Different Dimension ‘On Wednesday’s We Wear Pink’ Swatch

I have wanted this for sooo long, but have been relucutant to pay international shipping- UNTIL i finally found a full bottle of ‘On Wednesday’s We Wear Pink’ on a fellow nail addict’s blog sale! This is a polish i have been dying to have-largely due to the Mean Girls Reference.

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Now that my slight obsession with that movie is over ( i’m nearing 20, this is shameful!) on to the polish! I forgot to take a bottle shot, so here i’m using an image i found online.

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I will let you know now, on the left index finger i’ve had a rather painful breakage 😦 , so i may have to swatch with my right hand for a while, which feels strange! Anyway, here are my pictures.

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The second is a much clearer picture! The base is a nude-ish pink with lots of tiny and slightly larger hot pink glitters. It’s pink glitter galore! Yet, still remains looking not too over the top, and something i could consider wearing for work etc ( when i finally get employed). All in all? 5/5. I LOVE this polish!

You can buy from Different Dimension here:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/DIFFERENTdimension

UK Indie Brands

First of all i would like to thank Cazzy at Special Girl Nails for helping me find some of these! Check out her blog here: http://specialgirlnails.blogspot.co.uk/

Unfortunately due to the lack of supplies and opportunities to make nail polish, there is a very small number of UK indie polish brands which makes me sad…us Brits love our indie polish just as much as our American and Australian counter parts. For us, however these polishes are more of a treat or a luxury as we have to ship them in from other countries with shipping costing anywhere up to £10 for a single polish.

I think it’s really important we support British polish creators as they are few and far between and we rely on them for our indie polish fix! Shown below are all the indie polish brands situated in the UK i am aware of, if you find anymore PLEASE let me know!

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Clowning Around by Taras Talons

The first indie brand in the UK i ever heard of was Taras Talons, honestly i can’t remember how i came across Tara but i am glad i did. Taras Talons is probably the largest indie polish brand in the UK at the moment and is relatively small compared to a lot of American brands!

‘Tarastalons is a UK based indie nail polish and nail art creator shipping worldwide! All nails are hand designed and all polish is handmade and limited edition, with a maximum of ten polishes of each shade being made and more often only one of each shade being made!’

The fact that SO few polishes of each kind are created makes buying from Tara such a special experience. You know that nobody else in the world has the same polish as you, so it is truly unique. The most of any polish created i believe is ten. Tara introduces collections on a really frequent basis and has a huge variety of different shades and glitters. I think there is something for everyone. I decided to use ‘Clowning Around’ as a representative image of Taras Talons as it is one of-if not- the most popular shades in her store.

A massive thank you with hugs to Tara Clapperton for her beautiful store.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tarastalons?fref=ts

Blog: http://tarastalons.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

Website: http://tarastalons.co.uk/tarastalons/Welcome.html

Etsy Store: http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Tarastalons

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Pea Soup by Iconic Effect

I don’t know a huge amount about Iconic Effect other than the fact that the glitters in their polishes are to die for! These are the sort of shades we expect to find the US as they are so unique and beautiful. At £6.50 a bottle the price is very reasonable and i can see myself picking up one or two of these polishes. It’s so nice to buy an indie polish and not have to wait a month for it to arrive! I also noted that this is a relatively new brand, opening their store just this month, already with a pretty decent amount of sales! I see big things for this indie brand and can’t wait to see what else they come up with!

Etsy Store: http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/IconicEffect?ref=seller_info

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When i’m old i shall wear purple by Pretty Little Nails

This is a brand i know even less about! I can only comment on what i see in their store and i think this indie polish creator delivers so beautiful sparkly polishes! I’m excited to see what else shop owner Amelia comes up with!

Etsy Store: http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/prettylittlenails

There is only one other indie brand in the UK that i have heard of, and that is Pocket Money Polishes who can be found here: http://www.tbeanz.com/PMP/

I hope that together with Cazzy i have helped you find some brands in your own country that you weren’t aware of and fall in love with!

