My top 5 pink indie nail polishes (of the moment)

My top 5 pink indie nail polishes (of the moment) – Press Samples, Purchased by myself

Happy Monday, guys! Today I have a special post that I teamed up with 29 other members of the nail community to bring you: our top five indie polishes! While I was trying to narrow it down, I realized that would be an impossible task. I love WAY too many polishes. So, then I decided on pink. Yep, still a problem. So, then I decided what the heck, these are the ones I love most right now at the moment! I have so many polishes that eventually I will cycle through my love for all of them. So today, I introduce to you my top 5 pink indie nail polishes!


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Brand/Name: Firecracker Lacquer Flamingo Fanfare

Formula/Application: Great formula for a jelly, not to thick or too thin. Application was wonderful!

Coverage: Near opacity in three thin coats (my VNL is always crazy!)

Color: Bright, near neon pink with scatter holo shimmer

Finish: Jelly scatter holo

Availability: YES! In stock as of 6/29/2015 for $9.00 in her shop

Notes: This one is my favorite because I love jellies, and I love scatter holo. While the holo didn’t pick up well in my lightbox, it is definitely more apparent out in the sun. I love being able to layer to get more depth, so that is why this pink holographic jelly is on my list! Check out the links below to follow her on FB and IG!

Firecracker Lacquer Etsy Shop | Facebook | Instagram

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Brand/Name: Bohemian Polish Love You

Formula/Application: This is a reformulated version of her color from last year before she rebranded. I loved both formulas, but this formula is thinner and a bit more manageable to work with. It is PERFECT for watermarbling!

Coverage: Opaque in three thin coats

Color: Cotton Candy Pink

Finish: Crelly

Availability: YES! In stock as of 6/29/2015 for $9.00 in her shop

Notes: Last year her formula was scented, and it makes me a little sad it’s not scented this year but with how it looks, I’ll take it without complaints. I love that it’s not NEON IN YOUR FACE, but rather a softer bright shade. Check out the links below to follow her!

Bohemian Polish Etsy Page | Facebook | Instagram

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Brand/Name: Ever After Polish 29

Formula/Application: This polish is thicker, but it goes on so well that I have no issues to report! It dries slightly matte, so a top coat is recommended

Coverage: Opaque in one thick coat, I did two thinner coats

Color: NEON pink holo

Finish: Crelly holo

Availability: NO! Sold out as of 6/29/2015 for $10.00 in their shop

Notes: This polish is mind bendingly pink. I had to edit the photos to come down from the neon, so while the color is correct the brightness of it isn’t. It’s a little muted. In real life it is absolutely stunning! Check out the links below to follow them! They’re also doing a group custom right now, so be sure to check out their fan page!

Ever After Polish Big Cartel Site | FacebookFacebook Fan Page | Instagram

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Brand/Name: Elevation Polish Shinjuku Golden Gai

Formula/Application: Formula and application were perfect, no issues to report

Coverage: Opaque in one thick coat, I did two thinner coats

Color: Blood orange/hot coral with strong pink flash

Finish: Crelly duochrome shift

Availability: YES! Available as of 6/29/2015 for $8.50 in her shop

Notes: So the base isn’t truly pink, but that hot pink flash is killer. I love all of my Elevations, and as soon as I saw this one I knew it had to come home with me. I mean, just look at it! It’s perfection! Check out the links below to follow them!

Elevation Polish Big Cartel | Facebook | Instagram

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Brand/Name: Chaos & Crocodiles Cupcake Ninja

Formula/Application: Formula and application were perfect, no issues to report

Coverage: Opaque in one thick coat, I did two thinner coats

Color: HOT pink with silver shimmer

Finish: Neon creme shimmer

Availability: NO! This was a LE release

Notes: I did a blog post about this here (oh my gosh baby blog!) and it still remains true. Not a huge fan of cupcakes, but I will straight up shank someone for a cookie. 😉 Check out the links below!

Chaos & Crocodiles Bigcartel | Facebook | Instagram

Base Coat: Zeva Nail Guard

Top Coat: Darling Diva Pryzmatic PETC top coat

So, what do you guys think of my top 5 pink indie nail polishes? Do you have a favorite pink? Check out the links below to see other indie favorites!

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  • PhD in Nail Polish

    Pink! I love the variety of brands and finishes you picked! I have that Elevation, but haven’t tried it yet. These are so sunny and bright that it almost makes me love pinks 🙂

  • Nichole C

    that chaos&crocodiles is calling my name!

  • I used to hate pink, now I love it and want every single one on you’re list!

  • Lotte

    Wow, they’re all awesome! 🙂 I think I like the last one the most.

    Love Lotte

  • Kristi Vasquez

    I have Flamingo Fanfare and am so glad you included it in your top 5!! 🙂 Love these type of posts!

  • Amy L

    I love Flamingo Fanfare so much. I need to check them out.

  • Lacqueredmama

    I am love the Ever After Polish! It looks like it has that dusty tone to it

  • Melissa

    I need that elevation! Like, yesterday!

  • Myishia simmons

    I’m back I had to head to elevation polish to get Shinjuku golden gai!!! It’s so stunning and in real addict fashion I added a few others as well.

  • Tracey

    Love all these pinks, and really enjoyed this post 🙂

  • All of these would make me look tannnnn! And it would be a lie!

  • Jen Sky Walker

    What great picks! I love these brighter pinks right now! 😀

  • Dat Bohemian Polish though!! Wow, that’s gorgeous and shamelessly pink and bright!

  • All beautiful!

  • love all the pinks 🙂

  • You can never have too many pink polishes! I love all of these!

  • I am a huge fan of pink polishes and I LOVE THEM ALL!

  • Karen Pish.posh.polish

    I love them! Flamingo Fanfare is my fave!

  • All of these are absolutely gorgeous pinks! I’m seriously honored to be included on the list. That Cupcake is to die for, so bright!

  • Such great pinks but my favourite has to be Flamingo Fanfare.

  • Amanda R

    My vote is for the Ever After polish!

  • Naked Without Polish

    Love You is stunning!! I’m a sucker for a cream.

  • Pink polish is my favorite to wear and sadly I dont own any of these. =( You photos are amazing in this post, I love the way you captured the pink flash in Shinjuku Golden Gai.

  • I love that you did a color countdown! Love your selections.

  • The Polished Mommy

    I’m a sucker for pink and these are some great choices…Cupcake Ninja has to be my favorite though =)

  • Michelle Chouinard

    Shinjuku Golden Gai!!! Absolutely amazing. I also have an Elevation polish among my favs. 🙂

  • lacquerexpression

    Oh my gosh! I need that Elevation Polish!!!

  • All good picks! I think cupcake ninja is my fav

  • Great choices!!! I actually had Shinjuku Golden Gai in my cart during my last EvP order but dropped it last minute 😛 I guess I’m going to have to add it to my next order!

  • The Real Housewife

    Pretty pinks. I got a nice one called Pink Me from Klare new york.