Sunday, December 2, 2012

Winter Collection Pre-Order Info (CLOSED)

Restocks are fun. It's like a sport where the goal is to see if you can grab the polishes you want. But they are also stressful and sometimes involve a good bit of chaos and disappointment (chaos is only good when it is accompanied by crocodiles, and disappointment is never good).

I will still be having a restock on December 9th, but since everything at the last restock sold so quickly, I have decided to try a pre-order as well so that you can shop without worrying about being cartjacked. I will be posting a link to the pre-order form on Facebook at 11:45 am ET today. This pre-order is for customers with US shipping addresses only (apologies to my international friends).

If you place a pre-order, you will get a PayPal invoice by Sunday, December 9th. I will start shipping paid orders on Tuesday, December 11th. Invoices that have not been paid by Tuesday will be canceled.

To give more customers the chance to get the polishes they want, I am limiting the pre-order polishes to one of each per customer. BUT you can still order additional polishes during the December 9th Etsy restock if you need backups or gifts. Oh, and there will also be some LEs and OOAKs at the restock. ;-) I am happy to combine shipping between the pre-order and restock.

Other things to note:

The free gift with orders over $15 still applies for this month.

Pre-order prices are a tiny bit lower than usual.

Prices listed on the form do not include shipping charges; they are the same as my regular shipping costs and will be shown on your invoice.

The pre-order will end when I have reached the number of orders I am comfortable making to get the polishes shipped out to everyone in a timely manner.
Please let me know if you have any questions!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

More Restock News

3 coats of Christmas Cupcake with top coat

Restock Time

The restock will be tomorrow (Thursday, November 15th) at 9 pm ET. The shop address is :-)

Winter Polish Sets

There will be a few of each of the following full-size polish sets available at tomorrow's restock:

The "Bring on the Snow" Set:
Christmas Cupcake
Home for the Holidays
Evening Flurries
Polar Bear in a Snowstorm
Fireside Nights
Mountain Resort

The "Ooooh, More New Releases" Set:
Chocolate Toffee Crunch
Zero Gravity
Think About It

Since there are two variants, Death of a Snowman will only be sold as a single polish.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Restock News

The November restock is coming up fast (this Thursday!), and all of the winter polishes have been finalized. You can see the collection in the Winter 2012 Releases albumI will try to get Mountain Resort and Christmas Cupcake swatches posted on Wednesday.

Free Surprise Gift Alert!!!
In November and December, all orders of $15 or more (before shipping) will automatically receive a free surprise gift! I have the most wonderful customers ever, so this is my way of saying thank you for your support! :-)

Things to Note: 

  • The shop will be open through Friday. Shipping turnaround time will depend on how many orders are placed on Thursday and Friday; I will provide general shipping status updates on Facebook and in my Etsy shop announcement.
  • On Saturday, Chaos & Crocodiles will be making an appearance at a holiday festival in Havre de Grace, Maryland, so the shop will be put into vacation mode. It will reopen on November 23rd with any remaining stock.
  • If you are planning on purchasing your polishes online and picking them up at the festival, please make sure to email or convo me after you place your order. Your shipping costs will be refunded after the festival.
  • Christmas Cupcake, Home for the Holidays, and Death of a Snowman (both editions) will only be available in the November and December restocks.
  • We will be sticking with the round bottle style, but will have new, more durable labels.
  • Some polishes will have two mixing balls, while others will have one larger mixing ball. All balls are stainless steel and work the same way.

Available Polishes:
Christmas Cupcake
Home for the Holidays
Evening Flurries
Polar Bear in a Snowstorm
Death of a Snowman (Green Scarf and Blue Scarf editions)
Fireside Nights
Mountain Resort
Chocolate Toffee Crunch
Zero Gravity
Think About It
Diamond Geometry 2.0
Bunnies  Line Dancing
Seaside Villa
Octopus Smiles
Sunset Cruise
Rainbows All Around (now made with over 40 different glitters)

And everything that is currently listed in the shop.

December Restock
Next month's restock will be earlier in the month to ensure that all polishes get to where they need to go in time for the holidays. The December restock will include some limited edition and OOAK polishes.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bottle Hugs

Chaos & Crocodiles nail polish likes being hugged by pretty glass bottles! :-) I've been testing different bottles over the past few weeks, and I've narrowed it down to three 1/2 oz (15ml) choices:

Current Bottle and Cap

Other Candidates

Bottle C with Various Caps

Bottle B with Various Caps

If I end up going with B or C, the mini will also be square. If I stay with A, the mini will stay round.

Which bottle/cap styles do you like best?

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Birthday Recap

Congratulations to the prize pack winners! I've already heard back from one of them but am still waiting for a shipping address from the other.

Thank you for all the orders tonight! Polishes are currently being packed. Shipping will begin on Tuesday after the winners of the Kitty Lasers giveaway have been randomly selected and contacted.

If you forgot to use the coupon code, please convo me and I'll take care of it for you. :-) The code is good until 6pm ET on October 1st.

