About a month ago I was excited to tell you of a blogger who was starting a business to make an 'indie' box much like birchbox, etc. It seemed completely legitimate and people were getting there orders. Suddenly her blog disappears, the facebook group isn't updated and the main page seems to pause. Turns out Grey or Le Gothique (known by many other names too) faked her own death, and some people didn't receive the package they paid for.
I feel awful for supporting them by informing you about Indie Style on my blog, and I sincerely hope you either didn't order or received your box if you did.
The blogging community has been very quiet about this and I may be stepping on toes here but as someone who buys a bunch of indie cosmetics I feel that others out there who trust in bloggers etc. should be notified when something like this happens so that things like this don't happen again. By knowing about the people who do things such as this we can hopefully be more cautious in the future.
I would like to also state that the companies that were so willing to be involved with the formation of an innovative indie cosmetics pack were also taken by surprise. I know quite a few had already committed to the Valentine's box and are also dealing with the fall out. I know Geek Chic is asking people that didn't receive there box to contact them for the coupon code that they gave out as a part of their contribution.
Basically what I'm saying is there will always be people out there for whatever reason are doing not so ethical business actions, but that there are a bunch of good small businesses out there too.
For more information, please check out this Twit Longer Link that tells a bit more about what has happened.
Thank-you for your time! (And just as an aside companies that I have had very good success with are listed through the tab at the top of the page. I know many people are wary about who to trust and who not to trust and these are the (ever growing) companies that I personally have purchased from.)