I have to say in most cases my UPS guy always brings his A game when handling my packages. It’s when he’s on vacation or out sick that things get hairy. I also have a fairly good Fedex guy but sometimes there are different Fedex delivery people for different services. For example, for ground I have a really nice man that walks up my porch and puts the package gently on my welcome mat. For Fedex overnight or other Fedex services typically it’s throw the box from the street onto my porch and wherever it lands it lands.
Now regular postal service actually is the worst offender. There have been so many cuts and changes when it comes to the regular USPS that I can’t say I have a regular mail person. Sometimes I have a mailman who comes three times a week and other times I see different temps delivering the mail. This happens both at my home and my office. This also means lost packages, packages being delivered to the wrong address, etc..
For example, my Etude House Dreaming Swan packaged arrive but I wasn’t at home to sign for it. They left me a notice that I could pick it up at my local post office. So, I went there and they couldn’t find the package and said it was likely back out for delivery. I went home to check my mail and no package so the next day I go back. They tell me they don’t know where it is speak to a supervisor. So I head over to the next window to speak to her and she turns around and walks away from me…
In the end, thankfully the package arrived (like a week later haha!).
I have to really think hard though when it comes to my worst beauty shipping experience. Probably once when I ordered a refill of MAC Black Tie along with some MAC limited edition collection and yes, you guessed it, that eyeshadow exploded everywhere. Of course, I opened the box not knowing it so when I opened it black eyeshadow all over the makeup inside obviously but also ALL OVER ME upon opening the box.
I’ve also had PR companies that have sent me nail polish with absolutely no bubble wrap and they break open on shipment and you can just smell it when the box arrives! You know how nail polish reeks….!
Thankfully though, I don’t have any true horror stories when it comes to beauty shipping nightmares!
How about you?
What’s your worst beauty shipping experience?
Do share it!