Some of you might know that I have been a huge fan of the independent nail polish trend since day one. Everything started in late 2011, when a brand called "Lynnderella" popped up and made the whole nail polish community go crazy. Even though, or rather because her creations were new and unique, her little indie business got a little out of hand, but that is a whole different story, which I am sure you have heard of. I admit that I was drawn to her glitter bombs, but trying to get them was too much of a hassle, so I gave up on them. All of a sudden, another indie maker appeared on the scene and took the community by storm. Her name was Amanda and her little indie brand was called Nerd Lacquer. Geeky nail polishes? That theme was right up my alley! I bought my first Nerds from her Etsy store and when they finally arrived at my door, it was love at first sight. So I got more, both from her shop as well as Harlow & Co. At some point, the restocks stopped and Amanda disappeared without a warning. In the end of 2012, there finally was a note from her and why she has been MIA for so long. And to finally make a long story short: Nerd Lacquer is back and her store opened again last week!! To celebrate this good news, I put on one of my favorite Nerds.
I already love Don't Panic for its name. It is inspired by the book "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy", which is one of my all time favorite books (by the way, if you don't want to read the book, I recommend watching the movie, especially the BBC version from the 70's... when you like British humour that is ;) ). I also love this polish because it is such a fun shade. Amanda herself describes it best:
DON'T PANIC is a brilliant clover green base with emerald and grass green glitter, plus a sprinkling of holographic sparkle. It's large, it's friendly, it's non-threatening, and it might even show you how to see the universe on less than thirty Altarian dollars a day. Don't forget your towel.
I had to do three coats to get full coverage, but it is totally worth the effort, don't you think? For a glitter polish, Don't Panic dries surprisingly smooth and one coat of Essie Good To Go was all it took to get it even. I just can't stop stearing at my nails when I wear this. It surely isn't a polish for the color-shy, but it is perfect for the upcoming Spring season.
If you feel like trying Nerd Lacquers now (which are so worth getting if you like glitter polishes, I promise!), be sure to check out Amanda's store here. When she re-opened it last week, everything sold out in a blink of an eye, but she promised to restock soon. Also Harlow & Co and Ninja Polish announced to stock the brand again.
I know it's been a long and wordy post, but I simply had to share my love for this brand, now that it has become available again.
So thanks for reading, I am wishing y'all a fab weekend!