Gah, so hard to choose just one favourite indie nail polish brand! I mean, Shimmer Polish does such consistently fabulous glitter mixes, and there's the eye-catching brilliance of KB Shimmer...and does a England count as an indie because phwoar!... But in the end I had to stand by the indie I've been fangirling since the moment I first laid eyes on it, and that's CrowsToes.
Very unfortunately today was full of grown-up stuff that prevented me swatching a CrowsToes that I've really been looking forward to wearing, but I'm always happy to take a stroll through my previous CrowsToes loves (which include purchases, gifts, and samples sent). Coming in pretty much at the top of that list is one of my favourite nail polishes--no, favourite things of all time--CrowsToes My Favorite Amazon. I'm a Wonder Woman fan from way back, and this colourful, sparkling glitter polish is an entire world of perfect. (swatched over MAC Spirit of Truth, because how could I possibly not?)
Also from the One Mad Crazy Summer Collection is Boat Drinks, featuring a gorgeously creative combination of lavender and chartreuse circle glitters. Circle glitters, in lavender and chartreuse! (swatch over Zoya Gemma)
I'm eternally crushing on Lauri's amazing glitters, but another reason I'm such a fan is her range. She also does stellar shimmers and duos and holos, and just about any finish you can name, she's done it. Like One Trick Pony, which was fabulous enough as a holo but then had to go and be a shimmer and a duo as well.
Or Tequila Sunrise, whose golden-yellow shimmer is a stunning contrast to the bright pink base.
And possibly my favourite yogurt-style polish ever, Milquetoast, which features gold and copper glitter suspended in a milky, crelly white.
There are so many more swatches I'd also love to feature again--glitters like Frogs' Breath, Maxxed Out, and Her Goose Got Cooked, or the flat-out brilliance of Season of the Witch (I mean, that shift! and those flakies!), but if I don't stop now this post is going to be eighteen pages long.
CrowsToes can be purchased through Llarowe. For more on CrowsToes, including other retailers around the world, visit The Polished Crow. And for more on my fellow Twinsies' favourite indies, please swing by some of the blogs below!
Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Casey at Casey Lane Loves Polish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Erin at Paint Those Piggies
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined & Polished
Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished to Precision