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Hello lovelies,

 

I was trying out Colors by Llarowe polishes for the first time. Today I will show you six shades from the Colors by Llarowe line which has been developed by Leah Ann LaRowe, the woman behind the Llarowe e-shop where we all go to to purchase indie polishes :)

 

Colors by Llarowe - Review & swatches of six shades

 


Behead The Drama Queen - blue and green micro-glitter particles in a teal jelly base. Beautiful and nicely pigmented jelly that will blow you away! I've expected a low pigmentation so I have applied black base on the ring finger and I can hardly tell! So basically I have applied two thicker coats on all nails except ring finger where I've applied one coat over black. Not much colour difference,huh? It applied well but the drying time was longer due to the thicker coats.

Colors by Llarowe - Review & swatches of six shades
Colors by Llarowe - Review & swatches of six shades
Colors by Llarowe - Review & swatches of six shades
Colors by Llarowe - Review & swatches of six shades

 

 

Montana Sky - blue jelly with opalescent glitter and fine glass flecks. This is a glitter topper as it's not really pigmented enough to be worn by itself. I have applied one coat of Montana Sky over China Glaze Up All Night. Any dark colour will show the beautiful opalescent glitter. It applied well and dried fast. I needed a coat of topcoat to smooth out the surface.

Colors by Llarowe - Review & swatches of six shades
Colors by Llarowe - Review & swatches of six shades
Colors by Llarowe - Review & swatches of six shades

 

 

Mustang Sally - hot pink jelly base with matte pink glitter and blue and pink shimmer. The matte pink glitter looks so unusual in the pink jelly, it's a brilliant combination! It applied easily and two thicker coats provided good coverage. The polish dried quite fast but gritty so thick topcoat is needed to smooth out the surface.

Colors by Llarowe - Review & swatches of six shades
Colors by Llarowe - Review & swatches of six shades
Colors by Llarowe - Review & swatches of six shades
Colors by Llarowe - Review & swatches of six shades

 


Paradise Found - medium blue jelly with blue shimmer. This shade looks very juicy when on nails :) The polish is very, very sheer and I have applied four coats to build up the coverage you see in the pictures. It would be possible to layer it over blue to get good coverage too.

Colors by Llarowe - Review & swatches of six shades
Colors by Llarowe - Review & swatches of six shades
Colors by Llarowe - Review & swatches of six shades

 


Purple Rain - dark purple jelly with blue shimmer. The overall colour is not as blue as in the pictures. Purple Rain is quite sheer so it might be better to layer it over a similar purple. I didn't do that and I ended up having to apply three coats to get the coverage in the pictures. The formula was a bit runny and nicely glossy.

Colors by Llarowe - Review & swatches of six shades
Colors by Llarowe - Review & swatches of six shades
Colors by Llarowe - Review & swatches of six shades

 


I Need A Holo-Day - magenta and silver holo gliter in different sizes and shapes in a clear base. I have layered this glitter topper over Purple Rain which created magical combination. I loved how juicy and glossy the result was! It applied well but I did have to play with the glitter and move it around.

Colors by Llarowe - Review & swatches of six shades
Colors by Llarowe - Review & swatches of six shades
Colors by Llarowe - Review & swatches of six shades
Colors by Llarowe - Review & swatches of six shades

 


I found some of the polishes to be great, some too sheer, some perfect for layering and some simply stunning. My favourite shades are Behead The Drama Queen and I Need A Holo-Day glitter topper.

 

 

You can purchase Colors by Llarowe polishes at the Llarowe website but I'm afraid there are limited quantities available so you'll need to wait for the restock.

 

Have a lovely day everyone! x

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Hello lovelies,

 

Today I'm very excited to show you swatches of four Femme Fatale polishes. Femme Fatale is an indie Australian brand that produces not only nail polishes but also other beauty products. I've never tried Femme Fatale polishes before so I was very happy when I was asked to review some. I got mini bottles due to shipping restrictions but that didn't bother me as the polishes inside are the same anyway. Let's have a look at the four shades I'm reviewing today...

