Here are my the top twelve indie polishes. In determining what is 'indie' and what is 'commercial' I based it on whether it is hand made or whether it is made in a lab. Therefore brands like aEngland, Cult Nails, Pretty Serious and Picture Polish are commercial for me.
There are no surprises to me that four Lynnderella polishes make my top 12.
Lynnderella - Ghost of a Chance - This was such a huge surprise for me, I had no idea that I would love this as much as I did when I put it on. Those pastel matte and satin finish glitters are just so delicate in this.
Lynnderella - Salad Days - Truly an inspired polish! Its green and sparkly and it contains tomatoes, carrots and purple cabbage :)
Lynnderella - Golden Rules - clearly no surprises here for anyone that knows I love gold like Goldmember! I swear she made this just for me!
Lynnderella - The stars in her eyes. The 'galaxy nails in a bottle' polish. I seriously stared at my nails all day when I wore this one. What the photos don't capture are the holographic colour reflections. The iridescent blue together with those teeny tiny stars is just perfection.
Smitten Polish -Adeste Fedelis. I only just got this one on Christmas Eve, so I don't know whether its just because I wore it so recently that it stuck in my mind. Then again, I could easily have chosen many Smitten polishes to be in this spot. I want it now, Pure Imagination, You're turning violet, Violet and Confection were all stand outs for me!
Emily de Molly - When Planets Collide. Yay for Aussie indies, I have three of them in my top 12. The inky blue jelly base with the perfect balance of glitter won me over with this one.
Enchanted Polish - Hey Jude. Enchanted polish knocked it out of the park with their holo/multichrome polishes. The whole Beatles collection was awesome and I just might stab someone to get a bottle of Austin Powers.
Contrary Polish - Purple Smoke. The whole Contrary polish collection is just stunning. I fell in love with the dusty and smokey polishes with their gorgeous and complex shimmers. Purple Smoke is one of those classic Contrary shades, it's so beautiful!
Glimmer by Erica - Ethereal. Other than Lynnderella polishes, my Glimmer by Erica shades were the very first indies polishes I tried, some of the earlier shades had some reflective curling and a bit of partial bleeding. Ethereal was from a new range and it totally blew me away. A gorgeous colour combo of glitters, perfectly matched here with Picture Polish Marine.
Gloss 'n Sparkle - Edge of the World. Do I even need to say anything else about this one? Teal green jelly with green and aqua glitters. Stunning.
Femme Fatale - Ghoulish Glee. From her halloween trio, this one was just awesome. My photos of it really didn't do it justice, my nails were short and stumpy and light reflections washed out the colour. This was jam packed with glitter but it wasn't dry and it was easy to apply - even with those bar glitters.
Crows Toes - Absolum your potions master. Yep it's ultra thick formula almost makes you think your polish has dried out, but hell yeah, Laurie knows how to make a beautiful polish. There are a number of her polishes that could be listed here, but sadly I only own two of her shades. My pictures of this are shitty, but I can easily see why this one made the MUA top indie polishes.
So there you have it. I'd love you to tell me some of your top indie polishes in the comments below (especially from brands I don't own - so I know what to keep a lookout for)