I've got a folder full of random swatches waiting to be posted, so I complied a few of those here today in a random indie swatch spam post! Let's get right to it.
Candeo Colors Mallard is a sheer lilac base loaded with purple shimmer as well as silver, lime and green hex glitter pieces. I've shown it here layered over China Glaze Sweet Hook from the Electropop Collection. The formula was really great and it flowed nicely onto the nails. I love the combination of purple and green, especially in this sort of delicate combination.
CrowsToes Absolum Your Potions Master is an incredible mix of blue, orange, black and green glitters in a clear base. The majority of the glitters are of the hexagonal variety, but there's a few black bar glitter pieces as well. I had a hard time capturing how amazing this polish truly is. The glitters are just so shiny and reflective that my camera sort of freaked out! But trust me, this is a must-have indie in my opinion. The formula was on the thick side, but not difficult to work with. I've shown it here layered over OPI Swimsuit...Nailed It!, which I think created a great combo.
Dollish Polish Welcome to Rapture is a clear base with multi-coloured glitters throughout. I've shown one coat of it layered over China Glaze Peri-wink-le. The formula and application were both great.
Glitter Gal Lizard Belly isn't really an indie polish (I consider indie to be hand-mixed polishes), but it was just sitting in the folder, so I've included it here regardless. It's a blackened dark green holographic polish and I've shown it both in natural light and using flash to show off the holo finish. The formula was excellent and my swatch is two coats.
Pretty & Polished Swing is a semi-sheer red jelly polish with black, silver and white hex glitters throughout. This is one of those jelly-sandwich-in-and-of-itself kind of polishes. The formula was easy to work with, although I didn't get any of the larger pieces of glitter; a little fishing with the brush would have done the trick. My swatch shows three coats of Swing on its own.
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