Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sale & Announcement

How is everyone doing? I had a few cousins come into town for the weekend, and a few that live within a few hours that all came in for a reunion of sorts. One cousin that lives within a few hours of here, I haven't seen since I was a baby, the other it has been at least 25 yrs and two more live out of state. One I actually do see every few months, but it still isn't enough - she lives only an hour away! But we have kids and life tends to get in the way. So since we had two coming in from out of town, a reunion was called for. I can't tell you how fast the weekend went by! Fri, Sat & Sun were so much fun and such a blur. It felt like I blinked and it was over! I miss them all already. But I had such a great time, I didn't work at all the entire weekend! Well I think I may have glanced at FB but that was about it! LOL! It makes me wish I lived near my family though. Not enough to move back to MA, I mean it does snow there after all, but enough to want them to move here to my lovely beach life. :)

Blurry pic, but these are my beautiful cousins! Can you imagine growing up around so many beautiful women? This isn't half of them!
On top of that one daughter had her end of year dance this last weekend and the other went to prom. The other daughter refused to go to the dance. I think it's just so I wouldn't get pictures of her in a  pretty dress! LOL!

Anyway, come Monday I knew I had to get my but back to work on the office and checking FB and Twitter and responding to emails. Well I made it as far as responding to emails. I went to the office worked for about 15 minutes and just couldn't hack it. I came home with every intention of taking a nap, but then decided that would be a bad idea because then I would be up all night. Instead I layed  there perusing through my Lucky magazine, did my nails, and then layed there some more like a bump on a log. Oh I did get up long enough to get out and do groceries and ended up with a massive headache! See that's what you get for being responsible! LOL!

Today I was on fire! I was running around working on the office, responding to emails this morning and I even did a blog post that is now MIA! What the...!!! So here I sit again after painting for hours on end all achy, wanting to play on Twitter and Facebook with you guys and instead re-writing my post! DOH! (By play I totally mean work if Juan is reading this. I get to say that FB & Twitter is work! Love it!!)

SO here goes post take 2:

The sale will be here on Saturday!! One day only! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! (I couldn't resist - make sure you read it like the car commercials say it!) So the sale is an chance for you to get 3 of our colors at the amazing price of just $5!! WAHOO! (I think I said 2 last time, but I think we should stick with 3 like last time, don't you?) The only difference is that it is a limited selection of colors that will be on sale for $5. Just the ones that sold out during the last sale that are now back in stock. The colors included in the sale are Cruisin' Nude, Living Water, Let Me Fly, Hypnotize Me and Iconic. I think I'm missing one....Enigmatic! How could I forget! So you can pick any 3 (or less or more) and we will give you $5 off of up to 3 of these colors!

But wait there's more! I planned on bringing Feel Me Up back in November with a Fall collection. Then I accidentally re-ordered it when I re-ordered these colors. You would think that when I received the polish match samples to approve, it would have been a red flag, but nope, I approved it again. Then when I received the pre-ship sample, I approved it yet again! So now I have Feel Me Up on hand! I can't possibly leave it sitting here til November! That just doesn't seem fair, so I will release it on Saturday! WAHOO! And no we are not including it in the $5 sale. (I say that now, but I know you guys are going to brow beat me until I include it in the sale! LOL!) Oh frick, OK fine, I'll include it in the sale, might as well just give you what you want and be ahead of the game! :) For those who don't know, this is a 2 (maybe 3) coat yellow, depending on how you apply polish and how long your nails are. It is a cross between a jelly and a creme. The end result is a creme yellow the color of a buttercup. (Still working on that perfect 1 coat yellow)


Not done yet... We have one more color to add to the mix. Nevermore was supposed to launch with a series of fun top coats. The top coat ingredients have been delayed by the supplier and Nevermore is ready. So I am going to add that too! A one coat true black. I can't tell you how amazing this color is. It is AMAZING! Best black ever if I do say so myself! And yes of course, I will include that in the $5 sale too!


Now the not so fun news. Iconic is a bit different. We had an ingredient go away and had to reformulate it. It is within what the lab calls a 5% visual approval. Which means to the layman there is no difference. But to those of you like me, there is. It still is amazing and beautiful, but the shimmer had to change resulting in a more intense shimmer. So all in all not a bad thing. My friend whose favorite color is Iconic said the new version looks like her original bottle. So perhaps its just me who can see it. But I doubt it. Here is a quick swatch of the two. The original will never come back, but the updated version is still amazing and really within a 5% difference, which isn't much at all. I had to grapple with the decision of just discontinuing it forever or reformulating it. I went with the reformulation option. I have debated on posting about it since the change is so minor, but I would never be able to sleep at night if I didn't mention it. So I am mentioning it. Not only that, but those of you who wanted more shimmer, you will be loving the newer version!
The new version is on the left and the original is on the right. The only change is the ingredient in the shimmer and it is much more noticeable. This is taken inside at night in regular lighting, just to give you an idea.
AND lastly... we have a new collection coming out soon! I will be posting swatches soon and pre-sale information soon, so keep an eye out for that news!

29 comments:

  1. All very exciting news. Your constant sales tempt me, I have 8 bottles of Cult Nails now :D

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  2. oooh!!! i am actually loving the new shimmery-er Iconic, I might just order it now! thank you!!!

