CandyNail is a fairly new Indie brand, based out of Montreal, Canada.
When I was contacted by CandyNail to review a few of their polishes for their upcoming spring line (PRESS SAMPLE), I jumped at the chance to not only help support the Indie polish makers out there, but also to review a Canadian brand (being a fellow Canadian myself).
I’m always fairly picky when it comes to trying an Indie polish, as my dear friend Jessica at Drip Drop Paint would say “you can’t just throw some glitter in a polish and call yourself an Indie Polish maker”. There’s a lot of testing and practice, and re-testing and experimenting that goes on way before a good Indie brand puts their polish on the market.
Having not heard too much about CandyNail prior to trying these polishes, I wasn’t quite sure how I would feel but after swatching four different colors – I am a complete CandyNail polish convert. They have done a fabulous job at putting original colors together, with just the right amount of glitter. I’m not a huge glitter girl, but do these polishes ever appeal to me! The formula for all of them was absolutely out of this world – so easy to apply. The bottles are extremely cute as well.
Over to the swatches.
First off, I reviewed Bubblegum, Pasteque and Berry Concrete which will be released next week at CandyNail for their spring collection.
Bubblegum is a stunning pink jelly polish with blue, red and pink glitter. The pink polish is so bright, that bubblegum cannot describe it more perfectly. I am so in love with this color. I used “Blue Velvet” from Urban Outfitters and a candy charm from Born Pretty Store for my accent nail.
Being French-Canadian, I love that CandyNails named this polish “Pasteque” – any guesses to what that means? I know, my pictures give it away. I think “Pasteque” is much more of a trendy and desirable name than “Watermelon” tee hee. This polish is a bright green jelly polish with fushia and green sparkly glitter. This is such a fabulous spring/summer color – or the perfect color to brighten up a dark winter day. For my accent nail, I just had to paint a watermelon! I used a bunch of polishes for this (Sephora by OPI “What Aura Gonna Wear” and “Seeking Pink Elephants, as well as Essie “Liquorice” and Julep “Payton” and “Courteney”).
This polish is a gorgeous grey jelly with pink, purple and black glitters suspended throughout. I absolutely love this color for any occasion. The glitter is not overpowering at all, but rather adds that perfect accent to the neutral grey. For my accent nail, I thought as it’s close to Valentine’s Day, I would use the colors of the polish to paint a heart (using acrylic paints over Essie “Liquorice”).
After looking at CandyNail’s site, I was dying to try “Jade” as well, so they were kind enough to send me this color for review. It’s from a previous line and is available immediately.
This color is so soft and subtle, I think it’s one of my favorites (though it’s so hard to choose as I honestly love them all….). It’s a soft creamy grey jelly with green undertones, appropriately named “Jade”. The glitters suspended throughout are yellow gold and silver in colour (my new favourite combination) so I wanted to pull the look together using some gold and silver nail art studs purchased from Born Pretty Store to create a flower. The white base is Essie “blanc”.
Here is a closer look at the four polishes that I reviewed.
Jade is available immediately and Bubblegum, Pasteque, and Berry Concrete will be available next week.
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Until next time,