Thursday, February 6, 2014

Indie Brands You Should Know: Ellagee

Hi, all!

Since I've decided to explore the world of indie polishes, I've thought it might be nice to do feature posts on the ones I've purchased from.  If you've read this post you've already heard me talk about Ellagee, the indie brand created by Laura Garrett.  If you haven't, you can click the link for the full story but the short of it is, at the end of last year, I entered a giveaway in which Ellagee had a prize and that is the prize that I won.

The polish is Summer Breeze, a lovely teal holographic.  I used it for accent nails when it first arrived but I thought it was pretty enough for a full swatch.

with flash
This is two coats, no base or top. 

 no flash
 with flash

Then I made my first purchase. Laura offers a wide range of polishes and supplies. Since my first frankening success I purchased empty bottles along with three bottles of polish.

left to right: So Three Thousand And Eight, Plum GEE-nius, Rainbow Fish

Let's start with Rainbow Fish - a sheer shimmer base loaded with different sizes and shapes of translucent glitters. This is what the keychain is made from in the first picture. I put two coats of it over two coats of a soft holographic topcoat that has a gold flash to it.

The next one I'm going to show you is So Three Thousand And Eight. This one is kind of hard to describe. The color shifts from green to gray with a definite purple flash. It has a holographic finish that is more scattered than linear. This is two coats, no base or top. All pictures are with flash because the polish looked too flat in the ones without flash.

 And finally, the purple one - Plum GEE-nius. This is a special custom that Laura made for members of the Gee I Love Ellagee Facebook group. It is a closed group but anyone is welcome to join. 

Plum GEE-nius is a deep plum holographic that is just amazing. My camera doesn't do it justice. This is two coats, no base or top and all with flash.

Ellagee, an indie brand you should know. 

Thanks for reading and stay tuned. There's lots more to come.


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