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  3. Looking forward to the sale! Thanks for having it!

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  4. Oh... I may have to camp out at my computer on Saturday... that black and yellow are calling my name :D...
    Now I WANT TO SEE SWATCHES OF THE NEW COLLECTION :D

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  5. Woohoo for your sale this Saturday and upcoming collections! Love your polishes =]

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  6. LOVE! Can't wait for the sale AND to see that new collection!

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  7. You are not making it easy for us to choose 3 are you? So I am torn. I got my three polishes in the last sale. It seems wrong to buy more during this one.
    It's like Pokemon.I've got to have them all and I am so close to finishing my set. :-)
    Thanks for the swatch comparison on Iconic. Thanks for the laughs I got while reading this post!!

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  8. YAY!!! I'm so excited! I got three during your last sale, but they're more Fall colors, so I'm looking forward to getting some summery ones this time.

    Thanks so much!

    xo,
    Heather

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  9. no Scandalous?! noooo! I totally missed out on that one during your last sale and I have been craving it like crazy ever since!

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  10. thanks for telling us about the change. like you said, even if you hadn't said anything, 99% of us probably wouldn't have noticed, but your honesty and willingness to communicate with your fans and customers is what makes Cult Nails so fab! <3

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  11. The new iconic looks more orange. It was the redness that I liked. Don't know if that means I'll skip it or not (after all, it IS half price, and apparently I'm a huge sucker for that), but thanks for telling me just the same. I love that you let me make an informed decision.

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  12. What a beautiful family you have/are part of!

    Another sale! You are spoiling us!

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  13. Yay! I was hoping to get Feel Me Up some day, glad it's back! :D

    You & your cousins are gorgeous! Hope you had a great time with them :)

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  14. Is My Kind of Cool Aid being included in the sale? It sold out last time and was one I definitely wanted to get. Thanks :)

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  15. Sigh. Of course this would happen during my no buy :-p Aaahh!

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  16. I love the new version of Iconic!! :D

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  17. Hi, this is so exciting! I discovered Culy Nails just in time to MISS the April sale. Will the sale show up on your website as well? So hoping you would have included My Kind of Cool Aid. :( When's that coming back?
    btw - I subscribed to get email notices but did not receive one about the sale.
    Cheers & thanks for the sale. I can't wait to start my Cult collection!

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  18. OMG I am SOO excited for NEVERMORE!!! I think I'm in love with you now! Hahahaaa!

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  19. Thanks so much for including extra colors in the sale. I think I'll have to have 4 on Saturday. Maybe 5. And I like the shimmer in the "new" Iconic. It's definitely on my list!

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  20. It seems like they're all sold out. I hope they come back by the morning when I have to leave for my sister's graduation because I'm very excited about this again!

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  21. Hello--Does the sale start at a particular hour? It's technically Saturday now (3am PST) and Hypnotize Me and Iconic are showing as sold out, and still show their price as $10. I hope I didn't miss it already! :(

    M.

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  22. The sale is from 9am sat to 9am sun and I believe she lives in Florida so might take that into consideration for other time zones

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  23. I think the sale is 9am Eastern Time, so I believe it has started! All items appear to be in stock ,but the prices haven't changed, even when the code is added to the cart :( I don't know if I should order or need to hold off and wait to see if this changes! Is anyone else having this problem?

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    1. I am having this same problem. It's now past 9 a.m. Mountain Time, so 11 a.m. Eastern Time, and the code isn't working. Bummer!

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    2. The code is not working for me either at 6:25 PDT Sat. All the $5 ones are going in at $10 into shopping cart and proceeding to Paypal showing up there not discounted by $5 for any that are in the $5 grouping. Site issues?

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  24. do you ever promote contests to win say a certain color or upcoming collection? that would be fun! i would love an opportunity to try to win something! esp. that new collection coming soon. but i am,a new customer and cannot wait to place my next order next check lol

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  25. I like the new Iconic better than the original. I own the original and if I could get the $5 sale to work, I would be getting the new Iconic along with others. The difference in shimmer with the new is a positive improvement IMO. I think the original goes a bit dark and the shimmer is not as 'there' for others to see - more like I just know what all is there because I look really close and flash my hands a thousand times in all directions while it's on.

    Really looking forward to Clairvoyant coming back. Ya told me no need to pre-order when it was coming out - there would be plenty - nope as you know - it was gone. So many folks still major left in the cold on that one. You can change the name again - tweak it if need be - just be sure to bring in enough. It's still blabbed about a ton as sure you know on blogs - and with Pinterest going nuts - even more folks learning about Cult and all hone in on Clairvoyant and wonder where/when to get it.

    Hope you get the sale fixed before it's done tomorrow on Sunday! See nothing posted here from ya and no mass emails gone out to tell us what's up. Certainly hope you are aware it's not functioning at $5 for those in the $5 section. Try and enter $5 into the coupon code as instructed and says not valid. - help! msmorro((((at))))charter(((dot)))net.

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  26. Oooh so glad I didn't miss this!!! 2 new colors (for me--Nevermore and Feel Me Up) plus a backup (Hypnotize Me). Thank you SO SO MUCH!! Happy Mother's Day from your Cult child ;) xoxo

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