Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Big Announcement - R3Daily Creates Cult Nails Polish Line

I know you have all been waiting for my "BIG" announcement. Well here it is! I am starting my own nail polish line!!! OK, so I am just a little freaked out right now, because I can't believe it is really happening. I am dumping my life savings and then some into creating my piece of the American Dream. Heck not just the American Dream,  Anybody's Dream. Working for myself, doing something I love and making a difference in the world. As I planned for the line, the expenses just kept adding up as much as the demands on my time did. But in the end, it feels real good to be here announcing this today. Now I wish I could stand here and say this is going to be a huge collection, but I can't. One, I am actually sitting as I type this and two, It would take my life savings and a few other people's life savings to make this a huge collection. Of course I could have gone the route of smacking my label on someone else's polish and saved a few bucks, but we all know that isn't going to cut it. If I am going to do this, it has to be created for us. So I will be launching just three polish colors to start and I plan to release three more colors each season. So by the end of the year I will have 12 colors. Of course if things go great, I may just increase those colors to 4 or more per season, but let's not put the cart before the horse! My colors will release in early 2011, so we will have to be a bit patient in the beginning. But so many times when writing my blog I want to talk about how the business is going and can't, so I decided to announce it now. I want to start off with my official press release and following the press release, I have another BIG announcement! So stay tuned!

Cult Nails Press Release:

August 31, 2010 Nail polish blogger R3 Daily announces a new nail polish line, Cult Nails. Maria Morrison is the blogger of R3 Daily and creator of Cult Nails. The polish line will be B3 Free which means it does not contain formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phtalate. Cult Nails polish line is also camphor free, cruelty free and considered a vegan friendly product. "When creating this line it was important to me that not only can I safely wear it, but so can my daughters."

The line will launch in early 2011 with only three colors. Cult Nails will continue to introduce colors to the line throughout each fashion season in 2011. Maria stated that "While I was very excited about the opportunity, I had to be realistic in what I could bring to the table. A small line with a limited collection is a perfect introduction for Cult Nails. The focus is on creating trend setting polish colors that are fun and safe while taking an earth friendly stance in everything we do" In fact Cult Nails committment to being earth friendly means removing unneccesary packaging, using boxes for shipping that are made from 100% recycled materials and shipping packages with reusable packing materials, like cotton balls.

The three introductory shades will retail for $10 per bottle and will include a vibrant holographic red aptly named "Follow Me", a true grey purple creme with a subtle shimmer named "My Kind of Cool Aid" and a yet to be chosen color that R3 Daily's blog followers will have an opportunity to create. Maria's goal is to involve the polish blogging community in the creation of this new line, "Polish bloggers and followers are the most amazing group of women I have seen. They are so supportive of each other and have amazing ideas when it comes to polish. I can't wait to see what they create! This line isn't just for me, it's for all of us!"

For more information on R3 Daily or Cult nails go to: http://www.r3daily.com/ or http://www.cultnails.com/

OK, OK, you just read the second big announcement - that is right, I want you guys to help me create the last color. So go to www.cultnails.com/Shop for details and to enter. The winner will be featured here on my blog and credited with the color creation on the Cult Nails website and receive the entire first season's collection free! And while blogging or tweeting about this contest won't earn you more entries for this contest, feel free to blog or tweet about it! Heck, who am I kidding, PLEASE blog or tweet about it!

Phew....that was a lot to get out there! Are you still reading all this? What a trooper! Thanks again everyone for your support, it really means the world to me to have you all as followers and now hopefully as members of Cult Nails! Oh and one last thing before I go, welcome to the Cult!

60 comments:

  1. Amazing news! Congratulations and good luck on your endeavors.

    You know, I remember when you were first starting this blog and I interviewed you and you told me a psychic said big things were coming your way. THIS IS IT! She was spot on Maria!!!

    I am going to post your press release on my blog. Be sure to keep me posted with info!

    Gina

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  2. Congratulations Maria. I am so happy for you!!! Gonna do as Gina and post your press release!

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  3. congratulations my dear!! i'm so happy for you and proud of your dedication!

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  4. wow, that is exciting news! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  5. Oh my gosh Maria, I could not be more excited for you! I posted this up on the blog to pass it on. Lots of luck and love!

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  6. This is totally awesome! Congratulations! I can't wait to see what you come up with! :)

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  7. OMG, that's awesome! From the descriptions, I can guarantee that I'll be buying "Follow Me" and "My Kind of Cool Aid." It sounds like MKoCA might be dupish to Paradoxal?

    Congratulations!

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  8. This is beyond awesome!! I'm so so SO excited for you! Congrats!!!

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  9. THIS IS AWESOME!!! I can not wait to see what you come up with. I can promise you that I'll be ordering from you. :D

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  10. SOOOOOO Excited! Can we preorder???

