Unfortunately one of my items of clothing was faulty, the most annoying thing is that it was my favorite item when I placed my order, it was a white fluffy jumper and I was really excited to have it because I was planning what I could wear with it and how to make it a look, it was quite a bit too big as I did order a medium but I managed to fix it with a belt and some heels. Unfortunately after I had salvaged the jumper and made it into a sleek, comfortable outfit I noticed a big hole in the stitching of one of the sleeves at the back, so annoyed. I called H and M costumer services and they were helpful, they told me that they could organize a courier to come and pick up my order but I really didn’t want to go through the whole process again with the delivery company, I was a bit put off because the delivery company struggled to deliver my order, let alone pick up a faulty item. The other option was that I could send it back myself or go in store to get a refund and so I just decided that I’d take this into my own hands and said that I would go in and return it myself. The man on the phone was very helpful, polite and gave me a lot of options so overall I was satisfied with the costumer service.
Ok, so today is a bit of a different post to my usual, the other day I downloaded the H and M app onto my phone because I liked the concept that you could shop on your phone for items of clothing from high-street brands. So I piled up my basket, made my order and waited for the delivery.
First thing I’m going to say about the delivery of the item is that I was impressed with the fact that I was e-mailed by Hermes (the delivery company) when my package was going to arrive and that I was able to track my order, however the company did not manage to deliver my parcel that day and I received an e-mail saying that the delivery was attempted, I thought this was strange as I live at college and there is a 24/7 security guard on the main site of the college and the package was meant to be delivered in the daytime anyway so there definitely would have been somebody to receive it. Anyways, I wasn’t particularly bothered by this so I just waited until the next day as I received an e-mail again saying that it would come the day after… No delivery, great! By this point I decided to e-mail H and M costumer services to express my confusion about why the delivery company had been having problems delivering. I received a quick response the next morning apologizing about the situation and they told me that they had contacted the delivery company and it should arrive that day, luckily it did and I was finally ready to see my new goodies!
The clothing was packaged nicely and each individual item was in it’s own bag/ box. One thing that I didn’t see coming that I probably should have expected was the fact that some of the items did not fit, of course this for me is the main risk when it comes to online shopping because I usually try on clothes when I am shopping on the high-street, however with H & M I found that their sizing was a bit off, personally I think that their sizing is a tad on the large size, I’m a size eight and I found that most of the clothes were a bit big, this isn’t a massive issue as they weren’t humongous but not really up to my expectations. Some of the items were of a good quality however other items were quite flimsy and thin even and these weren’t necessarily the cheaper items either some of the pricier things that I had ordered were quite frankly bad quality items however I do need to remember that H and M is a cheap clothing brand and most of the items I was satisfied with when it came to quality.
In conclusion I would give my shopping experience online with H & M a 5/10, the delivery was more complicated than it needed to be, there was a faulty item and the sizing wasn't perfect, however the costumer service was good and helped with the situation effectively and some of the clothing was still nice. I think next time I shop at H & M it will be in store.
A few weeks back I was shopping in town and I remembered that I needed a moisturizer and so I decided to pop into Boots and have a look for one, when I was looking around I noticed the L'Oreal Hydra Genius, the reason why it caught my eye was because it was in a glass, all- blue bottle with a pump dispenser, I though it looked different and it was on sale for only £6.66 so I decided to buy it and give it a try!
What interested me the most was that the Hydra Genius is not a cream formula it is more like a thick gel and so I thought that I would prefer it because I don't really like putting thick creams on my face because I feel like when I do I am not allowing my skin to breathe as much whereas if I used a thinner formula I would still be able to keep my skin hydrated whilst allowing the air to get to it.
The Hydra Genius is said to provide 72 hour moisture, penetrate deeply for a healthy looking glow and immediately absorb into the skin.
I do think that the formula absorbs very quickly into the skin, I also think that it soothes the skin very well and helps to cool it down, this could be due to the aloe vera in the product as aloe vera is known for its cooling and healing properties. I would also agree that it does give my skin a healthier glow, I haven't been wearing much makeup this summer especially when it comes to foundation, this is partly due to the fact that the weather has been to hot, however the other reason is because my skin has been so good most days I haven't felt the need to.
I think that overall the Hydra Genius is a very good alternative to moisturizer, especially for those who do not like to use thicker formulas on their face, it is also very cheap for what it is, the prices do vary depending on where you purchase the product, mine was £6.66 on sale from £10 in Boots and it is a good size at 70ml. The instructions say to use one pump for face and neck, however I use two because I don't think one is enough. I have been using the product for a couple of weeks now and am so impressed that I am considering making it my permanent moisturizer.
Hello everybody, I know it's been a while but i'm back and am keen to be writing more over the summer as I have all the time in the world right now.
Today I am going to be talking about the George makeup range that they are selling in ADSA. The other day I was out shopping and as always found my way to the beauty isles and I noticed that George (the ASDA clothing brand) had a makeup stand, I was surprised because i'd never seen any makeup from George before. When I went to go check some of the makeup out I couldn't believe how pretty the packaging was and some of the powders actually looked gorgeous so I had to pick up a couple of bits.
Lets start with the powders that I picked up, honestly they're beautiful, and i'm really not one to obsess over every makeup item I see or shiny thing that catches my eye however I feel like both of these powders have a warm glow to them and they work perfectly together.
I found that the highlighter corresponded very well with my bronzer because it still has a slightly bronzed effect however it is lighter and it shimmers, a small amount of the blush also worked well with my makeup because it has a slightly more rosy tone, however it is not too overpowering, I like this because I prefer to have a very subtle blush when I wear blusher.
As far as pigmentation is concerned I was very happy with the colour payoff, above you can see the the difference between how they look in the shade compared to in the sun and I must admit the highlight is popping in the sun it looks amazing.
When it came to the durability of the powders I wasn't either impressed or disappointed, as the day came further to an , end they did begin to fade, however this isn't unusual of course your makeup is going to start to fade so for me this wasn't an issue.
Another thing to take note of is that the George makeup range is incredibly cheap, especially for the quality, these powers both cost me £4 and I would definitely buy them both again.
My name is Olivia Marks and I am a beauty blogger form the UK, I love to write about makeup and skincare and this is my little space on the internet where I can share with you guys what I think about certain products, new finds and loads of other things.