Cult Nails is Liquidating!!
All polishes 60% OFF!!!!
This is probably the hardest blog post I've ever had to write. We have been fairly open the last four years, so I feel like I have to write about it. Plus when I hear of a favorite indie or blogger calling it quits with no explanation, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED!!! Is that so wrong? I'm vested damn it!
So here it is - We have decided it is time to close the doors on Cult Nails and move on to other things. This is not something I imagined when I started this. I really wanted to start something that could be a legacy for my kids, something that I could eventually grow into a makeup and potentially accessory line down the road. I had big plans. But as we all know the best laid plans, can come undone in the blink of an eye. And that is where we are right now.
I am saddened to see my dreams end, but there are so many reasons that makes now the time to go. I would rather not get into a lot of it, because I have prided myself on always keeping things positive. I don't know what tomorrow will bring, but it is time to see. I still see myself coming back or reinventing myself in some way, but at the same time, walking away from it all sounds pretty nice too. It has been fun, stressful, exciting, scary, busy, adventurous... you name it, and I experienced it. I have made so many friends that I would never have made without this adventure. I keep coming back to one particular adventure, I don't know why, but it is the one that comes back when I think of everything we have experienced.
I was going to Fashion Week! OMG! I was going with a team of nail artists while James Vincent and other amazing makeup artists were doing the makeup. Did I say OMG?! I met some really cool people, I was staying at the Gossip Girl hotel. E! was staying at the same hotel! Lots of celebs were also staying at the same hotel (not that I saw any!) I was right there in the middle of it all! How did this happen?! But even better, I was meeting up with Judy from Beauty Judy and Claudia from Chromatic Misadventures. Claudia was taking me and Judy all over the city for some girl fun. The snow got intense and well, we had a girly sleep over in my hotel room. It was the night of a Target launch and the next morning I got to meet up with some more of my girls, (That I also met online thanks to Claudia) for a day of Target shopping. I thought back on the weekend so many times over the last year. I went to NYC alone, and it all happened because of this little blog. I have family in NY, and I remember reaching out to a cousin who I was supper close with growing up. I hadn't seen her since my wedding (20 yrs ago this April.) and I was hoping to spend time with her. She never responded to me. Yet these strangers I met online embraced me and took me on a ride of my life for an unforgettable few days. I realized this blog had somehow created a new family. An online family. I am still super close to both Claudia and Judy. There is nothing I wouldn't do for these girls. They are a small handful of all the amazing people I have now have the opportunity to call my friends.
So while some may look at this as a business closing or a business failed, it was so much more than that to me. I can't even express just how much "The Cult" means to me and how much it has impacted my life. I am sad and angry with myself for not pushing forward and making it work. Part of me feels like such a failure for throwing in the towel. But then I think of the times like those days in NYC, and I know that this all happened for a reason. And maybe, just maybe that reason was not leaving a legacy for my girls like I thought. Maybe one day I won't feel like such a failure for calling it quits.
So that's it, we are liquidating, this is the end. I don't know what else I can say. But if you want to hear the entire story, come over and bring a few bottles of wine. We'll laugh, we'll cry, we'll move on. I don't know what this means for my future just yet. I don't know if I will continue blogging. I know if I do, it will not just be about nails. I have grown and found myself in these last few years as a result of this experience. I have so much more to offer and share. Heck I can't even say that this will be my last attempt at having a business. I just don't know. If I do keep the blog, I will most likely re brand it. But I guess time will tell.
As for the liquidating and what that means. For us it means hoping the liquidation covers all our business expenses that are outstanding. For you it means having an opportunity to snag your favorite Cult Nails polish or a back up, or heck even trying us for the first time at 60% off. As supplies sell out, we will not be replenishing the stock. So that's it. If you want to grab your polish before we are gone for good, head over to www.cultnails.com. Outside of that, please share the news with all your family, friends and fans, so everyone can help us wish "The Cult" a fond farewell.
And lastly THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us these last four years. I can't thank you enough for helping make my dreams a reality. Regardless of how it ends, at least I got to live a dream. Thank you!