I'm really conflicted and I'll show you why.
This arrived in the mail yesterday:
I ordered this several weeks when Cherry Culture was having a 50% off sale on NYX. This was supposed to be an anniversary gift from my boyfriend (hey, the man knows what I like, and it ain't flowers), but now it's tainted. Boo.
I'm sure everyone knows by now about the NYX sale debacle. I'm so sick of the situation and disgusted with the company and I don't really feel like going into it right now. Here are a few articles written about it if you don't know what I'm talking about.
There are other great articles written by bloggers, but these were the ones I remembered off the top of my head.
I don't understand why such a fairly large company would treat, and still continue to treat it's customers the way they are. I understand server issues, it happens, but the way they handled the situation was and is deplorable. It was super bad luck on my part that I just happened to place this huge order of their products, albeit from a different website, right before this incident. If I ever HAD to have an NYX product in the future, I would NEVER purchase it directly from their company. I recommend buying from Cherry Culture or Ulta or some other retailer.
So now I have all these products that I'm unsure about. I can't return them as they were a final sale being 50% off or I probably would have. I will use them because I paid for them and I actually do like the products. But, I hate supporting and promoting a company like them. So, I'm conflicted. I don't know whether I should swatch and review them or even use them in looks for the blog or not. I don't want to tell people what they should and should not buy, but posting about the products on my blog is pretty much supporting the company. What do you guys think?
Also, the wonderful, fabulous Jasmine of High Voltage Cosmetics was recently trying to get rid of a bunch of her NYX eyeshadows (this was also before The Great NYX Customer Service Fail of 2011) and she offered them for free, just had to pay shipping. Super nice of her right? Here they are:
Pretty much over night I have tons of NYX products. Do you guys think I should review/swatch/use on the blog or not? Ugh, why did they have to be such buttholes? Why couldn't NYX just have handled it in decent way so I wouldn't be feeling like this right now. Ah, the miseries of first world problems, amirite?