Posted in MAC on May 14, 2014 | No Comments »
First, I want to apologize for the lack of updates. I promise this isn’t going to be the norm around here. I recently moved, started a new job, and I’m still managing my new business which is just about to get off the ground. Not to mention I finally received a diagnoses after having suffered for over 13 months! The medicine I was prescribed almost tried to kill me (I know, good times) so now I’m trying to reverse my issue naturally with supplements, proper diet, and lots of exercise. I definitely have my work cut out for me. Around here, too, I know. I have TONS of things to photograph, test, and review, but just haven’t had much time to sit down and actually work on it all. But I WILL make some time. I promise!
Keeping the above in mind, this post is actually very old. But I invested too much time in it to just not post about it, so here it is…
I was pretty excited about the MAC Proenza Schouler Collection mainly because the Ocean City Blush Ombre looked amazing! So I did what I usually do when it comes to a collection I really want something from. I sat up all night and morning on my only day off and stalked the MAC website. I was proud of myself for being one of the first to place their order. I ordered 1 Blush Ombre in Ocean City and 2 Lipsticks in Mangrove and Woodrose. As I waited patiently for my order to arrive I decided to browse some swatches of the people who got their orders over-nighted. Panic set in when I heard that everyone’s orders got mixed up. Basically anyone who ordered Ocean City got Sunset Beach and anyone who ordered Sunset Beach got Ocean City. Those who ordered 1 of each were good. I only ordered the 1. Sure enough when I got home from work the following day and ripped open my little black box, sitting inside was Sunset Beach.
First I called MAC to inform them of what they already knew. I was basically told that since the item I DID order was sold out I’d have to wait and see if they got any more in stock. I was told to hold onto Sunset Beach until they called me with an update. The next night I emailed MAC and told them how upset I was. I get that mistakes happen, but it’s unfair to those of us that spent their free time waiting for an item, be one of the first to obtain said item, and sit back and watch as numerous others are sent the correct item while you’re stuck with something you didn’t want/order. Again I was told that they were waiting to see if they were getting any more in stock and if I wanted I could either wait or have a credit issued. I really didn’t want the credit because I didn’t wait up all night/morning for nothing. And accepting a credit meant that it was in fact all for nothing. So I waited.
Mid-week I took my search to Instagram and eBay. I was lucky enough to find Ocean City on eBay for just a few dollars more than retail and taking into account that the shipping was free it all sort of evened out. Once my item arrived and I saw that it was the real deal I called MAC and asked for a credit. I was issued my credit and told that I could keep Sunset Beach. I have no idea what I’ll do with it since I really don’t want it, but it was still pretty cool of MAC to allow me to keep it anyway.
Here are the goods complete with swatches!