Thursday, November 29, 2012

December News & Magical Musings Launch

Hello my lovelies! I want to start by saying thank you so much for all of the positive feedback, interest, and support for the Magical Musings collection. I am so glad to share my passion for HP with other like minded individuals such as yourselves. Kirsten and I are honestly so happy and honored by your reactions!

Mark the date and time: the launch of the Magical Musings collection will be held at Lac this Saturday, December 1st at 9:00am EST.

Winter News
Here are some random bits and pieces of info:

Magical Musings
You can view Kirsten's official review and swatches over at Glitta Gloves. Her swatches are descriptions are quite amazing, so I recommend checking it out!

Formula changes: Kirsten's review did mention that Holidays in Hogsmeade was lacking in the white hex department, so I tried to include more of those in the final batches.  I also noticed some visible curling of the glitters in The Horcrux of It... so I add some smaller hexes of the same shade. The final batch of Horcrux includes sparse large hexes and more of the smaller hexes. I also tried to make the final version a bit more opaque.

International shipping: international shipping will be available - the shop is currently undergoing "maintenance" so I can add and edit the listings and set up international shipping before the launch. International shipping will start at $5 USD, with each additional polish costing $0.50 USD. Please refer to my post here for more information about my policies.

Other notes: There will be a limited number of full-size and mini complete sets of Magical Musings available during the initial launch. I am waiting on an order of bottles and base to finalize, and hope to hold a second restock in December. The second restock will also be launched at a time more convenient for international buyers.

Holiday Shipping Dates
The following dates are the cut-off dates for orders to be received by Christmas. I used the dates provided by the U.S. Postal Service, then added from 2-5 days for processing on my end.
USPS Domestic First-class or Priority Mail: December 15
USPS International First-class or Priority mail:
  • Africa, Central and South America: December 2
  • Asia, Australia, Europe, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand: December 5
  • Canada and Caribbean: December 7

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Lac Attack & Glitta Gloves present: the Magical Musings Collection!

Hey everybody! After months of plotting, planning, and cackling (?), Kirsten from Glitta Gloves and I are so excited to finally announce the Magical Musings collection. This collection was born out of a mutual obsession love of all things Harry Potter. We figured that the nail polish community needed a collection of colors that truly showcases the world of HP. For the non-fans - the collection still contains fun and beautiful colors for any nail polish lover. Plus, I do believe that this may be one of the first collaborations of the kind!

The collection will be available for sale, shipping internationally, on December 1st, 2012. 
An exact launch time is forthcoming.

Without further ado, the polishes are:


Beauxbatons Academy

Death Day Party

Dementor's Kiss


Felix Felicis


Holidays in Hogsmeade

The Horcrux of It...

Weasley's Wizard Wheezes

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

International Shipping Update

I have some news!

It appears as though I have found a system for international shipping. I have added Canada as a shipping option to the Goodsie store to test the system. If successful, I will open shipping to all international buyers.

Shipping to Canada starts at $3.00  $3.50 (as of 1/18/13) per cart/order, and $0.50 for each polish.
Shipping costs will start at $6.00 per cart, and $0.50 per polish.
        Updated costs as of 1/18/2013

Please note:
  • Any additional customs or duty fees incurred will be the responsibility of the buyer
  • Tracking will be offered when possible 
  • It could take 2-6 weeks for your package to arrive
  • Shipping costs account for both postage and packaging materials
  • All polishes will be wrapped in bubble wrap, and larger orders will include extra wrap or cushioning to ensure safe transit

Don't forget: if we make it to 1,000 likes on Facebook and/or 500 followers on Twitter by December 1st, I will launch a giveaway including one set each of all released collections. Tell your friends!

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall 2012 Announcements!

Hello all! I have been busy striving to make Lac Attack even better, so I have quite a few announcements for you all:

1. If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen the picture of the new bottles. I will now be stocking square bottles, both full and mini size. I am very excited to debut these bottles in the next restock and upcoming collections!

2. In order to keep up with demand and make room for future colors, some polishes will be made available in limited quantities during the next restock, after which they will be discontinued. These polishes include:
  • Wild Thing collection: Dance of the Flamingo, Decidedly Deciduous
  • Summer Lovin' collection: T-Bird, Summer Lovin', The One that I Want
  • Mattes & Music collection: Vegas Skies, Particle Man, Nerd Alert
  • Core Colors: Blue Steel, Goldenrod
3. Due to the discontinuation and unruly temperament of certain glitters, the following polishes will be reformulated (only slightly):
  • Jewel of the Nile
  • Hell on Heels
4.  Going forward, every bottle of polish will have more glitter packed inside so that you are getting the most bang (and sparkle!) for your buck.

