Friday, 6 March 2015

Kandy Colors Swatches

I'm starting to really fall in love with indies. I have a whole Alex drawer from Ikea dedication to my small but growing indies! Today I'm writing about Kandy Colors, a UK indie brand.

Kandy Colors is based in the UK, is 5 free and cruelty free! They sell a wide range of nail polishes from cremes to glitters and everything in between as well as cuticle oils! She regularly does discounts so make sure to keep an eye out on her website and instagram!

First up is this absolutely beautiful shade called Rhose.

Rhose is a gorgeous strawberry pink with small silver holographic glitter. The formula is a little thick meaning that I only needed 1 coat! ONE coat for the swatch. I was very impressed.

The downside is that because it's a thicker opaque formula all the holographic glitter was completely lost, but it still dried down to quite a gritty finish. I had to use 2 coats of top coat to smooth it all out.

When I emailed Haydawn from Kandy Colors she explained to me that they're reformulating the polish and removing the glitter. It's just going to be a super opaque gorgeous strawberry pink with a glossy non gritty finish.

This is the perfect colour for spring. It's a bright pop of colour, but it's definitely not close to a neon. A great transition colour.

The second colour I received is Vamps Lair. This is the total complete opposite of the bubbly happy Rhose. This is very dark and vampy and I was worried I wouldn't like it...

This is a little more sheer and I applied two coats for the swatch. This is a colour that builds up beautifully. One coat is a little sheer but completely even purple. Adding a second coat darkens the colour and covers the nail line.

It's a very dark eggplant purple with very small shimmer. The shimmer is still very visible on the nail but doesn't turn into a frosty finish.

I didn't apply topcoat to the swatch, it's glossy all on its own!

I'm very impressed with the brand Kandy Colors. It's great that it's a UK brand, 5 free and cruelty free. Both Rhose and Vamps Lair have great easy to work with formulas. These are the mini bottles of 5ml, but the full size bottles (10ml) retail for £5.50.

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