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Really? I need to take mine with me then, lol!

 


Ah, but you've got to get past Build-A-Bear without any tantrums remember!

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Not if I walk from the Bentalls car park! girlhaha.gif Then we go straight through the ground floor of Bentalls. Actually minie don't care much about Build-a-Bear, luckily. In fact we've never been to one. I don't even know if they know what it is.

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Ah, but you've got to get past Build-A-Bear without any tantrums remember!

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Benefit UK are giving away umbrellas on Twitter - 20 a day of them.  I won one yesterday. 

 

Here's today's tweet about how to win  https://twitter.com/Benefit_UK_IRE/status/289342330463453184

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I finally got a hold of a decent person at MAC.

 

She's told me to e-mail her with some lipstick choices as they'll send me one out... but I dunno what choices to give.  I assume it'll have to be from the perm line as the only other LE one I wanted is gone.  Argh.  :/

 

Ideally I want it to be a colour I would like to try but won't make the risk of buying if I dislike it, if that makes sense?  So that way I won't have wasted my money on it.  I'd wanted to go to Harvey Nichs when I was in Edinburgh to swatch but I just didn't have time so I'm going off swatches online and can't decide.

 

Does anyone have Plumful?  I keep seeing different swatches for it and can't decide.

 

I have Plumful, it's a pretty every day shade and it's a Lustre so it has a nice texture though they do tend to wear off faster HTH :)

 

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I forgot to say, I'm going to Bicester Village on Friday! A friend asked if I wanted to go with her and another friend. So excited, they have a CCO there. Not that I need anything... but you know! yahoo.gif
 

 

I have been wanting to go to Bicester Village for years! Mostly just to visit a CCO..! Can you check to see if the sell any dicontinued Jo Malone products please? I've always wanted to know if they ever go on offer...! Anyways enjoy your trip :)

 

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Benefit UK are giving away umbrellas on Twitter - 20 a day of them.  I won one yesterday. 

 

Here's today's tweet about how to win  https://twitter.com/Benefit_UK_IRE/status/289342330463453184

Congrats! You're always winning things! I need some of your luck! 

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Just a heads-up that a lot of the Guerlain Spring collection is now on Debenhams - not under Guerlain as a brand, but on the New Arrivals tab - there's the meteorites, the two quads and four of the lip products - think there's a mascara too?  Can't remember, and it's only five minutes since I looked!
 

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Ooh, thanks! I definitely want to swatch the eyeshadows and lipsticks first, but I will buy the Meteorites unseen. At the moment I'm not happy with Debenhams, so will probably buy from HoF instead.

 

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Just a heads-up that a lot of the Guerlain Spring collection is now on Debenhams - not under Guerlain as a brand, but on the New Arrivals tab - there's the meteorites, the two quads and four of the lip products - think there's a mascara too?  Can't remember, and it's only five minutes since I looked!
 

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Originally Posted by Anitacska View Post

Ooh, thanks! I definitely want to swatch the eyeshadows and lipsticks first, but I will buy the Meteorites unseen. At the moment I'm not happy with Debenhams, so will probably buy from HoF instead.

 


I went for the Meteorites and the two palettes for now - they've got one of their extra points for a £35 spend, so I thought I'd give them a chance!  Just hoping that the despatch email says the right things when it arrives!

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No Jo Malone products at the Bicester CCO. I didn't get much, only picked up 2 Volcanic Ash exfoliators, very pleased though as they were £15.75 each and they're £21 on the website! :) I didn't really want any make up as I tend to buy all the LE stuff I want when they come out, but I saw they had loads of the Gareth Pugh pigments and Strada blushes, that dotty Beth Ditto powder, some of the graffiti palettes, some MES, etc.

 

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I have Plumful, it's a pretty every day shade and it's a Lustre so it has a nice texture though they do tend to wear off faster HTH :)

 

 

I have been wanting to go to Bicester Village for years! Mostly just to visit a CCO..! Can you check to see if the sell any dicontinued Jo Malone products please? I've always wanted to know if they ever go on offer...! Anyways enjoy your trip :)

 

Congrats! You're always winning things! I need some of your luck! 

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Originally Posted by Alisha1 View Post

 

I have Plumful, it's a pretty every day shade and it's a Lustre so it has a nice texture though they do tend to wear off faster HTH :)

 

 

Thanks!  I gave them a list and they told me Plumful will be on it's way to me on Monday, yay!

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I'm having absolutely ZERO luck with the mail lately.

