Sunday, December 4, 2016

Chaos & Crocodiles Launch Tonight!


Hi!!! The shop will open tonight (Sunday, December 4, 2016) with four new releases, two mystery polishes, and new and re-released merch!

With the holidays coming, I decided to try something a little bit different for this launch to make it easier for less experienced shoppers. The four new releases will be available for a longer time in the shop than usual! I’m not sure if they will be “core” polishes or not yet, I guess that depends on how much you like them. :-P As long as I don’t run out of bottles or other supplies, I plan to stay open through December 23rd. The estimated turnaround time is 1-2 weeks from when you order.

The shop will go live at 10 pm EST. I will have bottle shots and nail wheel swatches to start. The official swatches will be posted as they come in, so please check back later this week if you'd like to see swatches before you order. 

The merch is limited to available stock, so if there’s something you really want, make sure to get there early. The mystery polishes will only be available for one week (through Sunday, December 11th).


The Snowbound Collection
Inglenook - A strong silver holo with blue/purple/red/copper shifting pigment
Essence of Nostalgia - Purple shimmer, red/green shifting iridescent glitter, holographic microglitter, and holographic pigment in a purple base
Polar Bear Snow Angels - Pale blue creamy holo with purple shimmer
Red Velvet Cake at Midnight - Blackened red/wine colored holo

Mystery Polishes
There will be a holo mystery polish and a shimmer mystery polish. Just one polish for each type. The mysteries will come in festive winter packaging. :-)

Group Buys
Group buys are always welcome, just make sure to let me know how many people are in the group when you order. Also, depending on how many polishes you order, your shipping cost may be less than what is calculated. If that happens, you will receive a partial shipping refund.

Holiday Sale!
Although I’m sure you did most of your shopping last weekend, I thought it would be fun to offer a special discount. The mystery polishes and all of the merch will be 20% off if you use the code CHAOSALLTHETHINGS (good through December 11th). Also, there is a $2 discount already built into the price of the Snowbound set.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

A Special Chaos & Crocodiles Pre-Order

The shop may look empty, but there’s actually a hidden pre-order for three new polishes going on right now! To find the secret link to the C&C shop (and get a 10% discount code), all you have to do is join the Hella Holo Customs Facebook group.

The polishes that are available to order are Cheshire Rose, Narwhals Eat Macarons Too, and Cosmic Crystal. Hella Holo Customs group members chose the inspiration photos and named the polishes. :-)

Cheshire Rose is a red to blue shifting multichrome holo in a purple-red base.

Narwhals Eat Macarons Too is a creamy light aqua holo.

Cosmic Crystal is a dark blue-purple holo.

Also, the Chaos enamel pins are back in stock, as well as pocket mirrors!

And there are new acrylic necklaces and decal stickers!!!

The polishes will only be available until the end of June. The merch will be listed publicly starting in July, but you'll get 10% off everything in the shop if you order this month.

Friday, April 1, 2016

The New Neighbors Collection and Cuddles From Chaos

Hi there!!! The shop will open tomorrow (Saturday, April 2nd) at 10 pm EDT for a *partial* pre-order (worldwide shipping). You’ll be able to preview the shop in advance, and then it will go down about 15 minutes before the launch.

The Pre-Order Part...
There will be 4 new polishes available to pre-order for 24 hours. The estimated turnaround time is 2-3 weeks. Group buys are fine, as always. :-)

...And The Non-Pre-Order Part
Half of the pins and half of the mystery polishes will go live at 10 pm (as soon as the shop opens), and the other half at 10 am on Sunday morning. If you purchase just a mystery polish or a just a pin without any pre-order polishes, the estimated turnaround time is 3-6 business days.

The New Neighbors Collection
Some new friends have moved into Chaos’ neighborhood! There’s a pony in a party hat (she loves parties, but she also never takes her hat off because she thinks she is a unicorn), a whale that loves karaoke (and takes song requests, if you have something you’d like to hear), and an alpaca with a plan (she finds organization very exciting and would love to help you with a project). The New Neighbors Collection will be available as a set (at a slightly discounted price) or individually.
Pony In A Party Hat, swatched by Peachy Polish
Whale Karaoke, swatched by Running With Lacquer
An Alpaca With A Plan, swatched by Ida Nails It

Cuddles From Chaos and Matching Pin
I have been so excited to show you these special enamel pins! They are about 1 1/8 inches long and they are really cute. <3 I don't think I'll run out, but just to make sure that there are some available in the morning, I'll launch them half at a time along with the mystery polishes. You will be able to buy them individually, but also as a set with Cuddles From Chaos for a discounted price.
Cuddles From Chaos, swatched by Running With Lacquer

Mystery Polishes
I have been working on making lots of new batches of mystery polishes for you! This time, each polish will be from a batch of 1-15 bottles and will arrive in a black satin pouch with a Chaos hang tag.

