Responding to emails, need your info to reply
Hi, I've been getting questions sent but I have no way to reply unless you leave your email address. Someone wanted 40 samples which I often do but didnt leave me their email address, when sent through ecrater it comes from them with their address.
If you have any problems with the check-out process, please email me at Cherylssterling@sbcglobal.net
Please feel free to ask me anything, I want my buyers to feel safe & secure in their purchase:)
COMBINED SHIPPING COST/PRICES, UPDATED 9/29/2011
Ecrater isnt set up to calculate shipping discounts, I send partial refunds via Paypal, combined/added item prices below.
For MAC full jars:
I do give a shipping discount, after the 1st item any additional full jars 1.50 for the United States. International depends on the country. If you buy a lot of jars and I see your being over charged I will send you a partial refund, I dont beleive is ripping off my buyers. As long as my cost is covered (for both ship & paypals fee's) then I'm happy :)
For my line:
If you want to buy 2 lots I will charge the full shipping amount for the 1st one and a discount on the 2nd. Please do not change it on your own while paying. The amount depends on the combined weight, I ship by weight not the number of samples. Paypal charge's 2 fee's, one I cover myself:) I charge my cost on shipping & Paypals fee's (as close as possible), I don't beleive in jacking up high shipping cost's. If your buying one of my single item listings then the additional shipping is .75 If you see a lhigh shipping amount on your invoice for adding only 1 more item dont worry, I will send you a refund:) If you feel more comfortable I can send a combined invoice but then you can't leave feedback on Ecrater.
Since I have a "business" Paypal account every transaction or payment type I get charged some sort of fee, International are more the U.S. due to the conversion fee. All in all though the fee's are not much as you can see by my decent shipping cost's.
When 2 lots are bought and once the order is filled I then weigh it & know your "real cost". At this point I send you a refund for the over payment of any shipping charges. Sometimes Ecraters program wont charge enough (rare mostly happens with international orders) , in that case I will send a invoice for the differance. It won't be double the shipping cost, just enough to cover the extra postal fee's.
Do you ship internationaly? PLEASE READ.
NOTE: IF 2 LISTINGS ARE BOUGHT SOMETIMES ECRATER DOESNT COMPUTE THE SHIPPING AND I WILL SEND YOU A INVOICE FOR IT. IF YOU GET CHARGED TOO MUCH BY ECRATER FOR MULTIPLE LISTINGS THEN I SEND A CREDIT.
** AS OF 3/15/2010 I STOPPED SHIPPING TO BRAZIL DUE TO 2 LOST ORDERS IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS, THE ONLY 2 ORDERS I'VE EVER HAD LOST IN THE MAIL. IF YOU LIVE IN BRAZIL AND STILL WANT TO PLACE A ORDER LET ME KNOW AND I'LL SET IT UP FOR YOU:) I HAVE REGULAR BUYERS THERE THAT HAVE NO PROBLEMS WHICH I STILL SHIP TO.
UPDATE: 1 OF THE 2 PACKAGES IN BRAZIL DID FINALLY GET DELIVERED TO BUYER.
Yes I do and I recently added around 20 more country's to my list:) all are shipped 1st class with a U.S. shipping dc# which I email you. Many people don't realize a 1st class international DC# ISNT traceable once outside of the U.S., only US packages are traceable the whole way. It does show the package was picked up and when it was scanned at my post office. Once outside of the U.S. the package is given another shipping number for your country.
I am not liable for any problems with orders caused by usps or custom's. If the error is my personal fault then I will happily re-ship your order:) thankfully that's never happened. Some countries use different signs/symbols in their address's, like Brazil. Please make sure your address is easy to read and correct on your check-out form and paypal payment, thank you:)
International shipping cost's do not show up on the listings and I tried pasting them here but ecrater's program doesnt take that kind of file paste. If your country isnt on the list, let me know and I can add it on. If you want the shipping cost before buying, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On average the price range is 5.00-9.00 depending on the order size, a few countries go up to 9.75 and others the max is 8.00. I charge as close to my cost as possible:) I can ship Prioity flat rate of 9.95-11.95 which is for any lot size or Express (higher cost). That price does not include any paypal fee's but does provide a faster delivery USPS. The only traceable service is "Express" mail but it's very, very expensive (around 25.00).
