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3 Beauties from the Indigo Bananas – A Delos Holiday collection

Recently I got to try three of the Winter 2016 A Delos Holiday collection by Indigo Bananas. I want to jump right in here and say the formulas are perfect! So easy to apply, base coat recommended and top coat optional, they are shiny!

NOTE: I was going to get this posed over the weekend, but Saturday morning my son and I hit by a hit and run driver, we were coming out of a stop sign intersection in a residential area, and the cross traffic was empty, except…a guy came barreling down and I didn’t see him, and he hit me at a full 30 mph! We are ok, I’m still a bit sore but nothing broken, but my car 😥 The guy that ran into me took off, so there’s that. Anyway, thank God for insurance as he is nowhere to be found, yet. So I am back on my feet, onward and forward!

Here are these gorgeous polishes! ~Winter 2016 Collection~ A Delos Holiday…A tribute to Westworld, one of many worlds for your many holidays. Open the door and see what’s behind – a million little perfect pieces. A collection of novel multichromes, holographic and with holographic flakies~Oh, and they come in two sizes, 8 and 15 ml.

Great Beasts Once Roamed This World from the Indigo Bananas Winter 2016 A Delos Holiday collection is described as, “Great Beasts Once Roamed This World” is a vibrant color shifting multichrome nail polish, with a linear holographic effect as well as holographic flakies. A million little sparkly pieces, a million different colors.” And, Base color: orange-red/orange/gold
Finish: strong multichrome, linear holographic, holographic flakies
Roughness: smooth
# coats: two” She’s hot and she’s gorgeous! Two thin coats here with topcoat. Note: she will stain over acrylic or soak off gel base, so I recommend a base coat protector for that, is not supposed to stain natural nail.

Master of Your Reality from the Winter 2016 A Delos Holiday by Indigo Bananas (currently unavailable, contact them to find out), is a multichrome holographic color shifting 2-coater, smooth as butter! It shifts from deep purple/deep blue/medium teal with gorgeous silver holo flakies!

Two thin smooth coats of “These Violet Delights Have Violet Ends” by Indigo Bananas from the Winter 2016 A Delos Holiday, is described as, “a vibrant, very strongly color shifting multichrome nail polish, with a linear holographic effect as well as holographic flakies. A million little sparkly pieces, a million different colors.” And “Multiple thinner coats tend to give stronger and deeper holographic effects compared to a single thicker coat.
Base color: dark fuchsia/violet, shifts gold
Finish: strong multichrome, linear holographic, holographic flakies
Roughness: smooth”.

Thank you so much Andrea for entrusting me with your beautiful lacquers! Readers, did I mention Andrea is a super sweetheart?! Other shades from this collection currently available are: Center of the Maze, This World Belongs to Us, The Beauty in This World, What Dreams May Come, They Became Music and Where The Mountains Meet the Sea. Check them out!

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Some 2015 seasonal faves from Indigo Bananas

Andrea from Indigo Bananas sent me a beautiful selection of polishes from each season so I could show you the diversity of her products. Well, I ended up with seven, even though there are only four seasons. 😉 You know it’s like a potato chip, once you have one, it’s hard to stop! I was going to break up the post into two, but oh well, I couldn’t wait to show you. And she is having a grand sale right now. She’s going to be moving and rather busy (I know how she feels). Details below. In the meantime, let’s take a peak at what I have for you today. This should hold you over until her new collection comes to fruition!

From left, Land of Green Ginger from Spring 2015. And 3 creme neons from the summer 2015 Neon The 10th Element collection, the pink is named after the collection, Neon The 10th Element, then Carbon Dallas and Phlogiston Paradise!

From left, Land of Green Ginger from Spring 2015. And 3 creme neons from the summer 2015 Neon The 10th Element collection, the pink is named after the colection, Neon The 10th Element, then Carbon Dallas and Phlogiston Paradise!

From left, Hole in The Sky from the Summer Rains collection, Shrieking Teals from Fall '15, and Night Gathers from the Winter 2015 collection.

