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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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@wheeeeeThat's great that you were able to get a re-fund thank goodness! : ) I should hope so though...  If flowers are only going to last 3 days they definitely shouldn't cost over $100!

 

Hahaha so funny you should mention the new name! I never knew about the lawsuit and I wondered why they had changed it - I heard about the company because I used to write for a little beauty blog years and years ago and I got one of their classic 3-panel tank tops for free and those are GREAT. But back then they were called Yummie Tummie I think.  I had been meaning to try some stuff from them for a while and they had a big sale recently (they stuff is kind of pricey)... So I got a pair of leggings, a pair of capris and two tank tops.  One of the tanks is good but the other isn't really a shaping tank so that's disappointing.  So that was $56 US because of the sale which worked out to $76 CAD.  I had to pay $41CAD on top of that for delivery and when the package came I had to pay $39 and the brokerage form broke it down this way: 13% HST tax, a 20% tax on top of that because the clothes were made in China (not the US) and a further $10 "handling fee" which I guess is just what the carriers charge if they have to break a sweat and charge you extra money lol.  So year it worked out to an extra $39... So I thought I had gotten a good deal but it turned out to be an expensive order for a couple leggings and stretch tanks because it amounted to $156 CAD.  Sigh it's not Yummie's fault though, I think they're a smaller company and don't get a great deal with the carriers.  Next time I'll likely try amazon though - I have prime so free two day delivery on amazon stuff + no fees of any kind.  Here is a picture of the culprit order lol:

 

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Ouch Smiley Sad

 

I will say that for online floral delivery services I always read up if flowers are advertised as arriving in "bud" form, which is what some of the lilies in your bouquet appear to be in, but my gosh that's a LOT of filler leaves. At least the roses, carnations, and blooms that are present appear to be in good shape and aren't wilted or off in color. *trying to find the silver lining*

 

P.S. I hope Teleflora knows that's a dog and not a teddy bear Smiley Tongue

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Wow.  There's a big difference between 21 flowers and what is that... 8-9?  Yeah, I bet they weren't expecting you to ever see what she actually received.    I'm interested in hearing what they say in response.  

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These online delivery services are really hit or miss. It depends on the local florist who will be fulfilling the order! I have used FTD and Teleflora and luckily have not had a bad experience. Probably thanks to the awesome florists in my area!

 

My DH ordered flowers for my MIL for Mother's Day since we won't see her until 2 weeks later, and the bouquet he picked was purple and yellow. The flowers were delivered, and the colour scheme was different shades of pink. Didn't bother us because the bouquet was still beautiful, but we definitely lucked out because the quality could have been much worse.

 

All the flowers are there...two colours of roses, alstromeria, carnations?, green mums...I think they used hydrangea instead of the smaller lookalike (I don't remember what they're called) but other than that, it's still a pretty bouquet!

 

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@k617Woah that's SO much better than mine! Which company did you use for this order? That's BEAUTIFUL! Smiley Happy

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@RoseCharlie this one is from Teleflora!

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Oh wow nice! : ) KK well it is good to know that some of the florists will do a good job... My thinking on this was that maybe the company giving them the order was squeezing a lot of the profit from the order and that was why the local florists from the reviews I had seen were making bouquets that seemed lower value compared to the presentation photos...Is teleflora the same as Flowers by Sears? I know that they probably are both fulfilled by local florists but I kind of assumed they were the same company because I saw a lot of people referring to both of them at the same time as if they were but they might have been wrong...  It does also occur to me that when a person looks at the presentation flowers they assume they are seeing the bouquet face on and that the flowers delivered will have the flowers shown on the photo on both sides but I guess what we are seeing is all the flowers in the arrangement arranged two-dimensionally which kind of sets the scene for disappointed expectations...

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I'm not sure if they're the same company...I'd assume all online flower delivery companies function in similar fashion though so it shouldn't matter! There are bad reviews for just about all of them.

 

Your assessment of people's expectations is spot on. I've seen a few consumer reviews (with actual photos) where the resulting bouquet is almost exact the same as the one shown in the stock photo, colour & flower wise, but because it's not arranged the same way as the stock photo (Which makes it look very full, tall and symmetric, all flowers facing perfectly outward) people get disappointed.

 

Really, these companies should photograph the bouquets properly to prevent disappointment.

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Whoa, that's a lot of filler. I'm so sorry that happened!

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Lol, according to the picture, it's the right amount of filler with not enough flowers

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@txcatxI knoooow : ( lol, you know, this company was the first to come up on google for flower delivery but after I made the order I found that they had something like 237 complaints on consumer affairs and a lot of people have added pictures of their flower orders and believe it or not - it looks like I was actually one of the lucky ones who at least got something that included a few of the flowers... Some people got the most ridiculous orders and one of the people who asked for a refund said that someone came to his girlfriend's work to "repossess" the flowers after he got a partial refund from the company.  The florist who had fulfilled the order said he needed to sell the flowers to someone else since he hadn't made any money on them... Just crazy... So I feel like this is actually a picture of what you get if you are lucky - based on what I've seen I don't believe they ever actually deliver what people paid for or bought.

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How long before this highlighter marketing explosion dies out?  I can't seem to stop buying new highlighters to try and am in shiney shimmery overload.  

I'm seriously considering the possibility that I may turn into a unicorn at any moment.  Right now I'm reorganizing my makeup drawers in the hopes I can muster up space for six new highlighters.  😭😭😭

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Of course you can make the space Smiley Very Happy Just gotta build the makeup drawers higher. 

 

there is ALWAYS room for new makeup!!!!

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@patronbleu I'll need to get a step stool if I go much higher, lol!  

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I think you'd make a lovely unicorn hearts Smiley Wink haha

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Thanks KB!  I've missed you!  

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@heartsmyface Same here! I have about half of a muji drawer dedicated to my "everyday" highlighters and my higher end Dior, Chanel highlighters stored away in their respective packaging in other drawers. Its too much even for me!

I think I'd need to morph into the mythical creature Hydra to use up all the highlighters I have in one lifetime. :/

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Summer is coming and soon we can paint all exposed skin in shimmery goodness! 

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i know i'm already starting to feel the overload.  i have SO many highlighters.  it is ridiculous, but recently i have barely been wearing it.  or i have been opting for a more natural glow, very very subtle.  for me at least this marketing explosion is having the opposite effect on me to the point where not only do I not want to buy anymore, i don't want to use the ones i own!  It's so weird!

 

(except the coverfx halo drops.  those are in a league of their own in my opinion.  new favorite!!)

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@starrysilver what is this natural glow you speak of?  Smiley Very Happy

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@heartsmyface@angel7594

 

OMG!  I totally had to reorganize my blush/highlighter drawer twice in the last week and now I'm out of space again due to my latest binge!!!!

 

I agree - We are turning into Unicorns and Mermaids. On the Stila thread @Randell has diagnosed this as OCMD (Obsessive Compulsive Mermaid Disorder).  Perhaps we add a U for unicorns and start our own 12 step program - It's getting out of hand...

 

I was able to resist the Plisse Lumiere de Chanel earlier this week, though, so I think that is a good sign!

 

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