Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Revlis Cosmetics??

Have any of you Makeup Maniacs heard of Revlis Cosmetics?  This is a fairly new beauty company that is trying to get their name out to the public.

I first heard of this company via Twitter. The company followed me and I followed back.  Shortly after following, I read a tweet asking bloggers to contact the company if they were interested in reviewing their products.  Well, of course, I was curious and did not want to pass on the opportunity to receive free cosmetics so I contacted the company. I wrote an email stating that I would LOVE free products from Revlis in exchange for my honest review on my blog.

The company’s owner, Kristin Turman, responded to my email fairly quickly. She was very professional and polite.  She attached a color chart and asked for my address so that she can send me some products to test.  She then explained that she was waiting for some pigments that may take 2 weeks to receive. She also stated that she would ”shoot you an email when I ship it”.

When about 3 and a half weeks went by with no email from Kristin, I decided to check in with her.  I told her that I was still interested in reviewing the products.  Kristin emailed me 2 days later stating that she had  “mailed it off a while ago”.

Although I knew I was getting brushed off, I wanted to believe that the products were just taking long to arrive to my home.  I get packages from the US Post Office, Fed Ex, and UPS ALL OF THE TIME, so certainly this package would show.

After another week, I knew I had to give up.  I kindly wrote Kristin another email:

Never received anything from your company, but thanks for considering me.
Melissa Villanueva

She wrote back:  I’m sorry that it got lost in the mail :(
I’m a 40+ year old woman whose been around the block a few times.  I don’t buy it.  She originally said she would send an email once she mailed the products out, but that never happened.  I had to follow up with her and two days later she answers back stating she had already sent them off “a while ago”.  Hmm…when was “a while ago”?
I’m not trying to be mean or vindictive.  My issue is that since this ordeal, Revlis has tweeted multiple reviews by other bloggers who obviously received their items.  I am just frustrated and I feel deceived.  If my blog doesn’t have enough hits, perhaps I could have offered a YouTube review, as I have a YouTube channel which would have been FREE publicity for this company.
What do you all think?  Has a company ever did this to you?  Have you tried any of Revlis’ products?  Are they good?  Leave a comment below.
If you are interested, come check out my YouTube channel, Mel’s Makeup Mayhem!  @  http://www.youtube.com/user/melsmakeupmayhem

Sunday, April 19, 2015

First Impressions ~ Nonie Creme Colour Prevails Products

Makeup Maniacs, I  have yet another first impression to share with you!  This time, I bought 3 products from the Nonie Creme Colour Prevails cosmetics line.  These items are new to my local Walgreen's store, so I just had  to try them so that I can let you know what I think.
I bought an eyeshadow palette, a blush/bronzer duo, as well as, a lipstick/lipgloss duo.
If you'd like to know my thoughts, please watch this video:

Thursday, April 16, 2015

First Impressions ~ CIRCA Beauty Review


Makeup Maniacs, I was so excited when I recently went into my local Walgreen's store and spotted a brand new line of cosmetics!  Seems like Eva Mendes, the stunningly beautiful Cuban-American actress, is the Creative Director of CIRCA Beauty which is a makeup brand that is manufactured in the good ol ' U.S.A.

I bought 4 different items from the line: a mascara, an eyeliner, an eyeshadow palette (trio), and a lipstick!  Come check out my thoughts...