Thursday, February 12, 2015

Vibrant Vinyls - Large Scallops

It's almost Valentine's Day! Aside from being my favorite holiday, it's also my hubby and I's wedding anniversary. Yes, we're the saps who got married on Valentine's Day. We celebrate 12 years this Saturday!

I created a fun new mani I couldn't wait to share with you guys. I used my newest design of Vibrant Vinyls that I just released on my shop today.  I absolutely love how this turned out. And it was so easy!
I started with 2 coats of Color Club 'Endless' and topped it with Seche Vite.
It's always important to wait at least 15 minutes after adding a quick dry top coat before using the vinyls. This prevents any smudging or fingerprints being left behind after you smooth the vinyl over the nail.
 Working one nail at a time, I added a vinyl a little higher than the center of each nail and polished below them to the tips with Sally Hansen 'Reef Raf'. I added another coat of Seche Vite and let fully dry.
Once dry, I added another vinyl just below the line I created with the first one and painted below it to the tips of each nail with Lusty Laquers 'Ravage Me Red'. I thought that was a fitting color for Valentine's. lol
The vinyls can be used for so much more than hearts. They make really nice tips and the vinyls themselves actually look like little seagulls!
I can't wait to see what everyone else creates with these and I hope you guys like them as much as I do.

As of today, they are available to purchase on www.vibrantvinyls.com for $5.00 per sheet which includes 50 nail art vinyls. I offer free domestic shipping every day with no minimum order and international shipping is a flat $1.50 for as many sheets as you'd like.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Just Released! Vibrant Vinyls 'Bolts'

I just released a brand new design on my Vibrant Vinyls shop today!

I hold giveaways quite often over on the Vibrant Vinyls Facebook page so be sure to 'like' the page for a chance to win.
I'm so in love with these bolt vinyls and the mani I created with them. I used Orly 'Luxe' for my base mani then I added the bolt vinyl and polished over with CBL 'Hellcat Oops'. I removed the vinyl and topped with Seche Vite. Easy!
 The could be angled in a variety of ways for all sorts of looks. I can't wait to use them again!
 Each $5 sheet includes 49 vinyls and I offer free shipping for all US orders with no minimum purchase. International shipping is a flat $1.50.
I offer a wide variety of vinyl colors. Simply leave your choices in the notes section of your order. Most people don't care what color vinyls they get for these types of designs since they are usually removed from the nail right after use but they can be trimmed into decals if you'd like to leave them on the nail and top coat over.

Friday, January 23, 2015

My Vibrant Vinyls Shop Is Open!

My new Vibrant Vinyls shop has been officially open for a few weeks now and it's going so much better than I expected. I've gotten so many orders and everyone is loving the vinyls, my prices, the every day free US shipping, and even the personal touch I add to each order I package up. I also offer low cost international shipping so I've got to send orders to all sorts of different countries which is really fun!
I'm having a blast with every part of making these from creating the designs to hand packaging each order. Even when I have 15 orders to fill in a sitting, I still make a point not to "mass-package" as I call it. I fill and package orders one at a time and I take the time to write a thank you to each customer because I appreciate them choosing Vibrant Vinyls. I'm certainly not the only place that sells nail art vinyls so the fact that my customers have picked my shop to buy from means a lot to me. I've already had satisfied customers placing second and third orders too which really warms my heart. I must be doing something right!
I have a couple dozen designs to pick from right now but I plan to add at least a couple more every week and you can always expect special seasonal and holiday sets. I've already released a Valentine set which is available as a sampler or you can purchase each design individually. These are designed to stick on your nail and just top coat over. Yes, you read that right. 2 steps, it's that easy!
Some of the other vinyls are designed to polish over and remove which isn't as hard as it sounds. Each item's description will tell you which way the vinyls are designed to be used and I include full instructions for both ways with every order.
Here's a peek at some of my items but be sure to visit the shop to take a look at the full selection.



Friday, January 2, 2015

Announcing the Launch of Vibrant Vinyls!

I'm so excited to announce that the official launch of my new shop, Vibrant Vinyls, will be on Monday, January 5th! You might have noticed I've been away for a few weeks but I've been super busy getting everything ready for the new shop. I'm almost ready to go with some great first designs and I have so many more planned for the future. I'm so excited to kick off 2015 on this new adventure and I hope you guys are too because I hope to have you along for the ride.
The Vibrant Vinyls Facebook page has been up for a few weeks now and I've already received such awesome early support and encouragement. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and liked the page. Speaking of which, if you head over there I am currently running a giveaway for a Sampler of my Vibrant Vinyls. It's open internationally and I'll be drawing a winner during the shop launch on Monday. 
 After I shared the picture above of my mani using my Swirls I had a lot of people asking to buy them right away so I've sent out some pre-orders already. If you are interested in pre-ordering before the shop launches on Monday, visit www.vibrantvinyls.com for the details. After Monday, the site will just redirect to the shop.
There was also a lot of love for my Snowflakes which include four different designs of snowflakes and are available in three different sizes. For the mani above, I applied the snowflakes right to the nails and sealed with top coat. It doesn't get much easier than that!
Many of the designs can be left on the nails as decals like I did with the Snowflakes (larger vinyls will need to be trimmed to use as decals) or they can be polished over and removed to let your base color shine through in a variety of designs. They make nail art so much quicker and easier, virtually any nail artist from beginner to advanced professionals will love these!

