Colors by Llarowe Summer Collection review!

Hi guys! It's that time of the year again! 
The time when the utterly talented Leah Ann Llarowe treats us with a brand new Colors by Llarowe collection! When someone gets to see first hand la crème de la crème of the indie polish world, you can be sure they put a very high standard to their creations.

The Colors by Llarowe Summer collection consists of 35 (yes 35!) nail polishes : 15 holos / holo glitters, 9 glitters, 8 jellies / crellies and 3 shimmers.

I have 20 of them to show you today. A very picture heavy post so I'll try and keep descriptions on point.

The shimmers :
I received 2 of them : Holiday Road and Connie's Nosy Neighbor.
A third color, Alternate Universe, is available for purchase.

Formula and application were nice and easy. They both had intense coarse shimmer, almost glass flecked, and reached sufficient coverage with 2 coats. Holiday Road showed a tiny bi of VNL so you might feel like adding a third coat depending on your nail length / personal preference. Swatches below show them with regular and with matte topcoat.

Holiday Road
Lime green neon jelly base with strong red to gold shimmer 
2 coats

Connie's Nosy Neighbor
Royal blue jelly base with pink shimmer
2 coats

I received 3 of them : Blue Jeans & Beauty Queens, Read My Lips, More New Colors and Summer...Finally!.
Five other colors are available for purchase : Candy is Dandy, Frenzy, Liquor is Quicker, Smokin' In The Boy's Room and Strawberry Wine.

Formula was a bit thick on these but nothing troublesome. I used 3 thin coats plus topcoat and they all reached full coverage but Summer...Finally! 

Blue Jeans & Beauty Queens
Denim blue jelly
3 coats

Read My Lips, More New Colors

Neon orange/peach crelly

3 coats

Neon Barbie pink jelly
3 coats

The glitters :
I received 5 of them : I'm Seeing SpotsMy Own RealityOpals & Lace, Purple is My Crack and Soccer Mom
Four other colors are available for purchase : Beautiful DisasterIndependence DayMystery & Mayhem and Subtle Little Number.

Perfect application, formula and glitter pay-off. I used 1 coats plus topcoats for both glitter toppers and 2 coats plus topcoat for the 3 others.

I'm Seeing Spots (over Soccer Mom)
Clear base topper with tiny black and white hex glitters
1 coat

My Own Reality
Deep royal jelly base with assorted shape and size glitters
2 coats

Opals & Lace (over Blue Jeans & Beauty Queens)
Clear base topper with white hex and assorted iridescent glitters
1 coat

Purple is My Crack
Blurple jelly base with holo micro glitters 
2 coats

Soccer Mom
Greyed baby blue crelly base with holographic micro glitters
2 coats

The holos / holo glitters :
I received 11 of them : Aliens & Outlaws, Anna's Adventure, Chillin' In Paradise, Final Fantasy, My Own Private Paradise,  Nice Melons!, Olivia,!, Sweet Revenge, Watch Me Fly, See Me Soar and When Doves Cry
Four other colors are available for purchase : Blonde AmbitionGemini RisingSurf My Wave and Watch Me Fly, See Me Soar.

If you've ever tried Colors by Llarowe holos, you pretty much already know ow amazing they are. Application was easy as a breeze and offered excellent coverage. I used 2 coats and no topcoat in all of my swatches.

Aliens & Outlaws
Strong linear silver holo base with assorted holo micro glitters and tiny black hex
2 coats

Anna's Adventure
Bright almost neon salmon pink with blue undertones linear holo
2 coats

Chillin' In Paradise
Light tiffany blue/aqua strong linear holo
2 coats

Final Fantasy
Charcoal taupe linear holo with strong pink shimmer
 2 coats

My Own Private Paradise
Softenend neon hot pinky orchid linear holo
2 coats

Nice Melons!
Neon orange/peach linear holo
2 coats

Light golden olive linear holo
2 coats
Aqua green with blue flash strong linear holo
2 coats

Sweet Revenge
Deep teal strong linear holo
2 coats

When Doves Cry
Dove grey strong linear holo
2 coats

Soooo... That was long but seriously awesome, no?
I absolutely love CbL! I couldn't tell you how much I've spent lately catching up on older colors and that's not going to end anytime soon!

There are so many drop-dead-gorgeous polishes in this collection. I can't wait get the rest of them during the pre-order today 

Colors by Llarowe can be purchased on and Harlow&

The Summer 2014 collection will be available for pre-order on :
Today Monday, May 26th from 12:00 pm to 08:00 pm MDT and again tomorrow Tuesday, May 27th from 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm MDT.
Depending on the amount of pre-orders received, it may take 2-4 weeks to receive your order.

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Oh, one last thing! Today is Leah Ann Llarowe's birthday so... Happy Birthday!!! *inserts song*

Jellies retail for $6 each, glitters $10 to $12 and shimmers/holos $12.


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