Thursday, May 23, 2013

Introducing Kandistar Polish!

Presenting the Kandistar Polish A Star is Born Collection!

I wanted to give you guys a special offer for my launch collection of my Indie Polishes! I am extending this to my blog followers and some Facebook Groups I am involved with or manage, before I launch to everyone. 

These will be limited edition polishes. I am doing things a little different in the beginning to see if people even like my polishes.  If they are selling and people like my creations enough to buy them I will be opening a shop online.  I just don't want to jump in without testing the waters.  To keep the costs low I will be making them as they are ordered instead of having an overstock of them. Also that means your polish will be fresh and made just for you!  

Large 15ML will be 7.50+shipping

Small 5ML ones will be 4.50+shipping

Those prices are exclusive to you guys! 

If you are interested in purchasing these limited edition polishes, please email me 
photographybykandistar (at) hotmail (dot) ca
(remove the brackets and insert proper symbols please)

I have been using the Alias “Kandistar” for several years for all of my creative pursuits. So when I decided to launch an indie polish line  I wanted it to be Kandistar Polish.

For my debut polishes I wanted to incorporate the word “star” into all the names so these polishes would be clearly recognizable as my launch polishes. I decided on creating 6 polishes with names I felt portrayed the polish.  My polishes are the “Big 3-Free” and they are all made by hand from scratch using a glamour base, cosmetic grade and top quality pigments and solvent resistant glitter.  Those that are observant will notice I created my debut line in my favorite color. When asked “What is your favorite color?” My reply is always “Rainbow!” 

This polish is the mail polish in my debut collection. I named it to represent the birth of my indie polishes. I wanted something bright bold with an impact, to simulate in my mind what the birth of a star actually looks like.

Blue duo-chrome shimmer base, with teal hex, holo silver slices, and neon blue micro hexes. For this polish I pictured an amazing evening sky covered in stars, the silver slices representing the stars as they fall across the night sky.  As I made this polish I pictured myself lying in a field looking up and thinking how big the universe really is trying to count the millions of stars that are above.

A cherry red base with medium white hexes, black slices and small gold holo hex
My inspiration for this polish was the colors of  a movie premiere, the red for the carpet all the Movie Stars walk down, the black slices for long film strips and the medium white Hexes for the picture within the film strip (think black and white old silent films).  The gold holo hexes top the polish off as they are the “stars” themselves.

A light orange base with micro neon yellow hex, medium silver holo hex and a dash of small teal hex
This polish was inspired by not only the first star we see when we look up in the night sky but the beautiful orange glow the sky lights up at twilight just before the sun sets. The micro neon yellow hexes represent the sun, the orange base represents the orange glow of the sky, the medium holo hex represents the bright stars in the night sky and I added the dash of small teal hex to represent the transition from day to night

This polish is a pale green with small aqua hexes, medium silver holo hexes and small holo gold hexes was inspired by what superstars are lavished with after their huge rise to success.  Money, diamonds and gold is what I imagine every superstar dreams of.

My inspiration for this polish was to make it look magical. I thought of a certain Disney movie that featured the beautiful song “When you wish upon a star”  I believe for your wish to come true you have to wish on the biggest, brightest star that you can see.  The shimmer yellow base, medium silver holo hexes and the silver holo slices I created to look like my vision of a wish being granted

Monday, May 20, 2013

Motivation Monday-May 20 2013

I am taking it day by day to get everything up and running again and what better way to start things off then with some motivation.  I know right now, Motivation is exactly what I need.  It went from Winter to Summer all within a week and a half in Edmonton Alberta. 

We moved from Ontario to Alberta last year and the climate is much different. Geographically speaking, we are much farther north on the map then what I am used to and instead of 4 seasons, here in Alberta we have Winter and Construction.  Winter this year lasted 7 months and came very quick so now the snow is gone there is 5 months to fix everything and get it ready for winter again.  It gets cold and we have winter but our summers are HOT.  As a fair amount of Satellite channels available up here are American channels, we are informed at temperatures in the states and in the summer we very often can have warmer days then even the hottest southern states.  Also no matter how long you live in Canada you never ever get used to the cold .

If you are a Canadian reader, today is Victoria Day.  It is a Statutory Holiday otherwise known as May "2-4" (2-4=case of beer) This is the first long weekend to kick off the summer. It is to celebrate the Birthday Of the late Queen Victoria but I have never seen any celebrations in her honor....ever. I read that they are in the works of possibly changing the name to "First Nations" Day to celebrate the Aboriginal Population. Anyways point being, many of my Canadian readers are quite possibly very hung over so this Motivation is for all my international friends :)

We picked up my roommate at the Airport yesterday and as we were waiting for her at the Arrivals Gate, I discovered a natural remedy to uplift your spirits if you are having a bad day. 
No matter how depressed, cranky, tired, or irritated you are, I guarantee you, that people watching at the airport "arrivals: gate will make you smile, and give you that warm fuzzy feeling.  
For the most part people are seeing their friends or loved ones they may have not seen for a while, and seeing the looks on a persons face when they see whom they are searching for among the crowd is priceless.  Yesterday was a very high anxiety day for me and this seemed to help a bit.  

After deciding to share that with you I knew right away I wanted to share a song with you that I feel fits in this post perfectly.  It is a song I love listening to when I feel positive and I love that she is Canadian

Celine Dion- You and I

 this Quote and I wanted to share it. Think it, absorb it, remember it!!

If my post didn't make you smile at least once then I have provided you with Plan B...

P.S The benefits to reading this far and commenting on today's post will get you 10 extra entries into my giveaway I will be announcing this week!  I ask you;

 Did my post make you smile today?  Which part made you smile?

*I can't remember links for the pictures. if you know please let me know and I will fix this :)

Monday, May 13, 2013

No Internet

I am slowly going crazy 1 2 3 4 5 6 switch
Crazy going slowly am I 6 5 4 3 2 1 switch

I had planned my big launch tomorrow but I have no internet and I can't do this from my phone  :*(

PLANNING for next week to go on as scheduled. You will want to stick around!

Sorry everyone.  Comment if you forgive me so I can feel a little better because I am super stressed right now. Thanks xoxo

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Apology's and Updates

Life has a funny way of twisting and turning throwing challenges at you and that is why I have had to delay my big blog  transformation and indie polish launch. For the past week I have been getting so much accomplished! I have sent my launch polishes out for review and when the reviewers recieve them I will be sharing with you their reviews and launching at the same time! Stick with me I know my blog has been quiet lately but I have been working hard to make it awesome!

I will leave you with a quick swatch I did today of a polish I bought 2 months ago and haven't had the time to use Hope you like it!

Selena Gomez Collection
Amazing pink creme polish that is opaque in 2 coats and applies like a dream! I need to get the other polishes in this collection!