Monday, January 12, 2015

Indigo Bananas Swatch Spam

Hi friends! How was your weekend? It was so frickin cold and wet the whole time! I don't mind cold weather, but when it is cold and rainy, I get whiny, lol!

Today I have some swatches from the indie brand, Indigo Bananas! This is a long post with a lot of pictures, so be prepared! I selected four different polishes to swatch from the current offerings that, I think, best represent the brand. And not to spoil the post or anything, they are all really great!

Please Note: Products shown were provided by the company/creator for review purposes.

 Indigo Bananas Enchanted Lake, Gods & Monsters, 2% Butterscotch Ripple & Chill Out

Indigo Bananas Enchanted Lake

Enchanted Lake is a deep emerald green jelly with red/green color shifting flakies. Holy crap this is gorgeous! The jelly is ever so perfectly squishy.  The flakies are like those in Essie SOTT and are so magical in the dark green jelly base. The formula is fantastic! I was not expecting for a jelly to apply so smoothly, let alone one with flakies. But Enchanted Lake performed beautifully. This is three smooth coats with no dragging or streaking. And minimal VNL! I have a few other jelly/flakie combos that take so many coats to look opaque, but not this one! I did experience some mild staining, so be sure to double up on that base coat!


(Macro mattefied with Sally Hansen Big Matte Top Coat)

Indigo Bananas Gods & Monsters

Gods & Monsters is a black jelly with red/green color shifting flakies and shimmer. Shut up right now, because you just don’t even know. Flakies and shifty shimmer?!? I just can’t handle the awesomeness. It literally glows like embers in a fire. I may have to declare this lovely the victor over all other flakie polishes. Nothing really quite compares! As if it couldn’t get any better, the formula was smooth and easy to work with. This is two coats. I think I should have gone for the third; it looks a little thin in some spots. So depending on how you polish, and how long your nails are, you will need about 2-3 coats to get full opacity. It dries smooth to the touch, but you really need a good shiny top coat to amplify all that amazing shifty shimmer.


  Indigo Bananas 2% Butterscotch Ripple

 2% Butterscotch Ripple is a red plum jelly filled with green/gold shifty glitter and holo shimmer. I know I sound so repetitive, but isn’t it soooo pretty!!! If I was forced to pick a favorite, I think this might be it. I can’t get over that fiery sparkle and the unusual combination. Two thicker coats (due to the insane amount of glitter) for full coverage. The consistency isn’t problematic though, just thicker than the rest. It also requires a little extra top coat love to get it completely smooth. I added a layer of Gelous along with my usual top coat to get a glassy finish.


 Indigo Bananas Chill Out over Zoya Neely

Chill Out is a white, holo and iridescent glitter mix in a clear base. It has got to be one of the prettiest white glitters I have ever seen! The shimmery holo and the iridescent glitters really give it a frosty look - like glittering snowfall! And it would look absolutely stunning over a variety of bases, especially a jelly sandwich. I chose to layer it over a soft minty green (Zoya Neely) to really accentuate the delicate shimmer. Love!!! This is one easy coat over my base color. It has the perfect formula for a glitter polish, not too thick or thin with an even distribution of the glitters.


There are lots of other fantastic polishes in the Indigo Bananas line up. I had such a hard time picking these four out, myself! There are even a new line of multichrome flakies! Seriously go check out all the gorgeous beauties made by the super sweet Andrea and you won't be sorry...well maybe your wallet will be!

Please Note: Products shown were provided by the company/creator for review purposes. All opinions are my own. For more info, please read my disclaimer.

Indigo Bananas is available on line. Prices range from $7.25 to $12.00 a piece.


  1. These are just too gorgeous! Thank you for reviewing them.

  2. Such gorgeous colors these are all!


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