If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all.
That saying applies in a lot of circumstances.
Say you see an ugly baby. (Is there such a thing as an ugly baby?) You aren't going to tell the parents that their kid looks like a troll doll. Or how about when stranger posts a picture of their makeup on a website. You wouldn't tell them they look hideous...well some cowards find courage on the internet and will say something nasty. In that case. the "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all" still applies but some jerks will ignore that. What if you are in a restaurant and the cook sends out something that doesn't taste good? Does the "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all" motto still apply? Of course not. You let the waiter know and they fix the problem. (hopefully not by spitting in your food) What about buying a product from a company and you aren't satisfied with it does the "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all" motto still apply? Of course not! You let the company know you are not satisfied with the item YOU purchased. Right? So why was it when people were complaining about the pathetic My Glam Bag for February on the My Glam Facebook page were these "cheerleaders" for My Glam spouting off the "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all" motto? I have no idea. Maybe these women don't like conflict. Maybe they were part of the VERY small minority that was actually pleased with the bag. Regardless of their personal feelings about the My Glam bag, it should not dictate what OTHERS can say about their experience with the bag. Scolding other Facebook fans who expressed displeasure, in a non confrontational way, about the contents of February's bag is just as obnoxious as telling a stranger that her makeup application looks like crap. (In my opinion) Oh. That shouldn't be in parenthesis. OPINION is the key here. It is my opinion that the February My Glam Bag was below my expectations and was extremely unsatisfying. Since when are we not allowed to voice a negative opinion on the Facebook page of a brand? It really annoyed me that these "Polly Purebreds" were all offended that people were expressing displeasure with the February Bag. One of these women even went to far as to say that those that were upset with the contents of the bag were being "UNGRATEFUL". Really? I should be grateful when I PAY for a product that does not meet my expectations? Am I grateful to the hairdresser that gives me a crappy hair cut, because well, after all, he took the time to cut my hair? HELL NO! Let me make it as simple as I can for those that thought people shouldn't complain about the product they received.
A) I signed up for a service based on examples of what sort of product the company would deliver.
B) I PAID for the service with the same expectations that I too would receive the same if not similar products.
C) When the service delivered products that were well below REASONABLE expectations, I am allowed to be unhappy with the service I paid for.
Plain and simple.
Yes. The internet has created a whole new breed of bullies. People that never would say nasty things to a person's face, now have this false courage to do so over the internet. That behavior is deplorable. HOWEVER, voicing your opinion about a poor service over the internet with REASONABLE methods (such as leaving a comment on the company's Facebook wall, especially when said company is unresponsive to e-mail. ) is acceptable. (No swearing please) In short. Let's leave the cliche "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all" to the bullies that bash people's looks or kids or whatever. But don't get your panties in a twist because you don't like to hear that your favorite company may not be pleasing all of their customers.
On To The Poll!
1. Blush Of The Day? - Chanel Joues Contrast in Espiegle. A loverly orange/coral/salmon/peach color. One of these days I'm going to figure out the difference between these colors.
2. What is your favorite quote by someone else? - Well I have a favorite quote from Coco Chanel, but I think Olympia Dukasis' line from the Steel Magnolia's movie is more appropriate for today's poll. "I always say, If you don't have anything nice to say, come sit by me.".
3. Most overrated and underrated beauty products? - Overrated = Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. It's not the miracle mascara that magazines claim it is. Underrated = Lancome Dual Finish Powder Foundation. Every time I use it I get compliments on how smooth and airbrushed my skin looks.
4. What is one of your pet peeves? - Chewing gum or eating with your mouth open. I have some cow-workers (intentional typo) that eat with their mouths open and it makes my skin crawl They also chew gum in the same fashion and snap it too. It's all I can d not to throttle them and duct tape their moth shut.
5. What is your current beauty lemming? - The Chantecaille Coral Reefs Palette. I on every Chantecaille 4 pan palette. I must own this one too. Wanna know why? Because they put a taupe shadow in every palette and they all look beautiful!
P.S. If you disagree with my little rant above. That's OK. I'm happy to hear another side to the discussion.