Thursday, July 28, 2011

GlitterSniffer Cosmetics: Driven to Distraction

GlitterSniffer Cosmetics relaunched today with the new website and the new payment processor, Propay.

Lela Warren has gone out of her way to show how much hard work she has put into this relaunch. With that amount of dedication to her own business it's hard to understand how she has time to be focusing on what other companies may or may not be doing.

As has always been my practice I have edited out the identity of the commenter who actually named the companies, though I will state that this is a close family member whose interest in cosmetics lies only with the fact that there is a family connection with Lela and it would be very beneficial for them if GS was able to recover financially.

I have also redacted the names of the two companies. I spoke with one of the formulators and an Complaints Page Admin has been in touch with the other and they are readying a response to these allegations. It should be noted, however, that the two companies in question have had previous, very close ties with GlitterSniffer Cosmetics, though neither of them are in any way associated with them now.

Lela was informed on this thread that others have been posted about regarding these issues and was encouraged to bring any concerns to me. Though Lela stated she had direct contact with me I have received absolutely no communication from her regarding these accusations, nor been provided with any proof. In fact, aside from the refund information posted almost two weeks ago, I've not heard from her at all.  

I did check the current listings for ingredients for both of these companies and had my research vetted by another seasoned formulator. There is nothing listed that we were able to find that is not approved for eye use.

While it is nice to see Lela admitting her guilt in using unapproved ingredients in the past, perhaps her time would be better spent elsewhere, like informing the two customers whose names and addresses were posted on the GlitterSniffer Cosmetics Facebook Page that their personally identifying informaion was released on the worlds largest social network for a period of about 12 hours. The photo was removed after the post to this blog, but no announcement or acknowledgement of the issue was forthcoming from GS. I was able to contact at least one of the affected parties, and had it not been for me doing so, she would have no idea that her information was publicly released. I have no way of informing the other affected person except for sending a physical letter, as I do have their address.

And what about ingredients? GlitterSniffer Cosmetics has posted an entire page listing everything by INCI in all of their products.

Overlooking the obvious typo in Yellow 5 Lake, it all seems in good order, though it's curious that there is no mention of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET or glitter as it is more commonly known), especially for shades being sold as "glittery".

An oversight, perhaps. Or it's possible the sparkle seen in the lower left shade was added when the photo was 'brightened'.

Photo editing would certainly explain the lack of PET or similar in the ingredients and also explain the disclaimer that the shades may vary due to the handcrafted nature of the product, a disclaimer unique to GS a disclaimer unique to GS in its wording.

With GlitterSniffer Cosmetics now back in swing we will see what, if anything, the company plans to do to focus on these concerns. As for the other two companies a response should be forthcoming soon.

During the writing and editing of this post it was announced that Propay would no longer be the payment processor for GlitterSniffer Cosmetics.


  1. I wish I was a millionaire so I could fund a lawsuit against her. She needs to be in jail where she no longer has the ability to scam, slander and steal.


    .... or not.

  3. I tried to comment on my phone but it wasn;t playing nice last night.
    The whole "this is handmade blah blabitty blah stuff can vary blah blah blagh" excuse is a pretty sad was of saying "I don't keep track of ANYTHING I do even if it's something as important as keeping a recipe for OH I DUNNO the stuff I'M SUPPOSED TO SELL so just gimmie your money and I can yoink it and hide and pretend everything is glitter rainbows crapping on sparkle leprachauns"
    Why are people so eager to give this woman money again?
    There are so many others out there who aren't criminals and won't make you fear for your vision. jeeeebus


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