Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My Kind of Cool Aid is Finally Here!

This is what 1100 bottles of nail polish looks like boxed!

But why leave it boxes when you can take them all out and play with them!

 And take their picture

Time for a close up!

How about I pose with my babies before they leave me?

Here's what it looks like on the nails!

I am so excited that it is all finally coming together! We have My Kind of Cool Aid up and running on the website and it is for sale for those of you who just can't wait to get your hands on it! For those that can't wait, I reduced the shipping for one bottle to $3. 

EDITED TO ADD: I was asked how many coats this was. I used two coats. Here is the thing - I love/hate one coat polishes. I love that they cover in one coat, but they are usually a little thicker to apply for me and I end up making a mess. Not to mention that even if it is a one coater, I am going to add a second coat anyway. So my polishes are all pretty much going to be two coaters. With that being said, When I did my right hand, I really only needed one coat, but my application is not so flawless on the left hand, so I needed two for that hand. It is a very richly pigmented formula, so if you are a master, you can probably get away with one coat, but in order to make my formula flawless for my standards - it's a two coater. I'm anxious to hear what you think of the formula!

Now for the sad news. The red holo is being delayed and may not come out until the summer collection! I am so saddened by this news, but there is a rare ingredient that is needed to make it happen and so we are now on a delay. BOO! I can't even begin to express how upset I am, but I am not giving up and neither is the lab! 

On the bright side - I have created a replacement for the red holo that is so friggin' amazing, you are going to flip! I can't even begin to tell you. I created this color in a panic and it came out so good, my jaw was on the floor! I must have created 15 colors before coming up with this one and when I saw it I just knew! SO instead of Follow Me, Iconic will be taking it's place (for now). I will post a picture of Iconic later this week, for now I will keep you guessing. :)

Oh and SO SUPER excited in the time it took me to write this post, I have already sold 7 bottles of My Kind of Cool Aid!!! I am in utter shock and so super stoked! That means so much to me! I am mailing any orders placed within 24 hours. Thank you so much to those of you who ordered! And thank you to everyone else who is waiting for the other colors for all your support and for continuing to follow me and listening to my ranting here! You are all awesome! I feel so lucky! 


  1. Holy Cow, that's a lot of polish! Nice job! I can't wait to see the whole collection.

  2. Looks great!!! How exciting for yo. I love the logo!

  3. Woo hoo! I love reading about this dream becoming a reality! I can't wait to take part and purchase some of this prettiness!

  4. Wow!!! look at all the pretties. I's gorgeous I can see the shimmer :)

  5. Woohoo, congrats!

    I'm eagerly anticipating the red holo! I love reds and holos so a red holo would be my HG!

  6. Sooo cool! Wish I could have my own naipolish brand some day! Congrats (:

  7. OMG that is amazing Maria! Congrats! Looks fantastic. I need!!!!

  8. @Smoochiefrog - Thanks! I can't wait either!
    @StardustStephanie - Thank you! Juan created it! He is a man of many talents!
    @styrch - I can't wait to see them on you! It is going to be so surreal seeing my polish on my fav bloggers!
    @rmcandlelight (nailsbeautiqued) - Thank you!
    @Justine - Thanks - I can't wait for the red holo either! I NEED THAT COLOR!!! HA!
    @you nailed it - That would be so cool! I would love to see more blogger lines - we can take over the polish world! HA!
    @Gina (Prim and Polished) - Thank you! I am so excited about everything!
    @jbrobeck - Aw thanks! You are awesome!

  9. That color is super duper awesome! and I can't wait to see the red Holo!!!

  10. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! i'm sooooo happy for you!!! that is seriously gorgeous and i cannot wait to see more colors!!!!

  11. Awesome! congrats, what an accomplishment :) Everything is coming together

  12. Congrats!! I can't wait to see Iconic!

  13. What an awesome color!!! Will Living Water & Iconic be available soon? If so, I'll wait and order all 3 together. If not, well you'll be getting my order for Iconic asap!

