All-Indie Radiant Orchid nail polishes

press sample

Good morning all! This is a post I’ve been working on for some time, and I’m excited to finally be able to share all these pretties with you! I reached out to a lot of different independent polish makers to see if they were making their own version of Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s Color of the Year. I’ve had a great response! (Some of these were provided to me as a press sample, and some I have purchased with my own money.) Hit after the collage for all the lovelies!
Indie Polishes Radiant Orchid | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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Charlie’s Rad Lacquer “Hi I’m New” review

press sampleHi everyone! I’m hoping you’re having a great day so far! I woke up with a splitting headache and plan to go lay down after I type up this post (and hopefully convince my almost 5 year old that he doesn’t need to roar like a dinosaur today!).

Today I have a new-to-me indie polish: Charlie’s Rad Lacquer. I contacted the maker of Charlie’s Rad Lacquer after seeing a really gorgeous photo she posted on her instagram and she very graciously sent me two polishes. One of those you’ll see in the all-indie Radiant Orchid post, but the other was just a little too blue-toned to be included, so I have it for you today!

Hi I’m New is described as a textured deep purple polish with microglitters of blue, maroon, and holographic. When I received this, I didn’t realize it was supposed to be slightly textured, so I don’t have any pictures of the texture for you. It was just slightly gritty to the touch, though. This is 2 coats of Hi I’m New; to smooth it down, I used Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food which gives it a matte look.

Charlie's Rad Lacquer Hi I'm New | Be Happy and Buy Polish

Here it is with one coat of OPI topcoat:
Charlie's Rad Lacquer Hi I'm New | Be Happy and Buy Polish

Close-up:
Charlie's Rad Lacquer Hi I'm New | Be Happy and Buy Polish

This is a really gorgeous polish, I love the light blue sparkles, they really stand out!

You can buy Hi I’m New here on storenvy for $7.50 and keep up with Charlie’s Rad Lacquer on facebook and instagram. Go give her some love by following her! What do you think of this pretty polish? I can’t wait to show you the other polish I have from her in the All-Indie Radiant Orchid post. 🙂 Until the next time,

Jessica