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7 Indie Nail Polish Brands That Will Take Your At-Home Mani to a Whole New Level

These under-the-radar nail polish brands deserve a spot on your vanity.
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Because you're spending so much time at home these days, it makes sense you'd want to step up your at-home manicure game. You could reach for a bottle of nail polish from that tried-and-true salon brand. But there are so many indie nail polishes worth trying these days. So why not step out of your mani comfort zone?

According to Pinterest, searches for indie nails are way up this year — and for good reason. It turns out there are some pretty cool under-the-radar nail polish brands out there that totally deserve a spot on your vanity.

So we rounded up the best indie nail polishes you need on your radar right now. Trust us: You'll be the coolest person on Instagram if you share a mani pic featuring one of these polishes.

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Holo Taco

Cats' Evasion, $14

Holo Taco was founded by Cristine Rotenberg of the popular Simply Nailogical YouTube channel. The eye-catching line was inspired by Rotenberg's love of all things holographic. The taco reference in the name came from her YouTube tutorials, where it sounded like she was saying "taco" when she was really saying "top coat." Each shade is seriously bold so no matter which one you choose, you won't be able to stop staring at your nails. Our favorite? A multichrome deep magenta that shifts to red and has shades of gold, bronze and rustic green.

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J. Hannah

Artichoke, $19

It makes sense that J. Hannah, a timeless, sustainable jewelry brand based in Los Angeles, would venture into nail polish. After all, what better complements a beautiful bracelet or ring than well-manicured nails? The brand's polish line is highly curated with shades inspired by natural elements that are all subtle and beautiful. Try this warm, light green inspired by, yes, artichokes.

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Cirque Colors

Rothko Red, $16

From neutral pinks and tans to glitters and holographic options, Cirque Colors meets all your mani needs with its wide range of shades. The polishes are long-lasting and nontoxic. Plus, the company does its best to reduce waste and minimize plastic by shipping all products in brown paper packaging. We really dig this thermal polish that changes color based on the temp. It's oxblood when cold and bright crimson when warm.

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KBShimmer

That's Nude to Me, $10

KBShimmer is an Indiana-based nail polish brand that offers a color to suit every mood. Naturally, our faves are the ultra shimmery shades, which glide on smoothly and really last. The line also features a variety of creams, glitters and more. This shimmery pink-toned beige is a major upgrade from the neutrals you're used to.

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BY CHRISTINA HEISER | MAR 29, 2021 | SHARES
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