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post #6031 of 11004
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Originally Posted by Anitacska View Post

Maybe contact them with the order details and let them know about the e-mail address. They'll still deliver fine, I'm sure though.

 

 

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Originally Posted by rockin View Post

 

Hopefully you managed to change your email address before they set to work on your order.  Like Anita said, it wouldn't do any harm to give them a ring or email them as well to check.  It's the postal address that matters, though, right?

 

 

I don't use the pink one I bought last year, but I bought the gold and copper this year.  What are we like?  Be careful - I pulled the stopper out of the nozzle of the copper one and got a lap full of powder where some had obviously collected behind the nozzle.  I discovered a little really does go a long way

 

I checked my email this morning to find I had received a confirmation email from them a few minutes after I had gone to bed so I'm hoping that they never sent one to the other email *fingers crossed* as my address and phone number was on the email. I really should stop online shopping at night as I'm extra careless when I'm sleepy th_rolleye0014.gif

 

Rockin - hope you like your goodies when you get a chance to play with them! I've never ordered from Cocktail cosmetics before so it's good to know they deliver fast :)

have Debenhams improved their delivery? I haven't ordered from them for a while...! 

post #6032 of 11004

I've depotted lots of UD palettes and those are very easy as they're all cardboard. The singles are harder, you have to heat those same as the Mac singles. I haven't depotted any of my BOS, but I might do, esp, the NYC one and the 4th one as they're bulkier and not as pretty as others.

 

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I've never really understood about Z Palettes - I've googled them, and they do seem like a good idea - certainly for things like the Urban Decay Books of Shadow - I need to declutter, so am considering it.  I'd be worried to death about prising shadows out of palettes though - don't they break up?

 

 

post #6033 of 11004

I think they have, although I never really had a problem with them, most time I've ever had to wait was about 5 days or so.

 

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I checked my email this morning to find I had received a confirmation email from them a few minutes after I had gone to bed so I'm hoping that they never sent one to the other email *fingers crossed* as my address and phone number was on the email. I really should stop online shopping at night as I'm extra careless when I'm sleepy th_rolleye0014.gif

 

Rockin - hope you like your goodies when you get a chance to play with them! I've never ordered from Cocktail cosmetics before so it's good to know they deliver fast :)

have Debenhams improved their delivery? I haven't ordered from them for a while...! 

post #6034 of 11004
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Originally Posted by Anitacska View Post

I think they have, although I never really had a problem with them, most time I've ever had to wait was about 5 days or so.

 

I think thats usually how long my parcels take to arrive 4-5 days - guess I'm just impatient! 

 

Hve you seen the guerlain spring collection? It looks lovely! Though I've still got to pick up a few pieces from the christmas collection! 

http://www.chicprofile.com/2012/10/guerlain-spring-2013-makeup-collection-sneak-peek.html

post #6035 of 11004

So nice - as always!!  I'm going on a 'sort of' no-buy - the best that I can possibly hope to follow - nothing but new releases from Art Deco and Guerlain!  I can't believe that I 'have' to buy anything else, as I've got backups for absolutely everything that I use!

 

Woke up this morning to a really blood-shot eye - the sort that has made everybody today look away lol!  I don't know why - I definitely removed the small amount of makeup that I had on last night :(  No eye makeup until it's better though :(

 

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Originally Posted by Alisha1 View Post

I think thats usually how long my parcels take to arrive 4-5 days - guess I'm just impatient! 

 

Hve you seen the guerlain spring collection? It looks lovely! Though I've still got to pick up a few pieces from the christmas collection! 

http://www.chicprofile.com/2012/10/guerlain-spring-2013-makeup-collection-sneak-peek.html

post #6036 of 11004
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Originally Posted by rockin View Post

 
 
Today is Black Friday!

To celebrate the start of Christmas Shopping Season, we've reduced the price of absolutely everything on the site by 20%!

Hurry, the Black Friday sale ends midnight tonight (UK time)!
 
 

 

Thanks a lot, rockin!

