Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Indie Inlinkz: My First Indie

A million and a half years ago, I picked up a black & white glitter polish in a swap with a young lady on Reddit. I had never seen a glitter quite like this, and I knew I needed it. Who knew that a few years later I would be here posting it again? Let's take a wee gander at the polish that started it all...

Pretty & Polished Valentino + The Body Shop Deeply in Love

I got this back before I knew what indies really were. I was never especially brand-loyal (and for the most part I'm still not), so I really wasn't ready for the intimate world of indies. But I loved this fat little bottle at first swipe, even though I had no idea about the brand or the lovely lady behind it. I used it several times and then stashed it away.

colors used
The Body Shop Deeply in Love
Pretty & Polished Valentino


Pretty & Polished Valentino + The Body Shop Deeply in Love

Pretty & Polished Valentino + The Body Shop Deeply in Love

Pretty & Polished Valentino + The Body Shop Deeply in Love

Pretty & Polished Valentino + The Body Shop Deeply in Love

I had no idea that a few short years later I would be sitting here staring at an indie collection that had overtaken my mainstream hoard. I could never have guessed that I would have made such amazing and kick-ass friends (or met a few heinous bitches...win some, lose some) and I will be eternally grateful to this tiny little bottle of glittery goo for pretty much changing my life. And, of course, leading me down the path to all of the shiny things.

I am not the only one waxing nostalgic today! Check out these other posts by some amazing people and see the shade that started it all for them!

34 comments:

  1. Dude, I'm right here. No need to call me a heinous bitch. :)

    I love this polish a whole lot. The first indie I looked at (didn't buy though) was a black and white glitter topper. A Lynderella, which is why I didn't buy it. At that point I couldn't fathom paying that much for a polish. (Oh the things I've seen since.)

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    1. haha you're my favorite heinous bitch. Fo'sho.

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  2. Love black and white glitter polishes! The second indie I ever owned was a similar polish! Haha

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    1. I think there was a whole time where everyone made a b&w glitter. I think I have at least 4...all different.

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  3. I have this one! I think I discovered Pretty & Polished through my twitter buddies.

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    1. haha thats awesome. It is still great, I didn't have to thin it at all.

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  4. I think one of my first indies was Ninja Polish Sticks'n'Stones which is yet another black and white glitter. I love the combo and I have grabbed more since then!

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  5. My first indie was a Pretty & Polished as well! It was Jawbreaker!

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  6. I can't believe I still haven't tried Pretty and Polished :P Love this base color/ glitter combination!

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    1. oh you should. Its only gotten better.

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  7. Awwww...I love the idea of the "polish that changed your/my/someone's life!" The community is the best part of indies (besides the polish, of course), and its funny how just one polish avalanches into the whole thing. I like the red-mauve base that you did under the glitter!

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    1. I don't even mind the assholes I've encountered along the way, though I think if I were younger it might be harder to hang. It is really a great community, overall.

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  8. If I could only wear one glitter forever, it would be a black and white one. This is so pretty!

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    1. Even more than silver? Or Neon? Oh man...

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  9. Love! Look at that label, so long ago ;)

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  10. Pretty & Polished was among my first indie brands! Beautiful!

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    1. I think I lucked out with p&p being my first.

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  11. What a great first indie! I remember being blown away when I first saw a black and white glitter topper. How far that rabbit hole goes.....

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  12. Aaah, I remember the black & white glitter rage <3 can't even believe how many variations have been done since!

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    1. I have quite a few bottles now, not all of them indie.

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  13. My first indie was Laquerlicious Christmas Snowfall from 2012 (now Polish 'M). I wear it once a year, for as long as it'll stay on. I bought the reformulated one last year, but it just doesn't have the same magical goodness since it's so much more opaque :( . My indie hoard isn't bigger than my mainstream... yet. I rarely buy anything but indie anymore so it's only a matter of time :)

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    1. awww. I should break this one out more often.

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  14. I love this! I think these black-and-white glitter toppers are one of the best inventions ever, they make everything look special! My first indie was Delush Polish "Forever Young".

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    1. I completely agree. B&W is perfect for every occasion.

      Forever Young is such a lovely polish!

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  15. You can never go wrong with a black & white glitter! I think every indie who started out in the beginning had their own version. This one is awesome!

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    1. I feel like it is practically a gateway drug

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  16. Black and white glitter is such a classic combo. You can use it for any occasion

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  17. I hope I fall in the heinous bitch category...mostly! Black and white glitter is such a classic first indie! Lynnderella Connect the Dots was probably in my second indie order ever. ;)

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    1. of course you do. I'm glad you identified yourself so I don't have to...

      I oogled that lynderella stuff, but then the whole dust-up occurred and I decided that it wasn't worth the trouble.

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