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January 2017 Newsletter

We’re welcoming in a brand new year with our Australian store re-opening and we have a special treat for you to boot!

Our Aussie store will open it’s proverbial doors this Sunday, the 8th of January at midnight.
We are relaxed and pumped full of creative energy after our Christmas break and we cannot wait to start sharing with you all we have planned for 2017!

But first things first….
To make way for all the colourful goodness, we need to clear out some stock. We will be discontinuing a HUGE range of shades with sale of between 30-40% off! Well over 20 shades that have GOT TO GO!
Our New Year Sale will be live on BOTH SITES from midnight Sunday 8th (ACDT) running for just one week or until stock is sold out! There will be NO RESTOCKS during this time.

Want a little taste of what you’ll see in the sale?

To make your shopping experience more pleasurable for you, no code will be needed and all discounts will be automatically applied from midnight tomorrow (ACDT)

Bookmark our site if you see something you fancy as some of our stock is very low and will sell out fast.

Ciao for now…
Nicki and the Celestial Team

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November New Releases

Are you ready for our new releases?

The year is winding down, but here at Celestial Headquarters, we’re just starting to get pumped for what will be our FINAL releases for 2016, and boy, do we have some great things in store for you!
Let’s not waste any time and dive straight in!

This month we have not one, not two, but THREE new monthly Limited Edition shades for you!

As a bit of something extra special we our Christmas Limited Edition shade coming as well. Entitled, Christmas Stars, this shade is exclusive to members of our Facebook Group, Celestial’s Stars. If you’re not a member and would like to join us, click here to request membership.

That’s not all folks! It is with much excitement, this month we bring you our Christmas themed collection, The SantaMental Collection.

This is a range of six vibrant, fun shades, each with a quirky name, a variety of finishes and that same high quality formula you’ve come to expect from Celestial.

And the good news just keeps coming!
We are brimming with glee to announce that we have joined up with another fantastic Australian brand, Grace-full Nail Polish, to create The Coastal Christmas Duo. Inspired by the colours of the Australian coastline, this fresh, dynamic duo is sure to set your hearts on fire.

When can I get my hands on all these I hear you say?
November 20th at 9am ACDT on both our Australian and US websites. 
As usual, we are pleased to offer you a 10% discount on all our new products for 48 hours from launch time (excludes the Coastal Christmas duo).

In other news, we need to let you know about our store closures this year.
Our US store will be closed for the US national holidays during the festive season and shipping will be as normal, however the store will not be restocked during this time.
Our Australian store will close December 4th with all outstanding orders shipped by December 6th. The store will re-open, fresh and itching to go, January 9th.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy these wonderful new releases as much as we have had creating them for you! Many joyful wishes to you and yours over this holiday season.

Chow for now,
Nicki
Images used in this promotion courtesy of Cured By Chris, Delishious NailsProcrastinating Polishr and Bedlam Beauty.

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September 2016 Newsletter

HALLOWEEN IS HERE – NEARLY!!

Hi Again

It is almost time for Halloween, one of my favourite times of year next to Christmas, I just wish they celebrated it where we live. But since they don’t, I try to bring my love out in the polishes we have this year.

We have 2 trio’s this year, and both will be available at 9am ACST 25 September 2016.

I am going to start with the first one which is a collaboration with our Social Media Manager Jacq. She is a big fan of the Penny Dreadful TV series, so we took inspiration from Miss Ives Costumes.  Let’s get to The Curse of Miss Ives trio.  This collection will be available for at least a few months.

THE CURSE OF MISS IVES

Séance is a dark magenta linear holo with a gold shimmer. Retail price $12 aud / $11 usd

Demimonde is a medium grey linear holo.  Simple but effective. Retail price $12 aud / $11 usd

Little Scorpion is a black based scattered holo with silver flake and black holo micro glitter. Retail price $12 aud / $11 usd.

Next up we have:

THE HALLOWEEN STORY (LIMITED EDITION)

This trio came about in the Star’s group.  I asked for inspiration pictures and then got a group of friends to vote on their top 3.  The most votes created the trio, but in a way also created the names of each polish.  I have called it the Halloween Story because the 3 names create a sort of short story.  This collection is Limited to the stock that is in store and will not be restocked.