 

I've bought a few Orly nailpolishes I was after. I am happy these will be arriving from the UK, so I won't have to wait so long, as I would have to wait if I had ordered them on Ebay from the US. I've also spent quite a bit on Sugarpill's website, since they were having 30% off sale on Friday (and it is still on until tomorrow night, I believe, but it is now 20 % off).

post #6037 of 11004
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Originally Posted by Eleentje View Post

 

Thanks a lot, rockin!

 

I've bought a few Orly nailpolishes I was after. I am happy these will be arriving from the UK, so I won't have to wait so long, as I would have to wait if I had ordered them on Ebay from the US. I've also spent quite a bit on Sugarpill's website, since they were having 30% off sale on Friday (and it is still on until tomorrow night, I believe, but it is now 20 % off).

 

I'd order direct from Sugarpill, but knowing my luck I'd get stung by Customs when my order arrived.  Our 'allowance' before having to pay duty and postman's charges for collecting said duty is tiny.

 

My Beautybay.com order is due to be delivered today, with my ArtDeco Glamour collection.  Can't wait to try the Glam Couture eyeshadows

post #6038 of 11004

Argh i'm such an idiot, i've just been stung by a fake MAC brush on eBay. Been after a 180 for a looong time so when one came up i was kind of blinded by lust and didn't research properly and i ended up forking out £45 but it's arrived today and it's so fake it's unreal, hairs falling out all over the place and shoddy workmanship in the extreme :-( Hope i can get a refund

post #6039 of 11004
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Originally Posted by mushroomteagirl View Post

Argh i'm such an idiot, i've just been stung by a fake MAC brush on eBay. Been after a 180 for a looong time so when one came up i was kind of blinded by lust and didn't research properly and i ended up forking out £45 but it's arrived today and it's so fake it's unreal, hairs falling out all over the place and shoddy workmanship in the extreme :-( Hope i can get a refund

 

That sucks :(  It's a lot of money, too.  I really hope you are able to get a refund.  Was it a private seller, or a business one?

 

I've got doubts myself about a "Blanc Terriblement" YSL highlighter I bought on ebay.  It looks legit to me, and even has the monogrammed fabric band around the palette, but the weight both on the box and on the palette itself says 10,8g rather than 10.8g.  There's a decimal point where the weight is stated in ounces, but a comma where it is stated in grammes.  Does anyone know if this is as it should be or not?

post #6040 of 11004

Benefit have the "Looking to rock Rita" EDT and the "Cabana Glama" kit at 50% off today on their website.  Offer ends at midnight

 

 

 

 

 

I've just got a card in the post from House Of Fraser.  They are having a 2 day Brand Event on Thursday and Friday this week (from 5pm on Wednesday online).  It's "Up to 40%"  but as usual beauty is only 10%.  For anyone with HoF rewards, it states "Please note that Rewards WILL be accepted as payment during this event", which has to be good news.  Usually they don't accept them during events like this now.


Edited by rockin - 11/26/12 at 3:48am
post #6041 of 11004
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Originally Posted by rockin View Post

 

That sucks :(  It's a lot of money, too.  I really hope you are able to get a refund.  Was it a private seller, or a business one?

 

I've got doubts myself about a "Blanc Terriblement" YSL highlighter I bought on ebay.  It looks legit to me, and even has the monogrammed fabric band around the palette, but the weight both on the box and on the palette itself says 10,8g rather than 10.8g.  There's a decimal point where the weight is stated in ounces, but a comma where it is stated in grammes.  Does anyone know if this is as it should be or not?

I've opened a case so fingers crossed. I think they are a private seller though they have quite a few cosmetic items for sale.

 

Hmmm this is a tough one. I work with quite a few French people at work and i have often seen them use a comma instead of a decimal place when writing down numbers and obviously YSL is a French brand. I would have expected it to be consistent though unless it's just a typo

post #6042 of 11004

Is that the newest highlighter? If it is, it's probably real. In Hungary people use comma instead of decimal point, so would write 10,8 g. It might be the same in France.

