I'm a (nearly) 25-year-old girl who loves nail polish far too much. I got into this mess a little under a year ago when I got engaged and didn't want anyone to catch sight of my ugly, peeled, and bitten nails when checking out my ring. I can proudly say that I haven't bitten/peeled my nails since then!
You might notice that my fingers look a little strange (bent, swollen, or deflated) sometimes...that's because I have primary lymphedema praecox in all four extremities. Basically, my lymphatic system did not develop properly as I grew up, so I develop painful swelling in my limbs. The swelling comes and goes, which really messes with my skin and joints. Sometimes I do some strange photo cropping when I'm feeling insecure about my fingers. Sorry about that! I'm also sorry that my photos aren't crazy awesome...I'm in desperate need of a better camera.
Now, nail polish!
For my first post on here, I'll show you guys Indigo Bananas Rez. Rez is a duochrome (shifts from purple to a blue/green/seafoam situation) and also contains silver, black, and purple glitters. The formula was great, didn't have any trouble with application. It did seem a bit slow to dry, but I use fast-dry topcoats, so that didn't really matter to me. I used two coats of Indigo Bananas Rez and two coats of Seche Vite (which caused some shrinkage at the cuticles, whoopsie!)
head-on shot, mostly purple
Indigo Bananas can be found on Etsy. Rez costs $10 for 15mL or $4.50 for 5mL.
Product received in a polish and candy exchange with the creator, who is a friend of mine.