27 February 2015

Swatches & Review - Colors by Llarowe Independence Day and Obsessed With Marilyn

Hi loves! Another Friday, another review of Colors by Llarowe shades. This is the last set actually but I'm closing off with 2 stunners. You'll be seeing both Colors by Llarowe Independence Day and Colors by Llarowe Obsessed with Marilyn. Prepare yourselves for some serious drooling! And after you're done with that, visit Hypnotic Polish to score these beauties ^^.

Colors by Llarowe Independence Day

Colors by Llarowe Obsessed With Marilyn


Ready? Set, GO!

Colors by Llarowe Independence Day
Colors by Llarowe Independence Day
Colors by Llarowe Independence Day
Colors by Llarowe Independence Day
Colors by Llarowe Independence Day is a jelly royal blue shade filled with holographic sparkles. Even though it sometimes looks like a linear holo, it's actually scattered - but oh so sparkly! I used 3 coats for opacity since it starts out slightly sheer. It also dries dull, topcoat really brings it to life again!

Colors by Llarowe Obsessed With Marilyn

Colors by Llarowe Obsessed With Marilyn

Colors by Llarowe Obsessed With Marilyn

Colors by Llarowe Obsessed With Marilyn


Colors by Llarowe Obsessed With Marilyn is a deep dark cranberry shade of red, filled with holographic goodness. The formula is very nice, opaque in 2 coats and drying very smooth. The holographic effect is strong though full rainbow flares are always difficult with red shades somehow. I used topcoat in my swatches.

Overall conclusion
Wow, I honestly can't say which shade I like best! I can see Independence Day used as a base for stamping, and Obsessed With Marilyn is the perfect red to compliment a black dress. Formula was good on both, and I didn't have any trouble with staining or removing, but I'd wear a double layer of basecoat to be sure.

Which one of these is your favorite? Tell me in the comments!
Hypnotic Polish is a European based indie stockist that ships internationally. Besides Colors by Llarowe, they also carry Smitten Polish, El Corazon, Glam Polish, Contrary Polish and many others. For more information check out their Facebook page or follow them on Instagram

45 comments :

  1. ValiantlyVarnished27 February, 2015 15:55

    Obsessed with Marilyn has been on my wish list for awhile now. I need to just buy it already! Beautiful swatches - you captured the glow in Marilyn perfectly!

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  2. This doesn't happen that often (at least, not as often as I wish it to :D ) but this time I'm not lemming. I HAVE IT!!!!! Yeahhhh :D
    It's always a pleasure to see how glorious Independence Day is. <3

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  3. How do you get such lovely pictures of holo inside a light box!? Mine always dulls holo! Independence Day is so so beautiful <3

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  4. Independence Day gives me life oh my god! SO pretty!

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  5. You have such beautiful photos! Great post as always!

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  6. Holy cow Independence Day is BEAUTIFUL! Your swatches are perfect, I want all the sparkly things! lol

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  7. Independence Day is freaking amazing!

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  8. Independence Day is insanely pretty! Love that sparkle. :)

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  9. Wow, super sparkly. OWM is a gorgeous red!

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  10. They're both stunners but that blue... My heart....

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  11. You really made me want Independence Day badly. And I mean badly to the point where I would do anything ;) ehehhe
    Your gorgeous nails make everything seem sooo awesome!

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  12. I love love love Independence Day! Beautiful swatches. :)

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  13. Oooh Obsessed With Marilyn has been on my wishlist for awhile now, and I remember why! So gorgeous, and your swatches are perfection!

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  14. You really captured the wow of the polishes! The holo just dances across your photos. Beautiful!

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  15. Enough with these gorgeous polishes! Now I'm sad that I don't have Independence Day ;-) It is so so stunning! And your swatches are amazing as always!

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  16. I love Independence Day! I'm a sucker for blues!

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  17. MyBeautyJunction28 February, 2015 16:22

    Independence Day is a beauty! Bummer that it dries dull, though topcoat can easily cure that. Would love to see it in a stamping mani on this blog in future!

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  18. Oh sweet moses, I need Independence Day!

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  19. HOLO FRACK! These are to die for. I'm droooooling....

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  20. These are both lovely, but I'm really drooling over Independence Day!

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  21. Beautiful swatches, holos definitely are your strong point! I'm like you, can't decide which one I love the most. I placed my first order for some Colors by Llarowe beauties this weekend, I'm so excited!

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  22. It's really really pretty, even better in real life! Thanks girl.

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  23. Yaaay, only drooling and no need to spend money :D but yeah, you couldn't have lived without Independence Day.

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  24. I don't use a lightbox :D maybe that's the trick? I have a led light directly pointed at my nails.

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  25. When you're putting it on, it dries quite dull.. Then you put TC over it and BAM instant beauty. Thanks Em <3

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  26. Thanks so much Lucie, means a lot coming from you!

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  27. Thanks so much Paulina! I think it's even prettier in real life, more sparkles!

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  28. Haha us girls need ALL the sparkly things all the time :D

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  29. Right?! I need to do some stamping over it for sure.

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  30. I definitely love the deep dark shade of red in OWM!

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  31. Thank you Mina! While I was painting on Independence Day I was slightly dissapointed - it dried down so dull. But after topcoat, WOAH!

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  32. Haha sorry Kerry! Aren't they perfect? Independence Day is a true beauty, the sparkle is insane.

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  33. If you love blues this is a must have!

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  34. It's not like I normally wear my manis without topcoat, so it isn't a true issue for me. But yeah, I was surprised at first!

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  35. Thanks Roselynn! Which shades did you get?

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