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post #61 of 104

Unfortunately, a lot of folks launching a business "on the fly" these days just skim over the basics of (frequently outdated) books on Internet marketing and make egregious errors such as these. They notice the "post your link to places with a common interest" but neglect the "make yourself a part of the community" part that makes it so different from spamming. It's about a zillion times worse among musicians. I can barely even look at the FB pages of some of my friends because they're THAT cluttered by self-promoting posts.

post #62 of 104

Even though she discloses that they are replicas, she seems to be using the MAC name & packaging which is most definitely illegal.

post #63 of 104

"Replica" is such a fun word, to disguise that it's FAKE. Sure, she's covering herself to an extent by disclosing that, but I still do NOT dig that folks WILL buy counterfeit cosmetics, ESPECIALLY when they KNOW it's counterfeit. Sorry, but I am just not enough of a brand fascist to think that something is automatically better because there's a MAC logo on it (legit or NOT, ya know?) There are plenty of INEXPENSIVE HIGH QUALITY brands out there, and my personality is such that I'd MUCH rather be the one introducing my friends to a new company that actually rocks, rather than faking out a brand name. 

 

Knockoffs? Fine. I DO have some of these (The Revlon versions of Lippmann colors, for example)

Fakes? Not fine.

post #64 of 104

Yeah, there's a difference between a dupe or a knockoff and a fake. I would, in fact, be amused by and interested in a box that was marketed to contain dupes -- like putting together a set of the Revlon lip butters that mimic the Tartes, or Revlon's ever-popular Chanel/Lippmann dupes, if something like that would be possible. But if you give me fake Chinese uncontrolled-quality crap, I will not be a happy consumer.

post #65 of 104
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Originally Posted by Caryatid View Post

Yeah, there's a difference between a dupe or a knockoff and a fake. I would, in fact, be amused by and interested in a box that was marketed to contain dupes -- like putting together a set of the Revlon lip butters that mimic the Tartes, or Revlon's ever-popular Chanel/Lippmann dupes, if something like that would be possible. But if you give me fake Chinese uncontrolled-quality crap, I will not be a happy consumer.

Agree!

post #66 of 104

I reported msmac to storenvy. They got back to me and thanked me for letting them know she was using their product to sell fakes.

post #67 of 104
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Originally Posted by nelliebelle1197 View Post

I reported msmac to storenvy. They got back to me and thanked me for letting them know she was using their product to sell fakes.

Did they shut them down?
post #68 of 104

I don't know yet. They promised to investigate.

post #69 of 104

Lets hope that's not a slug off.

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Originally Posted by nelliebelle1197 View Post

I don't know yet. They promised to investigate.

post #70 of 104

Just a small update. They now claim to sell 'discontinued' high end cosmetics on their FB page.eek.gif

post #71 of 104
Thread Starter 

Yuk! I feel so sorry for those being scammed. Facebook should be ashamed of themselves for allowing a crooked page to remain up.

post #72 of 104

Ms. MAC Make-up seems like a huge scam as well to me. She also provides fake mac in a subscription service. I am pretty sure most of the clients are not aware that they are fakes either considering when I posted asking about such things my posts are deleted. Oh also she claims....

 

Quote:

 FYI ...We are not affiliated with ANY Retail Cosmetics Company. We offer a mix of dupes & authentic products.

 

Pretty big move to say you are offering authentic product as I remember reading mac does not provide their products for these type of services. Yet I believe MANY if not LOTS of women have been suckered into her program thinking it is the real thing based on her company name "Ms. MAC Make-Up"

post #73 of 104

Maybe she means authentically fake?

 

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Originally Posted by beautyjunkie206 View Post

Ms. MAC Make-up seems like a huge scam as well to me. She also provides fake mac in a subscription service. I am pretty sure most of the clients are not aware that they are fakes either considering when I posted asking about such things my posts are deleted. Oh also she claims....