If you've never used nail art vinyls before, don't worry! They are so much easier to use than you would think by looking at the finished art. That's what's so great about them. And unlike many brands that are way too sticky, my vinyls can be placed & re-positioned on the nail and they remove easily leaving no sticky residue behind.

You'll find that my Vibrant Vinyls are very reasonably priced and I always try to include as many vinyls per sheet as possible. To save you even more, I offer FREE SHIPPING every day on all US orders. Tracking can be added for an extra dollar and I offer international shipping too. I package all my vinyls with a card which prevents them from getting bent while they are in transit to you. I also do my very best to cut orders the same day they are placed and ship the next so you won't have to wait long to play.

I hope to see you guys on Monday. Keep an eye on the Facebook page to stay up to date and participate in all the launch day fun on Monday!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sneak Peek At Vibrant Vinyls

By now, most of you have heard about my new endeavor, Vibrant Vinyls. I'm working hard behind the scenes to design the website, product line, and shop. I'm thrilled with the quality of vinyl I am using and the designs are coming along really well.
 I'll be opening with a basic line of Nail Art Vinyls before I incorporate nail art decals & stencils. For this mani, I used 'Wide Straights' which are one of the three available sizes of 'The Straights'. All of the Nail Art Vinyls will be sold in sheets of 100 and there will be discounts available when you buy multiple sheets. I will also offer free standard shipping on all orders no matter how small and all vinyl will be made to order by hand.
The Nail Art Vinyls are such a breeze to use. For this mani I painted one coat of Sally Hansen's 'Celeb City' which is my go-to silver. On top of that I used one coat of Funky Fingers 'Sand & Stilettos' which is packed with sparkly holo micro-glitter. I topped it off with Seche Vite so I had a smoother texture to apply the Nail Art Vinyls to. The glitter is quite gritty and I feel like that might have affected how well the vinyl stuck down.

I gave the base about 20 minutes to be sure it was fully dry before applying my vinyls. Because you will pull the vinyls up while the polish is still wet it's best to work nail to nail. The vinyls peeled up off the paper backing really easily with a pair of tweezers and clung right to the nail when I applied them. I re-positioned a few with no problems. After laying the vinyls on the nail I smooth them out with my fingertips to make sure there are no air bubbles or gaps under them. I use an orange wood stick to make sure the edges are pushed down all the way to my cuticles then I painted on my KleanColor 'Metallic Red'. Always make sure to pull off the Nail Art Vinyls while your polish is still wet. Tweezers are a big help for this. My vinyl is top quality so unlike cheap brands, you won't ever see any sticky residue left behind on your nail. Some brands will instruct you to stick their vinyl on your skin and peel it up before applying it to the nail. You'll never need to do that with Vibrant Vinyls. The last step was topping off my mani with Seche Vite. I always recommend using a quick dry top coat any time you are topping nail art.

I'll be sure to keep you updated on Vibrant Vinyls and be sure to like the Facebook page for a chance to win some Vibrant Vinyls of your choice. I'm hoping to be open for business soon!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Business Cards from minted.

You might have heard a few whispers flying around that I am in the process of opening up a shop. Well it's true and I couldn't be more excited! I'll be opening with a line of basic nail art vinyls and I plan to add nail art decals & stencils as well as permanent decals for cars, glass, metal, etc. in the near future.

One of the things on my agenda is having business cards made to include with each order. I was told about minted. which has a wide variety of beautiful designs that are both stylish and professional. I've heard great things about the quality of their papers so they are my first choice printer for my small business.

When looking at their available business cards via the Paperie category, you can sort cards by profession, gender, style, price, and more to find exactly what suits your needs. I am looking for something classy and feminine while embracing the theme of my shop. It was simple to preview cards with the 'quick look' feature to see the available colors and options for each card design.
The first nail art vinyl I designed to sell is a chevron design so I was drawn to the 'bold contact business cards' when I seen the chevron design on the back. I also love how the front looks super clean & classy while the back is fun & funky.

As you can see above, this card is available in four different colors which all give off a totally different look. You can also choose your type of paper from three available options.
 When you click 'Personalize' you are taken to a customization page for the front of the card. It was easy to enter any & all info I wanted to include in the text box with options to change the font, color, & size of the text. I wasn't able to edit the large 'Contact Me' area where I will want my shop name 'Vibrant Vinyls' but it's not a big deal because I can enter my request into the 'Special Instructions' area on another page. A minted. designer will make the change before sending me the digital proof to review before my order is sent to the printer.
 The personalization doesn't stop there! On the next page you are able to choose from a variety of patterns, solid colors, and even your own photo or logo for the back of your card. I definitely want the chevron pattern since it fits my shop so well.
 On the preview page you will see a rough preview of the card you created before any special requests. I haven't placed my order just yet so I haven't received a proof with my shop name on it to show you but I will be sure to update when I do!

~UPDATE~
Here's the proofs I received the day after I created my cards...


I was really happy with how they looked so I sent them off to the printer.
They were shipped out just a couple days later and a few more after that they arrived in the mail. I was really impressed with how quick of a process it was. I thought I would be waiting a while but was pleasantly surprised. The cards look great in person and I'm excited to start handing them out!
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