Sinister Squashling is a neon orange jelly, with a gold overlay, colour shifting sparks and black holo microglitter. Retail price $10 aud / $9 usd

Chases The Fairy is a neon green jelly with black shreds glitter.  Retail price $10 aud / $9 usd

Into The Blood Woods is a teal based jelly with cherry microglitter and rose gold flakes.  Retail price $10 aud / $9 usd

Both trio’s will be discounted by 10% for the first 48 hours only.

September LE 2016 (Morning Glory)

September LE is my take on the Morning Glory. We have had a lot of blue and purple this year, so I looked more at the centre of the flower (inspiration photo added below) for this one.  I used a bright magenta pink for the holo base and added Purple Blue micro flakes along with Indigo Flakes.
Retail price $12 aud / $11 usd

Swatches used about are thanks to Christine from “Cured by Chris”  and Sharon from “Finger Nail Freak”.

I have added a few blog posts below for your reading pleasure:

http://curedbychris.com/2016/09/celestial-cosmetics-the-curse-of-miss-ives-trio-and-september-le/

http://curedbychris.com/2016/09/celestial-cosmetics-the-halloween-story-trio/

http://www.procrastinatingpolishr.com/2016/09/celestial-cosmetics-halloween-story.html

http://www.procrastinatingpolishr.com/2016/09/celestial-cosmetics-curse-of-miss-ives.html

http://www.fingernailfreak.com/blog/celestial-cosmetics-le-polish-september-morning-glory4210779

If you are a fan of sample sales and extremely Limited Edition polishes, then you need to join our Stars Fan Group to find out more information in the coming weeks.  Link below:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/celelstialstars/

Chow for Now
Nicki
xx

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August Newsletter

LOVE NEVER DIES

Before we get to this beautiful collection, I want to give you some awesome news. August is my birthday, and I just love to Celebrate.  So along with a gorgeous collaboration collection I am offering a 20% discount on everything in store for one week only.  Enter Coupon Code celebrate20 on checkout.

Every year for my birthday I do a collaboration collection and this year is no different.  I worked with a dear friend this year, Maria Taylor, and her ideas where amazing.  This collection is based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Get ready for some heavy reading.

The entire “Love Never Dies” collection was inspired by the costumes from the 1992 movie Bram Stoker’s Dracula. When Francis Ford Coppola brought Eiko Ishioka (the costume designer) on he explained that “the costumes were the sets.”  So everything that is an actual set sort of pales in comparison to the costumes.  That’s why the characters have such specific colors associated with them.  Based on that fact I chose a few specific images for each character/group of characters and worked from there.

Oceans Of Time is a darker blue based polish with silver shimmer and silver flakes . Retail price $10 aud / $9 usd

Based on the character, Dracula, the colour inspiration was the blue lenses of his pince-nez that he wears in London.  A blue that’s so vivid you are almost mesmerised by it when he turns and sees Mina on the street and urges her to “see me, see me now.”  The name was taken from the line he says to Mina once he finally finds her in London, believing she’s his long lost love, Elisabeta. “I have crossed oceans of time to find you.”

Mina is a light minty green based holo polish, with white sparks. Retail price $12 aud / $11 usd

Based on the character, Wilhelmina Murray, the colour inspiration was taken from her many costumes which fall into the lighter green colour range. She is seen as innocent, she’s a school teacher waiting to marry her beau, but she falls desperately for Vlad.  He sees Elisabeta in her, his lost princess, and she was also dressed in green.

The Devil’s Concubine is an orange leaning red linear. Retail price $12 aud / $11 usd.

Based on the character, Lucy Westenra, the colour inspiration is when Lucy starts out “innocent” enough.  But she quickly falls victim to Prince Vlad.  Lucy is portrayed as a bit of a free spirit, her gowns are more revealing and edgy for the time.  Once she begins to change into a vampire her gowns change as well becoming mostly, vibrant orange. The name inspiration comes from when Dracula is seen as the Devil and she is a wanton follower.  She falls victim easily and irrevocably.

God’s Madmen is a metallic grey polish with gold flakes and gold holo microglitter. Retail price $10 aud / $9 usd

Based on the characters, Jonathon Harker, Dr. Jack Seward, Quincy P. Morris, Lord Arthur Holmwood, Professor Abraham Van Helsing, the colour represents the men who go after the Count.  They are all dressed in fairly muted colours, grey black, brown, a bit of reddish brown and some gold in Prof. Van Helsing’s vests.  This covers all of the main male characters who play integral rolls and they all wear grey at some point.
Name Inspiration is from when they have traveled to Transylvania and made it all the way to the doors of the castle where Quincy is stabbed.  As Quincy lay dying Van Helsing observes “We’ve all become God’s madmen,” in reference to them chasing Dracula with the need to “stamp him out utterly.”

