Halloween Makeup Contest Winners

Thank you to everybody who participated in the Halloween Makeup challenge over on the Shiro Facebook page! Everyone who submitted a look will receive at minimum a $5 gift certificate, except for the category winners shown below who get a bit more. All participants, please email me at caitlin (at) shirocosmetics (dot) com to claim your coupon codes!

(Please note: in order to most effectively share the love, one person cannot win more than one category. In the event that a person would have won more than one category, that person was assigned the win for the prize of greater monetary value and eliminated from the running for the other.)

Without further ado!

Best Dinosaur – $15
Winner: Shannon B.

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Best Character Makeup – $20
Winner: Roxanne B.

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Best Mask – $25
Winner: Sterling M.

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Best Gore – $25
Winner: ヴァネッサ ぱみゅぱみゅ

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Overall Favorite – $50
Winner: Jessica A.

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Other Really Cool Stuff  – $10 each
Winners: Amy B., Elise F., Devin N., Julie H.

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Thanks again to all the participants, and don’t forget to email for your prizes!

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Avengers Makeup Challenge Entries

Here are all the makeup looks submitted for our Avengers-inspired challenge! Vote for your favorite by Monday May 28. The winner as determined by voting will receive a $20 gift card to our store!

Entry #1: Hawkeye and Hulk by A Bit Prissy

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Entry #2: Captain America by Sarah Jayne Willoughby

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Entry #3: Hulk by Grace Wong

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Entry #5: Hulk by The Dark Side of Beauty

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Entry #6: Captain America by Roxanne Baker

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Entry #7: The Iron Fist by Jessica Agerton

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Entry #8: Hulk by Henna Vickström

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Entry #9: Hulk by Elaine Coia

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Entry #10: Iron Man by Rachel Steiner

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Entry #11: Hulk by Brittany Huber

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Entry #12: Thor by Sammee Eastman

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Entry #13: Thor by Jessica Agerton

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Entry #14: Black Widow by Jennifer Innes

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Pokemon Makeup Challenge Winners!

To celebrate 2000 “Likes” on the Shiro Cosmetics Facebook, we had a contest for Pokemon-inspired makeup looks! The following have won gift card prizes – please email me at caitlin@shirocosmetics.com for your code if one of these is yours. All entries may be viewed here.

Voters’ Choice

Pokemon League Champion : Gyarados by Charlotte Smith – $50 gift card

Elite Four #1: Ivysaur by Jessica Agerton – $35 gift card

Elite Four #2: Koffing by Roxanne Baker – $35 gift card

Elite Four #3: Drifloon by Rachel Massey – $35 gift card

Elite Four #4: Mudkip by Kylie “Bonersaurus Rex” – $35 gift card

 

Judges’ Choice (excluding repeat entrants)

For Wearability and Amazing Eyebrows: Skuntank by Johanna Tillberg – $20 gift card

 

For Adorableness in Every Possible Way: Togepi by Shannon Blair – $20 gift card

 

For General Excellence (srsly that looks awesome): Vileplume by Nancy Hernandez – $20 gift card

 

Don’t forget to email me to claim your prizes! Congratulations, and thanks to all who participated. <3

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Color Change List

Hello everybody! I’ve made some changes to the older Shiro collections, so here’s a post of all the old colors and which ones correspond to the new names or have been discontinued. If a color is not on this list, then no changes have been made to that color.

*Original Name -> Current Name*

Super Effective Collection
Brock the Rock -> Daycare
Vulpix -> Bicycle Voucher
Moltres -> Discontinued (too similar to Vulpix)
Seaking -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Charmander -> Flamethrower
SS Anne -> Sweet Honey
Meowth -> Whiteout
Rapidash -> Discontinued (too similar to Impossible)
Dunsparce -> Shield-Eater (moved to Legends Collection)
Pikachu -> Thunderbolt
Weepinbell -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Spinarak -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Budew -> Discontinued (too similar to Kokiri Forest)
Acid -> Rupee (moved to Legends Collection)
Bulbasaur -> Vine Whip
Wobbuffet -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Articuno -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Manectric -> Emancipation Grid (moved to Science Collection)
Squirtle -> Bubblebeam
Gyarados -> Evolve
Zubat -> Repel
Poliwrath -> Discontinued (too similar to You Were Adopted)
Gengar -> Not Very Effective
Mewtwo -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Lance the Dragon Trainer -> Elite Four
Rattata -> Team Rocket
Butterfree -> Smell Ya Later
Spiritomb -> Reverse Psychology (moved to Science collection)
Jigglypuff -> Discontinued (too similar to Din’s Fire)
Team Rocket -> Master Ball
Porygon -> Eye Contact
Mew -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Shaymin -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Clefairy -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Vileplume -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Magneton -> Boy or Girl?
Steelix -> Victory Road
Golem -> Can’t Escape
Sudowoodo -> Roadblock
Hyper Beam -> Missingno

