I Trust Indie Polish: Some of My Favorite Indie Polish Brands

Happy Friday all! There has been quite a bit of drama within the nail polish community over the past week regarding the actions (and inaction) of the indie polish brand, Mentality. I won't go into the details here. Mainly because there is a LOT and things are happening on a nearly daily basis. If you want to read the in depth story there are some amazing posts by Michelle at Lab Muffin, Kirby at Mercurial Magpie, and there have been recent articles in Jezebel and Cosmopolitan on the subject.  I have been blogging for over three years now and I bought my first indie polish (Pretty & Polished Jawbreaker to be exact) right around that time. I fell in love with the unique colors and quality formulas and the fact that the maker of the polish was someone whose name I knew and could speak with if need be. I have always loved polish but more and more I reach for and spend my money on indies as opposed to mainstream. Why? Because most of the time they are just more unique!  And what's so funny is that as small as the indie polish world may be it has been informing what larger brands do for years now. You want to know where the holographic polish craze was born? The indie polish community. All that glitter polish you see in drugstores? Indie polish was there first. So it saddens me that the actions of one man and his inability to admit his mistakes and own up to them are casting a negative light on indie polish makers in general.  It's unfair - plain and simple. var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-41312601-1']); _gaq.push(['_setDomainName', 'valiantlyvarnished.com']); _gaq.push(['_setAllowLinker', true]); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);

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So today I decided to show some love to some of my favorite indie polish brands by showing you a few of my all-time favorite indie polishes. Because I assure you - Mentality is the exception. NOT the rule!

I sincerely hope that the Mentality Polish drama doesn't scare people off from trying and supporting indie polish. I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with some amazing brands who love what they do and take pride in it. So loud and proud I say #ITrustIndiePolish