article by BR Natalie
Did you know we have 35,000 Kiwi members? That's a lorra, lorra women interested in beauty products. It's also an insane number of candidates to sift through when looking for reviewers to join our trial teams.
(Not familiar with our trial teams? We send out full sized products to teams of members, for free, in exchange for a well written review. Cool right?!)
Now it used to be every member was in the selection pool, but lately, that's not been working for us, too many late reviews, too many ignored invites. And so, by royal decree, things are changing.
We decided that while our core values will never change, we will remain strictly independant as an organisation, our trial process will change. From now on, trial teams products are going to go to members that regularly contribute to the site. That write excellent reviews. That interact with, and share what we do.
From this day forth, trial products will still be sent to people who fit the criteria of the product, at random, BUT the selection pool will be much smaller. Our Expert Review Panel will form our selection pool of consistent and proven reviewers. If you love reviewing, this is the pool you want to be in.
A place on the Expert Review Panel is not guaranteed - members of Beauty Review will need to fill out the application survey and demonstrated a proven history of great reviewing. Applications will be approved or declined within 10 working days.
If declined, we'll let you know why and you are most welcome to apply again in the future.
The Beauty Vault.
Remember, everything you do here, from reviewing to talking on the forum, to commenting on articles, earns you points. And what do points make? Money. They make actual money to spend in the Beauty Vault.
1000 points = $100 to spend in the vault.
It's been a while since we last opened the Beauty Vault, but don't worry - it hasn't gone anywhere. The Best Beauty Box Ever has been keeping us very busy - we're working on stocking the vault to make sure it's really full, because of course any member who's been with us for longer than 6 weeks, with a minimum of 500 points to spend can enter. With the introduction of the Expert Review Panel, the Beauty Vault will become the main reward for all members to review, review, review.
More changes will be coming over the next few weeks so stay close, apply for the Expert Review Panel and get reviewing, ready for the next Beauty Vault!