Nailed it! Nail Art!
Traditional cosmetics and beauty product companies just don’t see geek girls as a target customer—so wrong. So... so wrong. Yes, we care about our eyeliner, our lips, and nails—we just have other things going on. Conventions to swarm. Raids to lead. Theses to write. Games to master. Computers to take apart and make better. Galaxies to learn about. You get the point. We have priorities. Just not typical ones.
High-quality nail wraps.
Ladies, these are 10,000 leagues beyond drug-store press-ons or those mutant claws you loved in 4th grade. Our self-adhesive nail wraps give you perfect nails without layers of paint, time to dry, and the inevitable sadness that it never looks like you want it to. Each set of nails comes with several sizes to ensure the perfect fit. Just remove them from the package, press and shape to your nail, et voila! The perfect home-manicure for people who don’t have time to sit around recreating another Pinterest idea.
Here are ALL of the glorious Nailed It! Designs currently unlocked!
Nerd-inspired, you say?
NAILED IT! nail wraps rock the most amazing collection of geeky designs you’ve never seen before.
UPDATE: International Shipping is now available! See the FAQ for directions and details!
Who is Espionage Cosmetics?
Espionage Cosmetics was founded by a professional Make-up Artist and a USMC Staff Sergeant, and is run by an all-pro, all-nerd team that is passionate about all of the geeky stuff in the ‘verse. Annnnnd, we love pretty stuff too! We are based out of Tacoma, Washington, but you can follow the glitter trail to find us at conventions and comic book stores all along the West Coast—and spreading!
What does your contribution cover?
Our goal will cover 8 different designs of nail wraps to be made, packaged, and shipped. Even more awesome, hitting our goal will allow us to compensate our very loyal and amazingly talented professional staff—makeup and hair artists, photographers, production designers, wardrobe, graphic artists, and ALL THE THINGS. They've been working for a year and half for FREE to make Espionage Cosmetics an indomitable force for niche nerd cosmetics and beauty products. It's payback time!
UPDATE: International Shipping is now available! See the FAQ for directions and details!
Level 1 Nail Art includes:
- Cthulhu-inspired glitter Tentacle Nails
- Turtle Nails with glitter masks and googly eyes (googly eyes!)
- Zombie Killer Nails dripping with glitter blood
- Celestially-accurate Nebula Nails
- Cats (“the internet on your nails!”)
- Comic book
- Circuit boards
- And full sets of Red, Blue and Gold Glitter Nails in versatile colors, specifically designed for cosplayers. (Supergirl, Wonder Woman)
Stretch GoalsUNLOCKED: $25K – 8 more designs: We have now added 8 more nail wraps in glitter-tastic geek designs – superhero inspired colors and designs that pack a punch! Match your outfit, or your mood.And backers over $100 get one extra nail wrap added to their order!
- Shiny Space Cowboys
- Timey-Wimey Time Lords
- Gold and black glitter, to add the final touch to your Batman/Batgirl/Hawkeye/Catwoman cosplay you spent hours on!
- Chain Mail
- Gold & Green glitter, the perfect compliment to your Loki/Xmen/Phoenix cosplay!
- UNLOCKED: $30K – Another 8 designs, these just as detailed and fun as the first set of eight. That makes 24 designs for you to choose from! 16 nerd-inspired sets, and 8 superhero glitter sets!
- $35k UNLOCKED -For every 5k we go over 30k we will start handing you 2 more FREE, surprise, nail wraps! This applies to any backer or over $100 reward level!
- $40K UNLOCKED - 2 additional, FREE, Nail wraps added to your shipment (we pick!) for anyone at or above a $100 reward level!
- $45K UNLOCKED - 2 additional, FREE, Nail wraps added to your shipment (we pick!) for anyone at or above a $100 reward level!
- $50K UNLOCKED -8 MOAR Nail Wrap Designs!
- $60K – FREE RANDOM NAIL WRAP FOR THE $25 PLEDGES!
- $70K – LOCKED
- $75K – LOCKED
- $85K – LOCKED
Bonus for YOU? If we reach our first stretch goals, you get even MORE DESIGNS to choose from. And we have some amazing further stretch goals – if we reach them everyone EVERYONE who has contributed $100+ will receive new rewards at no additional cost!
Risks and challenges
Espionage Cosmetics is already a functioning, successful, actively growing company—we are focused, accountable, and our entire Kickstarter Team are certified experts in GSD. Espionage has remained debt-free for its entire existence because of hawk-eyed attention to detail and flawless execution. In many ways, the NAILED IT! Kickstarter is just another product release… a huge, big-deal, extra-glitter-filled product release. What that means is, we've already tested and proven our design, production, and distribution processes, and we've triple checked to make sure we have back-up plans in place.
Will the nail wraps be high-quality? Absolutely. We experimented with several suppliers, and we chose the best of the best to produce our nail art. We all know how frustrating poor quality products are—ain’t nobody got time for that!
