I recently got my first indie polishes, two of them being holo, which was also a first for me. Jindie Nails has a great selection, where some of the other brands I’ve seen don’t. Some brands stick to mostly chunky glitters, some do all holos or plain cream colors. Jindie Nails has holos, chunky glitter, micro glitter, mattes and more. The colors I got were Blue Ivy, Polo, and Purple University.
This is a gradient I did with the Blue Ivy and Polo which are both great holos. They go on so smooth. They are the perfect consistency for me, not to thin or thick. They are super shiny, and look amazing in direct sunlight. They also last longer than most of my other polishes, even with me working with my hands a lot. This is one coat of Blue Ivy first and then the gradient is both colors sponged over top a few times. These photos are not in direct sunlight, so expect more rainbowy shimmer from these holos.
Here is Purple University by itself (sorry for the quality of the photos). I did three coats and it came out opaque enough to cover my nails, but all the layers of glitter still show through. I’m not normally a fan of large pieces of glitter in nail polish, and sadly this one didn’t change my mind. I love the colors and shine of the glitter, but it’s just awkward and bumpy on my fingers. I did also rush the paint job, so please take that into consideration as well. I’m sure with a little more time and patience this would have come out better. I’m not really sure about the length of wear on this one because I took it off to do my nails for a different mani the next day. Like most glitter polishes it was a little tough to get the big chunks off, but a little scraping did the job.
Overall I think my favorite out of the three is Blue Ivy. Purple is my favorite color, but this shade of blue is so nice and the holographic shimmer is so strong. I will definitely be buying more polishes from Jindie Nails in the future. If you are interested in any of these colors or other on the site that are out of stock, keep checking back. The owner Jen does a great job with restocking, and she’s super nice.
**All opinions are my own and 100% honest. I have not been paid or convinced in any way to give a positive review**
Happy almost Halloween! I knew I wanted to do a little pumpkin on my ring fingers for a festive mani, but after I painted it on my left hand I wasn’t sure that I would be able to do it on my right. Though after what I did with the candies on my right hand I guess I could have.
I started with a base of Storm on all my nails. For all the little pictures I used the following colors: White on White, Tomoko, Thataway, Beatrix, Suvi, Chita, Solange, Carter, Chyna, and Ginessa. Wow, that’s a lot! Here are some details of the accent nails.
I have something super sparkly for you today! Zoya Carla is a very pretty metallic sparkling blue. It’s one of the first colors I used when I tried doing some nail art (please excuse the old, barely corrected picture). This color is great for summer, but depending on what you wear it with, it could be great for winter too.
I’m not normally a fan of accent nails, but I think this sort of works for me. I used Ivy on my pinky, middle, and index fingers. My ring fingers and thumbs started with a base of White on White and then I used the same along with Ivy and Claudine in the marble. I was hoping Ivy would come out as dark as it did on my other fingers to match better, but it still came out nice.
I’ve seen people doing galaxy nails a lot and thought they would be super complicated. They’re actually really simple to do and don’t take very long. I may have gone a little overboard, but it was my first attempt. Hopefully next time I’ll have polishes that work better with this look and I can perfect it. I started with a base of Claudine then sponged on areas through the center of my nails with White on White. Around the edges of the white I sponged on Zara and Persiphony then blended the edges with Neve. I then painted on Solange and used a sponge to spread it and wipe most of it off, this is what gave it the sparkly top coat. Lastly, I used Ginessa on top for some larger stars.
I’ve never been one for trends, and my nail polish is no exception. Some fall colors are pretty, but I still love my bright spring and summer colors too. I don’t paint my toenails too often because it stays for so long. Last time I painted them I used Zoya’s Midori. It’s a lovely shimmery apple green that works on any skin tone. Don’t worry about the seasons or what’s trending with fashion, do what you like!
Wow, this marble was a pain. It turned out really nice, but I ended up re-doing several nails that got messed up and a couple got a little streaky from the top coat. I started with a base coat of China Glaze’s White on White, it was a little thick when applying, but turned out fine. The marble is White on White with Zoya’s Claudine and Giovanna.