From left, Hole in The Sky from the Summer Rains collection, Shrieking Teals from Fall ’15, and Night Gathers from the Winter 2015 collection.

Let’s start with The Land of Green Ginger. This really pops for a pastel! See how that slides off the tongue? Popping pastel!

The Land of Green Ginger from the Spring 2015 collection is a cool minty teal green, buttery smooth teaming with glass flecks. Two coats here. It is described as: "Land of Green Ginger is a light, mint green creme packed with gold & gold to green colorshifting glass fleck (large size) shimmers, and scattered holo. Very flattering green! This polish is quite a bit lighter than Immortal Game, and a mint color, so quite a bit warmer than the medium teal of Immortal Game, in addition to having a different mix of shimmer."

The Land of Green Ginger from the Spring 2015 collection is a cool minty teal green, buttery smooth teaming with glass flecks. Two coats here. It is described as: “Land of Green Ginger is a light, mint green creme packed with gold & gold to green colorshifting glass fleck (large size) shimmers, and scattered holo. Very flattering green! This polish is quite a bit lighter than Immortal Game, and a mint color, so quite a bit warmer than the medium teal of Immortal Game, in addition to having a different mix of shimmer.”

Nest up will be three gorgeous neons from the Neon The 10th Element collection. Starting with a brilliant pink named after the whole collection!

Neon The 10th Element is a brilliant, eye-popping Neon pink, and named after its collection from Indigo Bananas Summer 2015 release. It is described as: "Neon is the 10th Element - and is the brightest color in this collection. Eye searing hot pink.  This color is bright hot pink with no yellow cast."

Neon The 10th Element is a brilliant, eye-popping Neon pink, and named after it’s collection from Indigo Bananas Summer 2015 release. It is described as: “Neon is the 10th Element – and is the brightest color in this collection. Eye searing hot pink. This color is bright hot pink with no yellow cast.”

Next up is Carbon Dallas. I love bright watery blues like this!

2 coats of this brilliant blue neon creme from Indigo Bananas Neon the 10th Element collection, Carbon Dallas. Of the three neons I'm presenting today, I left this one in it's natural state, they all dry satiny/semi matte, so you can see the finish. It is described as: "a blue/light blue neon creme that is semi-matte/satiny finish with two coats recommended."

2 coats of this brilliant blue neon creme from Indigo Bananas Neon the 10th Element collection, Carbon Dallas. Of the three neons I’m presenting today, I left this one in its natural state, they all dry satiny/semi matte, so you can see the finish. It is described as: “a blue/light blue neon creme that is semi-matte/satiny finish with two coats recommended.”

Purple AND Neon? Yes please! Here is Phlogiston Paradise from the Neon The 10th Element collection.

Phlogiston Paradise from the Neon The 10th Element collection is a super opaque brilliant purple creme, 2 coats, as with all these. Just for a fun I included an accent nail using Hole In The Sky by Indigo Bananas. Somewhat because it looks cool. Plus if you ever saw (and appreciate the quirkiness of the film, The 5th Element) you can relate the "hole in the sky" reference. Stumped? Message me, LOL Anyway, it is described as: "Phlogiston Paradise is a purple creme; it leans more blue than other purple colors and is more violet-toned than royal purple-toned.  Swatch as pictured is two coats with top coat. As a neon, this polish will try semi-matte and not totally shiny. A top coat is recommended but not needed; the polish will become shiny with a day of wear if shine is a concern."

Phlogiston Paradise from the Neon The 10th Element collection is a super opaque brilliant purple creme, 2 coats, as with all these. Just for a fun I included an accent nail using Hole In The Sky by Indigo Bananas. Somewhat because it looks cool. Plus if you ever saw (and appreciate the quirkiness of the film, The 5th Element) you can relate the “hole in the sky” reference. Stumped? Message me, LOL Anyway, it is described as: “Phlogiston Paradise is a purple creme; it leans more blue than other purple colors and is more violet-toned than royal purple-toned.  Swatch as pictured is two coats with top coat. As a neon, this polish will try semi-matte and not totally shiny. A top coat is recommended but not needed; the polish will become shiny with a day of wear if shine is a concern.”

