Hello! It's been a while! I've been busy crocheting and starting to get some things ready for an Artist Alley at a convention in May. It sounds like a long way away, but it'll sneak up on me and I'll find myself with two weeks to make 50 Pokeballs and that's not fun.
I have an exciting post for you guys (I mean, technically, aren't they all exciting?); I have my first order from Polish Pusher, an indie nail polish company from right here in Minnesota. Awesome. One of my co-workers is friends with the owner/creator and, when I told her I was a polish addict, she showed me her instagram and Etsy store. I was especially interested in getting some of her cuticle oil since it only had a few ingredients and rave reviews, so when she restocked it, I got a bottle!
Argh, for reasons I don't fully understand, my Blogger account won't let me pull videos directly from my Youtube account, so now if I want to keep up with my fancy embedded videos (and I do!), I have to do it manually. Tres annoying. Or what ever the French word for "very" is.
Kati, the owner/creator, found out that I worked with one of her friends and that was how I had heard about her company, so she even threw in something extra for me!
Hmm, I'm still bizarrely annoyed by that disconnect between my Youtube and Blogger accounts. I didn't even embed videos before I knew I could do that, but now that it's been taken away, it feels like I'm missing out on a cool feature.
Since Polish Pusher and I live probably within an hour drive of each other, after my order shipped it only took a day to get to me (I really need to buy local indie more often!). The turn around time (TAT if I ever reference it again) was between 3-5 business days (if memory serves) and I believe she shipped my order out on the fourth business day after I placed my order. I ordered a bottle of her cuticle oil; there were different options for scents, but I went with "unscented" since I like to wear other fragranced products and I didn't want to be a scent-bomb.
You get a lot of oil for your money; I find that I only need about three drops per hand and, even after applying it at least once a day since I got it, I'm barely past the neck of the bottle. It comes in plastic dropper bottle (there's probably a more technical word for these, but I have no idea what it is) for quick and easy dispensing (again, pretty sure there is a better word for this but I am tired and can't think of it). Once I run out (which won't be for a long time!), I'm definitely going to purchase this oil again!
If you're interested in checking out an independent polish company (or are just interested in pretty nail polish!), I would highly recommend checking out Polish Pusher on Etsy and Instagram! As I said before, her shop is a little empty right now, but you can get updates and information about restocks on her Instagram.
Thanks for reading! <3