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This is where I will be posting information about restocks, new shades, etc.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Giveaway winner

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway! I will definitely be checking out some of the songs mentioned :) The winner this time is Leslie! Keep an eye on this page because the next giveaways just around the corner.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Another giveaway!

Hi everyone, this next giveaway will last around 24 hours, and is for the following polishes.

Leilani, Tomboy, Kizuna
The winner will get around 20 bottles total in an assortment of the 3 colors.

Interested? Before you enter, PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

1) I will only ship to the contiguous 48 states within the USA.
2) I am shipping by ground/parcel service, so don't expect to receive the box super soon
3) These bottles do not have perfect brushes... they are mostly slightly wonky/bent
4) The bottles are not labeled
5) After I e-mail the winner, if he/she doesn't respond within 24 hours, I will select another winner.

Still interested?

To enter, you will need a Rafflecopter account.  Just post a blog comment about your favorite song below and that's it!  I've always been into music, but lately my favorite song is "Now is the Start" by A Fine Frenzy :)

Entries will be accepted until midnight Thursday!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, September 23, 2013

And the winner is...

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway!  I had a blast reading all your comments :)
The winner was randomly selected and her name is Althea!

Keep an eye on this page (&Twitter) because another giveaway is coming soon!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Halloween Giveaway!

Halloween is right around the corner and it's the perfect occasion for a bulk-polish giveaway!

The 3 polishes in this batch are: When Hearts Collide (x3), We Only Come Out At Night (x8), and Shadowplay (x10). Of course, you can call them whatever you want, because these bottles are unmarked/unlabeled! One lucky winner will receive all 21 bottles, and hopefully you will make good use of them :)


 Interested? Before you enter, PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

1) I will only ship to the contiguous 48 states within the USA.
2) I am shipping by ground/parcel service, so don't expect to receive the box super soon
3) These bottles do not have perfect brushes... they are mostly slightly wonky/bent
4) As mentioned above, the bottles are not labeled

Still interested?

To enter, you will need a Rafflecopter account.  Just post a blog comment below and that's it!
Entries will be accepted until midnight Sunday!!!

  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

New collection! 20% off opening day

Hi all!  Ugh I am so sorry for not posting frequently. Personal life has been a bit hectic and I don't have high speed internet anymore. I am currently typing this from my smart phone. Anyways, today (wednesday) is the last day the spring clearance sale and starting tomorrow my new Little Women collection will be added to the shop. Use code 'MARMEE' for 20 percent off your order on THURSDAY ONLY!  I will be including Mini Moana in each order also.  Hope that covers everything :)

Here is Mini Moana. It basically has smaller glitters than regular Moana, and no orange.

Mini Moana
Little Women collection

Monday, June 17, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Glitter packs now available and other tidbits

Hi everyone, just a heads-up that I'm offering glitter packs in the shop for anyone who's interested in creating their own polishes.  I just have a lot of glitter, so I'm selling off my excess in convenient packaging.

Also, the buy 2 get 1 free deal is now over.  In it's place I'm offering a 15% off discount code starting today until the end of this Sunday, which is Father's Day (in case you forgot!).  Please use code '15JUNE' to take advantage of this deal :)

I've updated the list of blogger reviews, so check that out if you have time!

Monday, May 6, 2013

2nd donation to Make A Wish Foundation

Hi everyone!  Sorry for the long absence... Just wanted to pop in and thank everyone who purchased the charity polishes these past couple of months!  Today I was able to make a 2nd donation to the Make A Wish Foundation, this time for $112!  Woohoo!


You may be wondering, what have I been up to???  This has been a very weird spring season where I live... hot weather and hardly any rain.  Anyway, it has not helped my creative juices at all, so I'm just being a couch potato and watching tv or reading books when I get home from work.  I have been been taking time to send out polishes to wonderful bloggers though, and here are some of the most recent links (I just love seeing the swatches!):

Samarium's Swatches reviewed Crushed Rose In Spring, Polaris, and Sky Dancers
Pointless Cafe reviewed Crushed Rose In Spring

I did add some more Sky Dancers (periwinkle) to the shop if anyone was looking for it :)

Until next time!!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Easter polish restock tomorrow!

Hi everyone!  Here are 2 new polishes I'll be stocking in the Etsy shop tomorrow (3/21):

Sky Dancers (2 versions)

index & middle finger: Sky Dancers (lavender) - 3 coats
ring & pinky finger: Sky Dancers (periwinkle) - 2 coats

Next To Me

Next To Me
2 coats over wet n wild Sugar Coat
I guess technically that is 3 new colors?  I couldn't decide between the 2 versions of Sky Dancers, and who doesn't like options?

I'll be tallying up the sales from Charity polishes again soon!  Thank you to everyone!!!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Some polishes on clearance!

Hi everyone, TGIF!  I lowered the price on many polishes to $5, to make room for new colors in the future.  Check out the shop if you're interested!  http://windestine.etsy.com

Also, the free mini with orders of 2 polishes of more is now going to be 'Coraline'

I now leave you with some shots of Pond Patrol (which is now $5) and Moana (which I <3)



Tuesday, March 5, 2013

St. Patrick's Day polish

Hi everyone,
I did create a polish for St. Patrick's Day, and it's called Lucky Me.  While I had all my supplies out, I made small batches of 2 polishes that turned out so awesome (imho): Cotton Candy & Flower Parade.  They're on my nails right now, and I can't stop admiring them!