For the last three seasons, we have some Summer, Winter and Fall faves. Starting with Hole in The Sky from Summer Rains collex!

This one is GLORIOUS! Hole in the Sky from the Indigo Bananas Summer Rains collection in 2-3 coats. Great formula with tons of depth. It is described as: "The base of this color is a purple, but it is blue-leaning. The red to green shimmer and flakies in it give it a more purple cast. It photographs very blue in some lights (fluorescent) and with some cameras.  At an angle the flakes & shimmer shift green, and the polish will appear bluer. The linear holo effect is subtle (in order to not wash out the shimmer), but should be present in the sun and direct light.  Please apply three thin coats for ideal holographic effect (holo pigment is more linear when applied in a very thin layer)."

This one is GLORIOUS! Hole in the Sky from the Indigo Bananas Summer Rains collection in 2-3 coats. Great formula with tons of depth. It is described as: “The base of this color is a purple, but it is blue-leaning. The red to green shimmer and flakies in it give it a more purple cast. It photographs very blue in some lights (fluorescent) and with some cameras.  At an angle the flakes & shimmer shift green, and the polish will appear bluer. The linear holo effect is subtle (in order to not wash out the shimmer), but should be present in the sun and direct light.  Please apply three thin coats for ideal holographic effect (holo pigment is more linear when applied in a very thin layer).”

Everyone needs a teal holo, especially a linear! Here is Shrieking Teals from Fall.

Indigo Bananas Shrieking Teals from the Fall 2015 collection in two amazing coats. It is described as: "Shrieking Teals is a vibrant green leaning teal linear holographic. The holographic rainbow is slightly more subdued in this polish because of the vibrant color. Top coat affects the color of this polish a little bit - the polish is a deeper teal shade, it is shinier, and the holographic effect is a bit more pronounced but less linear.  Multiple thinner coats tend to give stronger and deeper holographic effects. **Important notes**: The pigments in this polish have the possibility of staining. However, the staining is temporary and on the nail surface and can be removed or fades on it's own. To remove such stains, the fastest method is with cuticle remover on top of the nail and light scrubbing.  A base coat prevents staining. Top coat is recommended for this polish for increased shine, and a slightly stronger holo."

Indigo Bananas Shrieking Teals from the Fall 2015 collection in two amazing coats. It is described as: “Shrieking Teals is a vibrant green leaning teal linear holographic. The holographic rainbow is slightly more subdued in this polish because of the vibrant color. Top coat affects the color of this polish a little bit – the polish is a deeper teal shade, it is shinier, and the holographic effect is a bit more pronounced but less linear.
Multiple thinner coats tend to give stronger and deeper holographic effects.
**Important notes**:
The pigments in this polish have the possibility of staining. However, the staining is temporary and on the nail surface and can be removed or fades on it’s own. To remove such stains, the fastest method is with cuticle remover on top of the nail and light scrubbing. A base coat prevents staining.
Top coat is recommended for this polish for increased shine, and a slightly stronger holo.”

And the last one is from Winter 2015, Night Gathers. Beautiful!

Gorgeous and sultry Night Gathers from Indigo Bananas Winter '15 collection. Two coats here! It is described as: "Night Gathers is an inky blue leaning black linear holographic polish. Two coats for full coverage, top coat recommended and does not affect the holo flame. Multiple thinner coats tend to give stronger and deeper holographic effects compared to a single thicker coat."

Gorgeous and sultry Night Gathers from Indigo Bananas Winter ’15 collection. Two coats here! It is described as: “Night Gathers is an inky blue leaning black linear holographic polish. Two coats for full coverage, top coat recommended and does not affect the holo flame. Multiple thinner coats tend to give stronger and deeper holographic effects compared to a single thicker coat.”

Conclusion: Loved all of these. The cool thing about neons, are they are bright and cheery. The coolest thing about these are you need no undies, no tighty whities! LOL They pop on their own. I highly recommend all these. No go shopping!

