When it comes to killer nail polish companies, which are your favorites? We're guessing you're super into the likes of Butter London, Essie…maybe even Chanel. We love those brands just as much, but we've recently tapped into the vast-and-growing industry of independent nail polish brands. Lurking within the depths of Etsy and Big Cartel are small nail polish companies with shades mixed and made by hand. What's big in indie-land? Tons of glittered (or "franken") polishes, but also the kinds of straight-up colors that you've been craving like burnt orange and pretty shades of green. It's so rad to buy something from a small producer, and well, it's unlikely that others will have the same color, if you know what we mean. Click through for everything from unique takes on black to all the great types of glitter to adorn yourself with this fall and winter.
Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.