FanchromaticNails

Polish for the Geek In You

California, United States · 1749 Sales

FanchromaticNails

Polish for the Geek In You

California, United States 1749 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(599)

Announcement   Fanchromatic Nails offers unique, limited-edition, artisanal nail polish, with colors inspired by all manner of geeky goodness. Our nail lacquer is vegan, cruelty-free, and "toxic 3"-free. All colors are personally designed & blended by artist Lynae Zebest, in her San Francisco, CA studio.

Currently our shop only lists items we have in inventory, which means some items may be sold out in between restocks, but also helps ensure prompt shipping.

For shop updates, swatches, previews, and sale notifications, "Like" us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/FanchromaticNails

Announcement

Fanchromatic Nails offers unique, limited-edition, artisanal nail polish, with colors inspired by all manner of geeky goodness. Our nail lacquer is vegan, cruelty-free, and "toxic 3"-free. All colors are personally designed & blended by artist Lynae Zebest, in her San Francisco, CA studio.

Currently our shop only lists items we have in inventory, which means some items may be sold out in between restocks, but also helps ensure prompt shipping.

For shop updates, swatches, previews, and sale notifications, "Like" us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/FanchromaticNails

Lynae Zebest

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(599)
angelavitale2

angelavitale2 on Mar 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect for exactly what it is: a shredded holo silver top coat. I used a light touch for application, but that was just my preference. If you want to up the amps, apply a bit more. Polish is perfect in density of larger glitters and very easy to get the exact effect you want. Also, as all the polishes I've tried from this seller, application is 100% flawless!

angelavitale2

angelavitale2 on Mar 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great polish, it's very pale, but not shear - 2 coats is great, but I suppose if you wanted to use it as a topper you could use a drier brush and just apply it very lightly. I tried it just to try it and the effect is great; just keep in mind this isn't made to be a topper so you need a light hand. But regardless, wonderful polish, wonderful color and shine; flawless application.

angelavitale2

angelavitale2 on Mar 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Nice work with this polish. Muted dark grayed lilac with very complimentary glitter. Unlike some jelly polishes this one gives full coverage with two coats max and applies smoothly and evenly.

Lauren

Lauren on Mar 26, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

Beautiful polish. Not the fastest shipping, but I got a prompt reply when I sent a message about it.

Lauren

Lauren on Mar 26, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

Really pretty polish. Shipping wasn't the quickest, but I got a prompt reply when I messaged about it.

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About

Polish for the Geek in You

Hi! My name is Lynae Zebest, and Fanchromatic Nails is my own personal labor of love. I started it in 2011, officially opened for business in summer 2012, and haven't looked back! I am so happy to share my creative endeavors in color and sparkle with you.

I've always had a love of LOTS of color. The very first article of clothing I ever picked out for myself was a pair of fuchsia stirrup leggings with hot pink roses all over them!

When I was in middle school I became a nail polish hoarder. I had dozens of bottles and changed things up almost every day. I love how polish can pack such a pure, colorful punch into such a small space.

My dad is a big Star Trek fan and I've definitely followed in his footsteps. Ever since I got active on the internet I've been involved in fandom communities, writing and reading fanfic, pop culture analysis, and general squeeing for everything from Buffy to Lord of the Rings to Ghost World to Star Wars. I think I've seen every episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine at least 6 times. Even the bad ones. It's my favorite thing EVER.

In college I started seriously studying ceramics, and, unfortunately, concluded early on that the field just wasn't compatible with nice nails. I trimmed 'em short and forgot about nail polish for a while--but I did use some kickass glazes on my pottery, so I didn't have too much crafty color withdrawal.

Fast forward a few years, when I figured out how to rock pretty fingernails again, and because I am just weird like this, started to get into mixing my own custom polish colors. It kind of consumed my brain. And after watching the full run of ST:DS9 for the zillionth time, I realized I could combine two of my biggest obsessions: polish and fandom.

Thus, the "thing" that would become Fanchromatic Nails was born. I have very sensitive skin, so I'm very conscious about what ingredients our products use, and I'm committed to keeping us a cruelty-free, vegan company, as that just makes good sense.

It's been a pretty weird, geeky road, full of squeeing and epic research and lots of hard work and heartache...but I'm very excited about what I've achieved, and what's to come!

