Today I have an Indie brand that I pretty much know nothing about. LOL Ok, let me explain. Normally I see a polish that interests me through an Etsy or something. Lately I've had to calm my spending down, so I really take time to think - "Do I need this polish? Do I have anything like it? What could I pair this with? Is this the polish I need the most?" And over analyze it like crazy until eventually if I cannot stop thinking about it, I buy it. If only I could just win the lottery and BUY ALL THE POLISH! I would be set! ;-)
Anyway, I like to dig around and find out about the sellers and get to know the brand. That is completely untrue for today's polish. I actually had to search around before I wrote this post to get a little more info about the brand, CrowsToes! I came across this line through Leah Ann of Llarowe. She recently picked this up and I there was no way I could hesitate for this!! Triple Black Diamond is amazing. I personally fell even more in love when I saw swatches by The Swatchaholic (check it out, you won't regret it). Nope, definitely no regrets here.
I found the blog of the owner, I believe her name is Lauri (please correct me if I'm wrong!!). You can find information at http://thepolishedcrow.blogspot.com/. From what I've read, there are two places to buy from, Llarowe and Overall Beauty. I believe prices range from $12-14 between the two stores. Since I was ordering from Leah Ann anyway, this and Bunny Slope happened to hop in my cart...whoopsie :-D
For my base, I used 1 coat of Zoya Tallulah. That is a Share the Love link, which is a way for me to earn points through them! So cool for me, but you guys can get something too! See what Zoya wrote: Remember EVERYONE WINS with "Share the Love": When someone clicks on your personal link and sets up an online account,
a $5 coupon a coupon for a
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current order. TIP: If you use this coupon and add 2 more polishes to
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Tallulah is a gorgeous bright blue shimmer polish. It is very opaque in 1 coat. Then I applied 1 coat of Triple Black Diamond by CrowsToes. In order to keep from having shrinkage, I placed 1 coat of OPI top coat with 1 coat of Seche Vite after. Seche Vite dries quickly, and when it does, it pulls back on my tips sometimes. I find if I wrap my tips with a non-quick drying polish, it prevents that tipwear from Seche Vite. I picked that tip up a while ago from someone, but wish I could remember who! It works so well! I was able to wear this all day and my tips still were in good shape even with typing all day! I did have to use another coat of SV though, as it was just a tad textured. I love the glossy look ;-)
Now that I've rambled on...and on...you can skip ahead to the pictures. Enjoy!!!!! ;-)
I love the glitters in this! There are black, but also a purple and teal along with holographic little pieces. It is such an interesting combination! I think it will be fun to layer over lots of colors!
So there you go! A new brand to me, what about for you? Have you heard of this? There are some other gorgeous glitter combinations too! I will have to go through the whole process though, even though we both know they'll somehow magically end up at my front door, right? You can't blame a polish addict for being blinded by the glitter... haha!
Have a wonderful, glitter filled day!