Do you ship worldwide?
YES! I potentially ship to any country in the world. The price depends on the size of your order and the country. Check out detailed rates and shipping methods on the Shipping & Payment page.
What is ‘indie nail polish’?
‘Indie’ stands for ‘independent’. It means that I create and promote my products by myself and they are not related to any big brands or companies. My products = me! 🙂
Is it really hand-made?
Yep! Every single bottle. The process is very precise and I write down every slight change I make to the nail polish formula. That way I’m sure to make every bottle of the same color similar to each other.
My mixing room looks somewhat as a chemistry classroom: every drop of pigment, every milligram of glitter can change the polish to something completely new.
Testing is a big part of this all and I try out each new polish I make because I need to know what I’m selling to my lovely clientele.
How do you come up with new colors?
The whole idea behind Daria’s Nails and DARIA NAIL PAINT is Creativity. Be creative, have fun! I find inspiration everywhere: sometimes it’s in nature, sometimes in a dessert I ate for lunch, or a movie I saw.
You should try it too. Look for things that inspire you to do interesting things or make you happy.
Is it 5-free and cruelty-free?
Yes. All my polishes are made of 5-free products. It means they do not contain Toluene, Formaldehyde & Dibutyl Phthalate(DBP), Camphor, Formaldehyde Resin. My nail polish base provider also is a certified-cruelty free provider. I never test any of my polishes on animals (though my cat needs a manicure! just kidding – he is fine with his claw-scratcher:)).
If you’re interested, check out full list of ingredients.
Do I need to know anything before buying?
Remember that these polishes are hand-made. It means there might be slight inconsistencies in colors shown on the photo and the actual polish. I do my best to make sure they match, but mistakes happen. So do read the description to understand what is the actual color and polish formula. Blue-greens are the most difficult colors to photograph so they show a bit too blue in pictures.
If the polish is glitter-dense it may be a bit sticky on application. It’s better to apply thinner layers in this case.
If glitter particles are big your polish will dry with a slight texture. If you like it – keep it as it is. But if you want it smooth and glossy, better to apply a layer of a top coat.
Some polishes are a bit sheer so you’ll need about 3 coats to make them opaque. Or you can always layer them over a cream polish of the same color.
Did I miss anything?
If you have other questions that are not specified here, please contact me.