Monday, December 31, 2012

happy monday & a poll.......

happy monday everybody :) i hope your holidays have been going good!

i have been asked to add some of the recently released christmas colors to the permanent lineup., so., how about a poll?

y'all tell me which christmas colors you'd like to see added to the core line!

huuugs

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A New Distributor! and a Christmas Reminder ♡

To all of the overseas ladies!!!!


CrowsToes Nail Color will be Available Early January 2013 from the lovely Annette at Shoppe Eclecticco!!!

Shoppe Eclecticco is an Asian based store that stocks unique premium nail lacquers and products from commercial brands to independent labels. 
We aim to make beautiful polishes available to polish fans all over. Worldwide shipping is available. Catch us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates and promotions.

Facebook: Shoppe Eclecticco
Twitter: @ShopEclecticco
Instagram: @ShopEclecticco

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Also - a quick reminder., the CrowsToes Christmas colors are Limited Editions and will be retired after the holiday season - so get 'em while ya can :)

♡♡♡
Crow 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Something Old, Something New.

i don't know about you, but i love the winter. its' hands down the best time to just stop and look at the stars. 
no matter how crazy things get in your life., always take a moment and enjoy the beauty around you.

so., what in the fresh hell does this have to do with nail polish you ask?, take another look at the photo above. it depicts my 2 favorite constellations in the winter sky, orion., and the seven sisters that make up the constellation known as the pleiades.,
 in greek mythology the pleiades were seven sisters: maia, electra, alcyone, taygete, aterope, celaeno and merope. their parents were atlas, a titan who held up the sky, and the oceanid pleione, the protectress of sailing. after a chance meeting with the hunter orion, the pleiades and their mother became the object of his relentless pursuit. enamoured with the young women, he pursued them over the face of the earth. in pity for their plight, zeus changed them into a flock of doves, which he set in the heavens. 

and here are their CrowsToes namesakes:

the Pleiades Collection
l-r: maia, asterope and celaeno

l-r: orion, merope and electra 

l-r: alcyone and taygete

l-r: maia, asterope, celaeno, orion, merope, electra, alcyone and taygete.
1 coat over black, one coat seche vite.


l-r: maia, asterope, celaeno, orion, merope, electra, alcyone and taygete.
3 coats each, no undies, one coat seche vite.

you like?


Thursday, November 22, 2012

EEEP!

There are some changes coming to CrowsToes in the new year., I can't tell you about them all juuuust yet, but i think you will like what you see.

i am working on a collection as we speak., i hope you like them :)
But more teasers to come on that one in the next few weeks so stay tuned. :P

Be sure to go to http://shop.llarowe.com and http://www.overallbeauty.com to grab the christmas colors while they last. I know they both have some crazy stuff in store for black friday.

and most importantly - if you celebrate - have a very happy thanksgiving.,

and remember.,

please don't drink and drive or get in a car with someone who has been drinking. it could save your

life or someone elses. <3

HUUUUGS

Friday, November 9, 2012

No H8 movement


Bullying is not funny. It is not cool. It is not right. And more importantly, it is not okay.
Most of us are, thankfully, residents of countries that support tolerance and many of our families have settled in these places simply for that reason. Generations later, it is our responsibility to perpetuate that message of tolerance across our new social platforms, including the internet.

As members of the nail polish blogging community, we all share a love of beauty, color, and lacquer. Other than that, we are remarkably different: from our race to our religion to our hair color...even to our polish application techniques. To marginalize anyone because of those differences is completely unacceptable and today I take a stand against that. I refuse to allow other people's view of "normal" dictate how I behave, believe, and blog.

In solidarity with a multitude of bloggers linked to http://www.eradicateh8.blogspot.com my purple manicure represents my proud commitment to the No H8 movement. Today, November 9th, I dedicate my post to ending bullying of any kind and to encouraging diversity and imperfection among our colorful community.
1 Coat VooDoo over Verity Deep Violet - Artificial light

1 Coat VooDoo over Verity Deep Violet - Artificial light

1 Coat VooDoo over Verity Deep Violet - Natural light

1 Coat VooDoo over Verity Deep Violet - Natural light

VooDoo Macro under blue led light

Bullying is an epidemic in today's society, and it does not just happen to children or in a school setting. With technology being a large part of our every day lives, there is now a new form of bullying called "cyberbullying." Cyberbullying can occur via Facebook, text messages, blogs, emails, instant messages, and many other avenues.
Why is this important? Bullying (as a whole) has been linked to low self-esteem, substance abuse, depression, and suicide to name a few things. 