Here is the info on the Anniversary/ (3 years old on 2/1!) Clearance/Moving sale (also posted on Indigo Bananas Facebook page)!
“Indigo Bananas will be closed from Feb 9 – end of the month (we may open sooner but this is the latest it’ll be closed to). We’re relocating to a new state, so it’s time to have an Anniversary & Clearance/Moving Sale! (Indigo Bananas turns 3 on Feb 1st!)
No discount code needed, nearly all items in the shop are 10-40% off starting now (ends Feb 7 end of day). Most polishes are 30-40% off, however, and it stacks with gift certs & shipping promos. (The IB shop will be closed Feb 8-end of month at the latest).
Items in the discontinued section will not be restocked until further notice. Restocks, and a new release, in early March include: Winter 2015 Game of Thrones inspired collection, Fall Holos, and then Spring ’15 pastels, and neons will be restocked first week in March (with new releases). Older colors will be restocked at a later date. Indigo Bananas is part of the Creme a la Mode box and the next one is set for early March, so that color is the next one out for us!
Shipping will be going out asap, same day on weekdays, and shipments CANNOT be combined once you get a tracking number, since I’m on a time crunch – sorry! 🙂
****SHIPPING RATE CHANGES****
Shipping rates went up Jan 17, and I’ve adjusted them in the shop to match. Some rates are cheaper, some are more; mostly international is up. Shipping costs now cover a large weight range (8oz-32oz are the same for example!), so that’s why at some order weights it may seem less and sometimes more. Generally international is WAY up, US priority is WAY up, US first class is up for small amounts, and down for around 12-16oz.
IB has new shipping promos as a result:
* US free shipping over $50 (down from $60) (it’s actually way cheaper for me to ship first class)
* Canada – $5 flat rate above $100
* Mexico – $5 flat rate above $125
* Rest of World – $10 flat rate above $125

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**These products were sent free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

I’m giddy for Indigo Bananas Fall ’15 Holos

I’m super excited to present my first swatches and review for Indigo Bananas! I have three of the seven new Holo 2015 collection, available today, Aug. 19. Go order now 🙂 Here is a little background first on the founder, Andrea.

Los Angeles based handmade indie nail polish brand Indigo Bananas was founded by Andrea in 2013. She is a trained biologist with prestigious backgrounds such as UCLA and Princeton! In a word, Andrea truly IS the brain behind the science of Indigo Bananas. She may be a science chick, but holy cow, she’s got this lacquer thing nailed down. Oh, and IB also sells cuticle balms. Brilliant!

Without further ado, here are the three beauties I have to show you today.

I have three of the seven Fall holos for 2015 available for order now! From left, Polish of Unusual Quality (P.O.U.Q.), Synonym Bun, and Rhythm & Booze.

I have three of the seven Fall holos for 2015 available for order now! From left, Polish of Unusual Quality (P.O.U.Q.), Synonym Bun, and Rhythm & Booze.

First up is Polish of Unusual Quality (P.O.U.Q.).
IB describes Polish of Unusual Quality (P.O.U.Q.) as, “This is a Polish of Unusual Quality (P.O.U.Q.), a red of unusual shine, a color you were pretty sure didn’t exist…until it launched itself at your nails. Top coat optional.

**Slightly brighter flame with most top coats** Multiple thinner coats tend to give stronger and deeper holographic effects.”

Base color: magenta / dark fuschia
Finish: linear holographic
Roughness: smooth
# coats: two medium, two-three thin
Top Coat: optional, a bit more holo flash with top coat
Staining: should not stain – base coat recommended
Size: 15ml or 8ml (pulldown menu options)
Vegan & cruelty free: yes
3-Free (formaldehyde, toluene, DBP free): yes

Polish of Unusual Quality (R.O.U.Q.) Two coats, no flash here, no topcoat but wowza is she shiny!

Polish of Unusual Qualty (R.O.U.Q.) Two coats, no flash here, no topcoat but wowza is she shiny!