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  • Lynae Zebest

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    I'm a full time artist in my mid-20's, working out of my apartment in San Francisco's Mission District. I'm also a ceramic artist: the face behind http://ZebestPottery.etsy.com . I've owned my own one-woman business since 2007, and love it!

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  • Patchwork Show Oakland Spring 2016

    Jack London Square, Embarcadero West & Broadway

    Oakland, CA

    Jun 4

    Patchwork Show is Dear Handmade Life's bi-annual makers festival showcasing local emerging artists, crafters and designers alongside artisan food, DIY craft workshops, gourmet food trucks and indie music. All Patchwork shows are free to attend and family friendly. Vendors are selected by a jury and feature clothing for men, women & kids, handbags, accessories, jewelry, art, ceramics, garden finds, home goods, plush, crochet & knit items, pet gear, kits & patterns, bath & body goodies and more! SPRING 2016 SHOWS: Santa Ana, California May 29, 2016 – Downtown – 2nd at Sycamore Street – Santa Ana, California Oakland, California June 4, 2016 – Jack London Square – Broadway and Water Street – Oakland, California Long Beach, California June 12, 2016 – Marine Stadium – Appian Way @ Bayshore – Long Beach, California *All shows free to attend and 11-5pm

Shop policies

Last updated on July 11, 2013
Here at Fanchromatic Nails, I strive to create inventive, unique nail colors. All of my polishes are hand blended from raw ingredients.

I am a fangirl at heart and am using polish as a means to express that. I get my color inspiration from costumes, backgrounds, moods, descriptions, and personalities in my favorite books, movies, TV shows, comics, and more.

Express yourself through color!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payments through Paypal and all major credit cards, as well as checks and money orders. If payment is sent via mail, I will not mail your order until the payment is cleared in my bank account.

Payment must be made/sent within 48 hours after ordering, unless we come to an agreement otherwise.

Sorry, but your order cannot be cancelled after it is placed.

Sales tax will be included on all orders shipped within California.
Shipping
Please allow 3-7 business days before shipment. If you have a rush order, please let me know.

My listed shipping prices are for USPS First Class Mail. I ship all orders in boxes. If your (domestic) order weighs more than 13oz, it will ship USPS Priority. All domestic parcels include Delivery Confirmation. International orders do not have tracking numbers unless you upgrade to Priority.

Domestic parcels should take no more than 1 week to arrive after shipment.
International parcels may take up to 1 month to arrive, depending on your country.
If you haven't received your order in that time frame, please contact me. I cannot automatically be held responsible for postal error or stolen packages, but I will work with you to find a solution.

If you would like me to use a faster/different shipping method for your order, or if you would like insurance on your parcel, please contact me right away. All orders over $100 are automatically sent with insurance.

International customers are responsible for all duties, fees, etc. that your country may assign to your packages. I will also not be held responsible for tampering or destruction by customs agents; you are responsible for knowing the applicable laws in your country.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds, returns, or replacements are only processed in cases of damage or defect.

In the event that your bottle breaks or is damaged in the mail, please contact me within 72 hours after receipt, if at all possible. Note that I reserve the right to ask for photos, so I can determine how the damage happened.

If you feel that there is a formulation problem with your polish, I may ask you to return it to me so I can figure out what went wrong. I will pay return shipping, but only refund/exchange once I've received the returned polish.
Additional policies and FAQs
All of my polishes are warrantied to look and behave, with normal use, as advertised for 6 months after receipt, provided they haven't been altered or exposed to extreme circumstances after you receive them (i.e. had substances added to them, left open overnight, been exposed to especially high or low temperatures, etc.). PLEASE NOTE that ALL nail polishes, if left to sit for periods of time, will experience some degree of separation. They should blend together again with a little "shake shake shake." I do not warranty against typical levels of separation. However, if you experience extreme separation or other quality control issues with a bottle of my polish, please let me know right away, and I will work with you to find a solution. I want you to be happy with my products.

If you're interested in a custom polish color, please contact me, and I'll see if it's something I can do. Keep in mind that it will cost more than an "off the rack" polish from me. (How much more depends on materials and labor costs involved).

If you are interested in a wholesale or consignment order, send me a message. I only offer wholesale rates to legitimate retailers or those willing to invest a minimum of $200.

ATTN: BLOGGERS: Please note that while I do welcome reviews of my polishes, I only offer a very small number for donation, and I approach blogs I'd like to donate to, not the other way around. You are welcome to review your purchases from me, however.