Showing posts with label Jindie Nails. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jindie Nails. Show all posts

04 October 2014

Jindie Nails Tried & True Revisited

Hi everyone! I've been meaning to post more often but I've been spending a lot of time restocking polishes for the shop. I've also been feeling very down lately, something I need to guard against, especially as the days get shorter. If you have any tips on how to do that, I'd love to hear. :)

Jindie Nails Tried & True mix and match nail art
Jindie Nails Tried & True mix and match nail art

Tonight's post comes out of a Facebook group I'm a part of for fans of Jindie Nails. We're doing 31 days of Jindie, with a different prompt for each day. Today was my day and the prompt was "favourite crelly." So I decided to turn to one of the first crellies that got me hooked on the brand - Tried & True from the winter of 2012.

20 January 2014

Jindie Nails Anniversary Seaquins and Be-Wear the White Polish, Swatches and Review

Hi everyone! Just a reminder that my blog anniversary giveaway ends in about two and a half hours! Have you entered yet!? If you haven't, I have a bit of motivation for you in tonight's blog post. I have two polishes that are part of my giveaway, from one of my favourite indie brands.

Be-Wear the White Polish and Anniversary Seaquins

These are two polishes I was happy to add to my collection relatively recently. They aren't part of any collection, so if you missed them, they are worthy of a second look!

23 December 2013

Will Paint Nails for Food Turns One and It's Giveaway Time!!

Hi everyone! A few weeks ago, I quietly celebrated one full year of blogging with a pat on the back and a status update on my Facebook page. On November 30, 2012, I published my first post on this blog, and since then there's been many, many hours poured into this hobby of mine: countless sleep-deprived photo-editing sessions, many nail art frustrations and breakthroughs, many self-doubts, and lots of support from readers and fellow bloggers. Support that I'm incredibly grateful for of course!


30 October 2013

Jindie Nails Fall Chic Collection, Swatches and Review

Hi everyone! I have another great collection from Jindie Nails for you. As I've come to expect from the brand, these all have beautiful colours and glitters, with perfect application, and clever names. I also love that they are not what you would typically expect from a fall collection - there's not a vampy red or brown in sight!

Jindie Nails Fall Chic Collection for 2013

24 October 2013

Jindie Nails Halloween 2013 Collection, Swatches and Review

Hi everyone! I hope you aren't tired of Halloween collections because I have another one for you today. If you follow Jindie Nails you may have already seen the new Halloween collection for this year. If not, you are in for a treat! And this collection is soon to be discontinued, so if you want to get your mitts on them, you need to act fast...more on that at the end of my post. :)

Jindie Nails Halloween 2013 Collection

22 October 2013

Jindie Nails Harlow Can You Go, Swatches and Review!

Hi everyone! This is a short post to tell you about a new polish from Jindie Nails available at Harlow & Co. Click on the page jump to see more photos and swatches!

Jindie Nails Harlow Can You Go

09 September 2013

Jindie Nails Mod Quad, Swatches and Review

Hi everyone! I've had these polishes for awhile now, and it's really inexcusable that I've taken so long to post them. Jindie Nails Mod Quad consists of four fun glitter toppers that are meant to be layered over a base colour. These were released last month along with the Summer Chic collection (see my review) and the two limited edition polishes, Moon Walk and She Blinded Me With Science (see my review).

Jindie Nails Mod Quad

I'm really impressed with these four polishes. I've seen a lot of glitter toppers but these really stand out to me. With the exception of Eclectric, they also have a shimmer to them, which makes them even stronger. I love glitter bombs that also have shimmer.

A History of Violets is a clear-based glitter topper with a beautiful iridescent purple shimmer that is really noticeable - especially when layered over a darker base. It has lots of white, purple, fuchsia, and pink, with a touch of periwinkle glitter. The glitter is a mixture of matte, metallic and holographic, as well as a variety of shapes - circles, hexes, squares, diamonds and shards. I absolutely love this one, it's so pretty yet complex. I used one coat with touch ups over China Glaze Charmed, I'm Sure.

