Nail Polish Discussion - Any Brand

boschicka

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Have you got your PPU shipping notice yet? I only ordered 4, but they haven't shipped yet. Unfortunately my Stackry box needs emptying tomorrow, so it will have to go to the next lot. Naturally, Illyrian haven't shipped my end of June yet either. Their TAT is supposed to be 15 working days (that ended on Tuesday), and when I asked all I was told that they had to ship War Stars to PPU first and now they're waiting for some brushes for those orders. Not even a small apology for the delay. And yet she's doing yet another restock tonight. She really should ship everything first and then restock. Ugh.
No PPU shipping notice.

I'm starting to get put off by a few brands as we discussed previously. I know you had mentioned Vapid's reasoning for the shipping preorder vs permanent items, but she's doing it again and I'm going to lose my mind. I want one polish from her store now and then I want to order one from the upcoming preorder, but I refuse to pay shipping for both. Not to mention it just adds to the shipping waste that I'm trying to decrease. Beginning to feel guilty about all these polish orders. I know some people are able to reuse the envelopes and bubble wrap, but I don't have the need.

Also, Ethereal recently had a super limited release. She had only a few bottles of each in-hand, so I got on fast and was one of the first two orders. Then I found out she changed it to preorder. But I was thinking that b/c I was one of the first orders, I should still get my order quickly b/c I was fast enough to get the few bottles she had in stock. Nope. But one of her worshipers asked about exactly that scenario, so she shipped to that person only and the rest of us had to wait. Wth?!?
 

boschicka

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Illyrian seems to have problems with keeping to their shipping times and they seem to have an attitude about things these days. I'm also not enjoying the excuses and drama from other brand owners. Ethereal always has some life catastrophe that delays releases or shipping. And I know there was a mean post in AA about the owner of Super Moon having mental health issues and that's inappropriate to expose her personal medical issues, but she is another one who constantly has excuses which result in WILDLY extended TATs. It gets old. I understand things happen here and there, but when it's the same people over and over, I lose sympathy. Either run your business properly or close down, take the time needed to fix your life, and then reconsider if you can run a successful business or not. Sick of the indie/small business owner excuse.
 

Anitacska

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Illyrian seems to have problems with keeping to their shipping times and they seem to have an attitude about things these days. I'm also not enjoying the excuses and drama from other brand owners. Ethereal always has some life catastrophe that delays releases or shipping. And I know there was a mean post in AA about the owner of Super Moon having mental health issues and that's inappropriate to expose her personal medical issues, but she is another one who constantly has excuses which result in WILDLY extended TATs. It gets old. I understand things happen here and there, but when it's the same people over and over, I lose sympathy. Either run your business properly or close down, take the time needed to fix your life, and then reconsider if you can run a successful business or not. Sick of the indie/small business owner excuse.
I don't know if you saw that Amy got really offensive in the Illyrian group because I asked when the pre-order was finally shipping as they were past the 15 day TAT and also said (again) that there way of restocking every 2 weeks is really annoying. Interestingly other people said the same thing too. Then Vanessa came in saying this is how it's going to be, but there will be some better incentives apparently and now she's revising her TAT to 10 days from the next pre-order. Well, I'll be interested to see how that goes. As it is, now I'm going to be charged late fees by Stackry because she couldn't get her act together once again. My PPU order is due to arrive on Monday, but V has only just shipped my order (well, she claims they were all dropped off, but tracking still says pre-shipment, so we'll see), so that's another 2-3 more days. As I result I decided not to order last night, I only like one of the new protos, so really couldn't be bothered to pay more shipping.

Interestingly Amy has disappeared from the group, Vanessa claims it was to "take a break" from Facebook for "personal reasons", but I'm not buying it. She was so rude on several occasions, I really felt like she was damaging the business. Also her swatches suck. Unfortunately everything she posted (swatches, info, poll) are now gone - I actually thought she'd blocked me at first, so asked Vanessa and she told me the above. You'd have thought she could've posted an update to say Amy was no longer in the group. Oh well, good riddance.

I don't buy from Ethereal or Super Moon, but I totally agree with you about the bullshit excuses. Interestingly Lindsey, having sliced through an artery in her hand, is still able to keep to the TAT and is doing a new release next week.

PS. The forum is weird. I don't like it.
 

