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.
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 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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