Thursday, December 2, 2010
So give it a look!!!! and watch this new catagory for more!!!!!!!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Thinking of buying more than one, then Email Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for the multi-purchase discounts for your gifts!!!
Keep an eye on us as we prepare to launch our "Performers" and "Stage" Catagory with fun creations from hand made costumes and pasties to "over the top" Glitter kits and performance colors!!!
Love you all!
Monday, November 8, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
So join us on this last shopping day if you'd like individual products and get freebies with every order all day and night.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
South Seas Collection
Moonlit Garden Collection
Green Eyes kits.
The last 4 come with Blush and a FREE (Filter) for only $20.00
Friday, October 1, 2010
There are 9 days left...and we just hope to be able to recover from this year and move forward with the new direction.
Our gracious thank you's in advance..... :)
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
The time has come for Spell as we've all come to know it to step aside, but yet step up on a different platform. For almost 4 years now, we have been in the cosmetics race bringing a new product line, games, fun, giveaways and yes..even mistakes and screw ups to all of you. So much has changed in our world and often it seems that even those "good ole" days of Youtube have turned into something different. So we say GOODBYE to Spell as it has been and we elevate to our new endeavor.
We have been so proud of so many of you who have come to our doorstep to create Private label colors and formulas for your stores. Yes, it is true, we are proud that many of you will end up with our formulations by shopping in other Etsy, Ebay and online stores!! and No..lol we can't say whos..
But now we become something new and as of October 10th, we will only be providing our color formulas in bulk, and continuing to create colors for others.. In the meantime, all of those components, all of the jars, and all of those colors on the shelf must go..
So go visit us now and stock up on what is currently available, and most of it on the site is all $5.00. Be patient with us now as shipping times can be up to a week, but we will get them all out. In the meantime, we will spend these next two weeks wrapping up lose ends in customer service and preparing to provide any of you who want to come back to purchase our colors to sell for yourselves an oppotunity to do so, with no minimum order amounts in the future.
We are proud of what we achieved, we are proud that we created it ourselves, and as a side note, we are proud of you Elle, for taking this company to where it has become. Your color creations, your visual talent is what put Spell on the map.
To all of our friends, our customers, never doubt that our gracious thank you is offerred. Continue to follow us...and continue to think of us when you make your next cosmetics purchase..look closely...you just never know if thats us in that little jar....:)
All our love.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Its a great chance to reconnect with us, try us for the first time, shop as a guest without registering or just get involved on some unbelieveable deals!!!
Put (Private Shopper) in the subject line and list the products you are interested in!!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
A) Beauty is a great smile and an upbeat attitude. All the looks in the world are meaningless if people avoid you!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
We have designed some perfect new collections for everyone and its all to match your eye colors!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
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Saturday, June 26, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Well it was decided that Spell was about to have someone come and do the same, as we needed it!! So we are in the process now and things are changing so very fast. So we'll keep everyone updated as to the progress and some of the ideas, changes coming.
Currently, here are some so far!!!!
1. Customer Service: Welcome Ashley... Our new drill seargent of customer service. No more lack of responding and its time to solve the issues immediately-Back to being known as the customer service company after a huge fall off.
2. A new front page to the website!! Trendy, inviting and a layout to make everyone feel like spending their days there. (Coming Soon)
3. New warehouse for Spell!
4. New Sales Girls
5. Finally, a back to the basics approach.. A quote from the show "You have 72 items on the menu, but you only sell 20" Goodbye to the things that don't carry their weight!
So, if you have an opinion as well. Tell us. and YES--you can be mad and let us know..lol
Feel free to step in and say "Hey Spell, CHANGE THIS!!!" email email@example.com
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
1. What is the Spell "Private Label Program"? :: After careful consideration and trying to determine the best approach we decided to offer a way for you to design collections with colours that you have in mind. Creativity is important and we know there are some of you wanting to put those ideas into reality. Its also truly a way for you to explore some new business ventures. These are products that will become YOURS to do with as you please. They will not be placed on the Spell Site or sold by us.
2. How does the program differ from other Private Label lines or Bulk suppliers?:: With Spell Private label, the colors designed are your choice. There are no bulk sales of pigments to just choose from. We manufacture the colors for you to match what you have in mind. They are still built using our own 3 Tier patented design formula and that bulk is yours. In addition, you have the ability to choose pre packaged jars or 1 oz bulk delivered of your color. Your design is maintained but private and never released to anyone but you.
