Showing posts with label Colors by llarowe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Colors by llarowe. Show all posts

Matte or glossy? How about both?

Thursday, March 5, 2015

I have a simple, yet oh-so-glam look for you today. Simple is always a good thing. There are times when I like to get into the detailed work and spend lots of time on my nail art. But that is therapy for me.

Then there are the times when I want something that looks good, but doesn't take a lot of time. This is one of those creations.

I used two coats of Colors by Llarowe Vincent and then applied a coat of Pure Ice Matte Top Coat.

Matte with glossy accents nail art

After the matte top coat dried, I applied some curved lines and dots with Vincent again.

Matte with glossy accents nail art

That's it. Easy at its best.

These polishes were purchased by me. Well, Vincent was previously sent to me for review; but I purchased another bottle for a back-up.

Digital Dozen Day 5: Stripes and hearts nail art

Friday, February 13, 2015

Today is Day five - the final day - of the Digital Dozen Patterns on Patterns theme. Being a part of the Digital Dozen has challenged me to try different ideas and designs. Of course, don't be surprised to see a lot of floral designs mixed in when ever I get a chance.

Today is a different look for me. I used the black Esmaltes Da Kelly tinted polish from the Soap Bubbles collection for my base color. These polishes are translucent, which is what makes it great to use them in nail art. But it's the first time I have used one in a base color. I used two coats so it wasn't too sheer. Then I added black lines using Colors by Llarowe "Vincent." Fancy Gloss "A Sailor's Love" was used to create the hearts.

I love the way it turned out. It was extremely hard to capture in photos though. But I recommend the technique. The opacity difference of the polishes make it interesting - and the pop of red added a bit of flair. 







Make sure to take a look at the other amazing Pattern on Pattern looks by the talented ladies of the Digital Dozen.








NOTD: Colors by Llarowe "Love, Actually" swatches

Sunday, February 8, 2015


When I saw swatches of "Love, Actually" by Colors by Llarowe I knew I just had to have it. It is from the Valentine's Day trio. So I had to wear it for a social function I was attending this weekend. 

This deep vampy red has tons of "lit from within" sparkle. It's similar to the Mighty Red Baron, but a little deeper as it has a bit of purple in the base. Even though it has the purple in the base, it appears on the nail as a deep, shimmery, vampy red.

I had no issues with application. But make sure to wear a base coat. I didn't. And yes, I know better than that. A good base coat will keep the color from lingering on your nails.

Let's take a look at Love, Actually. These swatches are shown with two coats of polish and a top coat. There was no sun, so these are shown in indoor lighting.

Colors by Llarowe - Love, Actually

Colors by Llarowe - Love, Actually

Colors by Llarowe - Love, Actually

Colors by Llarowe - Love, Actually

Colors by Llarowe - Love, Actually

Colors by Llarowe - Love, Actually

Colors by Llarowe - Love, Actually

Colors by Llarowe - Love, Actually

I love the depth of this polish. This polish is available for a limited time on Llarowe.com.

Follow  Llarowe on Facebook and Instagram @llaroweofficial to get current information and some sneak peeks of upcoming releases. 
This polish was purchased by me.


Colors by Llarowe Magically Delicious: March Exclusive for A Box, Indied swatches, review


Today, I have the Colors by Llarowe polish for the March A Box, Indied subscription box to share with you.

The theme for the March box is "Lucky Charms." Colors by Llarowe Magically Delicious is a scrumptious light, soft purple, linear holographic polish. The prisms shine with blue, green, pink, purple and gold. 

Now, you may be asking since this is a St. Patricks Day theme - why is the polish purple? Take a look at the Lucky Charms cereal. The horseshoe shaped marshmallows in the cereal are purple. Lucky Charms is such a fun cereal; although I haven't had it in the house in years.

The polish applies easily and smoothly. I used two coats and a top coat for the swatches. The linear holographic sheen really comes to life in the sun. It's also gorgeous in standard indoor lighting.

This is Magically Delicious in indoor lighting.

Colors by Llarowe - Magically Delicious

Colors by Llarowe - Magically Delicious

Colors by Llarowe - Magically Delicious
 
Colors by Llarowe - Magically Delicious

Colors by Llarowe - Magically Delicious

And in the sun. Look at all those holographic prisms!

Colors by Llarowe - Magically Delicious

Colors by Llarowe - Magically Delicious


The theme for March's box is Lucky Charms and in addition to Magically Delicious from Colors by Llarowe, it will include offerings from Girly Bits (Check out Pointless Cafe's review ), Pahlish, Contrary Polish and Glisten & Glow.

A Box, Indied retails for $50 and will be available
at Noon and 7 p.m. MST ,February 26, 2015 at Llarowe.com.

Follow A Box, Indied and Llarowe on Facebook and Instagram @aboxindied and @llaroweofficial to get current information and some sneak peeks of upcoming releases. 


This polish was sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors may display colors differently.

Colors by Llarowe Limited Edition Ode to Bruno collection swatches, review

Thursday, February 5, 2015


Colors by Llarowe is releasing another amazing collection. This one is Ode to Bruno. Yep, Bruno Mars. I can't listen to his music without either getting up and dancing or dancing in my chair. His music just has that rhythm and sound that just sort of builds within you. It starts with a mild tapping of your toe and quickly envelops your entire body.

This four-polish, limited-edition collection has some great colors and finishes. Let's take a look.

Having Bruno's Babies is a sheer lavender tinted jelly base with pink, blue and chrome micro glitters. This polish has star quality sparkle and shine.  It dries with a a very slight texture, but if you want complete smoothness - just add a top coat. This is three coats and all of them have a top coat except for one photo, which is marked.

The sun kept hiding on me, so this polish is shown in artificial lighting.


