Wednesday, July 1, 2015

My top 5 favorite indie polishes!

**Girly Bits Save Your Scissors was a gift and MPolish Pish Plashin' Around was a press sample**

Hey y'all! Today on the blog I have a very special post to share with you! First off, its a post sharing with you my top 5 all time favorite indie polishes and that alone is super exciting but its also a link up with a bunch of other bloggers that are sharing some of their favorites, too! Make sure to look at the bottom of this post for a link to see everyone's posts. Go see what their favorites are and show their blogs some love! 

Much like my top 5 mainstream polishes post, I had every intention of putting these in order, but unfortunately, it was hard enough to narrow down my top 5, and after that, I just couldn't put them in order. So in no particular order, keep reading to see my top 5 picks!

Delush Polish A Night At The Asylum 

My first pick for my top 5 indie polishes is definitely Delush Polish A Night At The Asylum. This polish is a jelly glitter polish that consists of a small circle and square glitters as well as some large holographic circle glitters suspended in a dark teal jelly base. This is 2 coats of ANATA with Seche Vite topcoat. I immediately had to have this polish after I saw swatches last fall, this polish is a part of the Delush Polish Scream Supreme collection. I do have to leave this one sitting upside down for a bit before using it as the glitter does tend to settle, but as long as I leave it upside down for a little while before using it, I don't have to fish for the glitter, it distributes beautifully on its own. This polish is still available from Delush Polish!

Shinespark Polish Radical Red 

The second polish in my top 5 is Radical Red by Shinespark Polish. This is from the 80's neons collection that released this spring and definitely one of the most beautiful neons I've ever seen. The color of Radical Red reminds me of the original China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy though with a MUCH better formula. This is shown in two coats plus Seche Vite. This polish does dry to a matte finish like most neons, but a topcoat glosses it right up. My photo is almost color accurate but Radical Red is even brighter in person, it glows in the shade! I wish I had purchased the full size rather than the mini. This polish is still available from Shinespark Polish!

Girly Bits Save Your Scissors 

My third pick for top 5 indie polishes is Girly Bits Save Your Scissors. This polish is a lavender crelly polish with a ton of different colored glitters through out. The absolute best thing about this polish is its glitter displacement, absolutely ZERO settling. I don't even have to shake it or roll it before polishing. I do not have to manipulate the glitter placement either, it just glides onto the nail. This is two coats with Seche Vite topcoat. Just a stunning formula for a stunning polish. I was gifted this by my beautiful friend, Dancer during a polish swap. I need to see what other crellies Girly Bits has to offer because unfortunately, Save Your Scissors has been discontinued. :(

MPolish Pish Plashin' Around 

I wasn't sure if I should add in stamping polish to my top 5 indies but MPolish IS an indie brand, so I decided to go ahead. Obviously this one had to make it because 1. its blue and I adore blue polish and 2. its named after me! Please disregard my index finger, I stamped it funky, completely user error as you can see from the other fingers, this polish stamps fabulously. I have a full review on this polish in a previous post that you can find here. This is a perfect summer color for stamping, it picks up easily on the first try even with finely engraved images. Here is is pictured over China Glaze Inner Beauty with Seche Vite topcoat. This polish is still available from MPolish, though I think it is out of stock at the moment and will be restocked in coming weeks.

KBShimmer To Peach His Own 

The final polish to make it to my top 5 favorite indie polishes line up is KBShimmer To Peach His Own. This polish is best described as a nude leaning baby pink crelly polish with various glitters throughout. I actually purchased this one with a bit of trepidation because its not a color I tend to gravitate towards. I was completely in love with the swatches but I wasn't sure how it would look on me or if I would like it once I got it. I have to say that I was completely blown away when I first put this one on. This pic shows To Peach His Own in two coats plus topcoat. I love the various sized glitters in it and the way it looks against my skin. Its my go to polish to put on when I don't feel like doing nail art because it stands so well alone and makes me feel beautiful and classy when I wear it. I don't have to do any fishing for glitter with this polish nor do I have to leave it upside down before using it. The glitter displaces well on the nail with no extra effort. To Peach His Own is still available from KBShimmer. Quick...if you love crellies, GO BUY IT! You won't regret  it. 

And that completes my top 5 all time favorite indie polish line up! Did any of my favorites make your top 5? Don't forget to check out all the other posts this week featuring various bloggers' top 5 favorite indies as well! Just click on the link up below!! 

Thanks for reading!

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  1. That Girly Bits is so much fun!! Loved reading your post, and now I have several polishes I need to get! :)

  2. STUNNING! I'm going to order them according to my own preference, k? Girly Bits Save Your Scissors, KBShimmer To Peach His Own, Delush Polish A Night At The Asylum, MPolish Pish Plashin' Around and Shinespark Polish Radical Red. So apparently crelly, crelly, crelly, stamper and neon. HA HA HA!

  3. Honored to be in your top 5! Thanks for featuring Delush Karen <3

  4. I totally love it, Pish! All of these look fantastic on you too! And I couldn't be happier that one of my gifts to you landed on this list. I'm kind of sad I didn't buy one for myself! :-p

  5. I love To Peach his Own, it's such a unique fun polish! And any and all M Polishes rock!

  6. Great choices, these posts are so great to read x

  7. Beautiful choices! I really, really want to get the PoMP collection. I'm so late to that party, but they are so awesome. Soon!

  8. To Peach has been on my wish list since it came out. NEED it!

  9. Loved all 5 polishes mentioned here. Girly bits and Kb shimmer would be my pick too.

  10. Love all of them, which is no surprise 'cause you have great taste! That Delush, however, is my favorite!!!

  11. What unique polishes. They are all gorgeous! I NEED that Delush Polish!! :)

  12. Love your favorites! All of the crellies are stunning!