Indie Polish handmade nail polish review

Indie Polish handmade nail polish review

Bespoke nail polish made by hand that is 3-free, is produced in small batches and has all the glitters and pigments rigorously tested? This is not your drugstore polish, this is Indie Polish!

What’s so different about Indie Polish? It’s the story behind the company. Tanya is the one-woman show behind Indie Polish. She’s a loving Mom to her adorable son Val, and Val has autism. Tanya tried to find a way to connect to him, so they started crafting together. Val is now a driving force behind her company helping her pour things and come up with colour combos and polish ideas (all within a sanitary environment of course.)

There are lots of different colours and finishes to choose from, so this is only a small fraction of what Tanya has to offer.
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More Smoke Than Fire (creme with micro glitter) – a gorgeous mid-grey creme with a small amount of micro holo glitter. The glitters were not hard to apply evenly at all!

Top to bottom: 1 coat, 2 coats, 3 coats.

Close-up shot on some of the glitters catching the light.

Top to bottom: 3 coats, 2 coats, 1 coat all with Nails Inc top coat.


Violet Femme – a deep dark purple holo that shifts gold. This was fairly opaque in 1 coat, and gorgeous after 3! A bit thicker than other polishes but not gloopy.

The holos catching the light.

Trying to get a good picture of the purple color. It’s gorgeous!

Emerald Empire
– a deep emerald green with lots of pearl. Like the holo, it’s a bit thicker but not gloopy. Totally opaque in 2 coats and it doesn’t streak!

I love how beautifully these apply! Sometimes heavy pigment and pearl polishes get streaky and chip easy, this didn’t!

GLITTER TOP COATS that will blow you away

Merry Little Christmas (seasonal) – lots of silver holo micro glitter and white snowflakes in a very high quality suspension base.

Now I have really curved nails so it was hard to get this flake to lay flat (and Tanya does warn you this may happen). But the polish is totally adorable! Shown over More Smoke Than Fire.

Bah Humbug (seasonal) – red and green glitter with a hint of lime (that gives off the gold reflection).

Shown here with 2 coats over More Smoke Than Fire.



Shown here 2 coats over Emerald Empire.

I saved the best for last. Bah Humbug glitter topcoat is mind-blowing. It doesn’t get that grainy feeling once it has dried. My nails aren’t catching on everything and I didn’t need to seal it in with another layer of clear topcoat. And it wasn’t too thick or too hard to apply evenly. No curled up glitters either!

Indie Polish ships internationally and is the 2nd business venture from a fellow Canadian, Tanya. I was introduced to her passion-driven bath & body company, Me and the Boy, a year ago through a sample box program. Support small business!

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