Okay, I’m not really up. I’m totally faking it. My body clock will likely be a mess for a few days, but I’m rolling with it. I have to teach a double today. Here’s hoping I don’t fall asleep in the middle of ‘Inhale Tadasana’… yeah.
Fires have been put out and things appear to be back on track. When I tell y’all that I worked ALL DAY yesterday to right the ship… whew! Customer service is a massive deal to me. I try to make sure everyone is taken care of either by me or another member of our little family. Even something as simple as acknowledging an email can go such a long way. I don’t like to feel like I’m being ignored by a company, no matter how trivial my issue, so I understand how big a deal it is to have someone say ‘I See You.’ I think we’ve done our best to see everyone and address the ridiculous sale that wasn’t. Next time I know better and will put fail-safes in place.
A couple of things have made it into my makeup and skin collection in the past week or so. I was digging around Barneys and came across Byredo Rose of No Man’s Land. Smells like every ‘skin scented rose’ fragrance claims to want to smell. It smells like warm skin rubbed in rose petals on a hot summer day. A little sun, a little sweat, a lot of roses … all totally amazing. I LOVE it. I’ve been burned by Byredo in the past (that dry down is key) so I’ve been hesitant to dive back in. I’m still suffering cinnamon flashbacks from too much Seven Veils (you have to mix it or suffer the consequences), and the boring commonality of Blanche. But Rose of No Man’s Land reminds me why I was attracted to the brand in the first place. It’s a Rose for people who actually don’t like Rose. *raising hand* Color me impressed.
Now y’all know that I have a love/hate relationship with Troy Surrat’s unreliable behind. So I was NOT interested in his eyelash curler… until I tried it. Charlotte Tilbury is somewhere kicking herself because she didn’t think of this first: the thing is so long and wide that it catches every.single.lash. And it doesn’t give you that unnatural doll curl. Instead you end up with something that looks totally natural and kind of ‘sweeping’… and I swear you can just curl your lashes and not even stress about mascara if you’ve got a decent fringe to start with. It’s that good. I’m mad that I like it so much. SMH. But I’ll give props when it’s due. He did good on this one. I’m still not messing with that overpriced impractical makeup though.
I know everyone and their mother is raving about sheet masks, but most of them are a pass for me. Since they got popular, fools are slapping all kinds of gunk on a sheet of cotton, cutting out eye and lip holes, and calling it a miracle sheet mask. Most of them are complete rubbish and just contain crap that sits on your skin and slides off, and really don’t produce any results. But Wei has been doing this for a LONG time, and would like the others to kindly have a seat. The detoxifying masks are so effective that I’m always shocked at how clear and bright my skin looks after 15 minutes under it. They are totally worth every single penny. I love them so much that I bought big boxes of them for my little sisters, because I love to share a good skin care secret. Same for the Dr Morita Black Pearl masks. Totally cheap and TOTALLY effective.
Finally, to makeup. Ever since my Cocoa Ravish went bad, I’ve been on the hunt for a replacement. You’d think that I’d know better than to replace one Tom Ford Lipstick with another that might also go bad, but sometimes I can be a little slow on the uptake. Enter Warm Sable. LOVE. I’m wearing it at the top of this post. It’s such a complementary color on my skin. I can wear it bare faced and it still looks good. I’m sure I had no business adding this to my lipstick collection. Here’s hoping that it keeps.
Speaking of Tom Ford, I’m totally into the new Night Bloom powders for fall. But I am NOT ordering them from the Tom Ford website because their customer service is THE ABSOLUTE WORST. I honestly don’t think I’ve come across worse service in a very long time. Those fools wouldn’t answer an email if their life depended on it. And good luck trying to call them. And just when you start to call and threaten them… BAM… a tracking number for something you’ve been waiting on for 6 months. And even then you might only get half your order. If something is backordered, they’ll never let you know. They are just horrid. For such a prestige brand, they really need to do better. So I’ll hold out for Nordstrom, a company that actually values its customers.
That’s it for the aquisitions! I can feel sleep coming on. Later Lovelies! ❤