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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!

 

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! 🙂



No mini sales this Friday

Just a quick note to say that I won’t be able to accept mini orders tomorrow because I’m out of town for a friend’s wedding (congratulations, my little Katie Cat!!), but I will be back to take orders next Friday, April 12. (I may have a surprise for you then too!) 🙂

No mini sales this Friday

Just a quick note to say that I won’t be able to accept mini orders tomorrow because I’m out of town for a friend’s wedding (congratulations, my little Katie Cat!!), but I will be back to take orders next Friday, April 12. (I may have a surprise for you then too!) 🙂

Love Lyrics: End of Sale

Okay, this sale is officially over!

Many thanks to everyone who placed an order. I have plenty to keep me busy this weekend! 😉

For anyone who missed this sale, the new spring collection will be available on Llarowe starting next week.

Love Lyrics: End of Sale

Okay, this sale is officially over!

Many thanks to everyone who placed an order. I have plenty to keep me busy this weekend! 😉

For anyone who missed this sale, the new spring collection will be available on Llarowe starting next week.

Love Lyrics: Sale Update

First of all, thank you so much to everyone who has ordered! The response has been overwhelming (in a great way!).

Due to the amazing response, I need to cut the sale a bit short so I don’t run the risk of accepting more orders than I can comfortably fill by Wednesday of next week. With that in mind, I’ll continue accepting orders until Friday at noon (CST).

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments, and thank you again!

Love Lyrics: Sale Update

First of all, thank you so much to everyone who has ordered! The response has been overwhelming (in a great way!).

Due to the amazing response, I need to cut the sale a bit short so I don’t run the risk of accepting more orders than I can comfortably fill by Wednesday of next week. With that in mind, I’ll continue accepting orders until Friday at noon (CST).

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments, and thank you again!

Love Lyrics: Sale

I was waiting to take orders until I had my own pictures of the new collection, but I’m not sure when we’ll have sunlight again here… so I’ll go ahead and start the sale now! 🙂

I’ll accept orders from now until Friday evening, and these orders will ship next Monday through Wednesday. The new Love Lyrics collection is available, along with all previous collections. Both full-size and mini bottles are available.

Please see the sidebar for details on how to place an order, and please let me know if you have any questions or comments. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!