Anywho! If you've read some of my past posts and/or watched some of my videos, you'll know that I'm a big fan of indie cosmetic companies! I love supporting indie artists (and I do think that cosmetics creators qualify as artists) and I just really like the idea of owning a unique, handmade product. Any one can go to Target or Sephora or Ulta and buy an eye shadow (well, most of the time. If it's not a limited edition product that everyone and their mother wants), but it feels special to explore someone's personal website/Etsy store, select your products, and know that they were made by that person, sometimes even especially for you! I've found that the quality of indie products is the same, if not sometimes better, than mass produced items
This time, I purchased some items from Notoriously Morbid. I've been intending to purchase from Notoriously Morbid (NM from now on; laziness!) for a long time now, and I've just never gone for it. Her shop (the owner's name is Carrie) was closed from December 15th through January 1st for the holidays, and I believe orders placed after December 15th would start processing on January 1st. Or something like that. All I know is that I placed my order on January 1st, as soon as the shop was open again. The listed turn around time (TAT) was 10-14 days, and I was pleasantly surprised that my order did indeed ship out withing that time, especially considering she probably had a whole bunch of other orders to fill as well.
Here's a nice, big overview of what I got:
Overall, I'm very happy with my first Notoriously Morbid order! The shadows were all pretty and swatched well, my order was processed and shipped within the stated TAT time, everything arrived to me safe and sound and well packaged, and Carrie definitely understood what I wanted when I asked for unique and interesting colors! I'm also interested in checking out the NM subscription, the Vanishing Cabinet, though I'm not sure if I can financially take on another subscription right now. If you're into different colors, or you're interesting in trying an indie subscription service, I would recommend checking out Notoriously Morbid!
Thanks for reading! <3