Yep, I gots another awesome indie polish to show you today. This is Coda and I found it on Etsy in a shop called Kunimitsu Nail Potions. Coda is opaque white and gray hexes, smaller red hexes and even smaller holo glitters in a black jelly base. Basically, it's instant galaxy nails in a bottle. Observe:
This is 2 coats of Coda over 1 coat of L.A. Girl's Obsidian (from their metal collection)--and 1 coat of Seche Vite on top (of course) As usual, the pics don't do justice to this gorgeous polish whatsoever. In real life, the different sized glitters lend an awesome sense of depth to the nail. I also love the way the white & gray glitters pop against the black. I was a bit worried they might get swallowed up by the base but they showed through beautifully.
I'm not going to lie, you gotta use a few tricks to apply Coda. The big glitter likes to hang out at the bottom of the bottle, so while I was applying my basecoats, I turned Coda upside down and let it sit there til I was ready for it--that way the glitters were closer to the top of the bottle. I also made sure to swirl and 'scoop' the brush around inside the bottle to get the glitters out. I also gave the bottle a shake every few nails to keep the glitter from sinking back down too far. The good thing about Coda is the polish base levels itself beautifully (and it is super glossy, too) so you can concentrate on getting good glitter placement without worrying about having to smooth out the polish itself.
All in all, I think Coda is worth the little bit of effort it takes to apply it. I absolutely love the effect on the nail and the super smooth, glossy finish of the polish is to die for (I could have skipped the Seche Vite altogether if I had the time to wait for my manis to dry normally)...If you want a bottle, keep your eye on Kunimitsu on Etsy. According to the seller's latest note (posted on 4/11), she's working on new batches as we speak!