Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Brush Sale is back...

...so if you did not grab one of these special sets before Christmas, get one now before these sets go out of stock! We don't have a whole lot of them left and will likely not be offering these prices again for a while.

I've also put all the LE colors on Clearance as I am trying to clear them out to make room for new LE colors that may be up late January/early February. Even if they don't sell out, they will be removed from the website about the time we put up the new colors. Due to their popularity, Regal & Innovative have actually been added to the regular line, but you can still get them at a less expensive price should you decide to get them in the Christmas Edition set if the other colors have not sold out.

Don't forget we also have a Get With Purchase deal (see previous blog post) that will run until Jan. 8!

Happy New Year everyone!

Add: For those of you that were wondering, we expect to get back our Ingenue Petite Dual Fiber Blush & Eyeshadow brushes, Mascara Guard, and (Individually-sold) Premium Eye brushes by early next week. The Folding Metal Lash comb should be in toward the end of next week although there is still one available Individually if you didn't want to purchase a Natural Lash Set (which we only have a couple left as well at the time of this writing.) So make sure to check back then if you were waiting on these!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Brush Sale Resumes Jan. 1, 2009

Wow! 2009 is here in TWO weeks, can you all believe it?

I do want to start off by saying thanks to every one of you that have placed an order with us these last couple of months, both with the makeup and brush sets and especially to those of you that have helped spread the word; as you all know, that is how small companies like me grow best, through word of mouth. :)

Since I will be out of town almost the entire week of Christmas, my Brush Sale will also be taking a vacation (lol) to slow sales down a bit so I don't run too behind on filling orders when I come back. I will add the Premium Face and Eye brush sets (not many of the Eye sets left though!) back January 1 (Thursday) as well as the couple of Natural Lash sets that were left AND a few other goodies on Clearance. So if you all are just waiting on Christmas bonuses or cash presents before spending any more, this will be a great time for you to partake in this deal if you were unable to this last week.

EDIT: I forgot the best part! When the brush sale resumes, there will be these offers available ONLY from January 1 to January 8 and no coupon code will be needed, it will automatically be sent to you. However, if you DO NOT want an item, do let us know as a courtesy:

Orders over $17.00 - Get a free vegan lip balm a $3.75 value when purchased!
Orders over $55.00 - Get the free lip balm, a free Illuminated Blush AND a free 5 gm jar of eyeshadow of your choice, a $16.73 value when purchased!

***For international orders, PLEASE remember that this will NOT include your shipping costs. So if you buy something for $16.49 and your shipping is $2.00, the shipping charge will not count toward it. You'll have to get a $1 sample to fulfill the "Get with Purchase" deal.

I will be restocking (at their regular prices) the Ingenue Dual Fiber brushes, the Mascara Guard, & Ingenue Eye brushes but it will be early-mid January before they arrive so please check back with us here at our blog if you'd like any updates on their arrival.

Also as noted in the post below and on my Home page at my store, orders received this coming Monday, December 22 through Saturday, December 27 WILL NOT BE PROCESSED & SHIPPED until the Sunday/Monday following--maybe Tuesday depending on how many orders I have when I get back. I'll be setting an Auto-Response in my email as a reminder as well. So if you hear of anyone complaining about not getting their order or any emails from me, make sure you let them know as I'm not sure everyone reads the Home Page or this blog.

I do wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a super Happy New Year! I think 2008 has been tough for a lot of us, especially financially, so I wish everyone the best blessings for 2009. Thank you all though for being a part of this great adventure and challenge of owning my own makeup line! You all are too wonderful!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Swatches of Christmas Edition colors & other info

Per request, I've had a few of you ask me for some arm swatches of the Christmas Edition colors--but before I do that, let me show you the picture from page 204 of the November 2008 InStyle Magazine that inspired me to include some purples that were actually formulated this past spring & summer!