 

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Originally Posted by rockin View Post

 

That sucks :(  It's a lot of money, too.  I really hope you are able to get a refund.  Was it a private seller, or a business one?

 

I've got doubts myself about a "Blanc Terriblement" YSL highlighter I bought on ebay.  It looks legit to me, and even has the monogrammed fabric band around the palette, but the weight both on the box and on the palette itself says 10,8g rather than 10.8g.  There's a decimal point where the weight is stated in ounces, but a comma where it is stated in grammes.  Does anyone know if this is as it should be or not?

post #6043 of 11004

Just had an email from beautybay.com they were overwelmed by the black friday promotion so there will be delays in sending stuff out :-( Shame since I was really looking forward to trying my new cleansing balm, my skin isn't very happy at the moment due to the change in temperature!

 

Never mind at least they communicated it which is better than other online retailers.

 

I am off into town at lunch time to look for a new morning cleanser, fancying trying ren for a change? Anyway have any thoughts?

post #6044 of 11004

Ebay/Paypal should refund you in a case situation for this I hope! fingers crossed

post #6045 of 11004

Yay! Thanks for letting me know. I have £30 to spend, was going to go tomorrow, but will go Thursday or Friday instead.

 

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Originally Posted by rockin View Post

Benefit have the "Looking to rock Rita" EDT and the "Cabana Glama" kit at 50% off today on their website.  Offer ends at midnight

 

 

 

 

 

I've just got a card in the post from House Of Fraser.  They are having a 2 day Brand Event on Thursday and Friday this week (from 5pm on Wednesday online).  It's "Up to 40%"  but as usual beauty is only 10%.  For anyone with HoF rewards, it states "Please note that Rewards WILL be accepted as payment during this event", which has to be good news.  Usually they don't accept them during events like this now.

post #6046 of 11004
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Originally Posted by Anitacska View Post

Is that the newest highlighter? If it is, it's probably real. In Hungary people use comma instead of decimal point, so would write 10,8 g. It might be the same in France.

 

 

It's last year's - the 3 colour one.  Glad to hear it might be genuine after all.  It just worried me that it had the decimal point in the ounces, but a comma in the gram weight.

post #6047 of 11004

My Beautybay order has arrived.  I was surprised so many things fit in such a small box, with room to spare, but then the Glam Couture eyeshadows aren't boxed, so that saves some space, and the regular eyeshadows are tiny anyway.  The Glam Stars ones are boxed, nonetheless.

 

I really think they should put names as well as numbers on products, where space allows. That's probably the only minor niggle I have with these.

 

The Glam Couture eyeshadows (the round, fancy ones) are quite subtle, but very pretty.  Same with the blush - no garish colours with ArtDeco.

post #6048 of 11004

I might have that one actually (isn't it terrible that I don't even know if I do???), I certainly have many YSL products, I'll have a look in a minute. EDIT: I don't have it, but Googled it and a blogger has a picture of the back and it says 10,8 g, so I'm sure yours is the real deal. I once bought a fake YSL eyeshadow quad and it was so obviously fake, I'm sure anyone would've realised.

 

My BeautyBay order is due within the next hour - yay!

 

And Ladies, don't forget Debenhams has 10% off beauty and 500 bonus points (for £40 spend).

 

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Originally Posted by rockin View Post

 

It's last year's - the 3 colour one.  Glad to hear it might be genuine after all.  It just worried me that it had the decimal point in the ounces, but a comma in the gram weight.


Edited by Anitacska - 11/26/12 at 6:01am
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post #6050 of 11004
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Originally Posted by toobusytostitch View Post
 

So nice - as always!!  I'm going on a 'sort of' no-buy - the best that I can possibly hope to follow - nothing but new releases from Art Deco and Guerlain!  I can't believe that I 'have' to buy anything else, as I've got backups for absolutely everything that I use!

