Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Some rants, woo!
Tonight I feel like venting to some like-minded ladies! There's two things I've been thinking a lot about today, and I'm going to address them both. The first is about a company- which I won't name- contacting me to do a review. I picked out a few colors, and they said they'd ship them out Monday (it was Friday). After about a week and a half had passed, I emailed the owner, who seemed really nice, and asked if my package was ever sent out; I thought possibly she had changed her mind about the review. She said she was busy, and gave me the list of reasons why my package wasn't sent, and promised to send it in the next couple days. Well, now it's been two weeks since then, and nothing. Quite frankly, I don't feel like reviewing the makeup if I ever DO get it. I don't appreciate being lied to, and given a ton of excuses. Why would someone contact me about a review if they weren't going to bother sending me my stuff, almost a full month after they asked? You know? My brother doesn't get it, because who cares, it's free stuff. But the point is that I was the one contacted and asked to do this, and I've just been strung along since then. I would much rather give my money to companies who are truthful and timely than get free product from those which are not. Now for the part that I think might surprise a lot of people... I have just over the last couple days been thinking a lot about Aromaleigh closing, and I'm actually feeling sad about it. Before I was like "Oh, it's really too bad Kristen's closing", but now I'm actually UPSET. Some of you probably thought of me as Anti-Kristen, but let me reassure you that was never the case. I had problems with some of her actions, which in my mind, she has rectified. Everyone talks about her "playing the victim", but in my mind, she has definitely been targeted since R4TU started. I'll let my opinion be known, I DO NOT LIKE R4TU. I think it may have had good intentions when it was started, but now it's just malicious, with everyone sitting and waiting for her to do the tiniest thing- or if she doesn't, make up some accusations. Her personal life has NOTHING to do with her business, and trying to drag anything like that into it just makes you a jerk. Not even those of us who are opposed to Doe Deere seem to show this kind of hatred towards her, the way some people do to Miss K. Kristen is an extremely talented person with great business savvy, and I'm sad to see Aromaleigh shut down. I'm going to try my hardest to score some more shadows before it's all gone for good. I truly, truly hope that she starts again with a new company and a fresh, positive outlook, so no one can get her down. It's really sad how everything played out, because Aromaleigh meant something to so many people. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have time after work to do my bi-monthly movie post, I don't want angry blah blah to be the first thing people see when they get to my blog. I'd love to hear your comments, and hopefully this time I won't have to disable them because of people who ruin things for everyone else.