One of my favourite things about indie polish is the camaraderie that comes along with a shared love.  I’m in a few groups that are specifically for swapping and my favourite of those is known as A Very Canuck Swap, a group for Canadian indie polish lovers.

I signed up and was paired with a lovely fellow Canadian, Aleshia, who went above and beyond for my swap gift. Aleshia contacted my all-time favourite brand, Top Shelf Lacquer, and worked with Amy to have four customs made for me.  One of those, Polar Bear Alert, might just have rocketed itself to my favourite TSL of all time (*whispers* even more than Arctic Kiss). When I shared the photos in Top Shelf Lacquer’s fan group, the reaction was huge.  I chatted about it with Amy and decided that as special as this polish is to me, it’s TOO special to keep just to myself.

Polar Bear Alert

Polar Bear Alert is a black holo jelly with a strong pink shimmer and shifting flakes.  For AGES, whenever people would start threads about your dream polish, I would always say a black jelly with a bright pink shimmer.  So this polish is pure perfection in my eyes.  I would never have considered the holo flare or flakes, but that’s why Amy makes the polish and I simply wear it!

The name, Polar Bear Alert, is in reference to a Facebook status I made one morning when a polar bear had wandered into my town (very near where I live) and I made a post warning others to also be on the lookout.  I didn’t think much of it until Amy messaged me about it.  Here in the North, it’s something we have to live with as an issue and I tend to forget that not everyone lives that way.  Hence, Polar Bear Alert.

The formula of Polar Bear Alert is everything I have come to expect from Top Shelf Lacquer.  Applied easily and without issue, no dragging flakes, and is perfectly squishy.  Just love.

Polar Bear Alert will release 8pm EST TONIGHT over at the Top Shelf Lacquer store.  Amy has stated, though, that this will be a VERY limited polish and once they’re gone, that’s it.  I wouldn’t sit on this one if you like it.  I predict that it will go quickly tonight. While you’re there, check out some of the other stunning products that Amy has to offer in her store.

What do you think of this polish?

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~ Melissa

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