That's what I've been working on for the past year, slowly building up to this... opening my own shop. A shop where you can look on one page, find bright colors, another page, find neutrals, one page indulge in your nerdy fantasies (girls, we know you play, don't lie.), one page to indulge in your love for girly lace and frills. Sparkly funtimes with extra awesome pushed into each product. It's taken me a LONG time to get to this moment... and I can't say I've ever been more excited or proud of myself. I have no idea how well I'll do... but I've got my foot in the door already on some sites, which will help. My friends have been constantly helping me improve my formulas, and they are just as critical as any customer will be to me, I've made sure to ask them to be. I don't plan on sponsoring YouTube gurus or anything, seems silly to me. I'd rather have my product loved for itself and not for one person liking it, though it would help business, for me it's not about the money and never has been.
That being said... I WILL be doing trials. Which means for the first few weeks it's opened, people who would like to be trials will be sent some products I pick out based on the trial's answered questions, all I ask in return is a review via either YouTube or their blog, linking back to my Etsy profile/Facebook page. This will help the product get it's foot in the door, and would help me greatly as a business woman and shop owner. I expect every review to be HONEST, I want to know where I can improve, where my weaknesses are, as well as my strengths. Now, after the initial review, I will send you a product evaluation to send back to me, and as well after the review if you feel you would like to try more products, feel free to at a discounted price as a thank you for helping me out. I will provide a coupon code when you message me back with the evaluation sheet, not bad eh?
Now, that being said from November 1st, 2011 to November 10th, 2011 I will be looking for trials to get email addresses and once the products are ready and the shop is opened (looking at around December 1st - December 10th as of right now) you will be sent a DC# to your email address you signed up with, and you will be sent a small package filled with some trial samples to try and review for me.
Interested in being a trial?
;) Darn straight you are.
Please fill out this questionnaire, and send it to VictorianDiscoCosmetics@gmail.com, from there you will be sent a confirmation and if you have any other questions feel free to ask. International girls are welcome to trial as well!
-What color eyeshadows do you normally wear (neutrals, brights, earth tones, etc):
-What color eyeshadows are you interested in the most when you buy from Indie Companies?:
-Do you prefer complex/simple/glittery/matte eyeshadows?
-Do you use a base with your eyeshadows?
-Do you pat/rub/blend your shadows in?
-Victorian Disco... sounds like a crazy disco Marine Antoinette doesn't it?
-What other Indie companies do you buy from?
-Do you have any allergies to mica/glitter/ultramarines/dyes/waxes?
-Do you believe in Vegan/Cruelty Free products?
If you have any questions to ask me you can throw them in the questionnaire.
Disclaimer: ALL products are made in a smoke-free, pet-free environment, by myself with non-latex plastic gloves, eyewear, hairnet AND respiratory mask on a clean wax paper surface with sterilized stainless steel tools. ALL products that are vegan are stated, and ALL product are cruelty free... unless you count me as a cute kitten, because then... yes, I do test all my products on myself before they are mass produced by myself. Please if a product is stated as not lip safe, do NOT spread it on your lips, I will not be viable for your reaction, all products that are lip safe or not WILL be written on the label.
Thank you girls! You're my inspiration and my friends!