Hiyah there lovelies! I know, I know....where on Earth have I been? Well, you may recall that I began my new job this past Monday and I have been extremely exhausted! I am learning how to balance all of the different aspects of my life. The last time I worked, I only had two children, so that adds another dimension. Anyway, I am really enjoying the new position thus far. On to the polish, eh? I have nine polishes from the Colors by Llarowe Fall Collection to share with you today. I believe there are nine others, so make sure you search for the rest of them. Trust me...you DO NOT want to miss them. Let's go ahead and take a look at what I was sent...
First up, I have My Broken Down Crop Duster, "a deep blackened brown, intense linear holo." The formula was absolutely perfect. It covered perfectly in just one coat, but I used two out of habit. The holo is super intense and the color is gorgeous. There were no issues with application or staining.
Seasons of Change is "a deep smokey gunmetal green intense linear holo." This color is stunning! The formula was great and it went on easily in just one coat. Yes...I used two, but it is completely opaque in one. I have to say, this one actually appears to be more of a scattered/linear holo combo, than a true linear as described by the brand. Either way...I love everything about this one. The formula is perfect and there were no issues with application or removal.
Oorah! is described by the brand as "a silvered celery green holo with golden shimmer." Ahhhh...what a beautiful color! The formula on this one was slightly thinner than I am used to with this brand, but there were no issues at all. Application was a breeze, going on without any issues in three thin coats. This is such a beautiful polish. It surprised me and became one of my favorites of the ones I was sent to review.
Next up is, Sophistication. According to the brand, this is a "mushroom silver chrome." At first glance, this appears to be the same color as Mystique, but this one is actually much lighter. The formula was extremely sheer, but not problematic. I needed four thin coats for it to become completely opaque. Just like Mystique, you definitely want to bring your 'A' polishing game in order to minimize brushstrokes.
Elegance has a "black jelly base with gold flakes and gold, red, copper and pink shimmer." OH MY GOSH, Becky look at this polish! (corny I know) Seriously. I can't even deal with this. Everything about this one is stunning! I used two easy coats. There were no issues with application, as the formula was amazing! This is one of those polishes that you must see in person to truly appreciate. There is so much depth in this one with the addition of the different colored flakes. Ahhhh.....LOVE!
Penny For Your Thoughts is described as a "rusty copper glowing holo with yellow and orange flame." This one is said to be the burnt orange sister to the highly coveted "The Mighty Red Baron." I'm not sure how Leah Ann does it, but this one has another perfect formula that is completely opaque in just one coat. I used two and absolutely LOVE it! Apparently there have been some reports of staining with this polish. Thankfully, I did not experience any when I wore this one. I was aware of the reports of staining before wearing it, so I used two thick coats of basecoat. I do not know the reason I had no staining issues. It could be a result of my doubling up on basecoat, the type of basecoat I used, or that it wouldn't have reacted that way on me either way. I don't know, but you should definitely be aware of this issue when deciding to purchase this one.
Cabaret is described on the brand's site as "a clear jelly base with gold and silver flakes with rose, red and copper shimmer." I used two easy coats and had no application issues. I advise waiting a few minutes between coats to prevent dragging. This one also really surprised me with how much I liked it once it was applied. It is extremely complex and the addition of the subtle rose colored shimmer is absolutely genius. It gives it an added sense of femininity and glam.
The last beauty I have for you is called Burning Embers (LE). This is described as "deep chocolate brown to black to magenta multi chrome with intense magenta red and copper shimmer." I used two thin coats, but it was practically opaque in one coat. This is a stunning multichrome with shifts that are very prominent when the light reflects in different ways. The formula was good and there were no issues with application. Please note: this one is LIMITED EDITION. Once it is sold out, it will not be available again. So if you like it, put a ring on it. Okay...well...buy it.
Overall, I really like these polishes from the Colors by Llarowe Fall Collection. There are a few others that I know I will be picking up as well. The polishes will be available on October 10, 2014. The fall collection will be available for pre-order starting at 12PM MDT and ending at 8PM MDT. Burning Embers and the three other limited edition polishes (not shown here) are not included in the pre-order, but will be launched at 12PM MDT and 7PM MDT and available in limited quantities until they are sold out. The polishes are also available as a set. Individual retail prices are $10-$12. More important information is listed below.