Sadly, we have been seeing cyberbullying within our own nail polish blogger community. It seems that many bloggers have divided and some choose to pick on others. In the past it has been due to  "improper" cuticle care, cleaning up after manicures, nail art that may not be quite as good as others, and various other "issues."

We need to STOP this immediately. Words hurt. There is no reason for grown women to be acting like this and hurting each other. If you do not like someone, or their blog, then simply do not speak to them. You are allowed to disagree with someone or something, but there is no need to go out of your way to hurt that person.

If you would like to take a stand to stop bullying in our community, grab a badge from http://www.eradicateh8.blogspot.com and put it on your own blog.

Help spread the word: Bullying in any form at any age is NOT OKAY!

Friday, October 26, 2012

the skinny on the christmas crow releases - - -

some MOAAAR info on the christmas crows - - -

the exact release date is still in the air -  but these should be sent to llarowe and overall within the next 2 weeks depending on production time.

all christmas colors will also be l/e for the holidays. the halloween colors will be core (of course)

llarowe's exclusives are:
a christmas crow
her goose got cooked 
jingle balls

overall's exclusives are:
bah-f!@#$%g-humbug
blue christmas

holly and hellfire, making christmas and maxxed out will be available at both retailers.

i hope that clears up some confusion for everyone <3

HUUUGS 
CrowsToes

Thursday, October 11, 2012

guess what..., CROWSmas came early!!!

HERE THEY ARE - *drumroll please* 

Your 2012 Holiday CrowsToes

From left to right:
Maxxed Out, Her Goose got Cooked, Hellfire and Holly, Making Christmas, A Christmas Crow, Blue Christmas, Bah-F!@#$%G-Humbug and Jingle Balls. 


 L-R: Maxxed Out, Her Goose got Cooked and Hellfire and Holly.


L-R: Making Christmas, A Christmas Crow and Blue Christmas.


L-R: Blue Christmas, Bah-F!@#$%G-humbug and Jingle Balls.

You Like????

Availability to be announced soon!!!!

and., barring another "glitter disaster" these are indeed the final mixes.

stay tuned :)


Sunday, August 12, 2012

NEW CROWSTOES ARE COMING - AND some MOAAAAR

New Colors are Coming!!!!!
New Colors are Coming!!!!!
New Colors are Coming!!!!!
plus 2 MORE o.0



i am currently tweaking these mixes a bit - these are NOT the FINAL versions - but they're REALLY CLOSE THOUGH., but i couldn't wait to show you., i just had to spill the beans!!!!



Hell Hath No Fury - a bright mix of fire red and orange glitters with a red/orange/gold colorshifting shimmer.

Hell Hath No Fury




VooDoo - a funky mix of purple and orange glitters sure to cast a spell.,

VooDoo


hoo doo the voo doo???




Tangled Web - a creepy mix of blackened glitters with a shot of deep blue sure to straighten out the most dishonest of souls.

Tangled Web



Purple People Eater - a mix of micro purple glitters with a bit of halloween fun added for good measure.

Purple People Eater




and last but not least - - -

Last Call at the CrowBar - a base mix of gun metal and black and whatever random heebiejeebie mix of glitter that ends up on the crowbar after each day of mixing., no single bottle will be exactly the same.

Last Call at the CrowBar




STAY TUNED FOR FINAL PICTURES THIS COMING WEEK.,

so what do ya think?


OK guys - yup. i got two more., ya didn't really think i was done with halloween....did ya?



