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Friday, August 31, 2012


Hello!  I'm just cutting and pasting the update I put on Etsy this morning:

All orders from last week were placed in the mail on 8/27. It looks like the post office didn't do the acceptance scan. I am keeping an eye on the process of these packages. Thank you for your patience. :)

I plan to have more Androgynous, Spica *swirl*, and Bellatrix available during mid-September (17th'ish). The Halloween polish & Snow Prince will also be released at that time. I am putting the shop in vacation mode starting 9/7 in preparation for the restock. Thanks!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Not fond of hearts?

You may have seen Polished Cousins review of Secret Garden without hearts.  I've received a number of requests for the heartless version (lol) so that's in the works and I'll have it in the shop around mid September.

In other news, I'm adding Carbon Copy to the list of discontinued polishes, so if you've been on the fence over this polish, now's the time to grab it!

In international news, the distributor I had been in talks with (for international shipping purposes)... it's not working out.  I'm going to try contacting another distributor, so keep your fingers crossed for me!!!  Thank you!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The new Bellatrix

Here's a comparison between the new and old versions of Bellatrix.  You might not even be able to tell the difference. :)

L: new Bellatrix; R: old Bellatrix
So what did I change?  I mentioned chartreuse glitter in an earlier post... I removed the fine copper and added fine chartreuse glitter.  During the prototype phase, I was using a small sample pack of the fine chartreuse without knowing the supplier didn't carry the glitter anymore.  So I settled on copper instead.  I think Bellatrix looks nice both ways, but I'm glad I was able to make it as I had originally envisioned.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Some swatches of polishes in the upcoming restock

Here are closeups & swatches of Sister's Day, Raspberry Swirl, and Rainforest:

Sister's Day - matte fine lavender, small periwinkle,
medium lavender, yellow hex, and pink hearts

Raspberry Swirl - microfine magenta, copper, light pink

Rainforest - microfine gold, green, turquoise
Sister's Day over Finger Paints Bauhaus Burgundy
and wet n' wild Sugar Coat
Rainforest over wet n' wild Disturbia and
Rapberry Swirl over Spoiled Thanks a Latte and
Spoiled 2 Weeks Sober (?!)
Does Sister's Day remind you of a little something called Secret Garden?  Yes?!  I love the glitter combo so much I decided to make something similar.  Any day can be Sister's Day, so wear it anytime!

P.S. I removed Snow Prince from the restock because I want to make some more tweaks to the formula.  Sorry for the sudden change.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Next restock - 8/22/12

I'll be restocking the Etsy shop this Wednesday, 8/22/12 @ 5pm PST. 

The following shades will be available:

Sunset Glow
Secret Garden
Decorated
Androgynous
Bellatrix (slightly changed formula; swatch coming soon)
Spica *swirl*
Asbestos
Carbon Copy
Girl With the Best Smile
Over the Rainbow
Shadowplay
Swimming With the Sharks
I'll Fly With You
Hearts of the Forest
80's Deco
Into the Wild
Confetti
Rainforest (reformulated; swatch coming soon)
Raspberry Swirl (a mix of microfine glitter; swatch coming soon)
Sister's Day (a mix of matte glitters; swatch coming soon)

Stay tuned for the swatches!  I hope the new shades get lots of love <3


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Retirements...

First, the sad news... I've stopped producing the following polishes:

Into the Wild
Hydrangeas
Confetti
Over the Rainbow
Shadowplay
Jeweled Sand

Please note: they're *not* gone forever!  I plan on bringing them back eventually, sometime next year.  Whatever's in the Big Cartel shop is all I have left.

I decided on these particular shades based on:
-popularity of the shade
-supplies on hand

The following shades are seasonal and won't be returning once I've sold out:

Sunset Glow
Decorated

I still have about 10-15 bottles of these two, so there's still plenty available :)

That being said, I recently went crazy and bought loads of matte glitter from the You Mix clearance event.  Additionally, I finally got my hands on some white lacquer which I'd been waiting on for a while.  Due to these wonderful developments, I'm releasing at least 2 new shades to fill the void left behind by the previously mentioned 6-8 shades.  Once again, I'd say it's another case of serendipity.  Maybe I'll use that name... Yay!  I hope you're as excited about it as I am!