3. How do I start?:: We've made the program as simple as possible and as cost effective to you so that you have the ability to sell and actually make some money!!
Step 1: Visit the Spell Store and click on "Private Label"
Step 2: Choose which program you like and purchase that one.
Step 3: You will receive a welcome email from us.
Step 4: Elle will personally contact you and discuss the colors you have in mind. (Feel free to gather pics of other colors you like or a photo with a color in it you desire.) You can email those to her.
Step 5: Once the color is formulated- you will recieve the sample to review and tweek with her or approve.
Step 6: Your Color will be formulated, bulked and warehoused as your items are shipped to you.
We will store your color for future refills.
Step 7: Along with your items will be a confidentiality letter as we will maintain the strictest privacy with who has purchased the program. These are yours to sell, all we have done is the manufacturing.
4. Can you do my labeling? At this time we only have the ability to print in black so we cant provide labels, however, if you have your own logo in mind we can and will assist in Photoshop design for you and provide ideas and some limited help.
5. Where can I sell? Do I have to mention Spell? You can sell anywhere!, Your own online store, ebay, etsy, in your salon, or out of your trunk..lol They are your colours and NO you do not have to mention your manufacturer as Spell. We hope its a way of bringing a ton of new competition and colour ideas into the cosmetic industry--We just want you to have fun doing it with an outlet to help. So start your own cosmetics company whether full or part time and get it out there!!! We'd even link your store to our website, blogs etc if you desire..
6. I'm a VIP or PRO Member, Can I use my discount? Because we have made this program as inexpensive as possible so you can re-sell in profit, we would ask that if you are VIP or Pro that you email us before this purchase and allow us to remove that from your account in this one instance, we will immediately re update the account after this purchase.
We hope this helped and if you have any more questions email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with Private Label in the title! Just have fun, get involved and be creative!!
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
We want shopping with us to be an easy experience! Please know that you do NOT need a Paypal account in order to check out with us, you are able to do a traditional credit card check out.
We look forward to hearing your thoughts!
xoxo~ elle & gemma
Saturday, June 5, 2010
I know exactly what this means. It is a legal disclaimer that bridges the gap between not testing on animals as the manufacturer, but using ingredients that HAVE been tested on animals by their raw materials suppliers. It's a technicality that has no comforting power for those of us who are animal lovers & want to be certain that what we are using has not in any way contributed to the harm of any animal along the way.
Of course the manufacturer knows this, they just don't think you will catch it.
I have read every MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) for every ingredient that is used in the composition of my products. But this is only step one! I then have to research the parent company that produces the specific ingredient to determine if they test any of their ingredients on animals which would then result in my NOT using them as a supplier, even if the specific ingredient I need is not tested. I rely on several Chem Index resources for this information as well as the sales reps for the suppliers I use who supply me with the MSDS sheet straight from the original manufacturer.
It's sticky & here's why: many ingredients have mixed purpous usages since they fall under the category of FD & C (food, drug, & cosmetics).
Here's an interesting fact: a trademarked ingredient used in many lipgloss bases is also used in school/govermental hamburgers so that it helps bind it together & maintain a congruent shape. But I digress.
Spell Cosmetics does not, will not use any ingredient tested on animals, & our final product is 100% Cruelty Free. With the exception of our Gloss Pots, our products are Vegan. A small percentage of Beeswax is used for the Gloss Pots because it helps anchor the density of the pigment load without "bleeding" from body heat. I made this choice over petro based waxes, but that is a blog for another time.
Spell has demonstrated their commitment to being cruelty free by designing a special collection in 2008 for a non-profit group called Marilyn's Voice, who are anti Puppy Mills.
I've said it before & I will say it again now: Principles before Profits!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Our Buy 5 Get 5 Shadows Free is still in full force, and we've added BOGO Free Blush PLUS BOGO Free Vamp Up Anti-Aging Lip Plumper!
Spell Cosmetics Blushes are broken down into 2 categories, Soft Focus & our original traditional blush. Soft Focus is translucent & comes in face brightening shades like Melon & Coral, while our traditional blushes offer more coverage & SPF 15. Never streaky, our blushes will not break down with the "heat of the day"!
