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12th Anniversary PROTOTYPE SALE - mystery OOAK nail polishes!


12th Anniversary PROTOTYPE SALE - mystery OOAK nail polishes!
12th Anniversary PROTOTYPE SALE - mystery OOAK nail polishes!
12th Anniversary PROTOTYPE SALE - mystery OOAK nail polishes!
12th Anniversary PROTOTYPE SALE - mystery OOAK nail polishes!
Regular price $12.00

Hi friends! Welcome to our 2024 12th Anniversary Sample Sale! 

We are doing our semi-annual deep clean of our work room, and have collected many years' worth of unlabeled, mystery prototype polishes, that we'd like to share with you.

What are these colors? Well, most of them are one of a kind colors I made: to test out new ingredients, to use up discontinued ingredients that I only had a little bit left of, or to make slightly different variations of a proposed new color to see which one I liked the best. Some of them, doubtless, are leftover bottles of limited-edition colors that I neglected to label at the time & can no longer place. And lastly...sometimes when I have a little bit left of a few batches, I mix them up and see what happens ;)

All of these polishes are uniquely beautiful - I toss the truly hideous! They will all be labeled with a unique prototype number to match. All bottles are 15mL (full size) and some may have been tested on swatch sticks a couple times but all are otherwise new.

We're offering these at a massive discount - we just want to find them new loving homes!

We will not be photographing and listing each individual bottle - but tell us your most and least fave colors, textures, finishes, etc, and we'll select some things that we're sure will work for you :)

About Our Products

  • Handmade in San Francisco, CA
  • Designed, mixed & packaged in-house
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-free
  • Nontoxic
  • Free of phthalates, formaldehyde, toluene, camphor, fragrance, and common allergens
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Care Instructions

  • Store your polish in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight
  • Ingredients sometimes settle & gel - give the bottle a few gentle shakes before opening
  • Nail polish thickens over time as the solvents inside evaporate. If yours gets too thick, you can bring it back to life with a product called nail polish thinner, sold at any beauty supply store.
  • We recommend acetone as the most safe and effective nail polish remover. Moisturize your nails & hands before and after use. 

Ingredients

  • Ethyl Acetate: An organic compound, used as a solvent to make our ingredients blend well. This naturally occurs in wine.
  • Butyl Acetate: An organic compound, also used as a solvent. It naturally occurs in many fruit.
  • Nitrocellulose: A film-forming ingredient derived from green plants.
  • Isopropyl Alcohol: Also known as rubbing alcohol, used to disperse our dry pigments.
  • Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride: A polymer that makes our polish gel and form a good film. Adipic acid is naturally found in mushrooms.
  • Sterealkonium Bentonite:  A type of natural clay. Gives our matte polishes their special finish.
  • Acetyl Tributyl Citrate: An organic polymer that keeps our polish flexible on the nail & helps prevent chipping.
  • Silica: Also known as the primary component in sand, used as a hardener.
  • N-Butyl Alcohol: A natural byproduct of sugar fermentation, used as a solvent.
  • Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer: A film former, also used in sunscreen and eye makeup. 
  • Benzophenone-1: A UV absorber, used to keep our polish colorfast
  • Colorants: We use a wide variety of micas, pigments & batch-certified lakes, as well as special ingredients such as Mylar flakes, aluminum powder, and metal and plastic glitters, which we source from reliable manufacturers. All of them are known to be safe for use in nail lacquers

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