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January 17, 2015

Indie Weekends: Glamour Doll Eyes Holiday 2014 Sets Review

Glamour Doll Eyes introduced three limited edition holiday fandom themed sets for Black Friday and all throughout December. I didn't purchase them during the initial release just because I wasn't sure how much I wanted the sets, but once I saw people doing looks with some of the shadows, I just fell in love. And there were a few sales on the rest of the stock of these at the end of December, so I snatched up almost all the shades, minus one.

AboutGlamour Doll Eyes is an indie cosmetics company specializing in eyeshadow, blush, lip glazes, gel eyeliner, and will be soon venturing into pressed shadows. Vanessa, the owner, is based in Nevada, and has been doing a monthly subscription for three years.

Shipping - I ordered these shadows in two separate orders, because some were no longer in stock when I placed the first order. The first order shipped 6 days after ordering (there were holidays in there), and arrived 3 days later via USPS from Nevada to California. The second order shipped 5 days after ordering, and arrived in 2 days.

Product Size - All of these shadows during their limited edition run were only available as full size.

Free Samples - Whenever you make a Glamour Doll Eyes purchase over $10, you will receive the gift with purchase shade of the month. Usually you also receive two shadow samples, but not always during special sales or discounts.

Edward Scissorhands Holiday 2014 Collection

...Hold Me - "A light off white with a sheer purple overlay and a white sheen."

This was the only shade in these sets that I didn't purchase. It was only because it was a white shadow, and I have so many of those already that I didn't want another in my collection that I might not use.

Blend.Blend.Blend. - "A darkened lavender with a beautiful red sheen and intense golden sparkle!"

This shade was one of the only ones from these holiday sets that was voted to become permanent. I can see why, it's a very pretty neutral shade that has a hint of light purple and a beautiful sheen to it.

Isolated - "A deep grey with a strong purple and blue shift & white sparkle."

This shade can look gray at times, and then at others it looks blue. I bet this would just look stunning foiled.

Topiary Genius - "Bushy green with a strong red and copper shift & sparkle."

I feel like this shade reminds me of something else I have in my collection from Glamour Doll Eyes, possibly one of the Halloween shades? I'm not sure, but it looks really familiar.

I think I have to agree with the voters, Blend.Blend.Blend. was my favorite shade of this set out of the shadows I did purchase. I really want to try it foiled, and honestly any of these would look great foiled. But I also think they would look great in a look together, or combinations of two of the shades together would be very nice as well.

ELF: The Movie Holiday 2014 Collection -

I actually know the beautiful lady who helped design this set, hi Dani! I think she did a great job. I was a little hesitant at first about some of these shadows, but I saw someone do an absolutely stunning look with all of them, and I knew I had to have them.

Buddy - "A Christmas green with yellow & red sparkles that add Christmas cheer!"

This shadow has tons of glitter in it, you can see in the swatch it's more glitter than shadow. Very pretty, it definitely reminds me of Christmas tree all decked out with lights.

Christmas Cheer - "A cheerful yellow with yellow, red, & green sparkle."

This was the shade I was namely worried about with this set, but it's so yellow, that it almost looks gold. And I've seen numerous looks with it, and it just looks so different from the swatch. It's got lots of glitter in it, I bet this would look nice over other shades in this set too.

Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins!!!! - "A North Pole ice blue with pink & purple sparkle."

I don't rock icy blue shadows as much as I should, but this one is just perfect, I love the slight reddish sheen it has, and I need to just go all out and wear this shadow in a look.

He’s an Angry Elf - "A business suit brown with angry gold sparkles."

I am surprised this didn't get voted to be a permanent shadow since it's such a beautiful neutral brown with gold sheen and sparkles. It blended beautifully too, very creamy and buttery.

I think this was my favorite set of the three, and not just because my friend helped designed it. It's such a cute homage to the movie, and the shadows all pair together wonderfully for the holidays, or any time of year. I think you could pair all of them together quite easily, or use only two or three together, or use one as an all over shadow. They're fun no matter the time of year.

Nightmare Before Christmas Holiday 2014 Collection -

Jack&Sally - "A matte black base with a blue sheen and a silver, purple and red sparkle."

This was one shadow I almost didn't get, just because I never know what to do with black base shadows. They sit in my collection and don't get any love because once you blend them out, you usually lose the sheen and sparkle they have. But this one had a strong blue sheen, and lots of purple sparkles, so I think it would definitely look great as an eyeliner.

Sandy Claws - "A matte bright red base with a green sheen and red, green and silver sparkles."

Sigh. I love red eyeshadows. I don't wear them enough, I need to get back into that. I can definitely start with this shade though, I can think of tons of ways to wear it.

Simply Meant to Be - "A taupe base with a subtle purple and orange sheen & turquoise and purple sparkles."

I had the hardest time with the application of this shadow out of all of them. It's quite sheer, and it's very similar to Blend.Blend.Blend.

What’s This? - "A purple base with a golden orange sheen and green sparkle."

This purple shade also seems similar to me, coincidentally also looks like a shade from the Halloween collection. But I love the green sparkles this shadow has, and the purple is just such a true purple color. I can imagine wearing this in several different ways.

I hesitantly bought all of the shadows from this collection, and I probably should have only stuck with Sandy Claws and What's This? The other two just didn't do much for me. And I have a harder time imagining all of these in a look together. I can maybe see pairing two of them together, but it would be a very bright and colorful look with all 4 together.

Overall, I'm glad I waited for a sale to get these shadows, only because I already have similar shadows in my collection, and I probably didn't need all of them. I loved the ELF set and really enjoyed the Edward Scissorhands set more than the Nightmare Before Christmas set. I would definitely recommend checking out Blend.Blend.Blend. since that was made permanent, because it seems like such a versatile shadow. The ELF set definitely stood out as very unique and cheerful to me. My favorite shade was probably He's An Angry Elf, which I didn't think I'd like as much as I did, but once I swatched it and the formula was so buttery soft, I couldn't not love it.

Customer Service - I did not have to contact customer service about any problems with my orders.

Availability - Only one shade was made permanent, Blend.Blend.Blend. so this can still be purchased. The rest were limited through the end of 2014, and are no longer available.

Overall Satisfaction - My favorite set was the ELF set, and my favorite shade was He's An Angry Elf. I'm glad I waited for sale to get most of these shadows. I probably could have done without some of them, because they look similar to others I already own.

What did you think of the Glamour Doll Eyes Holiday 2014 sets? Let me know in the comments!

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