The delivery time varies, some people get it in 4-5 shipping days, some up to 3 weeks (not many but some do), it depends on the following; delays due to storms, the route, USPS strike in countires from here to there, custom's "holding" the package, ect. USPS websites says it can take up to 8 weeks depending on the country. I've had a couple orders take 6 weeks which once again I have no control over it.
I myself have been waiting for one from MAC PRO in Canada for 2 weeks now. Being a on-line buyer myself I know what it's like waiting for a package, another one I'm waiting for from MAC Cosmetics was shipped from the U.S. and it's been 1.5 weeks. Others might be here in 5 days, so we have no control.
Feel free to ask for insurance or Prioity shipping ( Priority only makes it get there faster)
Below is information from USPS website, price vary, some go up to 24.00, I hope the info below helps. It's cut and paste right from their website.
Express Mail International® Prices
Send documents and packages worldwide at some of the best prices around. Express Mail International Flat-Rate Envelope - $25.95 for Canada and Mexico, $27.95 for all other countries
Provides fast, reliable service to over 190 countries with date-certain service and money-back guarantee for packages sent to select countries: Japan, Hong Kong, China, Republic of South Korea, and Australia.
Prices based on weight and destination
Express Mail International®
Priority Mail International®
(PMI) Reliable, priority handling to over 190 countries worldwide.
Priority Mail Flat-Rate Envelope (up to 4 pounds) $10.95 $12.95 12-1/2'' x 9-1/2''
Priority Mail Small Flat-Rate Box (up to 4 pounds) $10.95 $12.95 8-5/8" x 5-3/8" x 1-5/8"
Priority Mail Regular Flat-Rate Box (FRB-1) (up to 20 pounds) $25.95 $41.95 11" x 8-1/2" x 5-1/2"
Priority Mail Regular Flat-Rate Box (FRB-2) (up to 20 pounds) $25.95 $41.95 13-5/8" x 11-7/8" x 3-3/8"
Priority Mail Large Flat-Rate Box (up to 20 pounds) $32.95 $53.95 12-1/4" x 12-1/4" x 6"
Tracking to most Major Destinations
Flat Rate Envelope and Flat Rate Boxes
First Class Mail® International
An economical way to send items 4 pounds and under to over 190 countries worldwide. This shipping method isn't traceable but offers affordable shipping.
Registered Mail without insurance available or tracking
Can I buy more then 1 lot of same listing or MAC full jar?
yes if available, read below
For MAC full jars: It depends, yes if there is more then qty of one listed, you may want to contact me first though to confirm. With these selling fast via here & mostly direct sales the qty might be off. I update it daily but with the different time zones can cause a slight delay.
For my line yes you can:) I have many lot auctions available. Feel free to buy 2 of the same lot, single listings or 2 different ones mix it up any way you'd like. You can pick 2 of the same color if you buy 2 lots or single item listing. I will adjust the shipping cost & send partial refund since ecreater is not set up to calculate combined shipping correctly. See my FAQ section on shipping information.
Ecrater doesnt calculate shipping discounts, once your order is done and I know the weight & Paypal fee's I will then send you a refund if Ecrater over charged you.
How to spot fake pigment tips..updated
Upadte 4/2011: There are many more fakes here then when I originally wrote this. Please feel free to contact me for tips and pictures to help people tell them apart. Some of the fakes on Ecrater have some of the "classic" and easy to tell fake signs.
I debated about adding this info below or not...I'm not saying anything about this sellers whole stock but wanted to show people a picture of a fake MAC box, the older version jar. Here is a link to the picture, note the CUT OUT SLITS on top of the box, that's one of the main signs of a fake. MAC doesnt have cut out's they have none or indents imprinted (2007/2008 is when they started the indentation on the top of the box) They are thick indents, not the kind to be torn.
http://www.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=2459068&keywords=MAC PIGMENT 10
Always remember if the price looks to good to be true then it probably is......
