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Glossybox May 2016 **Spoilers**

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Got my box and got all the same except I got the Adore instead of the Versaspa , sigh......

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Got my box and got all the same except I got the Adore instead of the Versaspa , sigh......

 

Oh no! Which product? The $750 serum?

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Oh no! Which product? The $750 serum?

Yep it was that one but it is a deluxe sample I think 0.5 oz

After reading all the scamy things online about this company, I doubt I'll use it, plus it is heavily perfumed.

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No self tanner either.  I want to try self tanners this year and can't seem to get one in a box. ;)

 

I got the serum..  

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Mine was delivered today, I wonder if the "overpriced" serum is in my box????  But I also don't know about the self- tanner either.  Can't wait to see!

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I got the self tanner, which I will not use. It's not new to me, but I love the benefit mascara. Will try the other stuff. Not my favorite box, but okay.

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Am I the only one who received the Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging cream? I also got the Zensation foam, the Nioxin, Benefit mascara, and the Talika. Overall I'm happy with this box!

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The Adore serum? I cannot with this scammy dirtbag company. Has anyone else read the ingredients? I put a bit on my finger to feel the consistency and knew immediately it was full of silicones before even looking. First of many bad ingredients? Silicones like dimethicone and cheap filler oils. Silicone primers are one thing, I don't want or need it in a serum. What makes them think everyone is stupid? I can read ingredients lists ya dummies! Tossed down the sink and recycled...

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Just read a long article on independent(dot)com about the gross Dead Sea/Vine Vera/Orogold/Adore company alleging no permits for stores, illegal workers, illegal and unethical tactics and outright lies. Why GB is in bed with these dirtbags is beyond me. Here's a few paragraphs of their shenanigans

 

"There are also allegations of outright deception and fraud. Dead Sea Cosmetics–affiliated kiosks were kicked out of New Zealand entirely when workers there convinced an autistic man to buy $4,400 worth of merchandise and, in another instance, sold $17,000 worth of products to a man with short-term memory loss who couldn't remember purchases he had made just moments earlier. Closer to home, an elderly woman with Alzheimer's — the mother of a downtown employee working next to one of the cosmetic stores — was reportedly swindled out of $800.

 

A September 2014 article in The Times of Israel took an investigative look at the proliferation of suspicious Dead Sea Cosmetics–related businesses around the world. The story details how many young Israelis pursue work with the companies to pay for their post-army travels, and how the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Department of Labor has been investigating the organizations since at least 2007."

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@@Krystyn Lowe Yes, it's so insane! I've detailed my experiences in both an Orogold and an Adore "boutique" elsewhere on this site:

 

 http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/topic/138358-glossybox-december-2015-spoilers/?p=2411874

 

I get more and more disturbed thinking about when the saleswoman at Adore claimed it was "impossible" for anyone to be allergic to their products. That's straight up foolywang, but as she's assuming a position of "expert" in the interaction, a more...shall we say, trusting consumer might see no reason not to believe her, and could have a serious, potentially fatal, allergic reaction.  But the saleswoman sees the customers strolling through the mall in the exact same way her employers see her - which is, just barely. 

 

These scammy outfits reveal the worst aspects of human nature - their entire success is based on deception, exploitation, and selfishness. The employees deceive, cheat, and potentially endanger the customer, while in turn the owners of the companies mislead, exploit, and potentially endanger the employees, the majority of whom are working illegally and hired on false premises. Some of them don't even earn an hourly wage - just commissions.  For both the corporate bigwig recruiting and exploiting young workers and the saleswoman desperate to earn commission on 2oz of perfumed silicone sold at a 1000% mark-up, getting through the workweek, making a profit, and collecting a paycheck are all that matters - no thought is given to the real human unhappiness that is spread by what each is doing. 

