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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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Thank you @gingerleigh! It's been driving me crazy not being able to see them all lol. The only one I've seen other than this is: http://www.sephora.com/scouted-by-sephora

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Omg!!  thanks!  @gingerleigh

 

MOST CLICKED SPOILER TODAY! ;')

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worked for me just now!!!!!! thanks! (and your account is safe, it just went to the brand list). 

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whew hoo Smiley Happy

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Why did Sephora get rid of its "brands" list?There's now a "brands" tab but it only lists a few "featured" brands and "new"brands. There's no list of all the brands any more.  For why Sephora?  Who Ok'd that change?

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I hope the new site is a "work in progress", the functionality of the site before was nice. I'm all for updating some graphics and the layout, but leaving out giant features seems counter-productive, especially if folks aren't aware of the variety Sephora has to offer and they can't even see a full list of brands. Smiley Sad

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The brands feature was the one feature I used the most. This is highly irritating 

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Oh good, I thought it was just me! I always use that list and now (since the search function hasn't been working for me) I have to come up with creative ways to get to the products I want.

 

I just remembered, though, I swear that on the first day of the website change there was a Brands A-Z (or something like that) that you could click on. I mean, I got an error message when I clicked on it, but it was there.

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That's ridiculous! I used that feature nearly every time I shopped. 

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I'm not liking this new site. 😤

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The whole site is driving me nuts! I can't log into BT half the time. Errors galore...Nothing works in Chrome. It half works in Safari. I don't get how they could roll out such a glitchy interface! 

 

Ditto about the brands list! That's the most important list of the whole site...for any site that carries more than one brand!

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To get rid of one of the most useful things for navigating the site ( at least to me )... What? Why? Who? Why?! I am completely confused... And, majorly bleeped off!

 

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Such a great feature it was... Le sigh... RIP, poor brands tab!

 

Who thought that was a good idea, Sephora?! Just bring it back! Or, am I missing something here...? Is the list hidden somewhere else and I can't find it cuz the site is a mess?

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They need to bring it back, there were so many things I found from other brands. 

 

I try to venture off into brands i'm not familiar with and the brands list was how I did it.  Please Sephora bring it back Smiley Sad 

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Agree!!! That "Brands" tab was my most used link off the homepage. I almost always search by brand instead of by product. Not a big deal of course, since I can just search for the brand using the search box, but annoying since I'm already in the habit of clicking my way to it. Can't teach an old dog new tricks and all that, I guess.

 

Is there nowhere to see a complete brand list now? I used that page less, but it does come in handy every once in awhile. Let me know if anyone finds that somewhere!

 

 

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I used that feature a lot.  Sigh.  I can't tell if I hate the new layout because I'm résistent to change or if it's actually bad.  It'll be a week or so before i'm sure. 

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K, I know it's Feb already.. but this is still buggin' me.

 

We always share xmas with some friends of ours.. and the last year has been difficult financially for them. They directly asked us to limit gifts to $20 specifically so that they didn't feel awkward in keeping finances in check over the holidays. We respected that, and did so. No fudging, no playing around, just followed their wishes and kept the gifts very small but thoughtful.

 

Then xmas comes, and they spend over $200 on us! I know it was that much because one of the gifts was a $100 gift card to a restaurant. Blatant. 

 

I don't know the word for what I'm feeling.. but it bugs me. It bugs me because.. I don't even know! It's not a 'contest win/lose' issue, just kinda of that they 'hobbled' us to a limit, imposed their will upon us.. and then did not adhere to the agreed upon terms! It just.. makes me not trust them?

 

I'm crazy in the head.

 

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@Insomniacmuffin, I'd be pretty baffled by this, too.

Their insistence that you limit your gifts to $20 is understandable considering what they're going through but its bogus the way they went against their own request.

Its hard to be peeved at a gift but its the principle of the request.

I'd like to think that they were unexpectedly gifted the gift card and wanted give you guys something extra to show that they're doing okay. Who knows.

 

Hopefully they appreciated that you followed their wishes.

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@Insomniacmuffin  I would feel really awkward about that too, not to mention somewhat annoyed.  I don't think you're crazy in the head at all.  

 

On the same vein, but slightly different:  I outright refuse to exchange gifts with my in-laws.  I always shop early, and they know that, and one year my MiL called me up in the middle of December to tell me that my SiLs decided that everyone would just pick a name of a sibling (and their attached family) and that's who the gift giver would give gifts to, and that they'd already drawn a name for me and my husband.

 

 And I was like, 'Actually I've already bought gifts for people.  They're wrapped and ready to be delivered', and my MiL told me to 'just take them back'.  So I just noped really hard right there and then and told them that no one would be getting anything from us and that we wouldn't be participating in their drawing.

 

That was over ten years ago, and I'm still a little sour over that, even though I've tried to put it behind me.  I just don't do well with people telling me what to do and deciding for me without my input.  Gifts should be something you want to give someone, not something you're forced or coerced into doing.  Having someone force a limit, then not sticking to it themselves would probably humiliate me to no end, to be completely honest.

 

The older I get, the more awkward December gets for me because of all the gift giving rituals and the expectations that come from mutual gift giving, or if someone gives you a gift then they feel obligated to give you back something or vice versa.

 

TLDR: You're not crazy.  I'd be annoyed too.

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This is even more bogus, @ghrelin

I would be offended by this, too. Its so nice when people put such thought into their presents and to ask you to return these gifts feels so disrespectful.

Not sure why they couldn't just concede and be thankful that you thought enough of them to buy their gifts in advanced. 

Hopefully the hubby understands.

I know I do.

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@EvangelineDamon  Yeah it was pretty ridiculous.  To this day they don't understand why I was so offended by it.  But then they also don't understand why I don't want them to just show up at my house and let themselves in without warning.  It baffles them that I lock my door even when I'm home.  I'm just like, um, yeah that's just not safe...  Maybe I am crazy, but at least I'm safer for it?

 

So, it's just this weird disconnect between their family dynamic and the way I view things.  I don't hate them or anything, but I just kind of keep my distance as much as possible.  My husband is pretty understanding about it, and I'm all for him spending as much time with his family as he wants.  It's just too much drama for me to handle.  

 

As for Christmas gifts, these days we give his parents a gift and my my mother gets a gift, and that's it.

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Omg. My in laws do the exact same thing but they do it every year like 2 or 3 days before Christmas.I haven't participated in like 5 years and even worse I tried to get the name drawing thing done at Thanksgiving and they were like no only our daughter can do it. I hate the holidays