Hi Girls, I am very excited to share my first Indie Polish Swatch. I am extremely fond of Indie polishes but the issue is availability in India. My friend was in Australia and she was coming back to India. She was supposed to come in January so I placed my order in December last year. But her trip got delayed by 6 months :(. So I saw these polishes after 6 months, longest I waited for a polish. But it was totally worth it. You should be seeing swatches of these babies soon. And I am really thankful to her for getting them, thanks Deepti 🙂 .
I will start with ‘Hedwig’ which is the most dull (not in a bad sense at all, its just not bright) and most descent polish of the lot.
About Alanna Renne : Alanna Renee is an Australian brand which launched in January 2013. Alanna Renee is run single-handedly by Alanna in the spare time she has after working her full time job.
All products are hand made. Alanna Renee nail polishes are also available from a number of stockists all over the world
About Hedwig : Hedwig has a mix of white, brown, black and yellow glitter in a white creme base. Hedwig is inspired by Harry Potter’s pet Snowy Owl. Harry named her Hedwig after finding the name in one of his school books – A History Of Magic.
Price and Quantity : It is priced at 7.99 AUD for 12 ml. Shipping is free for orders above 50AUD in Australia otherwise I paid around 8 AUD for shipping which increases the price 😛
Color : As correctly described by the brand , it is a white crelly base with white bars and yellow, black and white glitters. I thought the white bars and black small glitters will be barely visible and impactful. I was estimating at its best it would look a milky white. But the bars and glitters were decently prominent from 1st coat. It does give a milky white finish from very far but the unique and sophisticated choice and placement of glitters cannot be missed from near. I have applied two coats and its quite opaque. One can go with 3 also. It does look classy and different inspite of very small glitters and non contrast bars. My colleagues were able to make out the that I was wearing a different nail paint 🙂
Finish and Formula : The fomula is smooth inspite of being packed with so many bars and glitters. The effect of the bars and glitters is also prominent. The polish doesnt dry up to be glossy obviously. Some of my coulleagues also said it looks like texture. Well, not to me but it for some may be :).The finish of the polish is gritty ofcourse. I am pleasantly suprised by this polish. Each element in the polish makes its own mark. The finish is kinna rough if you rub your fingers on it.
This polish would have been a fail had the bar and glitters missed to make impact, since the mixure is of very subtle colors., with Indian food and turmeric, such whitish polish does suffer color change. I don’t cook often but yes I eat the same Indian food. So only right hand is effected. But if you take care of not dipping your nails generously in curries, the impact can be minimised :P. And yes, being a glitter polish the removal is a pain. I forgot to wear peel off base coat beneath and my hubby had to pay the price :P. I outsourced him to remove this polish yesterday and my darling was exhausted. I cooked yesterday after office which made me so tired so I had no energy left to rub and remove :(.
Over All Rating : If you are looking a very sophisticated polish with not very prominent or popping hexes or if you happen to be a fan of Harry Potter, you can go for it. I am happy with and don’t regret the buy. But as pointed out earlier turmeric and removal are a problem.
I would rate it 4/5. There is nothing wrong with the polish but I would have loved it more if it had contrast hexes. But my husband definetly liked the polish, he said its very classy 🙂