What if something falls through with the “best of the best” vendor? We already have an amazing back-up vendor in place and we have a back-up for that back-up. We’ve already built time into our delivery schedule to account for any unexpected mishaps or delays.
-Within the US shipping is included in your chosen reward level.
-Shipping to Canada and Mexico will cost $10 in addition to your reward level.
-Anywhere else will cost $20 in addition to your reward level.
We looked hard into cheaper shipping options, but unfortunately just because the wraps are small doesn't mean the price to ship them internationally is as well.
Bottom line: This is not a Kickstarter where you’re funding a “Maybe.” Its almost like you’re pre-ordering a kick-ass product and supporting a small, woman-owned, all-nerd business with a proven track record, except that we can’t do this without you. We’ve taken this project as far as we can on our own, and now we need your help to complete it.
If we are funded, this is happening. Our word is our bond.
For the Horde!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
You are able to pledge at any level you want, regardless of what the shipping says on the description. Unfortunately, after someone backs a reward level the description (including shipping) is impossible to change to say other things. Just disregard that it says "Ships within the US only" as that is no longer the case. You will have to click "In the US" for it to let you proceed, otherwise it will give you an error. We will get your official address when we send out surveys when the campaign is completed!
You will have to add the amount of shipping onto your chosen level. For example, if you choose a $100 level you will input $110 (if you are in Canada or Mexico) or $120 (for anywhere outside of North America). If you forgot or didn't know to do this you can always go back in and change the level of your pledge ("Manage My Pledge" button).
Try to stay away from putting anything directly on your nails that is heavy on the IPA (isopropyl alcohol). Things like perfume, hair spray, ect. It makes your nail art sad and melty. To keep your nails top notch just slap a coat or two of clear coat on once you’ve applied your designs. This will fuse them to your nails for longer wear!
These are super thin stickers with nail lacquer painted over the top. We found that straight nail lacquer wraps (no sticker) were too brittle to get the highly detailed designs we wanted.
It's easy!! Just find the wrap that fits your nail width, apply, and trim to fit. Also, an option but highly recommended, a top coat! Here is a little tutorial video that we hope you find both helpful and entertaining :)
If this Kickstarter starts hitting stretch goals (WhooHoo!) we have engineered it to be beneficial for anyone who has contributed at a $100 level or higher. Basically you get more of the new nail wraps for FREE each time a new goal is unlocked. MOAR FREE STUFF!
Because Kickstarter prevents make-up as rewards, but check out our grab bags at the $250 for great surprises, and come see our website for personal orders! www.EspionageCosmetics.com
You can see all of that info by looking at our handy dandy calendar! http://espionagecosmetics.com/events.html
It will require a brain scan, duplicate passport, bad ass nick name, high tolerance for glitter, and a general aura of awesomeness, but yes you can. Email CATALYST@EspionageCosmetics.com - she will give you the deets.
Let’s do this. Wholesale@EspionageCosmetics.com
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We highly recommend it, especially with the super-detailed ones like Nebulas and Circuit Boards. You don't want those getting scratched now, do you?
Each nail can be personalized to your own nail shape given any type you may have. Just trim to fit and you are done! Each set comes with seven stickers ranging from 10mm to 17.5mm in width: 10, 11.5, 13, 13.5, 14.5, 16, and 17.5mm.
Without a top-coat, and with regular wear (yes to keyboards, laundry, dishes, kid-care) these are in great condition for 3-5 days. With a top-coat, like the recommended China Glaze, they can last up to 3 weeks.
Yes! We tested these on toenails too (even when wearing shoes without socks!) and they totally work!
What's in the Grab Bags? What’s the difference between the Grab Bag reward at $250 and the “single collection” grab bags I see listed at higher reward levels?
Wouldn’t you like to know… But seriously, the grab bags at the $250 backer level will contain all kinds of cool Espionage swag, including nail wraps and cosmetics. They will be worth between $400-$800 retail. When the Kickstarter is over, we’ll send you a survey and you get to chose a number between 1 and 20. And that’s the grab bag we will send you! Neat, huh?
The single collection grab bags contain one makeup collection and one lip serum collection – no other swag included. When your survey comes you will get to choose the grab bag based on a selection of semi-descriptive grab bag names, and still be surprised at the amazing beauty products that came in your mail!
How bout we show you?
Geeky Hostess had us do this for her! We did a full photo shoot, including hair, makeup, and costume (that amazing Wonder Woman apron was an Espionage Original, designed just for her). Everything designed and science just the way you want it! Pinup, full fantasy, whatever – we did a zombie boudoir we are still talking about! http://6thavephoto.wordpress.com/2013/06/08/catalyst-zombie-boudoir/
Kids deserve to be adorably geeky too! While some of the larger nail stickers would likely need to be trimmed down to fit their nails, this can definitely be done (most easily with a small pair of scissors). Geek Mom applied them to her young daughter and you can see a picture at the end of this article if you would like to see how they look on kids' hands :) http://geekmom.com/2013/08/espionage-kickstarter/
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