Candeo Colors Joker has been one of my longest indie lemmings. It seems like whenever Melinda would add it to the sale on her site, I wasn't fast enough. So when I saw it in stock on Llarowe a few weeks ago, I jumped on it. I know that Llarowe has been a bit of a drama llama lately, so I was a little nervous about ordering, but the power of the lemming was stronger than my trepidation. LOL.
She came in a couple of weeks ago, but that was when packages from Llarowe were still being sent with signature required, and it actually took me almost a week to have a chance to go the post office. And then she sat in my purse for another week. So much for a hardcore lemming, right? :P
Anyway, I finally had a chance to put her on my nails (am I the only one that refers to nail polish as "her"?) and I am so happy I got her...
This is 2 coats of Joker over 3 thin coats of Essie Boxer Shorts, a soft periwinkle blue. I also used one coat of Barielle No Chip Speed Dry.
Joker is a mix of purple glitter, purple microglitter, blue glitter, periwinkle matte glitter and large silver and holo hex glitters. Any other color you see in my swatch above (i.e. pink, orange, and green) was created by the flash off the holographic glitter. It's a little brighter than I thought it would be, as I initially thought it would kill my lemming for Lynnderella Nosegay. It doesn't... but Lynn's crazy kinda kills that on it's own. :P That said, it's still really, really pretty and I think it would fantastic over tons over colors (can you imagine it over a bright blue like Zoya Song?).
Also, in the future, I think I may go lighter with my application. It actually looked really pretty at just one coat, but I never know when to stop, so that's why you see two above (my second coat was much thicker). The base on Joker is clear and I had no issues with the formula being thick or with the glitter not wanting to transfer to the nail. That's one of the best things about Candeo Colors glitters.
If you can snag it, Joker is occasionally available at Candeo Colors' website. That said, they only restock about once every 4-6 weeks and when they do, the stuff is loaded into carts within seconds. You probably will have a better chance of getting Joker through Llarowe (where I got mine), but keep in mind that she charges $12, about 25% more than purchasing directly from Candeo Colors, plus shipping costs. For me, if it's something I really want, I'd actually rather pay a little more and get it, rather than deal with a long wait and fight a stampede.
Joker was purchased by me. Boxer Shorts was provided for review.