New Nail Polish – Polished by Alexandra!

Insta-crack, or as it is called Instagram, is a great way to find new nail polish trends and indie polish brands.

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I have THREE new indie brands, but we are starting with Polished by Alexandra.  I ordered her new collection, Seaside Carnival Collection.  I received my purchase two days after I ordered!  And no, I did not pay for express shipping.  I have found small indie brands are usually ship very quickly!  From left to right, I ordered Peach Salt Water Taffy, Cotton Candy Sunsets, Minty-Go-Round and Boardwalk Breeze.  And I received a free lip balm!!  I love free stuff, especially when I know I will use it!!

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This collection was a great change of pace! As much as I love those summer neons, I was thrilled to see this creamy summer collection!

All four polishes had super, highly pigmented color (I hate when I think I am getting opaque polishes and I receive sheer offerings).  The formula was great!!  I had no problems, and BONUS – I could water marble with the colors!  Whomp! Whomp!

My hand went straight to Minty-Go-Round as soon I opened the package of goodies!  I was not disappointed!  I loved the way this color looks!  So fresh and pretty!!

I am dying to use this color again, but I want to stamp a ivory on top.  I think that would be super feminine and pretty.

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My next polish was the lovely Peach Salt Water Taffy! This is a very cool color! Peach, with a healthy supply of cream really gives this color a shot of something a little different from your run of the mill peaches. It is a creamy peach goodness!!

The formula again, was super!  I used three coats, but I think I could have gotten away with two.  I am just a three coat gal.

 

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My next polish was the lovely Peach Salt Water Taffy!  This is a very cool color!  Peach, with a healthy supply of cream really gives this color a shot of something a little different from your run of the mill peaches.  It is a creamy peach goodness!!

I was pretty sure these colors would work well together, but holy hell – don’t you love the Peach Salt Water Taffy and Cotton Candy Sunsets! I did a gradient (or what I pass for a gradient) using these colors, and then added a very cool cyclone vinyl.

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But, I saved the best for last!  I adored this last manicure!  I love the color of Boardwalk Breeze!  I could not resist trying to do a water marble!  And I need to practice my skills, but I was happy with the way my ring finger turned out!  And I added that old favorite, TGNAC (This Gown Needs a Crown) by OPI on my index finger!

I made a commitment this summer to only purchase indie polishes.   Besides getting cool polishes, you are supporting great ladies and their businesses!!  Go check out Alexandra at  Polished by Alexandra !!

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