Happy Monday, dear readers! As you already know, I had the pleasure of attending The Indie Shop event this past Saturday. It was so wonderful to meet new people as well as see old friends, and more importantly, support the small independent polish and supply owners we all know and love! Because there were so many that wanted to attend but could not, I snapped a few pictures and wanted to get a post written up about my experience. Ready? Let's do this!
Attendees were given a reusable tote bag, and these were very useful for the large hauls purchased at the event.
As many of you already know, several of the indie vendors present created exclusives for the event. This checklist was so handy to know who had an exclusive in addition to the name so you could find it quickly.
The exclusives and limited edition shades available at The Indie Shop came in a range of shades and finishes; there was certainly something for everyone! I particularly loved the Californian names for these. Perhaps someone will create a Santa Rosa for the next event? *hint hint*
Let's check out all the brands present! First up is Envy Lacquer, the brand that organized the event!
I spy an event exclusive!
Watermelon Madness and Mint Chip smell so delicious! I also dug the nail vinyl display!
The one thing missing from this photo are Yvette's fabulous heels!
San Diego was the Bliss Polish event exclusive.
Row and rows of beautiful polish!
You can't forget the cuticle care!
Natosha is all smiles for the camera!
I am currently fixated on these bubble vinyls so you can expect to see them show up here soon!
I've been loving indie body products lately and love these solid lotion bars and this gorgeous coffee scrub!
What goes better with polish than colourful hair! Alix and Lynnae make such a great team!
Customers got to spin the wheel to win a prize of discounts at the event, online discounts, or free polish. The Jackpot was the Baby Shower duo OH and Deer!, which yours truly won, I might add!
Yes, those are Girl Scout Cookies, and yes, I did try to buy them.
Malibu was the Stached Polish event exclusive.
Lexi had a great display! I love the lights and the flowers! My photos of the Painted Polish booth turned out way too dark so I'm including one from Rugger Productions.
There were several bottles and refills of HK Girl top coat ready for purchase!
Who will win?!?
Welcome to holo heaven!
Packaging up a customer's order
Corona Del Mar was the Sea Lore Limited Edition shade available at the Indie Shop.
You can't travel without your mermaid mascot!
Waiting in anticipation for the grand opening of the Indie Shop event!
LA Chismosa, the event exclusive
Another great polish display!
Taking care of another happy customer!
Vinyls and charms for your nail art needs!
So many ways to display polish! I adore this sweet little heart of event exclusive shade, Beverly Hills.
Calabasas was the Drip Drop Nail Paint exclusive.
The Exotic Sands Collection debuted at Indie Shop!
Event exclusive, Santa Maria
The Harry Potter May subscription box on display!
Mani squares, event exclusive polish, Cuticle Crelly and Hand Crelly, oh my!
SCLA was the Lavish Polish event exclusive.
With so much polish and other products to see and enjoy, it was easy to spend a small fortune in a short period of time! I also decided at the Indie Shop event that I really need to invest in a better camera and flash. With all the activity, many of my customer shots ended up blurred, but thankfully I have some from a photographer to include in this post.
A photo of all the indie vendors!
In order to attend the Indie Shop, I flew in for just the day. I didn't check any luggage so I was limited to what I could bring in my carry on. I thought you might have a little giggle at my quart sized bag stuffed to capacity with polish. I don't think I could have fit any more in there if I tried; it barely closed for me! I'll have more coming soon on what I bought, swatches, and a little surprise for my readers!
The next Indie Shop event is currently in the works for in November, and it will be in California as well. Hopefully this post gave you a little taste of the experience and something to plan for in the fall!
Did you attend the Indie Shop event? What was your favorite part? I'd love to hear from you!
Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful evening!