Throwback Thursday – Jindie Nails

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Ok reader I thought I would do something fun!  I like to go back to the beginning of my blog and see just how far that I’ve come.  Not only in actual application of polish but also in my photography and writing style.  While I really enjoy writing in this conversational style I think that it was much more stiff and a little forced at the beginning!  So since Jindie Nails recently had their two year anniversary and I’m coming up on my one year blogaversary (Just a couple of months can you believe it?!) I thought I would take my blast from the past and show you new swatches of two polishes that I reviewed WAY back in October of last year!

Let’s start with Anniversary Seaquins:

October 2013:

Jindie Nails - Anniversary Seaquins (original swatch)

Jindie Nails – Anniversary Seaquins (original swatch)

July 2014:

Jindie Nails - Anniversary Seaquins (Updated Swatch)

Jindie Nails – Anniversary Seaquins (Updated Swatch)

While I didn’t have any troubles with the polish the first time but I feel like I have come a long way with pictures and lighting!  I definitely recommend reading my review from before because I don’t have anything different to say about this one.  Love it!

Jindie Nails - Anniversary Seaquins

Jindie Nails – Anniversary Seaquins

Another thing I started doing was adding this non-bottle shot to give a different perspective.  I didn’t do this originally and I think that now these two shots (the bottle and the non-bottle) are part of my own personal style!

Polishes used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Jindie Nails – Anniversary Seaquins; Nail Pattern Boldness – Glitter Food; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat.

Next up let me show you Purple Universary!

October 2013:

Jindie Nails - Purple Universary (Original Swatch)

Jindie Nails – Purple Universary (Original Swatch)

July 2014:

Jindie Nails - Purple Universary (Updated Swatch)

Jindie Nails – Purple Universary (Updated Swatch)

Night and Day am I right?  Seriously I loved this polish before (but hated the old minis so glad she’s changed her minis to a different bottle shape!)  But, my game is so improved now and I also picked up a trick to these mini bottles.  I’ve seen some of these old minis out there on the secondary market and I always want to rescue them but I remembered my frustration with the bottle.  Then I saw someone recommend using a brush from another polish (cleaned of course, I used an old topcoat brush) with these bottles and lo and behold application was SO MUCH easier!!  Secondly while lack of full opacity doesn’t bother me overmuch personally I have also come to appreciate when polish is applied to its full potential!  So while my initial swatch showed 2 coats that were inexpertly applied this one is 2.5 coats with a much more even and practiced application style.

Jindie Nails - Purple Universary (Updated Swatch)

Jindie Nails – Purple Universary (Updated Swatch)

Polishes used:  Polishes used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Jindie Nails – Purple Universary; Nail Pattern Boldness – Glitter Food; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat.

I believe that these polishes are not discontinued so you should still be able to get them!  You can find Jindie Nails here and on facebook and she is also on instagram!  You’ll definitely want to follow on Facebook so that you will know when restocks are happening as her polishes tend to go very fast.  Jindie Nails is also available at Llarowe and Harlow and Co as well as other fine stockists around the world.





Wednesdays We Wear Pink – Featuring Jindie Nails!

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Hello again.  We’ve reached another Wednesday and although I know I missed last week I’m back with another fantastic pink polish!

One of my all time favorite brands is Jindie Nails.  I just love so many of Jen’s polishes and that’s probably why I have more Jindies than anything else in my “stash.”  Today I’m going to share one that is outside of the norm for me.  Usually I only share polishes that are easy for you, my dearest readers, to also obtain.   While this polish has not ever been for sale by Jindie Nails, I have seen it pop up on destash sales though so keep your eyes peeled because if you love pink polish you’ll want this one!  It’s just gorgeou…what are you tired of my rambling?  You know Patience is a Virtue:

Jindie Nails - Patience is a Virtue

Jindie Nails – Patience is a Virtue

Haha!  See what I did there?  I crack myself up!  Anyway this beauty was a gift for some very patient customers who bore the wait for shipping due to some unforeseen circumstances.  This in and of itself is one of the reasons that I love Jindie Nails.  Jen really tries to go above and beyond for her loyal customers because she genuinely appreciates their support!

Let me just say that usually I’m singing the praises of Jindie Nails’ crelly glitter polishes because honestly they are the first and still the best crelly glitters I’ve ever worn.  There are other great ones out there don’t misunderstand me, but I will always love Jindies just a touch more.   This one however is a gorgeous shimmery jelly base in a lovely hot pink.  Floating amongst the jelly is a plethora of pastel matte and metallic dots and hexes and some metallic microglitter or shimmer.

