After popping into Debenhams, Oxford Street I was told by a SA that they only had 400 left, which wouldn't be going on sale until Saturday when the 'launch party', which took place yesterday (How can you have an offical launch party after you've already sold 200 of the said product?!). Anyway, I was able to pick it up in the Debenhams branch at Westfield after the manager informed me that she only had 40 left to sell that day and that the rest would be sold on Saturday.
Miss Virtue picked hers up today from Oxford street and was told by a SA that only 2000 were supplied for UK distribution (who knows what to believe anymore!!)
They are also selling them one per customer too.
Now, don't get me wrong, like many others, I'm actually sick to the back teeth of hearing about this palette now, but after comparing the eyeshadows in this and the Book of Shadows II palette, I decided to purchase this as I don't actually own any Urban Decay eyeshadows and have heard and read positive things about their quality.
I have an aversion to the packaging, so I'm not gonna start gushing about how 'fantastic' it is, as I'm not 5 years old and have no desire for 'pop up' anything! After seeing Lipglossing's pictures, I was convinced that the palette was actually far bigger than it is in reality, and was dreading being punched in the face by a wild mushroom, the minute I opened the box, so I was pleasantly surpsied to see how compact the palette actually is.
The main purpose of this post is to display swatcches on a darker skintone as I think these are severely lacking when you enter 'Alice in Wonderland palette swacthes' in Google. I hope some of you find these useful.
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My favourites shades are Muchness, Mushroom and Oraculum. They haven't held back on the glitter in Midnight Tea Party and White Rabbit either, so disco queens will love those. I not the biggest fan of the UD 24/7 pencils as Zero smudges like a bitch on me, but I love the colour of flipside so am willing to give them another chance in order to make that baby work!
So come on, own up! Who fell for the hype, caved in and bought one too? Is your life complete now that you have it in your possession? Or do you have a little buyers remorse eating you up inside? OR are you point blank refusing to buy into this hysterical frenzy over a bunch of eyeshadows?
Let Aunty Vex know!
ETA: I haven't used the palette yet, so a follow up FOTD will emerge shortly with a conclusion detailing whether I think I've wasted my money or not!