Jindie Nails A History of Violets

Jindie Nails A History of Violets

Dancing With The Stars has white, neon pink, black and holographic silver glitter in addition to a silver shimmer. It's another one with a variety of shapes - circles, stars, butterflies, moons, hexes and squares. The formula was great and the glitter payoff was very good, no fishing or fussing required.  I used 2 coats over China Glaze Public Relations.

Jindie Nails Dancing With The Stars

Jindie Nails Dancing With The Stars

Eclectric has a very fun mixture of glitter - lots of canary yellow, but also neon pink, blue and green, and lavender, red, white, black and wine. The colours are mainly bright and very saturated, and the darker colours - black and wine - are very minimal and provide an accent. There's a mixture of large and small glitter and also a variety of shapes - circles, stars, squares, bars, and hexes. I used two coats over OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.

Jindie Nails Eclectric

Jindie Nails Eclectric

Sparkle On The Vine has lots of iridescent shimmer and is packed with pink, fuchsia, silver, teal, green, and purple glitter in squares, circles, hexes, and tiny bars. This is such a beautiful mixture of colours, and clearly a stand out for that reason. I used two coats over China Glaze Queen B - one would have been enough, but it was so pretty that I wanted another coat. :)

Jindie Nails Sparkle On The Vine

Jindie Nails Sparkle On The Vine

Overall, the formula on these is excellent. I had no issues getting enough glitter out and I didn't have to fish for the larger glitters. All four have a great variety of colours, shapes and finishes of glitter. My favourites of the four are Sparkle On The Vine and A History of Violets (I love the name on that one too - I'm assuming it's a play on the film A History of Violence, which I really enjoyed).

These polishes are available on the Jindie Nails website and from Llarowe. Jindie Nails is also available from Harlow & Co., Ninja Polish, Femme Fatale Cosmetics, and Mei Mei's Signatures. Follow Jindie Nails on Facebook and Instagram (@jindienails) for updates and new releases.

*Products provided for review, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more details.*

15 August 2013

Jindie Nails Summer Chic Collection, Swatches and Review

Hi everyone! I know that the fall collections are rolling in, but I hope you don't mind me showing you some more summer collections! In my defense I only got these very recently, and I was sent a lot of Jindie Nails polishes to review, so I'm trying to get these on the blog as soon as I can. I'm always excited when Jindie Nails comes out with new polishes and collections, and the summer collection is no exception.

Jindie Nails Summer Chic Collection

I feel like this collection has something for everyone. Glitter topper? Check. Crellies? Check. Neon glitter? Check. Bright colours? Check. Tiny glitter? Check. Shimmer? Check. I could go on, but you get the point! :)

Betty's Fetti Milkshake is a pale pink crelly with tiny neon and multi-coloured matte glitter. As much as I like crellies with larger glitter and a variety of glitter, something like this is very refreshing for me. The formula was good - I used three coats and it went on very smooth, but I also used a coat of Gelous and top coat to smooth it out even more. Despite the pale base, it provides good coverage.

Jindie Nails Betty's Fetti Milkshake

Jindie Nails Betty's Fetti Milkshake


Don't Get It Citrus Twisted is a very bright neon green crelly with lime green, yellow, red, and orange hex glitter in different sizes. There's also a subtle gold shimmer but it's not really visible on the nails. I was a bit surprised because the polish is brighter on the nails than in the bottle, but if you like really bright colours you might be interested in this one. I used three coats for full coverage. The application was okay, but I find it a bit glitter dense so it ends up being too bumpy. My recommendation is to use one or two coats over a base colour, or make sure you don't pick up too much glitter on your brush. 

