Ooooh, something exciting is happening! The ultimate pajama lounging experience of your life. A Black Friday to elbow jab all the other Black Fridays. And an opportunity to hoard alllll the things cuz no one does Crazy Nail Lady quite like you. Did your Shopping Hand just get twitchy? Cuz honestly, that’s only the beginning. Get ready for drools and swoons and 27 other levels of ladylike-type scenarios. Cuz the Indie Brand Collective is back and it’s about to get some kinda sexy in here, just so you know.
A little rundown on the IBC before we start. Organized by Liz of Pretty Jelly, the IBC is a collective sale site where customers can view all participating shops in one place and use one universal sale code to shop them all during the specific sale period – in this case, Black Friday weekend. The sale code will mean different things for each shop, so you can visit the IBC site, click on each brand and find all the details regarding sale terms and conditions and convenient links to take you directly to their store. Cuz why waste time in figuring all that out by yourself when Liz has already done the hard part for you? Liz gets a horn toot, a half of one at least.
Currently there are about 36 brands participating. More could be added before the sale goes live, so be sure to keep checking the list of shops for changes. About 14 of those brands are offering exclusive polishes for the sale and that is what I’ll be showing you today. Y’all ready? Well then lessss go! A Noodle Leg EXTRAVAGANZA! is happening in 3 .. 2 .. 1 ..
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See? You already want all of them. You’re about to spend some money, I can already tell.
Suuuuuper picture-y blog today with tons of important info, so in an effort to not spend the next 18 years in here, I’ll keep the chatty to a minumum. For once, maybe I’ll be a proper blogger or something! Well, we’ll see. I dunno. Stupid words tend to come out whether I want them to or not.
Ugh, already wasting time. GUYS! The nail polish:
ALTER EGO: MYSTERY SHOPPER
DESCRIPTION: A clear base with light olive green microglitter and purple shreds
OPACITY: Swatch shows 4 coats plus top coat
Intended as a topper, but I’ve swatched Cynthia’s toppers before on naked nails and they always turn out exquisite. And four coats sounds like effort to about the trillionth degree, but they were an effortless four coats and .. well .. you had me at effortless.
Aside from all that, this polish would make for some awesome party manis. Someone do that for me and tag me in it. I’ll just be over here wearing an extraordinary amount of pajamas.
Price: $9/17ml or $4.50/8ml
Sale code T&C: 20% off entire purchase; free shipping with $50+ purchase; international shipping
BLACK DAHLIA LACQUER: COMING UP ROSES
DESCRIPTION: A metallic mauve holographic with silver holo flakies, rose gold glitter flakes and subtle red/indigo/violet shift
OPACITY: Two coats, but one covered really well
How precious is this color? Ugh. As far as pinks go, it’s pretty much pink, level EXPERT. If you’re not buying this, let’s have a chat about priorities, shall we? Cuz how can you enjoy sitting amongst all that “electricity” and “running water” without this lovely pink holo in your life? Spoiler alert: you can’t.
Annnnnd then! A double dose of Black Dahlia. For real bonus points come to LIFE. Check it out:
BLACK DAHLIA LACQUER: FOUR LEAF CLOVER
DESCRIPTION: A dark gunmetal crelly with blackened green to purple duochrome shift, silvery blue and dark violet flakies and champagne/red and purple/blue shifting glitter flakes
OPACITY: Two coats
Formula here isn’t quite as opaque as the other one, but it’s pretty dang close. About one-and-a-half coats to be exact, except I don’t think that’s a thing. Regardless, it went on easy and it’s full of yummy deliciousness. Flakies, guys, FLAKIES. And for that fact alone, we lub it lots.
Price: $10.75/14ml or $6.75/8ml
Sales code T&C: 20% discount; purchases $25+ get Four Leaf Clover for free; purchases $40+ get free cuticle oil; purchases $75+ will get free top and base coat; international shipping
BOHEMIAN POLISH: A JOHN WATERS CHRISTMAS
DESCRIPTION: A white crelly with pink and gold chameleon chrome flakies and strong pink shimmer
OPACITY: Two smooth and silky coats; a Polish Mountain waiting to happen
One swipe down the nail and .. ugh. DEAD. This color is STINKIN’ GLORIOUS. The shimmer! The flakies! The tongue lolling about outside my body! Told ya it was about to get sexy in here.
My polish is a tribute to the delightfully tacky yet unrefined city I call home. When I think of how John Waters, our Baltimore hometown hero, would celebrate Christmas, I imagine plastic white trees covered with pink flamingo Christmas lights and just glowing. I wanted to capture that feeling.
