Nail Polish Discussion - Any Brand

Anitacska

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Lovely order, glad you're happy with them.
I need to buy bottles for the swap, can you let me know how many please? I can go up to 12 with my swap list, though I doubt that you need that many of mine! Unfortunately, said list is sitting on my office desk, so I can't send it till next week.
Interesting, a couple of the EPs are attracting me too, but I don't know if I'll go for them - swatches will make my mind up!
12 is fine and believe me, I definitely have at least that many I'm after! No rush though, just wanted to let you know that I'm ready to do it.

Still no swatches from EP of course...
 
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Anitacska

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Thanks for that Anita, he didn't mention it so I'm hoping he didn't respond like he usually does!
I got Tarantulas, which has made me very happy - tried for the two mystery options but failed, got all four protos though and a couple of the toppers. I was so rushed trying to make sure I got Tarantulas I forgot to use the free shipping code, and also missed that Bubblegum was in stock, so not my most successful launch but I got what I really wanted. I nearly went back for Bubblegum but two lots of shipping and two lots of consolidation fees made me back off. Do you have it? I might add it to my swap list if you do.
Anyhow, since I got the protos, I'm hoping not to want anything from the next launch. That seems unlikely though as I assume the new collection will go live with them.
Oh good! No, he didn't respond at all, lol.

Glad you got Tarantulas, it's still in stock now actually! Annoying about forgetting the code, if it was another brand, they would allow it retrospectively of course. I do have Bubblegum and you're welcome to add it to your list.

I think she said the next collection comes out on 15/11, but there will be a restock next Friday with some more protos iirc.
 

Anitacska

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These are lovely! I adore the red one (I don't know Hema, but I love that colour, it's my fave shade of red) - BRO is stunning on you.
PP is lovely - but I'm glad you posted this. I nearly bought it last week because I've heard so many people raving about it as the best multichrome ever, but I held off and now you've said that it's no different to the others, I can save my ££££s for other things.
Thanks. Hema is a Dutch store, bit like Tiger Tiger, they have a shop in Kingston, the polishes cost about 3 quid, so I pick up one or two I like when I go shopping (very rarely nowadays).
 

boschicka

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Oh good! No, he didn't respond at all, lol.

Glad you got Tarantulas, it's still in stock now actually! Annoying about forgetting the code, if it was another brand, they would allow it retrospectively of course. I do have Bubblegum and you're welcome to add it to your list.

I think she said the next collection comes out on 15/11, but there will be a restock next Friday with some more protos iirc.
Brands with limited stock that don't refund shipping on multiple orders really irritate me. I find it even more galling when they still combine my shipment into one package. They are saving on supplies and shipping but pocketing the extra shipping fees I paid.
 

Anitacska

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Brands with limited stock that don't refund shipping on multiple orders really irritate me. I find it even more galling when they still combine my shipment into one package. They are saving on supplies and shipping but pocketing the extra shipping fees I paid.
I know that combining orders and refunding shipping is time consuming, but I'm sure that people buy more from makers who do that. I see so many times people posting they'd gone back for another polish when they knew their shipping would be combined.
 

PearlyQueen

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I know that combining orders and refunding shipping is time consuming, but I'm sure that people buy more from makers who do that. I see so many times people posting they'd gone back for another polish when they knew their shipping would be combined.
I would definitely have bought Bubblegum if she would combine the orders. Actually though I get more annoyed by the need for a code for free shipping - if it's not a one-time offer, and is an ongoing policy like Illyrian have, there is no need for it. Pahlish for example just don't add a shipping fee to your order if it meets the minimum requirement. It's really frustrating, I've been annoyed at myself since I realised what I'd done. Shopping for fun stuff shouldn't leave you feeling like that.
 

boschicka

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I would definitely have bought Bubblegum if she would combine the orders. Actually though I get more annoyed by the need for a code for free shipping - if it's not a one-time offer, and is an ongoing policy like Illyrian have, there is no need for it. Pahlish for example just don't add a shipping fee to your order if it meets the minimum requirement. It's really frustrating, I've been annoyed at myself since I realised what I'd done. Shopping for fun stuff shouldn't leave you feeling like that.
Yup, that's rubbish too.
 