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  11. I posted this too!!! Was so excited I forgot to tell ya!

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  12. I will blog about it when I get home. I can wait to see what bottle you have chosen for your collection....Yippee!!! :D

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  13. Yay!! You've done it :) congrats Maria!! I'll be blogging this soon (I have to work on translating it into french first ^^)

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  14. OMG!!! congratulations!!! you'll do great in the business :)

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  15. Congratulations!! This is such great news for you (and us fellow polish addicts, of course).

    I'm very excited to see the shades you designed/developed/made!!

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  16. WooHoo!!! Can't wait to see them and buy them. Got to support our fellow blogger. So awesome!

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  17. Wow, congratulations and good luck. Can't wait to see the colours and swatches when you launch!

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  18. Wow, congrats! I'm really happy for you!:)
    Hope you'll ship internationally, I have a hunch I'll be the first in line for ordering them:)

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  19. Sign me up for a bottle of your vibrant holographic red!

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  20. Sweet! I'm looking forward to your polish line. XD

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  21. Congratulations, Maria! I can't wait to see your polishes - I'm so excited for you!!!!

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  22. Congratulations! I love your two ideas for colours so far and I'm definitely going to enter. Good Luck with your business. =)

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  23. Wow, congrats! That IS the dream!

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  24. Thanks you! I know - you were the start of my nail blog!!! How amazing is that! You were there from the beginning! So if I need a lawyer - you know who I'm going to call! HA!

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  25. Thank you and thanks for posting it! I really appreciate it!

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  26. Thanks! It has been crazy and continues to be so, but hey for nail polish - it's worth it!

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  27. Thank you! I can't wait to get the samples back so I can show everyone!

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  28. Thank you! It is going to be soon! I can't wait to show off my colors!

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  29. MKoCA is definitely not even close to Paradoxal. Paradoxal is stunning on it's own, MKOCA will definitely be equally as stunning but TOTALLY different!

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  30. Yay thank you! I hope everyone feels the same way!

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  31. I was thinking about offering this option, I am waiting until my colors go into production and go from there. If everyone wants to pre-order, then for sure I will offer it!

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  32. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!

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  33. Thank you! Go to the Cult Nails Website - my bottles are on the home page!!! I love them, they are a bit bigger than .50 ounce.

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  34. Thank you so much! I am now going to have to pretend I know French and read it in French with my best accent. I wish I could speak French - that would be so cool!

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  35. Thank you! I sure hope so! It feels right!

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  36. Thank you! I can't wait to be able to post them either! I hope everyone loves them as much as I do!

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  37. Thank you! I can't wait to show the colors!

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  38. Thank you! I really appreciate it!

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  39. I know - that one is so cool looking! I can't wait to have that lab sample in my hot little hands!

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  40. Thank you! I intend on shipping internationally. I think what I am going to do is figure out the shipping on each international order and before shipping, let the person know what the shipping cost is and go from there. Hopefully there is a cost effective option for international customers.

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  41. Thank you! I am so glad to see everyone is excited! YAY!

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  42. Thank you! That is so great to hear! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

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  43. Thanks! It really is! I still am waiting for someone to pinch me! But wait - maybe not, because if this is a dream, I don't want to wake up!

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  44. Love your blog & I'll be cheering you on all the way!!!

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  45. Thank you so much for the support! I hope everyone loves it as much as I do!

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  46. Thanks! That means a lot to me!

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  47. Wow, congratulations! You're an inspiration and I'm so glad you ship internationally so I'll be able to get my hands on some Cult Nails!!!

    I'm literally starting out on my polish blogging experience, haven't got up the courage to post yet.....so you really are someone to look up to.

    Good luck!!!

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  48. Wow!! This is huge!!
    Congrats Maria BTW I like very much your earth friendly-cruelty free idea!!
    Good luck, I will enter the contest and wait for the first collection to be available ;-)

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  49. Huge,......Gigantic,.......... CONGRATULATIONS! I am so excited for you! I am going tot he site NOW!!!!

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  50. WOW! Congratulations and best of luck! I really like your blog and have been reading (lurking...ha) for a while :) Can't wait!

    K
    stalkthepostman@gmail.com

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  51. Congrats!! wow, so excited, I wish you the best of luck :)

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  52. Wow, this is awesome! Congrats! :D

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  53. Lurking? What? We don't bite - come join the conversation girl! Thank you for following, I really appreciate it!

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  54. Thanks girl! I am so tired yet living off the excitement of it all! I can't wait for my samples to get here already! Ha!

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  55. Thank you! That was so important to me, I want to try to re-use as much as possible and what I get new hopefully can be re-used or recycled by the receiver.

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  56. Wow - thank you! Yes I definitely plan on shipping internationally. I have a feeling the post office and I are going to become best friends!

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