Frog's Breath - "nothings' more suspicious than frogs breath" - professor finkelstein., in a nightmare before christmas.... ya gotta love tim burton man.
sally mixed up a fresh batch of glitter soup for you. i think she forgot the worms wort., it just doesn't taste right...... 

frog's breath


Bone Daddy - from the same movie., quite possibly my favorite movie EVVVVARRRRR. *giggle*
a slew of white matte glitters in a grey milky base with a little bit of the halloween kings' magic touch.

bone daddy
Bone Daddy Layered over grey

so heres' the skinny on availability - these will all be in the next shipments to both llarowe an overallbeauty. they will NOT be exclusive to halloween. 




after all., its' ALWAYS halloween in the CrowBar :)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The FIRST RETIREES.....................

- - - Say BYE BYE to - - - -

Cheshire
Murder by #'s
Wonder Woman

the last shipments of all three colors have been sent out.,

please see http://www.overallbeauty.com or http://www.shop.llarowe.com for remaining stock :)

New Colors Coming Soon!

Monday, July 30, 2012

a re-post and a reminder...........



clarissa disbrow

6/29/94-7/24/12

you left us too soon dolly. way too soon.

we love you and miss you.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

a naked morticia & the battle of the batch

another crowstoes update - and., yes. i did it again. another apology. *facepalm*

in the last couple days i found out that little miss morticia has recently run out of my shop without her proper clothes on. please accept my sincere apologies if you have purchased a more purple/magenta version., it seems as though i got a little *glitter happy* in that batch. i really try to keep these batches consistent., totally TOTALLY my fault. *smacks self in head* 

with that said and my sincerest apologies made - 

both kim at overallbeauty.com and leah anne llarowe are aware of this issue with morticias' clothes and will be provided with replacement bottles that are the correct mix when requested.
so., please., if you have the magenta/purple version and you are not happy with it, please contact who you purchased it from and it will be replaced.

if you purchased from llarowe please contact llarowe for a replacement & if you purchased yours from overallbeauty contact them and they'll be happy to get a new one to you. they will not be replacing each others bottles., they will only be replacing the morticias they have sold.

please do not feel like you can't send them an email and have the situation corrected., i don't do drama., never have., never will., i do whats right. period. you guys know that., thats' how i was brought up and i have absolutely no intention of changing now. :)

once again guys., you are the best, thanks so much <3

HUUUGS
lauri

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

good news/bad news

HEY GUYS!!!!

i have been crazy CRAZY busy lately, (thats' the good news) i need 6 more arms :)
but., so busy, unfortunately, that i really have no choice but to close down the store on bigcartel. :( 
and let kim at http://www.overallbeauty.com and leah ann at http://www.shop.llarowe.com handle the sales and shipping of crowstoes nail color from now on.  

i hate having to do it though., i just do., because i really have had fun with it. i have thoroughly enjoyed interacting with many of you and hope to continue to do so, i am going to keep the crowstoesnailcolor@gmail.com up and running for that reason - so please feel free to contact me there or comment here on the blog. i will still be doing updates here for new colors so please keep checking in periodically :)

i thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for all of your continued support and encouragement.
<3 <3 <3






Sunday, July 1, 2012

Store Update

HI GUYS!

i know., long time - no post - things have been kind of nutty around here as of late., a lot of changes - but GOOD changes!!!!

first, CrowsToes Nail Color is now available from kim at http://www.overallbeauty.com

annnd very soon from leah ann at http://www.shop.llarowe.com

i couldn't be happier to have who i consider to be the 2 best women on the internet selling crowstoes :)

with all of this, i will still be keeping the store over on bigcartel., but it will be rather random for the time until i get my production running a bit smoother.

so stay tuned!., and thank you again for all of your support!!! ♡♡♡

Saturday, June 30, 2012

*newsflash from the crowbar*

i have had a couple questions about this as of late regarding the type of mixing balls i use in my polish - i have used., and will continue to use only stainless steel mixing balls that are purchased from tkb trading or nailite.,

that is all :)

*end newsflash*

Friday, June 22, 2012

An Announcement for my overseas ladies & re-stock update

Well....HAPPY FRIDAY ALL!!!!

and i'll tell ya., it is just a great day :)

becauuuuse - the beautimous wonderful kim at overall beauty is now carrying crowstoes nail color!!!!

aannnnnd - SHE SHIPS INTERNATIONALLLY!!!! *HAPPY DANCE* and she is one of the best out

there in my opinion, her customer service is top notch. i wouldn't have it any other way. *kermit arms*

get them here - http://www.overallbeauty.com


now - a store update - we are currently still in a holding pattern for re-stocks until the bottles and base show

up., but when they do - ITS ON!!!! i'll keep everyone posted!!!

and y'all have a great weekend!!!!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Game of Catch-Up., CrowsToes Nail Color store update., and 2 Curve Balls....