5. I am very excited to announce that a special limited edition polish will also be included in the next restock! The polish is named Mayan Goodbyin' after the "end of the world" as predicted by the end of the Mayan calendar. In keeping with the theme, this polish will only be available until December 21, 2012. Pictures to come!

6. Stay tuned over the next few weeks for the next collection announcement. It will be the biggest Lac Attack collection to date, and I am super excited to give you all of the details!

The next restock date is set for Saturday, October 13 at 5:00pm EST

For updates, information, restock dates, and even special offers - subscribe to the new Lac Attack mailing list!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Present Time! aka the 600 Likes Giveaway!

Hello all.

I feel like I've said this about a thousand times at this point, but these past two months have been rough and the amount of support and understanding from all of you has been overwhelming! Thank you so much for everything! To show just how much I really appreciate everything - I've launched the 600 Likes/Fan Appreciation/"Gosh You All Are Awesome!"/Present Time! Giveaway.

There are four whole prizes to be won, including a full size Mattes & Music collection. You can enter on the Giveaway tab on the Facebook page or below.

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Update and Restock Information

Hello all! First, I want to say thank you again for all of the overwhelming support today.

I am unfortunately going to have to post-pone the restock until next Sunday July 22 at 5:00pm EST. I hate having to do this but I am overwhelmed and need to figure out a way to manage my full-time job (and one hour each way commute), Lac Attack, and a social life - all while preparing for graduate classes to start in a month.

Since I am the only person running this company, I need to make a few changes in order to maintain the quality of my business as well as my sanity.

  1. For the time being, I am now only shipping to the USA. Shipping internationally, even to Canada, is both more expensive and time-consuming. I am working on researching different methods of shipping internationally, so this is a temporary change.
  2. I will no longer sell polishes on Etsy. I was losing messages and racking up ridiculous fees. I have switched to Goodsie for my sales. Luckily, Goodsie allows integration with blogger, so I should be able to have a storefront directly on ...assuming I can figure out the tech side of things ;)
  3. Turnaround time after ordering will likely be a little bit longer as I get used to the new platform and my schedule. I will still aim to get orders out within 48 hours, but it could take from 3-5 days at first.
  4. I am hoping to get to a place where I have stock available on a regular or semi-regular basis. I am currently working with a company on new bottles, and working on a schedule that will allow me to predict in advance when I will need to order new supplies. I am hoping that using Goodsie will lend itself to this as well.
Additionally, my e-mail server has deleted a huge chunk of Lac Attack emails and I am trying to recover them. However, if you have not been invoiced or contacted regarding an order or other customer service issue - send me another email. I would rather have duplicate emails and requests than lose someone in the shuffle.

I think that is all I needed to update you all on, but if there is anything else I will add it to the post.

Once again, I am sorry for any delays, confusion, or inconvenience you have experienced with Lac Attack lately. I am striving to make your experience with Lac Attack even better, so I appreciate that you bear with me as I make these changes.

And of course, thank you so much for your support and loyalty. You all are the reason I love making nail polish. Well, that and the glitter. :)


Quick Update

This is just a copy of the status I just put on Facebook, but I wanted to make sure the update was out there for everyone. Hopefully I will be able to post a more detailed update later today.

Hello all. I am feeling a little (read: a LOT) overwhelmed and stressed right now. I spent all day yesterday bottling polish and am not even close to having all polishes done that I want to restock.

I am going to continue working on bottling and copying listing information, but there is a chance that I may have to post-pone the restock. Hopefully I will also find time to write a blog post today with detailed information....

Also, naturally there was a problem with the post office yesterday so Canadian pre-orders have NOT yet been sent.

I am hoping to make the giveaway live today as well.

I am sorry for the constant delays and changes, but I am only one person and have a 40+ hour work week on top of running Lac Attack - a schedule I am still struggling to manage and get used to.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email me at

** I love you all and appreciate the support from all of you. Thank you. **

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mattes & Music Collection

Hey everyone!

So after receiving such positive feedback about Jewel of the Nile, Hell on Heels, and now Pink Lady - I have decided to release a collection consisting entirely of matte glitter topcoats!  The collection consists of 6 varied polishes with one thing in common: every polish contains matte/neon glitter as the main ingredient.

Not only is it very exciting to release an all-matte-glitter collection, but it is the first time I will be accepting pre-orders for the full collection before I release the individual polishes on Etsy.  I will include all of the pre-order information in a separate post.

Now, here are the pictures you've all been waiting for!

