CHRYSOLINA color traveling premium eyeshadow Gift with $20+ purchase through 4/24

GIFT WITH PURCHASE TIME! Until 4/24, this special GWP premium color traveling eyeshadow is yours with $20 purchase. This is a sneak preview of a shade from a new collection I’m working on inspired by colorful insects. Entomology and the range of iridescent color effects found in insects is fascinating to me.

This shade is CHRYSOLINA, inspired by the metallic color shifting hue of the Chrysolina perforata beetle. Orders of $20+ will receive this GWP of a demi sample jar with jar art, through 4/24.

Last Halloween’s FATALIS collection was one of the most popular collections I’ve ever done. Every week I receive requests to bring it back permanently and create more eyeshadows using the same type of pigments.

The color traveling pigments I’m using are unique in that are highly reflective/chrome finish, and they show the most saturated color effects and color travel when exposed to artificial lighting and especially mixed lighting of different color temperatures, much like the beautiful Alexandrite gemstone exhibits trichroism, reflecting and absorbing light differently in different directions and color temperatures.

Daylight is more blue (higher color temperature), so this is why Chrysolina appears more bluish in sunlight and you can’t see color travel, as it is scattered by the broad lightsource (this is why most duochrome or color travel shadows are hard to capture on camera in direct sunlight, as well). Incandescent light is more red, so you see the violet shift. Mixed lighting conditions will show both shifts depending on angle of viewing and where the illuminating lights are. These were photographed outdoors, under a desk lamp with a daylight CFL bulb, and in the naturally occurring mixed lighting conditions around my home and office (window light, lamps, overhead room lights, etc).

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CHRYSOLINA color traveling premium eyeshadow Gift with $20+ purchase through 4/24

Just in for the holidays- DOLCI lip balms inspired by Italian sweets!

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The DOLCI lip balm collection is inspired by popular Italian desserts, candies and drinks. Italian pastries always remind me of the holidays. When I was a little girl, I remember we’d go to New Jersey to visit my Aunt and Uncle, and there were always large boxes of decadent pastries for all to enjoy from the local Italian bakery.

**Specially formulated for Black Friday release and the holiday season, there are limited quantities available for each variety.

AMARETTI: Also known as Amaretti di Saronno, Amaretti are a sweet and chewy cookie made with almond paste and meringue, with a crispy outer layer. They are traditional to Saronno, a comune of Lombardy, Italy.

BACI: Baci is a type of candy made by famous Italian choclatier Perugina. My favorite Baci is the chocolate covered cherry variety. Perugina is located in Perugia, Umbria.

BELLINI: A Bellini cocktail is a mixture of Prosecco sparkling wine (a type of champagne) and peach purée or nectar. This cocktail originated in Venice, Veneto, Italy.

BISCOTTI: Biscotti, known also as cantuccini, are Italian biscuits that originated in the city of Prato. My favorite are the anise variety, with bits of dried fruit and nuts.

CANNOLI: Cannoli hail from Palermo, Sicily and are a tube of fried dough filled with sweet cream or ricotta mixture and garnished with pistachios or chocolate. For this balm, I opted for Pistachio!

CASSATA: Cassata consists of round sponge cake moistened with fruit juices or liqueur and layered with ricotta cheese, candied peel, and a chocolate or vanilla filling similar to cannoli cream. It is covered with a shell of marzipan, pink and green pastel colored icing, and decorative designs.

FONDENTE: Fondente dell’arancio is a delectable dark chocolate gelato with orange flavoring.

PANNA COTTA: Sweetened, cooked cream. Panna Cotta is usually molded into a simple round shape and served with a medley of berries. It hails from the Piemonte region of Italy.

PIZELLE: Traditional thin Italian waffle cookies, from the Abruzzo region. My favorite are made with lemon zest, but anise is also popular.

TIRAMISU: A popular layered Italian dessert made with ladyfingers soaked in espresso and layered with sweetened marscapone cheese, cream and cocoa. It’s origin is believed to be the Veneto or Friuli regions.

This formula is nourishing, with Pomegranate butter and Meadowfoam oil.

$6 each, quantities limited  SHOP

Just in for the holidays- DOLCI lip balms inspired by Italian sweets!

RED DRAGON box extras go on sale 11/15 at 9 AM EST!

Tomorrow morning the extras from last month’s exclusive William Blake/Red Dragon/Hannibal inspired box- will be available for purchase! Mark the time 9 AM EST. I apologize for the early hour, but I will be away all day Sunday so was unable to put them up later in the day.

Get all the details, inspiration, and backstory about the collection and colors from this amazing writeup from Cleolinda Jones. She did an incredible job with this, so definitely check it out!

Due to excitement about the Dragon’s Kiss lipgloss, I went ahead and made two more batches, so there are 42 units available. If by chance these sell out, I will put up a pre-order. If need to reach at least 14 units in a preorder to make a single batch. More details on that if the need arises.

There are no extras of the fragrance, “Draconis”, but if enough people express interest in purchasing a bottle of the scent, I will work out details with Alchimia Apothecary to stock some. If you are interested, please send a message to support@aromaleigh.freshdesk.com

There *may* be some extra complete boxes available, as I calculate if all purchasers have received their boxes. I always create extras to anticipate if there are any complete losses or damages. As not all international customers have received theirs, I can’t release all the extra boxes into inventory tomorrow.

