March 15, 2013

Geeky Owls + TGIF: Smores by Candeo Colors

SURPRISE! I've got a mani with a geeky owl FOR a certain Miss Geeky Owl, our very own Kirsten. I also have a TGIF: Thank Goodness, Indy Indie Friday! that I think she'll love - a neutral glitter from Candeo Colors called Smores.

Let me give you the deets on this mani! I did two coats of the Sinful Colors dupe for OPI's Mermaids Tears on my pointer and pinkie. The owls are made of China Glaze Mahogany Magic and Orly Nite Owl (one of Kirsten's favey polishes), then switched them respectively to do the owl tummies. Then I did one coat of Candeo Colors Smores over the teal nails, and also placed some glitter on the wittle owl tummies, too!

Smores is described as "a yummy mixture of small and medium brown hex, black squares, large white hex and small golo holo hex glitters in a clear base." I really love this polish because it is such a fun twist on typical glitter since it's all neutral colors! It also looks super yummy over my minty base - like mint chip ice cream or some other lovely confection. Plus I love the amount of glitter that I get at just one coat; it's the sort of glittery distribution that I personally prefer. Another thing of note that's interesting for an 'indie' brand is that Candeo Colors has been in the game a long time, and they've gone so far as to have profesh screeprinted labels on their bottles as well as SKUs on their bottom labels. You may or may not think that their level of professionalism is cool; I know some people really prefer their indies to be as handmade down to the last detail as possible (like handwritten labels, etc.).

Kirsten's birthday was last week and she is the reason we're doing Geek Week. I also really <3 her and feel pretty lucky that she's grown to be a pretty awesome blogger friend. I've had the pleasure of doing TWO 31 Day Challenges with her and we team up on Fridays to do TGIF, TGIF: Thank Goodness, Indy Indie Friday!.  I wish she didn't live so far away in Arizona because I feel like we'd totes be friends (altho Arizona is pretty awesome, so I get it).

And finally, peep the other Geeky Goodness below!

Now I'm curious, do you have this polish? Love it, hate it, meh it? I LOVE IT. I feel like every polishaholic needs a bottle because it's different and fun! 

Candeo Color polishes are available at their online store ($9). They are also sold at Llarowe (usually $11, about $8 on sale). You can view updates and new colors on the Candeo Colors Facebook page.

Don't forget to check out Kirsten's TGIF post over at Geeky Owl (you can also see her link in the inLinkz code, up there).

Now I'm curious, any awesome weekend plans? Are you celebrating St. Patrick's Day? I'm nursing a weird cough/sore throat that came on suddenly, so my plans are up in the air. 


  1. i LOVE this and the movement across the fingers is perfect x

  2. I love this so much! Thank you! I need that Candeo polish! :)

  3. Awww this is so cute and so sweet - the owls are amazing! I was super confused out in reader when I saw the owls and then saw your name - I thought for sure it was Kristen post!! LOVE IT!

  4. As always, this is so adorable and lovely. You did a great job.

  5. Loving the glitter on the bellies!


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