Anitacska

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I was going to post pictures of my recent purchases and manis, but I'm told the file is too large to upload. We had this last time they changed the forum, so hopefully they'll sort it out as I don't fancy resizing my pictures every time I want to upload them. Ugh.
 

Anitacska

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Okay, let's see if this will work. Destash purchase: PfD and Illyrian, the Leesha's Lacquer was sent to me as an extra.

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My Glam Polish order. I'm actually really annoyed by this. The bright pink (One Jem Too Many) is so much lighter and cooler toned than the swatch photos showed (and even lighter and cooler than my picture), really not what I was expecting. I really wish swatchers would point out the fact that it looks nothing like the pictures, because I wouldn't have bought this if I'd known. It looked like a yellow pink in the pictures. Contacted Glam, but was told it's as it should be. Ugh.

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Anitacska

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So I'm done with my 2012 untrieds project! There are 3 polishes that I couldn't be bothered to wear, just boring glitter toppers, they're going straight to my destash pile. The rest, done. Here are all my manis with the remaining few from the past 2 weeks or so.

First up is Vapid Lacquer Doheny with Color Club Fly With Me (2012 untried). Didn't really like either, especially the Vapid.

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Next is Nails Inc Symons Street (2012 untried) with Girly Bits Ocean Jewel. I really liked this mani.

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This is Milani HD (2012 untried) with Emily de Molly Linked Irony. I adored the Emily de Molly polish, but hated the Milani, so I ended up painting over it with the EdM the next day. So much prettier.

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The flakies in the EdM are just so cool! And it's so holo! Love it!

Next mani is OPI Love is a Racket (2012 untried) with Femme Fatale Party Grenade. The FF was one of my oldest untrieds from the brand. Yes, it's meh, lol.

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Anitacska

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Apparently I can only attach 10 files, so here's part 2. This is Topshop Zodiac (2012 untried) with Different Dimension Portia.

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Next up is Color Club Voodoo You Do (2012 untried) with Glam Polish Run and Tell That.

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This is OPI Ogre the Top Blue (2012 untried) with Glam Polish Frostbite. Ironically I wore this during the 38 C heathwave!

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And finally, my current mani (and last 2012 untried) Topshop Queen of Green with Darling Diva 51 Shades of Hell NO!

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boschicka

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I don't know if you saw that Amy got really offensive in the Illyrian group because I asked when the pre-order was finally shipping as they were past the 15 day TAT and also said (again) that there way of restocking every 2 weeks is really annoying. Interestingly other people said the same thing too. Then Vanessa came in saying this is how it's going to be, but there will be some better incentives apparently and now she's revising her TAT to 10 days from the next pre-order. Well, I'll be interested to see how that goes. As it is, now I'm going to be charged late fees by Stackry because she couldn't get her act together once again. My PPU order is due to arrive on Monday, but V has only just shipped my order (well, she claims they were all dropped off, but tracking still says pre-shipment, so we'll see), so that's another 2-3 more days. As I result I decided not to order last night, I only like one of the new protos, so really couldn't be bothered to pay more shipping.

Interestingly Amy has disappeared from the group, Vanessa claims it was to "take a break" from Facebook for "personal reasons", but I'm not buying it. She was so rude on several occasions, I really felt like she was damaging the business. Also her swatches suck. Unfortunately everything she posted (swatches, info, poll) are now gone - I actually thought she'd blocked me at first, so asked Vanessa and she told me the above. You'd have thought she could've posted an update to say Amy was no longer in the group. Oh well, good riddance.

I don't buy from Ethereal or Super Moon, but I totally agree with you about the bullshit excuses. Interestingly Lindsey, having sliced through an artery in her hand, is still able to keep to the TAT and is doing a new release next week.

PS. The forum is weird. I don't like it.
All of that nonsense with Illyrian is beyond ridiculous and unprofessional. And frustrating for the customers who are literally paying for their mistakes. And I agree about Amy's terrible swatches!
To your point about the Glam polish looking different, I find that to be the most maddening thing about indie polishes. I don't know why it's so hard to provide accurate pics. Your mani photos are more useful than most swatchers.
 

