Musings of the Day
The Muse is at her local makeup counter (pick a counter, any counter) and a MA (makeup artist) stops over to start pimpin’ her wares. Maybe this is the Muse’s first time trying this brand or her normal MA is on vacation or some such thing.
Now when have you headed to a counter or even Sephora and NOT run into some aggressive MA. I think it’s rare to not run into someone who wants to sell you the entire counter and than some more. I mean anything….orange foundation? “Oh my god this color is perfect for you!” Vomit Colored Eye Shadow? “This will really brighten up your eyes!” And on and on and on…..
Which brings me to today’s Musings!
Are you a push over?
Do you handle aggressive MA’s or sales reps with an iron fist?
Or do you get sucked into their vortex and end up spending money on stuff you really didn’t want to begin with!
Jump ahead to find out if the Muse is a stand up kinda girl or a big mush when the pressure is on at the counter.
The Muse is fond of biatchin’ herself a blue streak when it comes to terrible customer service but thankfully she always gets great makeup time at her fav counters at Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Saks. I’ve always had the pleasure of being treated beautifully well at counters that I purchase from. However, I do choose to deal with the same reps over and over again which could account for the good service I get as they know my likes, they know I’m out to spend some money, and they just know a bit about me and who I am.
On occasion I’ve been known to run into a rep or two who is snotty or not helpful or just plain rude.
Wanna Muse about your worst or maybe your funniest makeup counter experience?
Jump ahead for mine.
How’s Monday treating you? My Monday has been a nightmare. It’s a busy time at work plus I’m kinda feeling my way around WordPress at the moment. You may have noticed some of our comments got lost in the move on older posts.
So sorry about that as we’ve had some bloody good blatter in the last few years haven’t we? Oh well guess we’ll just have to make some new memories together.
Why don’t we start out those memories with a new Musings for today!
Today’s Musings is a favorite topic of mine since I get asked the question alot. Are my friends as into makeup as I am?
Hmmmm….how about you?
Your mates as heavily into makeup as you are?
Maybe they are more into it than you are?
Tell the Muse all about it and jump ahead for my answer.
Today’s Musings is about replenishing your stock of “things I use everyday”. You know what I mean…you reach for ‘em daily, like mascara, foundation, primer, etc….
I recently had to make a list of items I was running low on so now is a perfect time to Muse about what I need and hear what you’re running out of and need to replace.
Check it after the jump!
You read beauty blogs, you read consumer reviews on forums and beauty sites, you read magazines, and you watch TV adverts.
Question is of all those things who is it that influences your beauty purchases the most?
Is it something that you see on your fav beauty blog? Or maybe a friend told you how you have to try out this new shampoo she loves. How about TV advertisements or magazines?
Who Influences Your Beauty Purchases?
Jump ahead to hear my influences!
For the most part I’m influenced by some of my fav beauty bloggers and also websites and the like. Say I wander onto Sephora and see something that captures my interests, that will likely cause an immediate need to purchase an item. I’m one that loves pretty pictures and the likes. If I see something advertised on a model such as items from many Bobbi Brown launches, I instantly want it as the model is always so picture perfect and flawless.
I’m also a huge follower and reader of beauty blogs so those also influence my need for product.
Forums and online communities also feed my need for beauty.
How about you?