The Brides is a darker goldish coloured polish with green gold shifting flakes and a green shimmer.  Retail price $10 aud / $9 usd

Based on the characters,  The Brides of Dracula, the colour Inspiration was their costumes are described in one of the books as originally being white but they wanted them to look as though they had aged to a rich amber colour.  They are, in fact, hundreds of years old and fabric ages just as other materials do. The added flakes reflect the colours of their jewellry and the slight green shift reflects that they are indeed “devil women of the pit.”

The Blood Is The Life is a slight duochrome effect polish.  It has a dark red base with a red/gold pigment.  The shift in this polish is only slight, but the pigment gave the polish that perfect blood feel that I was looking for.  Retail price $11 aud / $10 usd

The colour inspiration behind this polish is the main focus of any vampire story, but here it’s more a necessity to allow Prince Vlad to be with Mina, she is his lost princess reborn. The red is drawn from the battle armour Vlad wears, from his long cloak, from the gown Mina wears when she dines with the count, and finally from the blood he requires to remain “alive.” At its most basic level this is a love story and red is the colour of love. The name inspiration came from where, for Dracula blood is life and for any of his followers as well.

Now, let’s not forget out monthly LE for August.

August LE 2016 (Gladiolus)

August LE is my take on the Gladiolus.  The photo used as inspiration was voted on by the group and I have added it below.  This was a hard polish for me to describe.  It has a holo base with a coral leaning orange colour, white sparks, gold flakes, gold holo and iridescent microglitter.
Retail price $12 aud / $11 usd

The launch is set for Wednesday 10am 24 August ACST / Tuesday 8:30pm 23 August EDT / Tuesday 5:30pm 23 August PDT.

All swatches used in this newsletter are thanks to Christine from Cured by Chris (previously Serenity Nails)

Don’t forget to join our Stars Facebook Fan Group to stay up to date with all the latest information and sneak peaks.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/celelstialstars/

Below is a blog posts for you to have a look at for the August LE.

Celestial Cosmetics August LE- Gladioli

Thanks for reading

Chow for Now
Nicki
xx

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July Newsletter

WE BREATHE FIRE

I’m back with our July collection.

I know it’s a bit late, but we are trying really hard to sync up the releases on both the Australian and International sites and I believe we are getting there.  While we are talking about this, the monthly LE will still be available every month, but will only be released along with any new collections to help you save on shipping.  The same quantities will be available and will be on the sites until sold out. Release will be Sunday 9:30am 31st July ACST (see below time conversions for your area)

Don’t forget the collection will be sold individually as usual and will be discounted by 10% for the first 48 hours only.

Now let’s get to the main release, “We Breathe Fire” collection.

Glaedr is a  bronze/copper based linear holo with added bronze flakes and holo orange micro glitter.
Retail price $12 aud / $11 usd

Firnen is a green based polish, with a dash of holo pigment and green gold colour shifting flakes.
Retail price $12 aud / $11 usd

Saphira is a stormy blue based linear holo with blue flakes. Retail price $12 aud / $11 usd.
This polish will be limited to the batch that is made

Jarnunvosk is a soft gold nude coloured holo filled with gold flakes and a gold shimmer.
Retail price $12 aud / $11 usd

Thorn is a black based linear holo with rose coloured flakes and red sparks.
Retail price $12 aud / $11 usd

Shruikan is a black based linear holo with colour shifting flakes.  Retail price $12 aud / $11 usd

Now onto our Monthly LE

JULY LE 2016 (WATERLILY)

This month the Stars group voted on the waterlily. See the picture below.  I used the centre area of the flower as my inspiration.

It has a holo base with a light purple colour, violet sparks, lavender flakes purple holo microglitter, gold flakes and microglitter.
Retail price $12 aud / $11 usd

and here is the polish

I hope you love this one as much as I do.

And I believe I saved the best for last.