Pretty in Punk: micro blue and small pink hexes with medium purple and black hex glitters

Vegas Skies: neon/matte fine glitters in orange, purple, and green

Particle Man: irregular white hex glitters with micro green, pink, and blue suspended in a sheer lime green jelly base

Butterfly Kisses: inspired by my dad, fine and medium pink hexes with holographic butterfly glitters

Nerd Alert: micro orange and blue glitter with medium matte blue hexes

Do Wah Diddy: salmon pink and light blue small hexes with extra fine lavender glitter in a clear base

Friday, May 18, 2012

May 20th Restock Information

Now that I’ve given you all some time to plan which of the Summer Lovin’ colors you love the most, I figured I should post a list of what will be going in the Etsy shop when I reopen.

This restock will include the following:
  • Jewel of the Nile, Peacocky, Serengeti Midnight, and Ocelota Spots
  • Cracked Black Ice and Fractured Glass
  • Shattered Silver and Ripped (new shard colors!)
  • Plus, All Summer Lovin’ colors!

Perfect Passion Fruit and Hell on Heels will be restocked when I announce and add my neon/matte glitter collection sometime next week.

The restock date and time is now finalized for Sunday May 20th at 5:00pm EST. 
If you happen to miss any polishes – please refrain from requesting a custom listing.  I just had to order more bottles, so there will be more of everything when I get those in!  Please don’t fret.  I know how crazy Etsy restocks can get and I will do my best to keep all "in demand" colors available on a regular basis.

Let me know if you have any questions, and be sure to keep up with the Facebook page!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Summer Lovin' Collection!

Hey there!  Today I finally finished bottling the first round of Summer Lovin' stock.  Then I spent a few hours swatching, taking pictures, and editing.  I'm so excited to show you the collection before I open shop again.  A few colors/names didn't work out or were replaced with some new ideas - but I think you'll all love the end result.  Which polish are you most excited for?

Dingleberries on Parade

Rydell Forever

Pink Lady

Summer Lovin'


[Bonus Grease 2 color] 
Do it for our Country

The One That I Want

Rockin' and Rollin'

Grease Lightning

Peachy Keen, Jellybean

Blue Mooning

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Not-so-polish related

This isn't particularly polish related - but since all of us indie polish makers are largely relying on online platforms and social media to connect with our customer base, I thought this was an important infographic to explore how social media and online communications and shopping will affect our future.

The Future of the Social Customer

After reading those facts, do you feel any differently about social media, connecting to indie polish, or shopping online?


Monday, April 30, 2012

Coming Soon: Summer Lovin'

Now that I have found and ordered a substantial amount of base, I feel comfortable (see also: very excited!) announcing the names and some descriptions from the Summer Lovin’ collection.  If you haven’t figured it out, I absolutely ADORE the movie Grease and figured that it would be the perfect theme for a summer collection.  The collection will consist of 13 new polishes – ranging from glitter topcoats to flakies to jellies and more, even a linear holo!

Without further ado, the final polish names from the collection are:
Summer Lovin’, Pink Lady, T-Birds, Grease Lightning, Rydell Forever, Beauty School Dropout, Rockin’ and Rollin’, Sandra Dee, Peachy Keen Jellybean, Marty Maraschino Cherry, Dingleberries on Parade, The One that I Want, and Blue Mooning.

So many creative possibilities are presented with those names; luckily I also have some teaser pictures to share with you all.

Rydell Forever is based on the school colors from the students’ high school, Rydell High.  It consists of red and white medium hex and bar glitters in a clear base.

Grease Lightning contains silver holographic glitters in all shapes and sizes: hexes, diamonds, squares, and teeny tiny bars/tinsel.

Dingleberries on Parade is a multicolor flakie topcoat! Over darker colors, the flaky colors can range from blue to yellow to red and everywhere in between.  Over light colors, the flakies appear delicate and iridescent.

Peachy Keen, Jellybean is a bright, gorgeous pink base with a strong linear holo! This color truly speaks for itself.

Stay tuned for more teasers and don’t forget to enter the giveaway, which ends this Friday, May 4th.

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

100 Likes Giveaway

Lac Attack has reached over 100 likes on Facebook!

To celebrate I am hosting a little giveaway - the winner will receive 4 mini bottles of her (or his) choice.  2 bottles from the upcoming Summer Lovin' collection and 2 bottles from the neon glitter collection.  The giveaway is active from Monday April 30th to Friday May 4th.  You can enter using Rafflecopter (below).  For any questions, you can contact me in the comments here, on Facebook, or via email.


- Anastasia

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Sunday, March 18, 2012


Welcome to Lac Attack nail lacquer!

My polishes are all handmade and unique creations. They are all three free and cruelty free.

I am currently working on programming and setting up an official website, hopefully fully equipped with shopping cart/ordering capability - so that should be up soon. In the meantime, I will be posting updates about the shop and polishes here, Facebook, and Twitter.
For ordering, please check out my Etsy store!

Lac Attack does offer custom orders and color matching services, for more information you can email me at

Thank you again for stopping by!