Alright, everyone, I have written up two posts, one of which I was going to post today. However, I’m posting about Notoriously Morbid’s Coffin Set instead for a few reasons. I just got it in the mail today, as a spooky halloween surprise. As well, Notoriously Morbid is having a Halloween sale, with 31% off all orders over ten dollars. I have a feeling they knew I would get the package today, since I have implemented a “don’t have multiple packages from the same seller at the same time” rule for myself. I figured I might as well help get the word out while bragging about makeup I own.
I’ve got things to say about two indie companies, and they’re both sort of similar subjects, so I’m making a little megapost, since making a post all about a single bar of soap would be silly.
Okay, I finally swatched those Shiro samples. Seriously, do you know how long that took me? (I realize “having too many awesome indie companies to blog about” is a pretty okay problem to have, but still.) Anyway, I sort of waited to make this post because everyone knows Shiro. Like, it’s one of the major indie companies, and I figured there’s already enough reviews if you google them that one more is a drop in the bucket.
I opted to keep getting the Madd Cat subscription box, because I really can’t get over the novelty of having someone pick things out for me and surprise me with them. It lets me pretend that I have a personal shopper, which is a level of luxury I aspire to. Admittedly, last month’s shopper bought me some perfume for some reason, which I still haven’t used because I don’t really go anywhere that isn’t explicitly scent-free, but I can deal with that. And this month was pretty good to me.
Detrivore Cosmetics is a relatively popular brand- it’s one of the first ones I heard about when first getting into the indie world. However, the owner, Distorra, had been having some problems getting orders out on time, so I was kinda sketched out about it. Over the summer, she closed the store for a period and got caught up, however, so I decided to make an order to see what all the fuss was about. Sure enough, she had it out on time, and the samples were in my greedy little mitts. As well, I’ve picked up some full-size shadows from destashing sales, because I need all the things apparently.
Dreamworld Hermetica is actually a reincarnation of Dreamworld Minerals, which was apparently quite well-regarded in the indie makeup scene for a long time. Of course, me being my oblivious self, I was completely unaware of them until they had a ridiculous deal and advertised on reddit, because that is actually how I find out about all my indie companies. For five dollars, they said I would get one lip wand, two mini shadows, one mini blush, two shadow samples, one blush or bronzer sample, one glo worm sample, one illuminating powder sample, one illuminating glo sample, one creme sample, and two foundation samples. I worked it out, and that was actually a total value of $35.75, so I figured I might as well order it, especially since shipping was reasonable.
I know I said I wasn’t going to make another order from Smash Cosmetics in my last post about them. I really didn’t want to. However, I wanted some blue lipstick, and had a coupon code, so I decided to make one. And then I got another coupon code and they had a massive sale so I was paying two dollars each for eyeshadows, so I even made that order before the first one got to me. I thought it would be great. Oh, how I was wrong.