I have honestly been counting down the days and finally Darling Girl cosmetics is baaack!!! Head on over there and check out some of the fabulous new collections Susan has been working on - she is incredible, not only did she move house and states but she managed to create a whole bunch of goodies for us to indulge in while doing all of the packing and moving, ummm hello wonder woman?
In anticipation of my first order since DG reopened, I thought I would get into my order from earlier in the year which I received just before Susan closed shop.
This was a massive order (for me anyway) and I was so glad I had enough funds at the time to order enough from DG before it closed so I would be satisfied until it reopened again. Although upon opening my package, I noticed that something was amiss - see that white patch on the tissue paper in the right hand corner? Turns out my Glitter Liner had leaked! Not the actual product itself but it was an oil of some sort?
And later, just the next day I learned my lesson: do not leave the Glitter Liner on its side because it will definitely leak. Currently potty training it so for the moment it will have to stand and wait.
Another thing about the Glitter Liner is I found when I opened it to just peek at it (I only swatched it later), upon closing it a lot of product oozed out! So lesson learned again: be careful with these.
Now, important note about the Glitter Liners though, Susan is planning on putting them into 5g jars so this might solve all of the above so for those of you who are ordering them from now I believe they will come in these jars and not the tubes.
Enough muttering, time to get into my order!
I quite loved the free samples - Cloud Nine and Love Bug. My only thing is I was unsure what Cloud Nine was! All I knew was it was lip safe. It is actually an eyeshadow but for a while I was debating over it being an eyeshadow or a blush (I know, I know, way too light but still!).
One of my favorite things Susan has to offer are the Eye Candy shadows that come wrapped up like candy. Now I do not think they are being offered anymore as they are not on the website but never know, they might make a come back! They are certainly great since you purchase them (I think the maximum amount was three in an order?) and Susan is the one who decides what colors you get!
There must have been a set of them because they appear to be numbered and from my previous order I think I have different numbered ones from these. Very impressive. They were usually colors that were not featured in the usual product stock so you essentially got limited edition colors or never again colors if I am not mistaken.
Mmm, eight eye shadows! What I love the most about DG is how affordable it is and how considerate Susan is in offering a variety of options. You can get samples, petit jars and full-size jars which I think is great because most times I kind of want that middle option - petit jars - as I want a little more than a sample and less than a full-size. So featured above are all petit jars which are a great buy at $2 as you get so much product in them.
How could I not purchase a few shadows from the Hello Kitty collection?
This is really good that Susan has it on the product itself whether it is safe for lips or not, I think that is something a few brands lack and you have to always go back to the site and refer to whether they are lip safe or not.
The two soft focus blushes I got were South Padre and Yes, Virginia!
Unfortunately I swatched all of these in the dark and when I reswatched the shadows in the morning I forgot to reswatch the blushes! I think I got too excited with the shadows. Anyway, South Padre is a pretty, soft brown that I can use for a daily wear neutral look. Yes, Virginia! is a bit light on my complexion especially now that I have tanned considerably but when my complexion lightens in the winter months it might be all right but right now I might look into giving it away. It is a delicate pink that would look lovely on a lighter complexion. Both are matte and can be very subtle.
Ahhh, my favorite product of the lot despite all the issues it gave me.
This liner is beautiful and I will definitely be repurchasing this because it is a great liner to either wear on its own or on top of your usual black. It is very glittery and definitely makes a look ultra sparkly!
The shadows that I decided to reswatch in the morning as the night photos looked terrible!
Top row: Eye Candy 5, Eye Candy 3, Exposed, Deery Lou
Bottom row: Atlas, LaLa, Sugar Minuet, Balletusa
Eye Candy 5, Eye Candy 3, Exposed, Deery Lou, Atlas, LaLa, Sugar Minuet, Balletusa
Eye Candy 5, Eye Candy 3, Exposed, Deery Lou - I am not much of a fan of Eye Candy 3 just because I gravitate towards warmer colors and steer clear of yellows, pinks and oranges but I do quite like the shade of it.
Atlas, LaLa, Sugar Minuet, Balletusa - holy moly how beautiful IS Atlas?! I am SO in love and now that I look back on this I wish I had placed an order for a full-size of it because it is literally the most beautiful brown-green-gold-everything you will ever see. Even in the jar it looks amazing, I kid you not.
My only issue was, I used Sugar Minuet in a test look and throughout the day I had major irritation going on but I figured a piece of dust was in my contact lens (I wear hard lenses, they are a big pain when you get particles of dust in them or even an eyelash or hair). While removing my makeup that night though I noticed I had a bit of glitter in my tear duct and just in my eye in general but I shrugged it off and washed it out. The next day (and I had a photo but decided against posting it in case people got the wrong idea or scared) I developed a sty and it was your usual gross sty that keeps you in glasses for the next few days while you recover.
IN NO WAY am I blaming Susan or Sugar Minuet, I am only talking about it because I want to stress the importance of being clean and taking care of what goes in your eyes. Do not be like me and shrug off any irritation in your eyes! Immediately wash it out and make sure it is gone otherwise you can risk getting an infection. That is what I want to stress, especially when handling any glittery product - whether it be Sugar Minuet or any other glittery product.