Monday, November 5, 2012

Hare Polish - Dog Day Dream

Hey all! Sorry for falling off the grid. I lost power last Monday with Hurricane Sandy, but I was one of the very lucky ones and it was back on by Wednesday.  There are some local towns (and of course neighboring states) who have really been devastated by the hurricane, so I'm really lucky where I live. On top of that, we are dealing with a gas shortage. My boyfriend woke me up Saturday morning to let me know one of the local stations had gotten a delivery, so I met him there and while on line his car almost ran out of gas and he had to park it. I waited about 2 hours to fill up my car and a gas canister so that we could put enough in his car so he could get back in line. In total it we waited more than 3 hours on Saturday just for gas. My friend and I had attempted to get gas at 4am on Saturday morning to find that people were camping outside of closed gas stations in hopes that they would be able to fill up in the morning. Do any of you live on the east coast? I hope everyone is ok.

I have some back logged swatches, one of them being Hare Polish Dog Day Dream. Dog Day Dream (love the name) is orange, magenta and purple glitter in a raspberry base. The formula was good and it was opaque in two coats. It does look a little sheer in the direct sunlight photos below, but in person it was more opaque. I topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite.



You can get Hare Polish from Nikole's Etsy site when she restocks or from Llarowe. Personally, I would order from the Etsy shop. I had an issue with a bottle of Magic Mist not being color accurate and it took 6 weeks to get a replacement from a Llarowe. I was told that I would receive a replacement, two weeks later she sent me an email to confirm I received it, ignored my follow up emails for three weeks and then finally responded in 3-4 hours when I emailed through Facebook. I was told that the replacement shipments were lost due to staffer error. Even after all of that I never received a follow up email with tracking information for the replacements, they just finally showed up. So lesson learned (for me)....cut out the middle man if you can. I didn't want to rant but I don't want to refer anyone somewhere without disclosing a less than stellar personal experience.

I hope everyone has a good day today :)

13 comments:

  1. I'm glad you have power now! The storm has completely made a mess of the entire city.

    Sorry about the issues ordering this polish :/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Amanda! It's beyond a mess. I couldn't imagine trying to get around the city right now.It blows my mind how I can drive less than 10 minutes away and there's so much devastation.

      Delete
  2. i'm glad you have power! this polish is really great on you, i love the shade of berry it is :] and yeah, i've heard similar stories about llarowe as well

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Sarah! I hope you have power as well :)
      I've heard the stories too, but always kind of dismissed them. Now, I completely understand the gripes...

      Delete
  3. I'm glad you have power again. I hope all else is well!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Glad you are ok after Sandy! DDD is amazing, looks so cool on you!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is gorgeous on you, and I'm glad you're safe and well!

    ReplyDelete
  6. So glad you're doing ok! This is a gorgeous Hare!

    ReplyDelete