September 25, 2013

Indie Polish Swatches & Review

Disclaimer:  This product was offered at a reduced price or at no charge to in exchange for published reviews.  All reviews are fair, honest and reflect my personal opinion.  

Hello readers!  Last week I received some samples from a brand I hadn't had the chance to try before, Indie Polish.  Get your eyes ready for lots of pictures!

Odd Duck

Odd Duck is a feather effect polish with lots of tiny bar glitter in a rainbow of colours.  The formula was easy to apply and dried very smoothly. I wasn't able to get this polish to become opaque though so if you want the bar glitter colours to pop but don't want a visible nail line then I would suggest wearing it over a white or nude creme.

Photos show four coats of Odd Duck with no top coat in natural sunlight.  I was impressed with how smoothly this polish dried even though it's full of glitter.  The little bar glitters really shine when they catch the light.

Winter White

Winter white is a super shimmery white polish.  The formula was great and easy to apply.  It took three coats to become opaque.  I did find that it took longer than I was expecting to dry though.  My patience was worth it though.  I wore it for three days and didn't get a single chip.

Photos show three coats of Winter White with one coat of CND Super Shiney top coat in natural sunlight.  It was hard to capture how shimmery this polish is in person.  I really liked this one.  This is a really pretty polish that could been worn pretty much anywhere.  I think it will be an awesome colour for winter and match the snow too!

Enchanted Purple

Enchanted Purple is a shiny purple crelly.  It is the perfect balance between the translucence.  It only took three coats to become opaque but is sheer enough that you can sandwich glitters between coats and still have them show through.  I used a coat of Darling Diva Polish Naughty list between the second and third coats of Enchanted Purple on my ring finger.

Photos show three coats of Enchanted Purple with no top coat in natural sunlight.  I really loved this polish... until I took it off.  Unfortunately it made it through my base coat and Nail Envy and stained my nails a bright pink.  I managed to get most of it out by scrubbing my nails with a lemon juice and baking soda past but it was a bit of a hassle.  I really wish that it didn't stain because it's a gorgeous colour with great application.  I should note that this is the only polish out of the four I tried that had any staining issues.

Cashmere Sweater

When I first read this polish name I instantly thought of the Seinfeld episode where George buys the discounted cashmere sweater with the red dot and tries to gift it to multiple people.  "Oh Geoorrrge... Is that cashmere???".  Anyhow, back to the actual polish because... this is a polish blog after all.   Cashmere sweater is a shimmery nude with a subtle holo that appears in sunlight.  The formula on this one was fantastic.  Only two coats to become opaque but if you were in a rush you could get away with one.

Photos show two coats of Cashmere Sweater with one coat of CND Super Shiny top coat in natural sunlight. I really love the look of this polish. It has the perfect amount of holo (for me). Enough that it sparkles in the sun but not so much that it's like "LOOK AT ME! I'M BLINDINGLY SHIMMERY RAINBOW!". This is another colour that you could wear pretty much anywhere but still has personality.


My personal favorite of the four polishes is Cashmere Sweater.  It just looks so soft and shimmer and delicate. All of the polishes had great formulas and for the two that I wore for several days (Winter White and Enchanted Purple) I didn't experience any chipping, which is rare for me. If there's a colour that caught your eye you can purchase them from the Indie Polish Etsy shop. You should also go check out the Indie Polish facebook page.  There's a giveaway going on right now too!  This is a brand I will be keeping my eyes on in the future.  Bonus (for me) is that this a Canadian brand.  Go Canada!  I love when I can support business close to home.

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