Jindie Nails - Patience is a Virtue

Jindie Nails – Patience is a Virtue

I love this polish.  It was a dream to apply actually.  It is a bit sheer if you have longer nails so you may need two and a half (as I did) to three coats.  I didn’t have to fish for the larger glitters and for the most part they did all disperse nicely (I nudged a few errant glitters back into position with the brush as I was applying).  Because of the larger glitters I DO recommend a glitter smoothing top coat for a glass smooth finish!

Products used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Jindie Nails – Patience is a Virtue; Nail Pattern Boldness – Glitter Food; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat.

So I know that you’re interested in where you can find out more about Jindie Nails and also maybe add some to your own “stash”  You can keep up to date on all the news and happenings on Jindie’s Facebook Page and see loads of pretty pictures on Instagram.  You can buy Jindie at many fine stockists around the world and of course from the Jindie Website (where she just happens to be running a summer sale with 20% off by using the code SUMMERSALE20 but only until the end of the month so move quickly)!

Jindie Nails – Water for Elephants!

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Readers!  Come closer so that I can tell you about my love for Jindie Nails.  That’s right this crelly-glitter lovin’ blogger is crazy about some Jindie crelly-glitter polishes!  Seriously though my first experience with crelly-based glitter polishes was Jindie Nails and while I know there are others out there with excellent formulas and such I still hold Jindie Nails in a special place in my polish loving soul.

Almost since I started collecting indie polish seriously I have been dying to get my hands on Water for Elephants (excellent book, not so excellent movie but I digress!)  It’s everything I love color wise and formula wise…well

Let’s get onto the pretty!  Here it is Jindie Nails – Water for Elephants:

Water for Elephants

Water for Elephants

I’m so excited just looking at the picture!  Isn’t it BEEYOOOTEEFULL?  Water for Elephants is a medium gray crelly packed full of smallish iridescent and metallic glitters in turquoise, aqua, lime green and gold.   Love love love the combination of colors in this one!

Water for Elephants

Water for Elephants

Application for Water for Elephants was excellent.  I think that even novice polishers would have no problems with the formula on this one.  I got a good amount of glitter with a nice even spread and full opacity in two coats.  I didn’t have to play around with this one, sometimes crelly-based glitters, particularly if they have larger glitters, need a little patience and work to get them looking amazing.  This one was quick and easy!  Pictures show two coats with Glitterslayer and topcoat.

Polishes used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Jindie Nails – Water for Elephants; Carpe Noctem Cosmetics – Glitterslayer; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl Topcoat

I hope that I’ve managed to inspire some Jindie love in you!  Go on down and check out her Facebook and Instagram to see more pretty pictures and to get all the news.  You can buy Jindie nails at their site as well as various stockists throughout the world.  Anyone anywhere can and should get some Jindie polishes!

Psst Readers!  Don’t forget about the very special polish that Gothic Gala has created with proceeds towards the fundraiser for my aunt.  Carolyn Beth is only going to be on sale  until March 23rd, 2014!  You can get your bottle here and you can read my review here.


Top Five Faves…For now!

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The other day when I was talking with some friends we were discussing our top five favorite nail polishes.  Naturally I had to sit down and think about it.  I decided that I was kind of interested in what I gravitated toward the most and also I wanted an excuse to pull out all my bottles and gaze at the prettiness (don’t judge!).

Then I decided I should share with YOU my beloved readers what those favorites are.  Because these are polishes I have purchased over time some of them may be discontinued (SORRY!) however, I’ll note if they are still a currently available color in my review!

Like all nail polish addicts I’m a fickle junkie, so I think I’ll revisit this topic in a few months and keep sharing this with you on a seasonal or quarterly basis maybe?  Let me know if you would be interested in that!

Without further ado and in no particular order, here are my top five faves!

Etoile – Frosted Berry (Currently Available)

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This is a pink leaning berry red – it’s not really as red as you might expect but more of a light raspberry color.  However, just like berries this color is juicy and delicious!  To top off what is truly an amazing formula there is a swirl of diamond dust.  That’s right I said DIAMOND dust!  Talk about luxurious!  Ooo la la!

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This picture is one coat – ONE COAT!!  SOUND THE ALARMS we have a ONE COAT WONDER!  I didn’t top coat this one but I did wear a base coat but when I removed it there was no pesky staining even though it is just mega-saturated with color.

Used in this manicure:  Glisten and Glow Stuck on Blu, Etoile Frosted Berry

Lucky 13 – Softening the Bad Things (Discontinued)

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Excuse me while I have a fangirl moment.  This polish is based on an episode of Doctor Who, which is my ALL TIME FAVORITE show EVER.  Yes I intended to yell there, if I could have made the font larger I WOULD have!  To even further increase my love of this polish it is one of Kyoti’s “Polishes with a Purpose” which are polishes that she developed to show support for a particular cause and some of the proceeds of the purchase of this special line of polishes goes to charity!

