Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tawdry Terrier Handmade Nail Polish!

Good evening Zombies!

This evening, I have a new up and coming indie nail polish company to show off to you! Tawdry Terrier is a brand new indie company based on Etsy which hand blends all of their nail polish.Their mission statement is:

Tawdry Terrier sells handmade, 5-free nail polish. Not tested on animals. Established in 2013.

1. Gaudy and cheap in nature or appearance.
2. Shameful or indecent: tawdry secrets.
Cheap and gaudy finery.

I love the name of this company. It's whimsical yet naughty at the same time!

I love the packaging! Look at those adorable pups! 

Top of the boxes

The tissue paper was color coordinated with the nail polish inside each box.

Back of each box- ingredients and information

The goodies! L to R: Preppy Puppy, Little Surfer Dog, and Muttjito Mint. Cutest names EVER! And sooooo flashy!

Top of the bottles with names of the each nail polish.

Close up of labels. So adorable!

Descriptions per Etsy store:

Muttjito Mint - a mint metallic glass fleck nail polish with a mix of pink, mint, and silver glitter

Preppy Puppy - hot pink glass fleck nail polish with a mix of pink, white, and lime green glitter 

Little Surfer Dog - is the exclusive bonus polish, which will only be available to customers who purchase the entire Dog Days of Summer collection. It is a warm yellow glass fleck nail polish with a mix of yellow, orange, and turquoise glitter. Little Surfer Dog was inspired by the colors of the sunshine and the ocean and named after the Beach Boys' song Little Surfer Girl.

Swatches! (2 coats of polish for each swatch.)

I will be using these in upcoming manis! Stay tuned to my Instagram- @makeupzombie and Facebook (MakeupZombie) for the posts! 

My thoughts!

I'm a total sucker for flashy, glittery, over the top indie nail polish. There I admitted's my new obsession. So, when I received these nail polish for review, I did a little dance of delight.

Little Surfer Dog is a cheery bright yellow with orange and green hex glitter and mico glitter in the base. In the bottle I didn't except it to be as opaque as it ended up being, even with one swipe of the polish. It's lovely with just the right amount of sparkle. I also noticed the glitter pieces were easy to apply on the nail wheel and didn't want to clump up all in one spot.

Muttjito Mint is a fun mint green shade. However, I'm not a huge fan of metallic or frosty nail polish. I WILL give this one a slide as it is filled with pretty pink and silver round and square glitter chunks and again, the glitter was easy to apply and spread evenly on the nail wheel.

Preppy Puppy is a lovely hot pink with pink, green, and white glitter pieces throughout it's base. It too has micro glitter scattered throughout. I don't know why, but this color reminds me of watermelon Jolly Ranchers. :D Again, the glitter was easy to apply and the color was pretty pigmented with only one swipe on the nail wheel.

I love the bottles. LOVE. I adore the fact that the labels of each nail polish is on the TOP of the bottle which makes it so easy to find a color if you store them as I do in a drawer! The bottles themselves are pretty darn sturdy and I like how clean and modern they look.

These colors are quite flashy and "gaudy" (if you will) and have such cute puppy themed names. You really can't go wrong.

A bottle of nail polish from Tawdry Terrier is $10.00 (USD) (which is pretty standard for indie nail polish with such an amazing amount of glitter and color) or you can pick up the entire "Dog Days of Summer" collection (7 nail polish which include Little Surfer Dog) for $60.00.

Keep track of Tawdry Terrier on Facebook and let them know Makeup Zombie sent ya! ;)

*Products in this post were sent to MZ for review purposes only. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.


  1. What a well put together little package - everything is so cute!

  2. What cute packaging! I really love the glitter :O I think my favorite is when it's over a white base :3


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