 

Woke up this morning to a really blood-shot eye - the sort that has made everybody today look away lol!  I don't know why - I definitely removed the small amount of makeup that I had on last night :(  No eye makeup until it's better though :(

 

I've been very good with makeup buying, I pick 1-2 pieces from collections only though I have a backlog of stuff to buy from the christmas collections; still haven't purchased the things I want from the guerlain and chanel collections! 

 

Hope your eye get well soon! I've had a few of those random red eyes ever since I started wearing glasses a few months ago!

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Originally Posted by rockin View Post

Benefit have the "Looking to rock Rita" EDT and the "Cabana Glama" kit at 50% off today on their website.  Offer ends at midnight

 

 

 

 

 

I've just got a card in the post from House Of Fraser.  They are having a 2 day Brand Event on Thursday and Friday this week (from 5pm on Wednesday online).  It's "Up to 40%"  but as usual beauty is only 10%.  For anyone with HoF rewards, it states "Please note that Rewards WILL be accepted as payment during this event", which has to be good news.  Usually they don't accept them during events like this now.

 

Eek why is everybody having sales! Lol I wanted to finally get the Tom Ford contour/highlighter kit when HoF next had a sale but I don't think I'll be able to afford it this week :/ ah well...

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Originally Posted by charlotte366 View Post

Just had an email from beautybay.com they were overwelmed by the black friday promotion so there will be delays in sending stuff out :-( Shame since I was really looking forward to trying my new cleansing balm, my skin isn't very happy at the moment due to the change in temperature!

 

Never mind at least they communicated it which is better than other online retailers.

 

I am off into town at lunch time to look for a new morning cleanser, fancying trying ren for a change? Anyway have any thoughts?

 

I've been using Olay Gentle cleanser since college so it has been about 2 1/2 years and I love it - definitely recommend! 

post #6051 of 11004

Edit: Posted about an offer, but it doesn't seem to work

post #6052 of 11004
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Originally Posted by mushroomteagirl View Post

Argh i'm such an idiot, i've just been stung by a fake MAC brush on eBay. Been after a 180 for a looong time so when one came up i was kind of blinded by lust and didn't research properly and i ended up forking out £45 but it's arrived today and it's so fake it's unreal, hairs falling out all over the place and shoddy workmanship in the extreme :-( Hope i can get a refund

Oh no! I hope you'll get your money back! You'd think you're safe with a discontinued brush... I generally avoid purchasing second hand brushes, because it is so difficult to distinguish the high quality fakes from the real deal, unless you already have the same brush. It doesn't help that Mac changed some of them over time...

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Originally Posted by rockin View Post

 

That sucks :(  It's a lot of money, too.  I really hope you are able to get a refund.  Was it a private seller, or a business one?

 

I've got doubts myself about a "Blanc Terriblement" YSL highlighter I bought on ebay.  It looks legit to me, and even has the monogrammed fabric band around the palette, but the weight both on the box and on the palette itself says 10,8g rather than 10.8g.  There's a decimal point where the weight is stated in ounces, but a comma where it is stated in grammes.  Does anyone know if this is as it should be or not?

My guess would be: dot decimal separator is used in the US/Commonwealth countries, who also measure weight in oz and comma is for European countries, etc. who generally measure weight in grams.  Hence the discrepancy.

Looking into my crystal ball, I can see expansion of Urban Decay into China now...

post #6053 of 11004

Don't forget it's Boots' Points Event again this week.  Ours is on Thursday and I have a bonus 500 point voucher.  I'm not sure whether I can afford anything now though (other than using points)

post #6054 of 11004

Uh oh... :(

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Originally Posted by Eleentje View Post

Oh no! I hope you'll get your money back! You'd think you're safe with a discontinued brush... I generally avoid purchasing second hand brushes, because it is so difficult to distinguish the high quality fakes from the real deal, unless you already have the same brush. It doesn't help that Mac changed some of them over time...

My guess would be: dot decimal separator is used in the US/Commonwealth countries, who also measure weight in oz and comma is for European countries, etc. who generally measure weight in grams.  Hence the discrepancy.

Looking into my crystal ball, I can see expansion of Urban Decay into China now...

