Monday, November 23, 2015

Review: A Mini Indied Box

*Press Sample*

Have you ever wished that there was an easy and affordable way to try some of the best sellers from lots of different brands all at once?  Maybe you haven't dabbled into indie polish yet and are trying to figure out where to start. Well lets take a trip "down the rabbit" hole!

Introducing A Mini Indied Box! 10 makers, 10 best selling polishes, 1 ultimate box!

Even as a polish/beauty blogger I haven't tried all of the indie brands that are on the market. What was great about this line up was that I've only tried polish from four of the ten brands featured in the box. Even then I haven't tried all of the best selling polishes in this box, I actually only had one of them!

Top Shelf Lacquer - 'Purple Flip Flop'
Purple Flip Flop is an Amethyst Purple crème with blue iridescent micro flakes. A stunning purple - you instantly know why it is a favorite. Opacity in 2-3 coats

Pretty & Polished "The Skies are Falling"
The Skies are Falling is a holographic teal polish packed with holographic glitters. This reminds us of those perfect fall evenings when the sky is perfect and flawless. I've been a fan of Pretty & Polished for a long time and this may be one of my most favorite shades ever! I will be buying a full size of this polish. Simply stunning! Opacity 2 coats

Nail Hoot - 'Genesis'
Nail Hoot is a new to me brand. While I have seen swatches and posts from other bloggers I haven't tried the brand until now. Genesis is a gorgeous blue polish with hints of teal and purple and filled with gold micro glitter. It is subtly textured and very reflective. It goes from dark blue to teal with holo glitter and purple tones throughout. Opacity is 2-3 coats

Lollipop Posse Lacquer - 'This Fruit Was Bruised'
This Fruit Was Bruised is a deep, bruised burgundy/purple linear holographic. Great coverage and application in two coats. This is the only polish in the box that I already had in my collection. Its a serious stunner. If you haven't checked out Lollipop Posse Lacquer yet what are you waiting for?! Opacity 2 coats

Gunpowder Lacquer - "Falling Sky"
This is a limited release from Gunpowder Lacquer. A classic teal creme with gold shimmer. Another one of my personal favorites from the box! Opacity 2 coats

Native War Paints - 'Extra Crispy Walkers'
Any Walking Dead fans in here?  Native War Paints is another new to me brand and since receiving this polish I've spent a good deal of time browsing the online shop. Extra Crispy Walkers is part of the The End of the Tracks collection which is based on The Walking Dead.The burnt walkers in the episode "The Grove" are the inspiration behind this glittery black jelly. Opacity 2 coats   

Lucky 13 Lacquer -'Life is Short and You are Hot'
This offering from Lucky 13 lacquer is a monster 10oz mini bottle! I didn't even know those existed!
This is my first Lucky 13 Lacquer and the bright color is a nice addition to the box! A bright cranberry jelly with various sized glitters. 3 coats with VNL

Northern Star - 'Moonlit Snow'
This is a beautiful dove grey creme with gold micro shimmer. A serious stunner! Opacity 2 coats

Hit the Bottle (Stamping Polish) - Purple Reign
This is the only international indie in the box (Australia) and its also the only stamping polish. Boxes will include either a blue (Pool Party) or Purple Reign.  Purple Reign is a deep purple colored polish with a shimmer finish. Stamps over black, but due to the dark color of the polish does not show up as vibrantly over black as some of the other colors. I actually wanted to test that theory so I put it over A England 'Jane Morris' and thought it stood out just fine.

I love Hit the Bottle stamping polishes. They are 5 free, ultra pigmented and stamp like a dream. This mini is courtesy Beautometry, a great international indie polish and plate importer here in the U.S. Beautometry has tons of Hit the Bottle and A England shades. Check them out!

Joy Lacquer - 'Plum Full of Cherries'
This offering from Joy Lacquer is the only thermal in the box. In its cool state it is a dark plum creme but when warm has a beautiful cherry red finish. Opacity 2 coats

Only 50 of these Mini Indied boxes will be available on Black Friday at and will cost $35.00 plus shipping.  The next iteration of this box will be out with new makers and new polishes to try in February 2016, so mark your calendars! If you want to see more from all the brands featured in the box be sure to check out their online shops and Facebook pages for more!

Tell me what you think about A Mini Indied Box! Have you tried these brands? What do you think of the colors? Who would you like to see featured in the next box? I'd love to hear from you! 

*This box was provided for my review and honest opinion.


  1. I loved the box too! When I saw unofficial photos on facebook as others it didn't look NEARLY as exciting as seeing all these beauties in person - lots of range for everyone. Standouts for me were This Fruit Was Bruised, Plum Full of Cherries, and Purple Flip Flop - but they were all gorgeous!

    1. So glad to hear that you liked the box!!

  2. What an awesome box of goodies and each polish is gorgeous x

  3. Extra Crispy Walkers!!! YYAAASSSSS!!!!

  4. I think this is really cool! The Skies are Falling is my favourite out of this bunch!

  5. Great swatches. The Fruit was Bruised is my favorite!

  6. These are lovely! I know people who love minis will go crazy for this one.

  7. I don't like minis, but I like the idea of getting a bunch from different brands in a package to check out in mini size. Such a great idea!

  8. This is such a great box! I think is such a neat way to try some brands that you've never tried before,

  9. Oh my gosh I love the little mini bottles!! Extra Crispy Walkers has been on my wish list for so long!

  10. I'd buy the whole box just for This Fruit Was Bruised. I own it and it's stunning!


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