Tuesday, 5 May 2009

13 comments:

Superficialgirl said...

ohh the site looks very 80s... not somewhere i would buy makeup! thanks for the heads up

Amy said...

I've been subjected to these people before. I managed to avoid them on my way in but foolishly forgot they were there as I was leaving and they caught me! I'm terrible at saying no and walking off so the girl did her whole sales pitch before I managed to think of a feeble excuse and leave.

Anonymous said...

too funny. the same thing happened to www.beautyaddict.com

Patience said...

I'll have to hold my hand up and shamefully admit that I succumbed and made a purchase! - I paid £15 and came away with the survival kit, a 12-piece mini lip gloss set, a pocket palette (this has 4 cream eye shadows and 2 lip glosses), a book of beauty tips (never read) and finally a shimmer powder brush!

In my defence it was the night Westfield was opened and I had a little extra spending money in my pocket! To be fair, I've not used any of it yet, so I couldn't tell you if it’s any good or bad, but it seems lovely, and my friend who bought one also, seems to love it!

Saskia the Salsa Fairy said...

I bought some of this khack about 4 years ago but it was a girl i worked with who sold it to me. She told me it was the same people who made bobbi brown!!! Needless to say I have never touched the stuff apart from a couple of swatches, lucky i only paid a tenner for it!! x

Laura - Beauty PR said...

Just visited WHSmiths at Chancery Lane, London. Was leapt upon by two young men, dressed in ill fitting suits, complete with dodgy spiky footballer hair, trying to get me to buy the VJ products.
Err I ran and hid behind Heat magazine ….

Anonymous said...

they were at the Trowel services on the M1 yesterday. They offered me $250 worth of make up for my wife and daughter for £30. When I walked away they said they were open to offers! I told her I'd driven 200miles and was desperate for a poo. Managed to get back out to the car OK though.

If it seems too good to be true then it usually is. As a bloke, I am no make up expert whatsoever but it looked like cheap tat to me. Stay away.

kerry m said...

omg dont i feel like an idiot!
these girls approached me outside the whsmith in the doncaster trainstation!
they made the stuff sound good and i was feeling down so i thought i will buy it,
the survival kit was £30 including makeup brush set eye shadow pallet and bronzer travel thing,

is the stuff not good?
was i ripped off? i dont know lol!
i feel conned now i was real happy at first haha!

Mrs C said...

I too have been sucked in - twice I am ashamed to say. I cant resist a bargain even though I thought it was too good to beleive. Once in a service station on the A1 and then in the train station in Newcastle. What and idiot I am!

Anonymous said...

I have posted on other web sites to about this scam and its still happening in london. Please if you have this happen again buy these red square direct guys REPORT IT. email watch dog to this must end now!

suda said...

OMG! I just bought them an hour ago. there's a girl came into my office and offer a discount set of survival kit and lip balms for 998 Thai baht (30 or 31 USD).

The stories she told about the product is the same as in the article.

and I and 2 others bought them because my colleague said she saw them in Cleo (Thailand edition).

we were conned, weren't we?

Angela Paterson said...

We are all probably old and wise enough to know better (probably!) but I seriously object to my 11 year old daughter and her friends being pressured into this scam sale.
£15 each and they got a pile of 'free stuff' - outrageous!

emilovesmakeup said...

This happened to me at Hammersmith station in london! Watch out, the friendly girls with a great pitch really do draw you in to it.! However I didn't part with any money!