Colors by llarowe Spring 2016 collections swatches and review : A Tribute to a Wonderful Friend & Creme and Shimmers

Hi guys!
The Colors by llarowe Spring 2016 collections are launching tomorrow and I have a bunch of swatches to share with you!

If you haven't heard of these yet, the Spring release actually consists of 2 collections, a main 8-piece set and a 4-piece collection of cremes and shimmers.

Here's the inspiration behind the A Tribute to a Wonderful Friend collection :
"There are times in life that we find a person who inspires us.  Even though I have never met Helen as she lives an ocean away, she is my hero.  I always thought life was just a means to an end and that life was a painful journey with rich rewards at the end.  I was wrong.  Helen has shown me that I need to treasure each and every moment here on earth and to live as if tomorrow will never come.  Helen finds joy in the smallest moments and even in adversity.  She is and has been battling an illness with grace, dignity and a zest for life I have not seen before.  She reminds me that there are challenges in life that show us what is really important and how to meet those challenges head on and never give up.  My outlook on life has changed dramatically just from knowing this wonderful lady who is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.  Thank God for you Helen, it is an honor to be called your friend.  This collection was inspired by your spirit, your heart and your wonderful soul." - Leah Ann LaRowe

First up, the 8 A Tribute to a Wonderful Friend colors :

Jade green is a jade crelly with gold flakies. I used  2 coats plus topcoat but I'd say it's a 2 to 3 coater.

Helen is a muted creamy turquoise crelly with an intense pink to gold to red shimmer. Two coats plus topcoat used below.

Did You Know You're My Hero? is a bright blue crelly with an intense pink to gold to red shimmer. Another easy 2 coater.

Miss You My Friend is a light sky blue with an intense linear holo and silver micro flakes. I used 2 coats and no topcoat in y swatch here.

Pretty in Pink is a bright pink with an intense linear holo that's packed with pink, cherry and rose holo micro glitters. Two coats and no topcoat shown below.

You Make Me Smile is a vivid almost neon pinky coral with a soft linear holo and blue/purple shimmers. I applied 2 coats and no topcoat.

Life is a Highway is a magenta/pink jelly with scattered holo and a mix of magenta and purple iridescent micro glitters. Perfect by the second coat.

On the Wings of Eagles is a charcoal taupe crelly with an intense pink to gold to red shimmer. Two easy coats are shown below.

And now, on to the 4 Creme and Shimmers :

Bow Chicka Wow Wow is a neon coral pink with blue and purple sheen. I used  coats plus topcoat.

Barney Sucks is a bright lilac purple creme. Opaque by the second coat.

Ain't Nobody Leavin' Til We Sing the Blues is a creamy vivid blue cree with purple undertones. Another easy 2 coater.

Freeze Frame is a charcoal jelly with an intense blue shimmer. Again, 2 coats plus topcoat used.

Overall :
And we have yet another great CbL release! There are less holos this time but the shimmers are so amazing that I wouldn't change a thing.
A beautiful inspiration for beautiful shades.
My absolute favorites : You Make Me Smile, On the Wings of Eagles, Helen and Bow Chicka Wow Wow (Wow indeed!)

The Colors by llarowe  Spring 2016 collections will be available for preorder tomorrow April 1st from 12PM to 8PM MST on
The A Tribute to a Wonderful Friend colors retail for $12 each.
Creme and Shimmers colors retail for $6 each.

I hope you've enjoyed this post. Thanks for looking and happy preorder guys!


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