 

 

Pretty big move to say you are offering authentic product as I remember reading mac does not provide their products for these type of services. Yet I believe MANY if not LOTS of women have been suckered into her program thinking it is the real thing based on her company name "Ms. MAC Make-Up"

post #74 of 104

hah! Well I suppose that could be the case .. but she should then state that ! 

post #75 of 104

The facebook page for beauty in a box had disappeared! Or maybe another name change? Anyone know?

post #76 of 104

They posted this on Sept.6th. So I guess they are no more!

Quote:
Ladies, due to high shipping costs and provider complications we have decided to no longer offer the Beauty In a Box experience. We apologize to those of you who have supported us in our attempt to provide an affordable service. Unfortunately it has not worked out in our favor. We hope you can all understand and appreciate all the interest.
 
We would only want the best for all of our subscribers! Please remember if for any reason you need to contact us you can do so here by sending us a direct message or send an email to beautyinaboxmakeup@gmail.com.
 
post #77 of 104
Thread Starter 

I call malarkey on that. My guess is that MAC and the other companies who were contacted finally got them to shut down.

post #78 of 104

I am not sure about that because there is still Ms. MAC Make up as well as "Ooh La La Makeup" which is again another one popping up. Might wanna check them out too !! 

post #79 of 104

pffft. well that didn't last long. Their first box was supposed to come out this month. Well less fake product out there for someone to buy.

post #80 of 104

hah .. ya i believe people did received the first bag :) You are right tho!! 

post #81 of 104

First bag of fakeness! yeeeee!

post #82 of 104

hi i ordered from ms. MAC page and she took the money out  i ordered it on the 10th of dec im kinda freaking out because i never recived a tracking num. and now i cant find her page im  hoping its just taking forever to be shipped but i just nee some feed back i have no idea what to do  

post #83 of 104
Thread Starter 

The products she sells are counterfeit to begin with. My suggestion place a dispute with Paypal or your bank/credit card company ASAP.

post #84 of 104
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Originally Posted by Marshie View Post

 



You are awesome!
Seriously though, what is up with this one? >>  http://www.facebook.com/Ms.MACViPs
The girls that know that these are fake and willingly buy and use it deserve the side effects. Romanian Butterfly has a "beauty blog" and that makes me sick.

 

OMG...!

 

I recognize this picture from Glossybox Canada as their "blogger of the month" she is on Facebook under "Ashley Gunadawarna"? (also romanianbutterfly).
http://blog.glossybox.ca/glossy-gab-5-questions-with-ashley-of-steps-to-perfection/

So surprized glossy would feature here.

Oddly enough this month all the Canadian Glossyboxes contain items expired 8+ years ago....wonder if there is any relation between the two??

post #85 of 104

Did you let GB Canada know? Then again, they don't sound to great either

post #86 of 104
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Originally Posted by nelliebelle1197 View Post

Did you let GB Canada know? Then again, they don't sound to great either

I did let GB Canada know, over a week ago and all they are doing to me and others on Facebook is "glossing" over any questions and ignoring the situation.

Someone even posted up they found the products GB Canada sent everyone on Ebay UK sold as a "job lot" discontinued avon items...

Glossybox is still saying those suspect ebay items are recent <when they are from 2005>...

They have not issued an appoligy even and some other members contacted Avon and Revlon and both those companies have never partnered with Glossybox Canada.

And it seems for Canada at least GB is getting many items from third party vendors and not the actual cosmetic company themselves.

On top of this they have not offered a solution and are also saying they do not know where the items came from and they have to contact their "european source".

**I know it kind of sounds like I am contradicting myself,but these things are exactly what Glossybox Canada is posting on Facebook.

I just also did a credit card chargeback as I did not sign up to receive products from 5 years ago <old Revlon nail polish> or a lipgloss made in 2005 that is from who knows where??

