HOPEFULLY tomorrow I don't knock out again and I will spend about 2-3 hours reading & commenting blogs :D I also need to go out and buy the rest of my school books tomorrow and send out a package(S?)! PLUS go set up a new bank account for the boyfriend at wells fargo and then maybe I'll get a savings account with them too tomorrow to put my financial aid stash in?!?! IDK yet, I'm inbetween chase, wells fargo, and bank of america. At the moment, I'm banking with chase so.... idk who are you girls banking with? :)
Website Review: Okay, so onto my lorac stuff! ^_^ I ordered online from loraccosmetics.com a few weeks ago and haven't posted it yet. It didn't take long to get here but it wasn't like quick, I'd say it was moderate. I really like their "VIP DISCOUNT" section because the products there are so inexpensive! ^_^ Yeah I am cheap, you might not think so but I like good deals for good products LOL! LORAC stuff is kinda pricey when you buy it regular price, but trust me they are very good quality. After buying my lorac double stacked book thing from sephora I became addicted to lorac stuff! I really want to buy and try out a lot of their products, but I'll save that for the future :) OKAY, back to the review! The shipping is free after $50 purchase which I would prefer because shipping is around $8 I think and I think it's kinda pricey if my purchase is gonna be $30 already and after tax and shipping it'd be about $40 so I might as well pay the extra $10 and get more things right?! IDK, my philosophy haha :D
So I received my package on Monday and didn't get to open the products until Wednesday night because I was busy at work. I checked the package to see if I got everything though and everything was there so I was like cool and just left it in my room and went to work. So I opened all the products and swatched them and of course the liquid liner I'm gonna swatch last because I mean it's an eyeliner?! What else is it gonna look like lol. But yeah, it was dried out and I was waiting for it to flow through but it never did so I waited to swatch it in fives minutes or so. Still didn't work so I closely examined it! It was CRACKED on the bottom so it must've done something to it!
Customer Service - I emailed them around 2am I guess I would say thursday morning and didn't get a response until around 4pm on thursday. It felt like it took a while because too faced email me back already (I contacted them both at the same time) but I guess honestly it didn't take long because it wasn't even more than a day. I told them my situation and they said they've never heard of this happening before but they didn't ask any questions and asked for my address to send out a replacement. I was like wow no questions asked? I thought they were lying just to shut me up so I waited for my replacement to come before I posted about it. It came in about 2-3 business days so pretty quick! ^_^
Shipping - It comes in a reasonable box that fits everything really well! My items came in bubble wrap so if you're ordering powder products they don't break on the way. I think the shipping is pretty pricey if you're just buying a few things but they offer free shipping on purchases $50 and over. Took a reasonable amount of time to come so I'm not complaining.
Free Gifts - LORAC doesn't offer any kind of free gifts so that's kinda a bummer but they have some pretty nice sets that change pretty often for a reasonable price so you get a lot of things.
I will definitely order from them again especially their special sets that they have! ^_^ I really love the quality of the products and they are definitely worth the money.
So here's everything I got:
- Showstopper Palette ($17.50)
- Cheek stamp in Hibiscus ($4.99)
- Matte lipstick in imagine ($4.99)
- Cream lipstick in Premiere ($4.99)
- Front of the line liquid eyeliner in black ($20 -- now on sale for $10! #$@!%)
The showstopper palette! I like the colors, it's neutral and they have a navy shade in there plus a blush ^_^ I really like the packaging because it's super sparkley, like a fancy shamncy dress or something :D Comes in a bag thing like high end brands like dior, but my double book palette didn't come it a bag, it came in a biggo box thing lol!
Cheek stamp! Cool concept, but you still need to blend out the edges so I just stamp it on and then go over with a brush to "perfect" it. It's great to put on the right amount so you don't over apply. FYI, it's really small though! But then again, it fits perfectly on the apples of your cheeks ^_^
The lipsticks are really pigmented! I'm not sure which is which on here though lol, but my favorite is premiere and I'm gonna guess it's the one on the right HA! Packaging is lightweight though, feels kinda cheap but not really?
And the crappy liner... ahh look at the tip of the pen! It's like gray.. the replacement I got is saturated and flows right on contact with your skin. Not like the revlon colorstay pen or the MAC penultimate I have. I think I'm gonna buy a few to stock up on lol! It actually stays on all day including my inner corner of my eyes which usually fades away by the end of my work day ^_^
See the crack?!!? OMG.. I didn't even notice it until I had to closely examine what could have caused it to dry out.. SEE THAT LORAC COSMETICS! I DIDN'T LIE ABOUT MY DAMAGED LINER!! But the weird thing was, the box was sealed and it's one of those boxes that if someones open it you'll know. LIKE.. you gotta break the seal!
OKAY, so tomorrow I'll try to catch up on blogs. I feel so out of the loop and I feel like a bitch for not reading your posts! LOL.. Linda & I have planned me on going to a no buy sometime soon. So my birthday is MARCH 22 (mark your calenders!) and I like to spoil myself for my birthday so I'm planning maybe in april? But my anniversary is on April 13 and then my mother's birthday is May 28 and then there's mother's day.. and then we're going to have secret angel thing in the summer.. So then we realized that a no buy isn't going to work! Instead, I am going to set a $50 limit to spend on whatever I want each week and then the rest I am going to save for a special occasion (like roadtrip, or maybe car failure?!) and for school I guess -___-".. yeah, so that's the plan! I am not looking forward to it, so I'm trying to get my spending out of the way before I start this I guess after my birthday?! I'll probably do it until middle of the summer or maybe at the end of summer (because all the good mac collections comes out during the fall/winter in my opinion, haha!).. WISH ME LUCK EVERYONE!!