Hello everyone! My name is Alexandra and I am fairly new to not only the nail polish world but also the blogging world. My obsession with nail polish actually began when I came across this lovely blog. This is the first blog I started following and my first window into the exciting nail polish world, so it is an honor to now be a guest host 🙂 I can safely say I have Nicole to blame for my obsession with nail polish; Nicole, my nails thank you, my wallet not so much, haha! As far as nail polishes go, I am particularly fond of indie brands. I consider indie brands to be both small budding nail polish companies (e.g., Cult nails, Nail the Bytch, etc.) and also ‘frankeners’ that either sell on Etsy, or off their own blogs/websites (e.g., Pretty and Polished, Nostalgic Lacquer, The Hungry Asian, and many others!). For those of you not familiar with the term ‘franken’, it’s when someone mixes base nail polish with various polishes, glitters, and shimmers in their own home to create a unique, one of a kind lacquer. I love the creativity that goes into these kinds of nail polishes, its sort of like an art! This is the type of nail polish I have chosen to show you guys today. Lets get to it 🙂
Pretty and Polished ‘Tart’
One of my favorite indie brands is Pretty and Polished. Chels Marie is the creator and she has an amazing imagination when it comes to nail polish. Her formula is always on point, minimal fishing for glitter is required, her customer service is great, and she provides speedy shipping; what more can a gal ask for! You can find her creations here on her blog. The nail polish I chose to show you is called ‘Tart’. It has a creamy lavender base with purple, blue, white, gold, and pink glitters in various sizes. With 2 coats the glitter applied evenly and without a problem. I had to do a little fishing for the larger hex glitters but it wasn’t an issue. What I love about her nail polishes is how they are neither too thick nor too sheer; she finds the perfect balance in her formula so that the glitters can be seen through each layer of nail polish. You can find this beauty at her shop on Etsy along with many others. Her shop is currently closed but she re-stocks frequently. Her polishes sell out fast so snatch em up while you can!
First off I want to say a big THANKS to Alexandra for writing my very first guest post here on Polish Me, Please! I’d really like to do more of these from people who have different collections/styles/voices than me. She is simply awesome so I’m glad she was willing to do this. 🙂 I wish I could say I was really sorry to her wallet… but let’s face it- NO MERCY! 😉
How do you like this polish? Do you think she should start her own blog? If you saw the amount of polishes this girl buys on a regular basis you would understand she’s GOTTA start a blog to share allll those polishes and help justify her addiction. ;p Plus she has 2 super cute dogs and at least 1 super ornery cat that I bet she’d share some pics of. 😉 Please show her some love and leave us some comments! Thanks for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!! 😀