EDIT 10/28/2013: Please read this post about why I am no longer a subscriber to Bondi New York, and why I do not recommend them to anyone.
Bondi New York has a new promo code that will allow you to try their subscription service for just $1.00! Normally I would be really excited about this code, because it’s SUCH a steal! 3 full sized bottles of nail polish for just $1? Yes please! But unfortunately, while it’s a great deal (hence why I’m sharing it here with everyone), I found this promotion to be in really bad taste. The code is DONTWANTJULEP and the company tweeted the following message, urging people to cancel their Julep subscription.
I really hate it when companies do this. It’s fine to compare yourself to competitors and point out why you’re better, but usually there is a more tasteful way to do it. Bondi could have said something along the lines of “Do you love Julep? Well then you’ll love Bondi even more!” or something. Just something more friendly, instead of making this sound like a middle school rivalry. I personally subscribe to both, and think they’re both worth the money (in terms of product), but they both have their issues. Julep has had terrible shipping times and lack of customer service, but Bondi shouldn’t be pointing fingers because they haven’t even shipped out the September boxes! I’m just sad that Bondi stooped to this level, and I think it’s immature and makes me rethink my subscription with them.