Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Favorite Indie Brand

Hi everyone, welcome to Tuesday.  In case you missed it yesterday, I posted a surprise giveaway last night for two limited edition OPI shades from the Hello Flamingo collection.  This link will take you right to it!  I got home to a box full of OPIs yesterday and I was just too excited to wait.  I'll also have a video going up today with everything that arrived :)  Not much new is going on here besides it being extremely hot, humid, and stormy.  We've had a cluster of things break including our cable, the check engine light in my car is on, and our cat is going to the vet tomorrow for a urinary tract infection.  Whoever said being an adult was fun was not telling the entire truth.  Wouldn't it be fun to be a kid again?

As my husband pointed out last night, I couldn't buy all the polish I wanted as a kid so I guess he has a point there.  Today's prompt for Twinsie Tuesday was a tough one.  Picking a favorite Indie brand was really tough for me because there are so many cool Indies out there and so many that I have yet to try.  Ultimately I narrowed down my choices to two, Shimmer Polish and Candy Lacquer.  I almost cheated and picked two, but ultimately Shimmer Polish won out for the amount of polishes I had and also for the bling factor.  I also chalked it up to the huge amount of Shimmer Polish on my wish list Pinterest board, there are just so many good glitter combos!

For this mani, I really went for the glitter factor and wanted to do something that I've never done before, a taped glitter mani.  It wasn't the easiest thing to do and the glitter did peel up with the tape, but ultimately after some touch ups I really like the final look.  I also ended up using every Shimmer Polish in my collection :)

To get this look, I started with a very neutral base of Zoya Taylor and applied one coat of Seche Vite so my base didn't get peeled up with the tape.  I cut small strips of blue painter's tape and applied them randomly to the nails.  I then took my Shimmer Polishes and filled in the triangles left over by the tape.  Once the tape was removed, I used the bottle brushes to touch up and glitter that had been removed with the tape and ended with two coats of Seche Vite.

Here's what I used:
Shimmer Polish Erica-gold and green
Shimmer Polish Elsa-gold, red, and teal
Shimmer Polish Jennifer-baby pink and blue
Shimmer Polish Gerry-violet, purple, and navy
Shimmer Polish Jasmine-aquamarine, light blue, and green
Shimmer Polish Valerie-brown and gold

There you have it, my favorite Indie brand.  I would seriously buy one of every color if I could :D  What's your favorite Indie brand?  Leave me a comment down below!  Also, I would love to know what your favorite Shimmer Polish is!

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Traci at DrinkCitra


  1. Cute! I love the way you used these glitters together!

  2. Super cute! Shimmer polishes make me so happy. Sparkly without being chunky!

  3. This is so pretty! I have a handful of Shimmer Polish but now I want them all.

  4. What a fun design! Thank you so much for thinking of me! I am completely flattered.

  5. They do have some gorgeous polishes so I can see why there your favorite. Love it.

  6. I love the look that you created here! I love Shimmer Polishes too!

  7. I love Shimmers too :) and the design is beautiful :)

  8. I like Shimmer Polishes too. This mani looks awesome!

  9. ♥️♥️♥️Love Shimmer Polish sooooo much!