Jindie Nails Seeing Stars

I don’t know about you, but I am really liking the idea of purchasing more indie polishes. I like feeling that I am supporting a small business that is creating something unique–especially if it’s something that I love like nail polish. When I first saw Jen’s creations, I thought they were definitely pretty and unique, but I was going through my glitter hater phase so I didn’t jump right on them. For the last couple of months, I have seriously done a 180 and started coveting and drooling over every glitter I see. I revisited Jen’s shop and OMG I went crazy trying to decided what polishes to get.  After making my choices, my polishes arrived in less than a week, and I was so surprised to find them wrapped up like this:

    

While some people may not think much of this, I think that Jen’s careful attention to things like how her polishes are wrapped and presented, shows how much she cares about her products and her customers. I, for one, really liked seeing my polishes wrapped in pretty tissue paper and ribbon. It’s the little things that make me happy.

                            

These are some macro shots of the 4 polishes I received–yeah, just to tease you!

The first polish I have decided to share with you is Seeing Stars. This is a vibrant polish with tons of different shaped glitters ranging from stars, bars and hexagons. The glitter is holographic for the most part so I love how it looks in different types of lighting. The thing that I was most drawn to about this polish when I visited Jen’s shop is the amazing blue jelly base. Because I still consider myself a glitter novice, I was very excited to try such a vibrant blue jelly with all that glittery magic explosion. I considered using this polish on it’s own, but decided to use a base color for my first attempt. I immediately thought of using China Glaze Frostbite since it is such a bright blue, but I went with a purple instead: OPI Purple With A Purpose.

    

I hadn’t used Purple With A Purpose in a really long time so I had forgotten how much I love it. I don’t think I’ve been giving OPI much love lately, but I have to say that they definitely have my favorite brush of all the brands I have tried. Their brush works PERFECTLY with my nail shape so it is a breeze to do a manicure since clean up is minimal. I actually didn’t do any clean up.

    

This is one coat of Seeing Stars over Purple With A Purpose. As you can tell, the blue base is VERY pigmented since it pretty much covers up the purple. The polish was a little thicker than I am used to dealing with so I added a few drops of thinner like Jen recommended and it became very manageable. It was not hard to pick up glitter on my brush, but I did have to fish for the stars. I dotted and pushed the bar glitter around a little bit to get it where I wanted it which is pretty typical of similar glitter polishes. This polish dries very glossy and there was some roughness, especially from the stars. I have not picked up any thick top coats such as Gelous, but I am planning to because any glitter lover knows that it’s a necessity.

Overall, I would say that Seeing Stars lived up to my expectations. I think that I would only wear the stars if I’m doing something festive. Otherwise, I would wear this polish any time!  If you are a glitter fan, I highly recommend that you check out Jen’s etsy shop here. She is very active on Facebook as well so you can always reach her there. So let me know what you think of Seeing Stars. Is it something you would wear? Are you a glitter lover or a glitter hater? I’m glad I could start out this Monday with a little glitter love. Thanks for stopping by my dears!

 

58 thoughts on “Jindie Nails Seeing Stars

  1. That glitter is gorgeous. I checked her shop—did you see Ultra-Violet? Purple hex/diamond/bar glitter in a milky whiteish base, and the swatches she has look AMAZING *drool*

  2. That glitter is gorgeous. I checked her shop—did you see Ultra-Violet? Purple hex/diamond/bar glitter in a milky whiteish base, and the swatches she has look AMAZING *drool*

  3. Well I never thought this day would come…. 😛 You know I'm a lover of glitter, but I'm very particular about bar glitters so I would like Seeing Stars more minus the bars.

  4. Awww, yeah…those nails are SEXUAL! At first I was like, "Wow, what a cool purple, OPI," and then I saw it with the glitter, and that was seriously the thought that came into my head.
    I think Gelous is worth getting. I use it as a base coat nearly all the time now. I've only used it to try and smooth glitter once, but it worked pretty well. It does smell a bit funky, but is manageable. I'm assuming nothing like Kleancolor level, haha.

    1. LOL…sexual? You really made me laugh. I don't even know why I started hearing Barry White music in my head when I read your comment. hahahaha. I ended up getting Gelous at Sallys. I was super excited to go because everyone was posting how there were tons of deal and a whole bunch of polishes were on clearance. BIG FAT FAIL. My Sally's didn't have anything good. I hope I like Gelous.

  5. Well I never thought this day would come…. 😛 You know I’m a lover of glitter, but I’m very particular about bar glitters so I would like Seeing Stars more minus the bars.

      1. the only one’s I’ve managed to tolerate are the really short ones…so short they barely qualify as bars.

  6. Awww, yeah…those nails are SEXUAL! At first I was like, “Wow, what a cool purple, OPI,” and then I saw it with the glitter, and that was seriously the thought that came into my head.
    I think Gelous is worth getting. I use it as a base coat nearly all the time now. I’ve only used it to try and smooth glitter once, but it worked pretty well. It does smell a bit funky, but is manageable. I’m assuming nothing like Kleancolor level, haha.

    1. LOL…sexual? You really made me laugh. I don’t even know why I started hearing Barry White music in my head when I read your comment. hahahaha. I ended up getting Gelous at Sallys. I was super excited to go because everyone was posting how there were tons of deal and a whole bunch of polishes were on clearance. BIG FAT FAIL. My Sally’s didn’t have anything good. I hope I like Gelous.

      1. I think I have to give Jenna Marbles credit for the “sexual.”
        And I am with you…my Sally’s didn’t have anything, either.
        How’s the Gelous working?

        1. I just tried it tonight and it seems to be an awesome glitter tamer. I don’t know if it was just my polish combo and all, but it did seem to take forever to dry. I just used way too many coats of polish cause it was so streaky so I’m sure that was it.

  7. Cynthia, would you mind if I use some of the pictures you have taken of this one, Chomp Chomp and Water 4 Elephants for my store listings? I have put the link to your blog already under the listings you have reviewed for but wanted to ask if I can use the pictures? Your pics are MUCH better than mine :)!

  8. Cynthia, would you mind if I use some of the pictures you have taken of this one, Chomp Chomp and Water 4 Elephants for my store listings? I have put the link to your blog already under the listings you have reviewed for but wanted to ask if I can use the pictures? Your pics are MUCH better than mine :)!

  9. I just purchased from her yesterday! Cynthia I'm so sad that I haven't been reading your blog! Do you use tags? Because I follow a bunch for different types of blogs and everyday I go to my reader and I have saved searches of nail polish and nail art but I never see yours :/ anywho I wrote a blog post that maybe if you would like to tag your posts wordpressbeauty and other beauty/nail blogs are going to do the same so we can stay connected because I hate missing out on posts! And yours are the best :/ btw do you have instagram I was looking for you but nothing was found.

  10. I just purchased from her yesterday! Cynthia I’m so sad that I haven’t been reading your blog! Do you use tags? Because I follow a bunch for different types of blogs and everyday I go to my reader and I have saved searches of nail polish and nail art but I never see yours :/ anywho I wrote a blog post that maybe if you would like to tag your posts wordpressbeauty and other beauty/nail blogs are going to do the same so we can stay connected because I hate missing out on posts! And yours are the best :/ btw do you have instagram I was looking for you but nothing was found.

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