There will be two different listings in the shop. One will be just like the mystery polishes that have been available in the past (soft, medium, or strong holo with shimmer, flakies, and/or microglitter), and the other will be for a polish that has shimmer, flakies, and/or microglitter but does not have any holographic pigment.

Per Customer Limits
The only limit will be on mystery polishes - one of each listing per customer, please.

Giveaways
Make sure you enter our Instagram giveaway for the chance to win the New Neighbors collection, and here's another giveaway for you because you read all the way to the bottom! ;-)

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

The 24 Hour Pre-Order Starts Today!

The Chaos & Crocodiles x Emily de Molly "I Want To Believe" collaboration collection goes live at 8:00 pm EST tonight in the C&C shop! Individual polishes and collection sets will be available for purchase with worldwide shipping. These polishes are limited edition - after the 24 hour pre-order they will not be restocked, so make sure to get your order in before they're gone!
You're My One In Five Billion, swatched by Royal Milk Tea

Never Give Up On A Miracle, swatched by Running With Lacquer

Human Oddity by Emily de Molly (and swatched by Emily de Molly)

I'm Not Saying It's Aliens by Emily de Molly, swatched by Ida Nails It

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Today Is A Narwhal Kind of Day!



The newest Chaos & Crocodiles collection is now available for pre-order in the C&C shop! The collection is called "It's A Narwhal Kind Of Day," and it includes three new polishes and one updated past release. The shop will be open until 11:00 pm EST tonight!

Friday, August 14, 2015

C&C Shop Restock Today

Hello! I just realized that I forgot to write a blog post earlier this week when I announced the restock, so here it is! :-) The Once Upon A Unicorn collection will be restocked today (August 14th) at 7 pm EDT. There will also be some unreleased small batch/individual mystery polishes in the shop (limit one per customer). The preview is up, so you can head on over to the site to read all the details. This restock will be open to US and international customers.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Once Upon A Unicorn and Dreaming of Dragons III


Pre-Order Information
The shop will be open this Sunday (March 29th) from 4-5 pm EDT for a pre-order, with a limit of 1 of each polish per customer. I've been making batches of polish to prepare for the launch, but since I will be keeping the amount of stock available open rather than just listing what I have already made (and since I am launching two sets of polishes at once this time), I'm going to estimate a 3-4 week turnaround time. I'll post an update between the first and second week to let you know where I am in the process. :-) Update 4/9/15: Shipping will begin at the end of next week!

Photos courtesy of From Polish, with Love; Ida Nails It; and Running with Lacquer

International Shipping
I have gotten a lot of requests for international shipping for the Once Upon A Unicorn collection. I don't usually ship internationally, but because so many people asked, on Monday, March 30th at 1 pm EDT, I will be offering a limited number of full collection sets for international shipping. If you miss out, Norway Nails will have the collection soon and Mei Mei's Signatures will be stocking it after her move.


The Once Upon A Unicorn Collection
Although Chaos loves to dream about hanging out with his dragon buddies, he also enjoys visiting their unicorn neighbors. The Once Upon A Unicorn collection is reminiscent of a unicorn running across the clouds on a rainbowy kind of day - the colors are soft, but they're also cheerful and bright. Each polish is made with two holographic pigments and just a little bit of fine shimmer for added sparkle.

Dreaming of Dragons III
The third installment of the Dreaming of Dragons series includes five new multichrome flakie polishes! There are three in a clear base and two jellies.

From L-R: Quest, Under the Topiaries, and Castle Guardian
Dragon Stories
Dragon Parties

Swatches and Reviews
For reviews and more gorgeous pictures of the polishes that will be available on Sunday, please visit the following links!
Peachy Polish
Ida Nails It
Running with Lacquer
From Polish with Love (and here)
Model City Polish (and here)
Polished to Precision

Photos courtesy of Model City Polish, Peachy Polish, and Polished to Precision

Final Details
I will have a shop preview up before the launch so that you can check out the listings and view pricing. Thanks so much for reading, and don't forget to enter the C&C giveaway on Instagram if you haven't already!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Dreaming of Dragons, Part 2!

Today's Launch
Hi there! The shop will open later today (January 24th) from 6-7 pm EST. I have made a lot of polish to prepare for the launch, but I have decided to have an hour-long pre-order because I am going to open stock so that everyone can get the polishes that they want for sure. The limit will be 1 of each polish per customer. Please allow 2-3 weeks for your order to ship.

