Nail Polish Discussion - Any Brand

PearlyQueen

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Me again! Have you seen the statement Vanessa posted in the Illyrian group? Basically from now on noone is allowed to post about any issues or they'll be booted from the group. Way to go!
Ludicrous, I only joined the group so I could ask about a missing order, what's the point otherwise? It's sure as hell not for the special treatment for members... Maybe the main page is the right page for complaints! She never visits either unless she's flogging something mind.
 

PearlyQueen

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And then all the suck-up comments under that post?!? I wish people would grow spines. They don't even have to say anything negative, but they sure don't need to lick her behind when she's scolding her own customers. The whole thing is ridiculous.
Yup 100% agree, it is like one of those cults - that's why the litany of complaints she deleted was so interesting, it's not normal for members to speak out like that, and I hoped she would take note, apparently not, just censor everyone instead. Not behaviour that impresses me. I'm definitely going to think carefully before future orders, only if I can't bear missing out on the polishes going forward.
 

PearlyQueen

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I also asked about tonight's scheduled release - and once answered, the thread was locked immediately, heaven forbid anyone should want to make any sort of comment - I smell fear! It wasn't the sort of query that would possibly lead to complaints, so I have no idea why they would want to stop discussion - just weird.
 

Anitacska

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Oh poo, that's so irritating. Mind you, I've been planning to only use it when I can't ship direct, but once it's opened I like enough in there to make the hefty fees worthwhile. Once it all arrives I'll have about five or six packages to consolidate, hopefully they will accept my valuations. I feel you can cover that sort of quantity without being too ridiculously unbelievable. I think I would struggle with those old 20 package 100 polish orders I used to ship. Even with fees, I think many of the things I order would have been cheaper direct - this time I bought a few destash polishes, which is why they're going to Stackry and why all my BF orders are going there too. Maybe this will curb my addiction.
I don't know if it was just DHL being arseholes. They had taxed me in the past even up to £50 when I had declared a $20 value, but it was also very round figures (£18, £36, £50), so I think they just plucked them from thin air. DHL is currently not an available option, although I would've gone with FedEx anyway as they are marginally cheaper. I declared $66 value, so fully expecting to be taxed, but it's a big package, so didn't want to risk putting down a very low value. Hopefully they'll accept it.
 

Anitacska

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I also asked about tonight's scheduled release - and once answered, the thread was locked immediately, heaven forbid anyone should want to make any sort of comment - I smell fear! It wasn't the sort of query that would possibly lead to complaints, so I have no idea why they would want to stop discussion - just weird.
I saw that! How ridiculous! Their behaviour is really putting me off and I'm just happy I didn't like the HHC polish, so I wasn't even tempted to order. If I absolutely love something, I bet I can find it in a destash anyway. (Or a decant from you.)
 

PearlyQueen

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Oh no! I thought your FTLOP box was coming to the UK. Has Jenna said anything about it?
Ha, you're right, it's coming direct, it's been so damn long I'd forgotten. I haven't been in touch with Jenna since last weekend, I guess I should. I just emailed Vanessa re the shipping refund she promised, wonder if I'll get a response. I notice no info about the delayed release yet either, hoped there would be pics by now.
 

PearlyQueen

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I don't know if it was just DHL being arseholes. They had taxed me in the past even up to £50 when I had declared a $20 value, but it was also very round figures (£18, £36, £50), so I think they just plucked them from thin air. DHL is currently not an available option, although I would've gone with FedEx anyway as they are marginally cheaper. I declared $66 value, so fully expecting to be taxed, but it's a big package, so didn't want to risk putting down a very low value. Hopefully they'll accept it.
Fingers crossed!!
 

PearlyQueen

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I saw that! How ridiculous! Their behaviour is really putting me off and I'm just happy I didn't like the HHC polish, so I wasn't even tempted to order. If I absolutely love something, I bet I can find it in a destash anyway. (Or a decant from you.)
I'm getting more upset with them as time passes, wish I wasn't so fond of the polishes. I skipped HHC too, once upon a time I'd have ordered it but I didn't feel enough love for the colour to overcome my annoyance with the brand. Won't last, I know, I fully expect to order when (if) tonight's restock goes live.
 

PearlyQueen

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It looks great on you! I'm also wearing an Illyrian (Sanguine - pictures to follow when I have some spare time) and it's lovely, but I have over 100 untrieds from her, so really not that bothered about new releases.
Aw thanks, it's now officially my new favourite polish and I expect you'll be laughing at how many times you see it on me in future! I think it's my ultimate fabulous colour, not sure if that means I'll buy less (cos I've already got the best in the world) or more, in case Illyrian can out-do themselves and get even better! I'm hoping the former of course. And I'm looking forward to seeing how Sanguine looks on you.
 

Anitacska

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I'm getting more upset with them as time passes, wish I wasn't so fond of the polishes. I skipped HHC too, once upon a time I'd have ordered it but I didn't feel enough love for the colour to overcome my annoyance with the brand. Won't last, I know, I fully expect to order when (if) tonight's restock goes live.
Amy has posted the details. I quite like 2, but not enough. Also what's happened to the Oct - Dec cotm polishes?
 

PearlyQueen

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Amy has posted the details. I quite like 2, but not enough. Also what's happened to the Oct - Dec cotm polishes?
OK, sadly I'm in, Blackberry I really want, love 2 of the new ones, chance to pick up Meta as previously regretted skipping it and I'll probably get a couple of others. Sad that Little Fluffy Clouds isn't included, and I'm puzzled by the COTMs vanishing from the list. She says shipping in January, I'll just get them sent to the UK as I'll need to ship from Stackry a week or so after her shipping date and I don't trust her.
 

Anitacska

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OK, sadly I'm in, Blackberry I really want, love 2 of the new ones, chance to pick up Meta as previously regretted skipping it and I'll probably get a couple of others. Sad that Little Fluffy Clouds isn't included, and I'm puzzled by the COTMs vanishing from the list. She says shipping in January, I'll just get them sent to the UK as I'll need to ship from Stackry a week or so after her shipping date and I don't trust her.
The website also said new 4 piece collection as well as the cotms, but clearly she changed her mind or ran out of time.

Well if you get the ones I like, then maybe I'll ask you for decants. I like Tiger's Blood and Sakura most.
 

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