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Holiday Nail Polish Sale!
FREE SHIPPING with a minimum $20.00 purchase and must be purchased from this site (etsy sales are not included in this sale). ALL collections are included as long as the purchase total is $20.00. This sale is open to both domestic and international customers and ends at midnight Monday 11/26.
Welcome to the SoFlaJo shopping experience!
Click on the Shopping tab above and the drop down menu will take you to all the different collections and goodies! Or click on any link below! Happy Shopping!
I am an indie polish maker who has been making personal care items since the 1980s. Originally opened in a small storefront in Michigan, upon moving to Florida I lived on a sailboat for a dozen years and pursued other endeavors. However I am returning to my “roots” and will be releasing original creations and time-tested favorites once again.
Joe and I were out riding the Harleys this weekend and he said to me, “You know, I think we should do something for all our customers. How about a FREE shipping weekend?” Hey – Yeah! I am SO excited to be able to offer FREE shipping April Fools weekend for ALL my polishes and collections to ANYWHERE! Here are the steps!
Orders for Free shipping can ONLY be placed from my My Website Shop. You can chose single bottles by simply clicking on the polish you want and putting it in your cart. Don’t click on the shipping charge. If you chose a collection, I WILL REFUND your shipping charges immediately.
FREE Shipping Weekend (48 hours) starts Saturday March 31 at 12:00am and runs through Sunday April 1 at 11:59pm. (Purchases from my Etsy store do not qualify.)
So what polishes are on your must have list?
I have to say blog followers are awesome. All of you! A couple weeks ago my friend Chelsea from The Nail Network was so close to 600 followers and she was hoping to hit that magic number so she could have a giveaway. Since I knew her prize was TWO of the new color changing polishes from my Year of the Dragon collection, I did a quick little blog asking if we couldn’t reach that number and get the party started. WHOA did y’all ever respond!
The Nail Network is now nearing the 700 mark! And with just days left in her giveaway, I bet the numbers just keep on growing. She is giving away BOTH The Conjuror AND Pendragon to ONE lucky winner! You can see swatches on my shop page.
So get over to her blog now and sign up to win!
My friend Chelsea wanted to have a giveaway at her 600 follower milestone. At the time of this post she has 5 more to go! Last week she asked for TWO of my Year of the Dragon polishes to include as one of her prizes. Of course I said yes! She has been so good to me with obtaining my Valentine gift for Joe (see my earlier post of the infamous China Glaze Wizard of Ooh and Ahz collection). And she also reviewed my polish when I first released it. Her nails are so stunning, I actually had to read through the post to believe it was really my polish! HAHAHA
Most of you reading this blog are in at least one of the nail polish or makeup groups that I’m in on the internet or Facebook. A lot of the groups do a secret pal type swap for different holidays. I’ve done Secret Pumpkin, Santa, and just recently Valentine. It’s a lot of fun to plan your gift and also to receive your gift. In one of the groups I’m in I was lucky enough to actually receive the same person to gift both Santa and Valentine gifts to. She’s a sweetheart who lives up in Mooseland, as we all jokingly refer to her Canadian home. Since I’m down here in warm sunny South Florida it is pretty fitting that she should be my secret pal!
On to the fun! Her nickname is Red and I just couldn’t resist the temptation of red for Valentine’s Day. On her card I wrote – I couldn’t remember if they told me to buy all the red polish or all the polish for Red. So I did BOTH! And here’s the box full of red I sent to her (and also included a pink organza bag of rawhide chewy bones for her pooch)! And I gifted her with my reddest polish from SoFlaJo’s Year of the Dragon – Dragon Heart! Yikes, there was one slight casualty, you can see the back bottle on the right with the red top. The lid was not on tight and a little polish leaked out, but she told me it wasn’t much and the bubble wrap contained it all. Whew!
Now on to the Secret Valentine package I received from my group! I was in awe when I opened it. Not only was it full of yummy milk chocolate, which IS my FAVORITE chocolate and/or candy ever, but I also got a lovely blue Sally Hansen HD polish, Spectrum. Purple and blue are two of my favorite colors! My SV knew exactly what she was doing with that one! BUT, she blew me away with a polish I’d never seen before – NOX Twilight Disco Darling. What a gorgeous silver holo glitter! OMG, WHAT do you think I had to do? Hell yeah! Hit the google button looking up that polish line. Big mistake. Now I need them ALLLLLL!!! Ayeyiyi But of course she wasn’t done YET. The pièce de résistance of this gift included TWO MORE amazing items! A Specialty Valentine Card she had made for me by Sarah Trumbauer Creatives. With an OPI bottle on the front of the card, this gift really touched my heart. I got into nail polish collecting with my attraction to OPI and I’ve never lost that love of my favorite brand! AND the gift that actually brought tears to my eyes when I saw it – a DRAGON phone case for my iPhone! All these gifts touched me so much that someone actually paid attention to my posts and comments in my groups to be able to send me, someone she’s never met in person, everything that I would LOVE!
I hope your Valentine’s Day was as fun as mine was. BECAUSE I’m still NOT done!!! ONE MORE Valentine post. Then I’m going to bed! LOL
I did a really weird mani for Valentine’s Day. I was hoping it would turn out as I envisioned, but at least it turned out! I wanted to have a really light polish with a GITD design over it that wouldn’t be obviously visible. So I used Essie (which anybody that knows me knows is a brand I hardly ever use and have very few of) Shift Power. It’s a gold barely there polish that I was able to get away with using only 1 coat of! (After applying my favorite base – Zoya Anchor.) Then I used Kiss peel off stencils and the pink Expressions GITD polish I’d picked up last year at Dollar Tree. I painted on hearts and flowers. I topped it with a coat of Dragon Heart from my own Year of the Dragon polish line to keep the GITD from being visible. I wore it for two days. It was fun. I will keep experimenting because I’m sure it could look really nice if I wasn’t in a big hurry. So take a look!