Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Buying things that I shouldn't--at least not right now!

Please read the EDIT/UPDATE at the bottom of this post!
So, I don't know who to thank for my latest Etsy obsession.

  1. It could be xsparkage for talking about Calypso Minerals or it could be...
  2. CourtCosmetics talking about Moon's Harvest or even...
  3. LePooke for the Anderson Soap Company
But, I am addicted. I think that there needs to be an Etsy Anonymous meeting, preferably in my living room. I can tell my obsession is bad when I add a button to my Yahoo! toolbar so that it is easier to get to. (like typing in Etsy.com is difficult anyway!)
On top of Etsy, Everyday Minerals has really caught my eye. Since the first time I heard about the sample kit I wanted to give it a shot. I have NEVER worn mineral foundation/concealer/corrector ever but the concept has always seemed like a good one to m e. I ordered a sample kit 6 weeks ago and never received it. Now that did leave me a little peeved to say the least, and the fact that the company isn't helpful at all with regards to my problem doesn't help. After giving up on the sample kit I dove straight in and order the Super Custom Kit in which you get 12 full size items for $50 and that includes everything on the website. Now, since I didn't know what color to order for foundation I chose only one face color then ordered a sample kit (again) to try and figure out my color. The full size color I chose seemed like it would match but could also be mixed to match my skin.
All in all I ordered:
Super Custom Kit
  • Angled Blush Brush
  • Flat Top Brush
  • Long Handled Kabuki
  • Warm Medium Beige Summer (semi matte)
  • New Car Smell Blush
  • Sprung! Blush
  • Apple Blush
  • Salon Fun Blush
  • All Smiles Blush
  • Walkee Talkee Blush
  • Peach color Corrector
  • Kaolin Powder in sunlight
Sample Kit (the details which I will not bore you with)
2 large mixing jars
A small blush in Deep Wine
and Cosmetic Wipes
I have also order quite a few shadows from Calypso Minerals coming and not to mention a shopping cart full of Luxe Minerals and Moons harvest bubble bars. As soon as I get my goodies in hand I will put up some swatches and reviews!
In the mean time here is what I have coming from Calypso Minerals:
  • Sequin (white to red duochrome)
  • Eye cycle (white to green duochrome)
  • Twilight (white to violet duochrome)
  • Velvet (red)
  • Rhubarb (purple/red)
  • Lolita (bright pink)
  • Pop star (blue)
  • Mez Mer Eyes (blue)
  • Sapphire (blue)
  • Tramp (purple)
  • Ambitious (pink)
That was my first order... my second order was for:
  • Lime Light (bright lime)
  • Khaki (olive green)
  • Fool's Gold (green/gold)
  • What Ever (pinky purple)
  • Tango (orange)
  • Red Red Whine (burgandy wine)
  • Laffy Taffy (pink)
  • Curfew (pinky red)
  • Trouble (pink)
  • Mango (orangey pink)
  • Bandana (yellow)
  • Plum Crazy (plum)
I will post swatches as they come!

EDIT/UPDATE: There is a reason swatches and what no were never posted--I received only half of my order and lost about $90. I've totally been forgetting to update this post and a comment today made me remember so thanks to you! Please shop at your own risk--I am NOT endorsing this company at all!


  1. DON'T ORDER FROM CALYPSO MINERALS! I ordered back in August after watching Cora's (Vintageortacky) video and was so excited. After getting the confirmation email, I never got anything else. I reported her to Etsy, which is why she's not on there anymore. Here we are in January 2010 and still no Rainbow Stacker or my $100. I am furious with this woman, whom I've sent numerous emails and messaged on Facebook before she deleted me. Don't let your other fans get scammed out of their money! JEN CROCKER kept my money and I got nothing but the run-around!

  2. AMY: thanks for reminding me to update this post. I completely understand where you are coming from as I placed these two orders very close together and only received the first one after about a month or spotty communication. I too was out just under $100.

  3. she is a con artist watch out for this women with anything she has that pertains to business she has no conscious with burning anyone and dropping them from her list.