Swatches/Sale: Wintry Weather

Good morning!

I’ve been getting questions about when the new trio will be available, and since the answer (“soon but no official launch date yet”) did not seem to satisfy everyone who asked 😉 I decided to have an informal launch today via the blog.

These polishes will be made available to the webstores that stock Contrary, and there will be proper swatches done by bloggers, so if you’d like to wait for that, there is no rush. This soft launch is just for those who want them and want them now! 😀

The details:

  • Please email ContraryPolish@gmail.com with orders.
  • Full-size bottles are $10 and mini bottles are $5 (plus shipping).
  • Invoices will be sent through Paypal.
  • Orders received today will ship by this Friday.

 

Now onto the Wintry Weather trio!

Wintry Weather Trio

 

First up is Snowy Night, a dark navy blue with white shimmer/flakes. Only white micas and flakes went into this one, but due to the contrast with the navy background, you get a bit of an aqua sparkle as well. I apologize, but I don’t have swatches of this one just yet.

Snowy Night

 

 

Next is Winter Sun, an ivory with gold shimmer/flakes. I do have swatches of this one, but keep in mind these pictures were taken in artificial light, so they lean a bit yellow; the base is whiter than it looks in the swatch pictures.

Winter Sun

Winter Sun

 

 

And finally, we have Frozen Sky, a blue-leaning grey with silver shimmer/flakes. Specifically, in addition to the metallic silver shimmer, the base is loaded with actual sterling silver flakes and microflakes. I’ve been loving wearing all three of these polishes, but this one might be my favorite. Protip: it looks amazing matte too. 😉

Frozen Sky

Frozen Sky

 

 

Please email ContraryPolish@gmail.com with any questions, and thanks so much for visiting the blog!

 

Cyber Monday Sale

Hello! I’m happy to announce my sale for Cyber Monday: 20% off all full-size and mini bottles. This means full-size bottles are $8 and mini bottles are $4 (plus shipping). 😀

Available shades are listed here.

Please email ContraryPolish@gmail.com with orders, any time between now and Monday evening.

Invoices will be sent through Paypal, and orders will be shipped within one week.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for visiting the blog!

Sale: Polish With A-Peel, Beach Blanket

Good morning! This week I’m adding full-size bottles to the usual Friday mini bottle sales.

Every shade that’s available in mini bottles will also be available in full-size bottles today, including the new colors (Pink Grapefruit, Key Lime, Valencia Orange, Meyer Lemon, Beach Blanket). Full-size bottles are $10 each and mini bottles are $5 each. Friday orders ship the following week.

If you have any questions, please contact me at ContraryPolish@gmail.com. Thank you and happy Friday!

 

Swatches: Cotton Anniversary Beach Blanket

Hello! I have another new polish to share. 🙂

This polish was created to belatedly celebrate Contrary Polish’s second anniversary (July 11). How time flies!

Last year for the Paper Anniversary, we had the polish Gift Wrap. This year for the Cotton Anniversary we have the polish Beach Blanket.

I took my usual photos of this one (shown below) but I thought the macro setting on my camera was a bit misleading, since it focused on all the tiny flecks instead of the overall “flash” of blue. The last picture is a quick one I took with my phone – it shows how the polish looks to the naked eye.

 

Beach Blanket (bright red jelly with bright blue shimmer/microglitter)

Beach Blanket

Beach Blanket

Beach Blanket

Beach Blanket

Beach Blanket

Beach Blanket

Beach Blanket

 

This polish will be available during this Friday’s mini bottle sales, and full-size bottles will be available soon via Llarowe.

If you have any questions, please contact me at ContraryPolish@gmail.com. Thank you!

 

Swatches: Polish With A-Peel

I have a new collection to share with you today!

This idea for this collection came from my friend Jenny from Lavish Layerings, thanks to her being inspired by a citrus-fumed cleaning spree last spring. 😀 I absolutely loved her idea, so here we are! She will be posting her swatches of the collection soon, so stay tuned to her blog for more pictures.

The collection is called Polish With A-Peel and it is has a citrus theme. The polishes are bright-colored jellies with glass-flecky shimmer. They are a bit brighter than I usually do, but they’re perfect for the last days of summer! I’ve worn them several times in “skittles” manicures (see pictures below). I haven’t done any nail art with them yet, but I think they would lend themselves perfectly to it since they complement each other so well.

 

Pink Grapefruit (bright pink jelly with gold and orange shimmer/microflakes)

Pink Grapefruit

Pink Grapefruit

Pink Grapefruit

Pink Grapefruit

 

Key Lime (medium lime green jelly with gold and green shimmer/microflakes)

Key Lime

Key Lime

Key Lime

Key Lime

 

Valencia Orange (bright orange jelly with gold, orange, and red shimmer/microflakes)

Valencia Orange

Valencia Orange

Valencia Orange

Valencia Orange

 

Meyer Lemon (lemon yellow jelly with gold and orange shimmer/microflakes)

Meyer Lemon

Meyer Lemon

Meyer Lemon

Meyer Lemon

 

From index to pinky: Key Lime, Pink Grapefruit, Valencia Orange, Meyer Lemon

Polish With A-Peel

Polish With A-Peel

 

This collection will be available during this Friday’s mini bottle sales, and full-size bottles will be available soon via Llarowe.