Also some people got this watery eyeshadow and some people have really bad eye issues from it already.

post #87 of 104

Here are some of Glossybox Canada's Facebook responses <I saved them in a text file>
 

JAN 7 GLOSSYBOX RESPONSE:

Thank you for being so patient and understanding while waiting for an answer regarding the Avon products included in

December’s GLOSSYBOX. Because we’re an international company, we strive to bring you products from around the globe,

which is actually why it has taken longer than usual to update you on this issue. We’ve communicated with our

supplier in Europe, who has been a reliable GLOSSYBOX provider in the past, and they have reassured us that the

product is in date, new and unopened
, but we are devastated if our GLOSSIES are upset. Our investigation is not over

and we have learned a lot from this situation. We will be reevaluating how we approach quality assurances going

forward, since our number one priority will always be making (and keeping) you, our subscribers, surprised and

delighted with your GLOSSYBOX. If you have any questions at all about the Avon product you received, or about your

GLOSSYBOX in general, please feel free to email our customer service department at contact@glossybox.ca. They will

be getting up to date information on this issue and will be best equipped to answer any questions or concerns that

you may have. Once again, thank you for your patience and understanding through this. We cannot even begin to

express how extremely appreciative we are to have your perspective, loyalty and support!

 

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The supposedly recent Avon product:

 

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JOB-LOT-X-2000-AVON-SUPER-SHOCK-VIVID-LIQUID-EYE-SHADOW-CHROMED-COCOA-ALL-SEALED-/25120856

7992?pt=UK_WSJL_Wholesale_GL&hash=item3a7d328cb8

 

**you can even see from the ebay pic the eyeshadow is old and separated...!!

post #88 of 104

Are all GBs owned by the same parent company?

post #89 of 104

I have been wondering recently how so many companies get so many things for such an incredible discount that they can afford to sell them in boxes.  Companies like Eco-Emi or Cravebox where things look like samples make sense to me, and I completely understand when we get small things, but how does PopSugar get $150 worth of stuff to put in a box that is packaged well, and only costs us $35 including shipping and still make a profit?  How does Glossybox sent out $80 worth of stuff for only $15 (what I've paid on average per box after discounts) including a pretty box and wrapping, shipping and profit?  I know that companies send samples hoping that we will buy more.  I know several things from many subscriptions boxes seem to be last years colors or have some other minor problem.  Are companies sending out seconds?  Is this a way to get rid of last years items before they expire? Sadly, it makes sense to me that some stuff has to come from consolidators. I just wish I understood the model better as I'm beginning to question the big boxes that are able to send out lots of great stuff for not much money. 

post #90 of 104

Actually for most of the legitimate boxes these things do not from wholesalers. The stuff is coming directly from manufacturers who partner with the boxes to promote their wares. There is zero reason to doubt a company like PopSugar or Ipsy or Birchbox. Notice these companies actually include discount codes, partnerships and promo items from the companies? This is really cheap advertising for the companies to targeted audiences. The boxes do not BUY the products; even the full size stuff comes from the companies. Red Carpet Box is a scam through and through, nothing but cheap, expired garbage.  And I am beginning to wonder about Glossybox.

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Originally Posted by CAPSLOCK View Post

I have been wondering recently how so many companies get so many things for such an incredible discount that they can afford to sell them in boxes.  Companies like Eco-Emi or Cravebox where things look like samples make sense to me, and I completely understand when we get small things, but how does PopSugar get $150 worth of stuff to put in a box that is packaged well, and only costs us $35 including shipping and still make a profit?  How does Glossybox sent out $80 worth of stuff for only $15 (what I've paid on average per box after discounts) including a pretty box and wrapping, shipping and profit?  I know that companies send samples hoping that we will buy more.  I know several things from many subscriptions boxes seem to be last years colors or have some other minor problem.  Are companies sending out seconds?  Is this a way to get rid of last years items before they expire? Sadly, it makes sense to me that some stuff has to come from consolidators. I just wish I understood the model better as I'm beginning to question the big boxes that are able to send out lots of great stuff for not much money. 

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