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Yeah, their involvement with these scammy companies is part of the reason why I chose to not renew my 6-month subscription. I gave the Vine Vera creams they sent me one star and I also included criticism of the company and Glossybox's involvement with them in my overall review for the box. I wonder if that's why they sent me the Estee Lauder cream instead of Adore. 

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Yeah, their involvement with these scammy companies is part of the reason why I chose to not renew my 6-month subscription. I gave the Vine Vera creams they sent me one star and I also included criticism of the company and Glossybox's involvement with them in my overall review for the box. I wonder if that's why they sent me the Estee Lauder cream instead of Adore.

I'm glad to hear you voiced this - I've sent them two emails (one in December, re: Orogold, and one March re: Vine-Vera), but they have not been acknowledged more than a generic "we value your feedback" response. I left a comment on MSA specifically for "Gabrielle" - we'll see if it gets acknowledged there.

 

I did not get the Adore serum either - I got the self tanner, which I won't use, since I don't use tanning products (but at least I can, in good conscience, pass the self tanner along to someone else). I WISH I'd gotten the Estée Lauder cream! I think I already received that particular product in my November box though.

 

I bought a year of Glossybox on Gilt City, so I'm subscribed until December (by which point I'll have accumulated enough "dots" for at least 3 more boxes, if my math is right). But they'll be hearing from me every time they partner with one of these outfits.

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Oh my! Glossy Box is protecting its brand on social by saying ‘the customer isn’t always right’

http://www.thedrum.com/news/2016/05/25/glossy-box-protecting-its-brand-social-saying-customer-isn-t-always-right

 

Just gonna leave that right there....

Wowwww. I have no words. She sounds aggressive and rude. I think I'm done with this company, the last six months have pretty much sucked for me anyway. I have three free boxes I just asked to get for June, July and August and then I'm OUT! I hope they're reading comments on here. I really do. The main reason I'm leaving is them partnering with this disgusting Orogold, et al company. Then this just tipped the scales. Bye Felicia!

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In some ways I agree, the customer isn't always right. The groups on facebook are filled with women who go looking for a reason to be mad at a cashier/employee/store/company. They get on FB complain about how they were treated poorly at a store/by a service (which may or may not be true) and the first comment, followed by several others are "call corporate!" "get a gift card" "get that b- fired" They call or email customer service and their anger is assuaged with a $25 gift card (or what have you).....once someone is successful at it, it just breeds the same behavior...lather, rinse, repeat x potentially thousands of customers.

 

On the other hand, I've never known GB's customer service to be all that stellar to begin with, they're rather lackadaisical with their response times and usually have a "here pick a product to make you happy" approach to solve customer problems.

 

I think there is a happy medium that can resolve a customers problem without having to throw free product/gift cards or other merch at customers, I think the free product, credit or merch is just the cheapest and easiest way to appease angry customers while keeping the money. Refunds are probably the most effective way to get rid of abusive customers, just give them their money back and make them go away. But I don't see a lot of businesses thrilled with the idea of refunding customers. I know my own job, we hardly if ever offer refunds. But if someone is truly un-able to be satisfied, refunding their money and saying sorry we don't want you as a customer anymore maybe the only solution?

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I agree that social media is full of constantly negative complainers, sometimes I have to shake my head at people getting so bent out of shape over a sub box that's supposed to be fun, like maybe subs just aren't for gay person! But the way this was worded, to me, sounded like "screw the customer". I've seen women (one in particular) on FB get so much free crap from Sephora and Nordstrom because she complains incessantly and demands stuff for things like a package being banged up a but or two hours late or whatever she can make up. It p!sses me off because we ALL eat the cost of it, don't get me started on the constant returners who abuse a stores return policy by returning stuff that's almost all used or any other lame reasons. Ugh. And everyone wonders why stuff is expensive. This is written into the cost. Sorry off topic a bit, lol!

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"That"not "gay". I can't edit for some reason and should learn to read before submitting.

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I'm looking forward to using the Rituals Zensation shower gel. I love the brand. I'll use the Talika product too.

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