Rashes: Walmart Clothing

As many of my regular blog readers know, I’ve been on a Walmart purse kick these past few months. I now own three Walmart purses.

To be honest though, one is falling apart already. Fast fashion will never hold up. 😔

However, since I was surprised to have found a few hidden Walmart purse gems, I decided to revisit their Faded Glory clothing line.

I use to love their George line, but it has been discontinued for years. At least in my neck of the woods. It was made well though.

So the other day I stumbled across these comfy pull over tunics. They had a regular price of $7.97ea, but were reduced to $5 each.

I grabbed three of them.

Where else could you get three tops for $15.

Well, a thrift store of course! But these were new and on clearance so I decided to give them a whirl. I bought a gray, green, and pink one.

I didn’t notice a smell at the time, but I’m not in the habit of sniffing my purchases.

I came home, took the tags off, and set them on the dresser.

The following day I wore the pink one.

I loved the true to size fit, and complimenting sleeves and neckline.

I felt good in it. It was also a nice longer length that covered the bum area. Something my modest self always appreciates.

About an hour after wearing the new top, I broke out in an arm and chest rash.

I assumed it was from a new perfume I tried out earlier in the day, so just went about my business.

It was itchy, but not over bearing enough to take a benedryl.

That night I tossed in it in the laundry pile.

The next day I put on the gray one, and I didn’t have any perfume on at all,but sure enough… arm and chest rash started in.

It was a bit more itchy then the previous day.

But again, I went about the day, showered that night..

About thirty minutes after getting my PJ’s on, the rash went away. So I didn’t give it another thought.

This takes me to today, I woke up and noticed a chemically smell in the bedroom.

I got dressed, placing the green tunic on, and within moments I realized that the smell was the top I was wearing.

I went and picked up the other two tops to see if they had the smell, and although it wasn’t as pungent as the green one, they did have a strange chemical odor.

My daughter walked over to me and gave me a hug, then she asked what that odd smell was. And by that time my arms were breaking out with the rash.

I quickly showered and changed, and then decided to Google Walmart clothing to see if anyone else in the world was having these issues. And sure enough… I had my reading cut out for me.

People all over were saying that they have had rashes, and that certain Walmart clothing items stink. Specifically their denim jeggings.

Many claimed that after you wash the garments, they smell even worst.

Some people have claimed that it’s all the insecticides used in the wear houses, while others claim it’s the cheap dyes that are used when processing.

I have not tried washing them yet, but plan to later tonight. I am going to add a bit of vinegar to the wash. Some folks have said they have tried everything to get the stench out, but vinegar was one of the only things that worked. Sort of.

So, I guess I’m back to only buying ‘new to me’ clothing. I’m very big on recycling, and I’d much rather purchase high-end gently worn clothing that’s made well, then cheap clothing that are filled with irritants.

Perhaps it’s only people with sensitive skin though, such as myself. Who knows, but I’m not willing to go through this again.

Let me know what f anyone else has ever had this happened to them. 😐

Revlon All In One Mascara

I know I’m late to the party, as this mascara has been out for over a year. I think it may hVe launched the end of 2015. 🤔

Everyone and their cousins sister has been raving about this particular mascara. My friends have all asked me about it, and even my daughter told me how great it was.

But seeing as I’ve become somewhat of a high end mascara snob, I’ve been using Benefits they’re real mascara for over a year, and simply love it. I also use the matching mascara primer. And when I want something different on the lower end, I enjoy Hard Candy’s lash ink mascara, which lasts for 3-4 days with no touch ups.

That shared, while I was at Walmart last night, I noticed the Revlon mascara display and noticed this mascara.

Thoughts popped into my head of everyone who has told me how great it was.. and for under five dollars, I thought I’d give it a go.

I decided to try it this morning and as soon as I opened it, I knew it was not going to be good.

Like, what is this gloppy mess?! Really!

Wayyy too much comes out and there seems to be a huge opening without that added plastic piece that is suppose to wipe off the extra mascara from he wand. As you can see, it’s a huge mess!

I did try it out, but it was so horrible looking that I didn’t even take a picture of the mess. It clumped all my eye lashes together.. just as I expected it would. And looked as if I had a black eye when trying to remove it.

It just seems like such a waste if I have to tissue off all the added product left on the wand every time I use it. I did like the size of the small wand. It’s the formula that was the issue.

So I will be bringing it back to the store tonight for a refund.

I showed my daughter and she said that hers didn’t look like this, so perhaps it was a bad batch.

But for now, I will continue on with what I know works.

Has anyone else had a similar experience with this one?

Polishing silver

I picked this up last night. I think it was about $5.99

I tried a few online DIY remedies, but they did not work all they well. I do normally just use the baking soda method though. Mainly, because it’s not toxic. But when I saw this silver cleaner, it just seemed so easy to use. And it was!

Beautiful! Beautiful!

The above are an up close picture Tiffany & Co pieces all polished up. Again, I really wish I would have thought to take before pictures. But I had originally only planned to clean my sugar & creamer set, and while I was polishing, my daughter brought out some other pieces that needed polishing.

By that time I had my gloves and mask on. 😷

There is a reason this silver cleaner is illegal in the state of California. The smell is toxic!

Oh but the out come…😁🌟

Does anyone else still use silver?

Suspended from EBay

Well, I got suspended from eBay today. Just for a week. (This is why you have to have multiple accounts, btw)

This morning I woke up to an email saying that the Vero program flagged a pair of men’s Shockwave boxing shorts. They were flagged.

In Layman’s terms…Along with many other companies, their name is trademarked and they do not want anyone purchasing any of their shorts anyplace other then their website.

Or, unless you have purchased a valid license to sell their merch.

There are many people who sell retail arbitrage, such as Nikes, but they have all gone through proper protocol and bought a license.

I can see if I was trying to sell hundreds of their shorts, but trying to sell one lousy pair, that have already been purchased…

It’s just absurd. Really!

It has always been about the money, and always will be. I s’pose.

It’s not eBay’s fault. They are just trying to avoid any lawsuits. This is 100% understandable.

I’m told this time of year, many companies are in full force with their police.

There are people hired to just scan eBay all day and flag any post that has their company name on it. They simply do it want anyone getting a deal on their overpriced retail Merch.

I looked over a list of three thousand words, and brands today that don’t take kindly to you reselling their goods. Even if they have already been bought and made their money the first time around.

How silly of us to think that once we purchase something, it then belongs to us. 😐

I’m trying to imagine a world where nothing can be recycled. Clothing wise. Our poor landfills. As is, not every one is diligent with recycling.

So if I sound upset, I actually am.

Not at eBay though.

At least eBay is not the only platform I’m selling on, so my income has not ceased. But the reason behind the suspension really irks me. Yet, I understand.

My disappointment should be on all the greedy companies. And yes, it is..