Aromaleigh v2.1’s Weird and Wonderful Creatures collection review with swatches

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  • Manufacturer: Aromaleigh
  • Availability: beginning June 2018 from the company's webstore
  • Description: 25 eyeshadows
  • Cost/Amount: USD$7.25 for 1/2 teaspoon; USD$3.50 for a 1/8 tsp sample jar
  • Would you purchase again: many of the colors, yes
Aromaleigh v2.1’s Weird and Wonderful Creatures collection

A collection of eyeshadows, originally monthly GWPs, starting in June 2018 and going through October 2020. This second themed-GWP series followed Les Douze Mois and was followed, in turn, by Vintage Aromaleigh. While there are some colors that I missed which, looking at swatches, I would have liked to pick up (Aye Aye looks like a bronzey-brown that would have looked good on me) but for the most part I’m satisfied with the fifteen colors that I did pick up. (I wish I’d been able to get some more jars of Ammonite, though. It’s a gorgeous near-neutral.)

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Four eyeshadows, swatched: Ammonite, Axolotl, Damselfly, and Dumbo Octopus. Four eyeshadows, swatched: Golden Lion Tamarin, Grey Parrot, Malabar Squirrel, and Pangolin. Four eyeshadows, swatched: Purple Grackle, Red River Hog, Sea Angel, and Sea Turtle. Three eyeshadows, swatched: Shoebill Crane, Veiled Chameleon, and Water Bear.

While most months got their own color, four shared a color with the subsequent month. I did a bit of sleuthing to figure the exact release order for this collection, so instead of listing the individual collection items alphabetically like I normally do, I'll list them in order of release. Items with a ✓ are colors that I purchased in full-size when they came available.

  • ✓Water Bear (6/18)
  • Poodle Moth (7/18)
  • Dinoflagellate (8/18)
  • Aye Aye (9/18)
  • Possum (10/18)
  • ✓Dumbo Octopus (11/18)
  • Kunekune (12/18)
  • Glass Frog (1/19)
  • ✓Pangolin (2/19-3/19)
  • Nudibranch (4/19-5/19)
  • Diatom (6/19)
  • ✓Damselfly (7/19)
  • ✓Golden Lion Tamarin (8/19)
  • ✓Red River Hog (9/19)
  • ✓Malabar Squirrel (10/19)
  • ✓Shoebill Crane (11/19)
  • Betta Fish (12/19-1/20)
  • ✓Veiled Chameleon (2/20)
  • ✓Axolotl (3/20)
  • ✓Sea Angel (4/20)
  • Orchid Mantis (5-6/20)
  • ✓Grey Parrot (7/20)
  • ✓Sea Turtle (8/20)
  • ✓Ammonite (9/20)
  • ✓Purple Grackle (10/20)

(The thumbnail image for this collection has all the individual creatures in alphabetical order, top left to bottom right.)

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