Thursday, 2 January 2014

Serenity's Top Indie Brand of 2013!

Hi guys! Happy New Year! I thought to celebrate the end of 2013 I would pick my top indie brand of the year. I started the blog this year to share my love for everything indie - it seemed a shame to have all these sparkles and not share them! I've tried a lot of brands this year, most of which I've reviewed at least once. I have however overlooked a few that I've had some fantastic hauls from (including Shiro Cosmetics - how have I not had a Shiro post yet?!).  I do, however have a clear favourite for the year! While many brands have impressed me, none have blown me away quite like this one in particular. I'm sure its not going to come as a surprise to anybody who frequents this blog, my brand of the year is:

Notoriously Morbid came out of nowhere with a perfect formula from the beginning. I was quickly drawn in by the awesome branding and great choice of shades, and became addicted from my first order. Throughout the year Carrie has released collection after collection of amazing shades, as well as running some spectacular promos and discounts.
I have not been disappointed in anything I've received and was super impressed with her mattes, because they seem to be something that a lot of companies struggle to get right, but as I posted about here, NM's mattes are smooth, creamy and blendable. I've also become quite a fan of her lip balms (Coffin Kissers) - Vanilla Veil, which is vanilla and honey flavor is my favourite.
My first Notoriously Morbid order! (The Bloggers pack)
Notoriously Morbid Coffin Kisser
Coffin Kissers
Of course we can't forget the wonderful blushes! I use mine on a daily basis :) 
Notoriously Morbid Blush
The Gallows Hill collection held the spot for my favorite collection since it came out, but its just been knocked off its perch by the masterpiece of a Christmas collection NM released - 'A Dark Christmas Dream'. I'll be posting individual swatches of those tomorrow, but heres a sneak peek:
Notoriously Morbid A Dark Christmas Dream Swatches
Notoriously Morbid A Dark Christmas Dream Swatches

I just want to congratulate Carrie on doing such a great job, she is obviously doing something she loves - its easy to see that a lot of time and effort is put into getting things just right, and her presentation is stunning too! Remember the Coffin set from Halloween??
Notoriously Morbid Coffin Set
Halloween '13 'Bitten' Coffin Set
Thanks Notoriously Morbid for all of the beautiful additions to my makeup collection this year, I can't wait to see what is coming in 2014! Do I hear whispers of a new product...? Oh and also, confession time - this is my Notoriously Morbid collection currently: 

Notoriously Morbid Collection
This is minus a few coffin kissers - they're spread throughout bags and cars :P


aaaand some of my fave shades:
Notoriously Morbid Swatches
If you made it this far, then good work!!! Notoriously Morbid's facebook page, and storenvy.

Thanks so much for reading and following in 2013, best wishes for the New Year! I already have some hauls on the way so I'm starting 2014 right! :P xx

1 comment:

  1. Yay, Carrie posted it on NM's Facebook page! It's because of your blog that I discovered NM and I haven't turned back :) I can't wait to read your Shiro posts if you ever do some though; your swatches are just so beautiful. Also, I can't stop staring at your collection, it's crazy amazing woooo