01 February 2013

Jindie Nails Barney Blew Up and a Drip Manicure

Hey everyone! Things have been a bit quiet here (at least for me). Last night I was finishing up my entry for Harlow & Co.'s Valentine's Day nail art contest, hence the lack of posting. The entries are now up on the Harlow & Co. Facebook page! If you see my entry, let me know what you think, and if you like it of course vote for me! I had the idea in my head for quite some time, but I did my design at the last minute, so I'm not sure what people will think of it. I'm happy with it of course, and I said I was going to do more nail art contests, so go me for getting another one done!! :D

Jindie Nails Barney Blew Up

I have today Jindie Nails Barney Blew Up. This is one of the new releases from Jindie Nails, and because of the popularity of Jen's polishes right now, it sold out super fast when it was released at her last restock. I was lucky to get my hands on it, and I was eager to do a post on it as soon as I could.

Jindie Nails Barney Blew Up

Barney Blew Up is a dusty pale pink-lavender crelly packed with glitter in a multitude of colours and shapes. There's white and silver hex glitter in different sizes, fuchsia and lavender squares in different sizes, semi-transparent neon green and purple hex glitter, and white hearts. Add to that a gorgeous silver shimmer, and you have an amazingly complex polish. Some of the more interesting glitter - the white hearts and neon green hexes - is near impossible to get out. I got a few neon green bits and no hearts. :( Despite that, it's a beautiful polish that makes me think of springtime.

Jindie Nails Barney Blew Up

I used three coats for these swatches, no undies. As for the application, it's not too bad for an indie polish, but it is a bit difficult. Remember how I said it was packed with glitter!? Well I feel that maybe it's a bit too much. It tends to get thick and gloopy, mainly due to the amount of glitter. It is easy to end up with lots of glitter at one time, so the final results can be rather lumpy. If you get this, I recommend using only one or two coats over a base polish.

Overall, I think the colours are pretty and the name is cute. But the polish could still be just as beautiful and a bit easier to work with if it had less glitter. For fun, I decided to do a drip manicure (my first!) over top of it. I think it captures the "Barney Blew Up" theme very well, don't you? ;)

Drip manicure with Jindie Nails Barney Blew Up
and Nicole by OPI Pretty in Plum

What do you think? Do you have this polish, or are you thinking about getting it? 

Jindie Nails is available through EtsyLlarowe, and Mei Mei's Signatures. Check their websites and Facebook pages for availability and info on restocks. 


  1. What a cool polish! I love the depth the little hints of green give it, and it looks fantastic dripped!

    1. Thank you Elizabeth! You should check out what's available through Mei Mei's. It sounds like that might be your best bet if you like Jen's polishes. :)


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