Anyway the Winter collection is the collection that ws on the verge of being cancelled up until oh a few days ago actually. Seriously, I was just going to put out Clairvoyant and call it a day and start fresh next year. I was drafting the post announcement in my head already. After creating Clairvoyant (Unicorn Puke), nothing felt right. I thought maybe a collection of three cremes would go perfect with it, then I didn't want to do three cremes because my January collection is going to be 3-4 cremes. Then I made Time Traveler a perfect Slate Grey. Then I created a few duochromes and glass fleck glitters and a few more cremes. When I say I make at least 20 colors per collection and then whittle it down to the 4 colors, that is just the beginning. When I send the colors to the lab they send me anywhere from 1 - 5 incantations of each color I ask for. Imagine going through all that polish and picking only 4!
Well this time none of them felt right. Then in a fit of mixing one night, my ADD got the better of me and I started mixing things into what was slated to be Time Traveler. I mixed a pink/purple shimmer in to it and my heart stopped. It had to be a color. But when? How? I already had a test batch of 100 bottles of Time Traveler sitting in my storage, could I really change it instead of completing the order I already had for Time Traveler? What would I do with those 100 bottles? Could I do both? F it, I sent the new mix to the lab - I had to have this color.
The other color was a taupe with the silver/pink/blue shimmer of Let Me Fly and My Kind of Cool Aid. I am thinking that shimmer is my thing, I want it in everything! But here is how this color came to be: I saw these shoes and they were amazing and I had to have them, and I kept thinking I need to bottle this taupe! Then when I really looked the shoes had my shimmer! OMG! I HAVE to make this a color - NOW! So I mixed and mixed until I had it perfect. But somehow the lab couldn't match it. Then low and behold, I see these collections releasing and not one but three brands released it! Oh no! I did it again! I came up with a color other people were creating! How do I keep doing that? But I was down to the wire and I knew when the color came in from the lab I was going to be on the hook for the color. My heart sank. I was going to knowingly release something exactly or almost exactly to what other people already have. :( But lady luck was on my side. Sometimes I swear our chemist is a little color blind because my sample came back brown not taupe. Like chocolate milk brown. And it was beautiful and stunning and perfect and not what I asked for, but it is so right all at the same time. YAY! Another color finalized!
So now we are down to the wire, I had to pick between four colors choices. 1. A perfect retro red that whenever I wear it people stop to ask me who makes that red, 2. The pink jelly with duochrome glass fleck glitter, 3. The vivid blue with gold shimmer and pink flakes created by another blogger or 4. The perfect Navy opaque jelly created for a follower. I narrowed it down to two colors posted them on Facebook and let you guys decide. The Navy Jelly ended up winning by 1 vote! Can you believe it?
Now the Winter collection was set to release November 18th, but we need 6 - 8 weeks to fill an order after we create the colors and finalize which ones we want. So that means I'll be lucky to have them the week before Christmas at this rate! But many of the delays happened because of our lab, so we are BEGGING to have some strings pulled and get our collection to us by Nov 15th since we have been telling them we need it by then since July. If it happens we will be on target for our Nov 18th release! I should know by tomorrow if this is going to happen. Fingers crossed!
OK so enough blabber - you guys want to see the collection right? Well I have been busy packing orders and packing polishes we are donating and numbering the Unicorn Puke bottles and getting all that together, so forgive my pictures, they were taken a while ago or quickly tonight. I will try to get some better ones up as soon as I have more time. Oh and Time Traveler is no longer the grey. Yeah we changed it up a bit by popular request. The grey has a new name and Time Traveler will be the blue jelly. :)
I introduce to you our Super Powers Collection!
Mind Control - Slate Grey with intense bursts of pink/purple shimmer. Control your mind and the minds of those around you with this amazing polish. It'll be difficult for your mortal enemy to concentrate on anything other than your stunning nails when wearing this color!
Power Thief - A muddy brown with intense shimmer that sparkles silver, pink or blue. A power thief can steal all the super powers from those around them and use them for their own purpose. Imagine all those powers being "muddled" together and at your finger tips!
Time Traveler - A perfect opaque navy jelly polish. I was thinking this one would have something to do with a water super power. But those in the know quickly corrected me and let me know that this was Time Traveler thanks to Dr. Who. I remember that show from when I was a kid and I never got past the opening music because it scared me, so regretfully, I can't say I know exactly what they are talking about, but I'll take their word for it! :)
And last but certainly not least - Clairvoyant. A perfect purple jelly with a rainbow of flakes. In looking into my future, I knew I had to have this color, who knew that it would become a reality! Wear this and see your future clearly - it'll be amazing!
|One coat on index finger, two on middle finger and three on the other two fingers.|