I’m still around, alive and kicking, and still loving makeup.

I’m still around, alive and kicking, and still loving makeup. But totally uninspired to blog. A few days shy from my last blog post dated 04/05/2013 would have been about 1 year since a certain someone from Le Metier de Beaute has reached me over the phone and told me about how the owner has stumbled into my Pinterest board entitled “Le Metier de Beaute“, click HERE to see it, and after a conversation over the phone, this certain someone said they would love to do a custom palette for me and I said I would get back to them with an idea for a color scheme. So I have this certain someone’s contact info and I tried several times through phone calls and voicemails. Then finally an email. Numerous follow up to the email via phone calls but to no avail. At that time I did not hold it against, even one year after that. At this time I got this idea that when I was calling back and leaving voice messages, it never occurred to me that maybe this certain someone has left the company, right? It is a possibility. And so I asked around and it turned out this certain someone is still with the company. And so you must know how that feels. Because that’s how I feel.

This is not about getting a free palette because honestly if you know me, you’ll easily get how this is not about getting anything free. I am putting my foot down and doing my own boycott. I haven’t preached the wonders of Le Metier de Beaute in a long time now nor purchased anything at all in a few months. My husband got the Beauty Vault VIP box subscription as a surprise unbeknown to him about my current feelings for the brand. More than the brand, I miss the friendship I have found with Scott from the counter in Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills. I miss Kayla who I’m so used to seeing all the time in Topanga and BH. I miss seeing Ivan and how he perfects my eyebrows all the time! And Mikey, fountain of youth and knowledge (what can I say). So, you see, this was not all about the brand. The product is truly wonderful. Exceptional even. Quality is par excellance. The people that I get to talk to and work with, now that is priceless. And I miss that. I really do.

So, despite this “sadness” that has fallen over my makeup loving self, I still continue to try all sorts of things. I can’t promise anything but hopefully this means I’m out of this slump.

And to those people that continue to visit this website I really do thank you for passing by and checking it out. Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart.

xo, Emilie


8 thoughts on “I’m still around, alive and kicking, and still loving makeup.

  1. Hey Emilie, I’m glad to hear you’re well but sorry to hear the story! It’s not nice to reach out and then let the ball drop. I hope to read more from you soon!

  2. Oh that sucks Emilie 😦

    I’ve been going to the gym a lot and haven’t been able to use my makeup because of the hassle of makeup-shower during lunch break-makeup so I sold a few of my unused palettes. In a way it was relieving to not worry about having all the kaleidoscopes.

    I hope you go back to writing when you are ready! I missed you.

    • You know what, I have started going to the gym myself starting around the time I stopped blogging. I know about not using makeup at all. Thank you for supporting me all these time. Maybe we should do a meetup if you’re up to it one of these days. Would love to thank you in person.

      • Oh how cool! You know I’ve been a total potato for most of my life so the gym is a challenge but I’ve seen a lot of improvement in my body (lost my stomach overhang). If you ever want to chat about working out message me 😀 Actually I am now sort of obsessed with gym clothes (lululemon) but it’s as crazy if not crazier than lmdb 😛

        Yes, definitely let us meet up. You’re in LA right? I’ve got a project starting up there soon so I will message you on FB if I have a date set we can meet up 😀 Do the same if you are in the SF area please?

        Take care!

  3. You know, I have this happen to me quite frequently. NOT a custom palette but just sample products or whatever where they reach out to me & never follow up and I drop exactly 2 follow up emails and that’s it (and some people have really just forgotten or had an error or whatever). I have had people say that they sent the package, go silent upon tracking number request with nary a response after that, etc. Miraculously NONE of the packages I’ve paid for have ever gone lost.

    I think they’re trying to get something extra out of me that’s not going to happen. I don’t charge for my directory, I don’t give special treatment to review boxes, I don’t promote the posts more or less. (Like I have time to promote anything! I write it and depend on Google & faithful readers)

    • It’s just so sad though because at that time, LMDB was not mainstream. And it feels wonderful to “feel” close to a brand you’ve been following and using. I guess I am wrong about them. Too bad.

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