Move over Pandora…Gothic Beauty’s new gift box is all you could hope it for amidst the neverending gloom.
The Gothic Beauty Subscription Box 54 was such a treasure to come home to on a cold, rainy December night after shooting a show on the Bowery. I positively cackled at its delightful contents, swaddled in charming skull paper and purple confetti. What macabre marvels awaited this elder darkwave dame?
A full-sized LashyDoodle eyeshadow palette in Halloween colours galore – doesn’t matter if your mood is Strawberry Switchblade, Steve Strange or Siouxsie Sioux; there’s something for everyone to play with, in stunning, bright pigments. It blends effortlessly in a rich powder that does not flake.
They didn’t skimp on the LashyDoodle eyeliner, either: you’re not only covered with the full-sized eyeliner pen, which glides over your peepers beautifully – but comes with a darling bonus: a spiderweb stamp. Give yourself a beauty mark to draw admirers toward you, asking in hushed wonder, “Is that a spiderweb on your face?”
“Yes – several, in fact,” I’ll respond with a sinister gleam in my eye. “I went…a little mad.”
If you need concealer or highlighter to bring out a more ghoulish complexion to entice a vampire lover, you get a small tub of Dark Asteroid Pretty Pale White Shimmer Creme. It glitters, glistens and glides over your skin with soft matte ease, making you look otherworldly AND fresh-faced.
For fragrance lovers, there is a perfume roller from Spooky Spirits in a delicious Blood Orange Clove Autumn scent. It’s intoxicating, mysterious, and sure to attract abundance with its potency. Purists will love that it’s 100% steam-distilled jojoba, clove and orange oils – nothing yucky there to hurt those with sensitive skin.
Eerie Baubles also contributed two spooky little items: a fun bat necklace that can adjust between choker length and something less asphyxiating; and one of two rings. The one I received was a darling sterling silver cat-shaped pinky ring with tiny paws hugging your finger, and a heartwarmingly simple kitty face.
Need a “stiff” drink? They also sent along a Castle Murk silicone ice cube mould for making skull-shaped ice. Serve your guests the chill of Death, or treat yourself to an iced coffee that really gets you. It’s also suitable to craft skull-shaped candy, sure to be the hit of the horror d’oeuvre tray!
It’s chilly in the Big Apple, so it was wonderful to uncover a lovely set of FootClothes socks to pair with your creepers and Docs. This well-made, sturdy hosiery is cozy and stylish: mine had a nice haunted cathedral emblazoned on them, perfect for chasing spectral organ players who dwell in the catacombs of the opera house, or lurking in the rolling hills of Green-Wood Cemetery.
A few more goodies were thrown in there, including a Lip Service sticker and postcard offering a 10% discount, and a sticker from Gothic Beauty Magazine.
This would certainly make a good Christmas gift, whether you are new to the scene, or a Goth parent.
Pick up your Gothic Beauty box here!