Lemming: Barry M Dazzle Dust

Thanks to some of my fellow bloggers I now have a new lemming on my list. I wonder why the list just keeps growing? I've heard so many nice things about Dazzle Dust from the UK company Barry M, that even though it's a loose powder I'm dying try them out! I don't know why loose powders scare me, but I tend to steer away from them and choose pressed products instead. These last days I've been searching the Internet for swatches and reviews, and my god.. so many fantastic colors! I'm even considering some of the Fine Glitter Dusts, even though I absolutely hate glitters in every form, shape and product. Strange, huh? I guess it's all the good reviews out there, stating that Dazzle Dusts are sooo easy to apply and blend. Apparently they're just like M·A·C Pigments, only finer milled and therefore easier to work with. From what I've seen they're really pigmented, and some of the colors are truly amazing - like nothing I've seen before.

Barry M Dazzle DustSo, the next thing on my agenda is to decide on a few of the colors, and order them from Barry M directly. I actually found a webshop here in Norway selling them as well, but the prices are horrible! I can order 3.2 Dazzle Dust from Barry M for the same price as 1 from the Norwegian webshop, depending a little on the exchange rate. My conclusion is therefore that even if I order more than 4.7 from Barry M and have to pay taxes, I'll still save money on ordering them from the UK instead. How screwed up is that? Shipping from Barry M is £5.00, which is about 47,- NOK, plus 25% tax if I decide to go over the limit (more than 4 jars of Dazzle Dust) - which is also cheaper than ordering from Norway.

Barry M:
1x Dazzle Dust = £4.50 or 42,- NOK
UK shipping = £5.00 or 47,- NOK
Total: £9.50 or 89,- NOK

Norwegian webshop:
1x Dazzle Dust = 135,- NOK
Local shipping = 69,- NOK
Total: 204,- NOK

* today's exchange rate: £1.00 = 9.373 NOK

In both these calculations the order was paid by credit card, since that's the payment method offered by Barry M. The difference on the total is 115,- NOK, which would get me little less than 3 jars of Dazzle Dust. If I decided to get 5 Dazzle Dust from the Norwegian shop I'd have to pay 744,- NOK, opposed to 257,- NOK (plus 170,50 NOK in taxes and fees) from Barry M - again, the difference is 316,50 NOK or even 7.5 jars of Dazzle Dust! I'm amazed. Or rather mind-blown. Needless to say, I'll be ordering mine from the UK come December 11th. Did you manage to follow any of this? Point is.. go ahead and order your Dazzle Dust, but do it at Barry M.

OK, enough with the ranting.
One question remains: which colors should I choose?

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