Jindie Nails Don't Get It Citrus Twisted

Jindie Nails Don't Get It Citrus Twisted


Hex On The Beach is a pale peach crelly with yellow, pink, red, bronze, and white glitter. In terms of the glitter there's a nice mix of shapes - hexes, circles and some diamonds - finishes - matte and metallic - and colours - bright neons, metallics and white. I used three coats and the application was great, it goes on very smooth despite the glitter and it provides good coverage with only a slightly visible nail line.

Jindie Nails Hex On the Beach

Jindie Nails Hex On the Beach

Quit Staring At My Melons! is the lone glitter topper of the collection. It has a clear base and mixture of pink, green, white and gold glitter. There's tiny hexes with small and medium circle glitter; also you'll find both matte and metallic glitter in this one. I find the colour scheme in this one to be very nice and unique. I used one coat over American Apparel L'esprit, and the application was great with good glitter payoff.

Jindie Nails Quit Staring At My Melons!

Jindie Nails Quit Staring At My Melons!

That Purple Ish is a lavender crelly with a mix of purple, pink, wine, black and white coloured glitter - mainly circles, hexes and diamonds. There's also a very gorgeous silver shimmer that does show up well on the nails. I used three coats here and the application was great - it goes on very smooth with only some slight fussing with the glitter.

Jindie Nails That Purple Ish

Jindie Nails That Purple Ish

So there you have it! What do you think of the Jindie Nails Summer Chic collection? Which one is your favourite? I would have to say that my picks are That Purple Ish and Hex on the Beach. I love Jen's crellies but tend to go for the more muted colours and/or cool-toned colours (esp. blues and purples). But that's just my personal taste.

These polishes are available on the Jindie Nails website (currently out of stock) and from Llarowe. Jindie Nails is also available from Harlow & Co., Ninja Polish, Femme Fatale Cosmetics, and Mei Mei's Signatures. Follow Jindie Nails on Facebook and Instagram (@jindienails) for updates and new releases.

*Products provided for review, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more details.*

06 August 2013

Jindie Nails Moon Walk LE and She Blinded Me With Science LE, Swatches and Review

Hi everyone! I have a bunch of new Jindie Nails polishes to show you - the new Summer Chic collection and the Mod Quad - but today I'll start out with swatches of two new limited edition polishes that were recently released. These were available previously through pre-order, but if you missed that, they will be available again sometime this month. Check out the Jindie Nails blog for updates.

Jindie Nails Moon Walk and She Blinded Me With Science

I've seen Jen's polishes evolve and develop a lot in the past 9+ months of following her work. Her colours and combinations have gotten bolder and brighter, and you really see her sense of humour come out in the names and play on words that she uses. I think that will become even more apparent when I show all the new polishes.

Moon Walk LE is a shimmery neon pink jelly with a silver/iridescent shimmer, black circles and stars, and silver moons and circles. The colour is very bright but maybe not as bright as my swatches - I think my camera spazzed out when I photographed this polish. The bottle shot at the beginning of this post is most accurate.

Jindie Nails Moon Walk LE

Jindie Nails Moon Walk LE

The application was great and it went on very smooth and leveled perfectly. I used three coats here. The larger glitters were somewhat of a challenge to get out - even with a good shaking - otherwise I didn't have any issues with this polish.

Jindie Nails Moon Walk LE

She Blinded Me With Science LE is a light pink crelly with a very subtle shimmer and an interesting mix of glitters: tiny metallic glitter; large circles (white, black, and teal); black rectangles; neon hexes, squares and circles; and metallic glitter in all kinds of shapes including diamonds. Despite the chaotic mix of colours and shapes, it really works well as a polish.

Jindie Nails She Blinded Me With Science LE

Jindie Nails She Blinded Me With Science LE

I used 3 coats with no base polish, and topped it off with a coat of Gelous and top coat for a smooth finish. The application was great - there was good glitter payoff, it went on very smooth and easily, and despite the three coats, it wasn't too thick or lumpy.