 

I'm not even going near Boots on Thursday, there's nothing I need right now, really can't justify spending another £50 on stuff I don't even need.

 

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Originally Posted by rockin View Post

Don't forget it's Boots' Points Event again this week.  Ours is on Thursday and I have a bonus 500 point voucher.  I'm not sure whether I can afford anything now though (other than using points)

post #6055 of 11004

Thank you - it's much better already today - might get away with some makeup tomorrow for work!

 

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Originally Posted by Alisha1 View Post

 

Hope your eye get well soon! I've had a few of those random red eyes ever since I started wearing glasses a few months ago!

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How do you like the ArtDeco Glam Couture stuff? I've not had any time to swatch them, want to take pictures first, but they only arrived at 2.30 and I didn't have time. They look pretty, but I'm a bit disappointed that the silvery one isn't more blue, I'm sure it looked blue in the pictures. 

 

My Coctail Cosmetics order was only dispatched today, but hopefully it'll get here tomorrow.

 

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Originally Posted by rockin View Post

My Beautybay order has arrived.  I was surprised so many things fit in such a small box, with room to spare, but then the Glam Couture eyeshadows aren't boxed, so that saves some space, and the regular eyeshadows are tiny anyway.  The Glam Stars ones are boxed, nonetheless.

 

I really think they should put names as well as numbers on products, where space allows. That's probably the only minor niggle I have with these.

 

The Glam Couture eyeshadows (the round, fancy ones) are quite subtle, but very pretty.  Same with the blush - no garish colours with ArtDeco.

post #6058 of 11004

Got lots of goodies in the post today - yay! The postman really hates me now, he was grumpier than ever, lol. Haven't tried anything, I had to do some shopping (costumes for Christmas plays, etc.), and now off to help at school, but maybe tomorrow I'll finally have some time to play. :)
 

post #6059 of 11004
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Originally Posted by Anitacska View Post

How do you like the ArtDeco Glam Couture stuff? I've not had any time to swatch them, want to take pictures first, but they only arrived at 2.30 and I didn't have time. They look pretty, but I'm a bit disappointed that the silvery one isn't more blue, I'm sure it looked blue in the pictures. 

 

My Coctail Cosmetics order was only dispatched today, but hopefully it'll get here tomorrow.

 

 

The silver does appear to have a slight blue tinge to it once swatched on the back of my hand, but it looks very silver in the pot.  The white, although it doesn't look it in the pot, has a slight pink tinge, a little like  MAC Pink Opal.  The taupe is beautiful.  I also have the pinks, which are very pretty as well.  They all have a wonderful sheen which shows best when the light hits them.

 

I haven't tried any of them on my eyes yet, as I'm currently trying the Too Faced Glitter Glue with some FaceFront glitter.  I have that on one eye and Urban Decay Primer Potion on the other.  The Too Faced is thicker than the UD, and I have been able to apply the glitter thicker on that one, so more colour.  So far, minimal fallout on both, although some of that could just be the glitter that landed on my eyelashes while I was applying it.

post #6060 of 11004
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Originally Posted by Anitacska View Post

Got lots of goodies in the post today - yay! The postman really hates me now, he was grumpier than ever, lol. Haven't tried anything, I had to do some shopping (costumes for Christmas plays, etc.), and now off to help at school, but maybe tomorrow I'll finally have some time to play. :)
 

 

LOL, I love it when lots of goodies arrive.  Sadly, nothing arrived for me today, apart from my home insurance renewal quotes.  I am expecting a few things, like my Z Palette from Love Makeup (which usually arrives next day, but hasn't this time) and some bits and pieces from ebay and Amazon.  They'll probably all arrive tomorrow while I'm out at my dance class, and I'll have to wait until Friday for them to be redelivered.

 

It bugs me how schools expect parents to fork out for costumes for school plays.  Schools do Christmas plays every year - surely they should have a stock of costumes that can be re-used?  They seem to forget that not all parents have the money, or the time to go searching for or making costumes that will be worn only once.

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