Legends Collection
Subrosia -> Goron Ruby
Dimitri -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Likelike -> Discontinued (will be replaced with Dunsparce)
Ricky -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Rupee -> Discontinued (will be replaced with Acid) 
Kokiri Forest -> Kokiri Emerald
Link -> Hero of Ages
Zora -> Zora Sapphire
Oshus -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Moosh -> Ocarina
Ocarina -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Veran -> Dark Sacrifice
Zelda -> Princess
Midna -> Twilight Realm
Goron -> Discontinued (least popular color EVER)

Science Collection
Outright Fabrication -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Huge Success -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
I Feel Fantastic -> Discontinued (nobody buys it) 
Unsatisfactory Mark -> Champion (moved to Super Effective Collection)
Emancipation Grid -> Discontinued (replaced with Manectric)
Reverse Psychology -> Discontinued (replaced with Spiritomb)
2+2=10 -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)

Valentine’s Collection
/love -> Legendary (moved to Super Effective Collection)
/hug -> I Like Shorts (moved to Super Effective Collection)
/kiss -> Ditto (moved to Super Effective Collection)

And that’s it! Full-size jars of all discontinued colors will be available on sale on my website within the next two days. They will be $3.50 each instead of the usual $5, available for at least a couple of weeks, and if you just can’t live without it then two jars would probably be enough to last a lifetime. ^_^

Ongoing Contest/Giveaway!

I just started a Shiro Tumblr page, and the goal is to post one eye look every day. Variety is awesome, so rather than just posting my own eyes all the time, I’d like to be able to use fan-submitted photos as well. So, that’s where all of you come in! Consider the “Comments” section of this post the dropbox for any photos you’d like to submit. Here’s how it’s going to work:

1) You post your photo(s) here – close-up shots of eyes are preferred
2) I choose photos from this page and post them on Tumblr
3) For every photo of yours that is chosen, you’ll get a $5 credit to spend on anything you like at shirocosmetics.com!

And, some rules and submission guidelines:

1) Only Shiro Cosmetics eye colors may be used. Other brands of eye liner, mascara, primer, et cetera are fine.
2) Please include a list of the colors you used, the name that you would like to be credited for the photo, and a link if you would like the image to click through to your site.
3) By posting your picture, you are giving me permission to post it on the Shiro Cosmetics Tumblr page if I so choose, and to edit it in any of the following ways: resizing, cropping, blemish removal, and color and tone correction.
4) I reserve the right to choose whichever photos I like, or to choose none at all and post a look of my own instead.
5) There are no limits to the number of times you can win. Hooray!

Good luck to all! :)

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Dinosaur Poems!

If you like Shiro Cosmetics on Facebook (and if you don’t, you should, otherwise you could miss out on awesome stuff like this), you already ought to know about the 500-fans Dinosaur giveaway. When I reached 500 fans, I asked what I ought to do to celebrate, and somehow we all came to the conclusion that I ought to send people dinosaurs. I purchased a dozen toy dinosaurs from the Internet (pictured below) and told people to enter to win by emailing me a dinosaur poem.

I promised to post all the entries on my blog, even the ones that didn’t win –  so, with no further ado, here are the runners-up!

Christine K.
They capture our imagination,
They eat pesky lawyers
Maul annoying theorists
And even scare little kids!
They’ll run amuck in parks,
Abandoned bases and San Francisico;
And somehow, manage to eat a whole ship’s crew -
Without leaving the cargo bay!
Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous;
Obviously everyone will agree,
The best dinosaurs came from three.
Triceratops, Tyrannasaur, and the largest sauropod;
The most violent species, good god!
From fossils and paintings,
Speculation and rantings,
Silly names and stutterings;
Dinosaurs are awesome.
…Why did I ever stop wanting to be one when I grew up?

Violet R.
little plastic dinosaur,
you sit up on my shelf and roar.
you attack my army men,
and sometimes barbies ken.
I’ll get a bunch more of you at the 99 cent store!

