Monday, March 12, 2018

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

This post is way overdue. 
Like by a year. I had started this post
last March but for some unexplained reason, it never 
got posted. Recently, I was going through my drafts
 and found it.  Funny enough, I went and saw this exhibit 
almost exactly a year ago. Ha. Such a bad blogger!!

Anyways, I will stop talking and let the pictures do
the rest. 

It was a pretty neat exhibit to see. Although, most of the 
shoes were behind glass,which made taking pictures
difficult. This was totally an exhibit for any
shoe addict.  While I do admit to having quite a few 
pairs of shoes (including a few designer ones), I'm 
really not a shoe person. I can hear my Mother's heart stop
(she loves her shoes) at that comment but it is the truth.  
I'm a purse gal! ha!! 

So tell me are you a shoe addict or a purse addict or no addict 
at all? haha!! Let me know, I love hearing from you!!
Best, Marie
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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Glossier NYC Showroom

123 Lafayette St., Penthouse 
New York, NY 10013

While I was in NYC back in December, 
I decided to stop by the Glossier Showroom 
as I really wanted to check out their products
in person. I couldn't have been more disappointed.

First of all, I made a reservation online
which was a waste of time as no one asked me for my 
tickets or if I even had a reservation. You walk into a small foyer and 
wait in a long line for the elevator to take you to the penthouse;
the elevator fits about five people in it. Tickets do not
give you a fast pass for the elevator. It can
 take an extra 20 minutes to get up to the showroom.
Not really sure why they have a reservation system.
It was completely pointless. But their system sent me various 
text messages and emails to remind me of my reservations!

Birthday Cake Dot Balm

As soon as you walk out of the elevator you are in the
 showroom. It was beyond packed with people, literally sitting
on the floor waiting for their friends, who were shopping.

Now onto the staff, they couldn't have been more UNHELPFUL.
They don't smile at you, they don't say hello, they
 don't ask you if you need help. They are literally just standing 
around showing no emotions. They not only looked cold and 
unfriendly, they were!  I asked one girl if I could try 
something and she looked at me like I had ten heads. 
She then points to the item (it was concealer)
and says it is right there. No "oh let me tell you about 
our concealer."  She made it clear that I was bothering her
with my stupid question. What a moron, I am.

It was such a turn off. Also, they do not have any products 
on the floor.  It's only tester, after tester.
You have to fill out these little cards and give them
to the sales girls and they put it all in an iPad. Then you 
stand around (and around) and wait for another one to 
come out of the back with your bag, shouting your name. 
And of course, they said Maria so I didn't respond (at first)
because my name is not Maria. But then when she said my 
last name, I was like oh that is me. Couldn't even 
even get my first name right?? Doesn't even say sorry
when I say it's Marie. It's not mispronouncing my name,
it's calling me a different name!! But I will
get off that soapbox. 


I picked up two of the Haloscope which 
are their highlighters. I got Quartz and Moonstone.
Honestly, I wish I didn't like them so much
because I have a hard time giving them
my business. I almost left without
buying anything but since I went out of my way
to get there, I decided to just buy them.

I have been a sales associate for a very long time 
and would never treat anyone as I was treated here.
In fact, I would probably be fired if I did. Perhaps, 
this place has a different view of customer service and I'm just not
hip enough or whatever, I honestly don't know.
But, I totally understand why people shop online
rather than in person. Sadly, I still prefer to shop in
 person but this is one store I will never return to. And I most 
likely will not repurchase anything from them 
again. They just lost a customer but 
I'm sure they don't care. One unhappy customer
means nothing to companies anymore.

 The only good thing that came out of the visit is
all purchases come with a cute pink
plastic zippered pouch.

Wow, did you read all that?? Sorry, I didn't mean
for this post to be so long. I rarely complain
about bad customer service but this place took the cake.
I do like their products, so I would tell someone to check
 them out (online) but I would tell you NOT to visit 
their showroom. It's a waste.

What do you do when you like a product but not the store?
Is this why everyone shops online to avoid
the nasty sales people??
Let me know, I love hearing from you!!
Best, Marie

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Monday, March 5, 2018


Today we are linking up with the lovely ladies from The Blended Blogs for
another round of TBB Asks...March- Beauty Edition.

1. Eyelash Curler Yes or No?

Marie-Yes, this is the one I use.
Jenn- NO! I have had too many issues with them, 
so now I refuse to use em. 

2. Favorite Nail Shade?

Marie-I get my nails done but
You Don't Know Jacques by OPI
is my favorite.
Jenn-I too always get my nails done
but I only wear black, year round!

3. Favorite Lipstick Shade?

Marie -So Long  by Lipstick Queen.
Jenn- Viva Glam III by Mac.

4. Blow Dry or Air Dry your hair?

Marie- Air Dry. I got to bed with wet hair in a loose bun.
Wake up with crazy curly hair.
Jenn- Depends on how much time I have.

5. Artificial Nails?

6. Foundation: Yes or No?

Marie- YES, this is my new favorite. 
One of the best foundations on the market!
Try it you will not be disappointed.
Jenn- Marie recommended that foundation
to me and it is awesome!!

7. Hair Up or Hair Down?

Marie- I wear my hair up most of the time.

8. Bar Soap or Body Wash?

Marie- Body Wash,
Kiehl's is my favorite.
Jenn- whatever Marie buys.

9. Bath or Shower? 
Jenn- Shower.

10. Favorite Body lotion?

MarieBody Butter by Kiehl's
Jenn-Don't have one, I just steal Marie's
and she goes crazy but whatever. I just give her 
my sad puppy eyes and she forgives me
especially when I leave the jar empty.

11. Do you wear perfume? Is so, favorite scent?

Marie- Yes, I rotate between this one, this one
and this one.
Jenn- I wear only this one.

12. Do you shave your legs everyday? 

Marie-Ugh not in the winter, more like 
every three days.
Jenn- NO!!

13. Favorite Lip Balm? 

Marie- I use to swear by this one
but now I'm in love with this one.
In fact, since I started using it
my lips have not looked better.
Jenn- Don't have one.

14. How old were you when you first started 
wearing make-up? 

Marie-I think I was around 13. Started 
with eye liner and lip gloss.
Jenn- I was 12. 

As you can see Jenn and I are both makeup junkies 
and have been since a young age.  And as my Grandmother 
always says, "A lady never leaves the house without
her lipstick on." haha

Now it's your turn!!
Leave your answers below.
We love hearing from you!!

Best, Marie & Jenn
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

I've got my HEART on you.

My name is Marie and I have an obsession  with hearts. 

Rose Gold Heart Earrings
Makeup Bag
Stripe Heart Flats
Heart Bowls

Oversized Heart Dagger Sweatshirt

Heart Bracelet

Heart Earrings

Slip on sneakers

Heart Sweater

Makeup Sponges

Shoulder Bag


While I'm not a hopeless romantic (just hopeless),
I always smile when I see a heart. I can't explain it
but whenever I see a heart, I'm drawn to it. It 
maybe childish but I don't care. We have 
all symbol that we are drawn to (Jenn loves
 the musical symbol), mine just happens to be a heart.

Are you drawn to a symbol??
Let me know, I love hearing from you!!
Best, Marie 

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