What’s Trending on Chickettes? 3Q 2013

I have a degree in accounting (though I’ve never actually practiced) and am a bit of a numbers geek.  I like adding things up and looking at stats.  I often use Amazon affiliate links when I write about products as a way to help fund the purchases of the polishes that I swatch on the blog.  Amazon provides reports on all of the items that were purchased through the affiliate links (whether I linked to them or not).  I like looking through the reports to determine what products my readers (you!) actually end up buying.  Sometimes I even find new products that I didn’t know about!

I find the information fascinating, and I thought you might find it interesting as well.  The stats are obviously influenced by what I write about so it’s not a true reflection of what’s trending in the industry, just what’s trending on Chickettes.  If you find the information interesting, I’ll prepare quarterly trend reports.  The information below is based on orders placed during 3rd Quarter, 2013 (June-Sept).

Most Popular Polish Colors:

These are the top gel polish colors that were purchased during the quarter, listed in order from most popular.  My focus has been primarily on the Gelish brand since I started this blog, so these are all Gelish with the exception of the one IBD color and Orly Shadeshifter.  In time you will likely see a wider variety of brands as I branch out and try others.  It looks like the bright, bold summer colors were pretty popular.  I’d expect the next quarter to show darker colors for fall and winter.

Nail Lamps:

I’ve written a couple of articles about nail lamps, a review of the Gelish 18G lamp and a comparison of UV & LED lamps. These are the most popular lamps that were purchased. The USpicy lamp is one that I didn’t write about, but it seems rather popular so I assume my readers have done their homework for so many of them to decide on that one.

Other Popular Items:

These are a few other popular items that showed up on the report. The items on this list tell me that I may have inspired more than a few people to start doing their own gel manicures!  Yes! The Gelish Base/Top and Basix Kit were purchased way more frequently than anything else.

15 Responses

  1. Melissa says:

    Very interesting! I purchased Jet Set and My Favorite Accessory based on your photos and reviews. Keep the quarterly reports coming!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I bought 4 polish colors, the basics kit and structure gel all because recommendations and swatches from your blog! I also bought the u-spicy lamp and love it, I’ve had it about 5 months now and it’s been great so far. I’m definitely hooked on gel polish now and your blog inspired it!

  3. GeekGirl says:

    Same, virtually everything I’ve purchased was because of your blog, just LOVE it!

  4. ann says:

    ik zou graag de nieuwe kleuren zien van de gelish snow collectie die in november zal uitkomen!
    de zwarte en de Multi glitter zien er mooi uit

  5. Casey says:

    This past month or two, I’ve added:
    Sunrise and the City
    You Glare, I Glow
    Jet Set
    My Favorite Accessory
    Shake it till you Samba — all because of your website.
    How do we make sure you get credit for our purchases? do you have a direct link to amazon”?

    • Andrea says:

      Great picks! I think those are all in the top trending colors too! All of my posts have links to Amazon and I get credit if you click through and make any purchases. :) Thanks for your support!

  6. Jennifer says:

    Yes, let’s see what’s trending! If you have a link I try to use it, as you’re my favorite gel polish blogger. But Ive actually bought a few Ink polishes based on your reviews (on eBay, without links) and plan to try Couture at some point. Do you have an affiliate link to Couture’s site? I really linke the structure gel…thanks for your review and tutorial!

    • Andrea says:

      Hi Jennifer. Thanks for your support! I don’t have any affiliate links for Couture, but it’s also a great brand. Ink and Couture seem to have a lot of the same colors.

  7. Stephanie says:

    I think you do tremendous work! I enjoy getting your input on colors and I usually (I would say 99% of the time) take your opinion into consideration. I have tried new designs and colors using your tricks and suggestions. I am very happy you are so devoted because I truly enjoy reading you and wondering what you will come up with next. Unfortunately for me (or most likely for you) some of your links lead to websites who do not ship to Canada…and if they do the shipping cost is horrendous… I do support you, whenever possible though.
    Keep up the good work!

  8. Sandy says:

    Has anyone tried the Uspicy LED lamp? Thoughts?