I usually try and make sure I understand exactly what a company wants when I agree to try out a product or promote anything. I also only agree to promote products I’d actually use, and post honestly about my experience. But sometimes, something goes wrong somewhere and I end up with something completely different than discussed and then have no idea what to do with it. This is a story about two of those things.
#1 This bib from Lime Italy
When Lime Made in Italy contacted me about doing an article on their website and their collection of handcrafted linen products, I expressed interest in the table runners or any kind of table setting type thing. I’ve been throwing little get togethers and dinner parties so I’d love to bump up my food display with a pretty setting.
So….they sent me a bib:
It’s a very nice bib. Possibly the fanciest bib we have ever owned. Unfortunately we rarely use baby bibs anymore and when we do, we prefer the easy (though not as Instagram-worthy) plastic wipe-off style with the little pocket at the bottom that catches food. This is a going out bib. Like, maybe you take the baby to a fancy restaurant and he wants to make sure the bib doesn’t blow his outfit kind of bib.
I tried to explain I can’t do an entire article on a bib, but the person I originally dealt with no longer works there and it seems somewhere along the way, things got misconstrued into me reviewing a bib. This post is as good as it gets in that department. Luckily I have several friends with new babies that might need a fancy bid so I plan to pass it on so someone can enjoy it.
When a rep from Zole Industries asked if I would take a look at their Eyelash Tweezers and share on social media, I heard two things: eyelashes and tweezers. I use both of those things so figured I could easily snap a pic and share. This time the communication issue was totally my fault. They meant exactly what they typed, and sent me a whole box of Eyelash Tweezers. As in, tweezers for your eyelashes:
I have never tweezed an eyelash before, but apparently they are used when people do individual lashes and extensions. I usually just glue on a strip for my lashes, so I didn’t know what to do with these things. Since I didn’t have a use for them, I made one up!
I made a sensory box type thing for my son and filled all the compartments with little knickknacks and then handed him the tweezers and told him to try and pick the stuff out of the compartments. I realize it is not the best idea to arm a toddler with a sharp pointy object, but he lost interest in about two minutes so I didn’t have to worry about any wayward stabbings for long.
If you happen to be a beauty professional and are in the market for eyelash tweezers, they can be reached through their Instagram Page: Zole Beauty Care
So that’s my two biggest oops experiences lately. I wanted to be able to still go ahead and mention the companies on the blog, even if it’s not exactly what they were going for. It’s still exposure, right? lol
So anybody else have a miscommunication experience where you agreed to review a product or write an article and then have it be something completely different than what you were expecting?