Wednesday, August 15, 2012

News about the restock

I managed to mess up the listings for Candy Kisses and Glass Elevator. If you had placed another order and then want to grab either one of those after the fact, I will be combining shipping and refunding you the difference. I'm so sorry for the hassle. Pin It

Monday, August 13, 2012

Smitten News and Updates

Hello, folks. I have some important bits of info for you.

1. For my Australian customers particularly, and all my international customers in general - I have had three packages now that I've sent to Australia that have either gotten delayed, returned to me, or have vanished to parts unknown. As stated in my shop policies, I'm happy to ship internationally, but once the items leave my hands, I really can't be responsible for what happens in transit. I'll happily replace bottles that are damaged, as well as send the correct color if I make a mistake and send the wrong one. As far as I know, there isn't an economical way to ship internationally with full tracking. I'm about to send a package to Australia via Priority Mail (at my own expense) to see if that arrives there any quicker and also to see if there's some tracking info that comes with that. If so, that might be a viable alternative. I'm really hoping to find something that will work without you guys having to spend triple the cost on shipping. But mainly I wanted my Aussie customers to know that there appears to be a problem somewhere along the way, and to let all my international customers know that I'm trying to find a solution.

2. The following shades will only be restocked until the end of this month: Lovely Lilacs, Fire and Blood, Huckleberry Pie, Moonbeam Dreams, Aquarius and Strawberry Tart.

3. The next restock of my Etsy store will be on Wednesday, August 15, at 6pm CENTRAL TIME. It will include all existing shades, including the Confection Collection, plus two new ones.

This one is Hillary's Dream. This is shown at 3 coats, but it also works well layered over black.

And this one is Candy Kisses, shown here at three coats. This one is a white base with pink and purple glitters.

I think that's all the news. Thank you all, as always, for the amazing support you all have been!

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Lilacquer The Diva Plavalaguna

I love duochromes. Loooove them. The Diva Plavalaguna from Lilacquer's Fifth Element collection is my new favorite.

This beauty shifts from a beautiful green to a gorgeous azure blue. I had a really hard time capturing the shift, I think because the shift isn't as dramatic as some, but trust me when I say this polish definitely shows off two different colors.

The formula is top notch. What you see here is two super-easy coats. Dry time was excellent. I should also say that this polish looks smoother in person than it does in these photos. Macro shows off every little flaw, but in person my nails look smooth and metallic.

The Diva Plavalaguna is simply perfection. And now I must order several of the others from the Fifth Element collection. So beautiful!

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Friday, August 10, 2012

More invoices sent

I just sent out another batch of invoices. I'm now short two bottles of Pure Imagination, and I'm now waiting on the glitter to finish those. I'm hoping it'll come today. I really appreciate your patience. I didn't anticipate that one being quite as popular as it turned out to be! Pin It

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Quick Update

My lacquer base should be here tomorrow (happy dance), so the remaining invoices for the pre-order will go out as soon as I have the rest of the bottles of Pure Imagination made up. Once I get those orders handled, I'll be doing more mixing for another restock. =)
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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Starting Invoicing

Alrighty. Despite having a pulled muscle in my back (FYI - a box of 300+ polish bottles is heavy), I have all the pre-orders mixed except for 16 bottles of Pure Imagination. I need more lacquer base to complete those, which should be here this week. I'm going to start invoicing - don't freak out if you don't get yours and you ordered Pure Imagination! I won't invoice until I have the bottles actually made up. =)

Also! Remember to check your spam/junk folders. I had a few people whose invoices got stuck there last go round. Thank you all so much! ♥ Pin It

Friday, August 3, 2012

Smitten Polish Confection Collection Pre-Order Information

  • This pre-order is for the Confection Collection ONLY. I plan to restock my other shades in a couple of weeks, but I needed to be able to focus on making these so I can supply as many of you as possible with this collection.
  • I plan to leave this form up for 48 hours. PLEASE NOTE: I expect that demand may exceed the supplies I have on hand, but I do have more supplies already en route to me. I won't invoice you until your polishes are actually ready to go, so if there's a delay please don't think I forgot about you. It just means that I'm waiting for more supplies to arrive. =)
  • Polishes are $9.00 per bottle. All bottles are full size 15ml bottles. Shipping for the US is $3.00 for the first bottle, $0.50 per additional bottle. For Canada, it's $3.50 for the first bottle, $0.50 per additional bottle. For the rest of the world, it's $5.00 for the first bottle, $1.00 for each additional bottle. 
  • If you need more than one bottle of any shade, simply fill out the form again. I haven't figured out a better way to handle orders for multiple bottles yet. 
I think that's everything. The pre-order form is located here. Thank you all so much for your continued support! =D
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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Smitten Polish Confection Collection

I've been working on this collection for weeks, and it's finally ready to go. I'll post the pictures first, and then later today or tomorrow I'll post the pre-order details. 

The Confection Collection consists of two milky glitters, two micro glitters and one that's a mixture of micro and larger hex glitters. 

Confection is multiple colors and sizes of glitters in a white milky base. Three coats for opacity.

Glass Elevator is various sizes of light aqua hexes in a milky white base. Again, three coats for opacity.

I Want It Now is green and black micro glitter and teal holographic micro glitter in a green jelly base. These swatches show three coats, but it could also be layered over a green creme or shimmer.

Pure Imagination is several shades of small blue glitter, including blue holographic micro glitter, suspended in a blue jelly base. These swatches are also three coats, but it could work as a layering polish as well.

And finally, You're Turning Violet, Violet, which is the one that is the most difficult to photograph. This one is multiple sizes of various shades of purple and blue holographic glitter suspending in a purple jelly base. Because all of the glitters are holo, it proved VERY difficult to photograph. This is shown at two and three coats (the darker being three coats, obviously). 

I also made a little video of it since the bottle shots are so woefully inadequate.

So there you have it. I'll put the pre-order info up either later today or tomorrow. Thank you all so much for your continued support. It means more than you know. =) Pin It