Jindie Nails She Blinded Me With Science LE

I really love both of these polishes, the colours are fun, bright and cheerful. The glitters are whimsical and striking. They are great for summer, or year round really. And both applied effortlessly, which is always a bonus for me.

What do you think of these? Did you get any new Jindie Nails during the pre-order?

These polishes are available on the Jindie Nails website (currently out of stock) and from Llarowe. Jindie Nails is also available from Harlow & Co.Ninja Polish,  Femme Fatale Cosmetics, and Mei Mei's Signatures. Follow Jindie Nails on Facebook and Instagram (@jindienails) for updates and new releases.

*Products provided for review, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more details.*

31 July 2013

31 Day Challenge: Day Six, Violet: Roses and More Roses

Hi everyone! I meant to have this up last night but my photo-editing software crashed at the ninth hour, of course taking with it my unsaved photos. Also I've been feeling some anxiety about how I watermark my photos - I'm not happy with my usual system and I need to figure out some sort of solution. Anywho... what I'm trying to say is that I was totally distracted and preoccupied - these are the types of things that keep me up until the wee hours of the morning!



About this design: I know I just did roses last week - for Day Four of the challenge - so hopefully you don't mind them again so soon. Instead of stripes I combined them with some sort of fractured pattern. It sort of resembles stained glass, although I didn't fill in all the spaces. At first I wasn't sure how I felt about this, but now I really like them. The fractured pattern has a bold look and I like the contrast to the more delicate roses.



To get this look: I started with a base of Lime Crime Milky Ways for all nails. My thumb and pinky were topped with one coat each of Jindie Nails A History of Violets - I hope to have swatches of this soon.



The roses I painted with China Glaze That's Shore Bright as my mid-toned base colour, NOPI Back in My Gloria Days for the darker strokes, and Essie Full Steam Ahead for the highlights. The leaves are Sally Hansen Lickety-Split Lime.



For the fractured pattern the darker outlines are a mixture of black polish with NOPI Back in My Gloria Days. I filled them in with Back in My Gloria Days, piCture pOlish Metallic Mush, and Essie Full Steam Ahead.

What do you think of this design? Are you tired of roses?
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11 June 2013

Jindie Nails Swatches

Hi everyone! I have quite a few Jindie Nails polishes that I haven't had a chance to try, and I was able to photograph a few of them last week. I'm glad I did because there's so much gorgeousness in this post, these are probably amongst my favourite Jindie Nails polishes to date.

Jindie Nails (l-r): Rave, Swoon, Princess Breath, and I'm a Star Dot Com

But first, a quick announcement before I get into the polishes. If you are interested in getting your hands on some Jindie Nails, Jen just restocked her store today (jindienails.com), and is shipping internationally for a limited time. Also Llarowe will be restocking Jindie Nails tomorrow, Tuesday June 11th. If you like Jindie Nails, all of the polishes I'm posting today are "must haves".

I'm a Star Dot Com is a sheer white crelly with silver and black stars; large black circles; small and medium fuchsia circles; and white, grey, black, and holographic silver hexes. I really love Jen's white crelly polishes and this one is amazing. The application was great and it went on very smooth. It was  a bit more sheer than I would like, so you might want to layer this over a white base. This was four coats, but you can get away with three - I wanted to try and get more stars on my nails, hence the fourth coat.

Jindie Nails I'm a Star Dot Com

Jindie Nails I'm a Star Dot Com

Princess Breath is a beautiful pale mint crelly with green hexes, different sizes of blue hexes, fuchsia circles, tiny and small lime green and fuchsia hexes. Some of the small hexes are also holographic. This was one I wasn't sure about at first, I was afraid that it would be unflattering with my skin tone. But it's actually one of my all-time favourite Jindies. The colour is gorgeous, and the polish is very flattering. It's the perfect spring/summer polish.

Jindie Nails Princess Breath

Jindie Nails Princess Breath

Formula was great - there was no problem getting enough glitter, in fact sometimes there was a bit too much so you have to be careful spreading it out. I used three coats here.

