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Note from shop owner The shop is closed. At this time I don't have a re-opening date. At this time I need to focus on my family and helping them in their recovery. All orders made before the closing of the shop will be shipped out.
Thank you for your understanding.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 26, 2017

The shop is closed. At this time I don't have a re-opening date. At this time I need to focus on my family and helping them in their recovery. All orders made before the closing of the shop will be shipped out.
Thank you for your understanding.

Painted Sabotage

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Painted Sabotage

About

It's All About The Polish

A peek behind the curtain of Painted Sabotage.

I grew up in Miami, Florida around style, fashion and of course nails. I've always had a love of everything nails especially nail polish. When I was a preteen I would visit the nail shops in a nearby flea market I spent hours talking and watching the artists' work their craft. In my teen years I was creating nail art on my own nails. Even back then I had a growing collection of nail polishes. I had over a dozen bottles of polish and changed things up almost every day. I love how polish can be changed whenever the mood strikes!

When I was a young girl my mom introduced me to my first taste of sci-fi: The crazy world of Doctor Who! I'll always remember Tom Baker, and who could ever forget the sound of the Tardis? My step sisters also opened my eyes to the world of Star Wars, they took me to my first movie I was in awe, totally amazed and fan from then on. But let’s not forget Star Trek. Can I have a Tribble please? My love of sci-fi has been a big inspiration in my life, which might help you understand why a polish might have an unusual name!

Sci-fi is not my only inspiration! I have many more that I pull from to inspire me. Art, books, nature, movies, TV shows, cartoons, manga...I could go on and on! I can't say that only one thing inspires me because I look at everything as an art form!

Fast forward a few years, going through different creative outlets. I was the only female drummer in my school's marching band, competing in several competitions for concert band and drums. Yes, my nails looked fabulous!

While in college, I was channeling my creativity in a different medium: graphic design. While I loved learning the process of graphic design and even working in the graphic design field I found it to be stifling my creativity. I wanted to create something special.

I went back to my first passion, nail art, which I still love to this day. I soon realized that I wanted to create art that would last beyond a single manicure and it hit me...nail polish!

Painted Sabotage was born. The name was somewhat of a no-brainer, coming from someone who always painted her nails and on many occasions would "sabotage" her own manicure. Need to use bathroom after I just painted them so many times I lost count. Smudged nails on something silly? Yep! Better yet, how about messing up the left hand while painting the right hand? Just had to laugh. That's how the name was born!

I have sensitive skin, so I'm very conscious about what ingredients go into my products, and I'm committed to being a cruelty-free company.

It's been an intense and at times frustrating road, full of epic research and a great deal hard work and heartache ... But I'm very excited about what I've achieved, and what's to come!

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  • Chrissy

    Owner, Creator

    Hi! My name is Chrissy, Painted Sabotage is my own personal labor of love. Opened for business in the fall of 2012, and haven't looked back! I am so happy to share my creative swirly madness of glittery sparkles with you.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 15, 2016
Welcome to Painted Sabotage! As an indie nail polish creator I strive to create inventive, unique nail polishes. All of my polishes are created from glitters, micas, and FDA approved pigments.

I'm a geek girl at heart and I use polish as a means to express that. I get my polish inspiration from everything around me! Nature, personalities in my favorite books, movies, TV shows, comics, manga and more.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I'm sorry, but at this time I cannot offer refunds, only replacement - especially in the case of incorrect item shipped, damaged items, or lost packages. Damaged or lost packages are fully covered.

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.
Payment
Payment is either via Paypal or direct checkout with Etsy's credit card processor.

I currently do not charge sales tax to Indiana residents, but this may change in the future (to 7%).

If you are having trouble with payment, please contact me at paintedsabotage[!at] gmail.com

Items may be cancelled up to the time when they are marked as shipped. I do try to be speedy with shipping, so if you made a mistake on your order, contact me asap! :)
Shipping
Please allow 4-7 business days before shipment, not including weekends or holidays. Weekends and holidays are reserved for time with my family.

If you have a rush order, please let me know.

I ship to the address on file on your _Etsy_ account, so if you check out via Paypal, please make sure that your Etsy address is correct.

Bottles are shipped wrapped in bubble wrap securely, and in either bubble mailers or boxes, depending on the amount and size. If you wish to have something gift wrapped, please contact me.

My listed shipping prices are for USPS First Class Mail. 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.

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.
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).