Just a quick heads up to let you know that the Chanel Fall makeup Collection finally arrived at counters in the UK today. Like the Chanel fanatic that I am, I was there dead on 9am but almost felt like walking straight out at the awful customer service I received.
I went in with a list of everything I wanted, but the main assistant was doing a makeover on an older lady (who I imagine they thought would spend more), and one was on the phone. Finally, after a long wait I handed over my list. The assistant who had been on the phone got everything out for me and that was fine. Then the makeover one came over and said she thought her client would probably want the new lipstick shade and to check if they had more than one because if not I couldn't have it. I was incensed. I was stood there waiting to hand over my credit card, had got there at the opening time, the makeover customer had barely even had her foundation put on let alone anything else and they were going to refuse to sell me something in case another customer wanted it?
It really upsets me that in a lot of stores I have been to I do not get the same level of customer service as older customers. I could understand it when I was a teenager, but I'm in my mid twenties, and when I have been a regular, high spending customer, I do not appreciate being pretty much ignored. The irony is, normally the customers they tend to favour end up buying one lip liner whereas I never leave without at least a 3 figure spend.
Anyway, rant over. The new Chanel products were and are beautiful. If you are on a budget (like I am at present), the only limited edition items are two of the nail polishes and the eye liner. The rest of the collection will be permanent so there is no need to rush out and buy. I was most excited about the new cream shadows, Illusions D'ombre, especially as they got an A+ from Temptalia, so picked up the mauve shade (like a cream RBR Delicate Hummingbird) and the khaki. I'm wearing the mauve at the moment and love it, but am not too impressed with the eyeliner. I much prefer the waterproof one from the Summer Collection.
I will try and post some nail pictures tomorrow but thought I'd let you know that the collection is already online at www.boots.com. There should also be a new Lisa Eldridge video up soon on the Chanel Confidential website showing a look with the new products.
Finally, as I am so keen to clear some much needed space, I have dramatically reduced the prices of everything left in my blog sale so do check it out here. Everyone who has already bought items, you should get them early next week x