Anitacska

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All of that nonsense with Illyrian is beyond ridiculous and unprofessional. And frustrating for the customers who are literally paying for their mistakes. And I agree about Amy's terrible swatches!
To your point about the Glam polish looking different, I find that to be the most maddening thing about indie polishes. I don't know why it's so hard to provide accurate pics. Your mani photos are more useful than most swatchers.
Ah well, I've managed to sell the Glam. Of course it's for a loss, but what can you do? You should actually be able to return polishes on the basis of not being as described, I know ILNP lets you return if you're not happy (of course that wouldn't help me as we can't post polish out of the UK, but the principle is still there. Glam has a UK shipper, so it shouldn't be a problem.)

Well, it looks like there are changes happening with Illyrian, Vanessa seems a lot more involved suddenly and doesn't have an attitude. My package arrived yesterday, so aiming to ship everything today. I always think I've been quite good, but there are 49 polishes sitting there again. Oops.
 

PearlyQueen

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I don't know this brand at all. It's quite nice though.
It's one of my early Etsy purchases when I started buying indies - I did one order (she did loads of spectraflare holos, before I owned a shedload of them). I wasn't that impressed when they arrived, it's taken me years to wear one! I think it looked better than I expected when I wore it.
 

PearlyQueen

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I don't know if you saw that Amy got really offensive in the Illyrian group because I asked when the pre-order was finally shipping as they were past the 15 day TAT and also said (again) that there way of restocking every 2 weeks is really annoying. Interestingly other people said the same thing too. Then Vanessa came in saying this is how it's going to be, but there will be some better incentives apparently and now she's revising her TAT to 10 days from the next pre-order. Well, I'll be interested to see how that goes. As it is, now I'm going to be charged late fees by Stackry because she couldn't get her act together once again. My PPU order is due to arrive on Monday, but V has only just shipped my order (well, she claims they were all dropped off, but tracking still says pre-shipment, so we'll see), so that's another 2-3 more days. As I result I decided not to order last night, I only like one of the new protos, so really couldn't be bothered to pay more shipping.

Interestingly Amy has disappeared from the group, Vanessa claims it was to "take a break" from Facebook for "personal reasons", but I'm not buying it. She was so rude on several occasions, I really felt like she was damaging the business. Also her swatches suck. Unfortunately everything she posted (swatches, info, poll) are now gone - I actually thought she'd blocked me at first, so asked Vanessa and she told me the above. You'd have thought she could've posted an update to say Amy was no longer in the group. Oh well, good riddance.

I don't buy from Ethereal or Super Moon, but I totally agree with you about the bullshit excuses. Interestingly Lindsey, having sliced through an artery in her hand, is still able to keep to the TAT and is doing a new release next week.

PS. The forum is weird. I don't like it.
Oh how annoying when they don't ship as planned. My latest annoyance was that my last Illyrian order to the UK got stung for customs - it was marked down in value, but thanks Boris, the pound is tanking and it wasn't low enough for the crap exchange rate. I've got another pending as well, so I guess that'll be another £15. I also have a couple going to Stackry, single polishes are sooo expensive to ship direct.
I do still love the polishes, but the expenses, dramas, constant limited restocks etc are off-putting. It is nice to see Vanessa back engaging, but how long will that last? I think she's a bit "fragile" and that's why Amy took over, so we'll see.
I had no idea Amy was gone, not great to lose her customer service person (you know, the one they always insist you email???) and not tell anyone...
Excuses from all brands are just irritating these days, maybe I'm less patient in my old age or maybe life's too short, but I do think these creative types all seem to have these sort of issues!
 

PearlyQueen

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Okay, let's see if this will work. Destash purchase: PfD and Illyrian, the Leesha's Lacquer was sent to me as an extra.

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My Glam Polish order. I'm actually really annoyed by this. The bright pink (One Jem Too Many) is so much lighter and cooler toned than the swatch photos showed (and even lighter and cooler than my picture), really not what I was expecting. I really wish swatchers would point out the fact that it looks nothing like the pictures, because I wouldn't have bought this if I'd known. It looked like a yellow pink in the pictures. Contacted Glam, but was told it's as it should be. Ugh.

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Some pretty things there! I don't have any of them. Sorry you hate the pink, I keep trying to buy fewer pinks as I don't wear many of them. The first couple of Glams look prettier than I expected. Are you going for any of the new ones? I have my eye on a couple, since they're holding my previous order for me so shipping should be cheaper than normal. I wouldn't mind a few more, but I've as usual not got the cash, and my Illyrian shopping is eating most of it.
 

