Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Chickadee Polishes are Here!

Woo Hoo!  I'm pleased to announce that my new nail polish line is now available in my etsy store! The line launched at the end of December and have received great feedback on the polishes from beauty bloggers and indie nail polish collectors.  I currently have eight polishes on the virtual shelves:  Melly's Mix, Mystery Mix Vol. I and The Fruit Basket Collection.

I make all my polishes in small batches of 8 bottles and test the glitters and pigments for at least three months to ensure a quality product.  The polish base is 3 Free which means it is free of the Big 3 toxic chemicals that were previously found in most polish formulas.  I also include stainless steel mixing balls in each bottle to help out when your shaking the bottle to mix up the glitter.

First up we have Melly's Mix, my signature cullahhh (I'm trying to be all Steel Magnolias).  This polish is a clear base with a fun mix of matte glitters in different shapes-- pink squares, white diamonds, light blue, green, orange and just a bunch of different colors of hex-shaped glitters.  It's like a party in a bottle!

Next we have Mystery Mix, Vol. I.  Here's the deal with this polish:  when I'm trying out different polish formulas, I end up with a lot of duds.  I like to call them misfit mixes like the Island of Misfit Toys.  Anyway, I hate waste plus polish base, cosmetic-grade glitters and pigments are NOT cheap.  So, I decided to poured all the misfits into one big jar and when it's full, I bottled it and christen it Mystery Mix!  I've already started a new jar of misfits and once it's ready to bottle, that will be named Volume II.  Since there's no formula for these, I can't make more, so when they're gone, they're gone which makes them what polish collectors call LEs (Limited Editions).

The next polishes are part of a collection called The Fruit Basket.  These come in two finishes: the Cocktails in a clear base and the Smoothies in a milky white base. The Cocktails are perfect for layering or wearing on their own; whereas the Smoothies are opaque in just two coats. The Cocktails were inspired by the beautiful dishes everyone used to make for baby and bridal showers. You know the stuff-- the colorful concoctions of fruit and marshmallows displayed atop a bed of lettuce at Luby's.  The Smoothies are inspired by, well, smoothies because they are soooo yum.

The Fruit Basket Cocktails

The Fruit Basket Smoothies

So, there you have it!  Please visit my etsy store-- www.sillybeeschickadees.etsy.com-- to see more photos and pick up a bottle or two! 

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