I had a couple of pretty bad (read: awful) experiences in the early days of the indie craze. Stained nails, awful polishes, poor quality. And while I'm sure there are still things like that going on, holy crap, some of the brands have stepped up their game.
I was going through some old pictures I had never gotten around to posting, and came across these swatches of an old ILNP shade from back in the day. Looking at the pictures just now prompted me to check out their website. OMG. Cue the drooling. Ultra chrome? Ultra chrome flakies? Holographic ultra chrome flakies? What even. Someone get me one of those, stat.
Anyway, in case you ever stumble upon some older ILNP shades in a blog sale or what have you, here's a nice one to check out!
ILNP - Party of Four
This polish is a glitter topper with pink, blue, silver and black glitters. Lots of different shapes and sizes but it forms a cohesive look that I am super into.
I can't tell you for certain what base color I was wearing, but I thiiiink it was OPI - The Violet-ter, The Better.
I also made the whole look softer and milkier with a coat of OPI - Don't Touch My Tutu. I like it even better this way!
ILNP is definitely a great example of an indie brand that is 100% on par with the big brands, if not even better. I'm glad I have a couple of the old shades but I need to grab some new ones!
So tell me, what are some of your favorite tried-and-true indie brands? Anything I am hardcore missing out on?
I'm off to draft some more posts. Until next time!