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. 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. I will keep the Facebook page open and of course y’all can hit me up on twitter anytime. 🙂
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. 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!
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. 🙂 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. 😀
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. 🙂 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. 🙂
I’ll also be releasing a few eye shadows, probably in the spring. 🙂 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.
…or something like that. 🙂
Starting at midnight (EST) on November 24th and until the end of the 27th, every order from my shop over 9 dollars will be 40% off. Then from the 28th till December 2nd, every order over 10 dollars will be 20% off.
Oh, and did I mention that during that time, you’ll be able to order every polish I’ve had in the shop since it opened? Including former Polish Pairs. 🙂
And I’ll also have a mini release of holiday polishes available as well. I’ll be showing previews of those 4 polishes over the days leading up to the sale.
Lastly, I want to remind everyone that I can now ship polish anywhere in the world! So enjoy the sale everyone, and let your friends and family know, too! 🙂
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. 😀
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. 😀
These two really make my polish look good, yeah? 😀
I really look forward to working with them in the future too!
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! 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. 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*
Next up, we’ve got Bardic Cloak. It’s sheer and sparkly and I really really love it.
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!
Hi folks! It’s almost August. How the crap did that happen?! 😀
August’s Polish Pair follow a theme for once. 🙂 August is my favorite of the summer months. It signifies the beginning of the end of Summer, the first harvests, and the first steps toward my favorite season-Autumn!
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. 🙂
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. 🙂
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!
It’s halfway through the month and I’m just now blogging about June’s Polish Pair!
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.). Will they ever be available again? I’m not going to say no, but certainly not for awhile. 🙂
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! 🙂 Wooo!
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!)
Through the month of June, you can still buy May’s colors, but after June, they’ll be taken from the shop. Forever? Who knows. 😀 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.
Later this week, I’ll formally announce June’s 2 Colors (even though I’ve teased them all over Instagram recently! 😀 ), 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. 🙂
Hi, folks! April was a pretty good month for me, and I give you all the thanks for it! I have lots of cool polishes and things coming up over the next few months, so please stick around and tell your friends! 😀
As I said in my last post, I’ll be releasing two polishes every month (except on months where I do a full release), and I released May’s a little early because I was really excited about them!
During the month of May, you can get 2 dollars off if you buy them together! After May, you will still be able to buy them singly, for awhile anyway. I’m still thinking about how long I want to keep the monthly colors in the shop after their month is done. In the meantime, though, check these out! I love them (I know, I say that about all of them lol)! I have a soft spot for pale pinks, and I love pink and grey together.
What’s up for BeeFae Cosmetics this month? Well, I’m finishing up June’s 2 colors (Wait till you see them!), and I’m working on the next full set. I’m also working on vinyl stencils for nail art that I could have in the shop before the end of the month. 🙂
The other thing I’m doing this month is putting the Bramblefae Etsy shop into vacation mode for May and possible June. Funnily enough, I’ve done that for last 5 years, so I could get ready for the ren faire season, but with the closing of my local faire, this year, I’m not doing that. But, I’m vacationing that shop while I focus on BeeFae for a bit and figure out the next direction for the Bramblefae Empire (haha).
However! I’m still more than happy to take commissions for wire work, just email me, or tweet me or something. 🙂
Lastly! Now that you folks are actually getting BeeFae polish into your hot little hands, I’d love to see your nails! I’d love to hear what you think and if you get a chance, I’d really love it if you could leave me some feedback on Etsy!
I hope flowers are blooming wherever you are and I’ll talk to ya’ll soon!
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. 🙂
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. 🙂
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. 🙂 )
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. 😀 ). 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!