SHOP RED DRAGON EXTRAS

RED DRAGON box extras go on sale 11/15 at 9 AM EST!

The PROSERPINA collection is now available!

A collection inspired by the Ancient Roman myth of Proserpina, as adapted from the Greek Persephone.

The shades in this collection were inspired by the Pre-Raphaelite painting “Proserpine” by Dante Gabriel Rosetti. The collection includes 6 eyeshadows, 2 multipurpose highlighters, 1 rouge, 1 lipgloss, 1 lip balm and a fragrance curated specifically for the collection by Alchimia Apothecary!  SHOP

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The PROSERPINA collection is now available!

Hannibal “Primavera” box extras now available!

The exclusive Hannibal Primavera box shipped out on October 1st, and extras are now available! There are a few complete boxes for purchase, and then you can individually purchase the Aromaleigh products that were in the box.

SHOP HERE!

Also, check out @cleolinda’s amazing detail/backstory post that explains all of the inspiration for the colors in greater detail than the box insert!  HERE….

Hannibal “Primavera” box extras now available!

It’s Aromaleigh’s SEVENTEENTH anniversary! Receive “Synchrony” GWP with orders of $17+ through September!

SYNCHRONY.1150x.TEMPLATEThis September marks Aromaleigh’s seventeenth anniversary! I can’t believe it’s been that long… I suddenly feel a little bit old, but definitely not stodgy. 🙂 I admire women like Vivienne Westwood and Betsey Johnson, who are still going as strong as ever in their creative fields, not letting their age hold them back or question what they are passionately inspired by. I’ll be turning 45 on September 10th, but feel as young as ever, and that through Aromaleigh I’m producing my best creative work in almost two decades.

What’s the secret? I love what I do. I create via that which I am personally inspired by, and immerse myself in intense personal interests. It’s important for me that my work displays a unique conceptual perspective, so I always dig deeply for my collection ideas. I love color and how light interacts with and changes it. I love science and physics, and color is all part of that grand design.

For the entire month of September, orders of $17 (after discount/before shipping) will receive a GWP deluxe sample (that’s 1/4 tsp in a jar/no sifter with top label) of a gorgeous shade called “Synchrony”. it’s got a raisin-y base, with borealis sparkle and a strong overall sunny gold shimmer that will make the color appear differently depending on your application method/base.

The word “synchrony” is defined as simultaneous occurrence, and that is what I discovered when I began researching the meaning and numerological significance of the number 17. It’s a number that appears just about everywhere throughout history, religion and myth, which I found fascinating! In Numerology, the number 17 represents the Star of the Magi, which also translates into the star being represented as the 17th card of the tarot. It signifies wishes, hope,  or dreams to come true. The Star of the Magi was expressed in symbolism by the ancient Chaldeans as the 8-pointed Star of Venus, then known as Ishtar. Ishtar and her star symbol were known by many names…

I found the persistence of the number 17 amongst so many different cultures to be an uncanny synchronous occurrence, so instead of calling this special GWP “17 years of Sparkle” or something similar, I chose to call it “Synchrony”. That’s the circuitous manner in which my brain thinks (and over-thinks!). I hope you enjoy this lovely GWP, it’s even prettier in person- it has a lot going on and is very complex and thus hard to capture in camera.

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It’s Aromaleigh’s SEVENTEENTH anniversary! Receive “Synchrony” GWP with orders of $17+ through September!

[PSA] Hannibal fans! Ordering for the ultra-exclusive Hannibal “Primavera” box opens 8/17 at 3 PM EST. 50 slots available!

beauty.cham.grace[PSA] Hannibal fans! Ordering for the ultra-exclusive Hannibal “Primavera” box, inspired by the first half of Hannibal season three… opens on Monday 8/17 at 3 PM EST. There are 50 slots available for this limited edition box.

The concept of the box runs very deep and explores a broad range of themes as exemplified through the characters and the ever-present Botticelli painting, “Primavera” in the first half of the season. I studied this painting extensively while earning my Master of Fine Arts and have also spent my own fair share of time sitting in front of it, in the Uffizi. This collection is very personal to me not just in my love of everything Hannibal, but also Italy, Florence, fine art and mythology. I’ve been collaborating with @Cleolinda and @Tattle_crime and I promise you a collection with very intense meta!

Right now the box is slated to contain 3 mini eyeshadows, a mini rouge, a mini highlighter, an Aromaleigh nourishing colour creme (yes, that’s a lip product!), and a custom fragrance by Alchimia Apothecary. That’s a retail value of $49.75, not including all of the special extras that go into giving this box a beautiful and artistic conceptual presentation. I like to see my small collections as works of art, each one completely assembled by hand, by me.

There are 50 slots available, and the box price is $48 plus shipping. Orders placed on 8/17 should include only this box- no other items. This is because your order represents a special order for this item, which will ship on OCTOBER 1. There is a limit of one box per customer, and the box can ship internationally- just choose your country and ship option when you check out.

[PSA] Hannibal fans! Ordering for the ultra-exclusive Hannibal “Primavera” box opens 8/17 at 3 PM EST. 50 slots available!