// Press Sample //
Once again, Psyche’s Beau is expanding their range by adding a new brand to their ever-growing list of makers. Dany Vianna, a Brazilian brand will be introduced to the US markets on Saturday, July 14. I have only three polish to show you, providing a quick snippet into Dany Vianna’s wide range. Also, to become better acquainted with the maker, I’ve included a Q&A session between Phuong of Psyche’s Beau and the maker. It’ll be at the end of this post.
To be clear, Dany Vianna is in no way a new brand. In fact, they officially launched in 2013 and have an array of collections. The three polishes I have to show come from three separate collections, yet they complement each other nicely. Let’s take a look!
Prima Ballerina comes from the Russia collection. This polish is a crelly nude base with holographic glitter and gold metallic micro flakes. The brush is of the wider, fuller, flatter variety, and with this polish’s medium, slightly thick consistency, the application was very easy. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
Transformation comes from the Lago dos Cisnes (Lake Two Swans) Collection. This polish is a white crelly base with mixed sized black hex glitters and silver holographic sparkle. The consistency is medium, again, easy to apply. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
I do wish I was able to capture the holographic sparkle in there as I really like it. Unfortunately, it just does not show up as brightly against the white.
Louis comes from the A Princesa e O Sapo (The Princess and the Frog) Collection. I absolutely love this color! The base is a slightly muted olive green linear holographic with a maroon and blue flame. The consistency is slightly thinner than the others, but not by much. The holographic presence is not on the extreme, mind-blowing side, but rather a moderate and pleasant shift. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
I’m quite impressed with the three polishes I’ve been introduced to! As soon as I met these colors, I knew I wanted to smoosh them! I hadn’t done a smooshy in a while and it took me back Smooshy Nail Sundays on Instagram. These were way back then when posts where still chronological; the good ole days! The stamped on images are from Lina Feeling Shapely 09 plate.
Dany Vianna polishes will be available from Psyche’s Beau! starting Saturday, July 14, 12:00 pm, PST
Prices range from $11.00 – $12.00 per polish
As promised, here’s the Q&A between Psyche’s Beau & Dany Vianna!
What is/was your work industry?
I graduated law school and after passing the BAR, I started working with labor law here in Brazil. Then I fell in love with nail polish. Nowadays, I work both though.
Aside from polish, what are your hobbies?
I love to read anything and everything (I’m just careful with unhappy endings). Also, TV shows, movies, and desserts. I love to bake.
How did you discover indies?
I discovered indies early in my nail polish addiction thanks to Tumblr and its wonderful community. The first brand I had ever seen was Hare Polish, and then Lynderella. After that, we got a few Brazilian makers which made it easier to get some more. I started collecting polishes in 2010, soon after my graduation. Sometimes it seems like yesterday.
How and when did you get started with mixing?
I started making my own frankens around late 2011/early 2012. The mainstreams brands in Brazil weren’t big on 3-free and, being allergic to toluene, I didn’t have many options in colors and finishes. So I mixed a couple of colors, starting with cremes. I then got a couple grams of Spectraflair. Later on, a friend went to visit her dad in the US and brought back a shipment of base and glitters for me. It was the great beginning.
My idea initially was to make some gorgeous polishes but I had some glitters that I thought were either too big or I didn’t like the shape of. When I saw everything together, my first thought was to do a polish that would look just like autumn, my favorite season. It was my first color ever created: Tree Fall.
When did you launch your brand?
I launched By Dany Vianna Esmaltes Artesanais in January 2013.
What made you decide to finally pursue your passion?
Definitely the support of my friends who loved my creations and saw an ability greater than just making something for myself or thoughtful gifts to friends.
Will you be checking out this brand?