My Trip To Sally’s Beauty Supply

Hello lovelies!
Today I decided to head over to Queens to visit Sally’s Beauty Supply. There is currently a “buy 2, get 1 free sale” on nail polish. I wanted to try and get some China Glaze and Orly polishes I had been lemming. Here’s what I got:

Orly Ever Burgundy

China Glaze Dorothy Who?

China Glaze Evening Seduction

Orly Star Spangled

Orly Close Your Eyes

Orly Rage

Orly Prince Charming

While I like my new polishes, I did have a slight problem at the store. I chose 6 polishes, thinking that I would pay for 4 and get 2 for free. I spotted Ever Burgundy in the clearance section for $1.99 and decided to get that as well. After the cashier rang me up, I was quite surprised to find that my bill was a few dollars more than I had estimated. I looked at my receipt, went back and asked about the higher charge. It turns out that the reduced price Orly, the one that was $1.99, was counted in the sale as a regular item. I thought that the full priced items were the ones I could get a discount on. I ended up paying for 4 Orlys and 1 China Glaze. The clearance sale polish was the one that was free.

To be honest, I think this was a little sneaky on Sally’s part. I am not blaming the cashier at all. I am talking about the business. I spent 4 years working in retail. Whenever an item went on clearance, it was treated as a separate item. It was never  included in any sales or promotions we did. I thought that I could get 6 polishes as part of the sale, then get the reduced price polish for what it was advertised. If I had known that this was going to happen, I would not have gotten Ever Burgundy. I only bought it because I thought that it was only $1.99.  When I went back to her to ask about it, she was very professional and courteous. The customer service at the Queens location is top notch.

Anyway, I do feel a little burned by that. I will recover by showing you the lip products I bought. I did get my actual discount on the Beautique pencils (buy 2 get 1 free):

Beautique Lip Crayon in Shimmering Raisin, Beautique lipliner in Bronze & Jewel, Palladio lipliner in Suede.

If you guys go shopping, have fun! Just be sure to ring up the clearance items you buy separately so you won’t fall into the same trap I did. 😦

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About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at: themakeuptrain@yahoo.com
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