I have been wearing & collecting MAC pigments since they were made and going on 8 years of selling samples. FYI,I RECENTLY BECAME A MEMBER OF THE "COMPLAINT BOARD FOR BUSINESS'S" THEY HAVE INFO ON EBAY, ECRATER, ON-LINE AND ALL OTHER KIND OF COMPANY'S. IT'S AMAZING HOW MANY SELLERS ON-LINE ARE SCAMMERS AND ARE AFTER OUR MONEY ONLY. BE CAREFUL BEFORE BUYING, PLEASE READ THE SELLERS FEEDBACK NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF PRODUCT YOU ARE BUYING
#1 ASK TO SEE SELLERS RECEIPTS TO PROVE THEY GET THEIR PRODUCTS FROM MAC. I OFFER IN ALL MY LISTINGS TO SHOW MINE & AM HAPPY TO. IF SELLER CANT SHOW THEY BUY DIRECT I WOULDNT BY FROM THEM. IF THEY HAVE A LARGE STOCK AND A ON-GOING PIGMENT BUSINESS RECEIPTS FROM MAC IS A MUST. IF THEY SAY THEY CANT DUE TO ACCT INFO, ECT ON RECEIPTS THEY CAN ALWAYS BLACK THOSE PARTS OFF & STILL SHOW ENOUGH INFORMATION TO PROVE THEY BUY DIRECT.
UPDATE: New changes in SOME 2009 plasic lid, very plain. Below gives info on fakes from when the were first made to where they are today. I keep the older info since the old fakes are still being sold.
Things to watch for when buying mac pigments full jars & samples . There are many fake pigment full jar & sample seller's on Ebay, Ecrater and basically every where now and they are getting so good you really have to know pigments well to tell them apart. There are also sellers that are new to MAC pigments that aren’t aware they are selling fakes. In the past months I’ve contacted 6 of them, 3 who then asked for my help telling the fakes apart from the real. The three took the fakes off their site while the other didn’t care. Since then a few others I've contacted didnt take down there fakes after asking for help but in the long run not caring.
Below is information MAC pigment buyers should keep in mind along with the fake pigment issue. Point 1: As a seller it really bothers me when I see other sellers calling mac regular & pro colors "rares" or "discontinued". Today I saw someone call “blue brown” a "new limited addition, get it now before it's gone" auction. I've seen many sellers doing this and if you’re new to mac pigments you wouldn’t know if it was true or not. If you ever have any doubts, mac cosmetics and macpro list all there pigments on their websites under eyeshadow and under multi-purpose products, check both to see all the pigments. Some might call a recently disc color a L.E which is ok due to we dont know exactly when mac chooses to take it off the market.
Point 2: price’s, make sure your not getting over charged or getting to good of a deal. On full jars if it’s being sold for way under cost then it’s most likely a fake. As ebay says "if a deal looks to good to be true then it probably is". When it comes to samples many sellers are charging way high these days, ever since ebay stopped allowing sample selling. Yes, we have to make a profit but charging 4 times higher then cost is way too much. Then there are sellers charging way low, that is a good sign they are selling fakes.
Point 3: fakes, here are some way's to tell; (in the beginning) fake jars lids are very shiny, some almost as shiny as the 5 gram sample jar black tops. For the last 6 months or so they are changing the lids to look more like macs which makes it harder. Macs authentic are more of a flat black some with a slight shine on the sides/corner (flash's from a camera will add shine to the picture especially if taken at night or dark background.) Look at my pictures, some are taken with a lighter flash & others darker. You can really see the differance the camera can make. The top of the lid is a matte black. Mac did make many years ago some with shiny lids but that was when they first came out and they arent as shiny as the fakes nor did they make many. I have over the years gotten a few shiny lids from MAC on silver fog for some reason and made a note and told others in make-up forums. Mac lids look all the same, but there are some very small differances depending on the type. Macs lids also have a slight mound on top. My last order from MAC PRO I got 18 jars with 3 differances with the lids, box's, ect (slight) . Now they are all very close but there are some small differances depending if it's a glitter, pro, le. I keep notations on all changes made with each mac order I buy. Some of the tops had a "unfinished" look at the bottom of the top (where it screws onto the jar). It looked ragged, all these kind of things I make a note of...they do make manufacturer errors which is one reason I keep all my receipts.