 

My Mom ordered a Christmas present from me from the US and it still isn't here.  A lady on here sent me a package god knows how long ago now from the US and it still isn't here either.  A package I sent around October time hasn't made it's way to it's destination so I'm trying to get the post office to refund the money etc.

 

Everything fails lately.

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I went for the Meteorites and the two palettes for now - they've got one of their extra points for a £35 spend, so I thought I'd give them a chance!  Just hoping that the despatch email says the right things when it arrives!

I have ordered the Meteorites from Debenhams in the end, the 500 points offer is very good, even if I won't be able to spend it for about a year, lol. Might order the palettes too, one a day, so I get the max. amount of points.
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I'm having absolutely ZERO luck with the mail lately.

 

My Mom ordered a Christmas present from me from the US and it still isn't here.  A lady on here sent me a package god knows how long ago now from the US and it still isn't here either.  A package I sent around October time hasn't made it's way to it's destination so I'm trying to get the post office to refund the money etc.

 

Everything fails lately.

 

The Christmas presents my sister sent over from Australia still haven't arrived.  Also something I bought from a Specktra member mid October hasn't showed up.  I put in a claim via the Post Office, but all they were prepared to offer, as there was no 'proof of posting' was a book of 6 first class stamps.  I don't doubt she posted it, as I have bought a number of things from her before which have all arrived quickly.

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International post has been ridiculosly slow, our Christmas card took 3 weeks to get to Hungary. Luckily all my recent packages have arrived fairly quickly. I hate waiting for packages.
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No Jo Malone products at the Bicester CCO. I didn't get much, only picked up 2 Volcanic Ash exfoliators, very pleased though as they were £15.75 each and they're £21 on the website! smiles.gif I didn't really want any make up as I tend to buy all the LE stuff I want when they come out, but I saw they had loads of the Gareth Pugh pigments and Strada blushes, that dotty Beth Ditto powder, some of the graffiti palettes, some MES, etc.

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Did they have much in other brands like bobbi brown or Tom ford?

My brother lives close to Bicester so i might pop in, my strada is close to pan and I don't have a back up, we're there many there?
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They had Bobbi Brown, but I didn't see Tom Ford. They had lots of Estee Lauder and also some Smashbox.

 

There were quite a few Strada blushes, and even more of the pigments.

 

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Did they have much in other brands like bobbi brown or Tom ford?

My brother lives close to Bicester so i might pop in, my strada is close to pan and I don't have a back up, we're there many there?
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The Christmas presents my sister sent over from Australia still haven't arrived.  Also something I bought from a Specktra member mid October hasn't showed up.  I put in a claim via the Post Office, but all they were prepared to offer, as there was no 'proof of posting' was a book of 6 first class stamps.  I don't doubt she posted it, as I have bought a number of things from her before which have all arrived quickly.

 

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International post has been ridiculosly slow, our Christmas card took 3 weeks to get to Hungary. Luckily all my recent packages have arrived fairly quickly. I hate waiting for packages.

 

It's beyond a joke how bad the International post has been.

 

2 orders from the US ( I forgot about one ) were sent and not arrived, one from Specktra and then I sent a package to another Specktra member and nadda.  I have the proof of postage for the item sent, so they better refund it.  Though turns out the lady at the post office told me to apply for the shipping costs too - which I doubt I'll get as the products came to £50 and I didn't know you had to claim it if it was £50 or over and I wasn't asked so I'll likely just get the amount paid for the items and I'll have to refund the postage difference so I'm out of money - worst bit is it was a CP, it wasn't like the items were bought from me.

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Originally Posted by Anitacska View Post

No Jo Malone products at the Bicester CCO. I didn't get much, only picked up 2 Volcanic Ash exfoliators, very pleased though as they were £15.75 each and they're £21 on the website! :) I didn't really want any make up as I tend to buy all the LE stuff I want when they come out, but I saw they had loads of the Gareth Pugh pigments and Strada blushes, that dotty Beth Ditto powder, some of the graffiti palettes, some MES, etc.

 

Wow thats a really good price! I was supposed to try them when it came out with mineralize collection but am I right in thinking it's now permanent? I'm sure I read that on Temptalia somewhere... Guess I have to buy Jo Malone at full price than, HoF have a few of the perfumes, hope they stock their candles and smaller perfumes soon! 

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Thanks!  I gave them a list and they told me Plumful will be on it's way to me on Monday, yay!

