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Aromaleigh & Archetype Hauls

I had a few things arrive in the mail today.

Aromaleigh
I wanted to pick up some of Aromaleigh‘s mattes to explore mattes some more, as well as some colors in the nude and pin-up girl range.
And of course, since I’m obsessed with neon bright sky blue a la Color Club Pure Energy, I had to pick up a full size of Planet Earth and a sample of Bluespark.

Planetearth (full size) – subtly shimmering intense primary blue with pink sparkles
Ice – a pure white matte
Flaxen – golden, cream-colored warmth
Venus – quintessential mauve matte
Bluespark – bright peacock blue with a literal dollop of blue sparks
Estranged – lustrous yellow-green chartreuse
Purple Princess – a deep, satiny purple with rich rose tones and a russet shadow
Luster – a luscious and shimmering mid-tone warm beige
Wish – a peachy golden pink with slight iridescence
Sapphire – sapphire blue medium-deep
Arbor – A deep pine needle green with fine shimmer

Free Samples
Lotus – cerulean blue, silvery and smooth
Drama Blue – the deepest glimmer of sapphire
Monique – lustrous brown with a rosy shade

Archetype
After receiving many reader emails and comments to try Archetype, I decided to place an order. They do state that it will take 3 to 6 weeks to receive an order from them. My order took exactly 16 business days, which is not bad at all (just over 3 weeks). I did have a minor issue where I didn’t receive my receipt from them & had trouble with emailing them (received a weird delivery failure with gmail, which I’d never seen before), but I contacted Archetype via MySpace and they were very kind and sent me my receipt. They also explained that why orders were taking longer was due to the fact that an employee had unexpectedly quit. In a small business, that can really be problematic and I can totally sympathize with that.

Small Lip Glosses:
NAUGHTY KITTY: This feisty little number is a bratty pink that has a hint of a neutral undertone to make it wearable. It’s packed with a naughty aqua sparkle that sets it apart from all the others, and features a hint of pink iridescence too.
LOW RED MOON: Beautiful deep warm brick red with intense red shimmer and a hint of blue sparkle. Highly pigmented. On pale skin it looks close to true red.

Small Eye Shadows:
CHINA WHITE: A crystalline barely pink base with a pile of aquamarine and purple sparkle. Great highlight color, it’s a nice balance between sheer and opaque.
RAVEN’S FEATHER: This is the subtle iridescent purple green found in the highlights of raven wings. Iridescent turquoise purple flash over a soft blueblack base. Slightly shimmery, not sparkly. Picture doesn’t do it justice!

Sample Eye Shadows:
Conjunction – an intense pure blueish purple with a veil of iridescence, turquoise and purple and aqua sparkles
Dirty Blonde – soft off-ivory with hint of peach non-color, moderate gold shimmer
Erotic Underground – a velvety grey satiny silverypink with blackened green and blue sparkles
Exquisite Corpse – sheered out true purple with a bit of aqua iridescence and major aqua sparkle
Faerie Light – a quizzical shimmery velvety iridescent greysilver with an intense pink flash and a bit of purple sparkle
Glass Coffin – veils of turquoise iridescence layered over a hint of delicate violet with turquoise sparkle
Integra’s Dog – intense red red
Lolita’s Lollipop – a sweet pale pink with some silvery mint green and gold shimmer
Obsidian Butterfly – an electric, intense blue with turquoise and blue iridescence and sparkles
Oil Slick – a night-black base packed with multi-colored sparkle
Soap Bubble – a sparkly, very translucent white with intense rainbow sparkle
Abalone – a cool silvergrey with intense rainbow sparkle
Veil of Shadows – a pearly dove grey with a surprise subtle pale red iridescence
Transylvanian Concubine – blackened shimmery forest green
Starfall – cool shimmery light pink with lots of sparkle
Spun Sugar – a soft pale pink with a major green iridescent flash and pale gold shimmer
Queen of the Nile – tarnished beige gold with lots of gold sparkle
Plastic Pink – pink pink with extra pink on top and pink shimmer

And Holy crap, the free samples they sent me! Totally not expected! This was over the top and very kind of them.

Full size Scream Queen – looks like a gorgeous sparkling raspberry with golden sparks (couldn’t find this on the website)

Free Samples:
Behind the Velvet Mask – looks like a grey with aurora borealis sparkle (couldn’t find on the website)
BraaaAAAINS! – looks like a pale pink-grey with pink shimmer (couldn’t find on the website)
Dead Roses – deep berry burgundy/russet color, with lots of burgundy glittery sparkle.
Lethe – Iridescent turquoise and purple flash over hypnotic grey depths.
Switch – Deepest burgundy with major gold sparkle and red iridescence. (this name cracks me up, bonus points if you know why)
Feathered Serpent – golden peach with iridescence and shimmer
Zeljana – Eerie intense teal, more green than blue, with lovely electric blue sparks.
False Spring – A gold hued spring green, opaque and with gold sparkle.
Kitten Toes – a pretty soft hint of pink color, with light pink iridescent flash and subtle pale green sparkle
Salammbo – a tropical, iridescent true green with a golden undertone, and some moderate gold glimmer. (this is lip safe)
Fuschias for Simon – a sheered out fuchsia with an intense bluegreen iridescence and green sparkle.
Lisa’s Busted Camaro – a cheerful pale shell pink with perky pink iridescence and purple sparkle
Spring Lunacy – A very light and airy translucent silvered violet
Sly – an iridescent deep dark blue with a bare hint of a grape hue to it, packed with coppery sparkle
Mouse – the taupe. basic brownish-grey with very muted shimmer
Angel of Indulgence – Dark iridescent turquoise teal blue, but tip it to the side and a velvety deeper midnight blue/purple reveals itself; green sparkle.

