Monday, August 5, 2013

My sister was ripped off by a shop on Facebook....

Over the last couple of years I have made a couple of purchases through Facebook through auctions or sales that pages have and have not had any trouble at all. Recently there was a page that was having a sale on charm bracelets they were 1/2 off and one of the charm bracelets was for a Beauty and the Beast, well my sister is a huge Belle fan so of course I immediately e-mailed her the pic and then called her. She saw the pic I sent her and immediately wanted to order it. On April 8 she placed an order for 1 Beauty and the Beast charm bracelet. She paid through Paypal $24.50 and waited for her charm bracelet.
copied from Google search since her page has now been deleted
Well since I was the one that sent her to Paisley McRae's (page now deactivated) I asked her on April 18 on an approximate ship date (see below) and she said she would send it out next week. Well here comes May 12 and still no bracelet. I asked her again on an approximate ship date and she didn't respond so on May 14 I asked her via a status update on her page and she said that she would send it out the next day (unfortunately she deactivated her page so I can't insert her reply). Well come June 2nd and still no bracelet. I then again asked her for a ship date and she says it would be shipped out the next day yet come June 25 and still no bracelet.

On June 25 my sister decided to send her a message on Facebook asking for a refund since it had been awhile since she purchased the bracelet. As you can see below she said she didn't issue refunds on fundraiser items, but she sure can take your money and not shipped the product out. I'm disappointed that a person would use a fundraiser to rip off money from people. A lot of people work very hard for that money and while $24.50 might not be a lot it is when you do that to a couple of people. One lady I messaged on Facebook lost $92.00 to her. The page owner is Amanda Howe her paypal e-mail is and her e-mail address for her Facebook page was 

I'm hoping that by posting this more people will come out and talk about their experience dealing with Paisley McRae's and how much money was taken from them. There's also a Facebook group that has been started by someone who was also ripped off from Amanda Howe. Here's a link to that Facebook group As buyers we decide to buy from small shops on Facebook to help them out instead since we know money is going directly to them instead of going to CEO's of big name stores and well as you can see below that doesn't always turn out good. Don't get me wrong this won't stop me from buying from other shops on Facebook but i will be more careful as will my sister and if someone can't send the product purchase before the 45 days I will not buy from them. I really hate posting stuff like this but this shop didn't give me another choice. I understand that sometimes we encounter problems personal or not and stuff may take longer to make, but she could have always e-mailed my sister or myself and told us what was going on. I will be having my sister report her to the Internet Crime Commission  and we will see how that goes. If you get ripped off from anyone  via the internet below are a couple of things you can do. 

1. If paid by Paypal file a claim before the 45 days if after 45 days then file for a charge back through your credit card company. 
2. File a report with the Internet Crime Commission
3. File a police report in the town/county/state where vendor is located in
4. take vendor to small claims court (for claims less than $5,000)
5. You can also file a report with the Attorney General in the state where the vendor resides. 

Please feel free to comment and let me know if you encounter a similar incident. We should warn others about vendors to don't follow through after they get paid.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

So upset......

I'm so upset my Facebook account has been reported because someone reported it as not being real. I've had it over a year it's the one I use for my blog and now I can't go into my Facebook blog page (not that I really do anyways) Why do people feel the need to do this? I use it all the time to interact with other moms on there and now I can't. I wish Facebook would really investigate fake pages instead of blocking real ones.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Holiday Gift swap!! My gifts

As I posted before I participated in my first Holiday gift swap with some bloggers. It was so much fun buying stuff for someone I've never met and exciting waiting for my gift.
My gift arrived on Friday and I couldn't have been happier with them. Jenni from Hannah Mia sent me the following gifts
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cosmetic bag
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make up brushes, lipstick, and a compact mirror
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nail filers, nail polish and flower hair pins
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in use already :)

I love all my gifts. Elf brushes are my favorite and as a freelance makeup artist you can never have enough brushes.  The lipstick is awesome it's like she knew me and knew how much I love nude lips.  I'm always looking for nail filers and well red nail polish is always a plus since it always make me feel like my nails look extra nice.  The flower hair pins are just too cute and as you can see the bag is already in use. I'm so glad I participated in the swap and can't wait for next year to do it again. I sent my gift to Joni at Blended With Love I hope she enjoys the stuff I sent her. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Voda Swim Envy Push Up Swimsuit Review & Giveaway

I hardly buy swimsuits but it's not because I don't like wearing them, but because I haven't found any I'm comfortable in that is until I was sent the Voda swimsuit. In the past when I buy swimsuits I usually have to tie the halter straps tighter so they can bring the girsl up, but not with the Voda swimsuit I can tie it regular and they keep them up no more saggy boobies.  I chose the Aloha Envy Push Up Tankini Top with the Aloha Adjustable Scoop Bottom. I'm between a 38c and 38d and a size 12, I got the XL top and the Xl bottom. I could have gone with the size large for both, but I like to have the girls fairly cover.  I have to say the pictures don't do the swimsuit any justice, I love the gold throughout the swimsuit it makes it stand out more and the colors are so bright. The quality is also very good and the material is not heavy but stills keeps it shape. I had to see the difference between my swimsuit that I have and the Voda swimsuit and well I think the pictures speak for themselves.
Voda Swimsuit
current swimsuit

I love this swimsuit it makes me feel more confident in wearing a swimsuit this summer plus it gives me a . If you don't like the tankini they also have bikinis (halter & string), monokini, shirred one piece, and the bandeau (regular & adjustable) and of course they all have the Envy push up.

Now that you've see the results of the Voda Swim Envy Push Up head on over to their site and check out the awesome line of swim wear. Life with a BIG family readers receive 10% off their order on the Voda Swim website when using code: BIGFAM  at checkout

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