Colors by Llarowe Summer 2014 Part 2: THREE HOLOS

Hello Again! I wasn’t expecting to post the second part of this article so soon, but Llarowe announced today that they will be restocking these colors tomorrow. I don’t think it is the final restock, but it still made the most sense to show them now in case I inspire you to place an order tomorrow. Yep, enabler alert! Photo spam after the jump!

CBL Summer 2014 Part 2

I have 3 more colors to show you from the Colors by Llarowe (CBL) Summer 2014 Collection. As I mentioned above, the restock is scheduled for tomorrow, July 18th, at 12 PM MDT and again at 7 PM MDT. It is typical that restocks for this brand are announced only a day in advance so you should sign up for the Newsletter on their website to ensure you get notifications. The polish prices range from $6 to $12, depending on the formula, and all 3 of these were $12.

CBL Chillin in Paradise image 1
Colors by Llarowe Chillin in Paradise image 2

First up is Chillin’ in Paradise, described by Llarowe as a light tiffany blue/aqua strong linear holo. It definitely more aqua to me and the holo is really strong and impressive in the right lighting. The formula was great and you are seeing 2 coats plus HK Girl topcoat in the photos. I saw this color being compared to Young Turks as a dupe, after I had ordered it of course. Now that I have both of them, my opinion is that they may be in the same family, but they are not dupes. Young Turks is a bright, bold blue and this color is more subdued. I support this conclusion by sharing the my Mom couldn’t wait to use Chillin’ in Paradise at her pedi appointment and Mom does not wear bold colors.

Colors by Llarowe When Doves Cry image 1

Meet When Doves Cry, a dove grey linear holo. I was very intrigued by this color when I saw the swatches. I have more than a few silver holos, but no grey. Not to mention that I’ve been shopping for a grey polish that doesn’t clash with my skin tone and make me look dead for a long time now. I love this color and my search is over! The formula is a little thick, but it’s not a one coater. It was workable, but some people may want to add a bit of good thinner.

CBL Aliens & Outlaws image 1
CBL Aliens & Outlaws image 2

And finally I share Aliens & Outlaws, a strong linear silver holo base with assorted holo micro glitters and tiny black hex. It looks at lot like Beautiful Disaster from Part 1 in this series, huh? Except this glitter is in a silver base, not clear, not that I can tell the difference. I am wearing a base of OPI Glitter Off, 2 easy coats of polish and HK Girl topcoat for the photos. The polish dries to a matte finish so you really need the topcoat to bring out all of the amazing glitter colors.


I am quite pleased with all of my choices from the Summer 2014 Collection and I couldn’t pick a favorite if I tried. When Doves Cry is so pretty that I will happily deal with the thicker formula. All of the others applied perfectly. Now for some Nail Art!

Nail Art image 1
Basecoat & Topcoat: Nail Tek Foundation II, OPI Glitter Off Basecoat, HK Girl topcoat
Polish colors: Colors by Llarowe Chillin’ in Paradise, When Doves Cry and Aliens & Outlaws
Stamping plates: Vivid Lacquer 006 and MoYou London Artist 17
Stamping polish: Mundo de Unas Black (2) and Silver (18)
Embellishments: Born Pretty Store and eBay
Nail Art image 2
These colors looked great sitting next to each other in their bottles, so I decided to use all of them in my nail art design. I’ve used 2 coats of each of the polishes plus HK Girl topcoat.
Nail Art image 3
I stamped my thumb, index and pinky fingers using designs from Vivid Lacquer’s 006 plate. My thumb is double stamped with Mundo de Unas black and silver, and my index and pinky fingers and stamped in black. I used a design from MoYou London’s Artist 17 plate on my ring finger.
Nail Art image 4
The finishing touch was applying square black studs to my middle finger and placing vintage silver frames from Born Pretty store on top of them. Use my discount code NAWW10 for 10% off of your next order.

I love a good skittle and I am really pleased with this design. I’d love to hear your thoughts about it too. What do you think of the polishes? Do you currently own any CBL’s?

Thanks for taking the time to read my post! I’ll see you next time.
  • They sure are Beyoutiful Nails Art! Are you passionate for purples like me?

  • Beyoutiful Nails Art

    Verry beautiful colors!!

  • Thanks Anne! I am glad you enjoyed both my nail art and the format! That was exactly my intent, to show a few more polishes than usual and show how they can come together in a nail art design.

  • Thank you for the great feedback Kim! I have no plans to become a "swatches only" blogger and named my blog accordingly. But I thought it could be cool to show off and give my honest review a few other polishes from time to time.

  • Isn't it just the coolest polish Anne? I felt like trying something different when I was shopping that restock and I couldn't be happier with this one! Under regular lighting conditions it looks like a blend of micro black & white dots. In the sun and direct light it goes CRAZY! I think I got better shots of it than her bloggers, LOL! I may go add them to her album.

  • WDC is great! I've worn it twice now and that alone makes it special. I am always happy to enable, LOL! Thank you very much for that compliment. No CBL's?? We'll need to work on that Kim!

  • I Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv Aliens & Outlaws. I don't own it, but your swatch has me freaking out over it. I've never seen anything like it.

  • I love this nail art! And the format is great! A lot of people will show the many swatches and then art at the end. I think it's a good way to showcase a few polishes at once.

  • My pick is WDC – I loved it at first sight in your previous post. 😉 Thank you for being such a great enabler (jokes aside, your reviews are always genuine and helpful). I don't have any CBL's yet….