I’m really looking forward to playing with all of these.

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    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      I don’t have a problem with long order times as long as the company is up front about them. Since they were up front about it, and it was at the low range of their time frame, I’m happy ;)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      I don’t have a problem with long order times as long as the company is up front about them. Since they were up front about it, and it was at the low range of their time frame, I’m happy ;)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04262758005085938559 cutthroatpixie

      Haha wow, that is a lot of free samples! I love it when that happens, I recently ordered some stuff from The All Natural Face, and I got toooooons of awesome samples with my order, it was so lovely and unexpected.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04262758005085938559 cutthroatpixie

      Haha wow, that is a lot of free samples! I love it when that happens, I recently ordered some stuff from The All Natural Face, and I got toooooons of awesome samples with my order, it was so lovely and unexpected.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Yeah it was really sweet of them!
      How do you like The All Natural Face?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Yeah it was really sweet of them!
      How do you like The All Natural Face?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17073037723228196185 Saila

      I haven’t heard anything from Archetype Cosmetics and I did my order the same day but earlier than you. This really sucks. No receipt, no shipping notice, nothing. And my credit card’s been charged.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17073037723228196185 Saila

      I haven’t heard anything from Archetype Cosmetics and I did my order the same day but earlier than you. This really sucks. No receipt, no shipping notice, nothing. And my credit card’s been charged.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03099746428174213900 Chrissy

      Nice haul!! Wow, that’s a lot of free samples!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03099746428174213900 Chrissy

      Nice haul!! Wow, that’s a lot of free samples!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03099746428174213900 Chrissy

      ^I’m glad you are trying more mattes, by the way. :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03099746428174213900 Chrissy

      ^I’m glad you are trying more mattes, by the way. :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10106397982172981640 Ida

      man, that’s a lot of free samples! nice :) but wow, their processing time is even longer than fyrinnae’s…the colors look real pigmented though :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10106397982172981640 Ida

      man, that’s a lot of free samples! nice :) but wow, their processing time is even longer than fyrinnae’s…the colors look real pigmented though :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Thanks ladies.

      I had weird problems with emailing Archetype. I didn’t get an email receipt from them, only my PayPal receipt. I also got weird temporary delivery failure messages, which I’ve never seen when I’ve emailed someone from my gmail account to their gmail account. So I think something might be messed up with their gmail account receiving emails. However, I was able to contact Archetype and get a response from them via MySpace.

      Their MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/archetypecosmetics

      It would be nice if they’d post a phone number for a voice mail, or another email address on their website, or have a ‘contact us’ form on their website for when you have problems emailing them. But one I got in contact with them, they were really nice.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Thanks ladies.

      I had weird problems with emailing Archetype. I didn’t get an email receipt from them, only my PayPal receipt. I also got weird temporary delivery failure messages, which I’ve never seen when I’ve emailed someone from my gmail account to their gmail account. So I think something might be messed up with their gmail account receiving emails. However, I was able to contact Archetype and get a response from them via MySpace.

      Their MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/archetypecosmetics

      It would be nice if they’d post a phone number for a voice mail, or another email address on their website, or have a ‘contact us’ form on their website for when you have problems emailing them. But one I got in contact with them, they were really nice.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02016577008160386411 krista carlson

      Very nice. Those look like some great colors to work with.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02016577008160386411 krista carlson

      Very nice. Those look like some great colors to work with.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17689704006893553239 Julia

      Cool haul! I really wanted to order from Archetype samples -theirs are very cheap and I need to save $ in this economy. However, their customer service is absolutely cheap as their pigments. I emailed them thru their gmail, nada. I really wanted to buy theirs, but things don’t arrive, I lose $. On the other hand, their colors are unique and original. I’ll try their myspace. thanks fo the heads up! :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17689704006893553239 Julia

      Cool haul! I really wanted to order from Archetype samples -theirs are very cheap and I need to save $ in this economy. However, their customer service is absolutely cheap as their pigments. I emailed them thru their gmail, nada. I really wanted to buy theirs, but things don’t arrive, I lose $. On the other hand, their colors are unique and original. I’ll try their myspace. thanks fo the heads up! :)

    • http://openid.aol.com/crystalny923 Bibi

      I love their colors…my first haul took about 4 weeks to arrive, and my second haul I’m still waiting. I placed an order on 2/28, and Kelli who emailed me about a month ago said my order was sent out. I have send them 3 emails, and no response :( I guess I will contact them via myspace. Anywhoos, I can’t wait to see what you do with them :)

    • http://openid.aol.com/crystalny923 Bibi

      I love their colors…my first haul took about 4 weeks to arrive, and my second haul I’m still waiting. I placed an order on 2/28, and Kelli who emailed me about a month ago said my order was sent out. I have send them 3 emails, and no response :( I guess I will contact them via myspace. Anywhoos, I can’t wait to see what you do with them :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Make sure that you let them know that you tried emailing them and got no response. I think something is wrong with their email. I spoke with a really nice person named Lisa. I think (but I’m not 100%) that Kelli is the person who quit.

      I’m 99% sure that they’re not getting their emails properly for some reason.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Make sure that you let them know that you tried emailing them and got no response. I think something is wrong with their email. I spoke with a really nice person named Lisa. I think (but I’m not 100%) that Kelli is the person who quit.

      I’m 99% sure that they’re not getting their emails properly for some reason.