Ludurana Flocado/3D Flake – Chuva (swatches & review)
I’m really excited to be showing you all a polish and brand that’s totally new to me! Today we’re going to check out one of the beautiful Brazilian polishes sent to me by the lovely Llarowe. The brand is Ludurana and we’re checking out a polish from their Flocado/3D Flake collection called Chuva. Yes my friends, FLAKIES. *clutches pearls* O_O
I used Seche Vite/Sally Hansen Nail Quencher for my swatches today. Clicking on the images will enlarge them for you (this post is picture heavy for maximum drooling purposes ;-)).
Ludurana Flocado/3D Flake – Chuva
Ludurana’s Chuva has a yellow tinged jelly base that is filled with small blue and copper irregular flakies. Here I’ve layered 2 coats of Chuva over 1 coat of Wet n Wild Black Creme. The sun was cooperating when I got done with work yesterday morning so I was able to get some great daytime shots for your viewing pleasure. 😀
The flakies in this one are pretty spaced out when compared to some of my other flakie polishes, but I enjoy the more subtle flakie effect just as much as I enjoy “In-Yo-Face!” flakies. I just wish there were more visible copper flakes. It looks like I only got one or two on each nail of that colored flakie. 😛
Here’s a bottle shot of Chuva. It doesn’t look like much in the bottle, but the magic lies in layering this baby with [insert favorite color]. ^_^ I plan on trying loads of layering experiments with this one to see what fun combos I can come up with. 😀
Here’s a shot taken under artificial light (aka my lightbox). There’s even a teeny tiny little green flakie floating around on my ring finger that I didn’t spot in the daylight pics!
And a few macro shots for ya, if you haven’t enlarged any of the images yet you’re gonna want to blow these two suckers up for sure! 😉
With this being my first Ludurana polish I really didn’t know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised by the ease of application and flexible brush. I’m by no means a master of the Brazilian language but I’ve gathered from the bottle label that these are 3-Free (free of Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde and Toluene) as well. ^_^
I do wish that the different flakie colors had a better distribution throughout the polish. It seems like a 5 to 1 ratio for the blue vs. copper colored flakes. Perhaps I need to shake/roll my bottle around a little more the next time I use Chuva and see if that makes a difference.
Ludurana Flocado/3D Flake polishes can be purchased through their US stockist, Llarowe. She offers worldwide shipping (although Italy is currently excluded). They retail at $7.00/ea per 8ml bottle of polish. Currently Chuva is temporarily out of stock but they should be getting in a new shipment any day now!
*The product(s) in this post was/were sent to me for reviewing purposes.