As you may recall from an earlier post, I am determined to try as many indie brands (particularly local Canadian brands) as possible this year. I’m happy to share my review of a few of the glitters I recently picked up from Indie Polish. I will have the holos and shimmers in a subsequent post.

PR Sample


Shown over Formula X for Sephora Infinite

Bah Humbug: Red and Green Glitter Topper

Pros: This is incredibly fun and festive. I wore this polish for Christmas morning and got several comments on how cheerful and fun the glitter was. Easy to apply and with good coverage, I will likely save this for Christmas, but will be glad to have it when the holiday season comes around.

Cons: This is fairly season specific, but with a huge collection anyway, I can’t wear many of my polishes more than once a year 🙂



Shown over Mint Candy Apple from Essie

Boarding School: Pale Pink and Blue Glitter Topper

Pros: This is the kind of subtle, pretty glitter topper I love. The tiny dots of glitter help pull the polish together, and this combo of colours will work well with any number of base colours.

Cons: The formula was a tiny bit thick, but didn’t require any fishing, so I wasn’t particularly bothered.



Shown over For Audrey from China Glaze

Pish Posh: Matte Pink Glitter Topper

Pros: I never thought I would consider a glitter topper sophisticated, but the matte glitter and consistent colour make this polish lovely.

Cons: Same formula as Boarding School.



(Over Cashmere Sweater to see density in one coat)


Over Formula X for Sephora Dark Matter (Black Creme) for full effect

Black Friday: Black Holographic Glitter Topper

Pros: This was a delightful surprise. This holiday season featured several textured black polishes (think Belugaria from Essie) that I wanted nothing to do with. Black Friday lets me achieve the same effect over a black creme, without he mess and in a more subdued fashion. Love it.

Cons: This needs a dark base under it, or a number of coats to look great. Easy to do though!

Final thoughts:

Indie Polish is a delightful company and line of polish to deal with. I opted to go with minis this time, but I know I’ll be moving to larger bottles for subsequent purchases. You can check out Indie Polish on Etsy, or via Facebook.

Note that Indie Polish has a shop reopening sale today and 12 new polishes are being introduced!