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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Colors by Llarowe Fall 2015 Collection Swatches

Press Sample 
*These products are Cruelty Free 

Hi everyone! I'm back with the Colors by Llarowe Fall 2015 Collection for you!

Catch me after the jump for full swatches!

As you may have guessed, I've long loved CbL polishes for the saturation of color and slightly thicker formula. Way before I worked for Llarowe. So as always, my opinions are my own. My blog is separate from my job. That said, I did like these for the mostly one-coat formulas. I wore Mocha Grande for over a week with no staining and I've worn Rare Orchid and Memories of You for a few days each in addition to swatching all of them. I had no staining. I don't use base coats because they don't get along with my body chemistry I guess. And even with no base coat, bad staining isn't something that happens to me a lot. Llarowe has had reports from a couple of bloggers of slight staining with Rare Orchid, Wine & Roses and Mocha Grande. The ones reporting said it was slight and not on the level of Gemini Rising - came out with a light buff. So I wanted to report that before I get started.

I have used two coats and one coat of CbL PDQ top coat for all swatches. (Except The Fallen where I used 2 coats of top coat to smooth the extra abundance of flakes.)  I had no issues with formula or application on any of them. They are well pigmented and have the thicker, creamy formula common with CbL.

Photos show sunlight, artificial light and shade for each polish. I never use flash in any photos.

Mocha Grande


Rare Orchid


Aubergine Dreams - This one takes on a totally different personality depending on lighting as you can see in the sunlight vs artificial vs shade photos.


Lake of the Pines


Memories of You


Wine & Roses


She's My Cherry Pie


Last Harvest


The Fallen




What do you think of these? Favorites? Mine are Mocha Grande, of course because BROWN, Rare Orchid and Memories of You.

This collection launches at Llarowe on September 15, 2015. These are already available at Nailland Hungary and Hypnotic Polish

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*These polishes were sent to me by CbL for my honest review. 
*I am employed by CbL.
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  1. What a gorgeous collection!! And stunning pictures! My fav is also Mocha Grande but I like all of them! Thank you....

  2. So many stunning colors in this collection. My favorites are Mocha Grande, She's My Cherry Pie, Lake of the Pines, and The Fallen.

  3. I love so many of these!! I want pretty much all of them but I must, MUST have Mocha Grande!! Beautiful photos, it's so nice to have you back!

  4. Gorgeous! It's hard to pick a favorite-- I want all of them!

  5. Excellent collection Wine and Roses looks very close to Pirates of Penzance
    Would love to see a side by side swatch please


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