Hi girls! How have you been? Sorry for the lack of posts this weekend. Saturday I was hungover, Sunday I was having a slight fight with my blog because since then, you can find me and Manon on www.lovevarnish.com! Yes, our own domain ♥. I am very pleased with it! If you find anything not working out please please please let me know so I can fix it :). You should be transferred from lvcam.blogspot.com to www.lovevarnish.com so no worries with following/unfollowing and all that.
The polish for today is Deborah Lippmann Razzle Dazzle. This is a gorgeous raspberry/purple glitter in a darker color based. I needed 3 coats and I did not like application as much as I'd expect for an expensive polish. The first two coats looked like the glitter would be very patchy, at the third it still was at some places, especially corners. Because the glitter builds up a fourth coat would be too much in thickness so I just hoped the amount of bling would cover the few bare spots.
Do you have any experience with this polish? How did it work out for you?
For those interested, after the pictures is a rant about my experience with Apothica.com.
Now to get this polish was a whole different story - a horror story! As you may have noticed I have a sponsor for the blog. The sponsorship requires me to place a logo and text link to the website, in exchange I receive a $ 75 dollar giftcard every half year. So, obviously Loqi and I wanted to spend that $75 on apothica.com. First of all, the shipping for 2 Deborah Lippmann and 3 SpaRitual polishes was $44 to Holland. Pretty steep if you ask me, especially since it wasn't express shipping or anything.
The order got shipped, and we waited. And waited. The tracking didn't work but I thought it'd take some time. After 3 weeks I mailed Apothica asking why my tracking wasn't working and where the hell my package was. They replied the tracking actually was meant for the USPS website but that it was put wrongly in the order confirmation. After checking the tracking it said the package was offered to me but nobody was home - I could pick it up. I didn't know where. There is no USPS in Holland. I had no note, no mail, no phonecall, nothing telling me where that package could be. Mailed Apothica again. They said: you can call USPS for free (O RLY? I live on Holland.) or check with your local post office. The last I did. Nothing there. Mailed again. Got the answer it was offered to me and it should be available to pick-up. Getting the vibe here? Referring me to something I had already found out myself, two mails ago? You can giess how mad I was by that time.
Well, in the end they sent a new package. Apparantly they gave it extra status as it was here pretty quick. With extra costs because customs picked it out and charged me extra because it was a EMS package, costing me another few bucks extra! Needless to say I am not so pleased with this and am in doubt to prolong the sponsorship after the first term.
I am so curious what your experiences are!