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Can someone tell me what indie brands don't have a bad formula. I have so Rainbow Honey and I already hate it. The color is Stolen Dance and it has the worst formula I've ever used in a polish. Streaky, it bubbles, it has bald patches. Horrid. I don't think I'm gonna buy from them again. So, someone tell me some good indies.

What kind of formula are you looking for? Cremes, holos, glitter bombs? Some brands do better at certain formulas than others. I have tried three RH polishes and I also have trouble with the formula being difficult.  I prefer slight holos or shimmers, and I mostly buy from Pretty & Polished and Black Sheep Lacquer. 

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I'm going to second a-england.  It's really one of the best formulas out there, period.  But I don't have a problem with the RH formula, so your experience may be vastly different from mine.

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Are you looking for polish recs specifically?

 

I love Hare, Enchanted Polish (impossible to get it though without a lot of hard work), A England, and Black Sheep Lacquer just to name a very few.

 

Yep! And, thanks. I've been wanting to try A England. ..

 

Also. Does anyone who also has Stolen Dance think that I just may have gotten a bad bottle?

 

Oh and I like holos, glitters, jellies. But, I mostly wear cremes.

 

And, I just used Magic Cake from RH overtop of Stolen Dance. And it's formula is 10x better. I think I'll just stick with their glitters.

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Yep! And, thanks. I've been wanting to try A England. ..

 

Also. Does anyone who also has Stolen Dance think that I just may have gotten a bad bottle?

 

Oh and I like holos, glitters, jellies. But, I mostly wear cremes.

 

And, I just used Magic Cake from RH overtop of Stolen Dance. And it's formula is 10x better. I think I'll just stick with their glitters.

So there's actually a thread dedicated to indie polish: http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/topic/122949-indie-polish-lovers/

 

As for RH, I think their formula can vary depending on the color and you may need to use polish thinner to make it easier to apply.

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Never book with Frontier airlines.  On the plus side, now that I'm unexpectedly home for an extra evening, I can try doing something fun with my new Shiro pretties and go out for dinner.  I think the Badger Mushroom Snake collection is appropriate, the animation that's named after is a fine cure for travel frustration.

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It has come to my attention that Espionage Cosmetics' Josephine Baker and Shiro Cosmetics' I Am Groot are both brown-base-with-green-sheen shades.  Here's a review that includes a swatch of Josephine Baker:

http://www.phyrra.net/2014/05/espionage-cosmetics-review.html

 

(I really wish they would do a collection dedicated to just famous-for-other-reasons women who were also spies, like Julia Child, Marlene Dietrich, and Hedy Lamarr.  Especially Hedy Lamarr.  I mean, seriously, we might not have WiFi or cell phones today without her work.  And Julia Child's color would have to be a shimmery wine shade.)

 

ETA:  Whoops, got distracted by spy geekery.  So.  I Am Groot vs. Josephine Baker.  How similar are they?

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Sooooo fyrinnae order is in. Overall I am happy but one of these lipsticks is NOT as advertised. Less than 3 is advertised as a "lilac pink matte". This badboy is straight up purple. Faust eyeshadow is beautiful. Texture of these is a lot thicker (if that makes sense) than other indies I have (which admittedly isn't a ton). Excited to try the infamous pixie epoxy!

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God I love Vee's TAT. Less than 1 day?! How does she do it! Little work bee/Vee. I also live in the state over, so I usually get my orders from her in a day or two! 

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For those of you who have Haus of Gloi's Ghost Puffs scented things, can you tell me if the scent is really heavy on the popcorn aspect? The description on their site reads like it's popcorn first, then the marshmallow. Everyone seems to love it, but I'm afraid of smelling like a vat of popcorn balls or something! LoL

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For those of you who have Haus of Gloi's Ghost Puffs scented things, can you tell me if the scent is really heavy on the popcorn aspect? The description on their site reads like it's popcorn first, then the marshmallow. Everyone seems to love it, but I'm afraid of smelling like a vat of popcorn balls or something! LoL

Nope I think it smells mostly like the marshmallow, and definitely dries down to mostly that. There's a hint of the popcorn, but it mostly disappears on me at least.

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For those of you who have Haus of Gloi's Ghost Puffs scented things, can you tell me if the scent is really heavy on the popcorn aspect? The description on their site reads like it's popcorn first, then the marshmallow. Everyone seems to love it, but I'm afraid of smelling like a vat of popcorn balls or something! LoL

My husband and I think it smells like Rice Krispies Treats. :)

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Nope I think it smells mostly like the marshmallow, and definitely dries down to mostly that. There's a hint of the popcorn, but it mostly disappears on me at least.

 

Thanks! Most of the reviews I've read have just been "I love it" and "I want to eat this but I know I can't!" so I was unsure of the popcorn aspect.

 

My husband and I think it smells like Rice Krispies Treats. :)

 

Thanks! I was hoping that's what it'd be like.

