I have been salivating over the Paul & Joe Christmas Collection since it came out on the 1st Oct. Some collections I’ve loved and left, like the Bobbi Brown stuff. But the Paul & Joe, I know I could sacrifice some other purchases for.
I don’t know why Paul & Joe still feels very luxurious to me – I feel like its too pretty and I don’t want to ruin it by using it. Anyway…
So I had a choice of doing mail order via Fenwick or Harrods. Since the interior or Harrods offends me, I went for Fenwick on 02076299161 ext 277 for Paul & Joe.
I spoke to a very lovely lade called Yoshi (there’s also a Yoshi on RMK in Manchester!) who was helpful and took my rather big order. It was a disgusting amount….never order over the phone whilst browsing the net, cos then you go..oohh yes that one…and that one…and that one too.
I ordered (sick, its sick)
The three red limited lipsticks (I don’t even like red)
The 5 new eye glosses (I love eye glosses with a passion)
3 of the pearl powders (I don’t like loose pigment shadows!)
2 of the new eyeliners
The new kitty bag
A duo mascara
A face colour in 13,a bronzy shade
The new moisturizing primer
The newish Creamy Powder foundation
I think that’s it. I don’t quite get how it came up to as much as it did, which was a LOT, so I am guessing they prices have been hiked up since the last time I bought Paul and Joe – a quid here, a quid there, and suddenly you’ve spend £30 more than you thought.
A few gripes -
They can only ship to the billing address. Lucky for them I have a few holidays so am at home to receive it…IF it arrives tomorrow as they’ve promised.
The shipping is £4.50 but they called me back to say because there’s so much stuff its £8. For £8 I expect special delivery, not recorded-which-isn’t-worth-the-paper-its-written-on and a fancy box and lots of padding. What if someone ordered homewares or some shoes how much would the shipping go up to then? Surely a company as big as Fenwick have to absorb some of the cost (and I don’t think a few eyeshadows and lipsticks would be that heavy).
Anyway I have no problem with the customer service other than that. So we are banking on
24 hour delivery
Everything arriving as per ordered and in one piece.
A few free samples?!?!?! C’mon I just spent $$$$$
Shall report back!