The world of nail polish is super vast, and there are so many choices that it's easy to get overwhelmed with all your options. Although we love famous brands as much as the next person, we think that indie nail polish brands deserve equally, if not more, love.

Here are some of our favorite indie nail polish brands to shop now.


We love this brand because it is 100% vegan and cruelty-free, made in the United States, and woman-owned. Yes, it's all those things and so much more. Another reason why we are fans of the brand is because the founder, Michelle Lin, created the brand as a symbol of rebellion since she was not allowed to wear nail polish growing up. The brand focuses on colorful and whimsical color stories, so your nail polish acts as wearable art, and we are obsessed. The packaging is also divine and reminds us of mythical potions. 

ILNP Nail Polish

This is another woman-owned company, and it does not test on animals. The brand was founded by Barbra Salet, who loved color and couldn't seem to find nail polish that worked perfectly with whatever look she was going for. She started to mix her own products and eventually began creating polishes that she had dreamt of. The shop started on Etsy and has grown ever since. The brand prides itself on having an extensive range of colors as well as shimmers. 

Cirque Colors 

One of the reasons why we love this brand is because it is safe and non-toxic. It is also vegan and cruelty-free. The brand is well-known for its incredible range of colors as well as its formulas. The brand has a collection called the Do Good collection, which focuses on benefiting non-profits and causes. It has raised over $55,395. The brand also uses eco-friendly mailers.  


This is another cruelty-free, vegan, and woman-owned brand. Founder Adina Bodana started her career working on designing for theater and even Gianni Versace. She was always passionate about her nails and went on to create a-England, which is a British nail polish brand. The brand's products are inspired by British weather, charm, art, history, and architecture. 

F.U.N Lacquer 

This brand was created in 2013, and has a huge range of products, from matte polishes to magnetic nail polish and more. In addition to nail polish, this brand also has a makeup line, so you can 100% match your nails to your makeup! We love this brand because it is also 100% cruelty-free and vegan.