Friday, August 31, 2012

What a day.

To start the post off I thought it would be nice to put up a few preview pictures of the color I'm putting the finishing touches on now. All but one ended up being just this side of blurry and wouldn't cut it. So look at a bottle. Oooh, shiny!

Ooh, purple!
Please, excuse the horrible attempt at stamping there on the ring finger and the state of my cuticles. It was a busy day. So many times I sat down to start filling bottles now that I have a formula I'm happy with. So many times I was pulled away mere seconds later by either a crash, a cry, or a cat. I tell ya' if it wasn't one it was the other.

Spoiler: Minor whining ahead.
I understand where Little Girl(and to a degree the cat) are coming from, I do. It's not easy to have Mom home but not have her undivided attention. Today just happened to be one of those days where "abandonment" was the theme more than usual. At one point Little Girl decided that because I wouldn't let her have grape soda in her bedroom that she was going to retaliate by making it rain shoes in the living room. She also "secret cleaned" the bathroom. Water. Everywhere. The truth is that I have no idea what to do. By 7:30 in the evening I had run out of punishments and bribes and was at my wit's end. She ended up going to bed a full hour and a half earlier than she normally would and even that was a battle. Here's hoping that Daddy's days off and having both of us home all day helps her feel better and evens things out for the next week.
Do any of you have trouble with this? Are any of you stay-at-home mothers? Let me know!
Love and pretty polish to all of you,

Thursday, August 30, 2012

... And we're off!

The idea behind this blog is to catalog my progress as I delve into the deep, sexy, world that is creating your own cosmetic line. For me this world deals primarily in nail polish. Mmm, fumes. That's right- I'm a gal trying to elbow her way into the indie nail polish community. Interestingly enough from what I can gather from my many hours of diligent research(as in "the internet") it's actually a fairly welcoming and diverse community. One that I honestly hope I'll make a name for myself in. With that said, I've spent the last month working on the first color for my premiere collection. The past two days in particular being the busiest as I finally felt the color was ready to be bottled. So without further stalling I present "No Name Brown"; thus named because it does not, indeed, have a name yet. Lol.
Oh yeah. Look at those bottles. Aren't they just the sexiest? I wanted to be sure to include indoor, sunny, and shade images; just so you could get a feel for what it looks like in the bottle under all forms of light. Better yet, though- I then swatched it! Yay!

This is one coat and no top coat in direct sunlight.
One coat and no top coat - Shade.
Two coats and no top coat - Sunlight
Two coats and no top coat - Shade
Two coats w/ one coat Seche Vite - Sun
Two coats w/ one coat Seche Vite - Shade 

I'm not going to launch into the formal or reviewing my own color, as that just seems vain and unnecessary. However, I totally wanted to share and get thoughts from the internet at large on my first creation! Are any of you indie polish makers or interested in starting? I'd love to find out.

 Love and pretty polish to all of you,