— Jen, Bohemian Polish
And soooo … we’ll take 18,000 bottles.
Sale code T&C: 40% off; free tote to all orders $35+ while supplies last; international shipping
CRYSTAL KNOCKOUT: SHELTERED GROVE
DESCRIPTION: A holographic gold metallic base with subtle green shift, iridescent pink flakies and gold shimmer
OPACITY: Listen, I did 3 coats. It only needed 2. My brain has clearly gone away somewhere.
First time using this brand, and I was quite impressed! This is a lovely gold and the formula was nice and easy. A perfect shade for anytime, but it’ll make a great base for some holiday nail art. Or maybe you just need an excuse to be festive? These nails are begging for it, let’s just say. They also say NAP TIME! although that might be just me.
Sale code T&C: 30% discount; first 20 orders get a free 8ml mystery polish; international shipping
FAIR MAIDEN POLISH: IT’S LIT
DESCRIPTION: A super sparkly periwinkle holographic with violet flame and red/gold/indigo shift
OPACITY: Two coats
Formula was easy although it can get gloopy if you work it too much. DON’T DO IT. I mean it. Just swipe then leave it alone. It’ll all work out, I swear. I mean, I go ultra perfectionist and ruin pretty much everything about 97.74658% of the time ALL so you won’t have to. In other words, I did this mani twice. Oops.
Lastly, BLING LEVEL is at an all time high. Mercy.
Price: $5 (or practically free)
Sale code T&C: 25% off entire shop; international shipping
LEMMING LACQUER: CRANBERRY FAIRY
DESCRIPTION: A cranberry holographic with sparkling pink and red microflake shimmers
OPACITY: Two coats on ring finger and three coats on the rest; the thicker your coats are the less you need (science!)
So glowy! And sexy and vampy and all sorts of drool-y. Sad we’re still only at the beginning cuz how unattractive am I gonna be later? (VERY.)
Thanksgiving approached so the fairy prepared / Her cranberry magic, not that sugar plum fare / She made the food delicious and atmosphere merry / Thanksgiving was good thanks to Cranberry Fairy.
This polish is inspired by the Cranberry Fairy who visits every home the night before Thanksgiving to enchant the foods with deliciousness. Her magic is also the reason many of us pass out after enjoying the feast. Just don’t mention her sister, The Sugar Plum Fairy. There’s some sibling rivalry going on there.
— Cassie, Lemming Lacquer
I could use one of those Cranberry Fairies. Cuz salad with just some lemon squeezed on it is not quite a delicious as you’d expect. Seriously y’all, this diet is LAME. Is skinny happening soon? Cuz the Cheeto withdrawals are a dire thing.
Sale code T&C: 25% off $20+ purchases
MDJ CREATIONS: FROST
DESCRIPTION: A clear base with blue/violet shifting shimmer
OPACITY: Swatch shows two coats on naked nails. At first I tried three coats, but it got too thick and then disaster ensued. I really really suck at nails sometimes. It was also 2am on a work night and one eye was already sleeping, sooo …
Formula is thicker than average due to all the shimmer packed in. I mean, SO MUCH SHIMMER! It dries slightly textured and semi-matte, but once you add top coat – HOLY MOLY! Complete driving hazard. Potholes come straight out of nowhere with this one.
One coat over black for funsies!
Sale code T&C: 30% off entire purchase; no minimum; international shipping
MY STUNNING NAILS: TINSEL
DESCRIPTION: A silver foil with gold and silver flakies
OPACITY: Two coats
This one is actually opaque in almost one coat, which works out perfect for those who like to do quick nails and then go be productive and accomplish some shit. So, like, opposite of me, then. Cuz I do nails with a splash of other things, like breathing with a touch of dishes thrown in so hubby won’t divorce me.
Sale code T&C: 40% discount; buy three or more polishes and get the exclusive for free
PAINT IT PRETTY POLISH: FEELING FROSTY
DESCRIPTION: A teal/purple/blue multichrome with some sparkly bits; I added that last part (clearly I did)
OPACITY: Two coats
Easy to apply, medium thick formula. There really isn’t much else to say about it cuz multichromes make me stoooopid. Brain’s stopped holding my mouth closed and the Ugly Ecstasy Face is so dire. If I somehow manage to stay married after this, it’ll be a dadgum miracle. Y’all need this!
