20 February 2015

Swatches & Review - 2 shades from Colors by Llarowe Doctor Who

Hi loves! I have another fun Colors by Llarowe review for you this week. Last week it was all about the New Year, New CbL collection and the week before that I showed you the Hypnotic Polish exclusive called Intrigue. This time I'm showcasing 2 shades from the Colors by Llarowe Doctor Who collection, which consists of  18 polishes in total.

Colors by Llarowe K-9

Colors by Llarowe K-9 The Eyebrows



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Colors by Llarowe K-9
Colors by Llarowe K-9
Colors by Llarowe K-9
Colors by Llarowe K-9 is a deep red jelly. Please note that because of my lighting set-up and the sheer consistency of this polish, it looks lighter than it actual is. I used 4 coats for my pictures and I still have some VNL, though it doesn't really bother me since the polish itself looks nice and even. Application was good, be careful not to pool your cuticles - you don't need a lot of polish on the brush!

Colors by Llarowe K-9 The Eyebrows

Colors by Llarowe K-9 The Eyebrows

Colors by Llarowe K-9 The Eyebrows

Colors by Llarowe The Eyebrows

Colors by Llarowe The Eyebrows

Colors by Llarowe The Eyebrows



Colors by Llarowe The Eyebrows is an orange/green flakie that flashes red, copper and yellow. The base is a very sheer black tinted one, so if you layer this over lighter colors you may notice that. I used it both over K-9 and A-England Camelot. Over K-9 I used 1 coat, you could also do a jelly sandwich (which I actually attempted yesterday, but my pictures were all failing and then I damaged a nail, so...) with both of them.

Over black I used 2 coats of The Eyebrows, and the flakies applied well. No clumping, nthing sticking up or anything, well behaved flakies!

Overall conclusion
While not the most unique polishes ever, I like both of them. K-9 is a great jelly for jelly sandwich looks since it applies quite even and thin, and The Eyebrows is a fun flakie topper. The formula was good on both and they aren't too expensive either!

How do you feel about jellies and flakies? And have you ever attempted a jelly sandwich? Tell me in the comments!
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Colors by Llarowe K-9

Colors by Llarowe K-9 The Eyebrows

Colors by Llarowe The Eyebrows

53 comments :

  1. Wish the colors were more unique but still pretty. I purchased their weeping angel flake top coat, haven't gotten around to it yet lol

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  2. That red though...it's so so shiny!

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  3. My god, Deborah. Your swatches seriously take my breath away. Amazing. A-MAZ-ING.

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  4. I have serious, serious nail envy right now!

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  5. Both are great! I love this kind of red :)

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  6. Those flakies look awesome over the black!

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  7. I admit to not knowing much about Dr. who, but I love a good flakie!

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  8. MyBeautyJunction20 February, 2015 22:29

    That flakie! It looks amazing over black. I haven't tried a jelly sandwich and admit that my knowledge of Dr Who is limited to an unnatural obsession with Matt Smith and David Tennant and a very hazy idea of this bloke travelling in a Tardis in space to save civilisations across the universe, but the flakie is stunning!

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  9. These are really pretty! I don't understand why but I'm loving red polishes lately! And flakies? You can't go wrong with flakies!

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  10. K-9 couldn't be more classy and those green-orange flakies look beautiful over it!

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  11. I love flakies over dark colors. I'd probably pass on these two since I have a couple things that are very similar but there were a few others from that collection that I really wanted. Your swatches are beautiful as always :)

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  12. I never know what to do with jellies! I see awesome jelly sandwiches and try them myself and they just don't look as good. I don't think I've seen a flakie quite like The Eyebrows. It's beautiful!

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  13. Those flakes look amazing over that black polish! These jellies look so nice and creamy, that red is amazing!

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  14. Great pics!! Those are beautiful polishes! I'm a huge Doctor Who nerd, and I don't get how those polishes really fit with the names but they are pretty :)

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  15. Victoria - manicurator21 February, 2015 05:31

    I'm not a big fan of flakies in general but you make me want everything I see on your nails! Gorgeous swatches!

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  16. That red is so sexy! And what a fun inspiration for a collection...I'm sure people will love this!

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  17. Prachtig diep rode kleur zeg, wauw! En die flakies zijn ook cute.

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  18. So pretty! I love The Eyebrows OVER K-9! Red + flakies is one of my favorite combos!

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  19. I really like that topper over black! And the jelly is beautiful. I have once done a jelly sandwich, a long, long time ago at the start of my blogging days... But it was fun!

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  20. I can never get enough flakies, I love how these ones look over black. :)

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  21. I am a flakie addict and omigosh - these look so nice paired together. I especially love the red with the flakie - reminds me of Chinese New Year ;)

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  22. Wow so stunning. I think this is one of the first times I see jellies and flakies in one!

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  23. I always love a solid red, so that one is a win. Honestly, I do not care for this flakie trend. I noticed the bottles look different in your photos. Did CbL change their bottle design? Just curious :)

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  24. I just love Doctor Who so I have to go look up more!

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  25. That looks pretty too! And yeah, I know what you mean.. I don't get around to wearing those I bought either.

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  26. Awww STAHP you are making me blush! ♥

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  27. Thanks so much ^^! Can you believe I used to bite them and even tortured them with acrylics?!

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  28. Right?! The colorshift is always so mesmerizing that way.

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  29. Me neither! But who cares, pretty polish is what counts ;-)!

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  30. Hahaha, your description of Doctor Who sounds accurate to me, but I ain't familiar with it either! Jelly sandwiches can be fun but mine just wouldn't show up properly on camera :(.

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  31. Because reds are awesomeee, that's why :D! Thanks Kellie :).

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  32. Jup, it's such a fancy shade, I love reds like these :). Thanks Paulina!

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  33. Thanks Ashlee! I agree, not the most exciting shades ever but good staple shades for those who are starting out :).

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  34. If you have some of those nailwheels at home, just go ahead and try some things? Usually jellies and shimmery toppers combine well - just put on a layer of jelly, shimmer, jelly, shimmer and you can choose to finish again with jelly or leave it more shimmery.

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  35. Thanks Julie! I always love flakes over black :).

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  36. I think they are "just" names that are linked to Doctor Who, not sure though since I don't know the show myself. Thanks Nicole!

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  37. That's such a sweet compliment ♥ thanks!

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  38. I'm sure too, Doctor Who is so popular!

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  39. Thanks Jenny! I wasn't sure at first but I love how it's a bit more subtle.

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  40. Maybe try one again? I don't do them often enough either.

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  41. HA, Jelly on Toast - love that!!! I might do that sometime too ^^

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  42. Thanks! Het is inderdaad een prachtig diepe kleur.

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  43. Thanks Katherine! While I am not too enthusiastic about them anymore, I did get a happy feeling from this look :).

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  44. Thank you! And yes, it does resemble the holiday a bit :).

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  45. It's funny how the "old school" flakies seem to make a come back - I personally like the metallic ones better now. Yeah it seems their labeling changed! I think the bottles are still the same.

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  46. You should! It's a fun collection :).

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