The top on the box's shouldn’t look like the bottom design which has 2 cut slits on the fold. Up until 2007 they were flat, now the have indents but they are not cut indents. Fake pigments rubs off easy when doing an arm swatch compared to the real. If you see a buy it now full jar at a much lower retail price then that’s another sign to watch out for.
Feel free to ask seller’s where they get there mac items, if they say from a “wholesale warehouse” then it's fake. Mac doesn’t have "wholesale warehouse” or company's that sell wholesale. Knowing the year of the products help, thats part of the batch number on the bottom of the jars. Since people here mainly sell samples I know it's going to be hard to tell with these tips but any information can help:) There answer to where they buy their stock will hopefully give you the information you need. If someone tells you a CCO ask them which one and look it up to make sure it's real.
MAC just like any other company makes mfg errors so you might see a sticker hanging 1/2 off, a wired line around the side of the lid, font thicker or thinner on the box or batch #, ect..all that happens, I see it first hand.
Added 2/25/09: Note, some sellers like myself sometimes will make the colors show up as much as possible by contrasting them. When that is done to a picture it brings out the color more but also makes lids look blacker and shiny. Ask the seller if they have other pictures they can send you, I have single pictures of 99% of my stock which shows the lids/color closer up.
I have a picture of a fake full jar , feel free to email me for a picture of it. I have it next to an original to show the differance. I also have names of fake sample sellers..I won't list them here, I don't feel that's right.
3/2009 update: The fake pigments are getting much harder to tell, the makers of these have gotten very good. I can tell the differance due to I learn every square inch of MACS jars & box's but most people can't. Thats why I stick to selling pigments & glitters only, it would be too hard to learn everything about everyone of MACS products. Now there are fake brush's, regular eyeshadows & other MAC items being made.
You can also ask to see pictures of the full jar and box. I have other tips and will keep this updated as much as possible. I I'm not adding specific details due to I don't want the fake sellers to get the information.
Cant check out, why & what should I do? Don't buy if not going to pay..UPDATED 7/2010
Sometimes ecraters check out process doesn't completley finish. You will think you paid when it's not done yet. You have to sign into your paypal account and click pay. If paying by credit card you'll be led to a page where you have to enter all the info, click pay and confirm it. Once it's done I then get a email from Paypal which I then send you a email confirming I got your payment:)
If for some reason your still having problems please email me and I will send you the invoice/money request which we both will have a receipt of, just like if it was paid via here. 60%, if not more, of my business are direct sales/ purchase's so paying either way is fine. You can email me at email@example.com.
Please, if your not going to pay then dont buy. If you do want to cancel your order please let me know as soon as you can and I'll void it in my store. Communication is very important to me and I know "life'" happens.
How do I leave feedback?
Hi, good question, this site can be difficult to understand, it is for us sellers also. If you pay via ecraters invoice there is a link on your payment receipt. Then ecrater will send you a reminder feedback email within 20 days after your purchase with a link. Keep your orginal invoice & any paper work from them until the process is done. Please read my feedback, I'm sure you'll be more then happy with my service:)
I'm big on communication & my buyers happiness is the most important thing to me. If you have any problems with your purchase, please email me. If there is a issue/error on my side I will happily fix it:) In my 6 years of selling I might have made 2 errors?? You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. As many people know I give a free samples, extra pigment in my samples, ect....I love doing extra things for my buyers..to me they are more then buyers, they are friends.
