My sister went to Las Vegas last weekend with some friends. It took me a few days to register but a couple days before going it suddenly hit me that MY SISTER WAS GOING TO VEGAS. HOLY SHIT VEGAS. HOME OF NOT *ONE* BUT *TWO INGLOT STORES!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I ALMOST DIED. No I didn't. But I did contact her right away via facebook asking her to get me some things at Inglot. Then I immediately hop onto InglotCosmetics.com to find the 10 colors I want in my 10-pan eyeshadow palette and write down all the numbers. I think on that same day, I decided to buy the Urban Decay 15 Anniversary collection of eyeliners after much debate. And thus, I decided to let go of Inglot for another day....
Well, my sister decided to buy me some Inglot goodies anyway. Here is what she got:
Which brings me to my rant.
I've been eyeing and lusting and crying for Inglot products ever since I've first seen Koren (of EnKoreMakeup) do a video tour of the Inglot in NYC. Seriously. The way I was lusting over their makeup wasn't pretty. And so my boyfriend found out about this, and realized there were 3 Inglot stores where he lived. THREE. Can you say unfair? So a little more than a year ago, I received my first Inglot palette. I nearly had a heart attack. If you watch some of my videos, you may have seen them featured in tutorials. I love love love them to death. More than when I first found out about the company.
So that was a year ago. When I went to Canada last December, I had planned to do an exclusive and thorough informational video/blog on Inglot, since I had no access to the store near where I live in California (although I heard they just opened one in OC but that's still too far away). Then before I get a chance to do that, all these big, popular gurus on Youtube start popping up raving about Inglot eyeshadows. Now I KNOW that they have done nothing wrong in doing so, in fact they are in their every right, but I really felt like I've been kicked down. I have so much STUFF to share to people about Inglot and because other gurus beat me to it, I'm going to look like a copycat. Maybe I'm petty but I don't know....I've put a lot of work into getting the information and products in the first place. Heck I had to have other people fly the products to me in the first place. But yeah, that's what I'm a bit upset about. Inglot used to be pretty much never heard of amongst the Youtube beauty community. Trust me I know. I searched and searched and only found Koren's video and 2 haul videos. Now they're popping up all over the place like a disease and I really do think it's the influence of the big gurus out there.
Now, you may ask, exactly what work did I put in Inglot in the first place? I just have the makeup! You're wrong. Wrong I tell you. With a big slice of moldy cheese. I had to call a representative a number of times to get permission film inside an Inglot store and take pictures. This same representative offered to do a text interview, which I am still waiting on. This was all going to be a surprise, but I guess there's no point anymore since it's been about a month already.
If you made it this far into reading this blog entry, I salute you, and thank you for making it this far. I think I'll end this entry with what informational stuff you may expect in regards to Inglot:
-How to order
-Swatches: Eyeshadows, lipsticks, and nail polish
-General product information
-Touring inside Inglot
-Other information on Inglot (History, sales, rewards, etc)
Meanwhile, I have just finished filming 3 videos which I hope to edit and upload VERY soon. I like to accompany my videos with blog posts because I know personally, I prefer reading the information most of the time as opposed to watching a video. I hope you will all stay tuned.
Much love and much relieved after my rant,