Available Polishes
This next set of multichrome flakies continues Chaos' exploration of the dragon world in his dreams. It includes Summit Sunrise, Ancient Embers, Meadow Skies, Valor, and Hidden Caves. One thin coat makes an amazing topper over your favorite color, but they can also be worn alone at 3-4 coats.
1 Coat of Summit Sunrise over black

And of course, before bed, Chaos needs to be tucked in with his favorite toy dragon and sung a lullaby. So the launch will also include Dragon Lullabies and Dragon Snorgles!
Dragon Lullabies and Dragon Snorgles

Free Gift with Set Purchase
If you purchase the entire set of 7, you will receive a free holographic topper called Counting Sheep. It is designed to give the flakies a rainbow sparkle in sunlight without overpowering the color shifts.
The Complete Set, Including Counting Sheep

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Restock Tonight and Tomorrow!

The C&C shop will open at 10 pm EST tonight (November 25th), with half of the available stock listed, and then the other half will be listed tomorrow (November 26th) at 1 pm EST. This restock will include a few new polishes! I will combine orders between the two restock times. Please allow 4-6 business days for your package to go out.

LH07, swatched by Peachy Polish
LH07
The next single-batch limited edition polish in the LH series is LH07. LH07 will only be stocked at the above times, but it will also be available through C&C stockists. This is the biggest batch of an LH polish to date (made in a two gallon container), and it is limited to ONE per customer.

 Après-ski
I have been craving some time on the slopes so I wanted to make a polish that would remind me of my favorite ski trips! Après-ski is made with white stars, circles, and hexes; powder blue and aqua hexes; and just a hint of white and aqua shimmer.

Silent Wings and Charmed
Dreaming of Dragons
Some nights, Chaos dreams that he is a fierce dragon, soaring through the sky. The first two polishes in the new Dreaming of Dragons series are Silent Wings, a copper to green flakie polish, and Charmed, a pinkish-purple to copper flakie polish. Both will be available as regular top coats (great for putting over a variety of colors), and heavy flakie polishes (meant to be worn on their own in 2-3 coats). Expect to see two more new colors available soon, and some additional polishes incorporating the flakies in the future. 

Secret Agent Collection
In addition to the new polishes, there will be a small restock of the Secret Agent Collection tonight.

Looking Ahead
The special missions have been postponed while I wait for something important to arrive, but they are still in the works. I am also working 2 new collections! :-)

Giveaway
You could win a bottle of LH07 or a Need to Know mystery polish! The giveaway is open internationally and will end on Saturday night!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

It’s Almost Time!!!

2 coats of each of the trio polishes in bright sunlight
Pre-Order Information
The shop will be open on Saturday, August 30th, 12-1 pm EDT and 9-10 pm EDT for a pre-order on Operation Vegas (LE); Echoes, Shadows, and Reflections; and the Secret Agent Collection. There will be a limit of one of each polish per customer.

The estimated turnaround time is 2-4 weeks, but please keep in mind that the actual turnaround time will depend on the number of orders that come in. If pre-orders aren’t your thing, you may want to wait until the next regular restock, or keep an eye on Mei Mei's Signatures and Norway Nails - they will be getting new shipments in September.

I have many amazing swatches/reviews of the polishes that will be available tomorrow to share with you. If you have done a swatch or review of any of them that's not in one of the lists below, feel free to post the link in the comments so we can see your beautiful work! :-)

Photo Courtesy of My Nail Polish Obsession
Operation Vegas
When I went to Las Vegas for Cosmoprof last month, I brought a top secret polish with me to recruit some new agents. By request, Operation Vegas will be available tomorrow, but it will be a limited edition polish. My plan right now is to only make it available as part of tomorrow’s pre-order, with a limited quantity going out to stockists later, but it is possible that it will be reactivated in the future.

Operation Vegas is a blackened red-purple holographic polish with additional multicolored sparkles and red shimmer. It will retail for $12.50 and come with a never before seen polish-exclusive 1-inch button.

Operation Vegas Swatches and Reviews
My Nail Polish Obsession (includes review of Interrogation)
Ashley is PolishAddicted
Model City Polish
Ehmkay Nails (includes review of Cipher)

Photo Courtesy of Lavish Layerings
Echoes, Shadows, and Reflections
Echoes, Shadows, and Reflections is a trio of jellies, each with 5 different holographic micro glitters/pigments that are very thin for extra sparkliness. Echoes is a magenta/red/berry color, Shadows is dark purple, and Reflections is blue. Each polish will retail for $10.50, but you can purchase all three together for $30. Each of these will come with one origami star for good luck. 

