Musings of the Day

Musings of a Muse: Did Someone Say Thief?

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This Musings was inspired by a reader, Andreea, who was ranting about how much she hates being followed around in a shop and treated like a thief.

Andreea, I feel your pain me love.

So today’s Musings of the Day is all about counters and stores. Do you ever feel like you’re being shadowed by a rep or a store clerk when you’re at Sephora? Or at a counter?

Jump ahead for the Muse’s answer!

YES, YES, YES DAMMIT! All the bloody time. I hate going into Sephora because MA’s literally follow me around and keep asking if I need a basket. They watch me like a hawk! Everything I pick up, anything I touch, their eyes are constantly following me. It’s gotten so bad I rarely step foot into a Sephora anymore, I simply do my ordering online.

Truly I feel like a thief or something the way they follow me around. It’s not even the helpful type of following where they start foaming at the mouth about how great a product is. It’s simply following me and watching me as if I’m going to pocket a lip gloss or a blush.

It’s a rather uncomfortable feeling icon sad I rarely shop Ulta so I haven’t really experienced this their and counters do the same but mostly it’s annoying MA’s trying to score a sale. But Sephora…damn I feel like a thief. It’s really quite an uncomfortable shopping experience.

What makes me even more irritated is a bunch of teenagers will be destroying a display by playing with everything on it but no one looks at them or goes over to them but me they follow around in circles.

I find it weirdly gratifying to dump my basket on the counter and whip out my credit card. It’s like a strange way of thumbing my nose at them and saying, “SEE? I have money to buy this stuff…amazing right?!”

How about you?

Ever feel like a thief with a pocket full of money?

Tell the Muse!

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Musings of the Day: Please, Just Leave Me In Peace!

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(oops sorry for the extra “o” in too! hehe!

You know how pushy MA’s can be! Heck, you might even appreciate it since some of them work on commission but none the less it’s still rather annoying to say the least.

So today’s Musings is which counters or stores do you find the most aggressive, the most irritating, the most pushy….

Jump ahead for my reply!

Actually, my choice isn’t a cosmetic counter. In fact it doesn’t have anything at all to do with makeup. The place I avoid at all costs because the reps are annoying, irritating, and EXTREMELY, maxed out, over the top pushy is Bath and Body Works.

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Going into Bath and Body Works in one word is a ridiculous experience. I haven’t set foot inside one in a long, long, long time since the sales reps are just awful, terrible, a real nightmare. They are so incredibly pushy it turns my stomach to even venture inside the store. I don’t even think they work on commission but they are somehow programmed robots to push, push, PUSH! They push so much that I think most people are pushed out the door without bothering to purchase because of the irritating way the reps are.

Try this, try that, have you seen this? How about that? Have one of these? This is $5! Here let me get you a cart, a basket, a bag, a tote, let me hose you down with our newest fragrance even though you’re sneezing all over the place.

Truly Bath and Body Works needs to tame it’s reps. Maybe if they do I’ll consider going back inside one of the stores. Until than I avoid it at all costs!

How about you?

What’s your least favorite store or counter to visit because the artists or reps are just too bloody pushy?

Tell the Muse!

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Musings of the Day: I Want To Haul It All On Sale!

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With all the sales I’m posting today I was inspired to Muse about what I wish was on sale!

What do do you wish was on sale or who do you wish was having a sale right now?

I wish Sephora was having a sale right now so I can snag some Summer Collections at 20% off! I’m also kinda sorta wishing that Face Front Cosmetics would do some sort of sale as well since I want a few more of their blushes!

How about you?

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Musings of the Day: youTube Mania!

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My fav topic! The Muse has a serious addiction to watching youTube videos. As makeup junkies I imagine we all get our fix on youTube from time to time!

Who are some of your favorite youTube Gurus?

Here are mine in no particular order:

MissChievous



Pursebuzz



xsparkage


panacea81

Jjacks48

Nireyna


Queen of BlendingMUA

Who are your favs?

Tell the Muse!

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Musings of the Day: Returns!

FloridaSweety is back with a brand new video about the best way to return items at a store! I posted one of her videos previously and it got a great response as I think everyone enjoyed her as much as I did. She’s always a great inspiration to get a good conversation flowing so this morning’s Musings is all about returns!


So how do you feel about returning makeup? Do you return it or just give it to friends if you can’t use it?

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The Muse isn’t as assertive as FloridaSweety sadly so most times anything I hate ends up in the bottom of my closet in the beauty graveyard. I’m also really bad with receipts and keeping them, I throw them to the bottom of my purse and end up losing them etc….Sometimes I feel comfortable returning at Sephora but most times I don’t as everyone is terribly snotty about returns. Did you every notice what a hissy fit people have at counters and Sephora when you have to do a return? Even with a receipt they get all evil and snotty! Or is that me? This is one reason I absolutely adore shopping on Sephora’s website as it’s free return postage back and no one questions you about what was wrong with the product or gives you an attitude problem about returning it.

I really never could understand why employees get so upset about returns. It’s always a rather big deal whenever I return something and five different people have to come over and look at the item, the receipt, etc….

How about you?

Are you a “return queen”?

Do you avoid returning items?

Tell the Muse!

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