  14. @Elvira - I'm with you!

    @Kelliegonzo - Thank you! I can't wait to have a real collection!

    @Danielle - It sure it! Thank you!

    @Whateveramber - I am planning on taking some pictures tomorrow if the sun cooperates!

    @Karli - It looks like it will be about 3 more weeks before Iconic is available and I am keeping my fingers crossed for the same results with Living Water - but that one may be closer to 4 weeks. Let's send some good vibes that they're available sooner!

  15. Congratulations Maria! This color is so beautiful. I can't wait until Living Water & Iconic are available so I can place my order!

  16. I'm so glad my bottle's already on its way. I can't wait to wear it myself - look at that subtle shimmer!
    Side Note: Your nails grow so fast!! I'm glad they're not the uneven nubbins from that crazy salon anymore :)

  17. Woot! Just ordered my bottle. :)

  18. @faerieberry - I can't wait for them either! The waiting is driving me crazy!

    @Andi - You'll have to let me know when it arrives. As far as my nails - I have to admit, the picture is one I took when I approved the sample. But my nails are just about that long already - they do grow fast. I take Viviscal for my hair and it makes my nails grow at warp speed when I am taking it.

    @Skulda - The website has an automatic international shipping of $15 - yuck! BUT We are trying to see if we can get a rate chart for different locations that will give us exact rates. I think we can get it there much cheaper than $15 but still working out those kinks. Hang in there with me a little longer and I will post that as soon as we have more information.

    @KarenD - YAY! I have your order and will send it out during lunch today! :)

  19. So awesome. I love the color and just ordered a bottle! Congrats on making this dream a reality :)

  20. congrats!!!
    the polish looks great,i love the color :-)

  21. I totally meant to comment on this earlier. Congrats Maria!! I'm just so excited for you! I want to order a bottle for my bestie but I think I am going to wait until all 3 are out.

  22. Wow! This is super for an animal lover like me. :) I will get some bottles from you, but since I live in Sweden I will probably wait until you have more than one available... and also, I really courious about this red holo you're talking about... Will it get in production at all? I'm stoked and will follow you. :))

  23. @Thank you! I hope you love it! I can't wait to hear what you think!
    @NailCrazy - Thank you! I have been getting a lot of compliments on it. So exciting!
    @Tierney Thanks! I sent you an email - did you receive it?
    @Melisense - Yes we should have the other two colors available in about 3 weeks. Can't wait! We are still working on the red holo. It just won't be in the next few weeks like I had originally anticipated. But I am expecting to have it some time this year!

  24. Congratulations! I can't imagine how it must feel, looking at 1100 polish bottles made by you! And not just that, what an awesome polish it is! I found out about this beauty from Body and Soul blog and I'm so glad I did, it's beautiful and coming from a Nature friendly company and a blogger is making entire thing even more awesome! Since I'm living over the pond in Slovenia, I'll wait for a couple of shades more before the order, but I can't wait for them! Living Water looks simply smashing and the red holo sounds like exactly what I need in my life, not to mention Iconic made me drool all over my keyboard. ;) In short, again, congratulations for awesome work with your first baby and I can't wait for others! :)

  25. OMGEEEEEEE!! I just applied My Kind of Cool Aid and I am so IMPRESSED, Maria! The formula of Cult Nails seriously rivals RBL! You are one of the crème de la crème. Seriously.

    I knew your collection would be top quality, and that is why I ordered all four colors even though I'm not really into reds and berries. I *like* them enough, but I am more of a blue/green/periwinkle sort of gal.. Quench and Iconic are really great staples to have in a well-rounded collection, and I can't tell you enough how stupendous Living Water is - it's now in my Top 20, and I need to get a 2nd (and even a 3rd Helmer - yikes!) to contain my collection, so that's saying a lot.

    Congratulations on a job well done, and best wishes for the success and longevity of your company!