Hello! Hope you're having a great day! For this post, I want to share with you my October 2015 Glamour Doll Eyes Of The Month subscription bag!
Glamour Doll Eyes is an indie cosmetics company (which is seriously awesome and I can't stress enough the high quality of both their products and their customer service) and each month they release a special subscription pigment called the Of The Month. In the Of The Month (hereafter called the OTM), you are guaranteed the OTM shadow and some extra goodies, either from Glamour Doll Eyes (GDE from now on) or from other indie companies. The OTM is $10 a month, which includes shipping (I think technically the subscription is $8 a month with $2 shipping. It ships internationally, but the shipping increases so it will cost a bit more) and it is very difficult to get since there are only about 120 spots open and people rarely cancel.
For October, Vee (the owner of GDE) decided to go with a Dexter theme! Another awesome thing about the GDE OTM is that all the products adhere quite closely to the theme; they aren't picked willy-nilly as seems to be the case with bigger subscription services.
I already gave the rundown on what the GDE OTM is, so we can jump right on in! Normally, the OTM comes in a little drawstring bag, but for October, Vee went that extra mile and put it in an evidence envelope! If you're unfamiliar with Dexter, it's a tv show about a serial killer who kills only "bad" people. He's a blood splatter forensics expert and works closely with the police and leads, essentially, a double life. It's been ages since I've actually seen the show, and I've only watched the first season (maybe two), so I'm sure the story has changed significantly.
Brija Cosmetics, who included a lipstick. I've always wanted to order from Brija, but I think they only accept Paypal (long story, but basically I can't use my Paypal for anything that's not personal).
Native War Paints. It was a shareable code, but unfortunately, it expired on 11/30. Regardless, go check them out since they make really awesome nail polish!
"While our glitter is superfine milled, the FDA has not approved it for the use of color cosmetics in the United States. They have however been approved for all cosmetics uses in the European Union as well as have them the EU's REACH criteria. What makes it safe for European Countries but not for the United States is not known to me but just be warned this is NOT eye safe by FDA guidelines and is not advertised as an eye product. However if you choose to use this glitter on your eyes/face, do so at your own discretion. If irritation occurs, stop use immediately. "
If you've read my other blog posts, you'll know how I feel about FDA cosmetic standards versus those in other countries (tl:dr, I have a rather low opinion). REGARDLESS. The Glitter Tube we received is called Dirty Cop and it was inspired by Quinn (again, no clue).
Overall, another great GDE OTM! Sadly, this will be my last month (as in December; my subscription, as with everyone else, is only good for a year. I still have my November OTM to post, and the December one hasn't even been shipped yet and I'm super excited about it). As much as I love this service, I'm torn about signing up for another year. I have all these shadows now, and I've barely made a dent in any of them. There are a bunch of people on the waiting list who want to get this subscription and I want to let someone else enjoy it as much as I have! I think I'll try to sign up for another year, but, if I'm unable to, I won't feel bad about it.
Thanks for reading! <3