La Femme

Candeo Colors always look so pretty in the bottle, but until recently, I had not had a chance to try any of them. And the two I have today are total glitter bombs!

The first colour is Candeo’s Plumage, from their Birds of Paradise Collection. Plumage is described as having “a sheer base… loaded with silver shimmer, green, turquoise and dark blue hex glitter. A liberal amount of seafoam square glitter is also included.” There is also a lot of gold glitter, oddly left out of Candeo’s description.

Here it is, over La Femme’s Preciosa holo polish:


Isn’t it beautiful? I love this combination! Plumage was easy to apply, though I did dab some of the larger pieces of glitter into place to ensure even coverage.


The next manicure I have for you is one of my very favourite kinds… I decided to create another jelly sandwich with my next Candeo! (If you follow my blog, you know how I feel about jelly sandwiches… see this post and this post  🙂 ) Here is Candeo Joker, probably the most popular Candeo (at least for me), described as “a clear base with blue, purple, lavender and periwinkle hex glitter.  A light sprinkle of large silver hex glitter completes the mix.” This is another top coat-type polish, but instead of wearing it over a polish, I sandwiched it with my most favourite white jelly, OPI’s Funny Bunny!!!


At first I wasn’t sure about this combination… I wondered whether the blue and purple was too intense for Funny Bunny’s softness, but as I was looking back over the photos, I decided I love its depth and squishiness!

And here is one more pic:


I mean, is there anything that Funny Bunny doesn’t look good with?? I wore this mani for quite a few days and would wear it again. The only downside was that I found Joker’s base very thick which made it a little difficult to use over the jelly base of Funny Bunny. It could probably use some thinner… Joker’s glitter colour combination was phenomenal though!!

Candeo Colors are available at Llarowe and on Candeo’s website. Don’t forget to follow Candeo Colors and Llarowe on Facebook!

So what do you think? Which do you like best and would you jelly sandwich Joker or Plumage?




(Some product provided for review and consideration. All opinions are my own.)

I recently tried my very first La Femme lacquers (see it here) and fell in love with the incredible holo selection. Today I’ll show you a few more of their beauties…

Let’s start with La Femme Alegre, a pale blue shimmery polish with tiny holographic microglitter. This polish is so pretty… it has a glow in the bottle, leaning really cool and silvery. It reminds me of the reflection of a frozen pond in winter…  Here it is at two coats with base and top coat:


Is that not pretty?


For my next manicure, I used a base polish that is simply SPECTACULAR. You know how I feel about vampy colours…  Well I don’t know how I did not purchase this beauty when it was released with the Halloween 2011 collection!

Here is China Glaze’s gorgeous Crimson, a blackened purple creme:


You can see the deep purple/slight red around the edges, but Crimson is a very, very dark purple. It was a fantastic, slightly thicker polish, enough to almost be a one-coater. And the shine!!! This was without any top coat! Though I have quite a few vampy polishes, and one that is very similar to this (A England’s Lancelot – which is just more of a blackened red), I am so glad I picked up Crimson.


Ok, enough swooning over Crimson… check out these beautiful La Femme flakies layered over it!

Here are La Femme Creative (on index and middle) and Destak (on ring and pinky) layered over China Glaze Crimson:


I just loved Creative’s blue and green, teal-looking combination over Crimson!! I liked Destak but it looks quite purple in the bottle, yet applies much more as a green-shimmering red flakie. I would have loved it to show more of the purple!


And last but not least, here is La Femme Diferenza layered over Creative on my index and middle fingers:


Another LOVE for me! Diferenza is a clear base filled with darker green with blue-reflecting flakies, topped with gold/copper-leaning flakes – so different, so gorgeous! You can see its multi-dimensional colouring in that bottle above… Cannot wait to try this over another colour, maybe a blue?

Which one is your favourite?


La Femme’s line of holographic beauties are available from Llarowe. Don’t forget to follow La Femme and Llarowe on Facebook!




(Products were provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

Happy Sunday!

Today I have you for you a few gorgeous La Femme polishes, another untried brand for me. These polishes were stunning, especially the holos. They are spectacular!

I’ve been on a bit of a purple kick lately, so here is beautiful Delicada, described as a delicate lilac linear holographic. It is so pretty and delicate, indeed.

Two coats over basecoat in natural daylight:


I love the shine!!

And two coats with flash:


Look at that holo sparkle! This polish is subdued with a gorgeous hint of lilac, but the light makes it come alive with brilliance!


Another neutral beauty is La Femme Natural, a spectacular silver linear holographic. What I loved about this polish was that although it looks very silver in the bottle, it’s actually quite subtle, and not an in-your-face silver.

Here are two coats over basecoat in the sun. I think this is my favourite of the holos!!




And here it is with flash. Flash brings out the silver of this beauty:




The third polish I have for you today is Valiosa, described as a mint green linear holographic, though I would describe it as more of a pistachio polish. It is a light green with a warm undercurrent…

Two coats over basecoat, in full sun:



The final holographic La Femme polish I have for you is Preciosa, described as a Robin’s egg blue linear holographic, a perfect description of this icy cool-blue hue.

Here it is with 2 coats, no topcoat. You can see a hint of the linear holographic even without direct light:


And check out the intense holo in a photo with flash:


Which do you like best?

La Femme’s line of holographic beauties are available from Llarowe. Don’t forget to follow La Femme and Llarowe on Facebook!




(Products were provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

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