Our Vamp Up Anti-Aging Lip Plumper was included in the Swag bags given to the VIPs & cast of Twilight at the Dallas TwiCon event last summer. We now offer it in 3 classic shades that create a "stain" effect~ Bordello, Lolita, & Centerfold ( our top selling gloss!) You won't feel any tingling or burning~ within 5 minutes you will see a visible difference in the dimension of your lips, fullness, & diminished fine lines on the edges. With regular use, the reconditioning effect of Vamp Up is increased.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Colour goes tropical with Spell Cosmetics South Seas Collection! Warm coral tones lend a relaxed glow to the face, with an unexpected seafoam kissed turquoise water accent colour! Our most complicated colours yet, they shift with the light as though they are a natural extension of your face...sheer yet noticable.
From top left to bottom right: High Tide (a turquoise to seafoam duochrome ) Island Flirt (Coral meets Copper) Promenade (a wake-up-your-face midtone coral glow) & Whisper To Me (the most delicate highlight duochrome, moving in the light with gold/champagne tones). We round out the collection with Tropical Romance Obvious Lip Gloss, drenching lips in coral toned shimmer. Special intro pricing at only $19.99!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
One of the only ways I can insure that my work is exactly what a client is looking for is to do a thorough client consultation. Without this, I am only guessing what we are trying to achieve and I find that the security of not skipping this step is much more satisfying than explaining it away later!
I would love nothing more than to work on each and every one of you in real life, but it's simply not practical! So, I have come up with a compromise~ if you would like me to do a comprehensive consultation for you, email me at:
email@example.com with the following information:
1) a current photo of yourself so I can see your hair & skin colouration
2) tell me what type of look you are most interested in, such as: work day, prom, bridal, club, etc so that I can best help you with my selections
3) please tell me what colours you DON'T like to see yourself in~ it's easier to define what we don't like than what we Do like!
I will send you a detailed email in return with my Spell Cosmetics shade selections, how I would lay them out step by step, and why I have selected them for you.
This is a FREE service from me, as my way of letting you know that you're important to Spell Cosmetics! Also, you will receive a 48 hour 25% off VIP pass to shop with if you are registered at www.spellcosmetics.com
This is also a FANTASTIC way to shop for friends & family! With Mother's Day coming soon, it's a great way to "Make-Over your Mom"! I also love this option for mother's that have daughters wanting to begin wearing makeup but not sure how to go about it.
Can't wait to hear from you soon!
Monday, March 15, 2010
It's our goal to provide our clients with cosmetics that are a good value, free of harmful ingredients, and products that actually do what we say they will. We back it up by posting our work on models from photoshoots and events. We try to keep things fun so that you feel like you're getting a good value for your hard earned money. We try to be charitable, because we're a company that feels it's important to give back.
Sometimes we get it wrong. Sometimes things fall through the cracks. We always try to make it right.
So Tell Spell (Elle!)~ follow this link and fill out our survey!
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
With our Customer Appreciation & 40% off Sale in full swing, we are giving you a Spring Sneak Peak with a free Bellini eyeshadow with your purchase at www.spellcosmetics.com!
Bellini is a high luster shadow, in an effervescent peach tone that is lit with golden rays of sun! Perfect for warming up your complexion for the newness of spring! Eye-opening and captivating with its orange gold duo chrome effect!
Just a sneak peak of our Spring Collection~ not available in our current line up!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
This powder is so perfect it thinks it's a liquid! Unlike mineral "veils", Filter is a combination of ingredients that create a blurring effect on fine lines and pores combined with refatting agents that include: Vitamin E, Jojoba and essential oils of orange, eucalyptus, patchouli and ylang ylang. This fusion softens dry parched skin while at the same time is oil absorbant! This also means that air borne dust is reduced, so that it's kinder to the respiratory system.
Completely translucent~ no shade matching necessary! Use alone or over a finished face. You won't believe the way your skin feels to the touch!
Hexane Free! (in addition to all of the other controversial ingredients Spell Cosmetics are free from).
Specially priced at 40% off now during our Customer Appreciation Sale.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
This is the first in my series of before & after videos. The goal with this model was to create a soft wearable daytime look that warms the complexion and brings her features into sharper focus. We also focused on reducing the appearance of uneven skin texture & blemishes.
