End of an Era - Beauty Addict

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

End of an Era

I was rather dismayed to see this announcement in my inbox this morning:

A Special Announcement from Your Friends at Gloss

We've had a really beautiful time. For the past 6 years, it's been Gloss' pleasure to serve as your online beauty resource; the glamour, the glitz, the sheer thrill of indulgence that Gloss has been able to provide. Now Gloss will end this online beauty experience on June 30th 2007.

As of July 1 2007 you'll find the same glamorous, luxurious beauty brands at their exclusive locations. We invite you to continue to enjoy and explore all beauty has to offer in the spirit that is Gloss.

WHAT? This cannot be. Gloss always had the best online offers, from samples to goody bags to brushes to free shipping. Best in Beauty Week always meant a huge order for me, and I always walked away with goodies like free full size lip glosses, mini La Mer serum, cute little makeup bags...oh this is horrible! Where else can you shop for MAC, La Mer, Estee Lauder, Chanel makeup, and Bobbi Brown all on the same website? Sephora.com doesn't carry any of those brands. (And don't tell me department store websites...their selection is always deplorable!)

I am off to mourn now. Pass the Kleenex!