We have the first of our Celestial exclusive polishes which will only be available from both our stores and no where else.  These are also limited edition polishes, so get them quickly

FIRST, LAST & ALWAYS

This polish has a dark purple jelly base with a few different added colour shifting flakes.  I just love this polish and I named it in honour of my late parents,  they will always be my first, last and always.
Retials price $12 aud / $11 usd

WE HAVE MOVED (in the process)

Our international store will be relocated in the next few hours. After months of negotiating I was finally successful in acquiring the celestialcosmetics.com domain, which should make shopping easier for everyone

Australian shopping:   www.celestialcosmetics.com.au
International shopping:  www.celestialcosmetics.com

We have a lot of bloggers this month, but with me being a bit earlier than usual with the newsletter, not all of them have published yet.  So I will give you their blog links to keep an eye on

http://www.fingernailfreak.com/
http://www.serenitynails.com.au/
http://www.serenitynails.com.au/2016/07/celestial-cosmetics-july-le-store-exclusive/
http://www.procrastinatingpolishr.com/
http://flicksandflecks.blogspot.com.au/
https://itsawonderfullife101.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ThePolishedPeony/?pnref=lhc

Thanks for lookin
Chow for Now
Nicki
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Hella Holo Customs

AUSSIE INDIES FEATURE

Hi All

I am just popping by your inbox to let you know about the Hella Holo Customs Facebook group.

If you are not a member then you can join by clicking on this link
https://www.facebook.com/groups/heallaholocustoms/

Now onto why you should join.

Every month the group has 2 featured makers, and for  May that would be Celestial Cosmetics and Grace-full and the polishes are on sale until 31st May.  You can make your purchase by clicking on this link:
http://aussiehhc.bigcartel.com/

Now let’s see the reason why you would want to buy these amazing polishes.  Let’s see the gorgeous swatches and this will be a picture heavy letter

Celestial – Unicorn On The Rocks

This is a pearly grey based linear holo filled with Lavender flakes and Violet shimmer

Inspiration Picture:


Swatched by Hayley of Emily De Molly:

Swatch by Sharon of Finger Nail Freak:

Swatched by Theresa of It’s All About The Polish:

Swatched by Christine of Serenity Nails:

Celestial – Dragon Wings

A plum based linear holo filled with purple green shifting shimmer and and green/pink/blue/purple shifting flakes.  This one is considered a real pain to photograph but here are some swatches to give you a vague idea of how she looks.

Inspiration Picture:

Swatched by Hayley of Emily De Molly:


Swatch by Sharon of Finger Nail Freak:

Swatched by Theresa of It’s All About The Polish:

Swatched by Christine of Serenity Nails:


and the last one by our own lovely Jacq

Celestial – Wings Of Change

A medium blue to turquoise green duochrome holo.  This is another one which is hard to photograph but here are some swatches to give you an  idea of her beauty.

Inspiration Picture:

Swatched by Hayley of Emily De Molly:


Swatch by Sharon of Finger Nail Freak:

Swatched by Christine of Serenity Nails:

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May 2016 Newsletter

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE NEWS!!

INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH OF THE VALYRIO COLLECTION, APRIL AND MAY LE

Hey

I just want to stop by today and update you all on what is happening this month.  It is going to be fun filled.

Firstly, we must apologise for a mistake on the site during our International launch.  The new products – The Valyrio Collection where not featured on the main page and this made it seem like the products weren’t available.  They were, just not as easy to find as usual.  For this reason we will be extending the 10% discount on the International site until the 13th May. Shop Here:

Featured Products

Look at how stunning they are:

Celestial Dream, April and May LE are also available now

If you need more reason to buy them, have a look at the following blog posts:

Celestial Cosmetics The Valyrio Collection

Celestial Cosmetics April LE


http://www.fingernailfreak.com/blog/may-le-2016-hawthorn
http://www.fingernailfreak.com/blog/happy-birthday-celestial-cosmetics
http://www.fingernailfreak.com/blog/celestial-april-le-sweet-pea
http://www.fingernailfreak.com/blog/celestial-cosmetics-the-valyrio-collection

Secondly,  are you a member of Hella Holo Custom Facebook group?  If not, you should be, as we are one of the featured makers for may and the polishes are going to be amazing, if I do say so myself.  Request to join here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/heallaholocustoms/

We will show swatches as soon as the inspiration pictures have been revealed.

Don’t forget to join our Fan Group – Celestial’s Stars to stay up to date on all things Celestial.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/celelstialstars/

I think that is it for a quick update this month.

Cheers for now
Nicki
xx

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April 2016 Newsletter

Release Your Inner Dragons & Celebrate our Birthday!!

