I’m back with a second post for you guys! I really want to keep up with showing off my indie polishes but I’ve been doing a horrible job at doing the “Indie Weekends” posts on the weekend, so from now on we’re going to call this series, “Indie Show Off.” Now, I can post whenever during the week and not feel guilty about it not being on time 😛 Last week, I started showing you guys my Daily Hues Nail Lacquer collection and I’ll be continuing that today!
*All swatches shown with one coat of Rica’s Glossy Glam.
The first polish I have to share today is Noelle! This is a clear based polish that is packed full of gold, holo micro glitters. I used three coats for my swatches. The formula is maybe a tad on the thicker side, but it helps keep the glitter well suspended and allows for full coverage to be reached easily so I don’t mind!
You guys probably already know how I feel about both the polishes that I’m showing off today, because I’ve been using them quite a bit since I got them. I just love how sparkly these are! I’ve never bought polishes like these before, and I can’t think of why because I love sparkles haha.
Next up is Eve!
There’s not really much to say here haha. This is the silver version of Noelle. Same clear base, same three coats, and same formula!
I like this polish too haha! Don’t ask me to pick a favorite between the two, because it’s not possible 😛
Now for some nail art!
I especially love using these polishes as bases for nail art! This look was a huge win for me, because I love the matte, black lines against all the sparkles. This design was inspired by this wrapping paper (#4) from MuffinGrayson!
- Start by applying three coats of Noelle.
- Add a layer of Glossy Glam.
- Then using a detail brush and black acrylic paint, add on the design.
- Clean up.
- Add topcoat if you’d like. I left this without because I liked the contrast of the matte art against the shiny base, but if I were to wear this for longer I would have added it.
Next up is the look done with Eve!
- Start by applying three coats of Eve.
- Apply a layer of Glossy Glam.
- Paint on the pattern using black acrylic paint and a detail brush.
- Clean up.
- Add another layer of topcoat.
Here are some bottle macros:
Both of these polishes are available in her store, and they currently retail at $9 a bottle. Now, I do want to bring something up. Yesterday over at Manicured & Marvelous, Roselynn posted an interview she did with Jenn, the owner of this brand, that I think everyone should go read. I had no idea at just how many people were weary of ordering from this brand due to shipping delays and other mishaps. I remember
skimming reading through some of the stuff going on in the nail groups when things happened, but I didn’t form an opinion about the brand based on it. I usually don’t talk about my experiences with ordering from brands, even though I probably should because I know that it’s helpful to some people.
I’m making this out like it’s going to be exciting, but it’s really not haha. I placed my order during her last 50% off sale (keep in mind that this happened three-ish months ago, so I can’t speak for how things happen now,) and I totally understand that a lot of orders get placed during sales and surely a 50% off one was going to mean a lot of orders. I paid for my order, a shipping label was made a few days later, and then nothing. A little over two weeks later the tracking still hadn’t changed, so I sent Jenn an email just because I was curious if everything was alright. That email unfortunately went unanswered. Eventually, I found out in her Daily Hues Facebook group that she had run out of bottles and she wasn’t able to ship out some orders. I don’t remember exactly when I received my order but I believe it was within a week of my email. Now, I’m not one to really stress about things not shipping out quickly and I really don’t think three-ish weeks is a super long time to wait, but I was slightly bothered by the fact that my email went unanswered. I know I’m not the best at responding back to emails in a timely manner, but I never let things sit longer than three or four days. So, meh, yeah, it was a little bit of a bummer. Does this stop me from loving the polishes? No. Will I order again? Maybe. If she really changes things like she says she’s doing in that interview, than I think she’ll do great and I hope that people who have been weary of ordering with her will change their minds. The polishes are truly stunning and I’d like her to continue to create them, but it seems that the “behind the scenes” needs a little work. Let’s hope that 2016 brings good things! Also, hopefully someone finds this super long paragraph helpful. I don’t really share my opinions often (read: I rarely say anything negative and if I do it’s typically sugar coated,) because I get anxious thinking about how others will react to it. But this is my blog and I should be sharing my thoughts (more,) so we’ll see how this goes haha.
purchased // products in this post were purchased by me