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A Small Update!

Hi! How’ve you folks been? It’s been a lot of snow for me over the last day or so, and now it’s super cold. :p Good weather for staying inside.

I wanted to give a quick update post since I’ve kind of solidified a timeline for the next few months. πŸ™‚

February 1st, I’m putting the Etsy shop in vacation mode for a bit. I’ll open it back up March 1st.Β  As I go through current, past, and future colors-to take some out, bring some back, take new photos, etc- I realized that this is a bigger project than I’d thought about.Β  Add in, also, that my day job is going into it’s busiest time of year, and I realized that I need the month of February to get all that done. πŸ™‚

So, feel free to pick up any polishes you’ve been thinking about because they may not be there in March.Β  (I’m not being a shit- I really haven’t finalized the list yet. :p )

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In the meantime, though, I will still be tweeting pics of polishes and other things because I am SUPER happy with this new macro lens I bought for my phone (Thanks to a tip from the lovely Dragonsworn Cosmetics! ) so be sure and follow me on twitter!

Thanks, folks, as always, for your support. 2019 is gonna be amazing! ❀

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New Year, New…news?

Hi folks, it’s been awhile, yeah?Β  Those of you who follow me on Twitter know I haven’t really gone anywhere- I’ve just been really bad at organized updates over the last few months. :p

Over the first couple months of 2019, I’m going to be updating many of the listings on Etsy. I’m gonna be taking down a few things, bringing back a few colors, updating a couple of formulas, and revamping all the product photos.

I’ve played, over the last year, with adding different cosmetics to the mix (And I did add a small selection of perfume oil), but I feel, at least right now, that I want to bring the focus back in on what I’m best at- fun and quirky nail polishes, and some other nail related stuff (So, before anyone panics-the cuticle balm is not going anywhere. πŸ™‚ ).

On that note, there’ll be 2 new things going into the shop this week. First is my take on Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019 – Living Coral. I love this color a lot and I’m excited to add it to the shop!

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Next up (Or more accurately- Up now!) is a $5 mystery bottle! During the summer months, BeeFae has a display at a local boutique in my town, so I find myself in the winter with the left over stock.Β  I’ll be offering them at half price to you folks so I can make room for new colors! The listing will be active as long as I have extra bottles. So if you like surprises, pick up a couple!

Lastly, I am always very thankful for you folks, and so I am working on ways to show that this year.

Here’s to a great 2019!

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It’s a Garden Party!

Hi folks! After what seems like FOREVER, I have a new line of polishes! Here in Indiana, the winter has just dragged on, so we needed a set of polishes to help bring on Spring. πŸ˜€

 

 

I started with the idea of a Victorian era garden party and just went from there. πŸ™‚

Each of these polishes are available in the Etsy shop right now, along with 2018’s birthstone polishes- up to April, of course. πŸ™‚

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Looking toward the New Year

I’ve got some news to share today.

Let me get the less exciting news out of the way first.

I’ve closed the BrambleFae Boutique Etsy shop.Β  This has been a long time coming, folks so don’t be too sad-I’m not. I have loved every single thing I’ve made for you folks over the years, and I will continue to be available for commissions, but that’s gonna be it, I think.Β I will keep the Facebook page open and of course y’all can hit me up on twitter anytime. πŸ™‚

Over the last couple of years, I’ve been fighting with the fact that my wrists are not up for the wire work like they used to be and as I did a few holiday commissions this year, I realize I just can’t ignore that.Β  This was definitely a factor when I decided to turn my skills toward cosmetics.

Speaking of which (*grin*), I have a new, limited time polish in the BeeFae Etsy shop!

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Tinsel and Lights is a green holo nail polish that I initially made for myself, but I love it a lot, so I wanted to share it. πŸ™‚ It is *way* more sparkly and glittery than the pics show (Check out the video on my Insta for a slightly better look!)

I know I’ll be wearing it till well into the new year. πŸ˜€

Speaking of the new year (I’m all about boring segue-ways today, folks. :p ), there is so much coming from me. So much. First-instead of monthly polish pairs, in 2018, I’ll be releasing birthstone inspired polishes on the first of every month! I’ll unveil January’s in the next couple of weeks. πŸ™‚ There will be a full polish line in March, but sometime before that I’ll be releasing a special pair that I’ve been working on. πŸ™‚

I’ll also be releasing a few eye shadows, probably in the spring. πŸ™‚Β  And I’m about to begin working with scents, so maybe in the later part of 2018, I’ll release a roll on or solid scent or two. ❀

2018 is the year to remind yourself to feel fabulous, and if you’re into cosmetics, I will be here to help you out.

Peace, folks. I’ll see y’all soon.

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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September’s Polish Pair and news!

Hi! I’m here to show off September’s Polish Pair and give a bit of news out!

First- The BeeFae Etsy shop is having a sale! Β Etsy’s recently given us the tools to run actual sales, and, so I am checking these tools out by having a sale. Through Tuesday, you can save 10% on 20$ or more! That’s 2 polishes! Not shabby, yeah?

Along with that, I’m keeping August’s Polish Pair in the shop for the duration of the sale, so if you haven’t picked them up yet, now’s your chance!

Okay! Now to September’s Polish Pair. This month I was playing around with the idea of the Northern Lights. Β They’re definitely on my bucket list to see. So, these two polishes are, like August’s, meant to go together.

The first is called The Merry Dancers. I was reading about how various ancient northern folks had looked at the Lights, and this was one of the ways Scottish folks used to refer to the Aurora Borealis, and I liked the idea, so I applied it to this polish.It’s a cool blue shimmer that has a gentle color shift between purple/pink and green and it’s proven exeedingly difficult to photograph well. *grin*20170830_100533

 

Next up, we’ve got Bardic Cloak. It’s sheer and sparkly and I really really love it.

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The cool thing about them is that you can put a coat of Bardic Cloak over The Merry Dancers for extra fun!

So, I’ll get these in the shop early tomorrow (The 1st of September), that way you’ll have the chance to buy these at a discount for the weekend!

I’ve got some more things up my sleeve, and I’ll be talking more about them over the next few weeks!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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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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Get Them While You Can!

Hi folks! You’ve got a little over a week to get both of May’s colors at a discount! (The same with the full starter set-Once May is over, you can buy them singly still, of course, but you won’t be able to get the discounted price!)

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Through the month of June, you can still buy May’s colors, but after June, they’ll be taken from the shop. Β Forever? Who knows. πŸ˜€ I suppose that depends on you folks, so let me know if you like the colors and they may make a return later on.

In other news, I was playing with glitter awhile ago, and came up with something I loved so much I wanted to share it with you folks. Beyond the Seventh Wave is a really cool polish for a couple of reasons-I mean, it looks amazing, yeah? And it’s my first foray into jelly polish.

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Later this week, I’ll formally announce June’s 2 Colors (even though I’ve teased them all over Instagram recently! πŸ˜€ ), and the next full line of BeeFae polish is nearly ready for testing-with a tentative release around the first of July.

Lastly, I am learning about, and will soon be playing with, thermochromic pigments (The kind that change color with temperature changes!). I’m excited!

I hope ya’ll have a good, productive week. Remember that you’re awesome. πŸ™‚

~BFae