Spring Nail Polish Trend: Indies!

Today’s post is brought to you by my friend Danielle, an indie polish enthusiast and manicure guru who does the most adorable looks I’ve ever seen! I’ve been following her on Instagram for a while now, and I’m thrilled to have her on the blog! Grab a snack and get ready for some major nail-spiration…

Spring Nail Polish Trend: Indies! - offbeat + inspired

Hi, everyone! Danielle here with some nail polish! As a polish addict, I absolutely love supporting local and independent creators. If you don’t know much about the nail polish scene, indie polish is an industry that has really taken off in the last year. Most indies are handmade in small batches and sold online from various popular “e-tailers”.  If you go to Etsy.com and search for “nail polish”, you will get thousands of results! The color and glitter combinations that these shop owners come up with are just fantastic, and I have picked a few of my favorites to share with you guys today! Links on where to buy will be at the bottom of this post.

Emily de Molly – Harmony

Spring Nail Polish Trend: Indies! - offbeat + inspired

Emily de Molly is an amazing Australian indie brand. She has an Etsy shop but only ships within Australia, so everyone else will have to order it from Llarowe.  Harmony is a light grey creamy base with purple, teal, and white glitter. It also has a bit of a hidden shimmer in it, but the sun just wouldn’t come out today. I just love this color! Purple and teal are two of my favorites, and they mix so well in this base along with the white glitter. The photo below is 3 coats plus 1 coat of Seche Vite top coat.

Spring Nail Polish Trend: Indies! - offbeat + inspired

Elevation Polish – Marmolada

Spring Nail Polish Trend: Indies! - offbeat + inspired

Elevation Polish is another fabulous indie brand! Aside from making some unique glitters, her crème and duochrome polishes are excellent as well! Circle glitter is a new favorite of mine — I just can’t get enough of it. Marmolada is a dusty blue jelly base with various lavender and silver small glitters as well as light blue and silver circle glitter. The photo below is 3 coats plus 1 coat of Seche Vite top coat.

Spring Nail Polish Trend: Indies! - offbeat + inspired

Hare Polish – Pegasus

Spring Nail Polish Trend: Indies! - offbeat + inspired

One of the first indie polish brands I fell in love with was Hare Polish. Pegasus will always be one of my favorites among her collection. It’s a creamy light purple base with various sized silver glitter. The photo below is 3 coats plus 1 coat of Seche Vite top coat.

Spring Nail Polish Trend: Indies! - offbeat + inspired

My Ten Friends – Lunar Love Song (with Essie – Turquoise and Caicos)

Spring Nail Polish Trend: Indies! - offbeat + inspired

My Ten Friends is a newer brand on the indie scene, having launched in October of 2012. These polishes are glitter bombs in a bottle! Sometimes they can be a bit sheer on their own, which is why I paired this one with Essie’s Turquoise and Caicos (only my favorite turquoise crème polish ever). The photos below are 2 coats of Essie’s Turquoise and Caicos topped with 1 coat of My Ten Friends’ Lunar Love Song and 1 coat of Seche Vite top coat.

Spring Nail Polish Trend: Indies! - offbeat + inspired

Spring Nail Polish Trend: Indies! - offbeat + inspired

Now for the important stuff: where you can get your hands on these indies! Some of them might be out of stock currently, but most brands have a Facebook/Twitter/blog where they keep customers up to date on restocks, new colors and all that jazz. Essie (not listed below) can be found at most convenience stores across the US. For a store locator, check out their website.

Emily de Molly:

Facebook

Etsy Shop (Australia only)

Llarowe (for US and international customers)

Elevation Polish:

Blog

BigCartel Shop (ships internationally)

Hare Polish:

Facebook

Blog

Etsy Shop (currently on vacation, some polishes available through store below)

Llarowe

My Ten Friends:

Facebook

Etsy Store (currently on vacation, some polishes available through store below)

Overall Beauty

Well, how amazing was that? Before I started following Danielle’s nail adventures, I had no idea indie polish even existed! Now I’m completely hooked. Definitely check out the amazing brands she mentioned and absolutely follow Danielle on Instagram (@danilouwho) for even more indie polish inspiration!

Had you ever heard of indie polish before? What nail trends are you loving for spring? Will you be wearing glitters or cremes?

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Comments

  1. Oooh, I love, love, love the sparkles! Perfect for spring, thanks for sharing!

  2. I want to have a nailpolish party with you girls!!! My nails would be so happy and whimsical! This is fabulous…love!! I have that Essie. Off to see if I have some glitter to go on top.

    • Tiffany | offbeat + inspired says:

      A nail polish party sounds AMAZING! I have to pick up that Essie. It looks GREAT with that glitter!

  3. Holy wow these are cute! Now if I could only get my nails to grow I would be in business!

    • Tiffany | offbeat + inspired says:

      I’ve used Orly Nailtrition because my nails were so flimsy and kept breaking before they grew out and IT WORKED! You should pick some up and give it a try!

  4. I am so going to have to have some of this nail polish…it’s so unique and gorgeous!

    • Tiffany | offbeat + inspired says:

      That’s what I love so much about these indie brands, they have the most unique colors and glitters I’ve ever seen!

  5. Cute nails… Hello- Loving them ALL!

  6. Oh, do I love me some sparkly nails! What a fun round up of Spring time sparkles!

  7. Oh my goodness how was I COMPLETELY unaware Indie nail polish even existed?! Thank you for informing me, I have been missing out! I especially love Pegasus :) Right now I keep my nails simple because of my internship. I can’t wait until summer to play them up a little bit. How does the homemade base compare to a store bought like Essie?
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    • Most of them are pretty similar to major brands! Indies are usually made with a mixture of clear suspension base(not just clear polish, it has to be the suspension base so the glitter doesn’t sink), solvent resistant glitter, and colored pigment. The super glitter packed ones can be a bit thick, but it’s nothing that a drop or two of some thinner(I use Seche Restore) can’t fix!

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