Monday, August 17, 2015

Burberry Beauty Fall Winter 2015 Collection

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Burberry's Fall Winter 2015 make-up collection was inspired by their Fall Winter runway show which was full of earthy brown, red and green hues. The grunge rock meets hippie runway collection featured patchwork suede over-the-knee boots, plenty of floral prints, leopard prints, knit cardigan jackets and fringe ponchos.

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Backstage beauty with Burberry

Make-up was kept to a bare minimal for a "natural" look at the Burberry Prorsum runway show. Bronzer was used in place of blusher for a healthy glow all over the face. Lips were kept nude, eyes were lined with black eyeliner, taupe eye shadow was applied onto lids and a bit of black mascara was used for the finishing touch.

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The military inspired Burberry Fall Winter 2015 collection has a camouflage print eye shadow palette and a deep, khaki green nail polish.

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If you can't get your hands on the limited edition palette, fret not. Burberry has its staple classic eye shadow palettes in a similar shade of green and other colours.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Sephora Epic Rewards Redemption Gone Totally Wrong

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The Sore Truth Behind Sephora's Epic Rewards Loyalty Redemption

Earlier this week, Sephora caused an online debacle so huge that sent fans snapping pictures of their Sephora purchases for return and sharing them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and swearing to boycott Sephora for alternative online beauty stores such as and Nordstrom.

One ex-customer of Sephora had made tens of thousands of dollars worth of purchases and had 14,000 points in their account. (USD$1 = 1 point)

Most of the angry customers felt that Sephora tried to pull a fast one by fraudulently marketing items that were not available to the general public.

A so-called rewards programme for their loyal customers who were called "Beauty Insiders" had flopped miserably. Customers were told to spend as much as they can during a golden week where their membership points would be doubled, tripled or quadrupled depending on their level of membership.

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On Aug 10, the very day of the event, no information whatsoever was provided on the timing of the event resulting in thousands of people pulling an all-nighter to redeem the items.

When the Sephora "Epic Rewards" event finally begun at 12 noon (Pacific Time), all the items for redemption were gone in less than a minute leaving customers awestruck - and not in a good way.

The event was not only misleading as Sephora had marketed it as a "redemption" instead of a contest, the unethical beauty company did not reveal how many sets were available for redemption. Such unfair business practices put a global French brand to shame. Sephora is under the LVMH or Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE group.

To make matters worse and add a slap to the face, these so-called exclusive redeemable sets were just normal product items available for purchase on the online shop and in Sephora stores.

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It was even used as a promotional photo for make-up new arrivals on the Sephora homepage.

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Rumours on social media have been circulating around that there were as little as 80 sets of rewards for 1000, 2000, 4,000 and 10,000 points set redemptions, of which, most have already been snapped up by Sephora employees.

Note: The redemption was open to staff and relatives, something that is completely unheard of in any contest or company marketing programme.

Sephora is well-known for being racist and its staff - snobby.

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Snapshot from Sephora's Facebook page of an Asian Chinese customer complaint claiming Sephora is racist as she was treated differently from the rest.

It was reported that some people from overseas were unable to purchase items during the promotion period and their order was cancelled under false pretences of card authentication failure. Even after calling up Sephora, orders were still stopped from being processed.

To sum up Sephora's wonderful Epic Rewards Redemption Scam...

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Gigi Hadid for Topshop Fall Winter 2015

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It is this gorgeous, girl-next-door looking model - Gigi Hadid who made Quay Australia sunglasses go out of stock right after they were replenished and wowed fans at a recent Guess event in Sydney as the brand spokesperson.

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Gigi as seen in the "My Girl" cat-eye sunglasses that she made ultra popular.

The exotic mix-blood model and social media star is of Dutch and Palestinian descent. She has just the right amount of Asian and European features that gives her a unique look.

Pictures of Gigi's Fall Winter 2015 campaign for Topshop appear to be mostly monochrome faux fur and black leather jacket pieces - wardrobe basics that most already have. It's a little disappointing for Gigi can easily make style staples look effortlessly beautiful.

Hopefully, the complete collection that will launch soon would include some interesting pieces.