I thought you might like to see one of the presents my wonderful and supportive husband gave me. It's an illuminated nail polish bottle display! It looks fantastic with my polish shelving and is perfect for displaying my most prized polishes!

Here it is in the dark! Love.

Do your family members "get" your nail polish addiction?

Saturday, September 29, 2012

10% Off, Kitty Lasers Giveaway, Polish List, and DG 2.0

10% Off Coupon Code
A good party host always has birthday treats to share! Unfortunately, the idea of sticking a piece of cake in with your order just doesn't sound like a good idea, so instead, use the coupon code PARTY when checking out to take 10% off your entire purchase! This promotion starts at 6pm ET on Sunday and will run for 24 hours.

You could win a mini bottle of Kitty Lasers!
3 winners will be randomly chosen from orders placed on Sunday and Monday. Every bottle purchased counts as an entry. Winners will be notified on October 2nd and the mini will ship with their order.

Complete Polish List for Sunday (this list includes polishes that are already in stock)
OOAK i - iv
Kitty Lasers (LE)
Dream Theory (LE)
Bunnies  Line Dancing
In the Shade of the Moon
Haunted Attraction
Purple Poetry
Underwater Treasure
Sunset Clouds
Wildflower Garden
Sea Glass
Read the Fine Print
Octopus Smiles
Seaside Villa
Sunset Cruise
Rainbows All Around
Diamond Geometry in Gold
Diamond Geometry
Diamond Geometry 2.0

Diamond Geometry 2.0
Diamond Geometry 2.0

Diamond Geometry 2.0 is Diamond Geometry (a fantastic mix of silver holographic glitter) with silver moons and butterflies! Both the original and the new version will be available at the next restock, but one will eventually be phased out.

Comparison - 1 coat over black with SV topcoat

Do you like it better with the additional glitters, or do you prefer the more traditional shapes?

Friday, September 28, 2012

OOAK Polishes

Etsy Shop
The Chaos & Crocodiles Etsy shop is now closed in order to prepare for the restock. It will reopen on Sunday.

Special announcement 2 of 3: One of a Kind Polishes!
I will be releasing 4 One of a Kind (OOAK) polishes at the next restock. These are not samples, tests, or prototypes; they are true one-offs that were made just for this event.

I've saved the best announcement for last, so make sure to check in tomorrow! 

Chaos & Crocodiles New Release

General news
The next restock will be this Sunday at 6pm ET. Available polishes will be announced on Saturday.

Have you entered the giveaway yet? If not, don't wait too much longer, because it ends at midnight tonight!

Special announcement 1 of 3: Birthday release!
Please welcome the newest Chaos & Crocodiles polish to the line, Delighted! Delighted is a heartbreakingly beautiful polish made with various sizes of periwinkle, fuchsia, and purple glitter and a hint of purple shimmer in a clear base. It was love at first sight!

The fuchsia and purple glitter catch the light with a gorgeous glow and I just can't stop staring at my nails! This swatch shows 2 coats over OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.

Check back tonight for the next special announcement!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Birthday Bash

My birthday is coming up on Sunday, September 30th, so let’s kick off the celebration with a giveaway! TWO winners will receive an awesome Chaos & Crocodiles prize pack that includes three limited edition nail polishes!

1 mini bottle of Cartjacked
Cartjacked has matte yellow, red, turquoise, and black hexes, matte turquoise diamonds, holographic sparkles, and matte black hearts in a clear base. It is not available in the shop because for this polish, "getting Cartjacked" should only be a good thing. ;-)

1 full-size bottle of Dream Theory
(shown at 3 coats, no undies, with top coat)
Dream Theory has an incredible mix of glitter (mostly holographic, but sadly my picture doesn't show how sparkly the polish is) in greens, blues, silver, and turquoise all in a teal-blue jelly base. It is limited to five full-size bottles - my bottle, two for the giveaway, and two that will be available for sale in the shop on my birthday.

1 mini bottle of Kitty Lasers
(shown at 1 coat over OPI Kennebunk-Port with top coat)
Kitty Lasers features two sizes of red circle glitter and also has silver and teal holographic glitter and purple and red hex glitter in a clear base. It is limited to eight bottles - one for me, two minis for the giveaway, two full-size bottles that will be available to purchase in the shop on my birthday, and three minis that will be given away randomly with a shop purchase on my birthday (details TBA).

Giveaway Details
This giveaway is open to fans with a U.S. mailing address. You can enter below or use the giveaway link at the top of the Chaos and Crocodiles Facebook page. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Until recently, Chaos & Crocodiles news, updates, and pics have only been posted to Facebook and Twitter. But now that the shop has grown so quickly in the past few months (thank you!!!), I have decided that it is time to start a blog.

My hope is that this will make the flow of information easier to follow as well as give fans another way to connect. I've got some very exciting projects in the works and I can't wait to share them with you! 

So far, which Chaos & Crocodiles nail polish is your favorite?