Jindie Nails Princess Breath

Rave is another white crelly polish with two sizes of fuchsia circles, tiny fuchsia and blue hexes, tiny blue squares, small and medium metallic blue hexes, and neon yellow, green and blue hexes. Even though I have a few Jindie Nails polishes that are white with neon, this is still a welcome addition to the collection, and so much fun to wear. This was three coats and the application was excellent.

Jindie Nails Rave

Jindie Nails Rave

Jindie Nails Rave

Swoon is a pale/mid-value blue crelly with blue micro-glitter, small blue circles, and medium neon yellow, blue and oranges hexes. This one is not as glitter dense as the others, and I really like that for a change. As you can see from the bottle shots, the glitter on this one tends to sink to the bottom. I'm guessing it's because I have an older bottle. I bought this in December, and I've noticed the same thing with some of the other polishes I bought at the same time. But it really wasn't an issue, I just made sure to let it sit upside down for 15-20 minutes before hand. I used three coats for these swatches and the application was great, it went on very smooth and flawlessly.

Jindie Nails Swoon

Jindie Nails Swoon

Out of the four, I'd say Princess Breath is my favourite with I'm a Star Dot Com and Rave as close seconds. All of these are great polishes to have in a collection...in my opinion of course!

Jindie Nails is available on their website, there you will also find a list of authorized distributors. Make sure to follow Jindie Nails on Facebook and Instagram for updates and new releases.

Any of these stand out to you? Which one is your favourite?

10 May 2013

Jindie Nails Matte Velvet Duo: Hot Pink Floyd and sTEALth, Swatches and Review

Hi everyone! I have two more new releases from Jindie Nails. This time it's two matte finish polishes that are part of an ongoing series called Matte Velvet Polishes. According to the Jindie Nails website, these polishes are limited edition and will be replaced with other matte polishes.

I really love what Jen, the creator, has done here. The colours of these two polishes are gorgeous, and the glitter and shimmer added complements each one perfectly. Both polishes look great with a matte finish and with a top coat.

Jindie Nails sTEALth and Hot Pink Floyd

Swatches are shown both with and without a top coat (indicated in the captions).

Hot Pink Floyd is a bright, hot pink jelly that dries to a matte finish. It also has a pink shimmer and small hex and square iridescent glitter. I used three coats here, and as you can see there's still some visible nail line, however, it was less prominent in real life than in these photos. Otherwise the application was good and there weren't any problems.

Jindie Nails Hot Pink Floyd

Jindie Nails Hot Pink Floyd

Adding a top coat really accentuates the jelly-like quality of the polish and it has a very "squishy" look. I love it!

Jindie Nails Hot Pink Floyd (with top coat)

sTEALth is a gorgeous teal-coloured jelly with what appears to be a pink and teal shimmer, and small hex and square iridescent glitter. The shimmer looks like micro-flakes and overall this polish is very stunning - the colour, the finish, everything! I believe this was also three coats, but I'll admit I forgot to make a note of this when I took these photos. :/ Application was also good on this one and there were no issues to report.

Jindie Nails sTEALth

Jindie Nails sTEALth

One thing that I like about both polishes is that they have a very smooth finish - no streaking or unevenness. That's important if you are going to be wearing these without a top coat. However, if you are used to using a very quick-dry top coat (like Seche Vite) you will have to wait a bit longer for these to dry. The dry time is not slow, but it's not as quick as some other matte polishes I've tried.

Jindie Nails sTEALth (with top coat)

These polishes are available on the Jindie Nails website (currently out of stock) and from Llarowe. Jindie Nails is also available from Harlow & Co.Ninja Polish,  Femme Fatale Cosmetics, and Mei Mei's Signatures. Follow Jindie Nails on Facebook and Instagram (@jindienails) for updates and new releases.

What do you think of these? Do you like the matte finish or do you prefer them with a top coat?

*Products provided for review, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more details.*  
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