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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Aromaleigh Ephemera Sub Box- January 2015

Sent for review

Hi Everyone!

Aromaleigh is the newest company to offer a subscription box among other indies. When Kristen announced this, I was over the moon excited! I love everything I've purchased/been sent from Aromaleigh, so I knew the Ephemera box would NOT disappoint and I was right! 

My box was sent on Friday Jan. 2nd and I received it the following Monday. I live in the next state, so shipping is pretty fast from Aromaleigh to me. I saw lots of other people who received their box already as well! 

The box included loads of goodies! I was honestly blown away by this first Ephemera box. There was so many pretty and glittery things! Everything was packed well and beautifully. No spills or leaks what-so-ever.

This month's box was based on C.S. Lewis's "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe". I haven't seen the newer movie, but I did read the books in elementary school and watched the older movie. I was in love with the books when I was younger, so I was happy to see a theme I was familiar with! Within the box were 2 mini eyeshadows, a rouge (blush), a sample rouge from an upcoming release to the Ignis Antiquita Rouge Collection and a sculpting glisten from Aromaleigh. There were also two other indies included: a lip sample from Dreamworld Hermetica and a fragrance sample from Ten Three Labs!

How everything looked when opened.

This gives all the information about the box from the inspiration to the product descriptions.

I had no issues with the application of any of the products. Eyeshadows are swatched over NYX Eyeshadow Base, blushes and sculpting glisten are swatched over bare skin. Left swatch is built up while the right swatch is blended.

The White Witch (eyeshadow)- "A pale aqua shimmer with gold duochrome. Inspired by Jadis's crystal-encrusted dresses, snowy surroundings and formerly golden skin. Not lip safe."

100 Years of Winter (eyeshadow)- "A smooth greened brown with white snowflake sparkles. Inspired by the snowy Narnia forests. Not lip safe."

Enchanted Turkish Delight (rouge)- "A wearable winter berry with a teal glow. Inspired by rose color of the Turkish delight candies. Lip safe."

Pale As Icing Sugar (sculpting glisten)- "A neutral toned, soft metallic glow with a multitude of uses. Inspired by the otherworldly, sculpted metallic glow the White Witch possesses in the recent film version, as portrayed by a strikingly pale Tilda Swinton. A unique cheek or brow highlighter, and a beautiful all-over eyeshadow shade. Not lip safe."

Locusta (rouge)- A "wearable coral blush".

Ten Three Labs- Superstition's Willing Victim- "Bay rum, peppermint, tea, lime, coconut, and sugar cane."

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 Dreamworld Hermetica- Ectoplasmic Lips- Wytch's Heart- A redish brown with a frosty sheen and multicolored sparkles in certain light.


Delicious candy!

Okay, I know my lip swatches aren't the greatest, but I'm working on them! Hopefully they don't scare anyone away. Wytch's Heart was a beautiful color, but it didn't fit me well. I'm not sure if I'll wear this again or not, but we'll see! Also, the formula never dried on my lips so it kept a slightly tacky feeling and smeared a somewhat easily. Maybe it was just me since I did put it on a little thick. I'm going to try it again and see how it goes with a thinner coat. I'm assuming this is a product that's currently in the works since I don't see it listed on the website.

Ten Three Labs- Superstition's Willing Victim was an okay scent at first. Not something I'd probably buy on my own, but it's growing on me. I actually have it on right now and I'm really liking it! The first scents you pick up are Bay rum and lime. It mellows out a little bit to bring out the tea and a hint of peppermint. I've been wearing it about an hour now and I can pick up on the coconut and definitely the sugar cane.

All of Aromaleigh's products were easy to apply and blended well! I love everything within the box! The eyeshadows are beautiful, the blushes are great and I love the sculpting glisten. I'm not a huge blush wearing person, but Enchanted Turkish Delight is lip safe and I can't wait to see how this looks as a gloss! I'm going to try Pale As Icing Sugar as an eyeshadow and brow highlighter. Also, Locusta is probably the only blush I could ever pull off! It's just a hint of color. Just enough to notice and I love that about it!

Right now, Ephemera subscriptions are closed but there will be 25 (maybe a few more?) opening up on January 15th. Boxes are $15.00 plus the cost of shipping. If you'd like to read more about the subscription boxes, you can HERE.

Dreamworld Hermetica is currently closed, but you can see products HERE.

You can purchase perfume oils, eyeshadows and more at Ten Three Labs.


1 comment:

  1. I'm a little jealous. I wish I could subscribe! Beautiful swatches as usual. =D