Thursday, September 27, 2012

Indie Glitter Explosion

I've bought so many indie polishes over the last several months that I realized I wasn't going to be able to swatch all of them anytime soon, so I decided to do a sampler post, choosing one polish from each brand I came to in my swatching box (okay, one of my swatching boxes; there are newer boxes I'll deal with later).

First up, I have Between Two Worlds from Fanchromatic Nails, an etsy shop that offers "polish for the geek in you". I am not the right flavor of geek to get all the references in the polish names, but I know pretty polish when I see it. Between Two Worlds is a blue-leaning slightly dusty medium purple with a glitter mix that is mostly silver, green, and brown. I used three coats plus topcoat for this swatch. You may notice a few bubbles; those are from the topcoat (and my impatience in not taking the time to thin the ancient bottle I was using).







Next up I have Dark Parades from Pahlish. This is a dark purple jelly packed with so much glitter and shimmer I can't even attempt listing all the colors I see. The base pulls very blue on me for some reason; I've seen other people's swatches of this that are much more a true purple. Regardless, it's a gorgeous glitterfest. I used two thick coats plus topcoat.









It was hard to pick just one polish to feature from the collection that Happy Hands did inspired by the television show Arrested Development. I picked Tricks Are Something a Whore Does For Money ... Or Candy, which may hold the record for longest name in my stash. This is a super blingy combination of silver, gold, green, and holographic glitters. I used three thin coats plus topcoat; there is a hint of visible nail line but I barely noticed since I was so entranced by the sparkle and shine and stars.







For my last dip into the indie glitter pool on this particular day, I have Coffeeshop Politics from Polish Revolution. This is mix of mostly warm toned glitters in a clear base. I see pink and wine and copper plus silver and holographic pieces. Because this does have a clear base, I put it over Wet 'n' Wild Black Creme, using three coats of Coffeeshop Politics plus topcoat over the black. (I unfortunately don't have a good photo of the front label, but you can see what they look like on her etsy page.)








These particular polishes may not be in stock in these shops right now, but I'm pretty sure if you like glitter there will be something there to intrigue you, if not right this minute, then whenever each of them restocks.

17 comments:

  1. Wow, these are so pretty! And you included some brands I never heard of but will definitely have to check out (like Happy Hands!). Thanks for the swatches!

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  2. I love Indie polishes but I've got no idea where to find them in the UK! *Sad Face*

    Jazz x

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    1. Hi Jazz! All of these are sold online. My line Fanchromatic Nails is sold exclusively on Etsy. I do ship internationally!

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  3. the Happy Hands is really pretty. i don't think i've seen anything like it before.

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  4. Off to look for Coffeeshop Politics! Beautiful!!

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  5. Ohhhhh I can see why indies are the rage. I really get it now.

    You made some pretty swatches for sure!

    lovenailpolish

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  6. They are beautiful. Love all the swatches! WnW Black Creme is my current 'go-to' for a good but cheap shiney black polish. It's perfect for what I call 'polish underwear' LOL!

    One thing that really stuck out about your post ... I too have 'swatch boxes' ... I try to keep brands together. Long story short. I used to get my nails done. As of earlier this year I wanted to see if the chemicals were causing my eczema to flare up and I quit cold turkey (It was way hard). Since that time I have been buying polishes like they are going out of style. I have yet to buy an indie polishes. Etsy has so many to choose from and it discombobulates my brain :(

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  7. Ummmmm-you have how many to be swatched boxes???? We are so addicted are we not? HEHEHEHE

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  8. Between Two Worlds is really pretty! I love the base color of it!

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  9. There are some amazing indies out there...I'd love to know where the supplies come from so I can make my own!

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    1. A little self promotion that may help you: I own You Mix (shopyoumix.com) that sells glitters that won't bleed in nail polish. ;)

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  10. I hate to say it and I feel like such a blasphemer, but... over the past few months all these indie glitters are starting to just look the same... O_o Not to say they aren't great, but wow. So many.

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  11. Wow these are great glitters! I'm scared to get myself into Indie polishes because I'll end up liking so many!

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