Check out bottle shots below.  They'll be on sale first thing Wednesday morning in my Etsy shop. :)


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Charity polish donation

Hello!  Just a quick note that I've added some stock to the Big Cartel shop, which doesn't require an account to purchase from, like Etsy does.  You just need Paypal.

Also, I calculated January & February's sales of the charity polishes (up to today) and the total was $156!!!!  I am so happy that we were able to raise so much money.  Thank you to everyone who purchased polishes :)


Monday, February 18, 2013

Updates!

Hello everyone,
Here's an update of what's happening at Windestine HQ.  

Restock

The next restock is this Wednesday, February 20.  I plan to activate the listings that morning, around 6AM PST.  In addition to what's currently in the shop, the following shades will be available:

Spring Collection trio (Leilani, Crushed Rose in Spring, Rainy Day Blues) (full size & mini)
Leilani (full size & mini)
Crushed Rose in Spring (full size & mini)
Rainy Day Blues (full size & mini)
On a Clear Night (full size)
Flower Deco (full size)
Frozen Wilderness (full size)
Wish Upon A Star (full size)
Androgynous (full size)
Jeweled Sand (full size)
Senescence (full size)
Moana (full size)

I'll still be offering a free mini Peach Ice with orders of 2 polishes or more.  :)

I ended up reformulating Moana's base because the original production method was costing more than I would have liked.  I think the new version turned out really great :)  Here's a comparison photo, and as you can see they pretty much look identical.

Reviews

I compiled a list of reviews for all the new polishes that will be stocked on Wednesday... there's a link at the top of the blog, or you can click here to see the list.

International Fans

Just a reminder, Overall Beauty carries some Windestine shades, and they ship internationally!  I recently sent over some bottles of Frozen Wilderness.

Charity Polishes

Thanks to everyone's support, I've sold over $100 worth of charity polishes!  I'll be posting the donation screenshot by the end of this week :)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Spring collection + charity polish update

Hello everyone, hope you are not being affected by the flu season.  I myself fell victim to it very recently, and it was not fun.  Just wanted to post an update on what's coming soon to the shop:

1) The Spring Collection - Rainy Day Blues, Leilani, Crushed Rose in Spring

2) New charity polish - flower deco


3) Standalone polish - On A Clear Night (dark, almost black base with rainbow shimmer)
    sorry I forgot to take a photo of it :(

Yes, 'flower deco' is a re-incarnation of '80's deco'.  There are still silver squares, they were hiding when I took the photo.  I added medium purple hex, yellow daisies, and colored the base grey.  All money from the sale price of this polish will be donated to the Make A Wish Foundation.

I'll be sending out samples to bloggers in a few days, and I'm real excited to be adding these polishes to the shop :)

P.S.
I have set up a blogger sample request form here if you are interested.

Regarding the charity polishes, I'm going to submit the first donation to the Make a Wish Foundation as soon as I reach $50 in sales.  Almost there!


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Valentine's polish + glitter topcoats

Here are the last of the new polishes that will be available during the next Etsy restock:

When Hearts Collide Valentine Edition
2 coats + baescoat
microfine holo glitter, snow white hearts, shred, small hex,
iridescent purple bar glitter in a darkish red base

Fine glitter topcoats
L-R: Tiny Leaves, Rain Mist, Red Chili
I had so much fun doing the nail art for the three topcoats... makes me want to do it more often.  I'm planning to offer them in mini bottles only.

Other shades I'll be stocking are:
Asbestos, Carbon Copy, and the charity polishes: Frozen Wilderness, Confetti Deluxe, Wish Upon a Star

Here are the charity polish swatches again, so they're all in one place:

Frozen Wilderness, Confetti Deluxe, Wish Upon a Star
As I mentioned before, all money from the sales of these 3 polishes will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Update on the free mini offer

Hello, quick update.  I have just about run out of Electrical Snowstorm, and I'm so glad they're all going to new homes.  It's time to offer a different shade.... which will be Decorated (edit 1/24: The new freebie is Peach Ice!).  So all new orders of 2 polishes or more from this evening onward will have a free mini Decorated included in the package.  Thanks everyone!

P.S. I am going to reveal 3 more glitter topcoats before the upcoming restock on 1/16, so stay tuned!  They are very simple but great for nail art purposes.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Restock on 1/16 with new polishes for charity

I took 3 existing polishes and tweaked them to create these!

Left to right:
Frozen Wilderness - black, copper, coffee glitter in a white base
Confetti Deluxe - hex, fiber, stars, square glitter in multiple sizes in a clear base
tbd - blue, turquoise, fuchsia, holo silver, matte yellow, gold glitter in a dark blue base

Into the Wild has transformed into Frozen Wilderness.  
Confetti has transformed into Confetti Deluxe
Spica *swirl* has transformed into something I haven't found a name for yet (lol).  Any suggestions are highly welcome.

I'll be restocking the Etsy shop on Wednesday, 1/16 and these 3 polishes will be available.  All proceeds from the sale prices will be donated to Make A Wish Foundation.  I'll post a screenshot of the donation, maybe after I sell all or most of them, and I get everything tallied.  I'm very excited about this!