Nail Polish Bottle Types

i asked this on facebook, but i should probably ask it here too. I recently switched my bottles from the square ones I used at first to round ones. The round ones are cheaper than the squares. But then i realized almost every indie brand is using the rounds, and the squares might set me a little bit more apart. Are people just buying the rounds because of availability & cost? Or are they prefered by buyers for some reason?

What do you think? Should I go back to square bottles?

Craft Shows

I’m working on developing a local presence in Vancouver. Shipping is so expensive, I think to be really successful I need to start thinking local in addition to online. The craft show yesterday was an overall failure, but graded on a scale I did fantastic! I made the most money out of anyone I asked, so I’m happy about that. I made my table fee back with a bit of a profit, but with the amount of work I put into everything, it worked out to about $1.00 an hour. Luckily I love this, and getting to talk to people about nail polish for 8 hours was awesome. The lady behind me made nothing at all, and packed up 3 hours early. I felt really bad for her! 

So now I’m all sold out of my best selling nail polish. Not surprisingly the holographic polishes were the first ones to go. Little girls went nuts for my pink holo nail polish and another one that had gold holo hearts. Time to go supply shopping, yay!

 

It’s been a rough month at the blacksheeplacquer house. I had a family tragedy I won’t get into here, but it knocked me flat on my ass. I’m starting to feel myself again, I did a bit of creating while I was off, but I didn’t put a lot of effort into attempting to sell it. I have three new polishes I need to get listed. I am holding off though, i have a craft fair this weekend, and i have my fingers crossed it’s successful! I’m looking forward to a day to myself though, even if I’m shackled to a table! 

I’m wondering if nail polish at a craft fair is weird? It seemed like a good idea to me, most craft fair attendees are women, and women like nail polish! I’ve never seen it at a fair though, and I’m hoping there’s not a reason for that.

Here’s one of my fave creations that I did manage to get listed. I am down to one bottle though! I gave two bottles to friends that wouldn’t shut up about how much they loved it, and kept one for myself. It’s so summery and happy, just what I need right now! 🙂ImageImage