…by Tara.

Hartlepool, United Kingdom

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Note from shop owner TarasTalons is restocking and will be back soon!! In the meantime, you can keep up to date with news, info, giveaways and more on my Facebook page, my twitter and my Instagram

Tara x

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 3, 2016

TarasTalons is restocking and will be back soon!! In the meantime, you can keep up to date with news, info, giveaways and more on my Facebook page, my twitter and my Instagram

Tara x

Tara West

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About CuratedOrCreated

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On Etsy since 2013

A passion becomes a career

Since I was a little girl I've loved doing my nails. In 2012 I took voluntary redundancy from a job I didn't enjoy and after some thought about what I wanted to do, I realised I could turn something I loved doing into a career. I started a blog and after networking and reading other blogs I realised people love handmade nail polish but it was hard to get in the UK and meant paying high shipping costs and custom charges! I had been making my own nail polish when I couldn't find a shade I wanted and decided that I had to research moving forward into creating an indie nail polish brand. I spent a long time comparing websites, shop hosts, suppliers and design ideas and after a lot of hard work, here I am with a brand! TarasTalons is the result of lots of handwork, sleepless nights and working until 5am which was all worth it! I am very proud of it and I hope you enjoy it :)

Tara x

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  • Tara West

    Owner, Designer

    My name is Tara and I created the brand TarasTalons because I am very passionate about nails and nail polish and there were no indie polish creators in the UK!

Shop policies

Last updated on August 4, 2015
TarasTalons is the UK's first established indie nail polish brand!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
TarasTalons takes pride in the excellent customer service given and any situations are dealt with while taking the individual circumstances into consideration, however here are some general policies;

Your order will be packaged very carefully, however if anything is damaged during shipping please contact me with photographs

For hygiene reasons, nail polish cannot be returned. Of course you have the right to change your mind about an order and if the parcel is returned to me unopened you will receive a refund upon receipt of the sealed package

To cancel or amend an order, please contact me within 24 hours. If your order has not yet been dispatched, I will cancel or amend your order and issue a refund, if your order has been dispatched the returns policy above applies

Personalised items cannot be returned

If for any other reason any order or part of your order needs to be returned, postage and return postage will not be refunded
Payment is usually only accepted via Paypal, Etsy gift card or credit card/debit card
All orders are usually shipped within 3-5 working days of cleared payment.

Orders within the UK

Postage is charged at a flat rate for standard shipping

Some items are charged at a higher rate or may not be eligible for flat rate shipping, please see the individual listing for prices

All orders are sent either 2nd class via Royal Mail or via a courier. If you would like to upgrade your shipping to first class, please contact me

Orders will usually arrive within 3-5 working days from dispatch but could be up to 10 working days from the dispatch date

Orders sent outside of the UK

For orders outside of the UK please contact me

Orders may arrive within 10 working days of being shipped but could take up to 20 working days

Any taxes or duty payments are the responsibility of the buyer

TarasTalons cannot take responsibility for any orders seized at customs, please check the legislation for your location before ordering
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me about wholesale/bulk buy orders, stocking my polish and stores TarasTalons products are currently stocked in

Polishes are handmade by TarasTalons in the UK

TarasTalons is a pet free and smoke free environment

Every effort is made to ensure the colour accuracy of all products, however due to these could vary slightly depending on the settings of the device you are using etc.

I use a 5free base which contains no DPB, formaldehyde, formaldehyde Resin, toluene or camphor. The ingredients of this base are as follows; Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Denatured Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimelitic, Anhydride Copolymer, Triphenyl Phosphate, Trimethyl Pentanyl, Disobutyrate, Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, CI60725

The base used for TarasTalons polish is also cruelty-free (the end product is not tested on animals either), vegan and EU approved and manufactured. I also use cosmetically approved pigments and solvent resistant glitters and other nail polish making materials to create polishes. Occasionally some polishes may be partially 'frankenpolished'.

All pigments and glitters used are tested for up to twelve months to ensure their stability as are the created polishes

TarasTalons polishes come in 12ml and 6.5ml bottles, however these are advertised as 10ml and 5ml as due to the brush displacement, leaving room for an air bubble etc the bottle is never completely packed with product so you will get 10ml or 5ml of actual product depending on which size you choose

With some polishes containing neon glitter, the glitter could start to lose colour and tint the base slightly after 6-12 months. This usually doesn't happen but it can depending on the environment they are kept in and other variables

Custom TarasTalons polishes created could be similar to polishes that have been on sale before or created as custom polishes before as they are created by the customer with no/little creative input from me

It is recommended that you use a base coat to prevent any staining that may occur. I also recommend that you use the 'foil' method of removing nail polish rather than rubbing as this can cause staining of the nails and cuticles

TarasTalons holo topcoat and holo polishes could differ slightly in particle size from bottle to bottle but will always be packed with that gorgeous rainbow finish! TarasTalons does not use spectra flair

Store in a cool dry place. Do not store in direct sunlight

Nail polish is flammable, keep away from flame and fire

Any and all nail polishes, both indie and mainstream can settle and/or separate over time, please shake or roll your nail polish to 'remix' or 'redistribute' it if this should happen

Only suitable to wear on nails. If product gets in eyes or is consumed please seek medical advice