I can’t even count the number of times I’ve looked at Candeo swatches, yet I had no idea there were shimmer polishes in their line up until the other week. All of these polishes come from the Aruba collection which are inspired by the island of the same name. Each polish is a thick jelly base with slightly duochrome micro glass flecks which give the gorgeous shimmer to these polishes. I would suggest investing in some polish thinner if you buy these polishes, I found them to be much more manageable after a few drops.
First is Skaul which is a blackened purple jelly with pink and blue micro flakies. This is probably my favourite combination out of all these polishes, I like the complexity and the vampiness of the polish. Definitely one that I’m going to be rolling out when autumn and winter come around. Three coats will have perfect opacity, even with some added thinner!
Shelu Blou is a pretty pale periwinkle (look at that alliteration!) jelly with pink flakies that shift to gold. This polish is one of the sheerest jellies in the collection, even after 4 coats there was still quite distinct VNL so I would recommend layering it This colour made me feel very dainty and elegant, but unfortunately also gave me a severe case of lobster fingers!
Divi Divi is a chocolate brown jelly with green-gold flakies and small brown glitter. This is the only one of the four polishes that has glitter in it as well which adds a speckled effect to this polish. Again, the polish is quite sheer and there was still a little VNL after three coats. This would probably be a more flattering polish on someone with a darker skin tone, my pale and pasty skin doesn’t bring out the best in this polish!
The final polish I have for you today is Anochi Kai which these photos just don’t do justice to – a deep violet jelly with pink glass flecks that shift to gold at angles, this polish will be a winner for all purple lovers. Once again, VNL strikes but it’s not too visible in real life. I love this for my toes too, it’s definitely an all round winner.
All of these polishes are currently available through Candeo Colors and Llarowe. It’s great to see some indie polishes are starting to move outside the realm of glitter mixes and creme bases with chunky glitters. I really like that these are more wearable for everyday and will appeal to a wider audience.
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