Hey hey Monday! Since I am back at work catching up with ALL OF THE WORK and hopefully at least have my nails done, I am scheduling this with all of my guest posts to ease myself back into it all.
Today I just have a random potpourri of Indie spam. Some I loved, some I did not, but one thing they have in common is they are all red…so here they are! :)
Oh, before I begin, all links will be at the end!
First up, is from a brand called Maisie Shine. This polish is called Superhero, and is a red jelly with small red square glitter, small blue square glitter, blue hex glitter, and gold hex glitter. Also, the jelly has a slight gold shimmer to it which is not super-prominent but is AWESOME! Two coats, pretty easy to apply.
Next, is an older Lynnderella, called Ruby Red Ruby. It is a big red glitterbomb of various sized red glitters, flakes, etc in a clear base. So here is something interesting: I wore it on my toes a few times, 2 coats with Zoya Carmen as the base. I ALWAYS got compliments, and I thought it looked amazing. Seriously, Dorothy’s red slippers on my feet! I had this on my toes when I was in jury duty a couple months back, and some dude in the elevator said “I hope I do not sound weird, but those are the brightest, sparkliest toes I have ever seen. Very lovely!” Then everyone of course looked at my feet and all agreed, hahah.
Well, I finally wore it on my fingernails for the first time recently, and I HATED it :( I don’t know, I did the same combo as I have several times before, but it just did not look good on my nails. What do you think?
Now, we have a new-ish to me brand called Smitten Polish. Actually, I had heard of them a few months ago, but she was all sold out. I emailed her and asked for a custom order, she said yes, but it took a month or so for it to be ready. Which was NO problem, I did not even pay until it was ready, and she let me add on more at the last minute! Yay :) This is called Fire and Blood, and is a red crelly base with various size red glitters, and a few gold glitters mixed in. The gold is pretty subdued, which I actually like. It adds some depth whilst still keeping it sorta monochromatic looking. Is that the right word when it is bright? Anyway, 2 easy coats:
And, an honourable mention: This is not an indie, but is is soooo pretty so I decided to add it. This is Julep’s O, Canada! polish – it came out in July Maven Boxes to Canadians, and us US gals could order it as an add-on. It is so yummy! Various sized red hex glitters, gold hex, and iridescent/holo hexes in a clear base. This is 2 coats over RBL Chinoise, which is now my all-time fave red, as mentioned yesterday!
Where to find these?
Maisie Shine has their own Etsy Shop.
Lynnderella, well I guess you can only buy her stuff from her on eBay now.
Smitten Polish also has their own Etsy shop!
Of course, Julep is at their website :)
So tell me, what are some of your favourite reds? And some of your fave indie brands?