Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Indie Brand (Maisie Shine Lazy Sunday)

Happy Tuesday!

That can only mean one thing here in Amandaland: Twinsie Tuesday manicures.  For this week's challenge, we are swatching an indie brand polish of our choice.  If you happen to be vacationing under a rock the past year, let me update you on the intense popularity of indie brands hitting the nail world, with some brands even marketing themselves into more mainstreams outlets, outside of the original Etsy/indie brand format.

To be honest, I am not one of the frequent travelers on the Indie Brand Express.  I'm not a huge glitter girl and was very rarely taken with the shimmery concoctions a number of my fellow Twinsies go gaga over in indie heaven (ahem, Tara, Chelsea, Sarah...and basically every other one of you).  However, I randomly stumbled across a swatch or two of some jelly shimmers from Maisie Shine that I had to try out myself.  I contacted Lindsey, the creative mind behind the brand, and am now an owner of actual indie brand polishes in my collection bought with my own money.

What I really like about Lazy Sunday is that it can so easily be a mainstream product -- which for me, is a good thing.  No excess of glitter or metallic particles that require blinders to wear, Lazy Sunday is a rich medium grey jelly richly scattered with silver shimmer that I only found out while wearing the polish through the day, is actually holographic in the sunlight.  Color me impressed.

The formula was decent here.  The first coat actually got me nervous as it applied uneven, sheer, and gloopy.  But once the second coat went on, everything looked perfectly normal and I rounded out the mani and a few bald spots with a third.




My only large issue I had with this polish was that due to its borderline gloopiness, it was difficult to even out the ends of my nails.  While the pictures taken are of a fresh manicure, if you enlarge the photos you can see what appears to be tipwear (and a poor clean up job -- oops!), which in reality is simply dried, uneven walls of polish at the rim of my nails.  Other than that, I'm just so in love with the color, I'm perfectly okay excusing that and just wearing this polish when my nails are a tad shorter and easier to disguise wonky edges.

Maisie Shine polishes sell for $9 USD a bottle and can be found on Lindsey's Etsy shop page, which you can visit by clicking here.  

For more indie brands, make sure you check out the other Twinsies' posts!



Amanda at Amandalandish
Ashley at Art Evolve
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Katherine at Haul of Fame

43 comments :

  1. This is absolutely stunning. It reminds me of a stormy sky! I have a few Maisie Shine polishes and I love them!

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  2. What a pretty polish--and what a great name for it too! Love that blue-grey colour and that great shimmer. Totally reminds me of sitting by the window on an overcast Sunday afternoon with a cup of coffee and my Kindle. And also The Lonely Island, which may or may not be relevant... ;)

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  3. I love checking out Indies that aren't glitter bombs, which is usually the norm. This one is fantastic. Very pretty Amanda! <3

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  4. I know! It was really well named :)

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  5. This is gorgeous! It reminds me a little of Essie Smooth Sailing.

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  6. This is really pretty!! Too bad about the formula! I've had a few polishes do the same at the tip as well ;0).

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  7. Too bad about the formula - I have not had problems with my Maisie Shine polishes. I love this one though! I do not recall seeing it before!

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  8. love the name! I enjoy seeing non-glitter bomb indies, and this one is really beautiful

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  9. It took me forever to get into Indies for the same reason. This color is awesome!

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  10. This is beautiful! But the gloopy aspect made me not want to deal with a formula like that, the,color is pretty though ;)

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  11. This is such an Amanda shade! I love it!!

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  12. Smooth Sailing is way heavier in the shimmer, but I see what you're saying!

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  13. I've never really encountered it so I was a bit taken aback. I feel better that I'm not the only one and that I'm just bad at polishing :/

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  14. This is a great one and for an indie girl like yourself, a definite must have.

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  15. I never would've thought you like the non-glitter bombs ;)

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  16. Yeah, I hear you about that. I've never tried thinner though so maybe that's a route I should try with this.

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  17. Lol! I love that I have shades, and yes, this is totally me :)

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  18. Wowza... this is gorgeous!!!!

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  19. This is lovely! Also, it's totally you. :) Kinda reminds me of a Zoya--can't remember which one though...

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  20. Hmm...I'd be interested to know which one.

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  21. I love this!! The color is absolutely gorgeous!

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  22. I've never heard of this brand before. Thanks for the introduction to such a pretty polish!

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  23. This is so pretty! I have yet to try this brand!

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  24. I think you'll like it! There are a lot of different shades and finishes which would work for so many tastes!

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  25. GAH! I'm still dying to get my hands on some indie polishes!

    Jazz x

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  26. Lol! I'm curious which ones you're lemming the most?

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  27. Such a pretty color! I just received my first Maisie and super excited to try!

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  28. Ooh, can't wait to see your swatch!

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