I recently decided that even though I had Nails Inc Baker St, and originally thought I could pass on Essie Butler Please, that I in fact did need it. So, now I have it. Fact. I decided to play around with a little art. Lately I haven't had much of a chance to do much of the art I'm used to so I feel like my skills and creativity are slipping. Mainly this is because 99% of the nails I do at work are Shellac, and also I wear Shellac for work most of the time. I've told you guys this before, but it's really come home to me recently that I'm out of practice with polish. So I did this bit, probably subconciously as a form of self-flagellation, but also to simply see how it turned out. Long story short, I like it pretty well, I guess. Mostly the colors are great together, but on this particular hand I'm showing you I really like the index, middle and ring fingers the most. The other hand is just the same designs in a different order, but it's not even close to perfect, I never paint art with my left hand much anymore so I feel sort of awkward still, lol.
- Essie Butler Please
- China Glaze Aquadelic
- China Glaze Electric Beat
- OPI Skull & Glossbones
- China Glaze Liquid Leather
Sorry for the lack of posting recently! I have been crazy busy, like most of you, because of the holidays and work, and so many other things and time just gets away from me. I do try to regularly post something on my new(ish) Instagram, so be sure to follow that. Maybe even check out my Facebook page because all my Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr posts also go there. Anyway, I haven't gotten the chance to do some good old fashioned nail art with regular polish recently because I'm wearing a lot of Shellac, but I do still try to fancy up the Shellac manicures a bit.
This particular manicure features Shellac in Cityscape (light dove grey) and Overtly Onyx (shimmering charcoal) along with some silver small round studs, double-c studs, double-c water transfers and some simple dotting with Cityscape to resemble pearls. A very simple manicure for the week of Thansgiving that was pretty quick to do but still looks pretty cute, I think.
Zoya Gilty Pleasures Box Set - $45 at Zoya.com
The much-talked-about Zoya Gilty Pleasures Box Set and, in a new development, open stock Gilty real 18k Gold topcoat is once again available at Zoya.com after the original run of pre-sales sold out. I had originally planned to wait and see what the OPI Skyfall gold topcoat was like before making my choice and then not only did I hear that the OPI was going to be very hard to get, I also was hearing that others who had purchased both the Zoya and OPI ones favored Zoya Gilty in the end. Once I decided on Gilty, I then realized it was sold out. I was kicking myself until I saw Zoya announce they were re-releasing another run of it. And as I said you can also get Gilty in open stock now. The set comes in a really nice sturdy black box with a molded faux-velvet inner part to hold the polishes securely and since it's a pretty precious item, I like to keep mine inside.
Personally, I feel the box set is a better deal because for $10 more you get Gilty as well as bottles of Raven (Chanel Black Satin dupe) and Purity which is a wonderful opaqe white polish. If you'd like to see Gilty over Raven and Purity, you can see them here on my Instagram Profile! Whether you opt for Gilty alone or with Raven and Purity in the pretty display box, you'll get FREE SHIPPING included with your order!
For items requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org AFTER reading the guidelines.
UPDATE 10:50 AM Oct 24: all items that have been paid for have been marked out on the site, if you have paid and for some reason your items are unmarked, please let me know. Also I have about 40 new emails sitting in my inbox, and though I can see you're requesting some polishes I do still have, if there's a polish in your list that has been requested but hasn't been paid for, I don't want to tell you it's gone if it's not, or vice versa. I'm just trying to make sure it's first come, first served and to do that, I need to slow down on replies till some people get off work and start to pay invoices and send me their paypal addresses. I'm going IN ORDER according to the gmail timestamps, but I promise I'll get to you. Also, probably only 20% of the items have been purchased, I'm just getting SLAMMED right now, sorry!! Thanks for your patience!!
UPDATE: Monday Oct 29. The first 25 or so packages have been sent. As I said, I ship on Tues, Thurs and Sat.The bulk went out last Thursday and I've heard from many saying they arrived on Saturday. I also sent out a batch on Saturday and those should be arriving soon to those in the US. For those in the US i have delivery confirmation numbers for them all and if you have not seen your package by midweek or friday, please let me know and I'll send you your DC. I still have a couple packages to pack up and will send those tomorrow (tuesday). If you have an email waiting for me and I haven't responded, please just send me a reminder, and I will look through my spam folder for it or see what's up. If you requested a bunch of stuff and didn't respond to me for a couple days, chances are some of that stuff is gone to others. If you are still interested in finding out what is available, email me. I have just edited what polishes are gone to the best of my ability and I will respond to any new emails today. Thanks to everyone who visited the sale, I hope you were able to get something you wanted for a good price!!
I am overwhelmed with polish at this point, and since I don't really use very much non-gel polish at work, and I'm wearing a lot more Shellac myself, I'm paring down considerably. I have purchased about 98% of this polish myself, and I hope considering that all of my prices are retail or well below and I'm far from making a profit on this sale, this won't be an issue. There may be a random couple polishes with non-retail labels. If this concerns you, please just let me know.
As I said, the prices will mostly be at retail or below. The only polishes I have listed at retail are extremely hard to find ones. I'm not going to tell you which ones they are, just look through and see if you can spot them. A handful of polishes have been used for more than one or two manicures or for a swatch and by the pictures they should be easy to see, but for those that have visible usage that didn't come through in pics, I have made notations next to their prices.
PLEASE READ FIRST!:
- There is a $12 pre-shipping order minumum
- US & Canada buyers (S&H includes Delivery Confirmation if in the US):
- 1-4 items -$3.50
- 5-7 items - $4.50
- 8-12 items - $5.50
- 12+items - $6.50
- International buyers - Please email me at email@example.com with your location and your list and I will send you a shipping quote.
- I will ship on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
- I won't be holding items, this never turns out well for me or anyone else. I wait and have to email people to see if they still want it and then I get confused as to who asked for it first. I'm sorry but I can't hold anything.
- I accept PayPal only.
- When you send your email (to firstname.lastname@example.org) with your list, please let me know your location so that i know whether or not I need to calculate shipping. Thanks!!!
Thanks for reading and I hope you find something you're looking for!