As you can see, this is a very simple yet eye-brightening look! You can use either Gifted or Innovative (I personally prefer Innovative due to the awesome golden shimmer in it that seems more eye-catching) on the lid and then Regal (wet-lined) around the outer corners of your eyes as eyeliner. When I first formulated Regal, I laughed at the brightness of it and did not think it would fit in my "Bobbi Brown-like" makeup line, but worn as an eyeliner, I got more compliments from it than any other colors from my line that are huge favorites! Yes, it is totally scary in the baggie/jar, but beautiful on especially for those with brown or green eyes.

Now for the swatches (the left side is dry and the right side is foiled):




I've hesitated posting these because I just can't seem to capture the true beauty of these colors. They have more complexity and vivid pigment than these photos demonstrate. Both Forbearing and Philanthropic were inspired by the Christmas tinsel you see around this time of the year but made into wearable shades that can be used primarily as accents or all over lid colors if you're bolder! I actually like wearing Forbearing with black eyeliner kind of "peeking" behind the black like a halo. Philanthropic is similar to Altruistic but is much more shimmery and has more yellow-gold tones.

In fact, all the colors are so much more glamorous in person as these photos and the ones from my store seem to wash out and lose the beautiful highlights--especially Innovative! It looks almost identical to Gifted, but when applied you'll notice a gorgeous golden overtone that works well as a brighter, all over wash whereas Gifted has more of a plum-pink tone suited for a medium-shade lid or contour color.

Just remember, these colors are Limited Edition although I am very tempted to keep Innovative & Regal permanently (we'll see, lol) so grab these while you can!

As a side-note, please note that the Brush Sale will end December 17; so this Wednesday will be the last day you can pick up the great deals on the brushes. Regretfully, I have sold out of the Ingenue Dual Fiber Blush brushes and almost all of the Ingenue eyebrushes/Lash accessories and the new stock will not arrive until early January.

But would you all like to hear some good news? Depending on how many more I sell until this Wednesday and *IF* I have any left, I will resume the *LIMITED STOCK* brush sets January 1 (Thursday) for those of you that are looking for some after Christmas deals!

I would simply continue with the sale until the stock runs out, but I am actually going to be out of town to the great state of Tennessee (where I grew up) to spend precious time with my family during the week of Christmas so this is kind of my way of "slowing things down" until I return. I will also mark down just a couple of select items (not telling what, it will spoil the surprise, lol).

I'll post this on my Homepage, but please REMEMBER that orders that are received December 22 (Monday) will NOT be processed until December 28-29 (Sunday/Monday). Depending on my free time and Internet access during that time, I will try to get emails answered and refunds for shipping to my International customers--but if I don't get to it, please know that it is very important to me and will get to it as soon as I get a chance.

Thanks all!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Limited Stock Brush Sets & Christmas Edition Eyecolors sets

The new sale is finally up!

First of all, be aware that most of the items on sale are a LIMITED STOCK ONLY! So once I run out of the brushes and Christmas Edition eyecolors (including samples), they will be gone! So MAKE sure that if you get an LE sample "a la carte" or in one of the kits, you have some backup colors in case they become out of stock as your order is being processed.

Also, I can't allow for any substitutions (with an exception of one brush in one kit) for that reason since we are limited on how many brushes we have of each so we apologize ahead of time for not allowing for that.

In addition, most of these brushes will not be restocked until January and the Premium eyeshadow brushes will be available individually then as well. We are just offering them in a special set for the Christmas season this time around. So come check out some of the special brush deals we've got on our Brush page and our Christmas colors under the Limited Edition page!

So this sale will last until December 17 (next Wednesday) OR until the current stock runs out. So if there is a big buying frenzy for them, who knows--it may be over by the time you get to reading this, lol...

*As a further note, I will likely not be discounting the brushes very often like this as I prefer to keep them less expensive year-round so my customers can feel like they are getting a good deal anytime they buy--especially taking into account that we currently ship free to the U.S/Canada & charge minimal shipping for International orders--so do take advantage of these prices! But once the listing disappears from the site, it will be gone forever!