17 Indie Nail Polish Brands To Adorn Your Fingernails With

by BUST Magazine

Take A Shine To These Indie Nail Polishes

From holographic sparklers to tints that change with the temperature, our lacquer picks have got you covered. Try them below, or make your own with these instructions.


Thumb: Cirque Colors “Game Over,” $14,
Thumb Top Coat: Starrily “Gumballs,” $15,
Index Finger: Dam Nail Polish “Iris of the Beholder” Color-Changing Polish, $9.50,
Middle Finger: ILNP “Juliette,” $10,
Ring Finger: Serum No. 5 “Day Glow” Glow-in-the-Dark Polish, $13,
Pinky: Boii Cosmetics “Parental Advisory Explicit Purple,” $7,


Thumb: Fanchromatic Nails “Time & Relative Dimension in Space,” $8.50,
Index Finger: Laquistry “Amazeballs: Holo!,” $15,
Middle Finger: Floss Gloss “95% Angel,” $8,
Middle Finger Top Coat: Fun Lacquer “Diamond Dust” Holographic Top Coat, $13,
Ring Finger: Color Club “Harp On It” Holographic Polish, $12,
Pinky: Girly Bits “Le Freak,” $12.47,


Thumb: Polish Me Silly “Paradise” Multichrome Polish, $12.50,
Index Finger: Honey Bunny Lacquer “All Night Thing” Matte Polish, $9,
Middle Finger: Comet Vomit “Northern Lights” Color-Changing Polish, $11,
Ring Finger: Cupcake Polish “Jolly,” $13,
Pinky: Pepper Pot Polish “Going Topless,” $10,

By Debbie Stoller
Photo by John Lwton
Manicurist: Lolly Koon
Model: Anna Maria Candraman

This article originally appeared in the August/September 2017 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!

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