Swatches/Sale: To Dye For

Full-Size Sale


Some of my customers have been asking me about selling full-size bottles directly, so here we go! From now through Sunday night, I’ll be taking orders for both full-size and mini bottles. These orders will ship next week in the order received. The prices, available colors, and details on how to place an order are listed in the sidebar. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me at contrarypolish@gmail.com.


New Collection: To Dye For


Now that the sale talk is out of the way… I have new colors to offer! This collection is a little different than what you probably expect from me: 8 of the 9 colors are completely shimmer-free. (I know, crazy!) 😉  Because of this, I do not plan on adding these new shades to the core collection. However, if there is more interest in a shimmer-free Contrary than I anticipated, I’d be happy to bring certain colors back based on demand. 🙂

The new collection is called To Dye For and it was inspired by the tradition of dying eggs for Easter. Specifically, it was inspired by the deep colors of the dye baths compared with the lighter colors of the finished eggs. It consists of four jellies (the dyes) and four cremes (the eggs) in pink, blue, purple, and green. The jellies are opaque in 2-3 coats and the cremes are opaque in 1-2 coats. Since I didn’t have to factor in shimmer visibility, I really concentrated on making the formulas as smooth and user-friendly as possible.

To top the collection off (literally!), I have a sheer shimmer polish that goes well with all eight cremes/jellies. This topper is called Something Egg-stra and it consists of pink, blue, purple, and green shimmer in a clear base. All of the shimmer is of the color-shifting variety, and it varies in size from extra fine to larger glass flecks. Since the polish is filled with multi-colored shimmer, it registers as contrasting shimmer no matter which base you choose to wear under it.

This weekend only, these new shades will be offered at a reduced rate: full-size bottles at $9 each and mini bottles at $4.50 each.

On to the pictures!

From left to right: Pink Dye, Blue Dye, Purple Dye, Green Dye, Green Egg, Purple Egg, Blue Egg, Pink Egg.

From left to right: Pink Egg, Blue Egg, Purple Egg, Green Egg, Green Dye, Purple Dye, Blue Dye, Pink Dye

The jellies at 3 thin coats plus topcoat. From index to pinky: Pink Dye, Blue Dye, Purple Dye, Green Dye.

The cremes at 2 thin coats plus topcoat. From index to pinky: Pink Egg, Blue Egg, Purple Egg, Green Egg.



Something Egg-stra was very hard to photograph, so I took way too many pictures trying to capture the shimmer/sparkle. 🙂


Something Egg-stra (sun) 
Something Egg-stra (sun) 
Something Egg-stra (sun) 
Something Egg-stra (sun) 
Something Egg-stra (shade) 
Something Egg-stra (shade) 
Something Egg-stra (shade) 
Something Egg-stra (shade) 
Something Egg-stra over the cremes (sun)
Something Egg-stra over the cremes (shade)
Something Egg-stra over the cremes (shade)
Something Egg-stra over the cremes (shade)
Something Egg-stra over the jellies (sun)

Something Egg-stra over the jellies (shade)

Thanks for looking, and please let me know if you have any questions! 🙂



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