This polish is discontinued (SORRY!) but it is still in my top five favorite.  This polish was created to support and increase awareness for mental illness.  I don’t know anyone who hasn’t been affected in some way, either themselves or someone close to them, by mental illness.  I myself struggle with depression as do a number of my family members.  It is also based on one of my favorite quotes from the Doctor.



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This polish is a beautiful soft blue crelly and it is sprinkled with multi-sized gold hexes and tiny copper glitters.  It goes on with all the ease that I’ve come to expect from Lucky 13 and I adore it. It just makes me feel good when I wear it.

Used in this manicure:  Glisten and Glow Stuck on Blu, Lucky 13 Softening the Bad Things, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Glisten and Glow HK Girl Quick Dry Topcoat

Digital NailsDouble Rainicorn (Currently Available)

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OH.MY.HECK!  Ok so, Digital Nails was my first indie brand polish.  I *heart* Digital Nails so much!  Every polish I have ordered from her I love and adore!  This is my favorite Digital Nails polish that I own (I’m sure if I owned more another might top it but for now this one holds the top spot).  Let me tell you a funny story about this polish.  While I was making my very first order my aunt and I were looking at all the pretty colors and I needed to order one more to get a free shipping deal so I asked her to pick one.  She picked Double Rainicorn and I was sort of “meh” about it.  I thought it was pretty but not my cup of tea!  Boy oh boy am I ever glad I listened to my aunt – online pictures of this massive glitter bomb do NOT do it justice.  My dear readers you are IN LUCK because not only is Double Rainicorn still a current polish but it is even IN STOCK!  I highly recommend it!  If you love glitter this polish is for you!

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Double Rainicorn is a clear based glitter topper and it is packed with all sorts of glitter and shimmer.  There are multi-sized yellow squares, blue and green hexes, red hexes, silver shimmer, red microglitter, red bar glitters, and my favorite GIANT pink holographic circles!  This is a bit of a challenge to put on I’ll admit – it works best dabbed over a base color but the glitter payoff is huge.  These photos show little to no manipulation of glitter once dabbed and I didn’t have to do a whole lot of fishing either even for those big circles.   Also, I’ve had this one for awhile so there was a wee bit of settling, but honestly I’ve come to expect that from glitter polishes and turning it upside down for 10-15 minutes before applying sorts all that out!

Used in this manicure:  Glisten and Glow Stuck on Blu, Bondi New York Lady Liberty, Digital Nails Double Rainicorn, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Glisten and Glow HK Girl Quick Dry Topcoat


Enchanted PolishMagical Mystery Tour (Currently Available?)

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I love the Enchanted Polish lacquers that I own, but none so much as Magical Mystery Tour.  It is part of the Imagine collection which is as far as I’m aware still a current collection but as with all EPs it could be discontinued with the drop of a hat and they are as scarce as raindrops in hell.  This was my first EP and up until I owned it I didn’t understand what all the hullabaloo (I just wanted to say hullabaloo…Score! I used it twice!) was all about and then I won my first EP from the lovely Jini over at MakeUpMom123 and I was hooked.

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Magical Mystery Tour is a lovely color shifting polish with a very slight bit of  holographic shimmer.  The polish shifts from indigo, to emerald, to dark purplish pink.  My camera totally freaked out at it, so I was unable to truly capture the color shift, but trust me when I tell you that it is AH-mazing!

Used in this manicure:  Glisten and Glow Stuck on Blu, Enchanted Polish Magical Mystery Tour, Glisten and Glow HK Girl Quick Dry Topcoat

Jindie NailsPrincess Breath (Currently Available)

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Seriously.  I had to own a polish named Princess Breath I just HAD to!  It was the first polish that attracted me to Jindie Nails (even though it wasn’t the first Jindie I ever got).  It is stunningly beautiful and if I had to imagine a princess’s breath in a visual way, I have to say it would look like this!  I believe that this is part of her core collection and has not been discontinued though it is not available on her site right now.  Jindie is also available at Llarowe and Harlow and Co.

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Princess Breath is a GORGEOUS teal leaning blue crelly polish packed with hexes and dots in all sorts of metallic colors, pink, lime green, blue in various sizes.  I love Jindie’s crellies they are just ah-mazing!!  This was a very easy polish to apply, sometimes glitter heavy crelly polishes can be challenging but this one just wasn’t, photos show two coats with little to no manipulation of glitter and absolutely no fishing or dabbing.

Used in this manicure:  Glisten and Glow Stuck on Blu, Jindie Nails Princess Breath, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Glisten and Glow HK Girl Quick Dry Topcoat