I don’t own that many indie polishes. I completely support fellow nail polish fanatics making their own polishes but I don’t have that many in my collection. I always go on Etsy and add more and more polishes to my wishlist, but I rarely bit the bullet and buy a polish. But there is one indie brand that I’m completely enamored with and that is Hare polish. I’ve been a totally fan of Nikole for the last few years, before she even starting making her own polishes. She always had the best swatches and really had a great eye for layering combos. When she came out with her own polishes about a year and a half ago, I scooped them up. Now, shes selling her polishes on Llarowe and has thousands of fans on Facebook. Needless to say, getting her polishes is now a challenge and an expense. But I was lucky to get 4 of her polishes in a surprise restock of her shop a few weeks ago, and I have to say while she got big in the indie polish scene, her quality is still impeccable!
Hare Polish “Asteroid Turf” is a medium toned green jelly with strong yellow undertones that is packed with medium purple hex glitter. It is the coolest color combination that I never would have thought to put together! When I first saw this polish I knew I had to have it because I love green polishes, but I didn’t think I would love it as much as I do. The amount of glitter is perfectly proportionate, in my opinion. It is dense and is definitely visible as purple from far away, but doesn’t over power the manicure.
The formula is amazing. While this is a jelly polish, there is nothing sheer about this polish. I was worried I might have to layer it over something, but like Nikole’s other creations this is highly pigmented. This is 2 coats and as you can tell some of the purple glitter in the first coat is almost completely covered up by the second coat.
The consistency wasn’t too thick either. I was a little worried that with such a pigmented jelly with dense purple glitter that it would be pretty thick. But the polish glides on the nail really easily. The glitters transfer really easily and don’t come off the nail with a lot of brush strokes. The dry time was relatively nice as well. It wasn’t shockingly fast, but not slow either. Wear time was really good too. I was wearing this polish all week before I got my first chip on day 5.
I really don’t have anything to complain about this polish! Its not exactly a “fall” polish, but it was a fun polish to wear for a few days. I found myself really cheered up by this 80s style color combo and think this will get a lot of use, especially in the spring!
What do you guys think? Have you ever heard of Hare Polish? Do you own anything my Hare Polish?