Bei Badgirl) is stunning. I set my alarm, switched my lunch at work, and got ready for the mad dash to checkout when everything went up at 2pm in the Sugarpill store....
And then some things happened!
Before I get to the saga behind this order, I'm going to start with some swatches and my first impressions, since I assume that's what people are most interested in and it wouldn't be fair to make them scroll through a huge wall of text. These are not my first products from Sugarpill, but this is my first time ordering directly from them.
Everything about Sugarpill is adorable, including the box they mail your order in!
And those are my swatches and first impressions! For $13, you get a ton of shadow, and these loose shadows are talc-free (at least the two colors I got). I'm not curious to try some more loose Sugarpill shadow and will likely purchase some in the future when they have a restock (I really, really want Lumi, but it's all sold out right now).
Now it's story time. As you may have noticed, I do not have any swatches nor first impressions of the liquid lipstick Trinket. I ended up in a weird limbo zone where I purchased it, but I also did not purchase it. The day these products went live, I switched lunches with someone so I would be ready and available exactly at 2pm CST when they were supposed to go live. I was waiting on the webpage, refreshing every few seconds for a minute or so before 2pm, when the lipstick finally went up. I added it to my cart and I frantically went to the pages for the eyeshdows. And they weren't up yet. I panicked and refreshed, hoping they would pop up, but still nothing. I was getting worried that I would miss out on Trinket, even though it was in my cart, so I refreshed a few more times before Feral finally went up. I added it to my cart and checked out because I didn't want to waste any more time waiting for Droplet (and at the time, Feral was the shadow I wanted the most). I entered all my information, checked out, and got my confirmation e-mail for both Feral and Trinket. I was very, very happy. This whole process took maybe two minutes, max.
I don't check my personal e-mail at work, so it wasn't until late that day that I saw another e-mail in my inbox, with an urgent message for me about my order. My heart stopped. I knew that this message was bad news. I opened it up and it turns out that I had been just a little too late and had missed out on Trinket. While the site hadn't crashed (which was pretty awesome, considering how high the traffic much have been), there was a glitch that caused the system to oversell Trinket. I ended up purchasing it in a weird grey zone where it let me buy it, but there weren't any more in stock. Sugarpill expressed their deepest apologizes and said that they would make another batch of lipsticks and that I would be shipped one of those if I so chose. They also offered me the options of either waiting for the next batch of lipsticks and getting free shipping, a free lip brush with my order, or cancelling it and getting a refund; I went with free shipping. They also said that I would be added to a special mailing list regarding upcoming launches and priority access to purchase them.
According to Sugarpill, the new lipsticks should be ready to ship out in 10-12 weeks time (this was near the end of January, so I'm about four weeks into the wait), and even though Trinket is a very pretty color, I'm worried that they won't have the same artwork, which is almost the whole reason why I wanted to buy one so badly. I was also disappointed because I had wanted to get Droplet, too, but passed on it in order to try and snag Trinket, which hadn't worked out anyways. The more I looked at swatches and looks created with Droplet, the more I wanted it. I really didn't want to have to pay shipping again for one eyeshadow (even though I technically didn't pay shipping the first time), so I kept putting off buying it.
However! My friend, being the psychic genius that she is, somehow knew my inner turmoil and placed a Sugarpill order of her own, and bought me Droplet! I had no idea that she was going to do it, nor that she even knew how much I wanted it. I can't thank her enough for this kind gesture and, if you're reading, you're the absolute best friend ever!
All I can do now is wait for my Trinket to finally arrive and hope that it still has a picture of a sexy mermaid on it.
Thanks for reading! <3