I'm going to be honest with you guys; I have no idea how to open this post. I was trying to do something clever and it just wasn't working (certainly not the first time this has happened...) and I've had this sitting on my desk for way too long now, so I'm just going to jump right on in!
Glamour Doll Eyes Of The Month.
For July 2016, the Glamour Doll Eyes Of The Month(GDE and OTM, respectively) is mermaid-themed! Mermaids are definitely a popular and common theme in the makeup world right now (and have been for a while now...), but in traditional GDE style, Vee (the creator/owner) puts her own spin on things...
Quick Run-Down: $8 a month indie makeup subscription service by the brand Glamour Doll Eyes; will ship internationally, everyone pays the same base price of $8 and adds on the appropriate shipping fee (so the total for this service in the US is $11 a month); the Of The Month is a special, limited edition loose eye shadow which is a $6 value; the bag also includes two other items (sometimes more, but three products total seems to be the minimum) either from GDE or from another indie makeup company and can vary from face, eye, lip, or nail products; can be difficult to get this subscription since it's all handmade and has a limited amount of available spots, the best way to get subscribed is to join the GDE Facebook group and add your name to the waitlist.
The other loose shadow we got is a little special; this is Fiji Mermaid Remix and it's, well, a remix of another shadow called Fiji Mermaid! It even comes in the same packaging (Fiji Mermaid is part of the Circus collection; you can buy it individually or in a set), which is pretty neat. I actually own Fiji Mermaid, but I don't have a comparison swatch for you because I pressed a lot of my GDE shadows but struggled to label them properly and now I'm not totally sure which one it is...
Overall, I'm pretty happy with my July 2016 Glamour Doll Eyes Of The Month. There is a part of me that misses what this subscription was like last year; it felt more...unique and less uniform, if that makes sense. I understand why Vee made the changes she did, and it's still a great service that I am happy to be a part of...but sometimes it almost feels like something's missing, something I can't quite put my finger on. If you are interesting in trying out an indie subscription service, the GDE OTM is a great place to start; just make sure to add your name on the waitlist as soon as possible since spots tend to fill up fast!
Thanks for reading! <3