Anyway, on to the polish......
I'm posting today something that I consider a huge fail and I hate to say that it involves Candeo Colors Orchid.
Do you remember that amazing swatch that Christina from Let Them Have Polish posted about Candeo Colors Orchid and Dolce? If not then it's here. From the second I saw it I fell in love and had to have both of them. Well, you remember they would sell out in like 3 seconds... but eventually I did snag Orchid. It sat in my Alex, untried, for about 6 months and the other day I thought I'd start getting through these untried, what was top of my list? Candeo Colors Orchid.
It has jelly, it has shimmer, glitter and pink. What more could a girl ask for?!
And then..... and epic disappointment:
These swatches were done using 2 coats of Leighton Denny Spoil Me which is a pink shimmer polish and 2 coats of Candeo Colors Orchid.
So, I woke up the next day with an epiphany - it needed a darker jelly base. OPI Houston We Have a Purple. So I re-did this mani and got this:
I think it may have actually made me feel worse. OK, it's pretty and you can see the copper hex's more but still. Fail. I think I just got a dud. The jelly base is really weak and there is absolutely no shimmer. Really, it's like a glitter topper. I'm sad. I think the base is more pink than fuscia also. Have a look:
I have seen a gorgeous swatch recently of a 2 month old bottle which has the fuscia jelly base and the shimmer so I think I'm just going to re-buy it. What do you think? Would you??