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It has come to my attention that Espionage Cosmetics' Josephine Baker and Shiro Cosmetics' I Am Groot are both brown-base-with-green-sheen shades.  Here's a review that includes a swatch of Josephine Baker:

http://www.phyrra.net/2014/05/espionage-cosmetics-review.html

 

(I really wish they would do a collection dedicated to just famous-for-other-reasons women who were also spies, like Julia Child, Marlene Dietrich, and Hedy Lamarr.  Especially Hedy Lamarr.  I mean, seriously, we might not have WiFi or cell phones today without her work.  And Julia Child's color would have to be a shimmery wine shade.)

 

ETA:  Whoops, got distracted by spy geekery.  So.  I Am Groot vs. Josephine Baker.  How similar are they?

I should have my I Am Groot by the weekend and would be happy to swatch it for you if no one else gets to it first.

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Very pleased with the service at Black Violet. When I contacted Leilani about adding on to my order she was incredibly accommodating and helpful. Can't wait to smell my new scents - if they are as good as I expect, she'll have a customer for life!

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Very pleased with the service at Black Violet. When I contacted Leilani about adding on to my order she was incredibly accommodating and helpful. Can't wait to smell my new scents - if they are as good as I expect, she'll have a customer for life!

I'm always happy to hear that! Good customer service goes a long way! That's the place with Lady Grey? If so, please report back on how it is, I'd be very grateful! :D

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I'm always happy to hear that! Good customer service goes a long way! That's the place with Lady Grey? If so, please report back on how it is, I'd be very grateful! :D

It is and I will! I can't wait to smell it, Earl Grey is one of my favorite tea scents, so I am super excited to try Lady Grey! :smilehappyyes:

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Ahhh!! First GDE Pretty Randoms order! I got 5 Candles, October 30th, Pretty Random #5, Candy Coma and Naughty List. I also got Nouveau Riche in a blush and I'm soooo excited! Have to swatch all the pretties!!

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Hey do any indies other than Shiro do pressed shadows?  The loose shadows I have are pretty but they just don't get as much love, and I'm just too lazy to press my own.

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Are there any Femme Fatale fans here? I've been dying to buy the Post-Apocalyptic collection but can't decide between the mini or full size shadows. With the high shipping to the U.S. I'm thinking of just going for the full size. What does everyone think?

 

If anyone had a comparison pic between the sizes that would be great!

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Hey do any indies other than Shiro do pressed shadows? The loose shadows I have are pretty but they just don't get as much love, and I'm just too lazy to press my own.

yep Hello Waffle does and Glamour Doll Eyes will be soon.

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So her last FB update said she'll have all July and August orders done by Friday (tomorrow). It has officially been 2 months since I have ordered, and will be 2 weeks on Monday since her email about processing my "cancelled" order.

 

Not to be rude here and not a threat, but this is ridiculous. If my order is still showing as cancelled on Monday, a strongly worded facebook post is going up. This is just ridiculous.

I sent an email.  With the website back up, I figured it's best to bug her before they start getting busy again.  My order shows "completed" when I log into the site, not "shipped" so maybe she hasn't updated everyone's accounts?  She replied SUPER fast and said that tracking numbers aren't working for most everyone.  Normally I would never buy that, but my GDE tracking isn't updating from label created either.  Good God,  10 years ago we didn't even have tracking numbers and now I can't live without them!  :wacko:  

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I sent an email.  With the website back up, I figured it's best to bug her before they start getting busy again.  My order shows "completed" when I log into the site, not "shipped" so maybe she hasn't updated everyone's accounts?  She replied SUPER fast and said that tracking numbers aren't working for most everyone.  Normally I would never buy that, but my GDE tracking isn't updating from label created either.  Good God,  10 years ago we didn't even have tracking numbers and now I can't live without them!  :wacko:  

Im going to send an email. I know it says on her facebook to keep your eye out for payment info via paypal...however I checked out as a guest using my credit card, so not sure if I can even check shipping status there??  Like sands through the hourglass......

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Hey do any indies other than Shiro do pressed shadows?  The loose shadows I have are pretty but they just don't get as much love, and I'm just too lazy to press my own.

Fyrinnae has a few pressed shadows, they seem to rotate the shades.

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Sorry for twice in a row, but unrelated:

 

So who is super familiar with indie blushes? What's your favorite way to apply them? I am having trouble.

 

My usualy blush application involves either a big fluffy brush for more pigmented blushes (Real Techniques Blush Brush), or a more dense angled brush for less pigmented blushes (Sigma F40). Indie blushes are SO pigmented both of them give me clown cheeks. The angled one just makes it wayyyy too concentrated and the fluffy one picks up way too much product. I can blend out a ton, but I am lazy and sometimes it's difficult. Anyone have a favorite application method? I'm thinking maybe a smaller tapered highlighter type brush but even that seems like it would pick up a lot of product...HALP.

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