One of the attributes of Spell Cosmetics is that it is formulated to be kind to even the most sensitive skin types and post operative conditions. At the onset of Spell, many of my clients had been seeing dermatologists for laser treatments, peels, and microdermabrasion. We couldn't use traditional cosmetics on these clients, and that was the beginning of the mineral revolution. Our foundation & blushes contain skin clarifying & healing ingredients that foster the foundation of healthy happy skin.
Our Harmony Foundation is "self-leveling"...meaning it is created with both warm & cool tones to create a perfect neutral. Available in 6 shades, starting with Porcelain, Delicate, Medium, Rich, Mocha & Sable. Each colour is created to filter uneven pigmentation and naturally correct hues that are "too red" "too sallow" etc. We use our blushes to create tonal value.
Our Soft Focus Blushes are specially formulated for optimal light dispursement (meaning a healthy glow!), as well as a delicate balance of clear tone colour. Never streaky, just soft gorgeous colour that won't settle into fine lines.
Best value for trying Spell Cosmetics? The You Pick Kit! YOU choose: 3 eyeshadow, 1 blush, 1 foundation, 1 lip pot & 1 Obvious Gloss
Friday, February 26, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
As a make-up artist & stylist, Elle, the founder/CEO of Spell Cosmetics has been exposed to a much higher than usual rate to unpleasant chemicals. Having worked with over 40,00 people in her 20 year career, it's frightening to consider the rate of exposure via breathing air-borne dust and absorbing it through the skin.
In an article in Live Well Magazine, Elle is quoted as saying, "I wanted to find out: Does it compromise the integrity of the product to create fabulous color that yields a desirable effect for the skin without the inclusion of controversial ingredients?" The answer she found out, is no.
Spell Cosmetics was created as an extension of how Elle uses colour & texture on clients and models~ from real-life, to runway to photography. Her portfolio is unique, diverse & extensive.
We know that there are countless companies to choose from for cosmetics, but Spell Cosmetics is "Cosmetics with a Conscience".
The following article explains more about parabens, and the Precautionary Principle which Spell Cosmetics abides by.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
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Friday, January 29, 2010
Our latest twist for Spell Cosmetics is the launch of our Gloss Pots~ a totally new lip colour experience! Each of these 6 shades have been designed to correlate with what is most commonly used to create editorial looks Delivered in 1/4 oz pots, it's easy to create gorgeous lips with the stroke of a brush or even with an index finger. Available in:
Chanteuse~ A rich yet wearable merlot
Ingenue~ A hypnotique nude that is a perfect pout highlight
Devotee~ A crushed berry plum
Sweet Talker~ A candy pink
Hot Shot ~ An "almost red"~ striking yet subdued
Bona Fide~ A richer warm nude
Each has advanced hi-def light reflecting particles to create the effect of healthy hydrated lips. Always paraben & petroleum free!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Two new Collections by Spell Cosmetics, The Heirloom Valentine sets come specially packaged for gift giving!
The palette for these collections is reminiscent to nostalgic tones and textures from bygone eras.
The Gloss Trio contains 3 new selections including: Heirloom, Nostalgic, & Locket~ delicately pigmented with soft pink & metallic tones.
The Shadow Trio contains the following shadows: Faint, Corset & Echoes.
Stop by the www.spellcosmetics.com to read full descriptions!
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
20 Glosses, named after 20 guru greats! As many of you know, Spell Cosmetics launched it's Obvious Gloss line by naming each shade after our first 20 clients & YouTube subscribers. At that time, everyone was a "fledgeling" guru, making fantastic & fun videos sharing their love for make-up, and Spell was just begining to get off the ground as well. I LOVE seeing how much everyone has grown!
We will be retiring this line on Friday so that we can introduce 3 dynamic new ranges of lip colour! Each shade has been marked down, so stock up on your favorites!
We are still negotiating to make Spell Cosmetics available through "brick and mortar" stores, and can't wait to release our new lip selections on Saturday!
I would personally like to thank each person that inspired these glosses: Rae, Nat, Raine, Danielle, Kimmy, Cathy, Summer, Jacque, Nikki, Mari, Shawna, Holly, Laurel, Elise, Luciana, Haley, Pamela, Melissa, Annie, and Jo! You ladies are beautiful and I adore you all!