PearlyQueen

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So I'm done with my 2012 untrieds project! There are 3 polishes that I couldn't be bothered to wear, just boring glitter toppers, they're going straight to my destash pile. The rest, done. Here are all my manis with the remaining few from the past 2 weeks or so.

First up is Vapid Lacquer Doheny with Color Club Fly With Me (2012 untried). Didn't really like either, especially the Vapid.

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Next is Nails Inc Symons Street (2012 untried) with Girly Bits Ocean Jewel. I really liked this mani.

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This is Milani HD (2012 untried) with Emily de Molly Linked Irony. I adored the Emily de Molly polish, but hated the Milani, so I ended up painting over it with the EdM the next day. So much prettier.

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The flakies in the EdM are just so cool! And it's so holo! Love it!

Next mani is OPI Love is a Racket (2012 untried) with Femme Fatale Party Grenade. The FF was one of my oldest untrieds from the brand. Yes, it's meh, lol.

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Yay for the end of 2012!
I quite like the green color club, and love the blue mani. I've actually worn that Nails Inc several times!
Not keen on that Glam topper either!
 

PearlyQueen

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Apparently I can only attach 10 files, so here's part 2. This is Topshop Zodiac (2012 untried) with Different Dimension Portia.

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Next up is Color Club Voodoo You Do (2012 untried) with Glam Polish Run and Tell That.

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This is OPI Ogre the Top Blue (2012 untried) with Glam Polish Frostbite. Ironically I wore this during the 38 C heathwave!

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And finally, my current mani (and last 2012 untried) Topshop Queen of Green with Darling Diva 51 Shades of Hell NO!

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I like the sparkly accents on all of these!
 

PearlyQueen

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Ah well, I've managed to sell the Glam. Of course it's for a loss, but what can you do? You should actually be able to return polishes on the basis of not being as described, I know ILNP lets you return if you're not happy (of course that wouldn't help me as we can't post polish out of the UK, but the principle is still there. Glam has a UK shipper, so it shouldn't be a problem.)

Well, it looks like there are changes happening with Illyrian, Vanessa seems a lot more involved suddenly and doesn't have an attitude. My package arrived yesterday, so aiming to ship everything today. I always think I've been quite good, but there are 49 polishes sitting there again. Oops.
Good news on the sale, glad you found a home for it.
49 is not being good!!!
 

Anitacska

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Oh how annoying when they don't ship as planned. My latest annoyance was that my last Illyrian order to the UK got stung for customs - it was marked down in value, but thanks Boris, the pound is tanking and it wasn't low enough for the crap exchange rate. I've got another pending as well, so I guess that'll be another £15. I also have a couple going to Stackry, single polishes are sooo expensive to ship direct.
I do still love the polishes, but the expenses, dramas, constant limited restocks etc are off-putting. It is nice to see Vanessa back engaging, but how long will that last? I think she's a bit "fragile" and that's why Amy took over, so we'll see.
I had no idea Amy was gone, not great to lose her customer service person (you know, the one they always insist you email???) and not tell anyone...
Excuses from all brands are just irritating these days, maybe I'm less patient in my old age or maybe life's too short, but I do think these creative types all seem to have these sort of issues!
Oh that is very annoying! What value did they mark it down to? That's my problem with ordering directly, I always think I'll stop using my Stackry box (the latest delivery cost me £85 thanks to the rubbish exchange rate), but then I'm worried that I'd be charged all that shipping and customs on top.

I won 3 Different Dimension polishes and asked to have them sent here and for the package to be marked down to $10, really hope she's done that, don't fancy paying customs on my winnings.

Vanessa said that the new releases (early August ones) will be available again at the end of the month, so that's good. Who knows how long her involvement will last though? It's a shame to lose the customer service person, although I can really do without her attitude in the group. Also wasn't that the e-mail they never responded to?
 

Anitacska

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Some pretty things there! I don't have any of them. Sorry you hate the pink, I keep trying to buy fewer pinks as I don't wear many of them. The first couple of Glams look prettier than I expected. Are you going for any of the new ones? I have my eye on a couple, since they're holding my previous order for me so shipping should be cheaper than normal. I wouldn't mind a few more, but I've as usual not got the cash, and my Illyrian shopping is eating most of it.
I liked all the other ones, but that bright pink was so different from the swatches and not in a good way. No, I'm not buying any this time. I only like one anyway, The Lost Princess, so can't be bothered with forking out on shipping. If you do get that, please let me know.
 
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