Tuesday, November 30, 2010

When the mailman calls and you're not home...

...you just have to go down to the post office yourself and pick up your Heymountain package!
Hay! Well, it's Heymountain, isn't it?

My package was quite heavy, and when I opened it, at first I saw nothing but hay. And hay. And more hay. Digging through the hay (and making a mess all over the kitchen table and floor), I found all of the products I ordered and quite a few "Goodies" (samples and full size extras).

Loads of lovely products!
I crossed off everything on the packing slip to make sure I hadn't missed anything in the hay - turns out I may have done so after all... One of the samples I asked for which the people at Heymountain crossed off on the packing slip and which I assumed to be amongst the others samples in the sample bag (see in the picture down right - yes, those are all samples!) is nowhere to be found... Having already put the hay into the organic waste bin I will have to dig through that tonight, as Rainer at Heymountain told me in an e-mail this morning that most of the time they put all samples into the same bag, but sometimes a stray sample can be put in the box separately. I know, it's only a sample, but it's one I intended for my hubby and I wanted to put it into his advent calendar, hence the digging through the hay in the bin tonight.
I will let you know how that goes :-) Also, I will tell you the details on the package contents once I have unpacked the individual products!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Reading other people's blog can both be a good and a bad thing. I don't know yet how I should classify my reading about Heymountain both on Magimania and Anti-Früchtchen, seeing as it has and probably will continue to burn deep holes in my pockets, but at the same time I am amazed to find yet another German based company with such lovely produts and (not yet self-perceived, just placed my order 5 minutes ago) customer service. Both Zaz over at Magimania and Roxy at Anti-Früchtchen received a ton of samples with their orders (Zaz even received 2 full size produts plus another 5 or so samples for free). Don't we all love a generous company that leaves us wanting more more more?

Not having heard about Heymountain before I read through their homepage looking for information about the company history. When you look at the kind of products they sell your immediatly think about Lush, one of my most loved natural cosmetics companies. As stated on Heymountain's homepage, the owners have actually worked with both The Body Shop and Lush (launching Lush in Germany) before starting up their own business in 2007. The company is based in and being operated from Nusplingen, a Swabian town i Germany's Zollernalb district. "Heymountain" is a direct translation of "Heuberg", a small mountain in the Zollernalb. Cute, isn't it?

As mentioned, I just placed my first order 5 minutes ago. My number 1 favorite over at Lush are their gorgeous Christmas products, so I couldn't help but buying lots of those at Heymountain, too. I also included 2 kinds of lemon soaps and a lemon lip balm (yes, I'm all about lemon right now!). I will receive a shampoo as a free gift for being a newsletter subscriber (they have a regular newsletter where they state a "parole" that will earn you free goodies). I also asked for a couple of samples - let's see what I will get! Very excited!

I will keep you posted once my order arrives!