I’m so excited to announce that i’ve reached and exceeded 400 sales in my etsy store.
This is HUGE! Each and every sale I get helps me support myself and continue to reinvest in to getting more items made. I have enamel pins being manufactured right now and the hope is to have them released by the beginning of March.
I also have a lot of new and gently used clothing to list on my depop, poshmark and ebay accounts. I’m really branching out and finding different revenue streams. It also DEFINITELY ensures that I am never bored.
Now that I got a formal OCD diagnosis, it explains why I have routines and clean obsessively. I feel like I understand myself a lot better.
I have been updating my TIKTOK account very frequently, so I hope you follow me over there. I’d love to interact with you. We could be mutuals?
After being beaten down this week (see my last two posts) and feeling absolutely hellish, I wanted to do something good, something creative and something NICE!
I have found there to be a severe lack of opportunity for my Art locally and I can only imagine that other people have felt the same so I created the Made By Autistics Marketplace on facebook to give people the chance to sell their art, wares and other things they’ve created to anybody willing to join the group. I coined the phrase “By Autistic People For Everyone” to really outline what i’m going for.
It takes a lot out of me, energy-wise to even get out of bed, get ready, and leave the house. I decided to go to the mall – which I rarely do and it was a huge mistake.
I walked in to this store, the teenage sales associates were standing around, three of them, conversing. I actually had to interrupt their conversation to ask a question. No one wants to have to do that. It also was a Sunday and I was the only customer in the store. The last time I went to this mall and walked by this store, their sales associate was sitting on the cash table, legs dangling down towards the entrance. This should have been a red flag, but it wasn’t.
I wrote both their social media and their email and received form email responses. Nothing says “I don’t care about your patronage” by copying and pasting a pretty generic message – especially after spending the time to actually file a complaint and give them room to rectify the issue. From what i’ve read, it seems like their customer service, generally speaking, is pretty awful.
There was a few other issues, but i’ll spare you the details.
What really gets me from all these interactions is that someone from head office called me and our conversation went sour, fast:
Her: Hi this is __ at Journeys , who am I speaking to?
Me: It’s Margaux calling you back
Her: So I know you’ve spoken with Ryan, or social media team etc and i’m just not sure…(i can’t remember the rest)
Me: Yes. I don’t feel comfortable on the phone, can you email me?
Her: I’ll be short with it
Me: I’m on the Autism Spectrum, i’m really not comfortable on the phone, can you email me?
Her: I’m sorry, i’ll do that
Well, that email never came. I decided to contact the highest-up person I had been corresponding with through email and I was shocked at the response:
I was already visibly upset and after receiving this response I feel even worse now – but that’s not the first time they have refused to respect an Autistic Person:
I’ve also read cases of racial profiling, emails being ignored, product fulfillment gone wrong and a lot of customers vowing to never shop there again.
Are you looking for super cute headphones that are soft, warm and really affordable?
Retrak makes incredibly affordable ones with a retractable cord and sound limiting technology. They are marketed towards kids, but if you have a small head like mine then you can easily rock these. There’s lots of different animals. No more BLASTING your eardrums with music that goes too loud. That will never happen with these.
Protecting young ears and creating a fun way to listen is what these are all about.
I am so impressed with the quality, the pigmentation and the softness of the bristles. I also LOVE the name because going FURLESS is SO incredibly important to me. I’ve even gotten “in to it” with some fur wearing fashion bloggers. Yikes.
They have an incredible range of products and it’s all top notch.
Check out my video to see how I use the brushes and eyeshadow pigments!
I would like to thank both Missamé and Au Naturale Cosmetics for sending me some fab products. They are both being used in my video above.
They make an INCREDIBLE Synthetic Makeup Brush Set which they were kind enough to send me. The bristles are so silky smooth and the coverage is flawless. I am so impressed, this is my first real set of brushes and I could not be happier. They come in a roll up case too. They can be purchased here!
Au Naturale Cosmetics
I love the fact ALL their products are natural. They were kind enough to send me a couple of samples and 3 full size su/Stain Lip Stains in On Pointe, Hero and Terra Cotta. I was apprehensive at first, thinking there was NO WAY I could pull off each colour but I was very surprised. They are ultra pigmented and taste like berries. You definitely have to carry it with you and make sure you reapply but the colour pay off is so worth it. I got tons of compliments and it’s ultra moisturizing. Check out their extensive line of products here!