Indigo Bananas Nail Polish Swatches and Review

by Lisa Heath

Indigo Bananas Nail Polish Swatches and Review

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Ready for another new indie maker?  I was all set to review these polishes, but I wasn’t expecting them to knock me on my butt!

Indigo Bananas is a new indie polish maker that will take the polish world by storm!  I posted a sneak peek on my Facebook Page and the response was overwhelming!  Without a review people were commenting saying they bought it off JUST that one photo!  No review, nothing!  I was thrilled for Andrea!

Ready to see some swatches?  Let’s get to it!


Maui Front

Here is the straight on view of Maui!  This is the first one I swatched and I was blown away!  Head on this shows as a strong teal with small holo glitters mixed in.  It shifts to a pretty blue and into a gorgeous purple.  I saw the bottle first and didn’t set my expectations too high because a lot of times duochromes in the bottle do not translate as well to the nail.  This one did.  Completely!  I used 3 coats on its own (no undies required!) and a glossy top coat!

Maui Side View:

Maui Side

Here is Maui angled a bit. You can see some of the color shift in this photo.  Spectacular, isn’t it?!

Maui Side:


This is my favorite shot – it shows the shift beautifully.  This is a polish I will be wearing a lot!


Low-Key Front

Low-Key is another duochrome polish, but it isn’t as obvious of a shift as Maui was.  This one shifts from an olive green to green to blue green.  Another stunning polish!  I used 2 coats for this one and a glossy top coat!

Low-Key Side View:

Low-Key Side

You can see a little more of the duochrome shift in this photo.

Low-Key Side:


Again, a little more shift is visible in this shot.  Beautifully done Andrea!

Chill Out:

Chill Out Front

Chill Out is the glitter top coat I wanted to try!  A lot of Indigo Bananas polishes are duochromes, but I wanted to try a little mix and throw a glitter in.  This is a great glitter, even for people who usually shy away from it!  Chill Out is a mix of white and iridescent glitters in a clear base.  The glitters are all small hexes and squares.  Nothing chunky at all.  Pictured is just 1 coat of Chill Out over Sally Hansen Barracuda (I like white glitters over pale blues).  I didn’t need to manipulate the glitter at all, everything spread out evenly and the base wasn’t thick or runny at all.  Perfect application!

Chill Out Side View:

Chill Out Side

Chill Out is a very fine, very subtle glitter.  I only used 1 coat of top coat to smooth it out as well, so those that don’t like the feel of glitter – no worries here!

Chill Out Side:

Chill Out

Gorgeous glitter topper!  So many possibilities for this baby <3

And that concludes my review for Indigo Bananas!  I really mean it when I say that she is really going to do well in the nail polish world.  All 3 polishes were perfect.  Application, pigmentation… just everything!

You can find these 3 polishes and more on the Indigo Bananas Etsy Shop

Full Size polishes retail for $10.00 and are 15ml

Mini polishes retail for $4.50 and are 5ml

Make sure you check out Indigo Bananas on Facebook as well for shop updates and swatches!

Have you placed your order yet?

***Products in this post were provided for an honest review.  All opinions are my own***

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Michelle Rouhier February 25, 2013 - 12:35 pm

Absolutely amazing review! I may not have bought Mauiast night, but that pic did cause me to take a Chance on three others!!

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