Friday, August 5, 2011

You've Got Glittermail!

I posted the other day that the store credit packages from GlitterSniffer Cosmetics had been given Delivery Confirmation numbers. Those packages began arriving yesterday. In all I have almost 150 pictures of packages. It would be overwhelming to post them all so I'll post a select few here.
All of the packages that I have seen arrived well packaged with only one leak. They were bagged together according to product type: Pigment or Soap. Included in each was a sheet which listed ingredients for all products. This sheet also had a manufacturers/distributor statement, but no listing of net weight or uses. There were individual labels on some, but not all, the products. Most pigments came unlabeled individually, with no indication of the names.

It is important to note that since the products were all packaged in plastic bags together by product type that the sheet included appears to meet FDA requirements for labeling, as long as everything that needs to be on a label is present. The missing net weight information and, especially, the uses are troubling as these items are required for labels. Since GS uses ingredients such as Ferric Ferrocyanide and Chromium Oxide Green in some of their pigments it is important that it be noted these shades are not approved for lip use in the US. This was not indicated on the sheet, in the packages, nor is this information available on the site.

The store credit packages were given for those that either asked for the credit in lieu of a refund, were only eligible for store credit, or, in one case, as a gesture of good faith. Those with store credit sent their requests, with color families and preferred products, though as far as can be determined no one was able to make specific requests.

What follows are photos of the packages. They will be separated according to package and, when the information is available to me, how much the store credit was for. In all I have been sent photos of four packages and I am publishing photos from each.

Package 1,  around $50.00 in store credit. There were no issues with this package. None of the colors were named.




Package 2,  $40.00 in store credit. The package came with $.85 postage due, there is what appears to be hair embedded in one of the soaps, an unidentified 'toothpicklike' foreign object packaged in another, unidentified black spots on another. This customer had requested no soap be included in her package.




Something resembling a hair embedded in the soap

'Toothpicklike' object in the packaging

Black spots
Black spots

Postage Due
Package 3, around $30.00 in store credit. There were no names on any of the pigments, something had leaked in the bag containing the perfume items, the massage bar arrived melted, and the solid perfume had no discernible scent except wax.

 



A Leak

A Leak


Melted Massage Bar

Solid Perfume with No Scent



Package 4. This package arrived with $3.28 postage due, a melted massage bar with a brown lump in it, a half full glitter vial, and both a fullsize and sample of the pigment Rings of Saturn. Rings of Saturn was swatched for comparison purposes. After opening and swatching the pigment the customers eyes became irritated and puffy. Previous to this the customer had never had a reaction to any GS pigments.








Melted Massage Bar

Unidentified Brown 'Lump" in the Melted Massage Bar

Unidentified Brown 'Lump" in the Melted Massage Bar


This Collection was originally released in February






Rings of Saturn. Swatched dry on bare skin, 2 swipes each. Left swatch is the sample, right is the fullsize.



I want to thank everyone for sharing.

**8/5/11 ETA** Moved a photo from Package 1 to Package 3 as it uploaded incorrectly.

7 comments:

  1. Gross, gross, gross, and completely expected. I'm sorry for those that gave her another chance. I hope you don't use that stuff :(

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  2. My husband suggested that perhaps "Rings of Saturn" should have been named "Rings of Uranus." LOL!

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  3. a hair?! a toothpick?! WTF is wrong with Lela?! Honestly this is RIDICULOUS.. I really wonder if she has serious mental issues.. *other than being a COMPLETE Narcissist*..

    I really hope that the FTC sees this and puts a stop to this madness. How on earth can she still be distributing such garbage?! it is so beyond me.

    as always thank you for keeping us updated on all the new developments. I so enjoy your writing style and attention to detail.

    On a separate note, I am placing my first order with Rockeresque this evening and can't WAIT to try out some of her amazing pigments! I just received my membership package, which included a sample and I have to say these pigments are so beautiful and super blendable. VERY impressed!!!

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  4. I just stumbled upon your blog, i've never heard of GlitterSniffer before, I just happen to be looking for solvent resistant glitter, and a search engine directed me here.

    The reason i'm commenting on this post, is because that "tooth pick" like object, looks an awful lot like a candle wick lol Are you sure, that people aren't being given candles to bathe with? lol

    Btw does anyone know where I can buy solvent resistent glitter?

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  5. I just stumbled upon your blog, i've never heard of GlitterSniffer before, I just happen to be looking for solvent resistant glitter, and a search engine directed me here.

    The reason i'm commenting on this post, is because that "tooth pick" like object, looks an awful lot like a candle wick lol Are you sure, that people aren't being given candles to bathe with? lol

    Btw does anyone know where I can buy solvent resistent glitter?

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