Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Candeo Colors Jellybean

Okay, so here's the deal... I hate to say it, but I am pretty much over the indie polish craze, and it I has nothing to do with the polishes themselves or the creators of the indie polishes (both of which can be fabulous), and everything to do with the purchasing process.

I just hate feeling like I'm in the middle of a derby or Black Friday when I go to purchase something.  I like to take my time, stare at swatches and pore over reviews.  But with the popular indies, those are luxuries of time you just don't have if you want to snag one of them.  Thus, I've declared that I've (almost) given up on purchasing these polishes.  Almost, because even though I'm not a fan of the process, there are still some indie polishes that I want to add to my collection.  

One of those polishes was Candeo Colors Jellybean.  In fact, I tried to get a couple of months ago, but it sold-out in minutes.  So the other day, when I happened to see on Facebook that the creator, Melinda, was offering 40 mini bottles of several of her top-sellers, including Jellybean, I set the alarm on my phone and made plans to be at home when the product hit her site.  I also had plans of getting Orchid (my other Candeo Colors lemming), but it was put into carts before I could add that one to mine (it was a matter of seconds. LOL).  So, I figured I'd get Orchid at a later date and just got Jellybean, and I am soooo happy I did...

This is 2 coats of Jellybean over 2 coats of Zoya Pippa.  Jellybean is a sheer, pale yellow base loaded with large blue, pink, and purple glitter and small pink, green, and yellow glitter.  I had a hard time reaching opacity with this one on it's own so, in my opinion, it's best to layer this one.  I like it over a brighter yellow base, Pippa, because it makes the colors of the glitter pop against the background.  Although, this would look just as pretty over a lighter yellow base, as the base on this one is a soft yellow (see below).  

Alternatively, could also "sandwich" this with a yellow jelly, such as Nubar Lemon, or a sheer yellow.  I tried it with the latter and used a previously-frustrating sheer yellow, BB Couture for Nails Kokomo...

This is one coat of Jellybean sandwiched between 4 coats of Kokomo.  I used 3 coats on the base and 1 coat over top of Jellybean.  Unfortunately, Kokomo is now discontinued, but any pale, sheer-ish yellow would work.

Candeo Colors Jellybean is available, in a mini-size (what I have) and in a full-size, from Candeo Color's website, though the product, in either size, is currently sold out.  When available, the mini retails for $3.50 and the full-size is $8.  For information on availability, please be sure to like their Facebook page, as Melinda will update there when she is re-stocking colors.  

Candeo Colors Jellybean was purchased by me.  The above link links to Candeo Color's website and is not an affiliate link.

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