I have this friend named April, but I like to call her Lirpa. It's the new Neveah. Not really, but you can steal it if you want to. It's just fun to say her name backwards.
We met at the restaurant I used to work at (the same one where I almost delivered Tristan on the sticky margarita floor). She quit because the customers were annoying (they are), so we kept our friendship instead.
She's been exploring this nail polish trend with me while we catch up on life and talk about things like Young Adult Sci-fi, the mice who live in my house, how she might get beat up at her future job, and all other such important topics.
We do this about once a week. It rocks.
Enter the discovery of INDIE NAIL POLISH. It was right under my nose hiding behind a hashtag on Instagram. #indiepolish
It never occurred to me that people were at home brewing their own polishes that are, in our opinion, wayyyy cooler than most of the polishes you can find in the stores. For around the same price! I'm talking holographic top coats, fat glitters, amoeba-like foggy dots, thermal colors, opaque textures - it's nuts! and they sell faster than Cabbage Patch Kids in the 80's so you have to find a few you like and stalk the living daylights out of their social media.
Tip: Saturday, 27 April, is a big date in the indie polish world. RESTOCKS!
However, I'm not sure I want to reveal my sources because then we will be official competitors. But competition is healthy so here are a few we've been watching:
This just in: did you know there are NAIL ART POLICE??!??!?!
I kid you not.
This is definitely ZEITGEIST.