Now we all know I love holos so very much, but I do love cremes too. They are the perfect canvas for nail art and they are wonderful for stamping and they are so versatile. And now that my collection keeps growing, there is an obvious hole: the indie creme polish. So I was ecstatic when Andrea of Indigo Bananas called on me to swatch this box for her!
This is the Créme á la Mode box. It is a quarterly box that is inspired by colors of the season. This is the fall box and I'll have more details at the end of the post! Let's get to the gorgeous swatches shall we?!?!
This is Literary Lacquers Blue Stocking Romance and this is a gorgeous navy creme. I painted two thin coats, but some people may get away with one thick coat. I just prefer two for ultimate coverage. The formula was a dream to work with and I just love this color. It is a gorgeous perfect navy. Makes me think of dark fall skies!
This is Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Universal Loner and this a gorgeous true red that leans a little on the brick side for me. This could be one coat, but like I said, I prefer two thin coats. Dries to a super shiny finish and is just amazing!!! This will be good during the holidays, but also is just a super sexy color on its own!
This is Digital Nails Tauping Mechanism, such a fun name. This is a gorgeous grey leaning taupe on me, and is the perfect fall neutral. Usually taupe colors don't look so great on me but this was grey leaning enough that it ended up looking pretty great. This works as a wonderful base with these other colors for stamping – I can also picture this paring well with holos of many colors!
And finally we have Indigo Bananas Dark Side of Maroon, which is a lovely deep berry creme. This is two coats and is super shiny! I love how this is vampy, but also happy and bright at the same time, walks the line between fall and summer quite nicely if I do say so myself!
I hear these stamp very well too, and I plan to put that to the test in a post next week, where I will incorporate these in a nail art look and put them to the stamping test! So look out for those.
And want to know what else is great about this box?! It's affordable, like cheaper than mainstream affordable! The box is $26 + shipping which is an amazing deal and they are available for preorder Monday August 17 through Sunday August 23 at the Créme á la Mode Big Cartel website. Word on the street is these will be available individually in the maker's individual shops sometime after the preorder ship, at retail price. But why wait?! I would totally get this box at an awesome price and then get a chance to try all these different indie brands that you may not have experienced before.
I am so impressed with the quality of these and it is totally making me want to build my indie creme collection for sure! Down with my mainstream cremes, I want an indie only collection, and with this awesome box and these awesome makers, I can totally start building that!
Let me know which one is your favorite and do you have any requests for nail art with these cremes?!? I'm looking forward to playing with these more this weekend!!!