Hi ya’ll! I’m super stoked because today we have one of my favorite brands. This was the second indie brand I ever owned and I own more of this brand than any other indie so far. I bought these some time ago and they’ve just been begging me to swatch them
Jindie Nails is a great brand but it is understandably a little intimidating to folks who are new to the brand. I think the type of lacquer that Jindie does better than just about anyone are her crellies. A crelly polish is a cross between a jelly (a translucent based polish that looks like a gel or jelly on the nail) and a cream polish. The effect is a cream polish that allows glitters to also be involved without being overpowered by an opaque cream polish. She also does some amazing glitter toppers and some jelly polishes as well, but I will admit the ones I love the best are the crellies.
What I have for you today are Jindie’s Anniversary polishes, I called them a duo and she sells them as a duo but they are really two different celebrations of what she represents in the indie polish world! There is a stunning crelly based polish called Anniversary Seaquins and a lovely squishy jelly based polish called Purple Universary and they are tons of fun!
So I’m going to start with Purple Universary. I will be utterly honest in saying that this polish I got in the mini size and is in her old mini bottle which are a royal pain in the toosh. I did have difficulty getting the lovely glitters out onto the nail. I do not experience this same issue with her regular sized bottles and she has recently changed her smaller sized bottles to a bottle that is less difficult to work with than the old minis. I loved the polish though which is a deep purple jelly absolutely packed with circle glitter (my favorite) in different colors and finishes (some shift, some are holographic, some are metallic). I like the sort of squishiness I got by not going fully opaque with the polish, but a third coat would have definitely been fully opaque.
Next up is hands down my favorite – when she showed swatches of this on her facebook page I KNEW I had to get it!!! It’s her signature crelly base in a gorgeous medium blue shade and it is packed with glitter. There is multi-colored square and dot glitters along with hexes and it’s a total feast of glitter on your nails. This polish gave me no trouble whatsoever with application.
Both polishes show two coats. There was more of the dab method being used with Purple Universary whereas Anniversary Seaquins went on smoother with a better glitter spread, I do think that this is mainly due to the mini bottle and I will probably at some point acquire a full sized bottle of Purple Universary to make my life easier because I do love the polish.
I will say that I find that Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food is a MUST with these polishes. Because they are so full of chunky glitter they can be a bit “hungry” and when applied have a very chunky texture. I then top the whole thing off with a super shiny quick dry top coat (HK Girl FTW!).
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.
So do you have any Jindies? What are your thoughts about these gorgeous polishes? Wanna show off your Jindie Manicures? Come see me on facebook I would love to share your pics!