I took advantage of a free shipping code* I found and ordered two things from Neiman Marcus. One was a Bobbi Brown Corrector (for under eye darkness). You can tell a great product by the fact that a beauty blogger buys it on the regular!
At any rate, the other thing I ordered, a lip pencil, was "not currently available", so Neiman Marcus sent me the Corrector first (Saturday). And I got the pencil today (Tuesday). Please note that FedEx Home Delivery is closed on Sunday and Monday, so technically the second product was delivered the next day. So much for "not currently available". Had I know that "one of your products may not be delivered until June 1st" meant "it's on a shelf the short dude in shipping can't reach, so we'll get the tall dude to get it tomorrow when he comes to work", I wouldn't have ordered the "ship them separately" option, but with my dark circles I was eager to get the damn Corrector.
Anyway, I got the Corrector and was shocked that in this day and age any company would still pack products this way. What happened to minimal packaging, the "greening" of industry, common sense?
Keep reading to see a picture of how my itty bitty Corrector was packed...
*In case you were wondering, the code is NM SHIP,
and it's for free shipping on any order. I dunno,
maybe it's always available and ya'll are like "Um, DUH, Jen!"
but I didn't know, and since I was only ordering 2 things
I didn't feel like paying $3,953 for shipping and this helped out a lot.
In case you were curious: when the lip pencil arrived today it was also in a box this size. And the product is the size of a lip pencil. (Because it's a lip pencil.) So again, packaging FAIL.
Clearly the short dude and the tall dude learned how to pack at the same training session.