Welcome to 2017! The start of the new year is an exciting time. It feels like you are starting with a clean slate. A fresh 365 days to do with what you will. I am not a resolution maker, not a big planner, and live my life day by day. This year is different.
I have big plans in the making for both my job-job (Nurse Practitioner by day, Paint Box Polish by early morning, lunchtime, evening, and late night) and really big plans for Paint Box Polish. I will be sharing those in the next month or so here on the blog, so stay tuned. I want to keep you in the know!
Something that I think is also useful with a new year is reflecting back on the previous one. My little company grew! It took sweat and blood - no tears, and there is more growing to do, but we have absolutely grown.
The most obvious (and biggest source of sweat) change in 2016 was this shiny new website. The old site did what it had to, but there were growing pains. The giant leap was made to a different platform that could grow with us. Some tweaks are still being made, but all in all, we like it here. It’s cozy and we can move the couches wherever we want.
A huge benefit of that shiny new website was the capability to add more than 30 mew colors to the shop over the course of the year without meltdowns. We were hugely successful there. Because the lab doesn’t have as much space as the website, we are also having our first clearance/retirement party. Shop those colors at a 40% discount here.
I was so honored to work with other fantastic brands in three different maker boxes in 2016. The first of 2017 will be available soon! Find info here. I was also the first maker to create a group custom for the Multichrome Madness group on Facebook. Amortentia is quite the fantastic polish and I still love being tagged in new swatch photos of her on Facebook and Instagram.
I have also had a great time in the lab testing and expanding our product line. You will see info released here and on the interwebs, but there is a pretty spectacular, delightfully creamy sugar scrub that will be available on this site soon. More changes are coming, but be patient!
The thing I am most proud of, though, is the new relationships I’ve built. New customers, new bloggers, new collaborations, new friends. It’s the best part of this business and I’m eternally grateful for you!
Here’s to a fantastic 2017!