2 coats of R.O.U.Q. taken with a flash. You can see she doesn't need a topcoat, you could, but not really needed.

2 coats of R.O.U.Q. taken with a flash. You can see she doesn’t need a topcoat, you could, but not really needed.

Next is Synonym Bun. She’s a rare beauty because the color takes on a fiery glow when topcoat is added. Either way, you’ll love this fall femme fatale. I have shots here of with and without topcoat, with and without flash.

IB describes Synonym Bun as, “Synonym Bun – say what? a synonym pun? Delicious! Warm reddish brown linear holo with a strong flame. Two coats is opaque, but three for a stronger holo and deeper color is recommended.”

**Important notes**:
* Top coat changes the tone and holographic effect of this polish, to a deeper and more reddish-brown color and a glowy/toned down holographic effect. There is a good holographic effect with and without top coat. It’s a polish with two effects! 🙂
* This polish did not stain my nails, nor have the component pigments, however it contains colorants that have the possibility of staining, so one coat of base coat is recommended for wear longer than a day.

Base color: deep red-brown
Finish: linear holographic
Roughness: smooth
# coats: two medium, two-three thin
Top Coat: optional, see notes above
Staining: should not stain – base coat recommended
Size: 15ml or 8ml (pulldown menu options)
Vegan & cruelty free: yes
3-Free (formaldehyde, toluene, DBP free): yes

Synonym Bun is all kinds of spicey shine, no matter how you wear her.

Synonym Bun is all kinds of spicey shine, no matter how you wear her.


2 coats of Synonym Bun without topcoat, just as stunning and super shiny, less red shimmer.

2 coats of Synonym Bun without topcoat, just as stunning and super shiny, less red shimmer.

2 coats of Synonym Bun with topcoat, no flash, but wow, she's a blushing brown beauty!

2 coats of Synonym Bun with topcoat, no flash, but wow, she’s a blushing brown beauty!


2 coats of Synonym Bun with topcoat, shot with flash. Sexy brown with fiery flashes. Wow!

2 coats of Synonym Bun with topcoat, shot with flash. Sexy brown with fiery flashes. Wow!

And third, a sexy purple holo, perfect for fall in every way, Rhythm & Booze.

IB describes Rhythm & Booze as, “a purple (warm leaning) linear holographic with a bright blue flame. Two coats for coverage, but three coats gives a stronger holographic flame and deeper color. Top coat optional. Multiple thinner coats tend to give stronger and deeper holographic effects.”

Base color: purple, warm leaning
Finish: linear holographic
Roughness: smooth
# coats: two medium, two-three thin
Top Coat: optional
Staining: should not stain – base coat recommended
Size: 15ml or 8ml (pulldown menu options)
Vegan & cruelty free: yes
3-Free (formaldehyde, toluene, DBP free): yes

2 smooth coats of Rhythm & Booze, all that shine will make you sing!

2 smooth coats of Rhythm & Booze, all that shine will make you sing!


Here is a shot of Rhythm & Booze with flash. Look at that holo sparkle!

Here is a shot of Rhythm & Booze with flash. Look at that holo sparkle!

Overall, even though I don’t have the other four polishes from this collection, I can absolutely guarantee you these all have identical downright perfect formulas. All perfectly opaque in two coats. Application couldn’t get any better, and I had virtually NO CLEANUP to my cuticle areas. None! It glides on like silk and dries quickly, but plenty of time to get the job done. This is how holo is done girls! I highly recommend this collection and I can’t wait to try more of Indigo Bananas lacquers. Now here are the fun facts, links and more. Get yours ordered today, and while you’re at it, see what other cool stuff you can pick up where you’ve got your cart loaded!

The Indigo Bananas Fall ’15 collection was released TODAY at noon Eastern at the Indigo Bananas website and retail for $12 for full size polishes (15ml) and $7.25 for the minis (8 ml). The other polishes in the collection are: Shrieking Teals, Volcanic Corruption, Olive Time & Space and Indigo Montoya.

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