Let's get right to the good stuff
This project is to fund the release of the Out of This World nail polish collection, which consists of the following nail polishes. All flake polishes are shown as 1 coat over Dark Matter.
Additional reward items are shown below.
1" pendant with Supernova and Dark Matter.
Silver and gold holo moon and star decals. We do not have plans to release these on our website, this project is the only place to get them!
Once our project is fully funded and the project has ended we will send a survey to pledgers if we need information regarding which flake polish you'd like. If information regarding your choices isn't received in a timely fashion you will receive a random selection of polishes.
Backer exclusives/Stretch rewards
Wow, 400% funded in under 48 hours! To thank all of our previous backers and future backers we're adding new items to rewards as well as a new reward option.
These rewards will be retroactive so if you pledged on Day 1 or today you'll still get the benefit of these items as long as they're in the tier you chose.
Backer exclusive polish, Galactic Halo. A 10ml bottle will be included for $30+ pledges, a 15ml bottle with for $50+ pledges, and 2 15ml bottles for $100+ pledges. Galactic Halo is now part of the "complete set". $10 backers may chose this polish if they wish. This polish will not be available on our site!
One pair of 10mm earrings painted with your choice of Supernova or Aurora Borealis will now be included in $60+ pledges, 2 pairs will be included in $100+ pledges. These are also available as part of the "Jewelry Only" reward.
Why do we need your support?
In the past two and a half years since Lucky 13 Lacquer was born we have grown in great strides, but we're still not in the big leagues yet!
The latest Indie nail polish trend is amazing vibrant and color shifting flake glitters. By getting in on this latest trend we can actively compete with big name brands! However, that means a huge initial investment, and as a small business that can cut deeply into money for the little things in life such as food, utilities, rent...
What will these funds be put toward?
The primary purpose of this project is to order the necessary supplies to produce and ship these products: bottles, nail polish base, the fabulous glitter, and shipping supplies to get them safely to their new homes. Additional funds will be allocated to marketing and will allow us to send samples to bloggers for their review and to spread the word of this new product. Anything left over will go toward future Lucky 13 endeavors.
What happens if we meet our goal?
We get to keep making more of these gorgeous polishes! But we can also consider added bonuses to people who have already pledged and for future pledgers; things such as a monthly subscription box in which you get a surprise nail polish and goodies every month, the ability to branch out into other nail care and beauty products such as cuticle oils, earrings using these polishes and other Lucky 13 polishes, and maybe (just maybe!) the ability to pay our helpers in real money instead of just pizza and coffee.
What's in it for you?
Other than the obvious amazing nails, by pledging now, before the official release, you save on shipping costs and get added bonuses that aren't available in our shop. Once these products reach our shop they will be $10 each for the flake glitter polishes and $6 for Dark Matter with an additional minimum charge of $3 for shipping. Even if you only pledge for the $10 tier you're saving a few bucks, getting nail decals, and getting free shipping!
How can you help?
The most obvious answer is pledge what you can! Other than that, spread the word and share this project with friends, family, coworkers, enemies, random people on the street, that lady at the grocery store who always has amazing nails...anyone you want! Word of mouth is invaluable.
Risks and challenges
Taking risks and following current trends comes with a price tag--a big one, in this case. The color shifting flakes are over 30 times the cost of my usual glitters.
If we allow this trend to pass without putting our own spin on it lacquer addicts may gravitate even more to the big-name Indie brands and Lucky 13 may be left in the dust and forgotten like so many other small brands have been.
The most likely issue we may encounter is simply a matter of needing to order additional supplies to fulfill backers' rewards; we are in contact with our supplier to ensure that they continue to restock the supplies we need so that we can make sure our backers are kept glittery and happy!
Should funding go above and beyond what we can even imagine it could lead to a minor delay in sending out pledge rewards simply due to needing to mix a greater amount of stock, though we don't foresee any possibility of products being delivered later than late February 2015.
We are continuing to run Lucky13Lacquer.com as usual throughout this project and we have a booth at Wizard World Portland Comic Con in late January, but time has been budgeted to work on Kickstarter supporters and their rewards. Should additional hands be necessary we have many friends who will help us prepare and pack orders in exchange for pizza, coffee, and an endless supply of glittery things!
Our hope is that by taking this giant leap we can continue to stay up to date on current trends in the nail polish and nail art world.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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