[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.

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

Save the date – Hannibal “Primavera” exclusive box ordering is 8/17 at 3 PM EST!

Mark your calendars for 3 PM EST on the 17th and stay tuned for more details about this exclusive box!

50 boxes will be available.

This box is inspired by the first half of Hannibal Season 3.

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Save the date – Hannibal “Primavera” exclusive box ordering is 8/17 at 3 PM EST!

Jezibaba lipgloss is back in stock! 16 available…

It’s back in stock… the lipgloss that sold out like hotcakes, twice! 

Shop, HERE.

Or, HERE in case the switch to our new website has occurred!

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Jezibaba lipgloss is back in stock! 16 available…

February Ephemera Subscription box extras now available!

Extras are now available for February’s Ephemera subscription box, which was themed after the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Quantities are limited- SHOP!

Interested in reviews, swatches and unboxings? Scroll down- there’s a list of links below the picture gallery.

Check out reviews from the following blogs!

Evolution of a Foodie

Makeup Minion: 

ArtisticShadows Etc.

Dana’s Makeup Journey

Beauty on a Beer Budget

Mischief Managed Makeup

Aromaleigh Ephemera Swatches! (Too Faced Glitter Glue and UDPP)

Aromaleigh’s Ephemera February Box – Inspired by Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Min

 

February Ephemera Subscription box extras now available!

DIAVOLI, inspired by Dante’s Inferno retires in 9 DAYS! Catch it while you can…

Our Halloween 2014 collection, “Diavoli” will be seasonally retired on November 30th!

We will bring it back again next year, so if you are interested in this collection please make sure to place your order by November 30th, 2014!

Link to blogger reviews and swatches!

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DIAVOLI, inspired by Dante’s Inferno retires in 9 DAYS! Catch it while you can…

SOL INVICTUS Holiday 2014 collection is releasing this Saturday! Check out the new swatch grids and updated descriptions!

Saturnalia was a festival of light leading to the winter solstice, with the abundant presence of candles symbolizing the quest for knowledge and truth. Most people find the word Saturnalia to be synonymous with drunken celebration, but there was so much more to this ancient festival! The renewal of light and the coming of the new year was celebrated at the Dies Natalis of Sol Invictus, the “Birthday of the Unconquerable Sun,” on December 25. Roman mythology of the Golden Age of Saturn’s reign differed from the Greek tradition. Saturn arrived in Italy “dethroned and fugitive”, but brought agriculture and civilization and became a king. As the Augustan poet Vergil described it, “he gathered together the unruly race” of fauns and nymphs “scattered over mountain heights, and gave them laws. Under his reign were the golden ages men tell of: in such perfect peace he ruled the nations.”  (source: Wikipedia)

SHOP “SOL INVICTUS” – currently sample and full sets available for pre-order. Individual samples and jars will be available on the collection release date- NOVEMBER 15th

I hope to have some blogger reviews and swatches to share with you soon! Edit- Just in, this review and awesome swatches from Artistic Shadows!

Opalia was a festival held during Saturnalia, on December 19th to honor Saturn's consort, Ops. "The ancient Roman fertility goddess Ops was known by several different names—among them Rhea, Cybele, Bona Dea, Magna Mater, Thya, and Tellus. She married Saturn and was the mother of Jupiter, and was usually portrayed as a matron, with a loaf of bread in her left hand and her right hand opened as if offering assistance. The Opalia was observed on December 19, when it is believed that a sacrifice to Ops was made in the temple of Saturn.  Color Description: A delicate opalescent pink with bountiful pink to blue color shift. This color would be a perfect shade for highlighting the brow, or even on the cheeks or to add shimmer to the lips!Shown swatched over NYX cream eyeshadow base and photographed under a daylight lamp.

Opalia was a festival held during Saturnalia, on December 19th to honor Saturn’s consort, Ops. “The ancient Roman fertility goddess Ops was known by several different names—among them Rhea, Cybele, Bona Dea, Magna Mater, Thya, and Tellus. She married Saturn and was the mother of Jupiter, and was usually portrayed as a matron, with a loaf of bread in her left hand and her right hand opened as if offering assistance. The Opalia was observed on December 19, when it is believed that a sacrifice to Ops was made in the temple of Saturn.

