20 Dec 2012

*G* Girly Bits [Indie Guide Project]

Hi Girls!
I'm so happy to be back with another Indie Brand !
Today I'm presenting you Girly Bits, by Pam Heil !! !!

Olá meninas!!
Estou super feliz por hoje vos trazer mais uma marca Indie !
Hoje Apresento-vos a Girly Bits, da Pam Heil!

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For those who don't know what I am talking about (Follow me through Facebook to know a lot more!) I am making an Indie Guide A-Z! This will be a huge project and a enormous pleasure to do! So .. what am I going to do? Everyday, I'm going to show you a different brand of Indie Nail Polishes (and some of their major stockists too!! ).
Para quem não sabe do que eu estou a falar ( basta seguirem-me também no Facebook para saberem as novidades em primeira mão ) estou a fazer um Guia de Vernizes Indie. Este é um projecto enorme e muito trabalhoso que tenho imenso prazer de partilhar convosco! Então, o que é que vou fazer? Todos os dias, vou-vos mostrar uma marca diferente de vernizes indies com entrevistas com as meninas ( e meninos) que os fazem! Além disso, tambem vos vou trazer entrevistas com as maiores lojas onde eles se vendem!
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Your Name: Pam Heil
Brand Name: Girly Bits Cosmetics
Where are you fromCanada

When have you started? I began making polishes from scratch in 2010. My first official sale to the public was in September of 2011, and it was advertised on by blog and Facebook  I was picked up by Llarowe in November of 2011, and Girly Bits was officially launched on Llarowe in January of 2012.

Is there a story behind the name of your brand? Basically, I started blogging, and I wanted to incorporate all girly things, not just polish, so I called it Girly Bits. I gathered a following on the blog rather quickly, so it made sense to carry the name through to my brand. Here is a link to the page on my blog that tells a little bit about how Girly Bits began.

How many polishes/collections have you created? To date, I have released 50 colors.

Is there a special polish/collection? Why? The first collection -Sea's the Day- will always be special because it was the first confirmation that people outside of my immediate friends, truly loved what I was making. And several of the shades were named by bloggers and friends I met in the polish community. To this day, those colors remain among my personal favorites.

Where you a polish addicted before starting making polishes? Absolutely. I had an extensive collection, and I have always played around, mixing different polishes together to create new things. I just didn't know there was a name for it.

Did you have a blog before making polishes or have you started one after? I started my blog in June of 2011. I had been mixing polishes together for years, and started buying raw ingredients to make them from scratch in 2010.

What's your favorite thing about making polishes? It's mostly about the joy of having a creative outlet that produces something that is shareable, and appreciated by other people. It's very rewarding to have a vision in my head, and be able to sit down and make it come to life. There is also something really special about creating something with my own hands, and sending it off to the farthest corners of the world to be enjoyed by someone, and then seeing it on line. It makes the world a smaller place.

Can you tell us a curious thing that has happened to you with some client or something funny? Well, not really funny, but a few months ago I was accepting a delivery of some packing peanuts and shipping supplies, and the truck driver asked me what type of business I owned. He said that he had mentioned to his wife earlier that day, that he had a delivery to make to 'Girly Bits' and wondered what kind of business that might be. His wife's reply was "oh, you mean like the nail polish?" That made my day.

Is there anything you'd Like to share: Girly Bits Cosmetics is now available in select local stores, and as we continue to expand our product line, we hope to reach a wider customer base. We have also been able to contribute to a local fundraising event, and to date have donated $3000.00 to the Brady Rogers memorial bursary fund, in memory of a local teen who lost his life unexpectedly this past summer.

First Girly Bits Bottles 
You can read about that here- http://girlybits.bigcartel.com/product/roger-that-memorial-tribute-to-brady-rogers

Other than having children, this has been the most challenging, and the most rewarding thing I have done. I am very excited for what the future of the brand holds, and I am thankful for the people I have met, and the things I have learned about myself along the way.

Girly Bits Contacts:
Stockists: Llarowe, Harlow & Co., Overall Beauty, Mei Mei's Signatures

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Personal Notes from Betty:
Thank you so much Pam! You have been amazing since I first talked to you about this project! I really appreciate all your support!
Once again I  show my total support for Indie Makers and my full respect for their work.
I will not translate the interviews because words and meanings get lost in translation. I hope you understand. Please pm me or comment bellow if you have any doubts. 
If you are an Indie Maker and wont to participate in the project, please contact me through Facebook or email (blog.bettynails@gmail.com). You are still in time! 
Don't Forget to come tomorrow ! 

Notas da Betty:
Um agradecimento especial à Pam que me apoiou totalmente desde o momento em que lhe falei deste projecto!
O blog ( e eu claro! ) apoia totalmente as marcas Indies e agradece o apoio de  todas as meninas ( e meninos) que me ajudaram e estão a apoiar o meu projecto! Tenho imenso respeito por elas e pelo seu trabalho tão bonito.
Não vou traduzir as entrevistas que estão em Inglês.. acho que as palavras e os significados se perdem nas traduções. Espero que compreendam. Qualquer dúvida podem mandar-me uma msg privada ou deixar aqui em baixo nos comentários.
*Se fazes vernizes e queres participar no projecto não deixes de me contactar! Basta enviar uma msg no Facebook do blog ou pelo email (Blog.bettynails@gmail.com). Ainda vais a tempo!
Não se esqueçam de fazer like e seguir a Página do Facebook do blog porque lá vão vendo todas as novidades! 

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I hope you loved today's Post!
What was your favorite part? Let me know all in the comment section bellow! 
 Please do comment, follow and share if  you liked, your feedback is very important to me and to all the girls that invested in this project!
Kisses & See you tomorrow !

Espero que tenham amado! o post de hoje!
Qual foi a vossa parte preferida?
Contem-me tudo nos comentários abaixo! Se gostaram por favor comentem, sigam e partilhem! 
O vosso feedback é muito muito importante, não só para mim como para todas as  pessoas que  se envolveram no projecto.
Beijocas e Até amanha!! 

*This is a post for the Guide A-Z :Indie Brands*
You can find all the info in the Guide A-Z Indie Brands Page,
on the top of the Blog, or check  the Indie Guide Tag
*pictures taken from Girly Bits  Facebook Page with Pam's Permission*