Sam E.
They dominate lands;
actually their graves. Curses!
Inevitable.

Sarah A.
A triceratops named Judy
opened up a restaurant
but all the food she ever got
was the roadkill in the parking lot

Saila H.
There was a Bracchiosaurus that lived by a creek
She visited the forest every other week
For she had a little fling
With the most unlikely thing:
A T-Rex gentlemanly and meek

Joey A.
Dinosaur haiku.
I’m not creative, so…here:
RAWR-OINK-GRR-MOO-SQUAA!

Stephanie W.
Om Nom Nom Nom Nom
Dinosaurs eat yummy trees
And tasty humans

Katie M.
Taller than the trees, he stomped
Crushed the weak beneath his feet
Tyrannosaurus Rex, he was their king
Or at least, the one the rest feared most.

Do you think he wore a crown?
No, archaologists don’t believe.
Prehistorically, they found nothing
Not a shred of evidence that he was King.

He may have been the tallest,
He may have been the meanest,
And he may have eaten everything.
But now, Tyrannosaurus is gone…

Prehistory isn’t all quite gone
His bones are preserved in stone
We found them, the bones of this king
To display in a museum honorably.

Christie B.
Dinosaurs look big, mean and scary
I didn’t get close to see if they are hairy
They have big teeth to eat chomp on meat
I don’t think stilettos will fit on their feet
Some are short some as tall as the skies
But all Dinos look best with Shiro on their eyes.

Valerie S.
When you became extinct, what were you thinking?
Or did you have a thought at all?
“Oh no, the dinner is burning – oh no, here comes a great ball-“
Maybe there were no thoughts, just flames and smoke,
A mad dash to escape, but there was no hope.
What I would give to have just one of your kind,
a Tyrannosaurus, a Brontosaurus, just one would be fine.
But no, all we have are remains set up in stone,
no heart, no personality, only bone.

Kimberly D.
Great pterodactyl,
once upon the breeze you flew,
now in memory.

(the boyfriend of) Kimberly D.
Ponderous footsteps,
Fossil sea, the lords gathered,
ancient lizard kings.

Amie F.
OOooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh
The dinies on the bus go ROAR ROAR ROAR
ROAR ROAR ROAR
ROAR ROAR ROAR
The dinies on the bus go ROAR ROAR ROAR
All through the town!!!

The triceratops on the bus goes POKE POKE POKE
POKE POKE POKE
POKE POKE POKE
The triceratops on the bus goes POKE POKE POKE
All through the town!

The T-Rex on the bus goes CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP
CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP
CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP
The T-Rex on the bus goes CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP
All through the town!

The stegosaurus on the bus goes STOMP STOMP STOMP
STOMP STOMP STOMP
STOMP STOMP STOMP
The stegosaurus on the bus goes STOMP STOMP STOMP
All through the town!

The brontosaurus on the bus goes NOM NOM NOM
NOM NOM NOM
NOM NOM NOM
The brontosaurus on the bus goes NOM NOM NOM
All through the town!

The pteradactyl on the bus goes SKREE SKREE SKREE
SKREE SKREE SKREE
SKREE SKREE SKREE
The pteradactyl on the bus goes SKREE SKREE SKREE
All through the town!

The baby dinies on the bus go snooooore snoooore roooooar
snoooore snoooore roooooar
snoooore snoooore roooooar
The baby dinies on the bus go snooooore snoooore roooooar
alllll through the town!

Carolina G.
“Oh, big reptiles!
Animals of gigantic proportion!
Why did you lack the notion
Meteors are not to be invoked?

‘Cause of your sad ignorance
Appalachiosaurus won’t be eating nachos
And Velociraptors won’t be playing on the velocipedes!

No, oh no!
Instead, world is now bland and boring
and you can’t just ignore
how much fun it would be
if you could have stayed -
at least until you meet me!

I could climb Tyrannosaurus
and could slide Therizinosaurus!
I could ride Edmontonia
there would be no ‘monotonia’!  (portuguese for monotony)

Oh, you damned huge creatures
made of awesomeness and coolness
I’m sure one of you survived,
perhaps you are just a tad shy!

Come out of the deepest seas!
Or even the Loch Ness lake!
Come to my hand to take -
but not with a bite!
If you do, I promise,
there will be cake.”

**And the following are the lucky poets who have won a dinosaur!**

Erin M. – Anatomy of a Tyrannosaurus
DINE!
Dine out?
NO!
DINO!
Do I know?
YES!
DINOSAUR!
rawr.

