Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pretty & Polished Pre-Orders

Lately opening my shop has become a bit of a "running with the bulls" kind of scenario. For me it isn't that bad because I sit behind a computer screen and watch orders come in. But for my customers they feel rushed and I've even seen people say it raises their blood pressure! This is not what I wanted for my customers. I want your shopping experience to be an easy one. So, I have decided to TRY pre-ordering. I do not know how this is going to go seeing that it will be my first time doing it. So please, read the requirements and bare with me while I attempt to make my customers happy and keep my sanity at the same time lol.

I am opening the shop today around 6 pm EST and will put a pre-ordering form up on this webpage in a new tab on Monday 4/30. EDIT: THE PRE-ORDER FORM WILL BECOME AVAILABLE ON WEDNESDAY SO I HAVE A CHANCE TO CATCH UP ON PREVIOUS ORDERS AND GET GLITTERS IN TO MAKE MORE POLISHES THAT I WILL NOW ADD TO THE "AVAILABLE POLISHES" LIST. Once I get a certain amount of orders I will stop taking them while I catch up and work on invoicing. I will list the requirements in this post as well as the polishes that will be available for pre-order.

1.) There will be a $1 fee for all full sized bottles purchased and a $0.50 fee for all minis purchased.
That will make the price of a Full Sized polish $9.50 and the size of a mini $5.25.

2.) All orders must have a final product total of $25 or more. This is great for group orders.
However unless you contact me prior to ordering I would like to keep orders for the same polish at a 4 bottle maximum per order.

3.) Shipping rates will be the same as if you were ordering directly off of etsy. They are as follows:

Full Size 15 mL:
US: $2.85 & $0.45 for each additional
Canada: $4 & $0.50 for each additional
United Kingdom: $5 and $1 for each additional
Everywhere Else $6.50 and $1.75 for each additional

Mini 5 mL:
US: $2.60 & $0.35 for each additional
Canada: $3.95 & $0.50 for each additional
United Kingdom: $4 & $0.75 for each additional
Everywhere Else: $6 & $1.25 for each additional

4.) Pre-orders are MADE TO ORDER so it could be up to (but not more than) 2 weeks for processing and shipping.

5.) Once invoiced there cannot be any changes made to your order. Including adding to it. It can also not be added to an etsy transaction.

6.) No refunds, returns, or exchanges. 

Once I get your order form in I will go over it and if I can make your order I will invoice you. If you have ordered a polish that I cannot make I will message you and ask if you would like to go through with the rest of your order. Once invoiced there can be no changes made to your order. Including adding on to it. Pre-orders cannot be combined with etsy orders.

Pre-Orders can only be made through paypal invoice for now. Until I know how this is going to go and how easy/hard it will be I want to keep all of the orders in order and have them all in one place.

There is a chance that I will get to your order and something has gone wrong and I have to refund you for a polish. Stuff happens that is out of our hands sometimes. If this does happen you will receive an email as well as a refund for that one polish.

While doing pre-orders I will continue to stock the etsy store. There will not be as many polishes in stock though and some polishes are going to switch to pre-order only.

Polishes that can be pre-orderd in mini (5 mL)  and/or full size (15 mL):

Party on my Yacht
Bayou Blitz
Midnight Rider (pre-order only)
Candy Coated
Black Swan
Hello Dolly
Martian Salad (pre-order only)
Galactus (pre-order only)
Dream Queen
Your Darkest Majesty (pre-order only)
Elvis Pink Cadillac 
Bubble Tea (pre-order only)
Chelsea Chelsea Bling Bling
Mind Control
Beach Bunny
Beach Bum
Tattoo Sparkle Collection (pre-order only)
          New Breed
          Cherry Bomb
          Old Skool
Sand Art
Pool Party

Available in Full Size only (15 mL):

Hearts & Daggers
Boy Crazy

Available in Mini only (5 mL):

Power House (pre-order only)
Jealous (pre-order only)
Johnny Law (pre-order only)
Pinkie Pie (pre-order only)
Carni (pre-order only)
Forest Phire (pre-order only)
3 Golden Rules (pre-order only)
The Amazing Technicolor Topcoat
Labor of Love (pre-order only)
Sphere (pre-order only)
PJ's Polish for Kids:
      Princess Piggy
      Girl's Only
      Garden Green
      Rainbow Sparkle
Wine Night Out
Able Pam (pre-order only)
GBF (pre-order only)
Midnight Masquerade (pre-order only)
Basket Grass (pre-order only)

I am also going to have a page on my blog with pictures of all the polishes that will be available for pre-order. It will most likely only contain bottle shots though. 