Color Description: A delicate opalescent pink with bountiful pink to blue color shift. This color would be a perfect shade for highlighting the brow, or even on the cheeks or to add shimmer to the lips!Shown swatched over NYX cream eyeshadow base and photographed under a daylight lamp.

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The Ancient Romans decorated outdoor trees with ornaments in the shape of figurines or little masks. These are known as “oscilla”. Larger masks (also called oscilla) were also incorporated into various aspects of the Saturnalia celebrations, but in most contexts I read they refer to oscilla as ornaments

Color Description: An exquisite shimmering peach with oodles of icy blue, pink, copper and gold color traveling sparkles. Shown swatched over NYX cream eyeshadow base and photographed under a daylight lamp. This color is Vegan and Lip Safe!

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This color is “SIGILLARIA”. The day of Sigillaria was a day for exchanging little gifts. Unlike today’s lavish gift-giving of the season, the Romans exchanged small tokens of affection, such as little clay figures, beeswax candles, dice or other small, non-costly items. The most common gift on Sigillaria (December 23) was Sigillaria, which were specifically small clay or wax figurines. It is believed that this tradition stems from more ancient agricultural festivals, which involved human sacrifice. The act of exchanging Sigillaria is seen today in our tradition of gingerbread man cookies! So this holiday, when you eat a figurine-shaped cookie, recall the ancient Romans and their day of little gifts.

Color Description: A gorgeously rich amber which is slightly metallic and having a spectacular amount of strong aqua and fuchsia sparklies. Shown swatched over NYX cream eyeshadow base and photographed under a daylight lamp. This color is Vegan and Lip Safe!

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Sol Invictus is the namesake color for the collection. It means “invincible sun” in Latin, and this was the overall nature of the Saturnalia revelry- a Winter Solstice celebration. The Winter Solstice being the shortest day of the year, which marks the point at which the sun is “reborn” and days become longer. Saturn was also an agricultural God, so this time of year for the Romans marked the point at which their Fall plantings were being sown, while others were being harvested.

Color Description: A beautiful coral/orange shade with a slight golden undertone in certain lighting, bedazzled by color traveling orange-violet-fuchsia shimmer and bright green sparks.  Shown swatched over NYX cream eyeshadow base and photographed under a daylight lamp. This color is Vegan and Lip Safe!

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Lua was Saturn’s consort, identified with Lua Mater, “Mother Destruction”, a goddess in whose honor the weapons of enemies killed in war were burned, perhaps in expiation. Saturn’s chthonic nature connected him to the underworld and its ruler Dis Pater, the Roman equivalent of Pluto, who was also a god of hidden wealth.

Color Description: A heathered deep indigo/violet (will change from more blue to more violet depending on your viewing conditions) with dominant blue to teal sparkles that color shift to fuchsia/red. Shown swatched over NYX cream eyeshadow base and photographed under a daylight lamp. This color is Vegan and Lip Safe!

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The Lord of Misrule was the “Saturnalia Princeps”, or master of ceremonies who participated in capricious behavior, practical jokes, chaos and absurdity, similar in concept to the medieval Feast of Fools.

Color Description: A gorgeous taupe base with really strong orange-red-violet color traveling iridescence. It’s a neutral with an amazing, shimmery twist! Shown swatched over NYX cream eyeshadow base and photographed under a daylight lamp. This color is Vegan and Lip Safe!

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“Io, Saturnalia!” was a salutation commonly heard during conversation during the holiday, much like our “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas”.

While Saturnalia was a very colorful and festive celebration, the main colors were blue and gold- which is the basis of this shade.

Color Description: A smooth rich teal blue with prominent gold/copper/red color traveling sparkles. Shown swatched over NYX cream eyeshadow base and photographed under a daylight lamp. This color is Vegan and Lip Safe!