 

Thats good of MAC! Their CS is usually quite good anyways as are other brands which a part of Estee Lauder. Hope you like the lipstick :)

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The Christmas presents from Australia finally arrived.  They were sent to my parents' as usual - one package with 5 presents in.  The package had been opened by Customs, but they didn't open the individual presents, but they could see they were gifts.  Unfortunately she had forgotten to tick the 'gift' box on the Customs label.  My parents had to collect it from the sorting office yesterday, and pay over £23 to do so.  So not fair that the PO charge £8 when they don't even deliver the package!  It just doesn't seem worth sending presents anymore when you bring postage and Customs charges into it.

 

Mine was a pink and brown bag with a red lining.  The label says Dean & Delucca.  Does anyone know this brand?

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Unfortunately even gifts have the £15 limit now, so unless you lie about the value, you will get stung whether it's marked as gift or not. :( Never heard of Dean & Delucca.

 

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The Christmas presents from Australia finally arrived.  They were sent to my parents' as usual - one package with 5 presents in.  The package had been opened by Customs, but they didn't open the individual presents, but they could see they were gifts.  Unfortunately she had forgotten to tick the 'gift' box on the Customs label.  My parents had to collect it from the sorting office yesterday, and pay over £23 to do so.  So not fair that the PO charge £8 when they don't even deliver the package!  It just doesn't seem worth sending presents anymore when you bring postage and Customs charges into it.

 

Mine was a pink and brown bag with a red lining.  The label says Dean & Delucca.  Does anyone know this brand?

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I have ordered the Meteorites from Debenhams in the end, the 500 points offer is very good, even if I won't be able to spend it for about a year, lol. Might order the palettes too, one a day, so I get the max. amount of points.


I got my dispatch email - hopefully everything is on its way to me :)

 

Anybody seen the new Estee Lauder Pure Colour Stay-on Shadow Paints?  I've ordered a couple, often cream shadows crease on me, but these look so lovely!

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Selfridges has put together a few permanent MAC products for their No Noise event - see here. Seems to just be clear products (lipglass, top coat, pressed powder, lip conditioner) and nudes (lipstick, lip liner, pro sculpting creams, paint pots).

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Unfortunately even gifts have the £15 limit now, so unless you lie about the value, you will get stung whether it's marked as gift or not. :( Never heard of Dean & Delucca.

 

 

Seems unfair when the parcel is actually gifts for 5 people. None of them individually would have attracted Customs charges.  They were only sent together to save on postage fees

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Originally Posted by Alisha1 View Post

 

Thats good of MAC! Their CS is usually quite good anyways as are other brands which a part of Estee Lauder. Hope you like the lipstick :)

 

Thanks!  MAC usually is yeah but the first lady I spoke to was entirely unhelpful so I'm glad I tried again.

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One package from the US finally arrived.

 

Got a few paint pot samples and Teal pigment sample, which I've pressed along with a couple others I already had waiting to be done.  I never see the point in buying a full sized jar, I'll never, ever use them up.

 

Still waiting on the other packages to arrive.

 

One of them was ordered on Nov. 27th, as it was a Christmas gift for me.  Well, it certainly didn't get here in time.  They've given mea 50% off coupon to use an unlimited amount of times for 6 months which is nice but I'd rather not spend more money until I know I can receive an order.  They've told me if it isn't here Monday to get in contact again and they'll send out another package.  I'm getting a bit passed annoyed now to be honest.  They were having issues shipping internationally as they changed companies - which fine, I understood that.  As they were waiting for some sort of approval the package in the end didn't get shipped til Dec. 26th which is a month after it was ordered.  I realise it's only been about 17 days, and I realise that NY would have caused delays but I'm just fed up of waiting now.

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Thanks to the advice and encouragement received here, I went ahead and depotted some of my bulkier palettes (the easier ones such as LeBalm and Urban Decay).  Now I'm thinking of being even more adventurous and pressing some of my MAC pigments into solid form - I think with surgical spirit?  Anyone done much of this, and pitfalls etc?  I've ordered a Z-palette and twenty pans, so eager to get going when they arrive.  My lovely pigments don't get as much use as they should, as there's never enough time in the mornings to use them.

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Thanks to the advice and encouragement received here, I went ahead and depotted some of my bulkier palettes (the easier ones such as LeBalm and Urban Decay).  Now I'm thinking of being even more adventurous and pressing some of my MAC pigments into solid form - I think with surgical spirit?  Anyone done much of this, and pitfalls etc?  I've ordered a Z-palette and twenty pans, so eager to get going when they arrive.  My lovely pigments don't get as much use as they should, as there's never enough time in the mornings to use them.

