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…
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
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.
Elevation Polish – Marmolada
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.
Hare Polish – Pegasus
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.
My Ten Friends – Lunar Love Song (with Essie – Turquoise and Caicos)
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.
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:
Etsy Shop (Australia only)
Llarowe (for US and international customers)
BigCartel Shop (ships internationally)
Etsy Shop (currently on vacation, some polishes available through store below)
My Ten Friends:
Etsy Store (currently on vacation, some polishes available through store below)
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?