Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Beauty PSA: Vintage Le Métier Kaleidoscopes Available

Oh you girls are going to love this. I was up at the John Barrett salon at Bergdorf's and found a treasure trove of vintage treats. They have eye kaleidoscopes in Penelope, Splendid Frost, Aphrodite (!), Violaceous Splendor (!!), and Le Cirque, as well as lip kaleidoscopes in Les Artistes, Autumn Embers, and Red Rapture. Also available are the dual kaleidoscopes Sterling Beauty and Golden Beauty.

Everything is in severely limited quantities so if you see anything you want you should call immediately! The number is 212-872-2700 x2714. Ask for Heather and tell her Xiao from Messy Wands sent you.

*Update: In case you aren't the comment reading sort, dear reader Megan and Passion4Art alerted us to more available Splendid Frosts (I swear this is like a treasure hunt)! The person to call is Alex from Neiman Marcus Las Vegas at 702-731-3636, or you can text her at 702-722-7400. I know I haven't featured Splendid Frost on Messy Wands but it's my all-time favorite kaleidoscope (yes I said it).

Also, can I say how much I love being able to text an SA to order stuff? Absolutely amazing.

32 comments:

  1. Just got Violaceous Splendor! Too bad they didn't have Devotion, but I've been lemming VS since your wonderful post. Thank you so much for the info!

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  2. Thanks for the info. I'm not sure if I'm going to actually spring for anything, but it'd be fun to ask you which kaleidoscope you think I need the most. Hope you can reply soon, ha!

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  3. Anon- awesome! I know you'll love it :)

    Leigh- SPLENDID FROST! Omg you have to get that!!!

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  4. Aaaah! I caved in, and ordered Splendid Frost. You have a good eye; out of the bunch, this was the kaleidoscope that I was most drawn to. With my coloring, I think Splendid Frost is going to make for a glamorous evening look.

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  5. Trust me, Splendid Frost works on everyone. That blue shade over black liner is going to rock your world I promise!

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  6. Do you know if they'd mail the order out since I don't live in NY? I'm going to call tomorrow for the Penelope and Splendid Frost (fingers crossed, they'll still have them in stock) Thank you sooooooooo much for this post!

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  7. Yes! I think everyone who called in were asking them to be mailed. Fingers crossed they still have them when you call :))

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  8. Passion4Art, they do ship. Be aware that it costs $10.

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  9. Thank you Xiao and Leigh for your quick and timely response. Greatly appreciated :)

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  10. Xiao, you lovely human, I nabbed the last Aphrodite.

    (now I can die happy.)

    Thank you, thank you!!

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  11. Leigh- thanks for helping me clarify that!

    Passion4Art- that's all Leigh :D

    Megan- oh I'm so glad *tear

    So proud of my readers haha! I think all of us combined swept John Barrett's stock clean :3

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  12. I really wanted splendid frost after seeing swatches of it but they sold out so I ended up getting Penelope. I even called every store for it that carries Le Metier but no luck. If you ever happen to come across Splendid Frost while shopping please let me know, I'll even leave my email address to you. One quick question, I've never seen penelope in person and solely rely on blog pictures. Do you think splendid or penelope is nicer? Wait, don't answer that because if you say splendid then my heart will sink even lower...lol I just hope I made a good decision with my purchase.

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  13. Passion4Art, I also wanted Splendid Frost but they were out. I actually called the Neiman Marcus in Las Vegas (I was there last week and hit it off with the sales associate, Alex), and she was able to track it down for me and have it shipped. I'm not sure where she found it, but I'm sure she'd be happy to do the same for you! The number is (702) 731-3636, and ask for the Le Metier counter.

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  14. Thank you Megan, I love to you bits for that information! I've been stalking Xiao's website all morning...hahah.

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  15. Yay! I finally got Splendid Frost, okay now I can officially stop stalking your blog for the day. Thank you to all the helpful comments and of course you, Xiao, for this extremely helpful blog post.

