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My first Indigo Bananas!

Yay for Friday! I am just exhausted after these past two weeks – work has been crazy. But things are better because it’s Friday! And guess what else makes things better? An amazing new polish to show you, of course! I’ve seen Indigo Bananas around here and there, and I’ve been wanting to try their polish out. They always seem like they have some of the most unique polishes!

I saw swatches of the Indigo Bananas Summer Rains collection on The Mercurial Magpie’s blog, and I had to bite the bullet and purchase a few! Kirby’s swatches were amazing (as usual), and she is totally one of my biggest polish enablers! The polish from the Summer Rains collection I was most excited about is Acid Ocean.

Indigo Bananas Acid Ocean

Indigo Bananas Acid Ocean – 3 coats

Crazy beautiful right?! Acid Ocean is a deep teal jelly with green-gold shimmer and aqua-green small flakies. It’s so freaking pretty!

Such a complex polish!

Such a complex polish!

In most lighting it looks just like the pictures above, but then it can look almost emerald-teal in darker light or a brighter teal in more bright light.

Brighter, more direct light

Brighter, more direct light

That wasn’t a great picture, but I wanted to show off the brighter teal shift in more direct lighting. Also, as a sidenote – in person, you can’t see the visible nail edge.

I am just loving this polish! What do you think? Do you have any polishes from Indigo Bananas? If not, I highly recommend this one! 😉

Enjoy the weekend everyone!

Pipe Dream Polish Mas Fina Swatch

I have another quick post for you today. I wanted to show you another gorgeous polish that I’ve had for a long time but never ended up wearing. So it’s time to swatch this pretty baby!

Pipe Dream Polish is another great indie polish brand that I love. I bought a few mini bottles a long time ago to introduce me to the brand, and I love every single one – I think I need to go back and order full-size bottles soon. 🙂

This post is a swatch of Mas Fina. It’s a beautiful violet/ radiant orchid crelly with some blue, teal, and purple iridescent glitter. There’s also a slight shimmer to the base color as well.

pipe dream polish mas fina nail polish swatch

Sooo pretty, isn’t it? (Sidenote: does anyone else have issues posing with mini bottles? I find it so awkward!) This polish is a bit on the sheer side, so this is 3 coats with a smoothing top coat (I use one I was given by Nayll).

Mas Fina is mainly that radiant orchid shade, but leans pink in the sun and purple in the shade. I love it!

Have you tried Pipe Dream Polish? Any suggestions of other beauties I need from them? Enjoy your weekend!