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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Colors by Llarowe: Summer Holos 2014

*These products are Cruelty Free 

A while back on my Facebook Page, I showed you Colors by Llarowe's Summer 2014 Holos quickly before the pre-sale. Well that's over and the re-stock will be coming up soon, so I thought I would do a proper, though quick, review for you.

Colors by Llarowe
Summer Holos 2014

So we're going to dispense with all the talk and just get right to it.

Continued after the jump...

Not a single one of these 11 polishes had a bad formula. They were superb, in fact. Some of them are even one-coaters, depending on how you like to apply them! My Own Private Paradise was a one-coater for me and at least a few others could be if you are a "medium-coater" instead of a "thin-coater." Smooth and easy and perfectly self-leveling.

I'm going to do them alphabetically, so here we go!


Anna's Adventure - This one is a cherry red holo with a pink arc. Two coats and one coat of top coat. This one had light staining for me, but I didn't wear it that long, so definitely use a good base coat.

Anna's Adventures compared with Nice Melons...


Blonde Ambition - This one is a champagne gold linear holo with strong copper in the arc. Two coats with no top coat. Perfection! And depending on the lighting it can read platimun or darker gold. Just stunning and one of my favorites of the collection.


Chillin' in Paradise - This one is a blue-leaning turquoise/aqua linear holo. Two coats and no top coat for the photos. Smooth, easy, perfect.


Final Fantasy - This one is a bit harder to describe. It mostly appears as a charcoal/gunmetal based linear holo with color shifts of violet, green, gold and copper. This one is my favorite of all the holos and I'm not sure but I think I love it more in the shade than with its linear exposed! Two coats and no top coat for the photos.


My Own Private Paradise - This one is a violet orchid linear holo. It was my favorite until Final Fantasy came along. Now it's a close second. This is ONE coat with no top coat.


Nice Melons - This one is an orange-leaning coral linear holo. Two coats and one coat of top coat for the photos.


Olivia - This one is an olive green-tinted bronze with copper and blue in the linear arc. Two coats and no top coat for the photos.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - This one is a green-leaning aqua/turquoise linear with a green arc AND green shimmer. Two coats and no top coat for the photos. This one was a bit harder to capture because the green comes out to play pretty strongly in most lighting.


Sweet Revenge - This one is a dark teal linear holo. This one also stained however, there is a message on Colors by Llarowe's Facebook page that this one and Mystery and Mayhem 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 will receive this polish made with a different base.


Watch Me Fly, See Me Soar - This one is a brown-based grey/charcoal linear holo with a blue arc. Two coats and no top coat for the photos.


When Doves Cry - This one is a pale grey/platimun linear holo. Two coats and no top coat for the photos.


So, what are your favorites? I've already given you mine - Final Fantasy and My Own Private Paradise...with Blonde Ambition in 3rd.

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

Stay tuned because I'll have Shimmers, Glitters, 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. You owe me a new keyboard because I just drooled all over mine.

  2. Beautiful photos and descriptions. I'm happy I got My Own Private Paradise especially after reading your review.


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