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About NorthernStarPolish

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Northern Star Polish

Northern Star began as a way to offer my spin on the world of indie nail polish. I've been polish fan & collector for most of my life, and as my hobby deepened I started mixing my own colors to create that one particular shade crave that the mainstream brands just couldn't satisfy.

Soon I found myself elbow deep in glitter and pigments, researching supplies to create the best polish and mixing to my hearts content. After encouragement from family and friends I opened shop March 2012 and am committed to offering artisan luxury polish without the luxury price tag or restock drama.

Now, nearing my second anniversary, I've added hand blended cuticle oils and plan on expanding even further with bath items. Who knew a small bottle of nail polish would lead me here! Every item is handmade and the result of countless hours of research, experimentation, and testing of the best ingredients I can find - and if I don't *love* a product then it doesn't make its way into my shop.

I find creating polish so rewarding, and love diving deep into glitter, pigments, color, and texture to bring my ideas to life - and am very grateful to every one of my customers who have joined me on that journey. Thank you for visiting!

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  • Kristin

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
Thank you for shopping Northern Star Polish!

My biggest motivations for producing my line of polish & bath goodies is my love of color & creation and my interest in being able to chose exactly what goes in to each item. I design and hand mix all my polishes from the best ingredients available - including suspension base specially designed for creating polish, pigments, colorants, glitters, and stainless steel agitator balls.

Quality and integrity are important to me. I research and test every single ingredient used, and do not purchase ingredients from companies that perform animal testing or contain animal products (such as carmine). Glitters and pigments are personally tested before using, and completed polish designs are held for an additional testing period before releasing for sale. I stand behind my product, and believe you will enjoy the love and attention to detail that is invested into each polish, from glitter blends to packaging.

Wholesale inquiries welcome, please message me for details.

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Returns and exchanges
If items arrive damaged please notify me within one week of receiving. breakages can occur during shipment even though packaged securely. Base colors can differ slightly from one bottle to the next , but please contact me if you think there is significant differences in the color advertised.
I accept payment through PayPal, credit cards, and etsy gift cards.
Orders are typically shipped within 3-5 business days.
Additional policies and FAQs
Polish ingredients:
Suspension base - Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isobutyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Glycol / Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Silica, Styrene / Acrylates Copolymer, N-Butyl Alcohol, Benzophenone-1, D&C Violet #2. May contain PET glitter, mica, iron oxide. - see individual listings for more information.

Treat NSP nail polish the same as you would any store bought polish. Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. You may need to gently shake polish (or roll between your hands) before applying, and be sure to always use a base and top coat for best results (I personally use Orly Ridge Filler and Poshe top coat).

Thank you!
Kristin / Northern Star Polish