Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tuesday night feature

So things seem to have finally settled down a bit, now there is time for a regular post. 

Let's start with a quick update on the craft show we attended this past weekend. After a LOT of prep- see my instagram for an idea- we finally made it!

Poor Ryan. He's been sick the last little while (I may or may not have given him my cold) but he still made my display stands for the craft show- when he was home sick from work no less! Don't worry, I bought him a box of cookies and neo-citran to say thank you :)

And here is the finished product, I think he did a fantastic job! Thoughts?

I was also pretty psyched to introduce my new packaging into the mix and was quite happy with how everything seemed to come together.

And now for a polish.

Here follows a color I've been playing with for quite some time, though you may not know it to see it as it's really very simple in formula. Please excuse the messy stamp nail-art, I got a bit excited and messed it up a little, it feels like it's been years since I broke out the 

Let's focus on the color instead. This is a deep ash/carbon grey with lots of shimmer and holo glitters.

I tried to capture a bit of the violet shimmer and blue flash in the background of all that holo-ness.

This polish is easily opaque in 1-2 coats, I used 3 in these photos to achieve a more intense/dark level of opacity.

I took some slightly out of focus, low-light photos to try and convey the sparkle and flash of both the holo and the irridescent bits.

Any thoughts? I know on the surface it may seem a bit plainer compared to a lot of my other polishes, but I love the subtle shimmer and flash that it has and right now I am really loving the polishes that can stand alone as a solid yet still have an element of mystery and interest to them... at least that was my attempt at it!

What do you think: love it, meh, or lose it?

Sleep sweet and talk soon!


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Who needs sleep?

I know it's been ages since we sat down for a chat, I feel like so much has happened in all that time so I want to update you as quickly as possible on all the exciting things, both polish and non-polish related, that have been happening!

So where did we leave off last?

Ah yes, the changing seasons and slowly fading summer :( 

Since that last post we had Thanksgiving up here in Canada (for my American and international friends) the 2nd weekend of October- yes, it's been that long! It was a wonderful weekend away spent with my guy and my parents, it was so nice to be home and feel rested and just enjoy some quietness away from the city life.

I did a little bit of stalking in my free time...

This is Ryan telling me to stop stalking him and come pick some raspberries...

Hey, where'd you go???

After this wonderful and all-too-short weekend, it was back to city and working life :(

It was not without it's perks though, I had the awesome opportunity to go to a Starfield concert and WOW were they amazing! For those of you who aren't familiar, Starfield is a Christian band who have been around for about 10 years now, even if you're not a Christian or familiar with the band they are still a great listen and super funny and down to earth guys... I highly recommend!

You can check out one of their latest songs HERE :)

This update is one I'm pumped about... New footy shoes and the start of indoor soccer :) Aren't they sexy? Yay for getting exercise and getting out of the polish dungeon twice a week!

Now for the polish-related updates! (There are a lot more things to share than I originally thought...)

Tonight has been a night of getting ready for an up-coming craft show. This will be my first ever and I'm not sure what to expect but am kind've excited. Lots of prep has been going on though, hence why I'm still awake at 2am :(

Poor Ryan, I gave him my cold and he is now a big sniffly sicky-pants, but is still helping me get ready for the show. What a guy :)

Will they all fit? And will it handle all that polish? We shall soon find out...

And in the midst of all this preparation, new labels and packaging arrived also! I feel like everything is coming together... but it's all happening at once and it's a bit hard to keep track of at times!

Welcome, new label! What are your thoughts? Do you prefer the old? I'd love feedback!

Here's a way-back play-back for you. 
For those of you amazing people who have supported me from the beginning, you might remember the very basic first labels we had going on... I'd like to think that we've improved ourselves just a bit since the fund-raising for Africa campaign!

Check out these before and after shots....

There are a few more interesting changes coming up (they are mostly polish-related I promise), but since it is after 2 in the AM, I will save them for another post. 

I promise this next one won't take me a month to post, stay tuned. 

Sleep sweet and stay classy all,