Thursday, September 2, 2010

That was fast! An Orglamix review!!!

OK, the mailman delivered!!!  I didn't get the foundation I was waiting on (from another Etsy shop, not Orglamix) but my new EYESHADOW was in there!!!  I squealed like a girl all the way from the curb to the house because that's what girls do when they get a super nice package in the mail.  I ripped into it to find a lovely satiny bag inside with some fun, green rose petals inside.  AWWW!  I'm sorry but that was a nice touch.  I don't care what anyone thinks about too much packaging these days.  It's nice to order something and still get treated as if it's this amazing gift!  I knew what was in there (or DID I?) but it was still like waking up to Christmas...  Anyway, love it. 

So, I open the little green pouch to find not 1 but TWO pots of eyeshadow...  Was this right?  Could it be?  I don't know if it was a mistake (I'll ask) but before I thought about it, I was putting it all on.  I got 2 shades:  Moss and Wasabi

In their shop, they have the eyeshadow on a real eyelid of a real human instead of just random, blurry pictures of pots with powders in them.  The pictures are VERY accurate but you can't even begin to imagine the SHIMMER!  OMG.  It's truly a miracle.  I put some on the inside of my wrist right as I opened it to see how it blended and it's still there exactly as I put it on.  Shimmering.... 

Moss looks like this lovely, dark green shimmery color.  When you wet an eyeliner brush, it turns like this molten, green foil-ish color and glides on smoother than any liquid liner you can find.  I'm in awe!  Where have you been all my life, Orglamix???? 

I hate to say it but...

You know those emails that you get from Etsy that showcases a bunch of stuff for sale and it's all themed?  I hate them.  I hate about 98% of the stuff in those emails.  With this push to 'buy handmade', why am I supposed to want to buy an old pair of Justin lace-ups from 1992?  Really?  Cause, I'm not sure if they realize this but JUSTIN made those.  I understand that 'vintage' is allowed to be sold and supplies.  Believe me, I love supplies like crazy but there are some things I just feel don't belong on Etsy.  I can go to any old lady's yard sale in my neighborhood and buy some nerd-chic heels and pair them with a dress that I'm also wearing jeans with.  That's not what Etsy is about to me.  I'm just kind of sad and disappointed that that's who they're choosing to promote. 

By the way, what is going on with attractive young women wearing ENORMO glasses from the 80's?  Honey, I wore that look...IN the 80's.  I got made fun of THEN!!!  Who are these people and why are we taking their advice as to what to buy??? 

Pardon this rant of mine but it's just starting to get on my nerves a little.  I would love to see something featured that real people would buy.  Blah.  Anyway...

I am working on the most beautiful capelet for my 8 year old!  I'm using Knit Picks Swick DK in Nutmeg that will go with just about everything she has.  I'm using this pattern from Fiddle Knits and it's wonderful!  Not only that, but when I had a hiccup trying to figure out the pattern (it's not a hard pattern at all!  I'm just an idiot and let one of my stitch markers drop off), Erica, the designer, was so awesome about it!  I wrote and asked her why I was an idiot and she replied as kindly as possible.  lol  Really, she tried hard to help me and she did!  I'm not even almost nearly halfway at all, but this is definitely one of my favorite patterns so far!!! 

I also got done a pretty quick headband/neck warmer!  I made mine with some soft gray acrylic and gave it to my mom!  It looks awesome on her!!!  I don't have a picture (MOM, TAKE A PIC!!!) but I'll work on it.  ;) 

From Etsy, I have coming some mineral foundation and some mineral eye shadow and I CAN NOT WAIT!!!  I'm dying to see if it's in the mail today but it hasn't run yet!  EEEEEEEEEEEE!!!  Come on, mailman!!!  I'll update when I get it!  :D

Sunday, August 15, 2010

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