22 May 2013

Nail Spam

My polish collection has been steadily growing and so has my obsession with indie brands.

This seems to be the summer of indie polishes, at least for me, and all of the pictures below feature at least one indie brand (except the nail art). If you are a fan of nail polish, take a look around Etsy or at e-tailers like LlaroweHarlow & Co, or Nail Polish Canada ($3 flat shipping!!) and prepare to be amazed by the creativity of the small batch makers as well as the quality of the products. They easily stack up to, and in many cases surpass, the major brands. These ladies take months to source products and test before listing their creations.

A lot of hard work goes in to creating a unique polish and I am always excited to discover a new brand, be it from word of mouth or random searching. I'm a big Etsy fan anyway and enjoy supporting home-based businesses so discovering this world of indie polish has certainly feuled my urge to collect. :)

| A England base: Dragon; dots, starting from centre: St. George, Holy Grail (new version), Tristam, Princess Tears |

| China Glaze Surreal Appeal topped with Wingdust Collections Gilt-y Pleasure |

| OPI Russian Navy topped with Nail Pattern Boldness Texas Tea |

| Thumb to pinky: Revlon Spirit, Julep Courteney, China Glaze Keep Calm, Paint On, China Glaze Tart-y for the Party, Sally Hansen Lightening, all topped with Lush Lacquer Clowning Around |

| China Glaze Keep Calm, Paint On topped with Emerald & Ash Deconstructed Daisy |

| My first attempt at hand-painted nail art. It's supposed to look like a mountain in a meadow. :/ |

If you have other recommendations for great indie brands, please leave a comment! :)