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! :-)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

108 comments:

  1. I would definitely wear Black Ops on my next Secret Mission. These look great!

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  3. I am really hoping I remember the pre-order on Tuesday! These are great!

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  4. Definitely Black Ops or Decoy!

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  5. I am salivating. I love these. I'm happy you are doing a late time slot for those of us who work during the day! thank u!

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  6. I am so loving them all but Decoy really stands out for me.

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  7. OMG so in love with Decoy and Black Ops.
    Wish U'd ship worldwide !

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  8. Surprisingly, for me, I think I'm most looking forward to Black Ops!

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  9. I would wear them all, on separate missions of course. I go on lots of missions, obviously.

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  10. If I had to choose just one, I would wear "Reconnaissance". I'd be feeling fierce while I recon the whole situation, whatever it may be!

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  11. I'd wear Decoy on my secret mission. So stealth!

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  12. For my mission I would have to alternate between Black Ops and Decoy!!

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  13. DEFINITELY my favorite color of all time, black! So it'd have to be Black Ops!!!!

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  14. For my mission I would definitely wear Protocol! It is SOOO Pretty... but of course all of them would be awesome to wear too!!!

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  15. I love the new Secret Agent Collection! I want them all!!!

    They are just stunning!

    MakeUpMom123

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  16. I have been saving pennies for weeks now I cannnnnot wait for the launch!! Thanks for the opportunity to order the whole set at once!!!

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  17. Security Breach :)
    I'm excited for the pre-order and to try my first C&Cs!

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  18. So hard to choose whether a different color on each nail to dazzle them with prismatic color and blind them for my escape if captured, or to stick with Black Ops to match the black undercover garb and stay on the DL!! ;)

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  19. All of them because if I do a rainbow skittles mani, it would be harder for the enemy to point me out by my nail color!

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  20. Black Ops...gotta look stealthy and sleek! ;)

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  21. Black Ops...it matches my ninja outfit.

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  22. I would have to wear Protocol on my mission

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  23. The entire Secret Agent Collection as a gradient across both hands!

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  24. Reconnaissance...but the amazing holo bling would probably blow my cover!!

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  25. I'd choose Decoy with Black Ops accents on my secret mission :)

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  26. I would wear Security Breach!

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  27. I pretty much love everything that you do. It sound like a lot of HARD work went into this one. I am sure it will sell out really quickly and you will be mixing polish like crazy!

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  28. I'd wear Black Ops with some Sleeper Cell accents on my secret mission! YUM! :)

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  29. Night vision of course! It's perfect!

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  30. Ahhh, so excited! I love, love, love how you carried a theme through your collection and blog post!

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  31. I'm so in love with this collection!

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  32. hmmmm.....I think I would have to wear Black Ops or Reconnaissance. Maybe a combination of them both....Hell, I'm getting the whole set, so why do I have to choose??

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  33. I couldn't pick one! I'm in love with them all!!

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  34. These are all fabulous but those blues are to die for!

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  35. I'm loving them all, but Decoy tops my list!

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  37. They;re all gorgeous, but Decoy stole my heart!

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  38. Security Breach looks especially awesome!!

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  39. Though I'm not a huge fan of holos myself, my sister absolutely loves them. I'll have to get a few for her (I’m thinking Cipher, Protocol, and maybe Reconnaissance). I would like to say thank you so much for being kind enough to offer Soliloquy and Boardwalk Taffy Shop to those that missed out last time. Can't wait!

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  40. I can't wait to see the swatches! These will be my first C&C polishes and I am so excited especially for the blues and purple.

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  41. Reconnaissance love the deep purple!

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  42. Sleeper cell looks amazing and I think that would help me get they any secrete mission

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  43. All of them! Spring rainbow gradient style probably. They're all so gorgeous, who could pick?!

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  44. Interrogation is calling my name!!!

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  45. I would wear them all, but Protocol is calling my name!

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  46. Black Ops, no doubts!!! :D

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  47. I'm going to wear the silvery one. So stealth!

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  48. Interrogation is my favorite, but I would wear Black Ops on mission for sure!

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  49. I would wear Subterfuge on a secret mission, in hopes that it would inspire out of me what the name means!

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  51. I'd wear Cipher or Sleeper Cell in a heartbeat!

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  52. You want me to choose only one? HAHAHAHAHA! Right at this exact moment, I'm going to say Security breach. Thank you for the opportunity! :D

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  53. Decoy with an accent of Reconnaissance

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  54. I love everything about this collection!

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  55. I would wear Protocol on a secret mission, but I love them all!

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  56. Woohoo so excited for these new polishes! Great job as always!

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  57. I would wear Protocol, no doubt about it! :)

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  58. It's so hard to pick one but I love Reconnaissance!

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  59. Black ops is beautiful and a clever name too?

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  60. Black ops because it looks like it can kick some booties during a secret mission! But all of them looks really awesome. :)

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  61. Hmmm, Security Breach or Interrogation with a bit of Black Ops in there somewhere for good measure :) Love them all!

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  62. All of them?!?!! It would be too difficult to chose, and I'd be under enough stress as it is!! But if I had to choose, I'd say Black Ops (bc, obviously!!) or Subterfuge.

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  63. Setting alarm now! Gorgeous!

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  64. I would wear all of them at once, of course! Either gradient or Black Ops with rainbow polka dots. All the extra sparkle and color would be my disguise, of course -- no one would expect someone with such in-your-face nails to be an undercover spy ;)

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  65. Cipher would be my secret weapon!

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  66. Night Vision is the one I'm most excited about!! I love a good green!! :D

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  68. These are amazing and Decoy would be my secret mission pick!!

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  69. Absolutely love the secret agent theme and the polish names! I'm so obsessed with holos right now too!

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  70. Probably Reconnaissance! Love that purple :)

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  71. I would wear either Black Ops, Interrogation, or Security Breach. Actually, I would wear them all since they are so pretty!

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  72. Black Ops totally!!! I would need a sleek black polish to match my ninja outfit as I swipe a cupcake ;)

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  73. Probably Black Ops because it'd catch the light the least, but still have sparkle!

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  74. OMG, I need all of these. Decisions decisions and only 53 minutes to make them.

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  75. cannot wait for this whole set to arrive :D

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  76. Black Ops! Can't wait to get that one on!

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