website is user friendly, customer service is fantastic, checkout is easy and quick, and my package arrived within days. I love that you get to pick your samples with every order. It allows the customer to pick based on their specific needs and provides a customizable experience that sets them apart from other etailers. I absolutely loved the additional samples and 10% coupon code! My only issue is my total at check out didn't match up to my charged total. I emailed Saffron Rouge right away (it was a Saturday) and received a response from Kim first thing Monday morning explaining that the taxes are defaulted until your province and all that jazz is put in. I guess that means once you hit "place my order" because it only showed me my actual total after the fact. She kindly asked if I wanted to proceed or cancel my order, I obviously proceeded. They should definitely change their checkout total update as soon as the province/state is inputted so that customers know exactly what is being charged prior to completing the order. Just a friendly suggestion :). Aside from that, I am 100% pleased with my first order and experience with Saffron Rouge and will be purchasing from them again.

Have you ever ordered from Saffron Rouge or tried any of the products above?


  1. The Dr. Alkaitis trial and travel kit is such a good deal. I got mine end of January and still have product left. And I've ordered some full sizes, so that will give you a clue on my stance on it. My acne-prone skin has been responding really well to it and I am in love with all of the natural scents of the products. Hope you enjoy it as well!

  2. Wow, that's a lot of samples! Like you, I've browsed Saffron Rouge many times, but I've never actually placed an order. Can't wait to hear how the Body Deli eye cream works for you - their products all sound fantastic :)

  3. I was looking on Saffron Rouge the other day after you mentioned it. I love that it seems like the natural version of in terms of picking samples at the end! And let us know how the eye cream works for you!

  4. I have been eyeing the body deli for a long time but never get it because it pricy. I can't wait to see how it works! I do the same thing on saffron rouge when I see the prices too! Lol

  5. Lovely post. I have had a few items bookmarked on their site for some time but live in canada and want to make the most of the s/h charges. It is great to know that it will be worth my while when I get around to ordering from them:)

  6. Wow nice samples :D

    And I just have to say that I've nominated you for Liebster award on my blog :)

  7. Jade - I am so glad to hear that! Fingers crossed that it works as well for me. Which products did you end up purchasing the full size of?

    Caitie - I was blown away. Their products really do sound fantastic! If the travel set wasn't over $100, I would have tried it out.

    Brianna - Isn't it fantastic when you can pick your own? Did you see anything on there that tickled your fancy? I will for sure let you all know how the eye cream turns out.

    Shookanuca - haha I think most people do. It adds up and money don't grow on trees!

    Daphne - I hear you, I had to pay $7 shipping and wasn't happy about it until I received my order. Totally worth it.

    Jana - thanks for nominating me! I have no idea what it is but I will check out your blog to see it :) xo

  8. I am curious what you think of Dr. Alkaitis and Inika, those are two brands I've had my eye on but haven't tried anything from yet!

    1. I'll definitely do a post about them. So far, I like the Dr. Alkaitis products minus the smell of the day & night creme.


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