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It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s GLITTER!
Our Indie Nail Polish Spotlight is an ongoing series that highlights not only the new and upcoming stars in the indie nail polish world, but the entrepreneurs behind them. These small business owners are making their dreams come true by starting their own lines and we heart this believes that you do not need a big name to make a big splash in the beauty world!
Longtime readers of we heart this know that I am, and always will be, a comic book geek. When Fandom Cosmetics posted on Facebook about their Justice League Nail Polish Collection, I raced to the computer to purchase the set and make these glittery heroes mine all mine.
Fandom Cosmetics is the brainchild of Annie and Leigh, fans of all things geeky and sparkly. Cruelty-free with 3-free formulas, they test their product line for compatibility – meaning whether you plan on leaping tall buildings in a single bound or fighting evil in brightest day or blackest night – Fandom Cosmetics nail polish will stand up to every “BIFF!” and “KA-POW!” you throw at it.
Scarlet Speedster ($8.50) is a “sheer base filled with red hex glitter, scarlet matte circle glitter, matte yellow circle glitter, and large red circle glitter”.
Chock full of so much glitter, you’d think this would be thick or goopy, but the base is nice and thin, allowing for even application. Scarlet Speedster’s metallic large red circles contrast well with the bright yellow and tomato red matte circles, and keep it from being just a standard boring red glitter.
The Power of the Ring ($8.50) is a stunning glitter bomb with “ocean spray holographic hex, emerald green and black hex, and black circle glitter.”
This is hands down one my of favorites. The holographic glitter just sparkles, but the addition of the black glitter adds a grit to this polish that is perfect for the our favorite Guardian of the Universe.
Inspired by Superman’s costume, Son of Jor-El ($8.50) is a gorgeous glitter composed of “marine blue holographic hex, laser blue holographic hex, royal blue hex, large red circle glitter, and matte yellow dots.”
To make a Superman polish, it would be easy to just add pretty red, blue and yellow glitter and call it a day, but the different types add depth and movement to this polish that keeps it interesting at every angle.
My ultimate favorite, I am the Night ($8.50) is the perfect homage to Batman—a sheer base with black bat, matte grey, white, and yellow circle glitter and black bar glitter. I had no issues at all with I am the Night. Again, the lovely thin base helps make the glitter easy to manipulate, but is thick enough that a regular top coat was enough to smooth out the finish.
Fandom Cosmetics does indie polish, and geeks everywhere, proud. They have a really solid concept (which I LOVE, geeks unite!) and their polishes really show the time and thought that goes into composing each one. The variety of glitters, not just in size but in type and color, add a depth that you don’t often see in large glitter polishes. I’m also in love with their bases; the glitters did not feel overly chunky and often only needed one coat of topcoat to make them smooth. In the world of indie polish, Fandom Cosmetics are definite superheroes.
we heartsters – what hero would you most like fighting at your side?
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photos: alyssa for we heart this
Alyssa is kinda geeky, kinda girly and all the way in love with her cowboy husband who can say words like, “ornery” with a straight face. She live in Texas and is working on her Masters, being a good cook and the art of looking cute in the morning AND being on time for work. Visit her blog Kind of a Mess.
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