Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Introduction+Indigo Bananas Rez

Alrighty!  Soooo...gonna give this whole Blogger thing a try.  I've been posting swatches on my Tumblr blog for  few months now, but I think a lot of people don't really "get" Tumblr, so I'm going to attempt to keep up with this version of my blog as well.

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.


  1. You did an amazing job of capturing the color shift... which is not an easy thing to do! Congrats on kicking the biting habit... your nails AND mani look amazing!! Keep up the good work.

  2. You totally made me want this! I now need all her duo chromes!

  3. This polish is so stunning ! *___*

    1. It is! One of the most unusual polishes I own, too. I don't have anything else even remotely like it!