Thank you all for a wonderful week. I’m heading into a busy weekend. I hope yours will be filled with fun and games!

pangodango:

Hooray! Lovely Little Thieves has arrived!

Download the demo here and play away! I know it still needs work, so please send feedback to the tumblr here so we can work away at making the game the best it can possibly be. :D

So, that’s the good news. The bad news is this just the first half of the free demo. So, 1 hour of gameplay instead of 2, and 15 choices instead of 40. 

What? Why?

Because ren’py hates me, that’s why. Specifically, it hates the way I decided to branch the journey up the hill to the mansion. Sometimes it’ll work and sometimes it won’t, so I’m re-arranging scenes and variables to make sure those scenes run without crashing no matter what choices you’ve made to get to them. (One of the downfalls of a choice-heavy game, I guess.)

It was hours more work, so I had two options: put a disclaimer *in the game* that said we were skipping about a third of the game to arrive at the mansion at the end, where the game stops having crash problems, or just have the demo end (temporarily) before the scenes with crash problems. I chose the latter so as not to take people out of the story/avoid any issues.

BUT COME HELL OR HIGH WATER THIS WAS GOING UP *TODAY* LIKE I SAID IT WOULD BE! @_@ I’m on track to fixing all the bugs in the second half by this Friday the 12th, so then I’ll edit the file with the second half, along with any bug fixes you might run into.

Thank you all once again for being so supportive and please enjoy this first little step into the story of Lovely Little Thieves. :)

Played the demo yesterday and I’m hooked! Can’t wait to play the full version of this super dope haunted house romantic visual novel. Rock on!

Anonymous
Hi! A few months ago, you said something about making some balms without almond butter for people with nut allergies. Any updates on that?

I’m so glad you asked! I’m excited to be moving forward with Nut-Free versions of Voodoo, Gossip and Kiss of Death set to launch November 7th.

Stay connected for exciting announcements that I can’t talk about yet, but I can say I am super stoked about our progress and I think you’ll love it!

Love & Lip Balm,
Shareta

All ready to go!

Here’s a last minute sneak peek at tomorrow’s Secret Society email.

Halloween spooky balm heading to your @dottiebox October subscription box!

In case you missed it here’s what happened at Black Widow Balm this week the Turnt Up Edition

  1. It’s so good! Our friends at Style Raiders did a bad ass review of our favorite sample pack Mystic 3. Need the deets? Here they are »
  2. I’m just keeping it real by sharing what Color Balm I’m wearing on Twitter. Join in and share your favorite color with #boldpeople
  3. Don’t hide it divide it. Did you know we’re shipping free swatches with all orders? Well, we are! Get yours by shopping now »

And that’s what you missed. Now you’re all caught up! Have a great weekend ^_^

Widow Lovers are the best! Thank you for a beautiful week!

A day off means indulging in a marathon of my favorite @kstyletv makeover eps.

Do you know how your lip balm is made? Making 3 qt of our signature moisture locking balm base.