Echoes, Shadows, and Reflections Swatches and Reviews
Lavish Layerings
Dani’s Manis
LOZLOSA

Photos Courtesy of Valesha
Secret Agent Collection
Both individual polishes and collection sets will be available tomorrow. Check out the list of collection bonuses here.

Secret Agent Swatches and Reviews
Peachy Polish
Ida Nails It
Running With Lacquer
Dani's Manis
Manicure Addict (Decoy)
Ashley is PolishAddicted (Black Ops)
Lavish Layerings (Subterfuge and Decoy)

Label Change
I do have one change that I wanted to let you know about - I have been testing a variety of labels (for the bottom of the bottle, where the name of the polish goes) and I have finally found *the one* to replace the current label. You will begin seeing these starting with the pre-order bottles. :-)

Mysterious Activity... Vaguely Explained?!?
C&C secret island headquarters issued a press release stating that at some point soon, there will be a series of extra special missions. These missions will be reminiscent of past events that do not happen all that frequently. More information will be revealed as it becomes available.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mission Update


Restock Information
The shop will be up for a preview later tonight, and then will go dark around 2:45 pm EDT tomorrow to prepare for the restock at 3:00. This is not a pre-order, but there will be quite a bit of polish available. There will be a limit of 2 of each polish per customer, and the estimated turnaround time for order processing will be 5-9 days for everything except pre-packed collection sets (which will ship 1-2 days after the restock). Polish quantity ratios were based on the data from the pre-order, so hopefully you will be able to get the colors that you want. In the event that you are not able to successfully complete your mission, please keep in mind that I will start working to restock the collection again when I finish shipping, and I will also be getting more polish out to my stockists as soon as possible.

Shipping the Collection Box
If you are having the complete set shipped to someone to forward to you, please let them know that after they check to make sure everything arrived safely, it is very important to put the lid of the gold box back on firmly so that the polishes won't bump into each other and break during shipping. Alternatively, if you'd like me to pack the polishes individually in bubble wrap next to the gold box instead of inside it, I can definitely do that for you - just leave me a note when you check out.

Photo Courtesy of Ida Nails It

Customer Service
My goal is for you to love each new bottle that you add to your Chaos & Crocodiles nail lacquer family. I really treasure the notes from happy customers - they mean more to me than you could ever know. But while I am delighted to hear from you when you are pleased with your polishes, I do appreciate all feedback, so if you have any problems, feel free to send me an email as well.

NTK Giveaway Reminder
Chaos and I have enjoyed learning about how talented our agents are! We feel very lucky to have you on the team (and even luckier to have you not working for our spy adversaries). ;-) The giveaway closes tomorrow night, so don't forget to enter if you haven't yet!

Mysterious Activity
There has been chatter about mysterious activity at C&C Headquarters. Right now it's top secret, but you might want to keep your ear to the ground...

Monday, August 4, 2014

Operation Restock

Photo Courtesy of Gwenn Dxg

Thank you for joining us! Please review the following case file before our next mission. ;-)

The Secret Agent Collection
Individual polishes and collection sets will be available in the C&C shop on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 3 pm EDT.

Estimated Turnaround Times 

Sets will be pre-packed and will ship in 1-2 days after the restock. All other orders will be filled in the order they were received, so please allow 5-9 days for them to ship out. This includes if you order a set and additional items together in one order.

Photo Courtesy of Peachy Polish
Collection Bonuses
Here are those bonuses again, with the only difference being that the complete collection will come with a $5 gift certificate:
  • Every order that includes at least one polish from the collection will come with a C&C sticker and Secret Agent ID card.
  • Order 3 or more polishes from the collection and you will also get a 1.5-inch Secret Agent pin.
  • Order 5 or more polishes from the collection and you will also get a C&C Secret Agent dog tag, complete with 24 inch ball chain.
  • Order the complete collection and you will also get a $5 gift certificate (non-transferable) to use on a future purchase and a gold-foiled cardboard box with foam insert.
Photo Courtesy of Dani's Manis

Looking Ahead
The Secret Agent Collection will be restocked again. If you are already a senior agent, be on the lookout for a NEW mission around the end of the month! *cue super awesome secret agent music*


 Win a Limited Edition Mystery Polish
I will be giving away another polish in the new Need To Know series (the secret agent version of a mystery polish). To enter, complete the options in the Rafflecopter below. The winner must have a US shipping address. The giveaway will end at midnight (EDT) the night of the restock and a winner will be chosen the next day. Good luck!


