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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Colors by Llarowe: Summer 2014 - Micro-Glitters/Shimmers

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Back again! I'd posted pics of these polishes on my Facebook Page before the pre-order and now I've got more swatches and my thoughts on them before the next re-stock. This time I have the Micro-glitters/Shimmers for you. 

I have 5 - one is my favorite and I wore the heck out of it even though neither the color nor the finish were anything I thought were "me." I fell in love with it and did it separately from the other four. It's called Independence Day and it's BLUE and SPARKLY!

Colors by Llarowe
Summer 2014
The Micro-Glitters/Shimmers

Continued after the jump...

Okay, so my favorite first...Independence Day.

Independence Day is a nicely saturated, royal blue crelly full of holo micro-glitter/glass fleck/shimmer. I can't even really TELL what's in it. Unicorn hiccups? This can be a one-coater, but I've used two coats here (I think) with one coat of top coat for the photos. Notes: dries semi-matte; I had NO staining at all on this one.

Artificial lighting...

Shade/Indirect natural lighting...

Full sun...

In action...

Did I mention this one is my favorite?


Not that the other 4 aren't lovely too!

Aliens and Outlaws is a clear-based polish with micro-glitter in silver, black and holographic. This one can be worn alone or as a topper over any base color. It's plenty opaque in 3 coats so that's what I've done here. Three coats alone with one coat of top coat. No issues.


Beautiful Disaster is a slightly pink-tinted base full of purple, magenta and holographic micro-glitter. Opaque in 3 coats, as shown here with one coat of top coat. No issues to report at all. Quick and easy application.


Mystery and Mayhem is a deep teal crelly with blue, teal and holographic micro-glitters/shimmer. The first coat goes on really green and deepens to a great teal. I haven't had any issues with this one except VERY light staining, however, this is one of the ones referenced in a message on Colors by Llarowe's Facebook page that this one and Sweet Revenge were being re-made to take care of the issue of staining and/or separating. Mine is still fine, though as far as not having any separation. But any orders going forward will receive this polish made with a different base and any problem bottles will be replaced. Two coats and one coat of top coat for the photos.


Purple is My Crack is a lovely blue-toned purple in artificial lighting and a warmer-toned purple in direct sun - it's full of purple, violet and holographic micro-glitter/shimmer. You can see the tonal differences between sun and artificial lighting in the photos below. The middle one is direct afternoon sun. Two coats and one coat of top coat for the photos. No staining at all. Great application. Perfect.


So, what are your favorites? I've already given you mine - INDEPENDENCE DAY, Bay-bee!

These polishes have already been through the pre-order but should be making an appearance in a re-stock sometime this month so keep an eye on the Colors by Llarowe Facebook Page or Llarowe's Facebook Page.

Stay tuned because I'll have Jellies and Crellies/Cremes from the Summer 2014 Collection up soon!

Colors by Llarowe polishes are available at Llarowe's shop here. You can like Llarowe on Facebook and follow Llarowe on Twitter for more information and launch times. Be sure to sign up for the re-stock emails if you see something you want that's sold out!

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  1. Gorgeous! I like Independence Day and Purple is my Crack!

  2. OMG, Independence Day and Aliens and Outlaws are fabulous! :-)

  3. I love Independence Day, it is so gorgeous!

  4. I'd love to see a video in the sun of independence day and purple is my crack. I would like to see how much they really sparkle in action! Like a lot of ppl do on Instagram. They look like they are gorgeous in person though. Especially independence day!


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