Update: I’m out of codes, but enjoy the hamster butts anyway!
There are a lot of things I didn’t realize I’d end up doing when I first started this blog. Purchasing an actual camera, for one thing; learning how to take (and edit) a decent product photo. Letting the Internet see my mishaps and mistakes. And–one of the big ones–fielding emails from shops and brands. Most of those emails are the usual offer of product in exchange for possible review, which I’ve gotten used to. But sometimes I get a different kind: the shop asking me to write a post about a particular topic.
It’s an interesting strategy. My friend Tracy (you might know of her from Fanserviced-B or maybe the Snailcast) wrote about Glossier’s use of it over on Racked. I’ve gotten a few such emails before, not always from beauty or skincare brands, and I’ve so far not felt compelled to take any of them up on the idea. I kind of started this blog so I could have full control of what I choose to write. Editorial suggestions from outsiders aren’t really where I’m at. But then I got an email with a topic idea that I couldn’t resist, so here we are.
(Also, I have Memebox codes to give out, and this seems like a good place for them.)
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The email came from the Holy Snails shop, which is run by another of my good friends and fellow bloggers, Chel of Holy Snails. I think the reason it worked is because Chel actually knows me and my interests. Here it is.
So a shop wants me to write about hamsters? I’ll go one step further and show you my favorite hamsters from my favorite angle. Behold. Courtesy of Holy Snails, the best hamster butts I’ve found on Instagram. I like to look at the #hamstagram tag when I’m lying down with a sheet mask on.
Oh, and here’s a bunny bod.
And Lil Bub!
WHAT? Nobody can be all skincare, all the time!
If you’re just here for the coupon codes, thanks for scrolling anyway and I’m sorry about all those fluffy chubby little hamster butts with the teeny tiny tails that you had to look at on the way down. If you want a $10 Memebox* code, leave a comment, and I’ll pass out as many as I can tomorrow–first come first served. If you’d rather have a $5 Beautibi code, let me know in your comment. I have a few of those I can give out, too.
If you like hamster butts, you should probably go look at that #hamstagram tag. Yet another Snailcaster, Cat from Snow White and the Asian Pear, turned me on to it, and my life hasn’t been the same since. It’s been much better.
Oh! One last note before I go! If you like the Snailcast and you like or want to try Shark Sauce and you also enjoy juvenile body part humor as much as we do, you should probably enter the Snailcast first anniversary giveaway. We’re giving away Chel’s latest creation, Snailcast Nightshade. Check the details here.
I’m going to go look at hamsters now.