Lacy S.
Little girls like ponies,
And little boys like dogs,
Dolls and trains and bears and planes,
Cops ‘n’ robbers, playing pogs.

But me, I always liked the best
Gnashy teeth and cutty claws,
Spiky backs and long long necks,
Dinosaurs were all there was!

To tell the truth (I can’t believe
I’d ever tell the whole wide net)
When I was young I’d be Littlefoot
And a fruit-roll-up Tree Star try to get.

I love them still! I can’t deny
The many stuffies that I yet own,
They are the best, these dinobeasts
To cuddle up when I’m alone. <3

Ashley T.
A T-Rex and a Velociraptor sit and drink their tea
the T-Rex says to the Velociraptor: “You’re not as pretty as me.”
“But WHYYYY!?” asks the Velociraptor, its heart all filled with woe
“Because,” replies the T-Rex, “Your makeup is not from Shiro!”

Kaitlyn D. – Gilly the Dinosaur
Gilly the dinosaur was round and blue.
He loved his meats and his vegetables too.
But favorite of all, even more than a shoe,
Was a sawfish named Wackett he met at the zoo.

Colors were Gilly’s favorite to play.
With blue, red and yellow he mixed all day.
Wackett liked sparkles so she’d always say,
“THIS NEEDS MORE GLITTERS!” and sprinkle away.

In this way they made lots of cool dino things,
Like shadows and blushes and nice shiny rings.
When Gilly was shimmery up to his wings,
They wrapped all the colors and tied them with strings.

Wackett helped Gilly with all of his chores,
They picked up their toys and they swept all the floors.
They cleaned all the colors from windows and doors,
And when they were done they ate lots of smores.

Samantha S.
RAWR!
I stomp through the jungle
lifting my massive head
extending my tiny arms

Raaaawr!
you laugh and I eat you

RAAAAAAAAWR!
if only
if only if only…
these little arms
could fit around
for a hug

RAWR! RAWR! RAWR!
meloncholy rex
rawr.

Courtney S.
why hello there mr. dinosaur
i didn’t see you there.
i’d never expect a raptor
to be perched upon that chair.

you look so terribly dashing
with your top hat and your pipe
i thought raptors were vicious,
but i suppose that was all just hype.

why thank you mr. raptor,
i would adore a cup of tea!
and may i compliment your mustache?
it looks marvelous on thee!

well it was lovely chatting with you,
but i really must be going.
i think i heard your stomache growl.
i fear your appetite may be growing.

Stacey B.
There once was a T-Rex named Stevey,
Who was known to be rather greedy.
When his tum gave a rumble,
All his friends ran and tumbled,
As he’d get them if they were not speedy!

One day he met a triceratops,
Who had tripped and been hurt on the rocks.
Stevey looked on in glee,
At his easy free meal,
And ran quickly over licking his chops!

“Stop right there!” cried the poor panicked beast,
“I might look like a well deserved feast,
But I’m all skin and bone,
If you’ll leave me alone,
I’ll reward you if I am released!”

Now Stevey is not a clever Rex,
And found the offer somewhat complex,
So he stomped and he roared,
And finally deplored:
“I’ll return tomorrow!” and left somewhat vexed!

He hurried back the following dawn,
To discover his free meal had gone!
But after this session,
He has learnt the lesson:
That brains are more important than brawn!

Anastasia T.
Araucaria mirabilis are red,
Necronectes drydeni are blue,
In Soviet Russia,
“RAWR!” means dino loves you.

Carol C.
All… you… sucker Rex-ees ain’t got nothin’ on me,
On my three-horned-face, you can’t touch Tricera-T!
Got a frill round my head, but ain’t Elizabethan, stat -
The late Maastrictian days are where it’s at.
I’m Triceratops!
Wyoming watch out, I loved your crops
And I would’ve had more if the weather didn’t flop.

But watch out, world, I’m not gone forever;
My bro Spielberg resurrected me in the theater.
At Disney’s Jurassic P, the kids are my homies.
When they see me they be all up like:
“Ooh, Tricera-T!”

**The following are the top three, and something extra will be included with their dinosaur packages, hooray!**

Third Place: Nicole S.
Here is a poem that I’ve written
Of a dino with which I am smitten.
It’s unfinished, I fear:
For it would appear
Dromiceiomimus
Has no practical rhyme-us

Second Place: Lauren V.
“Dinosaur, oh dinosaur!
A large and frightful thing,
With sharpened teeth of twenty score,
And rough and slimy scales galore,
In colors bright as Spring.