Because I do give extra and dont always mark it, a normal/even 1/2 tsp's will look less then the others with extra product.
Sellers cannot leave feedback for the buyer on this site so if your a member of a make-up forum let me know and i'd be happy to leave great feedback there for you.
What are Cheryl's Shimmer's and how are they different then MACS?
9/25/2011, Thank you all who are buying my line and I'm so happy you love it. I now have 130+ colors and will make custom colors per request along with new & different types to expand my line. I'm in the process of revising my line, taking out similair tones, updating others with newer micas made by the mfg, ect. Many of my colors have been "copied" over the years, those that have I am changing to make them more "unique" again (except for requested dupes made for buyers)
About my ingredients:
MICAS: Highest quality all natural loose minerals makeup made with crushed minerals. Many of my Micas are hypo-allergenic with a high SPF with natural healing ingredients. I DO NOT USE FILLERS LIKE TALC, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE, PRESERVATIVES NOR DYES. My bulk Micas come to me with: Mica, titanium dioxide and oxide (blue, green, reds, yellows, ect). My colors with high sparkle finish or my "glows" and "blasts" may include ferric ferrocyanide. Now adays the micas used to make "sparks", reflects, glitter, ect are being made with different size titanium dioxide. Very few micas from the mfg come with/have ferric ferrocyanide. The majority of cosmetic MICAS/PIGMENTS in the world are made by BASF, a very large company.
My metallics are different, ingredients below and coming soon a FAQ section just for them.
BLENDING MIX (if I use it):
I like making my products as rich & pure as possible. I don't like adding additional titanium dioxide except for the amount the mfg made the mica with in the first place. Depending on the color and blendability I sometimes have to add more. When I do it's less then 5% of the finished product. I use up to 2-10 different color micas to create a single color.
Blending Mix: May include titanium dioxide, oxide.
My shimmers which I personally make are loose mineral eye shadows (pigments) not glitters. I call them "shimmers" due to not wanting to copy MAC'S product name. All of my colors are mixed and created by me. I use pure Mica's (top of the line) to create all of my products. I mix and match and create each color to make them unique and mine. Some are very different then the "standard" color to give buyers more choices which was the reason for creating my line. Others are close to MACS by buyers request to give people a less expensive option. One's that are not lip or eye safe will have a notation in the color description, at the moment there's only 1 thats not "lip safe". Many buyers want a less expensive product of an exsisting color so I make many customs.
Some of my color names you might see elsewhere but they are not the same color! Example, my "True Blue" was made way before another company came out with their true blue and the 2 colors are completely different. You will see this happens since there are many companies selling loose minerals along with many company's selling the same color but using different names. Like "grape pop", 3-4 company's are selling it but all calling it a different name & some cut it with fillers which takes away it's richness. This is one reason why I CREATE my own...to make sure they are unique/different in one way or another. I recenly changed by True Blue to Sapphire Blue so people are not confused.
If you want a full 5 grams sample of regular standard MICA like blackstar red just let me know, I use 150-200 different bulk MICAS to create my line.
The textures of mine are silky like butter, the don't have big pearls nor textures like Helium with flecks that are hard to blend. Many of my buyers claim they are as good if not better then MAC, I personaaly feel it depends on the shade. Yes some of mine I do like better and have stronger staying power, easier to blend, ect. I didnt make them to be "better" then MAC'S, I created my line to give you more choices & I really enjoy creating colors, I always have.
Over this past year I found some great mineral companies that I'm very happy with. It's hard finding one with great customer service, prices and products but I have. Most are vendors are BASF. Sometimes I get in a color that is great as it but I ALWAYS make some kind of change to make it "my own"
I am a wholesaler for a few Mineral company's which allows me to buy in bulk and pass the savings onto you:). Many people will become wholesellers and just sell the product "as is" a mica, not a blended finished pigment product. They will also claim it's their creation when in fact it's not. I LOVE creating my own colors which is why I always mix anywhere from 2 to 10 different colors/micas until I'm 100% happy with it.
