Freak Show Polish, created by Carissa Crayton is a line of fun, eye-catching 3-free polishes created for polish addicts by a polish addict. If you’ve ever thirsted for unique glitter to use on an accent nail, this brand is your go-to. To find out more about Freak Show Polish, we talked to the maker herself.
Nail It!: How long have you been making your own polish?
Carissa: I have been making polish for about a year and a half.
How did you begin creating your own polishes?
I’ve loved nail polish since I was a little girl – who hasn’t?! I used to franken my own colors when what I had in my stash wasn’t exactly what I was looking for. Early in 2012, I stumbled on the indie nail polish world and I’ve been hooked ever since.
What makes your line of lacquers unique?
I strive to make my polishes unique by keeping with the theme of Freak Show Polish. At times, it is a struggle, but it’s who I am and what my brand has become known for.
What’s the inspiration behind your lacquer colors?
All of my polishes are inspired by circus and freak show related themes, characters, and events.
The World and Strongman II are my all time best sellers.
What is your favorite polish you’ve ever created?
Every collection that I release brings a new favorite polish, but my current favorites are Fire in the Sky, an exclusive polish to A Box, Indied sold through llarowe.com and Hot Toddies, part of my Christmas Under the Big Top collection.
Other than your own, what’s your favorite brand of polish to use?
I’m a big supporter of indie polish brands, but my favorites would have to be Liquid Sky Lacquer and Ethereal Lacquer. There isn’t a polish that they make that I don’t want.
Any spoilers you’d like to share about your future collections?
I have quite a few new things planned for the future of Freak Show Polish, things that we’ve never done before… You’ll have to stay tuned for more details.