Ulta’s reps are patient on the phone, but their solutions are just dismal – if a product is broken, I have to send it back before getting a refund (no other retailer/brand has made me do this). Neiman Marcus overnighted a Louboutin polish trio ($90 or something like that) after my order arrived broken without having to be asked for that solution, whereas Ulta makes it a pain to deal with an eyeshadow arriving broken that was $1.99, which is due to poor packaging – a bunch of compacts in a box with no padding or bubble wrap!
The collection of NARS Hardwired Eyeshadows ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) includes six, limited edition shades, with two shades released previously (though not under the name “Hardwired”). Here’s a quick look at them while I work on testing them!
I have a sneak peek of a sneak peek featuring MAC x Star Trek Collection, as I received a few pieces from the launch, but there are several more products releasing (about double what you see here) that I don’t have. I’m waiting to get official promotional imagery, and once I have that, I’ll post info about all the shades, but the pertinent details are: pre-sale for attendees of Comic Con right now, available online August 25th and in-stores September 1st (North America) at select locations. The collection features matte black packaging with a metallic silver Star Trek logo with the same style for the boxes.
SAKS is offering 10% off sitewide, which includes beauty and fragrance, now through July 24th with code SAKS5A. (There are some designer exclusions.) Below you’ll find what I’ll personally be picking up along with some of my higher-end favorites–for 10% off, I typically focus on brands that almost never go on sale (like Cle de Peau or Tom Ford) or just-released items that aren’t available elsewhere yet (speaking of which, just saw a few of Dior’s fall collection pop online this morning)! What do you have your eye on?