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March and Spring and Stuff

Been a minute, I know. I’ve been busy at work, and waiting for winter to be done in the part of the world I call home. πŸ™‚ Today, though, the sun is shining and the birds are singing and the snow is gone, so here I am with an update. πŸ™‚

I had planned to release the spring line in the middle of March, but then I got to thinking about how I opened the Etsy shop on April 2nd of last year.Β  So, I’ll be releasing the spring line- I’m calling it Garden Party, cuz that’s what the colors make me feel like- on that date. πŸ™‚ In March, aside from the birthstone polish, I’ll be releasing a couple random polishes I’ve been working on, including one that I think I want y’all to name for me. πŸ™‚

 

I mentioned March’s birthstone polish- Aquamarine is generally considered March’s birthstone so I paid homage to that with this polish, although it’s a bit brighter than the stone generally is.

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It’ll be in the Etsy shop on March 1st. πŸ™‚ And throughout the month of March, I’ll be previewing the new line as well as a few other things as we lead up to the 1st anniversary of BeeFae Cosmetics as an actual thing. ❀

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Swatches of September

I really enjoy making nail polish, and I think I’m pretty good at it. What I’m not great at is taking pretty pictures of what the polishes look like on fingernails. I’m also not great at the actual painting of my nails, which adds to the general hilarity of my product pictures. πŸ˜€

So, I am relieved and proud to be working with a couple Instagram nail swatchers to make sure y’all get a fuller idea of the colors and textures of BeeFae polishes. πŸ˜€

These two really make my polish look good, yeah? πŸ˜€

Anyway, you can find them on Instagram ( Miss Nail_Queen and Jeweled_Nails ), and I’ll be adding their pictures to the Etsy listings, too!

I really look forward to working with them in the future too!

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August’s Polish Pair!

Hi folks! It’s almost August. How the crap did that happen?! πŸ˜€

August’s Polish Pair follow a theme for once. πŸ™‚ August is my favorite of the summer months. Β It signifies the beginning of the end of Summer, the first harvests, and the first steps toward my favorite season-Autumn!

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Both polishes came about because of myth and story.

The Death of John Barleycorn is a glossy tan/beige with tiny brown flecks in it, something like ripe barley or wheat, and I love that barley was personified into a story/song.

There was three men come out o’ the west their fortunes for to try,
And these three men made a solemn vow, John Barleycorn must die,
They ploughed, they sowed, they harrowed him in, throwed clods upon his head,
Til these three men were satisfied John Barleycorn was dead.

Lyrics are fun. πŸ™‚

The second polish is called Samildanach. It’s an Irish gaelic word that means, basically, “Master of all arts”, and was a title given to the Irish deity Lugh, who’s festival, Lughnasadh, is generally August 1st. Since Lugh is considered a sky/sun god, this polish is all sorts of gold and sparkle. A sheer gold shimmer, with tiny scattered gold holo glitter throughout.

The cool thing about this pair is that, while they both look great alone, they also look great together, with Samildanach over Barleycorn. πŸ™‚

As always, these will be available the 1st of the month, and will only be available for the month of August, so be sure to pick them up!

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June and the Monthly Polish Pair

It’s halfway through the month and I’m just now blogging about June’s Polish Pair!

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June’s been a very busy month-my kiddo just graduated high school so we’ve just finished with all the whirlwind activity surrounding that and things are finally settling down.

Beachy State of Mind and Summer Splash are demi matte polishes, which means they’re balanced between matte and shiny. It’s a great look for summer fun. I’ve been wearing both of them constantly (In between testing for the next set!)-I love them so much.

They’ll be available ONLY till the end of June. I’ve decided that the monthly Polish Pairs will only be available in that month (May’s is the exception because I was still deciding, but they’re leaving at the end of June, too.). Β Will they ever be available again? I’m not going to say no, but certainly not for awhile. πŸ™‚

There won’t be a Polish Pair for July, because there will be a WHOLE NEW SET! And I’ll be talking about that in a couple of days! πŸ™‚ Wooo!

 

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BeeFae’s (tentative) Release Schedule

Now that the Etsy shop is up and going, I feel like I want to let you folks know a bit about where I want to go for the rest of the year. πŸ™‚

While I work toward getting to a place were I can develop new colors and put out new polishes whenever the mood hits me, for now, I’m going to do releases in bits and pieces.

The plan is to release 2 more full sets of six polishes this year (Tentatively in July and October) and 2 polishes per month in between those, with potential surprises here and there. Like, I’m working on a good black and a good white, and I’ll likely plop those in whenever they’re ready. πŸ™‚

On that note, I’ve released May’s color pair early-You can get them here and here!

I’m also going to add 5ml bottles of polish to the shop in May because I know some folks want to try colors before they buy a big bottle. (I’m still fiddling with labeling. πŸ™‚ )

And! In May I’ll start offering a custom color service. My idea is to create custom colors for folks who need special gifts (Weddings, friends, Tuesday. πŸ˜€ ). I’ll give that its own post.

Lastly, I would love input from you folks! Tell me how you like the polishes so far, tell me what I could do better, tell me what colors you’d like to see!

~T

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The Starting Lineup (BeeFae!)

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Aren’t they pretty? ❀

Here they are-the starting six colors in BeeFae Cosmetics’ debut nail polish line. I really feel like I want to shout, “TADA!” every time I show the polishes to anyone.

I should say they’re in their final stage of testing, so formulas might change a bit if necessary, but the colors are solid. πŸ™‚

Over the next weekish, I’ll be giving each color its own introduction post (even though one of the pictured polishes doesn’t have a name yet! *grin*), but now I can set down the timeline of the launch.

On Monday April 3rd, I’ll open up the BeeFae Etsy page for pre-orders for the line. Β You’ll be able to pre-order individual 15 ml bottles (The ones you see in the pic), or the whole set of them. Eventually, though, I want to also offer smaller 5 ml bottles, and cuticle oil and vinyl nail stencils, but not for the pre-order. πŸ™‚

On Tuesday, the 4th of April, I’ll have a limited amount of bottles available for purchase at Sassafras & Sage in Angola, Indiana.

The pre-order period will last through April, and on Tuesday, May 2nd, I’ll start shipping out all the pre-ordered polish. πŸ™‚

Sadly, though, I will only be able to offer BeeFae nail polish to folks with addresses in the contiguous 48 states at this time.  I will continue to look into options that will allow me to legally send polishes elsewhere, but until then, US only shipping. 😦

Other than that, I am very excited to have you all try out BeeFae polishes! I hope you love them as much as I do.