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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Operation Pre-Order [Updated]

Welcome, Agents!
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to complete the Chaos & Crocodiles pre-order by visiting the C&C website on June 24, 2014 either between 1-2 pm EDT or 9-10 pm EDT. Since there are two times, you can choose the one that is more convenient for you. :-) After you successfully complete your mission, please allow 2-4 weeks for your order to be completed. Please begin your training for the mission by reading the following field notes.

International Intelligence
Both Mei Mei’s Signatures and Norway Nails will be getting a C&C shipment soon that will include the Secret Agent Collection.

C&C Updates
Have you noticed that the C&C bottles look a little bit different? The bottle style and flat brush are the same, but our logo will now be printed on the glass, and each bottle will come with a beautiful new rubberized cap. All polishes in the pre-order will come in the printed bottles with rubberized caps, and so will the shipments the stockists receive. Our ingredients list has been updated as well.

Pre-Order Polishes 
The site preview is up! Our cute little pinback buttons are back by request, and the new collection (including a listing for the entire set) is on the site. Soliloquy and Boardwalk Taffy Shop have a limit of one per customer - this includes if you purchased one at the last restock. I have also decided to put a two per customer limit on the other polishes in the shop to help make sure that everyone gets theirs in a timely manner. If this is a problem for you, feel free to send me an email.

The Secret Agent Collection 
The collection contains 10 linear holographic polishes: Security Breach (red with yellow flakies and gold sparkles), Interrogation (coral-leaning orange), Subterfuge (gold with pink flakies and blue sparkles), Night Vision (light green), Cipher (blue-leaning teal), Sleeper Cell (blue), Reconnaissance (purple), Protocol (orchid/fuchsia with purple flakies), Black Ops (black with multi-colored shimmer), and Decoy (silvered lavender). These polishes will retail in the shop for $12.50 each.
video
 Watch me wiggle the Secret Agent Collection nail wheel in the sun (2 coats each)

Secret Agent Collection Bonuses
There will be some different bonuses that go with this collection instead of lucky stars.
  • Every order that includes at least one polish from the collection will come with a C&C sticker and Secret Agent ID card.
  • Order 3 or more polishes from the collection and you will also get a 1.5-inch Secret Agent pin.
  • Order 5 or more polishes from the collection and you will also get a C&C Secret Agent dog tag, complete with 24 inch ball chain.
  • Order the complete collection (there will be a listing for this) and it will come in a gift box! You will also get a $10 gift certificate (non-transferable) to use on a future purchase. 
  
Pre-Order Disclaimer
To prepare for the pre-order, I have acquired many supplies, and I have more on the way. However, in the event that I run out of supplies to make a certain polish and I can’t get more in quickly, I will contact you, refund your money, and give you the option to reserve the polish for when supplies become available again.

Staining
I have been working on the Secret Agent Collection since December, creating prototype after prototype. In the end, the formulas I chose for the collection had both optimal sparkle and opacity. I did a lot of testing to minimize staining, but there are some yellow pigments on the warm side of the rainbow. For this reason, I recommend using a base coat if you are concerned about stains.

Swatches
The first swatches of the Secret Agent Collection will be coming from Debbie of Running with Lacquer and Valesha of Peachy Polish. Huge thanks to these two fantastic ladies!

Win a Limited Edition Mystery Polish
This is going to be a short giveaway, so make sure that you don't wait too long to enter if you want to participate! I will be giving away a polish in the new Need To Know (NTK) series, which is the secret agent version of a mystery polish. To enter, complete the options in the Rafflecopter below. The winner must have a US shipping address. The giveaway will end at 10:00 pm EDT on Tuesday, June 24th, and the winner will be announced the next day. Good luck!

Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you on Tuesday! :-)

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Argh!

The restock today did not go very smoothly. :-/ There was a lot of glitching and overselling. If your order went through, please allow some extra processing time so that I can sort through everything. I will fulfill all orders that I can, however since I think that the single-batch polishes oversold, I will be in touch with the customers whose orders went in last about their options. Also, there is usually a ten minute cart hold on the site, so any cartjacking that went on was accidental. I promise I did not send any pirates after you. :-P

To hopefully make up for the problems from today, the next restock will be a pre-order and will include the new collection, everything from the restock (although please read the next paragraph about the two single-batch polishes), and maybe a few other returning polishes if I have time.

As for the single-batch polishes, I am going to see if I can get the supplies to offer a second batch for the pre-order. This is not something I would normally do, but I feel that what happened today was not fair - people who may have been first to put polishes in their cart did not necessarily get them.

I’m so, so sorry if you were inconvenienced in any way today. Please let me know if you have any thoughts, and hopefully I will see you again in the future for more polish. :-)