    P.S.
    Alex (703)731-3636 said she has about 15 more left if anyone's interested.

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  16. @passion4art & @megan thank you for the shout out this is Alex :) you can text me too if I'm not at the counter 702.722.7400 <3 you guys are the best! I can find most of all Le Métier products for you guys ;)

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  17. thanks for the info! im guessing there's no hope of finding devotion if it's one of your regrets! I wasn't interested in it when it first came out but every time i see swatches of the shades layered, it hurts my heart a little. lol

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  18. thanks so much for the posts everyone. I ordered penelope and le cirque this morning. going to try to contact alex about splendid frost...heather was sold out.

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  19. this was such a helpful post...thanks xiao! i was able to get les artistes lip kaleidoscope from the salon, then went through heather to get splendid frost and violaceous splendor. i am officially broke from my le metier addiction!

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  20. Megan and Passion4Art- you guys are wonderful! I'm so happy you found more splendid frosts!! As for SF vs Penelope, they're both great kaleidoscopes and feature two very different looks. If you like green you'd like Penelope better, but I have a hunch that you'll find it hard to pick favorites when you get both :) When you apply it, try the trick I mentioned in my Antiquite Poupee post (or the Penelope tutorial). The fourth shade over a liquid liner is phenomenal, especially for Splendid Frost.

    Alex- You are amazing!!

    ctee- Right?! From time to time I go to Cafe Makeup's post on it and sob a little

    Anon- oh no :( Alex gets in at 12 tomorrow. Do text/call her!

    tovy- Broke but happy! There is much joy in playing with kaleidoscopes I guarantee it! :)

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  21. Xiao,

    I've been periodically reading your blog and love it and finally subscribed! The fact that you have gotten me to spend a *huge* amount of LMDB money -- well I won't hold that against you. Seriously, thanks so much for sharing this information! My kaleidoscope pic will soon rival yours!

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  22. Alex is such a doll! I texted her last night for a Splendid Frost kaleidoscope and she found me one this morning. Plus her store doesn't have shipping charges. Thanks everyone for the information!

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  23. Ditto! Alex found me Splendid Frost too. Thanks everyone...sharing is caring =)

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  24. You guys are the best xoxo!!!!!

    I have on hand Penelope, silk road, empress, les arteists, golden beauty, Stearling beauty, flawless face kit. Ones I think I still can order are splendid frost, red rapture, autum embers, devotion

    The others I can't remember off the top of my head but I'll do my best to find you what you all need! This is honestly so much fun and makes me happy I can help you all!

    A.

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  25. OMG I sooo want Red Rapture and Devotion!! Alex, can your store ship internationally??

    Thx,
    Cindy

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  26. Only to Canada but if you know someone in the states they can send it to you?!

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  27. Xiao - You truly enable like no other! I love it!=)

    Alex - I'm also an international Le Metier fan and I can have the item shipped to a friend in the US. Just wondering what the process was thru text? Just text you the order, shipping info and cc details?

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  28. Yea just text me what your looking for and ur shipping address then I'll call u for ur payment info you can call me too I just figured texting was easier :)

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  29. Hi! I just stumbled upon this blog while searching for anything Le Metier. I just discovered it this year and I am in LOVE.

    Alex--hi, sorry to pounce on you for kaleidoscopes but do you have red rapture available or any way to get it? I've been searching for it everywhere I can in SoCal.

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  30. Alex is, without a doubt, the best SA I have ever encountered. And an incredibly nice person too! I can't thank her enough for finding some of the vintage kaleidoscopes for me. Megan - thank you for letting us know about Alex.

    jc

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  31. Yes, I second that comment above! Alex is amazing! She helped track down a couple vintage kaleidoscopes for me. I definitely recommend dealing with her!

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  32. So, I finally figured out that if I try to comment while using Firefox, it won't go through.

    I would like to say a million thank you's to both you and Megan for telling us about Alex! I contacted her in December and she was so sweet and helped find Splendid Frost for me! She is definitely going to be my go to SA for all things LMdB now :)

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