To battle you will often go
All clad in garb of gold
With knives, machetes, and a bow
Atop your head that you did sew
From skins of warriors cold.

Your sense of fashion, far and wide,
Is known to be quite grand -
Your wigs are beautifully dyed
And you would make a gorgeous bride
To any in the land.

But waste no time on men
Who may be uncouth in their speech,
Or those unskilled with sword or pen -
And if they should disturb your zen,
Snack on them like a peach!”

First Place: Kimberly D. – An Ode to Dinosaurs
Prior to the dawn of man there walked upon the earth,
those fearsome beasts and bird like beings which Dr. Hammond birthed.
Oh dinosaurs, we call your name and wish that we could see,
your height, your size, horrific eyes and damn big scary teeth,
Yet your remains until this day lay buried in the earth.

Unless, by chance! We find a way to extract DINO DNA then sadly I remain,
unable to pronounce your names, Pachycephalosaurians.
Oh dinosaurs, oh dinosaurs! Ye who suffered such a fate,
a meteor by chance, or lo? The theories can’t relate.

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Intertubes and Moar

It’s probably about time I updated this thing considering I’ve released two new collections since the last business-related update, huh? I suppose there’s not much point in “introducing” the Legends Collection, which has been around for months, but I can tell you about last week’s latest (and greatest?) release: Intertubes!

Intertubes are basically a combination of all of my favorite things about lip products. They’re moisturizing, non-sticky, long-lasting, slightly glossy, flavored, colored (usually), and nerdy. They come in those adorable little oval tubes and the labels are waterproof. They’re also vegan – no carmine and no beeswax. However, there the similarities end: some of them stain for all-day color and some of them don’t. Some are opaque and some are sheer. Some have long cats* and some do not. Therefore, for the sake of accurate consistency in all listings, I decided to call them Tubes of Win.

The vegan-ness actually presented me with an interesting dilemma during the formulation process. Even though my products are vegan, I myself am not, and I happen to absolutely love the feel of beeswax in lip balms. Most of the vegan lip products I’ve tried which use candelilla or carnauba wax are too hard for me, and apply too thin and oily-feeling. I decided to go with candelilla wax for my Intertubes, since it has a lower melting point than carnauba wax and was therefore, I figured, slightly more similar to beeswax. I then used the wax in different proportions with shea butter and jojoba oil until something fantastic happened: I found a recipe that feels very similar to a beeswax-based balm. Achievement unlocked!

(Please note that all claims made in the previous paragraph about the nature of various waxes are based only on my personal experience. I’ve liked the feel of almost every balm I’ve tried which contains beeswax, and have been iffy on every balm I’ve tried where candelilla or carnauba wax is used and beeswax is not. OBSERVATIONAL SCIENCE.)

So, those are the Intertubes! Now on to the next thing I wanted to post about…

People have been increasingly concerned lately that naming my products after Nintendo’s characters is a violation of their trademarks. There are a number of reasons I’m unconcerned about being sued by Nintendo, but I also don’t want to make anyone nervous or upset for any reason, and making the names more subtle does appeal to me on a few different levels anyway. So, I’m going to be working on renaming most of my Super Effective and Legends collections over the next few months whenever I have time (ha). When I start changing the names over, I’ll post a list of what everything has been renamed so that you’ll be able to locate your old favorites easily. If this makes you sad and you favor the old names, you can… I don’t know, send me a conversation when you order and ask for yours to be labeled as they were originally. Sure.

Oh, and one last thing! My turnaround time at the moment is up to 7 business days, which is kind of long but still (I think?) within the boundaries of a “reasonable” turnaround time for an independently operated, handmade business. Recently I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries from customers after 6-8 days of their order as to where their packages are, and a lot of these inquiries come one or two days after I’ve already shipped their package out. I always send a conversation via Etsy on the evening that an order is placed to let you know when I’ll have it out and, if you live in the US, I’ll give you a tracking number as well. Sometimes Etsy doesn’t send email notifications to let you know that you have a conversation, so please check that out before asking me about your package – thank you!

*actually, only one has a long cat.

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Smell Like an Awesome Person, Person!

Hello, ladies. Look at yourselves. Now back to me. Now back at yourselves. Now back to me. Sadly, you aren’t me. But if you stopped using other scented bath and beauty products and switched to DarlingClandestine’s Tilt-A-Whirl perfume oil, you could smell like me!

