Beauty Pet Peeves 2

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So what are your beauty pet peeves? What grinds your gears? Share your stories!!!

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Well, no Hawaii for us.  Instead we're dedicating this time to house hunting.  Our place is up for sale (well sorta sold) and we're looking for a house with more room. Two months to go.   Exciting times....yet....I'm having great anxiety about packing my makeup.  I'm so scared it's going to get misplaced/lost/broken/stolen. I've go pink duct tape to clearly mark my boxes, more bubble wrap than is likely necessary...and stress.  Lots of stress.  My pretties!😫  I've sworn to not let them outta my sight, lol, am I being ridiculous? 

 

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Not ridiculous at all! 

 

I moved a lot growing up and I can't tell you how many irreplaceable things went missing  during overseas moves, including all of our Christmas ornaments (several of which were passed down to my mom from her great-grandparents, grandparents, etc...).  I definitely understand your stress!  Definitely hand carry the most precious of your beauties packed in a ton of bubble wrap.

 

Also - Sorry to hear Hawaii didn't pan out.  Smiley Sad  

 

Good luck with the house hunt!   @heartsmyface

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Or you can always buy a place in Hawaii Smiley Wink Good luck with the house hunting @heartsmyface

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Definitely not @heartsmyface! I'd be heartbroken if any of my makeup was damaged or lost during a move. It's a really good idea to use pink duct tape to mark the boxes. It would also a good idea to make an inventory of what goes in each box and the total number of boxes. 

 

Also, sorry that you're not going to make it Hawaii! 

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When you make an order to get the promo... And, Sephora decides to take the promo out of your order ( 100 pt per as well ) due to oos inventory... But, both things are actually still available!!! Why in the world would they do that?!

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Update: Katie to the rescue! My promo is on its way to me now! Yaaay! Thank you @KatieBT !

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Wanting to make a purchase which is $1 off from GWP buy-in and there aren't any sharpeners or other add-ons Smiley Sad

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The anastasia 4pan eyeshadow palettes are $1 Smiley Happy

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or need an add-on to avoid shipping charges...

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YouTube sponsored pr packaging/products. I'm getting so annoyed by the the nice packaging these pr products are coming in. Like waitπŸ€”. Hold up. I'm spending my hard earned cash on these products but influencers are getting different packaging and exclusive sets for free. For what? They rave about the products to drive up sales and then bash the brand a few videos later. The one that annoyed me the most is the nyx/farsali pr box that's only for these ppl. Like huh?!! How is this going to make me what to buy crap from these brands. I'm over it. 

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Agreed @misscg!  To be honest sometimes it looks like companies put more into crafting the PR package than the packaging of the product itself or marketing outside of YouTubers. 

 

I've seen YouTubers unbox PR packages & note how much they know the product is good because the company sends the best PR packages πŸ™„.  Granted, I take YTer recommendations as a grain of salt especially now but it's still annoying

 

 

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One one hand, I understand the companies. The best way to get your product out there is to give away samples, and hope that positive word of mouth spreads. However, when influencers are pushed to publish positive reviews it makes both sides look dishonest. And it's easy to see the good in a product when it's free vs dropping $40 for it. 

 

BUT just because its raved about doesn't mean it's bad. I like Morphe. The palettes I've tried are much better quality as those noname eyeshadow palettes on Ebay IMO. I also bought most the Elite Collection brushes & really enjoy them. And I google discount codes when I see something interesting enough to buy. 

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I'm at the point now I just buy whatever I want and see for myself. LIke the new becca palette,so many ppl are raving about it. But I swatched it in store and it was ok, nothing completely unique. Same with the Nicole Anastasia palette. On the flip no one raves about the natural love too faced palette and I really like it. 

It just seems like these companies are more focused on competing with each other over influencer praise than the actual consumer. This is why I really like it when Sephora does the gratis for BT. For the most part we're just regular ppl who love makeup and have no stake or anything to really gain by giving fake or hyped up reviews.

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 @misscgYeah you're absolutely right. I trust y'all waaay more than any YTer or blogger. And when a new product sells out in 5 minutes but those pr packages never run out, it makes me wonder who the priority should be. I work hard for my money but us customers seem to be an afterthought. 

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Amen. I get why these companies are essentially "sucking up" to beauty influencers but come on.. It's hard to watch without rolling my eyes. 

 

I remember watching Emily Noel on YT talk about how she feels this way, even when she's a beauty influencer herself. I believe she questioned the credibility and validity behind beauty influencers' "honest reviews" after getting huge, extremely well-packaged PR. 

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I think for up and coming brands it makes sense to do pr to get the brand out there. But for well established brands, it makes no sense anymore. There's only a few you tubers I kind of "trust" their opinion and it's not the well known ones either anymore lol. 

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**oops.. I blabbered a lot for a fairly simple story.. I'm more amused than peeved by this experience, but I thought I'd share anyways!

 

Spoiler
I was at Nordstroms looking for some Tata Harper items when a Charlotte Tilbury SA approached me. TH was on a standalone rack right next to the CT counter, so it was kind of her to ask if I needed anything. I was in a happy/chatty mood so after I said no thank you, I blabbered about my skin acting up and how the Purifying Mask wasn't getting rid of all my problems. So I was just browsing for stuff to use in combination with it.

 

That's when she recommended the CT Goddess Mask ("if the TH mask wasn't doing enough"). I told her that I'd tried the product before and liked everything except the scent.. so no thank you!

 

That's when she told me it was on sale... for one weekend only... for $55 (vs "$75")!! Something felt wrong, but I don't frequently check prices on items I don't use ... so I just assumed I was remembering incorrectly. While I tried to remember the price, I asked her some questions because I was genuinely interested at a $20 savings (almost 1/3 off??).

 

Results: no other CT items were on sale. not a price match. not being discontinued. not offered online/other stores. She didn't falter at a single question and every answer was given so firmly that I believed her.

 

For most things that I buy, even if it's a repurchase, I read reviews right before I put down my card. Just in case there's a sneaky reformulation or someone discovered a bad ingredient.. etc etc. I didn't want to do that in front of her so I thanked her and pulled out my phone when I was a few feet away.. Boom. $55, original price. Sigh.

 

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Report her!!!!!!!  I am telling yah.  You contact NS  with the store, date, salesperson, etc......and, they will get on her.    NS....doesn't mess around!  

 

 

This is why I love Sephora.  I can test on my own and I know the price.  

 

At the store counters........you gotta deal with the Used Car Salespeople! 

 

(unless, you know what you want and just ask and pay)

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lol. You should have told her that it's impossible to use a half-loop stitching on low-viscosity rayon.

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Wow.

 

If I really wanted to be a B, I'd go back and ask "sorry, did you mean the mask is on sale for $35? Because my phone tells me the mask is $55 anyway." and watch the reaction Smiley Very Happy

 

But I'm rarely brave enough to do such things!

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Sometimes I wish I wasn't as bold as I am lol.  I never used to be, but as I get older and have had countless times where I've been taken advantage of, I told myself no more and I stand up for myself now.  It really gets on my nerves when I feel duped.