Like most people, I'm struggling to find the words to describe everything we're going through right now. I think most people are pretty far from OK at the moment, and a lot of us are just trying to hang on with everything we've got. I've struggled with the idea of creating new colors for spring, but then the orders came in with notes attached.
Saying things like "thank you for letting me do something that feels normal", "thank you for helping me take care of myself", and "you've given me something to look forward to". There was also a lovely woman who sent us the story behind a quote from Cyndy Lauper who said "On my darkest days I wear my brightest colors"
So, I made a collection because it felt like the right thing to do.
I dug deep into my box of special pigments, and really wanted to make colors that gave you something to look forward to. The eye shadows especially are neat. Hopefully they'll delight, and entertain you. They're mostly duochromes, and look entirely different on skin than they do in the jar.
The lippies are fun, and bright, and cheery. I think that's what we all need right now. The brights are BRIGHT, and they do stain, so they last a good long time. They're pretty much all the Vegan Lipstick formula because they're nourishing, and not too sticky, and won't stick to a mask if you're wearing one. If there was ever a time to wear bright to drive out the darkness this is it. I made special labels too!
We also want to give back. So, I've made something really special. I got really into bubbles a few years ago, and I moonlight a few days a year as "The Bubble Lady" at community events. They're a great way to pass the time, and they're kind of zen the way they float in the air with all of the pretty colors.
I partnered with my friends at Fly Dyes, and turned a few of their overstock shirts into some pretty spiffy bubble wands. We'll be donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these to Feeding America.
Every day brings new heartache to so many people, and we are sending our love from NY. Thank you to everyone who's doing their part to help. There are so many of you, and we're grateful for everything that you're doing.
To the SN family- thank you all so much for everything. All of the orders, the notes, the kind words. It means everything to us, and we so so so appreciate each and every one of you. Please be safe, and take care of yourselves. And if you're in a rough spot don't hesitate to reach out. We're here for you.