- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
I never ever in a million years thought I would be that girl. The one that had the ultimate bad experience from a vendor after doing so much research. All I could say is that i’m lucky that I didn’t end up with this person on my wedding day. I did end up with her on my engagement photo day though…
I met this vendor at a bridal show, and after doing research, come to find out that I hired the best in my area. Her photos on facebook were amazing. I do my makeup and hair pretty great on a daily basis, so when I get it professionally done, I know what to expect. I am also a fairly non-picky person. So I decided, I have to get my pro-pic engagement photos out of the way, let me schedule my trial for the same day. BIG MISTAKE.
Saturday night, I recieve a text at 1:30 in the morning from the owner of the company. She employs 4 other women. She text me that she has a bad toothache, and has an appointment with a dentist (Sunday) at 9:15am. I thought nothing of it really, threw it to a series of unfortunate events that kept happening lately, and text her that instead of showing up at 10, i’ll show up at 11. Next morning, I get a text saying she needs me to delay to 11:30. I started getting nervous but called the photographer to delay for an hour.
Then my mom called me into the computer room. She pulls up these very recent reviews about her that were not there when I hired her. They were all complaining of these ailments she faked and what a disaster she made their day. These reviews were from the last couple of months.
We get to her house at 11:30. She claimed she had a home space, as well as two salons she works out of. I do not believe her anymore about that, pretty positive she just works from home. She claims her tooth broke in half and she is “novacained up”. She sounded and looked fine.
She starts working on my “makeover”. I have clean and clear skin. She covered it up with so much foundation. I didn’t say anything because she said I had to look like that for outdoor photos. She then starts working on my eye makeup. Places falsies on my eyes, then starts working on shadow.
All of a sudden, her iPhone starts ringing. It’s actually not ringing at all, but rather the alarm on her phone sounds like a ring tone. I have the same phone and saw the screen of the phone before she picked it up. She grabs the phone and starts to panic. She says she missed a call from her mom, proceeds to call her back away from me, and starts a conversation with her mother.
She tells me her mother has leukemia, while on the phone with her mother. I’m sad for her, until she moves towards me and I see, she is not on the phone at all with her mother, but herself. The screen was lit up off her face and her recent contacts were in plain view. No sound from the other end.
She made a theatrical show that her moms heart hurt and she was going to meet her in 5 minutes to take her to the hospital. I know this is a whole gig at this point. My face is half done, hair still untouched.
I calmly told her, can you please have one of your other girls come and finish the job. I was furious at this point, and i’m sure she saw it in my eyes. She said, yes of course, and called her co-worker. Again, saw on the phone she didn’t call anyone, but rather called her own house. She then said everything was in G-d’s hands and she would continue working on me. Three minutes later, she recieved a fake text saying her mother is feeling so much better. Thank you, almighty buddha.
She made a MESS of my hair. I wish I can describe what she did, but the short of it is that she half-assed straightened my hair. I do this every single day. It looked like a disaster. Finished my makeup. I LOOKED LIKE AN AGED HOOKER CORPSE. I kid you not. I am a small girl with relatively decent features. She made me look unlike myself. She knew she did terrible, and didn’t even charge me for the trial. I walked out her door, took half an hour to drive home. Wiped off 8 pounds of makeup. Tried to fix what ever I could fix with my hair, and redo my makeup. I had 20 minutes before my pictures to get ready.
I recieved a whole slew of engagement photo’s last night. They look great I think. Could have been better if I had the opportunity to really work on my hair. The only thing I kept from the makeup session was the fake lashes.
If you are in the South Florida area, and really want to know who did this to me, PM me. I would call her out, but I want to keep it classy. I will write my own review on other wedding websites.
Here is a photo of me I recieved last night. Couldn’t be happier with my photographer. Sorry it was long, but I couldn’t believe this happened!