Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Indie Week: Pretty & Polished - Tart

As promised, I'm doing two posts today to make up for my absence yesterday. For the next Indie, we have a polish from another well-known maker - Pretty & Polished. I absolutely love Pretty & Polished polishes. I have been buying from her since I first discovered her on Etsy, around when my nail polish addiction began. I own tons of her polishes, and the quality and variety never let me down!

For today's polish, I chose Tart. I've had this polish for a while, but I haven't ever used it until now! I figured it would be a good polish to include in Indie Week. Tart is a purplish base with lots of glitter inside. There are large white and magenta hexes, along with much smaller white, gold, and blue hexes. The whole polish is slightly shimmery in the light.

This is two coats of Tart topped with one coat of Seche Vite. I did not use a base coat. One coat was pretty thin, but two made it very opaque. The polish isn't opaque enough to be entirely a creme, but isn't clear enough to be a jelly. It falls sort of in between, but barely. It's just another very unique polish from P&P!

The shade of purple is pretty amazing in my opinion. Purple has been growing on me recently - I've gotten more purple clothes, purple eye makeup, purple polishes, etc. I love this light shade of purple for all of the above!

Application was smooth as usual. I did no glitter manipulation, so glitter was very evenly distributed with just two coats, applied normally. The polish in the bottle is also impressive, since P&P also now mixes larger batches and then fills the polish bottles. This makes it so the glitter is in the polish, not stuck on the sides. Her method is great, and her polishes are great! I definitely recommend any of them.

You can check out Pretty & Polished on Facebook for future updates, and also check out her Etsy shop so you can be updated when she restocks/reopens.


  1. I am now regretting that I didn't buy this polish! So pretty! :)

    1. It's more opaque than I thought it would be, but I love it! I'm glad I nabbed it while I could. I just got a couple more from her in the mail, and ordered even more last night... I'm way too addicted to her stuff!


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