Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Native War Paints Limited Edition Polishes for Indie Expo Canada

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The second annual Indie Expo Canada is coming up June 9th and 10th, and with any fun polish event come the limited edition polishes that are exclusive to the event. Today I have three limited edition polishes from Native War Paints to share with you guys.

Before I get into the swatches I thought I'd provide a bit of background information on Indie Expo Canada (IEC)- the who/what/when/where/why of it all in case anyone is unfamiliar. IEC was created by the genius behind Girly Bits Cosmetics, Pam Heil. She wanted to bring the excitement of Polish Con to Canada (Toronto is its current home) - with a bit of a different vision. IEC is a two day event that takes place on Saturday and Sunday. I was lucky enough to be able to attend the inaugural event last year, and it was such a great time! The Saturday events are more workshop oriented for bloggers and brands to help them grow their social media following, take better photos, etc.. There is also a super fun nail polish making workshop in which participants get to work closely with indie polish makers to create their own custom nail polishes. It was definitely one of the major highlights for me from last year. Sunday is more of the "main event" day - where all of the vendors set up their booths and sell their goods. There is also an awesome silent auction where all of the proceeds are donated to charity, as well as tutorial tables to help learn all those fun nail art techniques. Last year I hosted the water marble tutorials and it was an absolute blast! I'm sad that I'm missing this year's event, but at least I get to pretend and participate in a small way by showing you guys these LE polishes from NWP! Okay, on to the swatches!!

Native War Paints - Indie Expo Canada Limited Edition Polishes

*Disclaimer: these polishes are described the way my eyes see them - they may or may not contain the ingredients that I listed, but this is what I see!

Touring Toronto
A creamy dark teal base with red/gold/green shifting shimmer and a holographic finish; two coats plus glossy topcoat.

Road Trip Snacks
A pinky-mauve with blue/green shifting shimmer, small holographic glitters, and purple/red/copper shifting flakies; two coats plus glossy topcoat.

Border Crossing
A creamy grey base packed with blue/green/purple shimmer; two coats plus glossy topcoat.

The deets:
These polishes will be available to those attending IEC on June 10th for $9.00 each.
They will also be available the following day (12pm edt) on the Native War Paints website for $10 - so have no fear! If you're unable to attend the event, you'll still be able to get your hands on these beauties!

Find Native War Paints:

Find Indie Expo Canada:
Facebook Group Page (best place for updates and info!)

Final Thoughts: 
I like all of these polishes, but my surprise favorite (I know, I know, we're not supposed to pick favorites - but sometimes I can't help it!) is Border Crossing. You can't really tell from my photos, but there is a pinky/purple flash at certain angles in certain lighting and it is super pretty! Are you going to Indie Expo Canada? I'm beyond sad to be missing it this year but I hope to be able to attend again next year!


  1. Oooohhh, these are all SO pretty!

    1. They are! They were surprising! Not colors you'd typically think of for this time of year, but I really like them!