Saturday, August 29, 2015

#ITrustIndies - Some of my favorite indie polishes!

The nail polish community, especially the indie polish community, has had a rough week. Thanks to a bad seed, indie nail polish has been drawn to the forefront of several viral news sites. As I feared, there is a lot of misconceptions being fueled in the comments of these posts, and there is trepidation about indies in general right now. I've been wearing indies almost from the time that I started getting into nail polish in 2012. I like mainstream polishes too, but there's just something about the level of customer service you get from almost all indie makers. Most of them are active in fan groups of their brands, and they put everything they have into making sure their customers are happy!

I've joined with other bloggers to share some indie love.  I'm going to share a couple of my favorite indies. This is by no means a complete list, but just a small showcase of some of my favorites! Not all of them are currently available, but I've linked each shop (as well as my review) for you.
Aurora Borealis from Lucky 13 Lacquer swatch

Sexy Old Girl from ellagee swatch

Geronimo from Digital Nails swatch

There are many, many more great indies out there! I have many more favorites, and I had trouble just narrowing down a few to show you here!  But don't worry - I'll be steadily sharing all my old favorites and some new ones with you here!

Don't be afraid of indies! If you have any concerns about them, just reach out to the maker. I just know that they'll be more than willing to answer your questions.

So what are some of your favorite indies (either makers or polishes)?


  1. My fav indie brands are A-England, Literary Lacquers, CrowsToes and ILNP. Sadly, I'm living in Europe and it's not easy buying brands based in the US. =)

  2. These are beautiful! Spellbound is particularly ... spellbinding. ;) Love light blue. And, I adore Softening the Bad Things, too! <3 Great post! =)

  3. Scrumptious choices! I *need* Geronimo in my life!

  4. I can't blame you for having a hard time narrowing down brands! I know I was over twenty that I wore in just the last year and there are many dozens of others I just haven't had time to photograph. Viva la indies!