If there is a pigment, mica, loose eyeshadow, ect you use from a Mineral make-up company and want a full 5 gram size sample of it feel free to email me to see if I have it. I have hundreds of Micas from a few companies along with my "finished" products I sell. Many Micas can be worn without having to be mixed with a "base" and you'll see companies selling baggie samples. I do not use baggies so dont worry:) There are many large companies out there that deal with "micas" and I have many from all over so please feel free to ask if I have one you want to try.
This information is about ethics and morals. When a company like me starts their own line and becomes a wholesaler from the above kind of company's we sign an agreement. We can't use there pictures, re-sell their product using there name or product/color name or for less. Since I create & mix my own thats not a problem with me but is for many others. I recently saw a known fake MAC seller start their own line of "pigments" and they were using some of coastal scent pictures, another companies color names and selling them for less. Someone beat me to reporting them to CS because yesterday their pics were taken down.
Like selling fake MACS they have no morals nor ethics with their so called "own-line". Instead of being thankful to the company's that allow people to buy bulk at wholesale they have taken advantage of them and it gets me sick!
THESE ARE JUST A FEW EMAILS, ECT I'VE GOTTEN FROM MY BUYERS THAT I WANTED TO SHARE. WITH ALL OF THE FAKE MAC & OTHER COSMETICS LINES PRODUCTS BEING SOLD, I WANTED TO GIVE MY NEW BUYERS A WAY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ME AND MY SERVICE:)
6/10/2010 CAME IN TODAY, HAD TO ADD IT:)
I'LL TYPE IN CAPS SO IT IS EASIER ON YOUR EYES (PLUS I'M SUPER EXCITED!!!). JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I RECEIVED MY PACKAGE AND THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! FOR THE BONUSES, EXTRA CARE IN PACKAGING, STELLAR COMMUNICATION AND SUPER FAST SHIPPING. I WISH I COULD REVIEW YOU BUT I'M NOT ON ANY MAKEUP FORUMS AND AM YOUTUBE SHY, BUT TRUST ME A *10* ISN'T HIGH ENOUGH TO RATE YOUR LEVEL OF SERVICE.
THESE CAME AT A PERFECT TIME BECAUSE I'M GOING TO A WEDDING IN AN HOUR AND HAVE SOME NEW THINGS TO PLAY WITH. ON A SIDE NOTE, I CHECKED OUT YOUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND CLICKED ON YOUR BLOG LINK. I KNOW YOU'VE PROBABLY BEEN TOLD MANY TIMES BUT YOU ARE A LOVELY WOMAN AND YOUR OPTIMISM IS VERY ADMIRABLE. ALSO IF YOU HADN'T POSTED YOUR AGE, I WOULD HAVE NEVER GUESSED. YOU LOOK MUCH YOUNGER SO WHATEVER IT IS YOU'RE DOING IT IS DEFINITELY WORKING :)
I'LL BE BACK AGAIN PRETTY SOON (PERHAPS IN A LITTLE OVER A WEEK) IF THAT IS ALL RIGHT? I THINK I'VE FOUND A NEW HOBBY TO DISTRACT ME FROM SCHOOL AND WORK.
THANK YOU SO MUCH,
HERE A FEW FROM A MAKEUP FORUM
Cheryl is the ONLY person I would buy pigments from :)
Thanku so so much 4 everythng hon! Super nice & goes out of way! Best Ever xx :)
Jars arrived v.fast, well packaged! Really friendly seller, would recommend! A+
Shipped extremely fast and very generous pigment sizes. Definitely buy again!
Fast shipping.Definetely recommend her.Thanks so much Cheryl
really nice sized samples and very sweet lady!
Fantastic Seller A+++ So friendly and fantastic communication!
Thank you! Pure Ore & Coco as described!Thanks for the freebie pigment too!
Great buy, got to the UK in 7 days! Amazing seller
Fantastic! You are awesome! Thank you so much! I am in love with the p samples!
