Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tutorial: Galaxy Manicure Featuring Mr. Spock

I've always wanted to try a galaxy manicure. They are just so beautiful! I figured it might be hard or too complicated, so that is what took me so long. But, they are actually  really easy and a lot of fun. I also did a video tutorial of this manicure so everyone can see how easy they are to do.

I used a lot of different polishes for this manicure. I started off with Il Etait Un Vernis Paint it Black as a base for all my nails and then added Il Etait Un Vernis Light Box. I made the different stars, planets, etc with those glow in the dark pumpkin polishes you find at Rite Aid around Halloween time. (you can see them in the background of the photo). I used Sugar Bubbles SB14 for the stamping of the shield and Mr Spock from Star Trek. I made stamping decals of each and colored them in and then put them on my nails. You can see all the details and step by step in the video below.

What do you think? Have you ever tried a galaxy manicure?

Monday, November 16, 2015

More than a Stockist: a chat with Therese

Did you know we have a new look to There's been a lot of changes and I'm so excited about all of them! Not only have we updated the website, but we have help with shipping now making processing times so much faster, 3-5 shipping days for in-stock items with a few extra days for large launches and sales. We've also started a newsletter so you can stay up to date with all of the new products, restocks, launches, and sales!

I've had the pleasure of meeting so many people over the past few years whether in real life or through the computer while I've been growing the business. We thought maybe you'd like to know more about me so I sat down for an interview!
When she's not ordering gorgeous nail polish or shopping for products to offer on, you would be hard pressed to find Therese Vogel sitting around doing nothing. "My husband has a really green thumb and has recently gotten me into gardening and we've turned part of our front lawn into an edible wonderland," Therese explains. "It seems like every year I pick up a new hobby."
That hobby list includes nail art (of course!), crocheting, knitting, learning new musical instruments and traveling. You'd be shocked at the number of instruments Therese has mastered, "I have played the flute for 24 years, it's my first instrument and sometimes feels like my third arm. I've also played the saxophone, clarinet, trombone, a little piano and tried picking up the violin and trumpet but have not gone very far with either of those. But, I always keep coming back to the flute."
Running Beautometry is a family affair in the Vogel household. Husband Joe can be found uploading photos to the website and updating product listings. Nineteen month old Joey helps with the packages and is an expert at putting labels on the boxes and making sure they get to the post office and into the bins. The hand written notes and little gifts in each order are inspired by Therese's namesake St. Therese of Lisieux. "She is well-known for her "little way" which is basically that even in the small things you should be cheerful and each little thing can add up to big things," Therese explains, "She inspires me because of the way she lived her life. She made the little things count; even if you can only help one person in a day that's still one person that you helped. We may not be able to move mountains, but we can easily move spoon-fuls that can someday turn into mountains, right?"
At the end of the day you can find Therese planning her next trip to see family, a visit to Colonial Williamsburg or catching up on her DVR'd episodes of "Teen Mom".

Therese at Chatham Manor with a view of Fredericksburg, VA
And what interview wouldn't be complete without a photo? This photo was taken at Chatham Manor overlooking the city of Fredericksburg. The skyline has pretty much been the same since the 1800s!! The whole area is rich in history and I always love learning more about it. For example, Chatham is one of a few places that both President Washington and President Lincoln have visited (not at the same time of course). Notice the awesome musical railing?!

Well, that's enough about me. What kinds of hobbies besides nail art do you have and what places do you like visiting? Let me know in the comments!