I realized I haven’t been posting much on indie polishes lately, which makes me sad because I love indie brands. Due to some circumstances I can’t afford to go all crazy and buy every indie I see like I was fortunate enough to do in the past. I’m sure a lot of you can agree that polish buying can get expensive, especially indies. So I’ve been keeping what’s left of my untried indies on reserve, gotta ration them out to feed my addiction when ever I get the indie itch
To scratch that itch, I decided Candeo Colors Glacier would do the trick. I originally bought Glacier as a mini along with Joker (still in my reservoir!) some time ago. There was a problem with that particular batch of Glacier as everyone who purchased reported major sinking problems. I don’t mind some sinking, but this was complete separation of glitter and lacquer base that shaking couldn’t even rectify. Luckily Candeo Colors was kind enough to replace all the mini bottles that had this issue with a full sized bottle of Glacier. I was very surprised to get a full sized bottle and extremely thankful for great customer service.
Candeo Colors Glacier is a lightly blue tinted base with fine teal and holographic glitter, blue square glitter, and two sizes of silver hex glitter. You can apply this over a base color or wear on its own and build up to opacity. I decided to wear Glacier on it’s own because I wanted to keep the sheer icy blue look of the base. Since it’s very sheer I applied 4 coats and still had visible nail line. I very rarely go up to 4+ coats, but I don’t mind it so much with this polish. The coats applied very thin, but it allowed for a good build up of glitter. I didn’t have to fish or push around glitter which is always a huge plus. It didn’t dry gritty or too bumpy either, but since it’s a glitter it’s not completely smooth so I used 1 coat of Gelous and an additional of Seche fast dry top coat.
I guess I kinda skipped fall and went straight to winter with this icy mani. No worries, now that it’s officially fall I’ll be fully submerged in my collection of darker autumn colors I’ve been forcing myself to stay away from.