Awesome seller! Great communication, packaging & fast shipping! Thanks! A++
Delightful experience. Thanks so much!
generous extras and everything is perfect as always. thank you!
A FEW EMAILS:
I got my package today and it came with a surprise! Thank you so much for the sweet sage loose eyeshadow. It's a gorgeous light shimmery green...really nice. Everything else looks great. I just learned how to make a mixing medium to help the eyeshadows adhere to the eye better. I can't wait to try the eyeshadows with it, but they look great even without it. Thank you again! And this isn't the last you've heard from me. I was very pleased with everything - your makeup arsenal, your personalized customer service and the package got here super quick! I just ordered it late Thursday night. That's pretty awesome. I've already said it twice, but thank you again Cheryl! Take care until the next time!
Im so sorry I didnt message you earlier but I couldnt from my....
Anyway, I recieved the pigments and wow! thank you.
I was having a tough week and the package totally brightened my day, lol. Thank you so much for shipping so quickly and the extra/ free samples.
Ill buy more soon!
FROM A NEW BUYER:
Hi, I just got your package today and I LOVED IT! Thank you soooooo much for the extra 2 jars, extra pigment and extra color! (and the little flowers you attached to the package were too cute!)... By the way, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE the color you put in from your line "Blue Moon"! It's BEAUTIFUL! I swatched it on my hand as soon as I opened it and I was more than pleased with the result! It looked great on my skin! And you were right, it is DEFINITELY a unique color!... Take care and thanks a million! I will definitely buy from you again! :-)
(NEXT ONE FROM BUYER/MAKEUP ARTIST BOUGHT MAC AND GOT ONE FROM MY OWN LINE:)
I received my package the other day and I'm soooo excited!!! Everything arrived intact! I'm sooo happy! I absolutely LOVE the Emerald Gold Shimmer!!!!! I can't wait to use it for a shoot!!!! Let me know once your shimmers become available! I'd LOVE to be able to purchase them! Can't wait to see other colors too!
That golden green color is sooo unique! Let me know when you get them ready!
I just received the pigments.....they are all so pretty. This is the second time I have ordered from you and as always GREAT!!!! Thank You so much. I have already submitted feedback on your page....Thanks again! The reflects glitter is soooo pretty, I might have to order some more!
Received my pigments today. I am really happy with them all and appreciate the extra amounts that you put in.
Thank you so much!
Just to let you know that my pigments arrived safely today. I am so excited! Thank you ever so much, the colours are gorgeous and you have been very generous. I can't wait to try them out tomorrow. Just in time for the weekend!
Once again thank you ever so much, receiving them has made my day, and no doubt I'll be ordering some more from you soon!
HOW TO PAY WITH A CREDIT CARD WITHOUT PAYPAL ACCOUNT.
GOOD NEWS, I RECENTLY SET UP MY PAYPAL ACCOUNT SO YOU CAN PAY WITH A CREDIT CARD WITHOUT HAVING TO BE A PAYPAL MEMBER. A BUYER ACTUALLY DID IT TODAY WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS. I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS ONLY FOR U.S. PURCHASES, I'LL UPDATE THIS AS I LEARN MORE.
TO PAY USING THIS METHOD YOU STILL HAVE TO CLICK "PAYPAL" DURING THE CKECK OUT PROCESS AS YOUR PAYMENT OPTION CHOICE. ONCE YOU GO THROUGH THE ECRATER PURCHASING PROCESS AND TO THE PAYMENT PROCESS PAGE IS WHERE YOU PAY WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD. SINCE IT'S LINKED TO MY PAYPAL ACCOUNT IS WHY THE PROCESS GOES PARTIALLY THROUGH THEM. I AUTHORIZED THEM TO ACCEPT CC PAYMENTS WITHOUT PEOPLE HAVING TO BE A MEMBER. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AT Cherylssterling@sbcglobal.net
Is your MAC Authentic? Yep & I keep receipts...:)
I havent been asked this very much due to my long standing reputation. I wanted to add it on to my FAQ for people new to me or MAC products.