As always, please don't hesitate to e-mail me at windestine@gmail.com if you have any questions.  Thanks!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Hello!  All orders prior to 8/11 have been shipped.  If you didn't receive a delivery confirmation number and want to keep track of the package, please e-mail me at windestine@gmail.com and I will gladly send it to you.

I'm going to re-open the Big Cartel shop (http://windestine.bigcartel.com) tomorrow evening with what I have in stock:


Sunset Glow
Secret Garden
Spica *swirl*
Asbestos
Carbon Copy
Girl With the Best Smile
Jeweled Sand
Over the Rainbow
Shadowplay
Swimming With the Sharks
I'll Fly With You
Hearts of the Forest
80's Deco
Into the Wild
Confetti

I'm working on making more of Androgynous and a slightly different Bellatrix.  When I originally mixed Bellatrix I couldn't find the Chartreuse glitter in the size I wanted, but now I have it... **victory dance**!!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Thanks everyone for your orders :)  Androgynous sold out really quick, I was surprised!  I am making more, and it's available for purchase in the shop right now, in addition to some bottles of Jeweled Sand.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Swatches of my current polishes

I have a separate page where I'll be updating the swatches here but this is what I have so far:

80's Deco

Androgynous

Bellatrix

Decorated

Girl With the Best Smile

Hearts of the Forest

I'll Fly With You

Into the Wild

Secret Garden

Spica *swirl*

Sunset Glow

Swimming With the Sharks

Monday, August 6, 2012

Next restock

First of all, Thank you to everyone who put in orders over the weekend!  I'm happy to tell you that they've all been packed & shipped!!!  I'm doing a free trial on stamps.com & I finally got the hang of it a couple orders in, so I hope everyone got their delivery confirmation numbers by e-mail. 
The next opening will be this Thursday, 8/9 @ 5pm PST on http://windestine.bigcartel.com.  Hope to see you there!  After this one, I will try to focus more on stocking the Etsy shop.

P.S. I might release a Halloween polish.  Last week I was wearing an early prototype for I'll Fly With You, and I realized it would almost be a perfect manicure for Halloween.  I'm in the process of tweaking, so we'll see what happens.  I told myself not to release anymore polishes this year, but... this was like serendipity!

P.P.S. If you haven't taken advantage of it already, the Subscribe by E-mail feature (to the left) is very useful for keeping track of new blog postings :)  It's pretty much like getting a newsletter.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Restock info

I have many bottles of polish waiting to be packaged and shipped to their new homes!  I happened to look at the weather forecast today, and I decided to move the restock up to tomorrow morning @ 10am PST.  If you can't make this one, the next one will probably be next Thursday.  Both openings will be on http://windestine.bigcartel.com & they will have the same stock:

Sunset Glow
Secret Garden
Androgynous
Androgynous mini
Decorated
Decorated mini
Bellatrix
Spica *swirl*
Asbestos
Carbon Copy
Girl With the Best Smile
Hydrangeas
Jeweled Sand
Over the Rainbow
Shadowplay
Swimming With the Sharks
I'll Fly With You
Hearts of the Forest
80's Deco
Into the Wild
Confetti

I no longer feel comfortable shipping by First Class or Priority Mail, so I'm switching over to Parcel Post shipping, which means higher prices and longer shipping times.  Of course this doesn't really benefit you as the customer in any way, so I'm offering discount codes for a limited time. 

DISCOUNT INFO! 
Use code 'DEC' for $3.75 off the price of a mini Decorated. 
Use code 'AND' for $3.75 off the price of a mini Androgynous. 
Good while supplies last; you MUST enter the code during checkout. 

Also, make sure to read the policies page and entire product description before making purchases! Thank you!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hello!  Check out my "Polishes in production" page; it's still a work in progress :)