Sunday, November 11, 2012

JindieNails - Review Part 2

For part 2 of my JindieNails review (you can find part one, here) I present to you Oh, U Fancy, Huh? and Water 4 Elephants.

Oh, U Fancy, Huh? is a gorgeous, glitter packed clear base with neon pink and purple matte hexes, teal shiny hexes, and teal squares. It was another one of those surprise loves! I tried it over white, pink, purple, and black, and while I think it looked fabulous over pretty much anything (seriously, do a quick google search, everyone who has tried this polish has a different color combination and they all rock!), I loved it the most over black. The matte glitters tones it down from being an all out bling fest, but the shiny hexes glam it up and make it pop. It applied very well, and with a topcoat over it, was not gritty at all. Zero placement necessary and great coverage! This is two light coats over black. (Click to enlarge)

Water 4 Elephants is really unique and gorgeous. It was inspired by the book and movie starring Robert Pattinson and whats her name...uhhh...LOL. (Just kidding, totally not a RPatz fan girl...I'm team Jacob.) Jen describes it as "multiple shapes and sizes of blue and green [glitter] along with iridescent glitter and color shifting glitter and color shifting sparkle pigment all in a gray creme/jelly base." I played around with this all on its own, but there was VNL after 3 thin coats so I decided to use undies.This is 2 thin coats over Sally Hansen's Wet Cement.  Prepare for compliments on your nails, ladies! Photos don't do it justice.  (Click to enlarge)
Note: I wasn't able to get a natural light/sun photo of this because I swatched it during a week that Wisconsin saw NO sun. *sigh* I love this polish though so I will reach for it again, hopefully during a time when the sun decides it wants to come out and play. I'll be working on a light box soon to avoid crappy, inconsistent photos. The actual color is most closely represented in the flash photos.

My overall experience with JindieNails, both on a customer service level AND with her polishes has been incredibly positive.  The variety, quality and artistry in her polishes makes shopping her Etsy store like swimming in a pool full of fun sized chocolate Halloween candy; no matter which direction you go, you're going to find something you like.

Jen is rolling out her new WINTER CHIC collection on November 18, 2012 but there are already some holiday inspired polishes in her shop right NOW! are going to NEED Grinch, and Just Elfing Around is GORGEOUS. AND if you are a holo lover, Mrs. Claws and Blue Blue X-mas are going to be on your wish list in a heartbeat. Check out her Etsy store here.

- If you don't own a single indie, Jindie is a GREAT place to start.
- Breaking Dawn Part 2 Count Down from RIGHT now: 5 days. It better be epic.
- Added Just Elfing Around to my Wish List *hint hint*
- Prediction: Burrrberry is going to be a MUST have when Winter Chic launches
- Don't forget to enter our giveaway! 15 prizes! link below!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Santa's Secret Stash Holiday Giveaway!


I am SUPER excited to be able to participate in this awesome multi-blogger giveaway, not only because the prizes are killer, but because I have gotten to know each one of these amazing ladies and they are true class acts!

Since this is a holiday giveaway we wanted to keep most of the prizes a secret but I can tell you there will be lots of indies, HTF's, customs, candy and other glittery goodies that are sure to knock your stockings off.

Here is a TINY peek at a couple of the prizes:

Different Dimension 2012 Santa Baby Mini Set

China Glaze Holiday Charms Mini Set
More Goodies From:

Now for the boring stuff - i.e. The rules
- US only please (Sorry international ladies)
- Giveaway begins at 12:01am 11/8/2012 and ends at 12:01am on 12/1/2012.
- There will be 14 winners! Winners will be chosen by Rafflecopter.
- Winners will be contacted at the e-mail address they provided on Rafflecopter and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. You can only win ONE prize. Duplicate winners will be redrawn.
- Please don't cheat. All entries will be verified. Fraudulent entries will be disqualified.

Good Luck! Have fun!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, November 7, 2012



Bullying is not funny. It is not cool. It is not right. And more importantly, it is not okay.
Most of us are, thankfully, residents of countries that support tolerance and many of our families have settled in these places simply for that reason. Generations later, it is our responsibility to perpetuate that message of tolerance across our new social platforms, including the internet.