If you have any questions, please contact me at ContraryPolish@gmail.com. Thank you!

 

Moving the Blog

Hi guys! This has been a long time coming, but I’m officially moving the Contrary Polish blog here, (www.contrarypolish.com/blog/), rather than trying to maintain both this site and my original Blogger site (contrarypolish.blogspot.com).

There may be some functionality issues with the older posts I’ve imported (example: references to a sidebar will no longer apply), but hopefully there are no major issues. If you see any you think are a concern, please let me know!

Mini bottle orders will still work the same as they did in the past; the only difference is instead of viewing the blog sidebar for details on how to order, there is now a separate page for mini bottle orders.

Thanks for reading, and please let me know if you have any questions!

Weekend Sale: To Dye For + Full-Size Bottles

Hi everyone! 

The response last weekend was so positive that I’d like to offer another weekend sale of full-size and mini bottles, including the new To Dye For collection. Prices will be the same this weekend: To Dye For collex is $9 for full-size and $4.50 for minis, and everything else is $10 for full-size and $5 for minis.

One note: I have my hands full with several stockist orders, so these orders won’t ship until late next week.

Please see the sidebar for details on how to place an order. 

Thanks so much!

Swatches/Sale: To Dye For

Full-Size Sale


Some of my customers have been asking me about selling full-size bottles directly, so here we go! From now through Sunday night, I’ll be taking orders for both full-size and mini bottles. These orders will ship next week in the order received. The prices, available colors, and details on how to place an order are listed in the sidebar. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me at contrarypolish@gmail.com.


New Collection: To Dye For


Now that the sale talk is out of the way… I have new colors to offer! This collection is a little different than what you probably expect from me: 8 of the 9 colors are completely shimmer-free. (I know, crazy!) 😉  Because of this, I do not plan on adding these new shades to the core collection. However, if there is more interest in a shimmer-free Contrary than I anticipated, I’d be happy to bring certain colors back based on demand. 🙂

The new collection is called To Dye For and it was inspired by the tradition of dying eggs for Easter. Specifically, it was inspired by the deep colors of the dye baths compared with the lighter colors of the finished eggs. It consists of four jellies (the dyes) and four cremes (the eggs) in pink, blue, purple, and green. The jellies are opaque in 2-3 coats and the cremes are opaque in 1-2 coats. Since I didn’t have to factor in shimmer visibility, I really concentrated on making the formulas as smooth and user-friendly as possible.

To top the collection off (literally!), I have a sheer shimmer polish that goes well with all eight cremes/jellies. This topper is called Something Egg-stra and it consists of pink, blue, purple, and green shimmer in a clear base. All of the shimmer is of the color-shifting variety, and it varies in size from extra fine to larger glass flecks. Since the polish is filled with multi-colored shimmer, it registers as contrasting shimmer no matter which base you choose to wear under it.

This weekend only, these new shades will be offered at a reduced rate: full-size bottles at $9 each and mini bottles at $4.50 each.

On to the pictures!

From left to right: Pink Dye, Blue Dye, Purple Dye, Green Dye, Green Egg, Purple Egg, Blue Egg, Pink Egg.

From left to right: Pink Egg, Blue Egg, Purple Egg, Green Egg, Green Dye, Purple Dye, Blue Dye, Pink Dye

The jellies at 3 thin coats plus topcoat. From index to pinky: Pink Dye, Blue Dye, Purple Dye, Green Dye.

The cremes at 2 thin coats plus topcoat. From index to pinky: Pink Egg, Blue Egg, Purple Egg, Green Egg.



Something Egg-stra was very hard to photograph, so I took way too many pictures trying to capture the shimmer/sparkle. 🙂


Something Egg-stra (sun) 
Something Egg-stra (sun) 
Something Egg-stra (sun) 
Something Egg-stra (sun) 
Something Egg-stra (shade) 
Something Egg-stra (shade) 
Something Egg-stra (shade) 
Something Egg-stra (shade) 
Something Egg-stra over the cremes (sun)
Something Egg-stra over the cremes (shade)
Something Egg-stra over the cremes (shade)
Something Egg-stra over the cremes (shade)
Something Egg-stra over the jellies (sun)

Something Egg-stra over the jellies (shade)

Thanks for looking, and please let me know if you have any questions! 🙂



Cyber Monday Packages

One final update on the packages from the Cyber Monday sale… The last of the packages went out tonight, though it was after the last pickup so they should get moving tomorrow.


Thanks again for the wonderful turnout for the sale! 🙂

Cyber Monday Packages

One final update on the packages from the Cyber Monday sale… The last of the packages went out tonight, though it was after the last pickup so they should get moving tomorrow.


Thanks again for the wonderful turnout for the sale! 🙂