Just when I thought it's all been done, something new an innovative pops up that I never thought of before. I know we're familiar with frankening. I remember the first well known frankener Dr. Frankenpolish (how I miss thee), however, I could of never imagined people actually making larger quantities of their own polish and selling it. First of all, I didn't think you could. I still don't know where people get the supplies! What surprised me even more is the creativity of some of these indie polish ladies. They've created polishes I never could of thought of or dreamed up myself. I can honestly say, I've never been so excited about nail polish until the indie craze.
I want to be clear with this, when I mention indie, I'm talking about the people who are selling their own homemade polishes through etsy or their blogs. I know indie can reference a wide group of people, but for this post I'm talking about the people who can only sell on the smaller scale. I'd kind of like to leave Lynnderella out of this too, I can see that one brand consuming this conversation, when there are so many others that are drama free and are worth talking about. :)
Overall, I am really impressed with the indie polishes. I've had a few misses with a some brands. I did not really like the formulation, but for every maybe 2-3 I didn't like there were 8-10 I did. I do worry about the longevity of this indie polish thing because they are having difficult acquiring the lacquer base. I hope that can be sorted out! I also worry about if there will ever be easier ways to purchase these without so much of the fuss. I know there are limited quantities, but sometimes it can seem like Black Friday trying to get these polishes. I see that especially with etsy, where depending on how fast you pay the polish you added to your cart can quickly slip out of your grasp. There are definitely a few kinks with indie brands, but I hope as time goes on it will become a smoother process! In the meantime, I'm all for this indie polish thing! I hope it sticks!
What are your thoughts on the indie polishes? Do you like the them? Do you have any concerns about them? Have you thought about starting your own shop?
Do you have an indie polish shop? What have your experiences been with making polishes and selling them?
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this and comments. It would be great too if any indie shop owners can share their experience with us!