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Monday, March 25, 2013

Feeling Blah Again

I apologize to anyone who actually reads my blog. I have not felt motivated in a couple weeks to post anything. I have been doing a lot of self reflecting and trying to figure out where I want to go with my life. Sometimes I think it would be better to quit blogging and makeup and do something else. There are only 2.5 million blogs out there about beauty, so that market is pretty tough.

I have been thinking about why I spend so much time with makeup and buying 100 pink lipsticks or having 20 bottles of foundation. I realize that it started with insecurity within myself and it continues in one form or another. The fact is, I already have too much makeup. I need to be getting rid of half of what I have that I will never be able to use instead of continuing to buy more. It just doesn't make me happy anymore.

On another note, I got the Bare Escentuals TSV for April in the mail and it is going back. It is great if you need a basic kit. I just can't get the Ready foundation to last longer than 6 hours on my face without breaking down, no matter what primer or not I use. The gloss didn't show up, the brushes are mediocre, and I already have bisque and light show. The only thing I loved was the blush.

Which brings me to QVC. They wrote to me asking me to take down my post about the Insider info. The information I found online and not by being a subscriber, because, unbeknownst to them, the magazine is available externally from their website without paying for it. This is kind of the final straw with me and QVC. I was already angry at the rising prices and outrageous shipping. The customer service is also lacking lately. I have bought thousands and thousands of dollars in beauty through them in the last two years, reviewed it, sold it to many of you, and not even one kind word from the company. Now, they ask me to remove a post that has only had 220 views? I am sure my measly little blog does not hamper their sales. Alas, I removed the item numbers. After all, that is what people "pay" for, right? Maybe if QVC were kinder to it's supporters, we could actually help them solve this problem.  It is cheaper to purchase the items I want through the actual companies anyway. They give free shipping and samples. The LE items that are exclusive to QVC are always available on Ebay for cheaper than QVC sells them for. This is just my opinion, though, of which I am entitled.

That's enough for this morning. I have to go to work. If you still want the item numbers, check Facebook or just Google them. They are available at many other, more trafficked, areas online than this little blog.