Colors by Llarowe - Having Bruno's Babies


Colors by Llarowe - Having Bruno's Babies


Colors by Llarowe - Having Bruno's Babies

This photo shows it without top coat.


Colors by Llarowe - Having Bruno's Babies

These photos were taken under a small LED light. The color isn't showing as vibrant. But look at that sparkle!


Colors by Llarowe - Having Bruno's Babies


Colors by Llarowe - Having Bruno's Babies


Hooligans is a purple to violet to red to copper to green multi chrome with added silver shimmer. It has so many personalities that I decided to show you all of them that I could capture. The purple shift is varied - it's either a vibrant purple or a soft plum purple. Then there's the green - it also has a personality of its own. The copper shift likes to mingle with the other colors. This is two coats with a top coat.

The sun decided to shine so this is Hooligans basking in the sunlight.

Colors by Llarowe - Hooligans

See what I mean about the Purple? I think it's a Type A personality.


Colors by Llarowe - Hooligans


Colors by Llarowe - Hooligans

Here it is in artificial light.


Colors by Llarowe - Hooligans


Colors by Llarowe - Hooligans


Colors by Llarowe - Hooligans

Mark Needs Love Too is a gunmetal gray intense linear holo with powerful chrome shimmer. I love this dusky shade of blue. It shifts to a deeper shade in the sunlight. It applied flawlessly. This is two coats with a top coat.


Colors by Llarowe - Mark Needs Love Too


Colors by Llarowe - Mark Needs Love Too


Colors by Llarowe - Mark Needs Love Too



This is it in the late afternoon sunlight. The color is a bit dark, but I had to show you the strength of the holo.


Colors by Llarowe - Mark Needs Love Too


Colors by Llarowe - Mark Needs Love Too

Uptown Funk You Up is my favorite of the collection. The song it's inspired by makes me dance like no one is watching. This polish is a blued pink strong linear holographic polish. If you've seen the music video, you understand the inspiration. Application was a breeze. This is two coats with a top coat.

In the sun.


Colors by Llarowe - Uptown Funk You Up


Colors by Llarowe - Uptown Funk You Up




Colors by Llarowe - Uptown Funk You Up

Artificial lighting


Colors by Llarowe - Uptown Funk You Up

This limited-edition, Bruno-inspired collection will be available on Llarowe.com on February 14,
2015 for $12 each. Don't miss your chance!

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These polishes were provided to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors may display colors differently.

Day 9 of the 13 Days of January Nail Art Challenge - rainbow nail art

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Today's post is Day 9 of the 13 Days of January Nail Art Challenge. A group of bloggers decided to get together and participate in a group challenge for 13 days in January. Today's nail art theme is "rainbow." 

I had originally created this mani for the "half and half" prompt, but due to a family emergency I wasn't able to post it. So I thought it was perfect for the rainbow prompt.


Tinted nail art using Esmaltes Da Kelly Soap Bubbles Collection

Tinted nail art using Esmaltes Da Kelly Soap Bubbles Collection

Tinted nail art using Esmaltes Da Kelly Soap Bubbles Collection

Tinted nail art using Esmaltes Da Kelly Soap Bubbles Collection


I applied a coat of Orly Mirrorball for the base color. Then I added random strips, dots and shapes of the tinted polishes from the Esmaltes da Kelly Soap Bubbles Collection. I love the way they transform and highlight the holo radiance of the Mirrorball. Then I added random dots and lines using Colors by Llarowe Vincent, which is my "go-to" black creme. 

I added a top coat of HK Girl and then had an instant art mani!



See the other rainbow-inspired looks created by some talented ladies.







13 Days Of January: Day 2: Happiness - Boston Terrier nail art

Monday, January 5, 2015

Today's post is day 2 of the13 Days of January Nail Art Challenge! Today's prompt is Happiness and I struggled to think of something. I mean, there are tons of things that make me happy. But portraying that on my nails could be difficult. But my dogs make me happy. 

I recently got a Boston Terrier puppy and she makes me very happy - as do my other two dogs. I chose to go with Boston Terrier nail art because it was the simplest of my dogs to recreate. I didn't want to even think about creating all the wrinkles of an English Bulldog, or all the fur from a Shih Tzu.

Boston Terrier dog nail art

I used Zoya Breezi for the base color, Colors by Llarowe Vincent and China Glaze White on White for the dog and the paws. 

What do you think? 

Make sure to check out the other "Happiness" manis below. 







Winter blues - blue roses nail art

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Every year I get the winter blues. It usually doesn't come until February though. This year, I am already tired of the snow, ice, wind and bitter cold temps. So I tried to counter-act that feeling by putting something floral on my nails. I have been trying not to create as many floral manis. But they are my "go to" nail art. I love floral nail art. Which is rather strange, because in day-to-day life, I don't lean toward anything floral - unless it's real flowers of course.

I have been watching some videos on YouTube that show some great acrylic paint techniques. So I thought I would try one. The techniques look great and look easy to follow - until you try to scale them down to a fingernail sized canvas. So I adapted and eventually just "winged it." You can find the video that inspired these roses here.

Blue roses nail art



I started off with a black polish. Colors by llarowe "Vincent" has become my "go to" black polish. I really need this in a large bottle. It applies smoothly and quickly dries to a high gloss shine.

Once it dried, I applied a coat of HK Girl. I always add a good top coat before I apply acrylic paint. It makes it easy to "erase" if I make a mistake.

These blue roses weren't too terribly difficult to create. The great thing about floral nail art is that it is very forgiving.

Blue roses nail artI used varying shades of blue acrylic paint for the roses and green acrylic paint for the leaves. Overall, I am pleased with how they turned out.

I applied another coat of HK Girl to seal in the design.

This polish was sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
 

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