Sunday, 31 March 2013

Sandpit Nail Polish by Alanna Renee - Oz Indie Polish


Today I would like to share with you all one of the Australian Indie polishes I recently picked up from Alanna Renee.


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This is Sandpit and Alanna describes her inspiration for this polish as;

"Sandpit has a mix of blue and yellow shreds, large green hex glitter, large and small red hex glitter and small black, white and brown glitter in a creamy brown base.  It's supposed to look like children's toys partially buried in the sand."

Alanna recommends to apply a base coat first, then 2-3 coats of Sandpit, allowing the polish to slightly dry between coats and finish with a top coat.

I love this polish, from a distance it appears nude and doesn't look like there is much going on with your nails but once you get up close and take a good look you see just how busy it really is.  To me all these lovely crayon colours reminds me of a Kindy Art Room.  Makes me smile every time I wear it.


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One coat of Sandpit to show just how much you pick up with one layer.


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After 3 coats coverage is opaque and very very busy, don't you just love it!!

Personally, I prefer to wear only one or two coats with a different shade base coat.  Drying time is shorter and it's not as thick, base coat, 3 layers of polish and top coat is too much for me.  You don't have to apply a top coat but it is important if you want a smooth finish.


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OPI ~  Did you 'ear about Van Gogh with two layers of SandPit


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CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant ~ Toasted Almond and one coat of Sandpit


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Revlon Top Speed ~ Ocean and two coats of Sandpit.  This last one was a bit of an experiment, I wanted to see what would show through Sandpit if I used a completely different shade on the spectrum.  I was surprised by how opaque Sandpit was, a little of the Ocean shows through and I think it brightens the blue shreds but I am not enamoured by this blend.

This polish is thick with assorted hex glitter and it really isn't hard to apply, I did shake the bottle a little between each couple of nails just to keep the heavier hex mixed.  Sandpit stays wet long enough if you want to reposition the larger hex to your satisfaction.  I like to simply brush it on with no particular pattern because each nail is different and you just don't know what your going to find, chaotic and full of surprises just like a Kiddy's Sandpit!

Alanna if you read this I hope I did your polish justice as it is truly delightful and one of my favourites.

Alanna is one of the nicest Indie Polish makers I have come across and if you would like to visit her website and try her fantastic polishes for yourself please follow the link here.  Her polishes are $7.99 each, shipping is a flat $7 and FREE is you spend over $50 (Aus only).  These polishes are available internationally and you can find out more about that here.

I highly recommend you try this brand for yourself.  This is Alanna's latest collection and they are ALL gorgeous!!


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Let me know what you think in the comments, I would love to hear from you.

10 comments:

  1. All those colourful spicks and specks reminds me of hundreds and thousands... or child's toys buried in the sand ;)

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    1. Yeah reminds me of coloured pencil shavings too.

      I love it!

      Jac x0x

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  2. Wow! I adore the coloured flakes and the GIANT hex glitter. I've never seen hex in that size before in a polish!
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    1. I know it's pretty unique in what I have seen too, I love it!

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  3. I love the assortment of glitter but it really does remind me of a kindy artwork. I'm not really a fan of how it looks after three coats though, the glitters all together look a bit messy.

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    1. Yes it certainly gets busy, I prefer it with a coat of something else under it and one layer of sandpit.

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    1. Alanna makes beautiful polish :o)

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  5. That polish is gorgeous, never heard of it before xo

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    1. Well worth getting hold of some if you can Megan I have about six of her polishes and I love every one!

      Jac x0x

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