boschicka

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To be honest, this is the first time I've heard of it being an issue. I've never used a fairy service - nor have I been to an event (I'd love to see one, but it's a long way from the UK!). I can see that would be disappointing if you've attended though, I'd always assumed there would be plenty for everyone. As I said, never been to one, I'm guessing from this comment that it's as hard to get an event exclusive if you're there as it used to be to get an EP on first launch day of a one time release! As someone overseas, I always feel a bit let down by event exclusives from "my" brands, as I hate to miss out myself. A conundrum I guess. I'd always thought of it as a chance to meet makers, try samples and see things in the flesh before buying, rather than a chance for an exclusive, but I imagine it's a good way to boost ticket sales and indeed polish sales on the day.
I agree with Anne, I hate these event exclusives that you can only get if you go there or find yourself a fairy. I had a fairy from the UK a couple of years ago, I know her from a UK group, she offered to fairy and she was lovely, but trying to ask someone I don't actually know in the first place is not great. Also with the tipping culture in the US, most people expect to be compensated for helping and I've heard they expect you to buy them an extra bottle of polish for each bottle they fairy you which just isn't worth if to me. So I've given up on fairies.
I know certain brands will open a pre-order if they sell out of their exclusives (Girly Bits for one) and many will offer the LE polishes afterwards in their shop (again Girly Bits, PfD, Tonic, Different Dimension), but not all and I guess it can be annoying if you're there and miss out on the exclusives. But since I can't make it to any of these, I find it hard to sympathise with people.
Thanks to both of you for sharing your thoughts. I understand where everyone is coming from and think it's a tough situation. I personally get frustrated missing out on the exclusives as well, and I don't even bother to try to find a fairy either. I think I'm done with Ethereal for that very reason. I'm realizing the maker and her brand frustrate me. :p I'll continue to give my money to brands like Tonic and PFD b/c they make their products available.
 

Anitacska

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Thanks to both of you for sharing your thoughts. I understand where everyone is coming from and think it's a tough situation. I personally get frustrated missing out on the exclusives as well, and I don't even bother to try to find a fairy either. I think I'm done with Ethereal for that very reason. I'm realizing the maker and her brand frustrate me. :p I'll continue to give my money to brands like Tonic and PFD b/c they make their products available.
I always look at Ethereal in HHC and PPU, but hardly ever buy. I find her polishes are too sheer for my liking. I absolutely agree on Tonic and PfD, I also love EdM and Girly Bits for that reason. Actually been feeling a bit guilty for putting off ordering from EdM and PfD because of buying LE stuff like Illyrian instead. I'm definitely making a big order from PfD on Black Friday and sometime soon from EdM too.
 

Anitacska

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Just saw the announcement that the Holo Hookup Box is coming to an end. I have to admit, I'm quite happy to hear that, I often found that I liked one or two polishes, but couldn't be bothered to order the whole box or try to find the polishes separately. I enjoy picking out polishes I want to buy like in PPU, not being forced to buy 4 that I probably won't all love. Speaking of PPU, I had been wondering if something might be up as all 3 makers appeared in the group and have been contributing regularly for the past 2/3 months. I kinda wish the FTLOP box went away too, especially now that some makers have 2 polishes a month in PPU (and this coming month PfD has two and so does Pahlish).
 

PearlyQueen

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Oh good! No, he didn't respond at all, lol.

Glad you got Tarantulas, it's still in stock now actually! Annoying about forgetting the code, if it was another brand, they would allow it retrospectively of course. I do have Bubblegum and you're welcome to add it to your list.

I think she said the next collection comes out on 15/11, but there will be a restock next Friday with some more protos iirc.
Ha, I went to look at my list at work today, and Bubblegum will have to wait till next time, I had no clue my list had got so long! I thought it was about 10 with some newer stuff I hadn't noted yet, but I ended up spending ages to cut it down to 12!
 

PearlyQueen

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Just saw the announcement that the Holo Hookup Box is coming to an end. I have to admit, I'm quite happy to hear that, I often found that I liked one or two polishes, but couldn't be bothered to order the whole box or try to find the polishes separately. I enjoy picking out polishes I want to buy like in PPU, not being forced to buy 4 that I probably won't all love. Speaking of PPU, I had been wondering if something might be up as all 3 makers appeared in the group and have been contributing regularly for the past 2/3 months. I kinda wish the FTLOP box went away too, especially now that some makers have 2 polishes a month in PPU (and this coming month PfD has two and so does Pahlish).
It's been forever since I fancied one of their boxes, it's always a bit sad to see a venture like that ending, but I only ever bought one! You know I hate boxes too, I never love all of them, and it's sad missing out on the one you really want. FTLOP is seldom on my shopping list since Illyrian dropped out.
 

Anitacska

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Ha, I went to look at my list at work today, and Bubblegum will have to wait till next time, I had no clue my list had got so long! I thought it was about 10 with some newer stuff I hadn't noted yet, but I ended up spending ages to cut it down to 12!
We can do 12 now and then some more in a few weeks'/months' time. I'm sure I have way more than 12 myself.
 

Anitacska

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It's been forever since I fancied one of their boxes, it's always a bit sad to see a venture like that ending, but I only ever bought one! You know I hate boxes too, I never love all of them, and it's sad missing out on the one you really want. FTLOP is seldom on my shopping list since Illyrian dropped out.
Well, Tonic is taking part in the next FTLOP box, so I'm pretty sure I'm buying that one! At least that's only 3 polishes.
 
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