Please always feel free to ask to see my receipts:) Personally I feel if a seller who stocks & sells a lot of MAC can't provide a receipt, well I'd think twice before buying from them. I have mine going years back...once the fakes started "showing up" is when I started keeping my receipts.
I buy all my MAC PRO, REGULARS, LE'S direct from MAC Cosmetics & MAC Pro. Before they disc a color I make sure to stock up and have atleast 5 jars of a color. I keep a partially empty jar of every color so when I'm out of a discontinued color I have an original jar to compare. I don't do this often but have at times got rare colors at CCO's and even though you can trust CCO's I still use my original to compare and make sure it's authentic.
I keep notes each time a place a MAC order of every change or mfg they might have made. I keep track of diffferent batch's changes, color changes, everything. One thing many people don't know is MAC has a "list" for specific buyers only and they still have many older colors the public has no idea about. For example they carried full jars of Forest Green & Gold (frost) way AFTER it was discontinued.
After awhile there are some colors that are too old and you will see I no longer stock, example is "All Girl". After a certain amount of years with no re-promotions some colors will fade out of my stock.
WHERE DO I PUT MY CHOICES? (for my line I create)
Some people don't read my whole listing stating where to put their choices which is understandable since it's so long, lol. Hopefully this will help:)
During the check-out process you will come to a page where there is a box for "notes to seller". Please list your choices there, they then come though on my copy of your order. If for some reason you miss the box you can include them on your payment and or email them to me.
STORE CHANGES....CHERYLS MEDICAL UPDATE
Cheryl has an endocrine disease that is affecting all of the endocine glands, a potentially fatal disease. It will take another year of testing for the specialiast's to find the best treatment for her along with other physical problems. Her gallbladder, pancreas, stomach, heart, sinus cavity and the list goes on have all been damaged. At this stage the doctors are trying to stop the progession, there is no cure. She is planning on selling her line starting sometime in January 2012 specializing in the metallics and her other unique tones while selling her other stock off. All of her line is great but needs to make it a smaller product line. She is hiring someone to come out and make batch's and fill the 5 & 10 gram jars so that way she will only have to package and ship the orders. Acourse this all depends on any new medical info, her conditions make her high risk for many different types of cancer. Incasee your wondering, nothing she has is contaguoise, it's something she's been living with for 25 years until it almost killed her Nov 2010. It was then that we started finding out the REAL cause of her health.
Most of my MAC full jar stock are listed with a price instead of best offer. Until all are done please see my listing showing all of the colors. Dont press 'buy" on the 1.00 listing, just contact me with a Best offer & I will let you know if it's accepted. I keep the listing updated, all samples and partially full jars where sold 12/16/2011.
If I re-open part time in 2012:
my personal service will not change for seeing my buyers happy is why I do what I do :) Depending how busy I am, It might take 24 hours days to reply to your best offer email. If it's a paid order/listing I reply ASAP:) I will be controlling the traffic of sales for I cannot over work myself.
Instead of shipping within 24-48 hours I will be giving myself a few days to process a order. I am no longer doing RUSH orders. Some weeks I may have a few doctor/test's on those weeks I will make a note on my home page stating I'm closed or need more time to ship.
I do ship international with the understanding USPS & customs time it may take. Since 1/3 of my business is international I use to get emails asking "when will I get my package" after only 5 days. Theres nothing wrong with that question but it takes a lot of time, stress, ect when I have no control over USPS. I love my buyers where ever they live:) With a adrenal disease I have to keep my stress & activity levels as calm as possible. Over my 8 years in business only 1 package was lost (actually 2 but the other was the buyers fault, not USPS). USPS website says it can take 5 days to 8 weeks to deliver internationally (only a couple have taken 8 weeks, normally it's 5 days to 3 weeks). If your a regular buyer and or understand the time line USPS & Customs can take and are OK with that then please feel free to order. If your country isnt listed please contact me.