Hey everyone! I am very excited for this particular post as it is my first time doing a swatch and review for an independent nail polish brand! Jodi of Nail Polish Indie Brand was looking for bloggers to send samples of her polishes to in exchange for some honest reviews of them. I volunteered and here we are! How cool is this? I feel like a REAL nail blogger now!!
Okay, onto the lacquers in question! Jodi asked me to pick 5 polishes that I wanted to try so this is not a cohesive collection or line of polishes - just randoms. In the collage at the top of the page you see all 5: Peridot Wings (top left), Magma (middle left), Barbie Girl (bottom left), Mystery 4 (top right), and Penni (bottom left). Overall, I have to say this about Nail Polish Indie Brand - their customer service is amazing, they are very communicative, and the shipping was very prompt. The polishes arrived very well packaged so as not to break and each polish was in its own little decorative bag. How cute is that? All of her polishes are 5 free, meaning they do NOT contain:
They are all hand mixed and manufactured in the United States. Alright, on to the individual polish reviews.
The first polish I swatched was Peridot Wings from her Skylanders inspired collection. This swatch shows 3 thin coats, no top coat. It almost feels textured with no top coat. It is a green jelly polish full of peridot glitter that is absolutely stunning when the light hits it. The formula was a tiny bit tricky because of how much glitter is in this polish but if you take the time to do thin coats with a few minutes in between to dry, its not too bad! I was thinking during the application process that this would make a nice topper as well because it glows in the dark. All in all, a fun and unique polish.
The second polish I swatched is called Magma and its from the same collection - Skylanders inspired collection. This polish is like nothing I have ever seen before - an orange jelly base with holographic bar and micro glitters. The swatch shown here is 2 thin coats and no top coat. I was thinking when I looked at it in the bottle that the glitter would be sparse but it wasn't at all. You could probably do one more coat and your whole nail would be glitter-riffic! A top coat is definitely needed to smooth everything out and make it really shine. It applied very easily - the formula is very nice on this one.
The next one I swatched was this gorgeous neon pink jelly with holographic glitter throughout. This one is called Barbie Girl and it lives up to its name! It is so perfectly pink and glitzy. The formula for this polish is also very nice - swatch shown here is 3 thin coats, no top coat. Just a perfect, girly shade perfect for the summer.
Of course, I saved my favorite two for last. This one is called Penni and its inspired by the character of the same name in The Big Bang Theory. This polish is a coppery mauve color that inside looks metallic and boy was I surprised when I went outside and it had a subtle linear holographic finish to it! This one is perfect for an time of the year but I am especially pleased to have it now because I will get a lot of mileage out of it for the fall/winter. I love a good holo that can be worn all year long! The formula on this one is a dream - two thin coats, no top coat. It went on like butter. I seriously cannot say enough good things about this polish. It is probably my favorite of the bunch!
Last, but certainly not least is called Mystery 4. When I ordered from Jodi, I was having a hard time deciding on my final polish and told her to make it a surprise. This one is like Christmas came early for me. I loved putting this one on and didn't want to take it off. You need some holo in your holo? This is the polish for you. This nudey-pink polish features a linear holographic finish with scattered holo glitter in it. I mean what could even be better than that? The formula on this one is also a dream - two thin coats, no top coat. I really could go on and on about how much I love this one!
Okay so that is it for the swatch and review. If you are interested in purchasing these lacquers, you can do so by visiting Nailpolishindiebrand.com. You can also follow Jodi's Instagram and let her know I sent you over! She is a doll!
Don't forget to check out my Instagram for future swatches and other manis as well!
Thank you for reading and happy polishing!
**Again, I was sent these products free of charge in exchange for my honest and unbiased feedback. You can read more in my Disclosure Policy.**