First, a short introduction. DarlingClandestine is a shop on Etsy which stocks earrings and handcrafted fragrance oils. The owner is an amazingly wonderful person named Evonne, who is one of those people who is so ridiculously nice that you can’t help but want to BUY ALL OF HER THINGS RIGHT NOW. I’d bought perfume oils from her in the past and was always super-impressed with the quality, extremely low prices, fast shipping, and generosity with regards to extra samples.

If you read Ana’s interview a while ago, you might recall that my signature scent is/was Imp, by Haus of Gloi. It’s a super-sweet and fruity mixture of apricots, passionfruit, grapefruit, and mimosa blossoms. It’s more like candy than fruit, and occasionally seems to teeter right on the brink of being overwhelmingly sweet. Although I really do love the scent, I decided that for daily usage, I’d like to have a scent that was still fruity but more subdued and a bit more tart. So, I asked Evonne if she’d be willing to make me a custom scent with notes of orange, passionfruit, and sage. She ordered the necessary oils that very day and shortly came up with Tilt-A-Whirl, which is OUTRIGHT AMAZING.

Tilt-A-Whirl starts out with bright, tart orange. This isn’t candylike at all; it’s literally like you’ve just cut into a beautifully ripe orange. The scent is sweetened with subtle passionfruit (again, fresh and candy-free), and mellowed with herbal sage. It’s basically my perfect scent, and all of my family members (who thought Imp was overly sweet) think it’s wonderful as well.

So, if you want to be an awesome person and support an awesome person and smell like an awesome person, go check it out! You can get a 1/2 oz amber bottle or a 1/3 oz roll-on for just $9, which is a remarkably wonderful price for liquid awesomeness.

THIS BLOG POST IS NOW DIAMONDS.

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Shiro Cosmetics: Goals, Timeline

I’m one of those sorts of people who can only work efficiently under a deadline. So, in order to motivate me to get stuff done, here’s what I want to do by the end of the year. Please feel free to be helpful by getting on my case if dates are coming up and I’m still being a lazy bum!

September 20-30: Blend large amounts of Super Effective colors. Order more ingredients where necessary; order at least 600 more full-size jars.

October 1-7: fill 5 full-size jars of every color; save for the Friday on Fremont event. Plan to bring all the extra jars for restocking on the go.

October 8: Have all new colors finished.
Currently completed: 12/30

October 8, 9: Participate in the 2nd Friday on Fremont event. Sell stuff. Make money.

October 10: Take photographs of all new colors. Format them during the following week.

October 15-17: Post all new colors.

October 31: Release 2 mini collections. Have a 1-week sale.

November: Work on more mini collections?

November 12: 2nd Friday on Fremont event again, maybe?

December 1-20: Study for finals. Work on new collection.

December 22-23: Release new collection. Have a sale.

December 24: It’s my birthday! I DEMAND GIFTS.

December 26-???: Create new website that doesn’t suck.

… And I guess that’ll take me to the end of the year! ^_^

-Caitlin

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Shiro Cosmetics: New Pricing

Hey guys!

So I’ve been going over my income and expenses and whatnot, and I’m going to be making a few very small changes to my current pricing structure in order to help with financial viability. The following changes will be going live on Friday, September 10, 2010:

-2 of my current bulk pricing sets are going to be modified. Under the new bulk pricing, you can get the following discounts:

  • 10% off 5+ colors (this is unchanged)
  • 15% off 15+ colors
  • 20% off 30+ colors

-Free shipping over $35 will no longer apply to international orders. I’m really sorry about this, but orders over $35 generally cost me around $10 to ship overseas, and it’s tough to pay that entirely out-of-pocket. The $3.50 flat rate will still apply.

I apologize for these changes, but there have been a few times recently when I’ve ended up losing money for several hours’ work, and I can’t continue to do that. I believe the prices are still very fair and competitive (the changes are honestly very small; depending on what you’re buying it shouldn’t make more than a few dollars difference from the way it was before), and I’ll also be running reasonably frequent sales.

Thank you all so much for your support! Please don’t hate me now, okay? :c

So… September 10! Grab stuff in the next couple of days if these changes are going to affect your purchases.

By the way, a bit of good news… the new collection is coming along swimmingly, and I’m still on-track for a mid-October release. ^_^ So excited!

-Caitlin

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