First OMG! OMG! OMG! Did you guys see that we were recognized as The Best Indie Brand of the Year 2011! Juan sent me that email to work today and I about fell out of my chair! I can't even begin to express what that means to me! And even more exciting, I was nominated by her readers as one of the Best Indie Brand of the Year 2011 too! That means that so many of you also feel the same way! I mean we are talking about me being grouped with the likes of Fyrinnae, OCC, Sugarpill, theBalm and more! WOW! I don't even know what to say! Just being nominated by your guys is enough for me honestly! In the grand scheme of things this may not seem huge to some, but for me it is a HUGE honor! Next I will take over Magazine Beauty Awards! LOL! It will happen one day...
In other news, and this is huge! And it makes me shake even announcing it! It seems so real and final just posting it on here. But here goes... I quit my job today! I felt it was time that I put my energy into Cult Nails full time. The thought of not having a steady paycheck and roping in on a serious budget is beyond scary! I think I have a few months left where I can work Full Time and have Cult Nails, but I don't see it being much longer than that. But SURPRISE of all surprises, my boss asked me if I would consider a job share option, where I worked part time instead! You guys have no idea how good that made me feel! My work has been beyond amazing as I took this Cult Nails venture. My CEO who started the company I work for with a few other co-workers has offered me unlimited advice whenever I have asked for it. My boss has been beyond flexible when I have needed it for the Cult, I just didn't think I could ask them for anything more than I already have. Most companies would have told me to take a hike by now. To me this says so much about the company that I work for and the people there. They want me to succeed yet value me enough to want to keep me. I swear days like today are the days dreams are made of!
I'm not sure yet if the part time thing will pan out. I truly hope it does. And since I never talk about my day job on here, I hope finally doing so does not jinx it! But my main priorities right now are finding the perfect replacement and if it works out that we can job share that will be amazing. If it doesn't work out, I wasn't expecting the option, so I am no worse off then what I originally thought I would be. And really getting to devote more time or all my time to the Cult is just an awesomely amazing thing!
Admittedly though, the thought of not having a steady paycheck is kind of freaking me out! What if I don't sell enough polish to pay my bills? Feed my children? or worse feed my fashion habit? LOL - ok I have gone without that last one before, so I'm sure I can do it again, but the thought did cross my mind! I mean I'm nothing if not honest! I guess this means I need to work three times as hard to make the most amazing polishes you guys have ever seen!
But most importantly - I owe you all a HUGE THANK YOU!!!
Cult Nails celebrates it's one year anniversary on 1/11/12 and I can't believe how much it has changed my life in one short year! I am hoping we can do an anniversary sale. It looks like some of the bottles of Clairvoyant will be sent to me ON 1/11, so we may offer a pre-sale starting on our anniversary, since we should have it within a week of that. Once I have confirmation that the date will hold I will let you all know! Fingers crossed!
Oh and did I say THANK YOU? Well how about just one more time then :