Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Lipstick: It’s Not Mine But It’s Meant To Be Mine

Last December, I bought my friend Twerlyn a YSL lipstick as a gift. She wrote about it H E R E. I ordered it online because I had no more time to do the purchase. The product is available only at Myer at a neighboring suburb.

YSL Lippy
YSL Lippy

While doing the online purchase, Myer’s website was acting up. There was an error. Thinking that my initial purchase attempt didn’t go through, I did the whole process again only to find out that the initial attempt was registered in their website. I ended up buying two similar items by error!

I phoned Myer’s Customer Service and complained that there is supposed to be only one item that I need to pay for. They acknowledged my complaint and apologized. It turned out that their system was down the minute I did the purchase. That was not my fault. I am just a willing paying customer and whatever internal error they have had in their system, the consumer must not bear the brunt.

I was instructed to wait for the items to be shipped to me and return the other one with a packing slip on it. Once returned, they will immediately reimburse me of the amount that I paid for.

True enough, one item reached me but I was thinking that the second item will be shipped only one day apart. So I returned it right away as instructed. However, I waited for the other item more than a month and READ: the suburb where I ordered the item from was just 15 minutes away and it took them that long to ship me that item I paid for.

Something must be amiss!

I phoned them again and again and again to track the item. It turned out that the second item was declared missing and they could no longer track it. So it was confirmed lost! Again, that was not my fault! It was so annoying because I would have wanted to send my gift by early January but because things got so messed up, I had no choice but to deal with it. They again instructed me to wait for the new lipstick that they’re gonna send in lieu of the lost item. I indicated this time that the item be shipped at my workplace so that I know right away once it’s delivered. The Customer Service Representative apologized to no end for the mishaps.

I was surprised when the lipstick was shipped at home!

I was raging mad! How dare they NOT take customer’s instructions carefully! I thought it’s gonna be sent at work! I can only grit my teeth in complete annoyance! I vowed to never do online business again with Myer. I sent off the lippy to my friend in the U.S. and I was happy she received it in less than 10 days!

However, a few days later, I received another YSL lipstick at work- with the same shade. Is this some kind of a joke?

The box that was shipped at work
The box that was shipped at work

I phoned Myer CSR and they told me it’s no longer in their system so I don’t have to return it. That’s just about it.

So OK. Fine! I’m gonna own a YSL lipstick worth $55 with shipping fee of $10 that I did NOT pay for! How lucky!

The YSL lipstick inside the box
The YSL lipstick inside the box
Happy me owning this one!
Happy me owning this one!

But when I come to think about it, I do deserve to get this lipstick for FREE because the stress that they put me through with this transaction was way too much! Myer is Australia’s largest store chain of mid-to-up-market department stores and they do customer service like that. How uncool!

All’s well that ends well. I just have to forget about the stress I have to put up with and enjoy my YSL lipstick, which is my friend Twerlyn’s dream lipstick by the way :-)

Estee Lauder Eyeliner, Lipstick, Summer Dress, & Boots from New York With Love

As you may have noticed by now, I am pampered by some virtual friends. It is such a wonderful feeling when friends go the extra mile to make me feel very special and loved.

Ivy of Glamorous Chic is one of my featured BFFs at my blog. She’s one amongst the few pioneering blogpals I ever had when I started out blogging 7 years ago. I actually consider her as my mentor with the “ins” and “outs” of blogging. Whatever little know- how I’ve learned, I got most if it from her. I couldn’t be more grateful for her; she patiently held my hand and guided me through until I finally learned the ropes of blogging.

Since then, it was pure joy to be her online friend. Please take note that we never ever met just yet but the connection is for real!

I was told last year that she bought a summer dress for me. But because she was very busy with work, she never managed to send it my way until the beginning of this year.

It was no longer a surprise when I got a box of lovely girly items from this beautiful and sexy fella 😉

The lovely summer dress
The lovely summer dress
Estee Lauder lippy
Estee Lauder lippy

I can hardly believe I got my 5th lipstick! And it’s just the first month of the year! Would that mean I will be counting off some more lippies the whole year round? Hahaha!

Estee Lauder eyeshadow
Estee Lauder eyeshadow
This I love so much! ;-)
This I love so much! 😉
The brushes!
The brushes!
The girly stuffs!
The girly stuffs!

Last but not the least, she gave me this very sexy footwear. I certainly can’t wait for winter!

The sexy boots
The sexy boots

Can’t you see how generous and sweet she is? She is actually that and more! I sincerely appreciate the friendship I’ve shared with her. It’s amazing to have shared this kind of special bond virtually. That’s one of the perks of blogging that can not be bought by any amount of money!

Again, thank you Ayvz for this beautiful gifts! You truly made me happy! :-)

From Twerlyn With Love- Mac, Revlon Lipsticks, & Etc.

I’ve got something in the mail today!

I felt very excited as I was opening the parcel. I have been expecting it to be delivered in our doorstep so it was no big surprise at all.

However, I was expecting to receive only one lippy but there I saw three different shades of lipsticks for me!

Lippies!
Lippies!

Yes siree!

The Mac Lipsticks, Revlon and Mascara
The Mac Lipsticks, Revlon and Mascara

Indeed, I was the happiest girl in the world today!

Not only that, I also got a pair of fashionable earrings which I love to bits; a mascara and my ever reliant deodorant which I have been using for a couple of years now.

I can't wait to show this off!!! ;-)
I can’t wait to show this off!!! 😉

These were all gifted to me by my very generous, sweet and lovely longest-running pal- online and offline- all the way from California, USA- Twerlyn.

The goodies
The goodies

She also sent me a heartfelt holiday card with the photographs of her beautiful family.

Pascoe Family
Pascoe Family
The lovely message ;-)
The lovely message ;-)

Isn’t that a wonderful way to start out the year? It is indescribable when friends go out of their way to make me feel very special and loved. It’s simply awesome!

I am very blessed to be surrounded with good genuine pals and for that I am truly grateful!

Thank you Twerlyn for the gift of your long standing friendship. Over the years, you never failed me and you’ve always been the supportive, loyal, great friend that I could ever have! Please know that having you for a friend is one of my unspeakable gifts.

Miss and love you so!

CHEERS!

Skin Food Lipstick In My Purse

I can’t do without lipstick in my purse. Just recently, I was encouraged to purchase Skin Food Lipstick by the same seller of my Skin Food BB Cream (I shall do a separate post on that).

Skin Food Lipstick

Pardon the blurry capture from my phone camera, LOL! Let me try a better angle:

The luscious pink lipstick worth PhP 450.00

I find my lips way fuller eveytime I try it on.

The Skin Food Lipstick accentuated by Mary Kay lip liner and lip gloss

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