Hopefully I have covered everything in this post. If anything has been forgotten or left out I will try to make sure I address it before I put the order form up tomorrow. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to direct them to me at [email protected] or at my shops facebook page.


  1. NanApril 29, 2012 11:32 AM

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! While I'm all for the occasional stalking a shop, setting multiple alarm clocks to remind me of a shop update and the adrenaline rush of scoring a coveted polish...I have to say, I'm growing weary of the crazy process. Not to mention the higher shipping costs due to having to check out multiple times to get polishes I want most because of Etsy's cart-jacking policy. And then never being able to buy everything I want because it sells out so the whole crazy process starts all over again for the next shop update!

    I will be first in line for your pre-ordering trial run, I can not wait! :-) And now I've got a bunch of alarm clocks to turn off.

    1. Pretty and Polished LadyApril 29, 2012 11:53 AM

      I am so happy to be getting positive feedback about this. I was a little nervous about how people would react. I want to make the process easier for everyone involved. I really hope this works out for all of us.

  • lauriestrodeApril 29, 2012 11:49 AM

    This is so wonderful of you, I am sure many of us International girls will be forever thankful!!!

    1. Pretty and Polished LadyApril 29, 2012 11:54 AM

      Thank you for the positive feedback! I hope it will help the international ladies. I know it has been really hard for you all to even be around when I open shop because of the time difference.

  • NatalieApril 29, 2012 11:57 AM

    No Pool Party?

    1. Pretty and Polished LadyApril 29, 2012 12:01 PM

      As soon as I have the glitters for Pool Party in my possession it will be added to the list :)

    2. NatalieApril 29, 2012 12:41 PM


  • Kristin RApril 29, 2012 12:25 PM

    This is so fantastic! I can be completely patient even if it takes longer to get the pretties I want knowing I will eventually get them without trampling my grandma in the process. Thank you thank you!

  • EmApril 29, 2012 12:25 PM

    Thanks Chelsea! I was also wondering about pool party, I will def be placing a pre order when pool party becomes available :) this is an excellent idea, and your customers certainly appreciate you trying to find a way to combat the etsy madness!!

  • AmberApril 29, 2012 1:46 PM

    Thank you so much for this! I can't wait to get my hands on more of your awesome creations! Hopefully I'll be able to snag a few on etsy tonight but I will definitely be pre-ordering a few!

  • UnknownApril 29, 2012 4:33 PM

    I love you! This is so great! I was at work during your Wednesday re-stock so trying for a few bottles proved quite embarrassing. I was huffing and puffing and cursing and my co-wokers were looking at me like "WTF?"

  • JenniferApril 29, 2012 4:56 PM

    Wow that is so awesome of you! I have had some success at every opening but there are always more I want. I have been ordering minis and I want some full sized ones. Can't wait to see how this goes

  • TENDERHEARTRApril 29, 2012 4:58 PM

    Thank you so much for at least giving this a try! I have not had much (or any really) luck with getting polishes on Etsy so I really appreciate this. And I don't much like the idea of risking losing my job for nail polish. Lol. Hopefully this will work out beautifully!

  • Beautiful DisasterApril 29, 2012 5:16 PM

    So excited about this! I have no problem waiting awhile for the polishes to arrive as long as I know I have them! I think my husband is getting annoyed with me going crazy at the computer desk LOL :-)

  • Paula MussiApril 29, 2012 5:26 PM

    Hi! I'm so excited!

    How much are the Paypal fees? Just to know ;-)

  • CarmHApril 29, 2012 5:52 PM

    Wouldn't the paypal fees be additional to what we currently pay on etsy?

  • iamglamourpussMay 1, 2012 6:29 AM

    I cannot wait!!! I am dying to try your wares!!

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