Celestial turns 3 on 25 April and It is almost time for The Valyrio Collection to be released, at 10am ACST 15 April 2016


Let’s get to the polishes

SESIR KIPI

A blue linear holo polish with green and blue flecks

DARIA ZALDRIZOTI

This is a strong red-pink-gold duochrome.  Along the same line as Mother of Dragons

LILAGON

This is a green base with a green-gold-blue-red duochrome

KIRIMVOS

This polish is an emerald green linear holo with blue-green-gold opal flakies

KASTAMIRO DAMIOR

This is a dark teal base with a green-blue-teal-purple duochrome shimmer.

DRACARYS

A red linear holo with  a dash of red microglitter to give some extra sparkle

We also have our birthday polish Celestial Dream which is discounted for the month of April

To add to all the excitement we are having a sale in conjunction with this release.  The new collection will be discounted by 10% until midnight on 18 April, and all other polishes on the site will be randomly discounted by between 10% and 30% so check out the shop.  The sale is only on current stock, with no restocks and must end midnight 18 April.

Hope to see you at the release.

Please keep in mind that the site may be slow so please try and refrain from refreshing.  None of these polishes are limited or will be discontinued in the near future.

Cheers for Now
Nicki
xx

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March 2016 Newsletter

UNICORNS & RAINBOWS

The time has finally arrived.
Our Unicorns & Rainbows collection is being released on our international site on Saturday 2 April at 5pm PDT.

We will also be restocking The Tropics collection, along with the February and March LE polishes.  We will also have very limited stock of the group exclusive “Ocean of Crystals” available for Celestial’s Stars members.

Check out the site here

Featured Products

April is our 3rd birthday so don’t forget to join our Stars group to keep up to date with all the latest information and join in on the festivities

https://www.facebook.com/groups/celelstialstars/

Chow for Now
Nicki
xx

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February Newsletter

Unicorns & Rainbows

It has been quiet around here for a while now, but we are back with a simple, elegant and fun collection called Unicorns & Rainbows.  A good friend of mine helped me with the naming of this collection and we had so much fun. So let’s get to the polish

Snow Unicorn

This is a frosty pearl grey linear holo and this is the polish that started the collection. Retail AUD12 / USD 11

Unicorn Fields

Where else does the Snow Unicorn eat but in their own Unicorn Fields.  So here we have a forest green linear holo. Retail AUD12 / USD 11

Cakes & Rainbows

What is better than eating cake?  Eating cake while sitting on a rainbow. This polish is a gold linear holo. Retail AUD12 / USD 11

Rainbows & Unicorns Unite

The best decision ever is when Rainbows and Unicorns united, so we have a beautiful polish which is lilac linear holo with a blue overlay. Retail AUD12 / USD 11

Farting Rainbows

I love the name of this polish and it shows the fun side of this collection.  A soft blue linear holo with a violet overlay. Retail AUD12 / USD 11

All swatches used are thanks to Christine of Serenity Nails and here is her blog post

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection

The collection will be sold individually with 10% discount for the first 48 hours only.  Release for the Australian store (https://www.celestialcosmetics.com.au/) is at 10:00 ACDT 12 March 2016.  International release will be advised as soon as we know the stock has arrived in the US warehouse.

March LE 2016 – Daffodil

Once again the photo was voted on in our Celestial’s Stars group so don’t forget to join if you want to have a say.  This is a pink linear holo with iridescent flakes and silver sparks. Retail AUD12 / USD 11
(https://www.facebook.com/groups/celelstialstars/).

This was the inspiration picture

and here is our interpretation

This swatch is thanks to Shaz from Finger Nail Freak and below is the blog post link

http://www.fingernailfreak.com/blog/celestial-march-le-2016-daffodil

Below are some more blog post link for you to have a look at if you wish:

Celestial Cosmetics ‘Rainbows & Unicorns’ Collection

http://www.fingernailfreak.com/blog/celestial-cosmetics-unicorns-rainbows-collection

Celestial Cosmetics March LE

http://www.lokislacquer.com/2016/03/celestial-cosmetics-unicorn-and-rainbow.html

http://flicksandflecks.blogspot.com.au/2016/03/a-selection-of-celestials-new-shades.html?m=1

As you may have noticed we are no longer releasing a collection every month on the 1st.  The monthly LE polish will be available on this date, but collections will now be released when they are ready and we have some good swatches and blog posts to show you, without having everyone rushed.

Don’t forget that April is our 3rd Birthday, so stay tuned for some exciting things to celebrate.

Chow for Now
Nicki