Review & swatches of 4 Femme Fatale shades! Fatal Attraction, Wolfsbane, Cloudburst & Spindleweb

 

Fatal Attraction - deep magenta jelly base packed with scattered holographic glitter. I've got very mixed feelings about this polish - I love the colour and the holo glitter but I'm not very happy about its grittiness and lower pigmentation. I have applied two thick coats and one layer of Seche Vite topcoat. As you can see the surface is still not smooth so I would need second coat of topcoat which I just don't like to do. But the polish itself looks so good!

 

Review & swatches of 4 Femme Fatale shades! Fatal Attraction, Wolfsbane, Cloudburst & Spindleweb
Review & swatches of 4 Femme Fatale shades! Fatal Attraction, Wolfsbane, Cloudburst & Spindleweb
Review & swatches of 4 Femme Fatale shades! Fatal Attraction, Wolfsbane, Cloudburst & Spindleweb
Review & swatches of 4 Femme Fatale shades! Fatal Attraction, Wolfsbane, Cloudburst & Spindleweb

 

Wolfsbane - A deep purple base filled with navy hexes and shreds, flecks of periwinkle and soft blue cresents, and highlighted by a sparse scattering and flashes of red. I really like this Femme Fatale's description of the shade as it is spot on.

 

I have applied one coat of Wolfsbane over OPI Vant To Bite My Neck? I like that the base colour can change the look of the polish. Whether you want it over blue, black or warm purple, the polish will always look different. I didn't apply it by itself because I would need two thicker or three coats. The application was slightly difficult because the polish is packed with glitter so I had to play around a bit.

Review & swatches of 4 Femme Fatale shades! Fatal Attraction, Wolfsbane, Cloudburst & Spindleweb
Review & swatches of 4 Femme Fatale shades! Fatal Attraction, Wolfsbane, Cloudburst & Spindleweb
Review & swatches of 4 Femme Fatale shades! Fatal Attraction, Wolfsbane, Cloudburst & Spindleweb
Review & swatches of 4 Femme Fatale shades! Fatal Attraction, Wolfsbane, Cloudburst & Spindleweb

 

Cloudburst - grey-ish mint green base with fine gold shimmer and neon pink, purple, black, white and gold holo glitter. Wow, I love this polish so much! It's very pretty, subtle and unique. I'm wearing two thicker coats. It applied well and dried quite fast but gritty. I've had to use thicker topcoat to smooth out the surface.

 

Review & swatches of 4 Femme Fatale shades! Fatal Attraction, Wolfsbane, Cloudburst & Spindleweb
Review & swatches of 4 Femme Fatale shades! Fatal Attraction, Wolfsbane, Cloudburst & Spindleweb
Review & swatches of 4 Femme Fatale shades! Fatal Attraction, Wolfsbane, Cloudburst & Spindleweb
Review & swatches of 4 Femme Fatale shades! Fatal Attraction, Wolfsbane, Cloudburst & Spindleweb

 

Spindleweb - dark blue-teal based polish with green shimmer, various hexes in blues, teals, greens, iridescence and holo. Quite a combination! I have layer one coat of Spindlewebs over black (A England Camelot) which brought out the strong green shimmer beautifully. If layered over different colour the polish changes slightly. It applied well and dried fast but gritty. I've applied one coat of Seche Vite.

 

Review & swatches of 4 Femme Fatale shades! Fatal Attraction, Wolfsbane, Cloudburst & Spindleweb
Review & swatches of 4 Femme Fatale shades! Fatal Attraction, Wolfsbane, Cloudburst & Spindleweb
Review & swatches of 4 Femme Fatale shades! Fatal Attraction, Wolfsbane, Cloudburst & Spindleweb
Review & swatches of 4 Femme Fatale shades! Fatal Attraction, Wolfsbane, Cloudburst & Spindleweb

 

So what do you think guys? Any particular shade that is a must-have for you? My favourite out of these four is Cloudburst but they all look gorgeous.

 

Femme Fatale is available at their website and at their various international stocklists.

 

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