ALIQUID Lacquer: Handmade Indie Nail Polish

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About ALIQUIDLacquer

Sales 3,003
On Etsy since 2013

Unique handmade nail polish

I had spent the past several months slaving away on the two qualifying papers for my Master's degree in linguistics. My fiance was working in another state, so I had only my dog Trudy for company. On the day I finally passed my exam, I decided I needed a break, and I really needed a new hobby. Almost at random I decided on nail art.

I loved the way nail art allowed me to express my creative side, which hadn't had much exercise in a long time. I think nail polish is unique in that a single manicure can tell a story in a way that no other makeup can. I started a blog to showcase my swatches and attempts at art, and it was through blogging and meeting other nail polish addicts that I discovered indie polish.

It was only a matter of time before I decided to try my hand at making polish myself. It would be a great way to show others what was going on inside my head. Ever since opening ALIQUID Lacquer in November 2013, I've tried my best to design polishes that have meaning to me, whether inspired by a favorite book, place, or experience. And of course, Trudy has been there for me the whole time!

It feels great when someone else loves my polish as much as I do. I hope you find something here that speaks to you!

About the name: "aliquid" is a Latin word meaning "something, anything". The accent is on the first syllable, just like my name, Alison!

Shop members

  • Alison

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hi, I'm Alison! I live near Boston with my husband, our son and our dog Trudy. My "real job" is as a digital librarian for a clothing company. I also like fantasy novels, RPGs, British comedy, and romantic period dramas.

  • Trudy


    I'm Trudy! I give my mom kisses and moral support while she makes nail polish. I like eating, chewing on things, playing tug of war, eating, and sleeping under the covers in mom and dad's bed!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 1, 2022
Welcome to ALIQUID Lacquer! I design and hand-mix unique nail polish. I measure my ingredients carefully to ensure that products are consistent from batch to batch. All my polishes are inspired by real-life things I love, and I want to share the love with you!

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If you receive a damaged or defective item from my shop, please contact me via Etsy with a photo of the damage and I will be happy to send you a replacement. I do not offer returns or refunds at this time.

If your order is lost in the mail, contact me for a replacement. I cannot replace orders that are marked as delivered.
Payment is either via Paypal or direct checkout with Etsy's credit card processor. If you are having trouble with payment, please contact me via Etsy.

Bought items should be paid for within five days, or the transaction will be cancelled.

Items may be cancelled up to the time when they are marked as shipped. If you make a mistake with your order, please contact me as soon as possible.
Orders weighing up to 16 ounces are shipped via USPS First Class mail; heavier packages are shipped via USPS Priority Mail. A tracking number is provided for all orders. Once picked up, USPS First Class takes between 2-5 business days within the US.

I ship to the address on file on your Etsy account, so if you check out via Paypal, please make sure that your Etsy address is correct.

Items will be shipped within 5 business days of payment. Any changes in shipping will be announced here and on my Facebook page.

Nail polish is shipped wrapped in bubble wrap in a box or bubble bag. I do not offer gift wrap at this time.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, don't hesitate to contact me! I love feedback of all kinds!