Showing posts with label Indie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indie. Show all posts

22 February 2022

Topic Tuesday: Top 5 Indie Brands

I found this question harder than the mainstream one a few weeks ago. I could have chosen more however AJ Nails Collection, Prism Polish, Danglefoot, Fancy Gloss and Tonic have to be up there in my top five indie brands.

Aj Nails - Venus
Fancy Gloss - Sapphire Shards


6 July 2021

Topic Tuesday: Favourite Brand of Polish

Mainstream: Barry M in particular the gelly hi shine range have good cream polishes.

Indie: More recently I have been using Polish Me Silly, I like Glow Girl a purple blue ghost flakie.


23 April 2015

Pick n' Mix 52 Week Challenge: Neon + Indie

I was completely inspired by Madam Luck's nails I saw on her instagram, and while I don't think my version worked as well as hers, sometimes it is good to try something you wouldn't usually.

I used Polished by KPT - Color Therapy, which is an indie polish which happens to also be a neon. I prefer it over a black base, and it is also UV.


Base Polish: Barry M - Matt White
Stripes: Models Own Nail Art Pen - Black
Topper: Polished by KPT - Color Therapy

25 February 2015

Swatch: Quirk - Dead of Night


Colour: Blackened Green, Blue
Finish: Duochrome
Opacity: One coat over black


13 February 2015

Swatch: R&R Lacquers - Bewitching


 Colour: Silver, blue, black, green, orange
Finish: Glitter, square, micro, hex
Opacity: One coat shown over black polish
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 10ml
Where From? Etsy Store


12 February 2015

Swatch: Stellar - Ayla (The Maccabees)


Colour: Blue, Purple, White
Finish: Glitter
Opacity: Two Coats over Barry M Guava
From? Stellar


4 February 2015

Swatch: Laquerlicious - Burnt Marshmallow


Colour: White
Finish: Off white base with brown glitters
Opacity: Two Coats
Brush: Standard
From? Laquerlicious


2 February 2015

Swatch: Laquerlicious - Peacock Tail

Today is the beginning of 'indie month' I will be swatching an indie nail polish each day for the rest of the month.


Colour: Teal
Finish: Glitter
Opacity: Two coats over Collection Electric Dreams
Brush: Standard
From? Laquerlicious

14 December 2013

Nail Polish: Battle of Indie Polishes

Last year I didn't have a separate battle for the indie polishes, instead they were in with the holographic's or alternative glitters. I don't have the biggest collection on indie polishes, but these are the ones I have acquired this past year.

KPT - Color Therapy | Ninja - Girly Floam | Hare - Why So Igneous? | A England - Ascalon | A England - Sleeping Palace | A England  - Ophelia | A England - Jane Eyre

And the winner is:
Very difficult to chose here, as much as I really like Ophelia and Jane Eyre in general they look black on the nails, which I do like. However Sleeping Palace is going to win this battle because it is a charcoal lilac holographic which is visibly holographic even in standard lighting.

4 January 2013

Nail Polish: Battle of the Alternative Glitters

This category is mainly Indie Polishes with a couple of other glitters thrown in for good measure.
 Coverband - Sticks and Stones, W7 - Salt n' Pepper, W7 - Mosaic, A England - Lady of the Lake, A England - Tristam, A England - St George, A England - Bridal Veil, Hare - Midsummer's Midnight, Kleancolor - Blue Satin, Orly - Sunglasses at Night

Getting these polishes down to only three was quite difficult. In the end I settled on Coverbands Sticks and Stones as it is different and works over any base colour. I adore Midsummer's Midnight but only really works over a darker base.


The winner of this battle is A England's Lady of the Lake, because well it is purple and looks stunning in all of its holographic glory twinkling in the sunlight.