So I contacted Annette about the polishes I missed on pre-order. She's confirmed the Fancy Gloss will definitely be restocked, and "probably" the Wildflower. Not sure whether to go for the WF from H&C or not now...!
Yeah that's pants - especially the lack of notice, and the fact that it's only been put on FB. If you're used to being able to buy when you're ready, this sort of change is a horrible surprise.
Very irritating. On the plus side I got mine too, and i'm very happy with them. I must admit, I've always found RC relatively easy to deal with, don't recall any major issues with her.
Well I decided not to hang about and miss out on the WF so I added two of the new PFD Halloween polishes to my H&C order, redeem a $5 reward code and get them shipped for about £12 each, cheaper than RC would have been. I'll get Blood Moon from RC when it's restocked.
First impressions of the new Glams - I like a few and will be ordering unless swatches are disappointing! Also - Anita, you said there's a UK group buy for HHC I think? Can you tell me how/where/how much for shipping? There is one I like there but I'm not paying international shipping for one, so I thought I'd ask!
And another question - has Dreamland gone out of business? Haven't heard from them for months...
Cheers if anyone knows anything!
Thanks for the info Anita - much appreciated. I don't think I'll do it this time (hubby gets a bit grumpy when I ask him if I can use his FB to join a new group, and this would involve joining two at once!). It's a nice polish (the Lollipop Posse one) but I think I'll leave it for now. Might be something at a later date that's worth annoying him for, I'll consider that when it happens!!! It seems like a good way to buy them, it was nearly $15 shipping for the one polish. (I did it for Blood Red Opal and it was worth it, but I don't think much else would make me pay that!)The HHC group buy is run by Fiona Goodier and this is the Facebook group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/786713078111281?ref=m_notif¬if_t=group_comment_reply. Shipping is about $1.50 per polish and then £4 from Fiona. She will hold them until you have enough to justify the postage (I have 4 coming). No customs on top. You order from the HHC shop and use the groupbuy code to take off the shipping. Then the whole order is shipped to Fiona. It takes a bit longer as she has to send them out afterwards, but only a few days extra. Which polish are you after?
I'm sure I've seen Dreamland in PPU recently, but maybe I'm wrong. I recall some family emergency a few months ago though, so maybe they're taking a break?
Thanks for the info Anita - much appreciated. I don't think I'll do it this time (hubby gets a bit grumpy when I ask him if I can use his FB to join a new group, and this would involve joining two at once!). It's a nice polish (the Lollipop Posse one) but I think I'll leave it for now. Might be something at a later date that's worth annoying him for, I'll consider that when it happens!!! It seems like a good way to buy them, it was nearly $15 shipping for the one polish. (I did it for Blood Red Opal and it was worth it, but I don't think much else would make me pay that!)
Also cheers re Dreamland, just realised I hadn't seen anything for ages and it's a brand I do like.
Anne, I was thinking, if you don't want to join the group, I can buy the HHC polish for you if you like and then post it to you when it arrives. I only have 3 polishes this month anyway, so it wouldn't be any extra cost. Just let me know.
My PfD order has arrived, it took less than a week. I'm very impressed. Shipping was pretty low, no customs and I really like the new polishes. The GLL and Pahlish are nice, probably not that unique, but pretty, and I like my PfDs.
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Which Halloween polishes did you order? I like 3, 999, Foolish Mortals and Grim Grinning Ghosts. I'll save them until Black Friday, unless the next FTLOP box is worth buying.
I'm not sure about the Glams. I liked 3 based on the bottle shots, but the red one has black glitter that I didn't notice until the swatches, so I probably won't want that. I do love that purple one though. I don't care for the trio at all.
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Anita, that would be absolutely perfect, thanks so much for the offer, saves me annoying Robbie! Let me know how much to transfer and I'll get it done.
I love your delivery! Such cute PfDs and the Pahlish is pretty too. I am definitely going to buy most of those on BF! I bought 999 and Foolish Mortals, do fancy a couple of the others too but just wanted to make shipping from H&C worthwhile so stuck to just two. Not sure if BF will have discounts, plus they're now cheaper direct if you're paying shipping anyway (used to be cheaper, plus the limit for free international shipping at H&C has increased massively).
Re Glams, the bottle closeups I picked the same ones as you, plus the pale blue. And when I saw the nail shots I was equally unsure about the black glitter - will wait for more pictures to decide. My instinctive first love is the top left nail shot, but it looks a bit transparent - again, waiting for shots. I find myself less inclined to the other two with the nail pics, but we'll see how it goes. With an open order already I can go big or small without too much stress! I am not into the trio either - the black one looks nice in the pics, but it's not something I'd choose, and I don't fancy the others at all.
Things in the UK just keep getting crappier. Thanks for the heads-up, who knows how this will work, will be a joy no doubt. Let's hope it's not as bad as it sounds...I saw this in one of the UK polish groups, thought I'd share it with you Anne.
"Hi everyone, some of you know I work in international trade, and just wanted to let you know LVGR (low value goods relief) is being abolished 1st Jan. This is the up to £15 purchase value that you currently don’t need to pay customs on - so would highly recommend getting your non UK (including EU) ordering done before Xmas!!
(There’s a new system coming in that states overseas supplier must charge 20% ‘supply VAT’ on all UK destined orders for everything from £0 to £135 - and they pay UK HMRC now not you - god only knows how that’s gonna happen in reality lol. Everything over £135 will follow current system of a FULL import where you pay customs fees).
*** please note - this means makers can no longer ‘Mark down’ parcels for customs from next year..."
So I guess that means that the makers will have to charge the 20% VAT and there'll be no RM fee. But they also can't mark down the value anymore. Wonder how this will work with Stackry though.