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.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Best Indie Polish Mash Up!

I have a fun Indie polish mash up for you today! 2 amazing Indie Polishes mashed together to create an amazing manicure! I actually had this on last week and did not want to take it off. I kept it on for an entire week with ZERO chipping or peeling! 
Presenting Nail-Venturous Lacquers Crawfish Boil and Cover Band Sticks n Stones!

First, Crawfish Boil

And because the fact that Crawfish Boil is Matte is what really sold me on it I decided to mattify the whole manicure!
And yes, those are my feet in the background. I was on a little road trip lol

Aren't these AMAZING paired together?! Seriously one of my favorite manis EVER!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

NEW polishes by Pretty and Polished!

I am going to show you some quick pictures of some polishes that will be newly available tonight at the shop! 

~ Hearts & Daggers ~

~ Phoenix ~

~ Tuesday Taurus ~
This polish is LE and will only be offered in a limited amount tonight at 7 pm EST. 

~ Sand Art ~

Friday, April 13, 2012

Small China Glaze Holo Nail Polish Sale!

Woo hoo! Sold out!

I have several brand new China Glaze holos left over from when I dusty hunted and everyone is using my order for to ask for my etsy polishes lol. Unfortunately right now the only place I sell Jawbreaker and the others is on Etsy. BUT here are the polishes I have left and are wanting to sell. If you are interested in any of these email me at [email protected] 
and use this form (copy and paste into email)



Paypal email:

US $2.50 for first bottle + $0.50 each additional bottle
Canada $3.50 for first bottle + $0.75 each additional bottle
UK $4 for first bottle + $0.85 each additional bottle
Everywhere else $5.50 for first bottle and $1 each additional bottle

Pretty & Polished presents: Sparkly Opposites

I am going to show you swatches of two different Pretty & Polished polishes. They are both sparkly polishes but not "glittery". As in no chunky glitter. Your Darkest Majesty was released at my shop as an exclusive recently with the info that I would be making more soon but that was the first bottle ever released. Kiss Me is a brand new polish never before seen or sold at my shop. 

Your Darkest Majesty is a blackened polish with the tiniest hint of blue shine but it has plenty of gorgeous blue and purple sparkle to it. I made this initially because I could not find a sparkly black that really spoke to me. I love blues and purples mixed with black polishes. This polish is Opaque with two layers.

Kiss Me is a soft pink with bright pink sparkle and some tiny rainbow iridescent glitter in it. This polish was made to look like my favorite lip color. I love the soft light pink colors with a little sparkle. It reminds me of MAC's Baby Sparks Dazzle Glass. This polish is a wee bit sheer and you may be able to still see your nail line after 2 layers. So I would suggest using underwear OR using 3-4 layers.

Both polishes are a little hard to get good pictures of. I don't believe you can admire their true beauty unless you see them in person. 

Your Darkest Majesty shown with two layers and no top coat in Natural sun light. 

Kiss Me is pictured with two layer, no top coat and in Natural sun light. 


Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Mani!

Hello lovelies! I have a quick Easter Mani for you tonight. I did this with some polishes from the China Glaze Electropop Collection. Blue: Aquadelic. Green: Gaga for Green. Pink: Dance Baby. Purple: Gothic Lolita. Then I also used my own polish Basket Grass for some Easter grass accents.

If you cannot tell It is supposed to be eggs in Easter Basket grass. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

3 new PrettyandPolished polishes!

So tonight I will be releasing 4 new polishes in the shop. You have already seen Black Swan. Now you are about to see Forever Rose, Mind Control, and Dream Queen!

Forever Rose is a soft pink with a gorgeous golden glow. This polish is also matte so it has an incredible lustery matte finish. Pictures taken with 3 layers. 

And yes, I need a fill!

Mind Control is an intricate blue glitter polish. It isn't a full coverage really but I am sure if you are willing to be patient with drying you could probably get full coverage in about 4 coats.

Mind Control is pictured with one layer over black polish. 

 The polish was still a little wet and it got stuck to my middle finger haha

One layer on a nail wheel.

And last but not least, Dream Queen! This polish has remained a secret until now. This is a purple creme polish with gorgeous girly glitters.

Pictures taken with two layers. 

Any favorites out of the four?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Pretty & Polished Pool Party

Hello everyone! I wanted to show you one of my new polishes. It does come in limited quantities but it will be available again on Wednesday and a few more times after that. I will try to make as much of it as I can since there is a fairly large demand for it. 
I painted two layers of Pool Party over one layer of China Glaze Aquadelic (which I LOVE that polish btw). 

The base of this polish is a creamy blue jelly. Yes I know, creamy and jelly don't really make sense together right? But that is what it is. It is a bit sheer but can built in two or three layers so you don't see the Nail Line or layered like I did. It comes with all different sizes an shapes and colors of glitter. No bottle will be exactly the same because of this random mix.

Ack, my cuticles need a little love no?

Oh and here is a micro shot of Pool Party in the bottle :)
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