Colors by Llarowe recently released a HUGE summer collection. There were 30+ polishes of all different colours and finishes. I watched the swatches being released to try to narrow it down to just a few MUST HAVES for my collection. These are two of my choices.
Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room is a grey crelly polish. I would consider the formula very similar to the Essie Summer Neon collection – I needed to use a much heavier hand and thicker coats than I am used to. Once I realized this, the rest of the application process was smooth sailing. The polish dried to a semi-matte finish, but I prefer a high shine, so I used a coat of Seche Vite. The colour in my mind is a concrete grey with some blueish undertones. Actually, I think it’s almost exactly like Essie’s Cashmere Bathrobe without the shimmer. It’s a nice staple to have in my collection. Worth noting, though, is that it dries about two shades darker than the bottle.
Anyone who follows the blog would know that I am not a huge glitter fan. However, when I saw swatches for Beautiful Disaster I actually gasped out loud and quickly added it to my list. And, boy, am I glad that I did! It’s gorgeous. It’s a purple glitter mixed in with holographic glitter. The first coat was kind of unimpressive, but adding a second and third coat is where the wow factor came in. I added this as an accent finger but didn’t use the grey as a base. Not a usual colour combination, but it really worked. This polish really shined outside in direct sunlight. It was like rainbows shooting out of my fingertips.