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Some Recent Mail

Since I put myself on a low buy, I haven’t shopped much recently, which is a good thing. That said, I did get in some fun mail recently.

First up is from Evil Shades:

I ordered Gossamer, a very pretty light pink blush with a blue sheen. I’m convinced that more blushes need blue or violet iridescence.
Andrea was sweet and sent me a lipstick in Zirna (a sheer blue opal) as a surprise.
I also got two lovely samples, Ice Star and Souls Torment.
Ice Star must be new because I don’t see it on the site, but it’s like snow with pink and blue iridescence.
Souls Torment is a dusty puple with aqua sparkles. I <3 my aqua sparkles.

Next up is from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.

I ordered:
Nori – deep-sea turquoise with subtle pale blue shimmer
Divine – pale vivid pink flamingo

Now, I had a bit of an unhappy experience with OCC.
Originally, I emailed OCC on July 5, and later on July 13, asking a question. As of today, July 31st, those emails have never been answered.
On July 23 I placed an order with OCC for Nori and Divine. I never received an email of my order confirmation.
So on July 26 I called OCC about the status of my order. The man who answered the phone was awesome. He was quite helpful and located my order and let me know I’d receive a shipping notice within 24 hours. When I mentioned the emails I sent that I never received a response to, he said oh, check your spam filters, they often go there. On July 27 I did receive my shipping notification.
I do check my spam filter daily, and never received a response from OCC to my emails, which was kind of sad.
I’m not sure I’d place an order with them again, to be honest.

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    • http://libbyspinkvanity.blogspot.com Kimberly

      Evil Shades will SOON be getting an order from me! Anything with the word ‘gossamer’ has my attention…and a blush! *faint*

      • Phyrra

        Its a really pretty blush! I bet you’ll love it!

    • http://www.rebelliousmakeup.blogspot.com Julissa

      It’s sad that OCC customer service is blah. The Lip Tars are amazing.

      • Phyrra

        Their phone customer service was awesome. Their email service has been non-existent for me. So I’d say if you want to try them, call them on the phone. I always get disappointed when I’ve emailed someone 2 or 3 times and NEVER received a response to my emails.

    • Invicta

      Enjoy Zirna! It ended my quest for the ideal pearly ice blue lip color, so I absolutely love it :D Your Evil Shades picks look like excellent makeup choices for cool-toned skin. As for OCC, I almost placed an order for their black lip tar months ago but I’m glad I didn’t now that your experience with them was a hassle.

      • Phyrra

        I haven’t tried the lip tar yet. I have the feeling I’ll end up disappointed with it. And really since I’m so happy with all my indie lippies (Fyrinnae, Evil Shades, Morgana, etc), that’s ok.

    • Saila

      Need.More.Evil Shades.

      • Phyrra

        Hehe! Yes yes yes!

    • http://silhouettescreams.blogspot.com SilhouetteScreams

      Ew OCC sound horrible :( I never purchased through their site because their international shipping option was weird and required me calling them up or something =S I think if I want to buy some in the future I’ll opt for a different stockist.

      • Phyrra

        Their email service was non-existent, like dealing with Archetype. Their phone was fantastic, so it seems like a mixed bag. I’m not sure if my situation is unique, or if more people have had that experience with them.

    • cinseven13

      “I’m convinced that more blushes need blue or violet iridescence.”

      I’ll second that!

      • Phyrra

        Hah Yay!

    • http://themoonmaiden-blix.blogspot.com/ BLIX

      I’ve been on a low/no buy for a while. Trying to save moolah.
      Nice Evil Shades haul. I at least want to try her lippies.
      Sucks about OCC. I’ve been wanting to try their lip tars so I can mix my own colours and add my own sheen and sparkles to them.
      Not sure if I still want to buy them though.

      • Phyrra

        It really bothered me that OCC didn’t answer my emails, but maybe whoever is responsible for their emails aren’t as experienced with customer service as the people who answer the phone. Then again, I tend to equate not answering emails with no service, a la Archetype :P
        I think you’ll love the Evil Shades lippies!

    • http://thejadecarver.blogspot.com Jade

      EvilShades had a 48-hour free shipping sale a while ago… I ordered the full sample set off all the lippies and glosses :) I can’t wait for it to get here!

      • Phyrra

        Yeah they tend to have some nice sales :)

    • http://www.misstat.blogspot.com MissTat

      ooh you know what, I love my lip tars, but I had the exact same experience with OCC (weird, huh) The people on the phone were sweethearts, but I never got any e-mails stating that my order even existed/was paid for/shipped/etc. I haven’t bought from them again and I’m not sure I will, to be honest.

      • Phyrra

        Yeah, it’s odd that we’d both have the same treatment! I’m feeling like I just can’t risk placing another order.