As members of the nail polish blogging community, we all share a love of beauty, color, and lacquer. Other than that, we are remarkably different: from our race to our religion to our hair color...even to our polish application techniques. To marginalize anyone because of those differences is completely unacceptable and today I take a stand against that. I refuse to allow other people's view of "normal" dictate how I behave, believe, and blog.

In solidarity with a multitude of bloggers linked below, my purple manicure represents my proud commitment to the No Hate movement. Today, November 8, I dedicate my post to ending bullying of any kind and to encouraging diversity and imperfection among our colorful community.

Thank you to Amanda of for the wonderful write up.

I am wearing Chirality's Apollonia for NO H8!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

JindieNails - Review Part 1

Got Glitter? - Stompin' Gilbert Grapes - Purple People Pleaser
Hey Lovelies!

First off I have to apologize and beg forgiveness from Jen for taking so long to get this review up. Between the GPWs, sickness, and both jobs, October was a busy, busy month. Thanks for being so understanding, you're a rockstar!

I had to split this review up into a couple of different parts because I took so many photos and didn't want to overload just one post, so I will have a Part 2 up in a few days. Don't forget to check back!

I don't remember where I first came across JindieNails, whether it was on Facebook or Etsy, but the first polish I saw was Purple People Pleaser (which I still affectionately refer to as After Party LOL) and I HAD to have it. Jen describes it as, "'my baby' of all my polish". It is a hearty mix of black, white and purple matte glitter, with blue and lavender metallic glitter in a clear, blue shimmery base. It gorgeous. Photos don't do it justice because it so hard to catch the shimmer effect with a lens. I stood outside in the 35 degree weather in pajama pants and a t-shirt trying to get a good photo of it and finally had to call it quits, my fingers were going numb but its definitely visible with the naked eye.

This is 2 coats of Purple People Pleaser over 2 coats of Essie Borrowed & Blue. PPP is packed and required no glitter placement or fishing. The formula was very nice, thick enough to keep the glitter in place while you apply it, but not so thick that it felt globby. I really enjoyed this one. (Click to enlarge)

Next up is Stompin' Gilbert Grapes. It has lavender, purple, and green hexes and squares with pink and purple micro glitters in a milky white jelly base. I hate to pin a 'seasonal note' to this but it would be a super cute choice for Spring or Easter. This is 2 coats of Stompin' Gilbert Grapes over white. Zero glittery placement with this one as well, it applied very smooth. (Click to enlarge)

The last GORGEOUS JindieNails creation is one that I wasn't sure I was going to be crazy about because it looked like a typical silver glitter bomb online, but BOY was I wrong! It ended up being my FAAAAVORITE. It is far from just a typical glitter bomb and I am so sorry for passing judgement before I saw it in person. Got Glitter? is simply gorgeous! I layered it over black with a coat of Ghoulish Glow (which is why it looks a little grey). Got Glitter? has a clear base packed with silver holo stars, diamonds, bar glitter, and large hexes, mixed with medium sized green, blue, turquoise and pink metallic hexes. The combination of the silver bits with the colored hexes is really unique. Its one of those polishes you have to look at for awhile to truly figure it all out. Application was a little tricky because of the mini bottle, but you're going to need a full size anyway so you should have no issues what so ever. ;) This is 2 coats.

This was my first 'taste' of JindieNails polish and I have to say I've become quite the fan girl (her Christmas line is going to be EPIC). The variety in her Etsy store is gorgeous, unique, well thought out, and priced very reasonably. I will definitely be picking up more in the near future.

Part 2 will feature Water 4 Elephants and Oh, U Fancy Huh?

You can find JindieNails on Etsy and Facebook:

- Glitter Glitter Glitter Glitter rockin' everywhere
- MASSIVE giveaway coming this week!! Keep your eyes peeled because you won't want to miss this.

Review Disclaimer: These products were provided by the maker for an honest review. Opinions expressed are my own and have not been altered or censored in any way.