Ingredients: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl, Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Silica, N-Butyl Alcohol, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Benzophenone-1, Violet 2. may contain: ultramarines, iron oxides, chromium oxides, lake dyes (batch certified), mica, glitter.
Size: 15ml / .50 fl oz
Other: Vegan & cruelty free, 3-Free (formaldehyde, toluene, DBP free). Indigo Bananas brand polishes are handmade from suspension base, thinner & related solvents, pure pigments, effect micas & flakes, and glitter. Polishes are made in batches, with weighed colorants and measured liquids, and batches are compared to previous testers. All finished polish colors have been tested for at least a month, with most having been under development for 3months+. Since this is a handmade product, there’s a possibility that there will be slight batch variations, but they do their best to minimize them, both in appearance and performance.
Please shake before use, as the base used tends to ‘gel’ up, but should thin to a good consistency with a small amount of agitation. Please allow dry time between each coat of polish. Usage of a base coat & top coat is HIGHLY recommended to increase wear of all nail polish. Indigo Bananas recommends using 3-Free top coats & base coat – and especially avoiding DBP (dibutyl phthalate, which disrupts hormone function), in all nail polish products.
The easiest way to remove glitter nail polish is to: soak a cotton pad in polish remover (or acetone), place it on your nail, wrap a piece of aluminum foil around your finger, wait 10 minutes, press and slide off the pad in one swipe (look up “glitter foil removal method” on youtube for some great videos). Please wipe cap off after use to prevent build up of polish. Polish can be thinned with nail polish thinner (ethyl/butyl acetate based, not acetone) if it is too thick or thickens up over time, with use.
About Indigo Bananas
Indigo Bananas is a Los Angeles based handmade indie nail polish brand, founded, run and manufactured by Andrea, a trained biologist (Princeton, UCLA) with a background in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and chemistry – which means she has a love for the nerdery* behind nail polish making. *nerdery is a word, right? Ok, Andrea is not student of Englishology.
The name Indigo Bananas can be interpreted in multiple ways: ripe bananas glow indigo under UV light, so they are the most royal of all the fruits. The name sounds like ‘indie go bananas’ – so feel free to go bananas for indie nail polish, since you are not alone and there are a bunch of us who also find indie nail polish appeeling.
Swatches courtesy of @emilydemolly & The Crumpet.