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Aureum means “golden age” in Latin, relating to the reign of Saturn as being a bountiful and peaceful era in history. 

Color Description: A richly shimmering soft warm gold with color traveling sparkles of gold/green and red/violet. Shown swatched over NYX cream eyeshadow base and photographed under a daylight lamp. This color is Vegan and Lip Safe!

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Even if you don’t know much about Saturnalia, mere mention of it brings to mind a week of ancient Roman style partying and debauchery. But that’s not all that it was about… It was an occasion for giving thanks for bountiful harvest (Saturn was an agricultural God), as well as the winter solstice- the return of the invincible sun. Social order was reversed, there were large public banquets, and it was a time of gift-giving, song, dance, time off from work, and overall, joyous merry-making!

Color Description: A gorgeous berry shade that shifts to a softly metallic copper, with brilliant iridescent fuchsia and blue sparkles and copper iridescence. Shown swatched over NYX cream eyeshadow base and photographed under a daylight lamp.This color is Vegan and Lip Safe!

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Topsy Turvy signifies the aspect of the ancient Roman Saturnalia festival which involves the upending of the regular social order.

Slaves acted as free men/women, donning the red pileus cap during the celebrations. Social order within the family might also be changed up, between children and parents, and likewise. It must have been an interesting time, in a culture with such strict social hierarchy, for masters to be serving slaves, and participating in activities they normally could not. During Saturnalia, the Romans decorated their homes with clippings of laurel branches, and what holiday collection would be complete without a beautiful, sparkling green shade? Even if you think you can’t wear green eyeshadow, you’ll want to sample this one- the color-shifting chromatics make this shade appear differently depending on angle of viewing and lighting. It’s quite surprising!

Color Description: A gorgeous multi-dimensional festive green with amber metallic lowlights and color-shifting highlight sparkles that keep this color ever-changing. Shown swatched over NYX cream eyeshadow base and photographed under a daylight lamp.This color is Vegan and Lip Safe!

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Luxuriae Maniae translates to “luxury to debauch”, which is in part one of the most historically well-known aspects of the Roman Saturnalia. Social roles were reversed, as slaves enjoyed some of the luxury and privilege usually only known to freeman. The typical Roman uniform of the toga was cast aside in favor of extravagant, colorful clothing known as “synthesis”.

Color Description: An imperial purplish mauve with chestnut tones and a strong and sparkling color traveling duochrome effect that ranges from gold, bronze and copper. Shown swatched over NYX cream eyeshadow base and photographed under a daylight lamp. This color is Vegan and Lip Safe!

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Munera represents a darker side to the ancient Roman’s celebrations of the time. Munera were gladiator offerings that would coincide with the Saturnalia celebrations. These gladiator events, ten days in all throughout December, were presented mainly by the quaestors and sponsored with funds from the treasury of Saturn.

Color Description: Aa rich taupe-y shade with brilliant aqua/gold/copper sparkles. If you foil this color, or rub it in to your lips or cheeks, it also leans to the rosy side! Shown swatched over NYX cream eyeshadow base and photographed under a daylight lamp.This color is Vegan and Lip Safe!

SOL INVICTUS Holiday 2014 collection is releasing this Saturday! Check out the new swatch grids and updated descriptions!

Exclusive sneak peek Holiday 2014 samples being included in orders! More details in post!

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Exclusive sneak peek samples from our Holiday 2014 collection “SOL INVICTUS” started shipping out in orders on 10/27… from that date, they be included in the next 120 orders to ship (clearance site orders not included- only orders at aromaleighcosmetics.com).

We’ve got ten samples each of all twelve shades packed up to share with you as sneak peeks. Official collection is mid-November so this is way ahead of our release date! Order volume has been very, very low the last 4-5 days, so if you place an order in the next week, odds are extremely high that you will be receiving one of these special samples!

Here’s the first ten sneak peeks of the shades (twelve colors total will be released)

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Exclusive sneak peek Holiday 2014 samples being included in orders! More details in post!