11 May 2013

*S* Sparkle Lacquer Factor [Indie Guide Project]

Hi Girls & Boys!
I'm so happy to be back with another Indie Brand !
Today I'm presenting you Betsy, the adorable maker of the sparkly Sparkle Factor Lacquers

Olá meninas & Meninos !!
Estou super feliz por hoje vos trazer mais uma marca Indie !
Hoje apresento-vos a Betsy, a adoravél criadora dos Sparkle Factor Lacquers !!!!

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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!! )
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Your Name: Betsy Kartelo
Brand Name: Sparkle Factor Lacquer

Where are you from?
Indiana (USA)

When have you started? I started making polishes in December of 2012 and began selling them on Etsy in the middle of February 2013. 

Is there a story behind the name of your brand?
I love SPARKLE and I wanted my polishes all to be extremely sparkly. Some are more so than others, so I came up with 'The Sparkle Factor'. I didn't like that for the brand name because I needed to tie it to nail polish somehow, so I came up with Sparkle Factor Lacquer! It's quite perfect for my product, I think. :)

How many polishes/collections have you created? So far I have created around 40. I haven't made collections yet, but need to start doing so.
Is there a special polish/collection? Why? Sparkly Exterior. It's the first of my creations and it's the one I kept getting so many compliments on. It's what led me to open my shop on Etsy! 

Where you a polish addicted before starting making polishes?
Absolutely. I haven't counted, but I'm certain I have at least 200 polishes.

Did you have a blog before making polishes or have you started one after? No, I do not have a blog. It's something I've thought to start, but I haven't found the time just yet. I'm busy enjoying reading everyone else's.

Whats your favorite thing about making polishes? I just like to see what I will come up with next. When I sit down to make new polishes, more often than not, I don't have anything in particular in mind. So, once I have everything 'thrown' in the bottle and am ready to mix it up, I can't ever wait to see the end product. I've only had 2 that I haven't liked

Can you tell us a curious thing that has happened to you with some client or something funny? My friend's mother was trying some of my polishes on and she decided to purchase 2 of them. My friend left with her father and returned 15 minutes later. My friend was going to pay for the order and her mother would pay her back later. My friend gave me money for two and I told her that she still owed me for 3 more because her mother wanted 5! :)
Is there anything you'd Like to share:
Use coupon code 1OFF2 to receive $1 off the purchase of 2 full size bottles. Please contact me about shipping outside of the US or Canada.

Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SparkleFactorLacquer
Other Midia: thesparklefactor2013@gmail.com

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Swatches - Neon Lights

This gorgeous polish is a glitter top coat in a clear base filled with neon glitters of different sizes and shapes.It includes hexagons, glitter bars and stars, as you can see in the pictures. I is very easy to apply as there is a lot of glitter in the bottle. The glitters spread nice and evenly.
It was applied in two coats over Purple Professional nr 65. Dried pretty leveled, no bumps!

Este lindissimo glitter top coat é composto por varios tons de neon em glitters de várias formas e tamanhos. Incluí hexagonos, barrase estrelas, como podem ver pelas fotos abaixo. É bastante fácil de aplicar e os glitters aplicam-se bastante bem, sendo a forma bem pigmentada e repleta de glitters. Apliquei duas camadas do Neon Lights sobre o Purple Professional nr65. Secou bastante rápido. 

Personal Notes from Betty:
Thank you so much Betsy, for being a part of this project and for being so nice and wonderful with. I did love all the polishes you sent me and I'll be showing them one by one to my lovely readers. I do wish you the best of the bests! 
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 ! 

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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 !

*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 SFL Facebook Page with Betsy's Permission*

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