Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Kinda' bad news.... :(

I know many of you have been waiting for the Ingenue Petite Dual Fiber to go back in stock this week but I just got off the phone with my supplier and they apparently don't have them ready to ship to me yet until next week, which means it may not be on my site until two weeks or so from today.

(Sigh!)

Yes, I am pretty disappointed as well as I was REALLY hoping to have these ready to go for you all this week along with another "Blog Special" brush that has been highly requested but that will have to be put off until I can get these brushes in hand. So no, there won't be a Blog Special this week...

But to take your mind off the BAD NEWS, let me at least share some good news with you all: I will be moving from Ecrater to my very own website (hopefully--please no more delays, LOL!) in mid to late May! Once I move over there, I will actually be adding a whole slew of new Ingenue & Premium eyeshadow brushes which I can't wait to share with you all!

FYI, this site has been my "little project" I've been working on the last couple of months. I have a basic template, but I've designed & organized the whole thing myself. It is very simple as I am not a professional web designer by any means, lol, but I think it is functional and finally fits with the personality of my company. The only thing I need now is to add the payment processing which I ran into a glitch with PayPal this afternoon so if there are any delays, it will be due to that.

I've loved being on Ecrater but I kind of get the idea awG is not taken quite as seriously there since it's not like having your own site, and I also feel like my company's personality does not reflect well on Ecrater since I am extremely limited in the amount of text/photos I can put on the site. I also find it hard to keep my products organized like I want and this allows me to add features that Ecrater does not let me do such as "Shop By Color" with my blushes and eyecolors.

One favor I would like to ask: Please make sure people are directed to www.adornedwithgrace.com NOT www.adornedwithgrace.ecrater.com when you all are helping me advertise awG in your blogs, forums/forum posts, YouTube videos, etc.

Right now I have www.adornedwithgrace.com directing you to the Ecrater site automatically but after a while, I may be closing down Ecrater after a few weeks of successfully launching the new site since it will be difficult to do inventory control trying to keep up with two sites, so if people are still using the Ecrater address, they might find a "Seller Not Available" message. I will still have www.adornedwithgrace.com but it will be for my real website.

Once I get the payment processing added and get the new Ingenue & Premium brushes in my hands (they aren't set to deliver for another 2-3 weeks as well, more supplier delays---ahhh!) and the website has been tested out successfully by some close friends, I'll be opening this up before May is over.

Anyway, I apologize again for the inconvenience on the wait, but this is one of those things that is out of my control and am at the mercy of what I am told by my supplier. I hope the wait will be worth it though once it is finally here! Thanks all!