Happy July People!
Tis been a while since I did a proper post, but you know, I have had a huge list of things to take care of and no broadband connection so I have had to use an extremely slowwwww dial up mobile dongle thing. (Work has been nuts – home keeping, so many projects, looking after the felines, being snotty all the time…)
The man in the shop said it would last three months cos we paid £100 for it. One week later I was happily surfing Adambeauty and OFF it goes. ‘Sorry you have used up all your credit’. NOOOOOOOOO! I haven’t had the same feeling since I used up all my mobile pay as you go credit on texting Ronan Keating – or at least they said it was Ronan Keating on the back of Smash Hits….
Otherwise, I have spent a month just chasing people up. It’s amazing how people won’t do anything untill you threaten them with legal action isn’t it?
Ooh I had a terrible experience (worse than usual) with a company called Badprint (change the Bad to its antonym). Had some business cards done. Big lines down the side of both. Hello? First thing I did was check myself. I double checked myself. I double checked at the time anyway, but I did it again. I zoomed in over and over.
Emailed them – Hello! I double checked my image – no smudge lines. Why are there smudgelines?
Them – Its all your fault. But you can have a discount if you reorder!
Me – But your website is always offering discounts – do you sell anything full price? Bsides thats not the point – there were no lines on my preview. So there.
Them – Our print room says there was so there.
Me – Your tone is unhelpful and rude. I am telling you there is nothing on my design.
Them – Well there is.
Me – No there isn’t.
Them – Yes there is.
Me – Ok fine. Nevermind. I’ll throw these cards in the bin and whilst you have earnt £20 I will never shop with you again and tell everyone else not to use you either. Bye!
Them – Whatever, You don’t know what you are talking about and we don’t need customers like you.
Me – What returning customers. Bye.
So there you have it kids. Customer service is really like that in the UK – they take your money then you are on your own. Only a few companies adopt the US style of accepting returns and sending replacements when items are faulty or just plain awful. I used to work in retail and the company I worked for relished in the 7 day refund threshold. People would turn up all the time on day 8, not realising we have a shorter than average return period, and BOOM! Your stuck with your rather pricey piece of steel tat. Did they shop with us again? Of course not! And I don’t blame them.
Ok random haul pics.
Lunasol Green Coral (love this!):
Lunasol Eye Base:
Lunasol Light Green & Gold Liner:
RMK Metallic Eyes Creamy (free gift):
Coffret D’or EX01 Lipstick:
Banila Co Highlight and Shade:
Banila Co Eye Primer:
Two Eye Crayons in Lavender and Gold:
My two freebies – Lipstick B in Lavender Blue and Coral Lip and Cheek Cream:
I bought some drugstore stuff too. Max Factor Miracle Touch in Golden, which is not golden at all:
Mac Factor mascara – good stuff but makes lashes flop:
Skinfood Blemish Balm Cream in 02. too pale for me NC35 but nice stuff:
Skinfood Candy Moist Lipstick in Orange:
My Nars Multiple Project!
They are supposed to be handy but they are a bit chunky aren’t they? So I decided to castrate them and store them into these dust attracting Bobbi Brown Palettes £12 each. I did a bronze palette and a pinks one.
You only need a shaving:
Whoops. I used a butter knife:
Melt over a candle. Not just any candle and Aveda one:
Oh. Before you do all the above, label! Doesn’t this make you feel like Bobbi?
Fill it! Don’t knock it or like me you’ll end up scraping it all out with a toothpick and melting it again. Don’t forget to stir it well to mix up the particles an all…
Ta-Da! Finished articles:
I figured if I carry these two small palettes in bronzes and pinks they should cover many lip and cheek looks.
Ppssstttt. Moving home soon – no not THAT home, been there, done it. Moving internet home! Stay tuned!