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If I get the run-around when I’ve called or emailed when there’s an issue with an order, or when solutions to common issues (say, a broken eyeshadow) make the customer have to do the work (though it wasn’t their fault) to resolve it. For example, Ulta used to require receipt of return of a broken item, even one that was $0.99, in order to refund or reship (now, they resend and haven’t required me to ship broken products back in awhile). I routinely receive broken powder products from Ulta (still do!), and for awhile, I stopped shopping there except for Ulta-exclusive launches because of how often I was receiving and having to return broken products. The last big no-no is when brands are rude to customers, particularly on social media.

— Christine
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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #480

Happy Friday!

Share your recent beauty purchases or rediscovered favorites in your stash (for those on low/no-buys!), chit chat about weekend plans, and learn a little more about each other!

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  • Haul/Rediscoveries: Tom Ford Amber Absolute & Black Violet Private Blend Reserves, Olaplex Shampoo/Conditioner, Dr. Jart+ face masks, Laneige Lavender Water Sleeping Mask
  • Weekend plans: I’m hoping to work through some of the drafts I have and have more reviews written for next week instead of working late every night to get the next day’s reviews ready.
  • Do you have any pets?: Yes, Mellan–an eleven year-old laborador retriever! Just Mellan, though πŸ™‚

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Best Bite Beauty Lipsticks 2019 | Top 10 + Share Your Favorites

Today, I’m asking for your recommends for Bite Beauty Lipsticks (specific shades, please!). Β The 10 most recommended Bite Beauty Lipsticks are listed below, and the list will automatically update as more recommendations are made!

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I’m working through a really fun, random, worst-breakout-of-my-life situation (didn’t change up products and have no idea what triggered it), so I’m back on prescription antibiotics (topical) for it. Of course, it started resolving a bit more noticeably the day of my doctor’s appointment, but between what I was doing and the clindamycin, things are looking up again (wrote this answer a week ago; now it’s mostly cleared up, just some healing/fading of marks). My skincare routine has been really out of sorts since early December as I’ve been trying to prevent/heal from that breakout and less of my “norm,” which I was happy with.

— Christine