September 15, 2014

Rituals Cosmetics and Birchbox

Happy Monday!

I'm really excited about my post today (that I'm finally writing as I sit on my couch, balancing my frozen yogurt and wine dinner. Living the life I tell ya)! I'm going to blame the combo of wine and the fro-yo sugar high on the massive online Sephora purchase I just made. Woops. Anyway, as usual, I digress.

This past Friday morning I had the opportunity through Birchbox to check out an awesome new (to me) brand at their Upper West Side store, Rituals Cosmetics. Lucky for me it was only a 20 minute walk up to their store so I checked it out before work...and I'm SO glad I did.

I'm now obsessed.

As a brand that originated in Amsterdam but uses Asia as inspiration for its products, they use gorgeous Cherry Blossom installments in every store as centerpieces. 

Not only was I greeted by the absolutely amazing, friendly and knowledgeable staff at Rituals....but they had mimosas and macaroons. Hello Friday.

May have only been a 20 minute walk...yet I always arrive so disheveled....

After some mingling with the lovely other ladies that were invited, we were brought into the back to hear the background and inspiration behind the brand. This explains their foundation perfectly:

"We believe happiness can be found in the smallest of things. It is our passion to transform your everyday routines into more meaningful moments".

From there, the product sampling began!

I'm going to need to go back for this one.

Then they did some scrub demos...and hand massages were involved (as if this Friday morning could get any better).

Basically, this blogger event was amazing. The ladies that run the NYC Rituals Cosmetics stores could not be more down to earth or more excited to share the story of Rituals Cosmetics. Though it's fairly new in the U.S., it growing rapidly and is apparently all over Europe already. And for good reason, their products are amazing and pretty affordable. 

AND THE BEST of you guys will be getting in on the Rituals action! Rituals made the morning even more amazing by gifting each of us 3 products from one of their lines, and then doubled it so we could share with our readers!

*all images taken by me

I chose to stick with their best selling line and pick products from Sakura. It smells amazing and I'm so excited for one of you to try! One lucky reader will get sent all of the above: a full size body cream, shower foam and exfoliating body scrub. Hello, relaxing shower time :)

All you have to do for a chance to win the products is use the rafflecopter below and Like ASPL on Facebook (the best way to know when I have a new post). It's that easy! A random winner will be drawn Sunday night.

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway