11 Jan 2013

*C* Candeo Colors [Indie Guide Project]

Hi Girls & Boys!

I'm so happy to be back with another Indie Brand !
Today I'm presenting you Melinda and Craig, from Candeo Polishes. 

Olá meninas & Meninos !!
Estou super feliz por hoje vos trazer mais uma marca Indie !
Hoje Apresento-vos a A Melinda e o Craig criadores dos vernizes Candeo.

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For those who don't know what I am talking about (Follow me through Facebook to know a lot more!) I am making an Indie Guide A-Z! 
This will be a huge project and a enormous pleasure to do! So .. what am I going to do? Everyday, I'm going to show you a different brand of Indie Nail Polishes (and some of their major stockists too!! )
Para quem não sabe do que eu estou a falar ( basta seguirem-me também no Facebook para saberem as novidades em primeira mão ) estou a fazer um Guia de Vernizes Indie.
Este é um projecto enorme e muito trabalhoso que tenho imenso prazer de partilhar convosco!
Então, o que é que vou fazer? Todos os dias, vou-vos mostrar uma marca diferente de vernizes indies com entrevistas com as meninas ( e meninos) que os fazem! Além disso, tambem vos vou trazer entrevistas com as maiores lojas onde eles se vendem!
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Your Name: Craig & Melinda Sadrovitz
Brand Name: Candeo Colors
Where are you from? Collegeville, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia, PA), USA
When have you started? Feb. 2012

Is there  a story behind the name of your brand?  The word Candeo is latin, and means "to shine, sparkle, or glow" which represents our polishes very well :)  The chameleon is in our logo because they are very bright and can change many colors. Plus, they are very funny!
How many polishes/collections have you created? We have 3 official collections and 33 polishes available to buy. We have made many more.  Some were discontinued and some were unique creations for prizes and giveaways.

Is there a special polish/collection? Why?  Our current collection, the Aruba collection is very special. It the the largest we have made (8 colors) and is dedicated to Craig's grandmother who travels to Aruba 4-5 times a year for 30 years. The names are all in Papiamento, which is the most widely spoken language in Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao.

   Where you a polish addicted before starting making polishes?  Yes!  I have a collection of approximately 200 polishes and bought many indie brands before making my own. Even though I make my own, I still buy and wear many others as well :)

Did you have a blog before making polishes or have you started one after? We started one very recently with our new site. The process of learning how to make good polish with glitter that doesn't bleed or sink was challenging. We went from 50 bottles a month to 1000 or more. It was quite difficult!  We hope to share some of the experience with others and offer a view into what it is like to make polish.

Whats your favorite thing about making polishes?  Inventing new colors!  Each color we sell took 5-10 tries before it was just right. We have many bottles that no one ever sees, because they have to be perfect before we release them.  But it is very exciting when you get a good color and see how excited people are for you to sell it.  That is the most fun.

Can you tell us a curious thing that has happened to you with some client or something funny? We had someone contact us to buy a large amount of polish. Not many bottles, but one very large bottle.  He wanted to paint his guitar like this:

 We could not provide enough to do it, but it was very funny!

Is there anything you'd Like to share:  We're very honored by all the kind things that our customers say and all the support. We hope that everyone who buys our polish will enjoy it and share it with friends.  Right now we make it in our spare time, but maybe one day it will be a full time job. The community of people who make, sell, and buy indie polishes are very special. I think it's important to support small businesses because you can make a big difference in someones life. Big companies can make polish that does not cost a lot, but I think the indie brands are special.

Brand Contacts
Stockists: http://shop.llarowe.com/ - US and International,  http://www.ledouxnuage.com - France


Fully Loaded 

Fully Loaded is a gorgeous glitter top coat with a fine holographic shimmer and multi size and shape glitters in black, white and holo. I applied only one coat over a grey polish to achieve this outcome. Dries super fast and the glitters spread nice and evenly. 
O Fully Loaded é um top coat glitter com um fino e discreto efeito holográfico e glitters pequenos e médios em tons preto e branco matte e holo.  Apliquei apenas uma camada para este efeito. Os glitters espalham-se bem e secou relativamente rápido. 


Joker is a glitter top coat filled with several sized glitters in shades of blue and purple in a clear base. It is really something. I applied two coats for this outcome. Drying time is quiete fast and the glitters spread evenly in the application. 
O Joker é um Glitter Top Coat repleto de glitters de vários tamanhos em vários tons de azul e roxo. Apliquei duas camadas para este efeito. Ambas as camadas secaram com relativa facilidade e a aplicação foi pacifica. 


Orchid is a gelly glitter polish. The base is a deep medium pink gelly filled with several sized glitters in shades of pink, purple, black and silver.  I applied two coats over Purple Professional Pink nr.3.  
O Orchid é um verniz glitter cm uma base gelly em tom de rosa velho escuro. É repleto de glitters de vários tamanhos em tons de prata, preto, roxo, azul e rosa. Apliquei duas camadas do Orchid sobre o Purple Professional Rosa nr.3.

Personal Notes from Betty:
Thank you so much Craig and Melinda and especially Melinda who has been amazing all along the way with me, supporting and helping me as much as she can! Don't miss their new launches and do follow their media!
Once again I  show my total support for Indie Makers and my full respect for their work.
I will not translate the interviews because words and meanings get lost in translation. I hope you understand. Please pm me or comment bellow if you have any doubts. 
If you are an Indie Maker and wont to participate in the project, please contact me through Facebook or email (blog.bettynails@gmail.com). You are still in time! 
Don't Forget to come tomorrow ! 

Notas da Betty:
Um muito obrigado ao Craig e à Melinda e um beijinho especial para a Melinda que me apoiou e aturou imenso desde que lhe falei deste projecto! Não deixem de acompanhar a Candeo Colours pelos sites. 
O blog ( e eu claro! ) apoia totalmente as marcas Indies e agradece o apoio de  todas as meninas ( e meninos) que me ajudaram e estão a apoiar o meu projecto! Tenho imenso respeito por elas e pelo seu trabalho tão bonito.
Não vou traduzir as entrevistas que estão em Inglês.. acho que as palavras e os significados se perdem nas traduções. Espero que compreendam. Qualquer dúvida podem mandar-me uma msg privada ou deixar aqui em baixo nos comentários.
*Se fazes vernizes e queres participar no projecto não deixes de me contactar! Basta enviar uma msg no Facebook do blog ou pelo email (Blog.bettynails@gmail.com). Ainda vais a tempo!
Não se esqueçam de fazer like e seguir a Página do Facebook do blog porque lá vão vendo todas as novidades! 

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I hope you loved today's Post!
What was your favorite part? Let me know all in the comment section bellow! 
 Please do comment, follow and share if  you liked, your feedback is very important to me and to all the girls that invested in this project!
Kisses & See you tomorrow !

Espero que tenham amado! o post de hoje!
Qual foi a vossa parte preferida?
Contem-me tudo nos comentários abaixo! Se gostaram por favor comentem, sigam e partilhem! 
O vosso feedback é muito muito importante, não só para mim como para todas as  pessoas que  se envolveram no projecto.
Beijocas e Até amanha!! 

*This is a post for the Guide A-Z :Indie Brands*
You can find all the info in the Guide A-Z Indie Brands Page,on the top of the Blog, or check  the Indie Guide Tag
*pictures were sent by Melinda*

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