I just depotted my urban decay palettes and i can't believe how little room they take up now. It's a  bit precarious as they are just laid out on top of my dressing table at the moment while i wait for delivery of 4 Z Palettes from Love Makeup but the hard part is out of the way. The only casulaties i had were a couple from my deluxe palette and one or two from the Vice palette but they weren't fully broken just a bit of a big dent. I've not yet attempted my 15th anniversary palette.

 

I am also debating on whether to do the naked palettes as they are quite slim anyway but it would be nice to see everything i've got in the Z Palettes and then if i travel i can always take a custom palette including some of those eyeshadows if i want. 

 

Did you depot your Naked 1 and/or 2 palettes if you have them? If so what method did you use?

 

P.S. I've not pressed MAC pigments but i did some other from various brands with Iso Propyl (rubbing) Alcohol that i bought off ebay. I think mine was 90 or 99%. I believe surgical spirit is same and the name they give it in the UK. The only thing i think to look out for is matte pigments as you cannot just use the alcohol for those when pressing and you need a source of Dimethicone such as a tiny amount of Biosilk silk therapy which i've read on various blogs people have used. Luckily my brother works as a chemist at PZ Cussons (he takes part in inventing all the new fragrances of Original Source shower gels) so he bought me some straight Dimethicone from his lab.

 

P.P.S. Lipglossiping has a good guide here: http://www.lipglossiping.com/2010/03/pressing-a-barrym-dazzle-dust-and-other-pigments/ that's pretty much the way i did it


Edited by mushroomteagirl - 1/13/13 at 9:04am
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Thanks for the link - looks quite easy!  I depotted all my urban decay, apart from my naked 1 and 2!!  They don't take up so much space anyway. It was a bit difficult to start destroying those lovely boxes, but like you say, it's a lot of space saved :)  I love my Z palettes, and I'm sure I'm getting more use out of the depotted shadows.  Thanks for the info about the matte pigments - a couple of mine are matte, and I'll certainly not start off with them.

 

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I just depotted my urban decay palettes and i can't believe how little room they take up now. It's a  bit precarious as they are just laid out on top of my dressing table at the moment while i wait for delivery of 4 Z Palettes from Love Makeup but the hard part is out of the way. The only casulaties i had were a couple from my deluxe palette and one or two from the Vice palette but they weren't fully broken just a bit of a big dent. I've not yet attempted my 15th anniversary palette.

 

I am also debating on whether to do the naked palettes as they are quite slim anyway but it would be nice to see everything i've got in the Z Palettes and then if i travel i can always take a custom palette including some of those eyeshadows if i want. 

 

Did you depot your Naked 1 and/or 2 palettes if you have them? If so what method did you use?

 

P.S. I've not pressed MAC pigments but i did some other from various brands with Iso Propyl (rubbing) Alcohol that i bought off ebay. I think mine was 90 or 99%. I believe surgical spirit is same and the name they give it in the UK. The only thing i think to look out for is matte pigments as you cannot just use the alcohol for those when pressing and you need a source of Dimethicone such as a tiny amount of Biosilk silk therapy which i've read on various blogs people have used. Luckily my brother works as a chemist at PZ Cussons (he takes part in inventing all the new fragrances of Original Source shower gels) so he bought me some straight Dimethicone from his lab.

 

P.P.S. Lipglossiping has a good guide here: http://www.lipglossiping.com/2010/03/pressing-a-barrym-dazzle-dust-and-other-pigments/ that's pretty much the way i did it

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You can use Glycerin instead of Dimethicone too! Easy to get from the chemist. I didn't use this and found that the pigments I pressed crumbled a little after a while, and a Barry M one shattered totally. I will use Glycerin next time to make the powder stick together a bit better!

 

I depotted my Naked palettes and blogged about it here.

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I haven't had my dispatch e-mail yet. :( I need to check out those shadow paints, but I haven't seen them yet. Which colours did you order? Let me know how you like them.

 

Ladies, don't forget, the Chanel spring collection is coming out this Friday! Also I believe the Dior one as well.

 

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I got my dispatch email - hopefully everything is on its way to me :)

 

Anybody seen the new Estee Lauder Pure Colour Stay-on Shadow Paints?  I've ordered a couple, often cream shadows crease on me, but these look so lovely!

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