Sunday Swatch Spam: Colors by Llarowe
I hope everyone is having a good weekend! Recently I took out all of the Colors By Llarowe I owned, and took pictures on a sunny day. I originally planned to show off the pink shades leading up to Valentines Day, but since I wasn’t able to do that- I decided to just show ALL of them in one go! Be prepared for lots of blindingly beautiful pictures! 🙂
I’m a new convert to CbL’s- I resisted for awhile (I have so many polishes, I usually wait to try new brands until there’s something I just can’t live without)- and that ‘can’t live without’ polish came when I saw pictures of Precious Metal. I got a few- fell in love- got a few more- and now I’m hooked! I don’t have a ton yet, but every single one of these is absolutely amazing.
I don’t say this lightly- these are some of the nicest polishes I own. Not that I’m an expert, but at over 1,000 polishes- that’s saying quite a bit. Every single one has blown my mind with it’s beauty. Every single one applies like an absolute dream. The 2 shimmer polishes were a touch thicker than their holographic sisters, but still applied great. Many of the holographic polishes are opaque in 1 coat. There’s some in the lineup that aren’t quite my cup of tea, but I don’t think I’ve seen anything from Colors by Llarowe that isn’t pretty.
First up is Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, which was (sadly) a Limited Edition polish that came out alongside the Valentine’s Day polishes. It is a simply stunning brown jelly filled with an intense gold to red to green shimmer. I adore this polish on looks alone, but the name really gets me.
I love the Platters- I grew up listening to their music because my mom and my grandma played it constantly. I can’t think of any of their songs without thinking of my Grandma’s house, because I’m fairly confident it’s all she ever played (or rather- I don’t remember anything else!. I miss her so much- so this makes me think of her and therefore I love it :). I saw that one of the upcoming polishes is called The Great Pretender- which I plan on getting regardless of what it looks like!
Next is Sparkles Are a Girls Best Friend!
This is a stunning, bright pink holographic polish filled with purple flash and extra sparkle. It’s SO bright and fun!
The polish that started my collection- Precious Metal.
Precious Metal is a cool, blue toned grey polish filled with an orange shimmer that is noticable even indoors, though never blinding. I find myself staring at my nails every time I use this one!
Next we have Dirty Diana!
I confess, I did buy this one 90% for the name. But I am SO glad I did! Dirty Diana is a beautiful magenta strong holographic polish. When I’ve worn this on ‘normal’ days (and not taking photos), I only use 1 coat! This was beautiful inside, as well as outside in the sun.
This pretty purple polish is Tank Tops and Flip Flops.
I believe Tank Tops and Flip Flops is retired- but keep your eyes open at blog sales, I occasionally see it pop up! This is a beautiful muted violet holographic polish. Just gorgeous!
Next is another of my very favorites- It’s Shocking!
It’s Shocking! is a bright, hot pink holographic polish with a bit of a blurple sheen. SO bright and pretty- my camera had a hard time capturing it!
Now we have Beat It, from the Michael Jackson collection (which Dirty Diana was also part of)!
Beat It is a charcoal holographic polish with a blue flash. I’m not sure if this is retired or not- it may be. If so, I’m sorry for making you drool! Super intense linear holo, and really pretty indoors as well.
Last but not least, we have Rizzo!
Rizzo is a pale baby pink linear holo. It’s a bit more ‘metallic’ than some of the other polishes I showed today- it reminds me a bit of Color Club Halo-Graphic, but more baby-pinkish! But that same kind of metallic feel. This is probably the most intense holographic CbL’s I have!
There you have it- my Colors By Llarowe collection! I can’t wait to get more- if you’re interested, you can keep up to date on pre-sales and new releases by following Colors by Llarowe in the following places:
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