Getting International Indies in the UK

If you don’t like paying extra for shipping, or simply cannot get your favourite polishes delivered to you, then here are some UK online stores which can help!

The Nail Arcade- A pop up store was created called ‘The Nail Arcade’ and was open for one week only earlier this month. The store is now closed i believe, but The Nail Arcade will be back soon with their very own Indies!


Rainbow Connection UK- This is a store which is opening next month! Just like the nail arcade it will be introducing international indies for sale in the UK. Examples of brands include Lush Lacquer and Smitten Polish 😉


Sally Magpies- Sally Magpies has been around for a while now ( not sure how long) and stocks some great brands including the Australian Picture Polish and Emily De Molly.

Store link:


Other great services for you UK indie lovers include:

-The Nail Polish Directory

This is a list of EVERY nail polish brand available in the UK, the website is still being tweaked but i had a chance to speak to the creator who said that when it is complete you will be able to add polishes from any UK brand to ‘Stash’ and ‘Wishlists’ which sounds great to me 🙂



I hope some of these resources come in handy!



Nail Lacquer UK and ‘Snow Dreams’ Swatch

Hey, being the silly busy bee i am, i haven’t had a chance to show you a relatively new UK Indie Brand. UK indies are popping up like crazy, yay! For those of you who hate to pay ridiculous shipping fees for indies from places like the US and Australia, these little brands are a great way to get more polish for you money! I have included on several occasions the UK brands ‘Pocket Money Polishes’ and ‘Taras Talons’ and decided it was time to give Nail Lacquer UK a try! There are a few more UK indies i am yet to jump on, but my next Indie Brand review will likely be Nelly Polish.

Anyway, back to the topic in hand. Nail Lacquer UK is a brand which sells on Etsy, and includes lots of the sorts of thing us nail addicts like, including glitter, glitter and more glitter. I ordered a 10ml Grab Bag from the store as i was spoilt for choice for what to get, so decided to surprise myself. I LOVE the polish i received, a lovely sheer off white with small blue glitters and medium-large sized blue circle glitters which are gorgeous! My order also came with some nail art bows which match the polish perfectly, which i thought was a lovely personal touch! The name of this polish is ‘Snow Dreams’ and feels really cool and wintery!

ImageImageI’m really loving this mani!

You find Nail Lacquer UK here on Facebook:

And the Etsy Store here:

Pocket Money Polishes- I Want Candy

I finally managed to get my hands on I Want Candy when it was restocked! This one seems to go faaast! This is from the Glitter Babies Singles Collection.  I’m also pleased to say that this is a UK indie 😀 

I tried it on over Barry M Lychee, i need to try it over black, i imagine the glitter would really stand out!






I tried it over a nude as my way of going in for the Neons and Nudes trend.

Hope you enjoyed!