First., Lets' play catch-up....shall we?!
All of the orders from Fridays' sale are packed (including my canadian ladies) and will be shipped tomorrow!!! YAY!!!

The next sale may or may not be pushed back a week, its' tentative at this point, i have ordered a shit-ton of base, glitters and bottles - so., dependent on how long it takes to get all of those in will dictate when i'll be able to re-stock. but - y'all know the drill - just keep checking in for updates on re-stocks :)

also - i really need to say that you guys are freakin' amazing., ok?! i thank all of you from the bottom my heart for all of your support!!! 

keep in mind these are prototype mixes., the production mixes will vary slightly.


Now., for some closer looks at the new colors - "Morticia"






"Gomez"




Heads Up - Heres' your FIRST Curve ball -
may i FINALLY present "i make the path"






And heeeeres' your SECOND curve ball - heeheee., and
you thought there was just one...didn't ya?!

May i present
"Wonder Woman"



And yes., "i make the path" and "Wonder Woman" will be in the next sale, along with all of the other colors.....WEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!
what do ya think?



Wednesday, June 6, 2012

another one bites the dust.......gah, i love that song. :P and other poo piles to pick up. :)

well guys - another sale is complete!!!

all orders have been shipped as of today - i truly hope you all love them as much as i love
making them :) and again, i want to thank everyone who has ordered, posted, sent me lovely emails,  just., THANKS SO VERY MUCH!!!!! i will be opening back up on june 15th., keep checking back - because - dammit! come hell or high water, morticia and gomez shall be joining the lineup!!!!

ok., i need to reel all these different sites i have going on into one spot. it's driving me positively batshit - i could freakin' imagine what it's doing to you guys. and i sincerely apologize. SO., with that said, we're gonna fiss it right NAOW!

i'm going to just post updates on this front page. i have gotten rid of the updates page that was along the side. and i'm going to change the bigcartel page also to point everyone here for info. so all future updates will be right here. also, i put the contact email over there on the right, so if you want to be added to the store update/opening email list - that address is here now too rather than being listed just on bigcartel. that should help a bit to straighten out the  craziness. *facepalm*

ok. i think that will do for now - so stay tuned

Friday, June 1, 2012

Happy Friday :)



the shops' open!!! http://www.crowstoesnailcolor.bigcartel.com

for this opening orders will ship between 6/2 and 6/5

thanks again., you guys are THE BEST!

lauri

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Short Post & My Own Polish..... :O

Well Then.....
Here i am - back on my blog. :)

yeh yeh i know...BAD BLOGGER. BAD BLOGGER. lol

now for the good stuff.

As many of you know, i started selling my frankens here @ http://www.crowstoesnailcolor.bigcartel.com., and i don't know what is different over on the store site, but for some reason i can't add stuff to the "updates" page now without doing it in html code. i completely DETEST html. so. with that said - updates will be found here...on the crowstoes nailcolor news page.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sleeper Alert! - Finger Paints Sparkle Top Coat

Hey Ladies!., long time no post., i know., my bad.....

well, here we go. As you all know if you're a nail nut like me all the broo-ha-ha has been about  the finger paints flakie top coats, well i have a sleeper for ya that i think has flown under many a nail-nuts radar., it was at sallys right around christmas time. it's fingerpaints sparkle top coat.

first up, some bottle shots - doesn't look like much does it?....keep looking
  

 this is her over essie bobbing for baubles - full sun 
 but tilt her around a bit and., - HOLY SHIT look at that color flip!



i'm tellin' ya., if you passed on this one, haul your hind end to sallys ASAP., i've been hearing they are being clearanced as we speak.....so GO NOOOOOW!