Colors By Llarowe: Late Summer 2017 Collection Swatches and Review

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Colors By Llarowe: Late Summer 2017 Collection 

Swatches and Review

*press samples

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection

Hey all, welcome back =)

I kinda had a fan girl moment when I got contacted by Colors By Llarowe to swatch their late summer 2017 collection - it's my first time swatching for them! I also had the opportunity to meet Leah Anne and her team at Indie Expo Canada, what a treat that was! 

The late summer collection contains 6 polishes: 4 holo's, 1 shimmer and 1 crelly - one for all and fun for all (is that how that quote goes? probably not LOL)

Let's get onto the swatches shall we? Just a wee bit of a warning, this post will be mildly photo heavy - so buckle buttercups 🙌🏻

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I Skies With My Knees

A bright medium deep turquoise glowing holo with green, purple and a blue flame.

My swatch shows this beauty in 2 easy coats + topcoat. The formula on this is incredibly smooth and virtually opaque in just 1 coat - wowza! Even though it's opaque in 1 coat, I always apply 2 coats for good measure - it's just a thing I have to do lol. 

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish I skies with my knees

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish I skies with my knees

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish I skies with my knees

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish I skies with my knees

I've also included an outdoor shot:

\colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish I skies with my knees



City Streets

A charcoal grey based glowing holo with pink, plum and blue shift. 

My swatch shows this unique stunner in 2 easy coats + topcoat. The formula on this was super smooth and again, opaque in just 1 coat! Of course I applied 2 coats because duh, it's a thing haha I can't ever just do 1 coats - it feels silly! I predict this to be an amazing polish to stamp with!

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish city streets

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish city streets

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish city streets

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish city streets

I've also included a much needed outdoor shot:

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish city streets

Hard to Imagine

An army green based glowing holo with blue, purple and pink shift. 

My swatch shows this green goddess beauty in 2 easy coats + topcoat. The formula on this was once again very smooth and wasn't as opaque in 1 coat like the above 2 mentioned polishes. I never expect a polish to be opaque in 1 coat, but it's nice when they are because the first thing that pops in my mind is how great they would be to stamp with! 

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish hard to imagine

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish hard to imagine

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish hard to imagine

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish hard to imagine

I've also included an outdoor shot:

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish hard to imagine

One Crazy Ass Summer

Reddened hot pink base with pink and red shimmer and ultra micro iridescent glitter.

My swatch of this vibrant hot pink is shown in 2 medium coats + topcoat. I would recommend either 2 medium coats or 3 thin coats as this doesn't offer much opacity in the first coat. However, it built up very nicely for me in the 2nd medium coat.  The formula was very smooth and I love the micro iridescent glitters - adds a lovely pop alongside the pink and red shimmer!

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish one crazy ass summer

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish one crazy ass summer

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish one crazy ass summer

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish one crazy ass summer


Mermaids in Maui

A light lilac base with scattered and linear holo and holo prism flake with various sizes of iridescent shifting glitters and aqua shimmer.

My swatch of this eye catching beauty is shown in 3 thin coats + topcoat. Anytime I wear a polish that has glitter, I prefer applying my coats as thin as possible to gain full opacity. I find the glitters lay better when applied thin if that makes any sense. Formula was smooth and was happy to see an even disbursement of the glitters upon application. This is such a dreamy polish and definitely unlike anything that I own - incredibly unique! I tried my darkest to take a macro of this and had a heck of a time with my lighting for whatever reason. The lighting was fine for all the other shots except the macro - grrrr! 🙈

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish mermaids in maui

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish mermaids in maui

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish mermaids in maui

I've also included an outdoor shot:

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish mermaids in maui


Dive Right In

Bright light blue crelly base with intense pink to gold to red shimmer and a scattering of holo. 

My swatches show this shimmery beauty in 2 medium coats + topcoat. The formula of course was smooth and love the contrasting shimmer - always a win in my books. 

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish dive right in

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish dive right in

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish dive right in

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish dive right in

I've also included an outdoor shot:

colors by llarowe late summer 2017 collection polish dive right in

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Final thoughts:

I love the variety this collection offers with finishes and colours. I didn't experience issues with any of these polishes, but then again CBL never disappoints! I have quite the collection aside from these and I love all the ones I own! 

Release info:

The Colours By Llarow Late Summer Collection will be available August 1st at 12PM MDT at: www.llarowe.com

The pre-order will only be open for 24 hours, so get cracking and set those alarms! 

This collection will also be launching at The Indie Shop Event in San Fransisco on July 29th.

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Click here to learn more about the brand and their backstory!

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Which one is your favourite of the 6? Let me know in the comments down below! 

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you back in my next post =)

1 comments

  1. Oh Happy Daze, I mean Days. Just love these. I thought maybe I had missed it - but no, thank heavens. Beautiful swatches. All gorgeous but I love I Skies and Mermaids the best. What are your favorites of the bunch? Thanks for sharing.

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