My Picks from Colors by Llarowe Dr Who Flake Collection Part 1: Swatches and Review

Have you jumped aboard the “flakie train” yet? I sure have! And I chose not to discriminate and purchased a few bottles from a few different brands. I’m good like that…spreading my polish budget around! Today I am going to share my picks from Colors by Llarowe Doctor Who Flake Collection Part 1. WARNING: Serious photo spam after the jump! Ready??
Colors by Llarowe Mickey, Colors by Llarowe Ten is Tops, Colors by Llarowe Weeping Angel

There are 16 flake polishes in this collection and I must say I had a hell of a time limiting myself to just 3! Did you notice it says “Part 1” in the collection name above? Somehow Leah Ann has a Part 2 planned for us. My wallet is scared!

My goal with these picks was to find unique formulas that differed from the KBShimmer you’ve already seen and my ILNP purchases that I am saving for another time. Mission accomplished!

Mickey is a teal green/blue flakie in a clear base. I chose this one instead of Jackie or River due to it’s purple to blue to green multichrome and green to purple micro glitters. And I liked it so much I chose to use it in my “Hello 2015!” nail art design. For these photos I applied 1 coat over Vincent, a one coat black creme polish created for this collection, and went without topcoat.This polish is loaded with flakies and glitters and application was a breeze. Capturing all of the magic I saw in person in a photo proved a bit more challenging, but I did my best.
Colors by Llarowe Mickey, teal green/blue flakie polish
Colors by Llarowe Mickey, teal green/blue flakie polish
Colors by Llarowe Mickey, teal green/blue flakie polish
Colors by Llarowe Mickey, teal green/blue flakie polish
Ten is Tops is a multicolored flakie in a clear base with added holographic micro glitters. I am so drawn to these rainbow colored flakies and chose this one over Davros for the micro glitters. I also figured those same glitters would make it look completely different from KBShimmer’s Rainbow Shield (used in “I See Rainbows“) and I was right. I found application to be a little patchy with this one. So I ended up applying 1 heavier coat over Vincent and then going back and dabbing to fill in any bald spots. I also applied a coat of HK Girl Tocpcoat because the clear polish base looked streaky in some places.
Colors by Llarowe Ten is Tops, multicolor holo glitter flakie
Colors by Llarowe Ten is Tops, multicolor holo glitter flakie
Colors by Llarowe Ten is Tops, multicolor holo glitter flakie
Colors by Llarowe Ten is Tops, multicolor holo glitter flakie

Weeping Angels is a multicolored flakie in a clear base with added golden and plum shimmer. See what I mean about me and the multicolor flakies? But you know I had to have it because it looks purple in the bottle, right? Happily there is no commonality at all between this polish and my other 2 multicolors as you’ll soon see.

I tried applying it over Vincent first, but I didn’t feel it did the polish justice. So I pawed through my stash and pulled out the original Purple Rain, a deep grape jelly. I applied 1 coat of Weeping Angels over 2 coats of Purple Rain and the polish came to life. I skipped the topcoat again for these photos. The purple shimmer in this formula becomes very pronounced when you apply it over a purple base, much more than I saw over black, so this was another fun photo shoot trying to capture the flakies while being blinded by the shimmer.
Colors by Llarowe Weepng Angels, multicolor plum shimmer flakie
Colors by Llarowe Weepng Angels, multicolor plum shimmer flakie
Colors by Llarowe Weepng Angels, multicolor plum shimmer flakie
Colors by Llarowe Weepng Angels, multicolor plum shimmer flakie

I am so happy with my choices! I imagine most people will use flakie polishes to change up the look of a full manicure. But from the moment I saw my first flakie preview I knew I would be using them to add flair to my nail art for a long time to come.

At the time of writing, the entire Colors by Llarowe Doctor Who Part 1 Collection was in stock at Llarowe. I haven’t heard any gossip yet about the release date for Part 2.

I would love to hear your thoughts on these flakies, or about your flakie purchases and how you plan to use them! Upload a photo if you’d like. I am fairly certain I have than enabled and I would totally love to see!

Thanks for reading! I’ll see you at the next post.