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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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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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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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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 🙄.  Granted, I take YTer recommendations as a grain of salt especially now but it's still annoying

 

 

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When you get an email (gasps with excitement) for an item you've been eyeing only to find out it's a false alarm Cat Frustrated

 

 

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SIKE!  Nope, this item is NOT available...not even close...





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They're playing with your emotions!!

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@ZombieMetroAntI got the same email a few days ago and was so excited... until I realized that it was a mistake (or it sold out again before the email was generated).  I'll keep an eye out for you.  It's such a pretty mirror and you should have it.

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@ZombieMetroAnt I have an extra mirror!!!!   I snagged an extra for someone but they managed to acquire one on their own during another drop.  If you're interested you have first dibs.

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EEK!!!  @heartsmyface you are so incredibly wonderful!  PMing you Heart

 

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@ZombieMetroAntOooh I feel that pain! You always have the BEST gifs I've noticed lol.

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Thanks @RoseCharlie Heart The internet is the gift that keeps on giving Cat LOL

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My two Sephora orders arrived today! One package had NO samples, nothing, nada...so empty. Not even 1 sample!!!

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How annoying!! Lately I've been forgetting to add my samples on here and the bay =( -SIGH-

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I placed an order this evening and almost forgot to add samples.  The location for selecting the samples is not in an intuitive spot.  It should be under the list of items you ordered or under (or above) the promo code.

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Agreed on this! I'm not feeling the current website design, I still haven't gotten used to it...the buttons for the samples/point perks/promos just seem like they're in awkward spots. They don't make sense to me.

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That happened to me last week. Prior to that, I had orders with 1 or 2, but I'd never had them all missing. I was pissed, because I ordered the Dior primer the morning it launched. It had to be in stock. Does your order form just say general samples three times instead of the samples you ordered? I am convinced the packers were just like, it does not say what she wants, so she gets nothing!

 

I've had Ulta and Beauty online forget my samples before, but never Sephora. Bloomingdale's always seems to adds extra samples. 

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@notcreative I took a look at my packing slip and it does say specifically which samples I chose! I picked the Dior primer too in both my orders, so I only got one instead.

A friendly mod gave me 50 points for my missing samples, so that was very nice Smiley Happy

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I placed a second order for the Dior primer, and it arrived yesterday. I was happy I got one, too. 

 

It is listed in my account.

 

But not on my packing list.

 

 

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o.O but then how do they know which one you chose!? mind is boggled lol

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A little peeve...cactus legs! Smiley Very Happy

I am currently recovering from a procedure; and cannot shave my legs because of pain and mobility issues. I really hate having to sport the dreaded stubble, especially in the summer! 

 

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I feel ya...smooth legs are definitely a priority in my life Smiley Happy

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Hope you are ok!  I totally get that... I caved years ago and got laser treatments. Best thing I ever invested in considering I'd shave and not even 24 hours later it wasn't smooth no more.

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@veronika23 Thanks! 😊 I will be down for about a week. I have always been interested in the laser treatment....especially right at this moment lol!

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