FanchromaticNails

Polish for the Geek In You

San Francisco, California · 2181 Sales

FanchromaticNails

Polish for the Geek In You

San Francisco, California 2181 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(683)

Announcement   Fanchromatic Nails offers unique, handmade, limited-edition nail polish, with colors inspired by all manner of geeky goodness. Our nail lacquer is vegan, cruelty-free, and "toxic 5"-free. All colors are personally designed & blended by artist Lynae Zebest, in her San Francisco, CA studio.

Currently our shop only lists items we have in inventory, which means some items may be sold out in between restocks, but also helps ensure prompt shipping.

For shop updates, swatches, previews, and sale notifications, "Like" us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/FanchromaticNails

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 18, 2017

Fanchromatic Nails offers unique, handmade, limited-edition nail polish, with colors inspired by all manner of geeky goodness. Our nail lacquer is vegan, cruelty-free, and "toxic 5"-free. All colors are personally designed & blended by artist Lynae Zebest, in her San Francisco, CA studio.

Currently our shop only lists items we have in inventory, which means some items may be sold out in between restocks, but also helps ensure prompt shipping.

For shop updates, swatches, previews, and sale notifications, "Like" us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/FanchromaticNails

Lynae Zebest

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Lynae Zebest

Selina Nail Polish - dusty purple scattered holo
$10.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(683)
boardwalkbody

boardwalkbody on May 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent communication, quick shipping and arrival, amazing product!

lissaft

lissaft on May 20, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

the colors in these are lovely, but they seem to take an extremely long time to dry (like...half an hour between coats) in order to not smudge them. also a bit difficult to remove - certainly par for the course with glitter polish, but it really takes some elbow grease to get all the glitter off.

lissaft

lissaft on May 20, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

the colors in these are lovely, but they seem to take an extremely long time to dry (like...half an hour between coats) in order to not smudge them. also a bit difficult to remove - certainly par for the course with glitter polish, but it really takes some elbow grease to get all the glitter off.

simoneleah

simoneleah on May 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is a beautiful rich colour I haven't seen anywhere else. It looks good enough to eat. The polish is fluid and opaque in 2 coats.

simoneleah

simoneleah on May 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful!! The small glitter dots are so fun. The base is a sky blue or faded-jeans blue. I'm currently wearing it over a lime-green base coat for some subtle variation.

simoneleah

simoneleah on May 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful! It's pretty opaque in just 2 coats. The matte texture lasts and lasts.

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Updates

I Am In A Dream is one of our new releases...not available online, but we already offering it at our in-person events, such as Silicon Valley Comic Con this weekend! Stay tuned to find it in the shop soon!

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Tomorrow at the Patchwork Festival, we'll be debuting our DIY nail polish jewelry kits, which include everything you need to make 2 beautiful pendants like this! The sample shown here used Against All Logic and Pelvic Sorcery!

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About

Polish for the Geek in You

Hi! My name is Lynae Zebest, and Fanchromatic Nails is my own personal labor of love. I started it in 2011, officially opened for business in summer 2012, and haven't looked back! I am so happy to share my creative endeavors in color and sparkle with you.

I've always had a love of LOTS of color. The very first article of clothing I ever picked out for myself was a pair of fuchsia stirrup leggings with hot pink roses all over them!

When I was in middle school I became a nail polish hoarder. I had dozens of bottles and changed things up almost every day. I love how polish can pack such a pure, colorful punch into such a small space.

My dad is a big Star Trek fan and I've definitely followed in his footsteps. Ever since I got active on the internet I've been involved in fandom communities, writing and reading fanfic, pop culture analysis, and general squeeing for everything from Buffy to Lord of the Rings to Ghost World to Star Wars. I think I've seen every episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine at least 6 times. Even the bad ones. It's my favorite thing EVER.

In college I started seriously studying ceramics, and, unfortunately, concluded early on that the field just wasn't compatible with nice nails. I trimmed 'em short and forgot about nail polish for a while--but I did use some kickass glazes on my pottery, so I didn't have too much crafty color withdrawal.

Fast forward a few years, when I figured out how to rock pretty fingernails again, and because I am just weird like this, started to get into mixing my own custom polish colors. It kind of consumed my brain. And after watching the full run of ST:DS9 for the zillionth time, I realized I could combine two of my biggest obsessions: polish and fandom.

Thus, the "thing" that would become Fanchromatic Nails was born. I have very sensitive skin, so I'm very conscious about what ingredients our products use, and I'm committed to keeping us a cruelty-free, vegan company, as that just makes good sense.

It's been a pretty weird, geeky road, full of squeeing and epic research and lots of hard work and heartache...but I'm very excited about what I've achieved, and what's to come!

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  • Lynae Zebest

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    I'm a full time artist in my mid-20's, working out of my apartment in San Francisco's Mission District. I'm also a ceramic artist: the face behind http://ZebestPottery.etsy.com . I've owned my own one-woman business since 2007, and love it!

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