Thursday, July 11, 2013

Swatches/Sale: Paper Anniversary Gift Wrap

I almost can't believe it, but Contrary Polish has been in business for one year today! To celebrate this anniversary, I'm holding a full-bottle sale now through Friday evening (if supplies last), and I have a new shade to offer as well. :)

Gift Wrap (red-toned purple with blue-green shimmer; shimmer slightly shifts from blue-green to blue-purple)

I spent a LONG time working on anniversary polishes, but it was worth it because I'm so happy with the result!

Since the first anniversary is traditionally the paper anniversary, I used that as my jumping off point. I initially tried and rejected two other ideas: Recycled Paper (I could see it in my head but couldn't find the right supplies to make it happen) and Paper Lantern (very pretty but too ordinary). I ended up being inspired by some amazing wrapping paper, and Gift Wrap was born. :)

This polish dries with a satin finish before top coat. It has a bit of a jelly consistency but with good coverage. These swatches show two coats Gift Wrap (one thinner coat and one thicker coat) and one coat Seche Vite. 

Please disregard the shade name label in these pictures; there was a last-minute name change.

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

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Giveaway Results

The giveaway has ended and we have a winner - congratulations to Joyce R.! I just emailed you to get your shipping information so I can send the new trio your way.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered the giveaway! The new trio will be launched on Llarowe today at 2:00 pm CST, and mini bottles will be available via the blog tomorrow. :)

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Preview/Giveaway: Color Context

I have a preview and giveaway to share with you today!

My second summer collection is a trio called Color Context, and the shades in it are Greenhouse, Blood Orange, and Indigo Rose.

Greenhouse (blue base with gold shimmer; overall polish looks green)

Blood Orange (red base with gold shimmer; overall polish has an orange tint)

Indigo Rose (blue base with red-orange shimmer; shimmer appears red-purple and gives overall polish a purple tint)

These shades will launch on Llarowe later this week and mini bottles will be available this Friday. In the meantime, I'd like to host a giveaway. :)

This giveaway will only be up for two days, so sign up now for a chance to win a full-size bottle of all three new shades!

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