A few months ago I did hair & makeup for a local style publication, Style Weekly, who does an annual style guide (see it here). I had the pleasure of meeting Christina, the lovely beauty blogger over at Tiramisu for Breakfast, and through following her & her blog I was introduced to a local beauty shop called Elements of Carytown.
For those of you unfamiliar with Richmond, Carytown is our cutest and most unique area of shopping in town, with 6 blocks or so of restaurants and local shops selling everything from kitschy novelty items to apparel to ice cream & cupcakes. Elements of Carytown has been tucked into the first block for about 3 years and sells fine fragrances & beauty products.
The first time I walked into Elements, I was so impressed by the setup and cleanliness of the store. Everything was neatly and beautifully arranged on the shelves, and it was so easy to locate brands and product types! It's a small shop, but efficient and well-stocked.
There are so many thing to love about Elements! It's a woman- and family-owned business that specializes in high-quality, natural products with absolutely no animal testing. Their motto is, "If we wouldn't use it, we won't sell it." They carry a unique variety of brands: some you may find at larger stores like Sephora or Ulta, and some are smaller, boutique brands that are exclusive to specialty shops like Elements. Click here to see all the brands they carry.
The really nice thing though (and "nice" is an understatement) is that their entire store is online. You don't have to live anywhere near Richmond to support such a great business. They also make shopping online worth it: they have a loyalty points program with which you can earn 1 point for every $1 you spend (100 points = $10 off) plus extra points for social sharing & product reviews.
I gotta tell you, it was hard not to grab everything in sight the first time I went in there! I was making a mental list of everything I wanted to check out. I used the website to pull together an Elements of Carytown beauty favorites & wish list on Pinterest:
So you can bet I'll be referring to that — and growing it — while I fully explore everything Elements has to offer! Shop at Elements and use my unique code GORGEOUS online or in-store for 10% off of your purchase. Be sure to post a picture of your haul on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #ElementsBeautyHaul to be entered to win a $50 gift card! They pick a new winner each month.
Elements of Carytown
3425 West Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia 23221
(804) 340-2900 or (866) 216-4225
This post is a sponsored collaboration with Elements of Carytown. All opinions here are my own. See my full disclosure policy here.
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