Sale code T&C: 20% discount; surprise gift with every purchase; orders $80+ ship free; ships international
POLISH ‘M: INDIGO GLOW
DESCRIPTION: An indigo purple holographic with iridescent purple/blue shifting glitter, aqua/purple/pink shifting flakies, slight blue to pink shift and a rainbow of chameleon chrome shifting flakies
OPACITY: Two ultra glide-y coats
Ummmm, do you see all those goodies in there? How this polish doesn’t cost like a billion dollars defies allll the comprehensions. Although considering how much we’d pay for a bottle full of magic, even a billion dollars makes sense. For half a second, but still. Purple lovers, get on this!
Sale code T&C: 50% discount; first 49 orders that are $49+ will get the exclusive for free; free shipping for $60+ purchases; international shipping
PRETTY BEAUTIFUL UNLIMITED: BLACK FRI-YAY!
DESCRIPTION: A purple/pink/copper/orange multichrome shifter with cosmic holographic flakies
OPACITY: Two nice and smooth coats
GUYS. Another multichrome! Our best day ever just got best-i-er. That shift is LEGIT gorgeous and then you go tossing flakies on top and OMG, I swear I’ll never be normal again. If you haven’t drooled in a thousand buckets at this point, I feel var var sad about your brain.
Sale code T&C: 35% discount; purchases of $50+ get the exclusive for free plus free shipping
PRETTY JELLY: BLACK FRIDAY
DESCRIPTION: A dusty periwinkle with copper shimmer and rainbow multichrome flakies
OPACITY: Two coats
All you really had to say is copper shimmer and now not much happens after that. Good thing we’re nearing the end, otherwise we might be sitting in this blog for nigh on eternity. I mean, there’s plenty of nail polish but barely any mashed potatoes and THAT, my friends, is a nightmare with a travesty and a sad face on top.
OMG what? Shut up, Brain. Stupid words have officially come out, which we were all expecting at some point anyway.
Sale code T&C: 35% discount; free 5ml mini polish for the first 30 orders; order $40+ get the exclusive for free; orders $75+ get free shipping; international shipping
SASSY PANTS POLISH: BLACK FRIDAY
DESCRIPTION: A black jelly base with platinum silver micro flakies and beautiful shifting chameleon glitter
OPACITY: Three thin coats
Another one just LOADED with sparkly bits. I’m on the verge of a loss for words. I’ve been writing this post for like 18 years, trying to come up with something clever to say that hasn’t already been said. It’s nigh on impossible. It is what it is: beautiful, stunning, lovely, gorgeous – all of the pretty words poured in a bottle.
Sale code T&C: 20% discount; orders $50+ get free shipping; first 30 orders of $25+ get the exclusive for free; international shipping
TURTLE TOOTSIE POLISHES: SHOPPING SPREE
DESCRIPTION: A blackened green jelly with holo and green sparks
OPACITY: Three coats
Well if we’re gonna end this thing properly, there better be a green one! And it’s soooo gorgeous you guys. GAH! My heart hurts just looking at it. Don’t mind me! Just crying over nail polish. COMPLETELY NORMAL BEHAVIOR, just so you know.
Sale code T&C: 30% discount; international shipping; free Turtle Tootsie pen while supplies last; first 50 orders get a Turtle Tootsie Post-It note folder full of Post-It notes (OMG, dream scenario! Office supplies: GIMME.)
THE ROUND UP
Who’s still upright? Not a dadgum one of us, that’s who. All this pretty all in one place all at the same time. If any one of you has managed to somehow WALK AWAY, well then perhaps you are a robot cuz nothing else seems logical. Unless Leonardo is involved, that is. With Leonardo, everyone gets a pass.
Now, FOCUS. Very important sale info ahead!
DATE/TIME: Friday, November 24 at 12am EST through Monday, November 27 at 11:59pm EST
DISCOUNT CODE: Enter IBCFRIDAY at checkout in all participating shops to receive discounts and goodies pertaining to each shop
WHERE: Shopping takes place at the individual stores, but the collective information can be found in one convenient site by clicking here
During the sale, customers can interact with each other and the various makers by joining the sale group. Click here and hang around a bit. Flash giveaways might happen, and you won’t wanna miss it.
That’s it! We made it! You may officially get off your no-buys, ladies, cuz a legit justification-type scenario has just landed in your lap like no big deal. Get your wallets handy and set those alarms! Cuz who’s missing out on all this yummy Black Friday goodness? CERTAINLY NOT YOU.
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