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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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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