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Oopsie Daises Nails

Today i want to share with you an indie brand i find it hard to believe that i haven’t shown you guys already! Oopsie Daises Nails are one of those brands that has something for everyone. Their polishes come in every colour of the rainbow! These are all very wearable shades, with a few that i would consider to be office friendly. Here is what i’m loving:

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Bluebird

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Applied to a false nail

I really love this polish as i think it’s a perfect duck egg blue, it reminds me of speckled egg shells and whilst a lot of indie polishes can be similar to one another i think this is one of a kind.

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Conversation Hearts

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(left) Applied to a false nail

I love all of the pastel glitters in this one, if you’re a regular reader of my blog then you will know i love anything pastel, bright or neon and this one ticks two out of three boxes.

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Ladybug

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Applied to a false nail. (l-r) one coat, two coats, three coats

I think Oopsie Daises Nails is a great indie brand and would definetely recommend that you support them!

Polishes available here: http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/OopsieDaisiesNails

More From Tara

Tara from Taras Talons has now started added mini collections on a frequent basis, today i thought i would show you her most recent one added less than 2 hours ago.

First up, a gorgeous bubblegum pink with different size blue and teal hex glitters.

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Polish Is What Feelings Look Like

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Applied to a false nail

Second, is a slight concrete grey colour with lots of tiny multi coloured glitters and some larger hex glitters.

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I See Polish

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Applied to a false nail

Third, is a dark grey almost iron coloured polish with black holographic pigments and lots of multi coloured glitters

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Believe In Polish

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Applied to a false nail

And last but not least! A white coloured based filled with rainbow hex glitters in different sizes. This polish reminds me of clowns, i don’t know why.

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Polish Favours The Brave

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Applied to a false nail

I think these are gorgeous! I love white bases with glitters and Tara delivers every time! Beautiful colourful polishes…Tara is probably my favourite indie polish creator and i have quite a large Taras Talons polish collection!

Buy on etsy: http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Tarastalons

All That Glitters

Today i want to share with you indie brand All That Glitters. All That Glitters have a small collection of gorgeous polishes, the current trend being Kokomo- a polish i am dying to pick up! All That Glitters offers some truly unique polishes, all with some form of glitter. One thing is for certain, these polishes certainly aren’t boring! Known for their unusual shaped glitters, outrageous combinations and ludicrous sparkles this is a brand to watch out for! Here are some of my favourite polishes:

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Kokomo

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Power Flower

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Garden Party

You can browse and buy here:

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/allthatglittersnails

More New Items From Franken Frosting

As well as the new polishes Mango Delight,Lemonade Fizz and Sea Jewel,Franken Frosting have released another two new polishes sold together called Summer Dreams. One is a bright neon yellow, and the other a clear base loaded with pink,yellow and green neon glitters.

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You can buy Summer Dreams here:

http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/152560341/new-summer-dreams-duo-nail-polish-05oz?ref=shop_home_active

 

Ruby White Tips

Today i want to share with you indie brand Ruby White Tips. These polishes are so so shimmery and are the sort of thing i would choose for a night out on the town! I don’t think there is a single polish without the smallest hint of glitter! The great thing about this brand is that not only are you helping a small business when purchasing but for some of your polish orders 50% goes towards helping bats at Batworld Sanctuary. As an animal lover, long time vegetarian and part of a family who fosters animals this means the world to me!Two of my greatest loves combined. As with most indie polish brands they offer you the awesome ability to design your own custom polish. Known for their chic glitters, hypnotizing holos and wearable shades this is an indie brand to look out for! Here are some of my favorite polishes by Ruby White Tips:

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Gemini

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Tanya

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Kim

You can purchase here:

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RubyWhiteTips

Or check out their website:

http://www.rubywhitetips.com/

Franken Frosting

I recently discovered this amazing indie polish brand on etsy ( along with a couple of hundred others) and thought it only just to share my discovery of this beautiful brand with you guys. Franken Frosting design and make some truly unique polishes and there is definitely one to fit everyones tastes! Known for their quirky shapes, bright neons and sparkling glitters they certainly impress.Here are some of my favorite Franken Frosting Polishes:

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My Teen Dream

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Gorgeous Doll

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Strawberry Creme

You can find them at their online store:

http://www.frankenfrosting.com/

or at their etsy store:

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/FrankenFrosting

Thanks for checking out my post, i hope you love Franken Frosting as much as i do!