Just a few updates on recent posts and an itty bitty rant.
First the updates.
I finally heard back from MAC cosmetics about The Volcanic Ash Exfoliator. They write me a letter saying that they received my e-mail and were passing along my thoughts to the marketing team. I think that's code for, "We got a good laugh about of your Haikus but I don't think there is enough interest in bringing back some sugary gloopy scrub that didn't sell as well as we hoped...thanks for playing." They included a full size eyeshadow as a "thanks for writing". That was certainly very nice of them. So as a thank you to all of those that read here I would like to give this away to one of my readers. You will receive a full size brand new in box Brule eyeshadow. Just leave me a comment here with your first name and last initial, and on Friday, October 31st, I will announce a winner. Every entry will be assigned a number by the order they post and I will use a random number generator to select the winner. Sound fun? Well maybe not but hey, it's a free eyeshadow! P.S. I will ship internationally.
Sephora has FINALLY replenished their stock of slim liner pencils so my coveted holy grail 114 nude lip liner pencil can now be procured. Yes. I'm going to be buying 3 at one time. I can finally toss away that "dupe" that broke me out along my lip line. While it was a good color match it certainly wasn't a suitable replacement in the long run.
The nivea lip balms I wrote about do have a scent. I was mistaken when I posted that they did not. The peach one does not have a scent but the red and pink ones do. Sorry if you are sensitive to scents in your lip products. I know how annoying that can be. Fortunately the scent does not last long and fades after a while. They are still my Holy Grail lip balms.
I found that the Giorgio Armani Lip Wax when this one did the same thing. Oh well. I guess they products I purchased were too drying for me. The red one (#6) didn't apply evenly enough and it gave me flaky lips. The nude one (#2) was just too orange on me. I have a problem with nude lip colors looking orange on me so I was not surprisedaren't as great as I thought they were. I also think I kind of didn't like the fact that I had to apply with a lip brush. It's a personal thing as many people don't mind lip brushes.... but for me it was just a pain in the butt. Sorry folks.
I eventually returned the Clarins Instant Smooth Foundation. It broke me out (I think it was the silicones) and it just didn't set up on me...but I have been talking to other users with less oily skin than me and they have reported great results...so I hope that those that were interested try it out .... hopefully you can get a sample before you buy.
And now for my rant.
Many of you may read the Makeupalley.com makeup chat boards. If you don't, be thankful. For the last 3-4 days it has been unbearable. I like a lot of the posters there, don't get me wrong, but recently some of them have been really awful. Sephora came out with special one time use only code for specific Beauty Insider (BI) members. This code was a akin to a 40% savings on a purchase. (ex: save $20 on a $50 purchase or $15 of a $35 purchase). Not every BI member got one of these codes (I didn't). When the word got out that that codes were sent to some people and not all, you would have thought that God himself had personally snubbed some of the people that didn't get the code. The disgusting display of self entitlement was embarrassing and annoying. I was embarrassed for the members that really took it personally that they didn't get a code...some even claiming they would boycott Sephora or not participate in an upcoming 20% discount sale called "Friends and Family"(F&F) and I was annoyed that some of these members didn't stop to think for two seconds what a small population of only US residents got the special one time use only code. There are tons of people that buy from Sephora that a) Don't live in the US and b) Never ever get to partake in sales or the liberal return policy that Sephora in the US offers. Even the F&F sale is for US residents only.
So I say to those that were flipping out: Take a step back. It's only makeup. It's nothing that if you can't buy it you would die. It's not medicine, food, water, shelter, clothing, etc. It's just makeup. For those complaining that they didn't get the discount code, was your life so terribly impacted that you were unable to get up and have a meal, breathe unassisted, walk unassisted, hug a loved one, sleep in a warm bed or post and bitch about it on your computer with Internet access? No. No you weren't. In the big scheme of things it's just pigment, wax and mica in plastic boxes. Is makeup really that crucial to your ability to live, that missing a one time discount was going to kill you?
I may be makeup obsessed but I would trade my whole collection for the assurance that my husband and son were guaranteed happiness and health for the rest of their lives. As much as I love Chanel, Gurelain and Dior I would throw it all away if it meant saving someone I loved.
There are more important things in life. Stop bitching about a one time discount and start taking a harder look in the mirror at yourselves. Someone under all that powder, blush and lipstick is really empty. If feeling that slighted by a missed discount affects you that much, no amount of makeup will ever fix that.